As luminous clouds of dust swirl through the ancient landscape, a tortoise patiently wanders in search of succulent morsels; a lizard basks in the sun while gemsbok and red hartebeest share the arid plains with mongoose, orb-web spiders, skinks, and leggy toktokkies.
The exceptional natural beauty of the Maloti- Drakensberg Park is evident in its soaring basaltic buttresses, golden sandstone ramparts, rolling high altitude grasslands, steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges. The area has incredibly rich biodiversity including many endemic species. Garden Castle forms part of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park, South Africa’s first cultural and environmental World Heritage […]
The Kamberg Nature Reserve lies within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park in the foothills of the mountains, surrounded by trout dams, streams and open grassland – perfect for hiking and fishing. The park offers sightings of Southern Reedbuck, Oribi, Duiker and Eland and the Trout hatchery is an opportunity to see how trout are reared.
Immersion into wild Africa happens organically at Djuma, where guests don’t just view the wilderness at arm’s length but become an intrinsic part of it throughout their stay. Stare at the glittering night sky at the culturally unique Vuyatela, relax your senses in the lodges’ tranquil setting, or share good times with family and friends […]
The trails are laid out on the forestry estate, but most of the walking is through magnificent sub-tropical, indigenous forest, over craggy ravines and alongside cascading waterfalls, pristine mountains streams, river dams. The Magoebaskloof area is home to tropical weather, rivers and waterfalls and tons of activities for the whole family.
Sentinel Peak is a 11.7 kilometre lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bonjaneni, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.
Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. The region is home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa’s largest show cave system; an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge; and the Swartberg mountain range, which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site.
Waenhuiskrans Cave in Arniston is for the adventurous at heart. Accessible at low tide and with some crawling, but definitely worth it. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean.
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve boasts amazing hiking trails and waterfalls with spectacular views of the Helderberg Mountains. Located just outside Stellenbosch, you can always stop off for some wine tasting and visit a boutique market on your way home.