Located just 20 minutes from the city centre and en route to the Cape West Coast you will find this beach easily. Dolphin Beach is a hive of activity as it has perfect conditions for wind and kite surfing, but if you’re planning on getting into the water please note that there are no lifeguards on […]
Rietvlei nature reserve is open to private vehicles and offers superb sightings of the wildlife of the South African highveld. There are birds hiding all over the area and an area set aside for picnics at Marais Dam upstream from Rietvlei Dam and there are day and overnight hiking trails as well as horse trails (all […]
The essence of the Biedouw Valley is captured just after the rains when it becomes endowed with an array of spring flowers that capture the imagination of many a visitor here. Local farmers restrict their herds from grazing in the valley during the flower season to assist this glory. Yellow-and-white nemesias nestle alongside blue heliophilas, […]
Lesedi Cultural Village is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors.
Whilst for most of the year Namaqualand is a semi-desert, July to September sees a burst of colour after the rains resulting in literally millions of flowers that literally transform the landscape of the Namaqua National Park into a show that easily rivals the natural wonders on Earth. Namaqualand is an area of striking contrasts […]
Nowhere else in the world is there a marina quite like our Royal Alfred Marina. It’s surely the gem of the Eastern Cape’s wonderful Sunshine Coast. They can go out to sea or more than 20km up the beautiful Kowie River. There are boats and barges of all shapes and sizes – and some have […]
Set in the Karoo Midlands, the Baviaans area features majestic mountains rising from rolling plains, with lush green valleys providing stark contrast. With stunning sunsets and clear, starry nights, the Baviaans offers a taste of life at its unspoilt best. The Baviaans is the ultimate destination to experience the best nature has to offer in […]
Three picturesque fishing villages, a rugged coastline, sand dunes as far as the eye can see, a tidal river, protected fynbos, wetlands and a visit to South Africa’s only privately owned working harbour. These are some of the ingredients that make up the Chokka Trail, a 62km slackpack hiking holiday between Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape […]
Take it slow, fantastic views, and a dream for botanists, where the flowers change with the differing altitudes. The pass narrows down as you progress and get higher up the mountain. Great for a day’s outing from any point in the Garden Route between Mossell Bay and Knysna.
In Nature’s Valley lies a small village, a little hamlet of 50 houses, permanently occupied by its residents who have managed to minimise any development that might spoil the area. The village lies virtually at the mouth of the Groot River at the bottom of the Groot River pass on a lagoon, and one speculates […]