Trips & Activities
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Golf. A selection of 12 world class Golf courses to choose from all within 1 hrs drive, including short courses and coaching schools. Fancourts’ Montagu and Outeniqua Golf courses plus the Links Golf course, voted no 1 course in S.A. which holds one of Erni Els favourite holes, no 16. Ou Baai Golf Course, attached to the Hyatt Hotel, has another of Erni Els favourite holes which is the 17th Hole. George Golf course, in the top 10 courses of S.A. Kingswood Golf Course, all within 10 minutes drive. Pinnical Point, voted one of the most scenic in the world is a 30 mins drive. Purchase a golfing passport. Play George, Fancourt Monteniqua and Outeniqua, Ou Baai and Kingswood plus other local courses ask for a quote on reduced rates.
Safari Game viewing and Elephant Ride with Picnic Experience close encounters with rhinoceros, lions, buffalo, giraffe, rare black impala and many more, in an exhilarating 3 hour guided Safari game drive. Cost R395.00 –R550.00
Outeniqua Transport MuseumA collection of vintage cars, steam trains and railway carriages. followed by
Botanical Gardens. A fine collection of Cape fynbos, Proteas and succulents.
Outeniqua Farm Tours. Visit Redberry Strawberry Farm, pick your own strawberries, then relax at the tea shop with home made Scones, Strawberry Jam and Cream. Their latest addition is a maze and a miniture railway, great fun for all the family. Visit a dairy farm where 900 cows are milked by carousel. www.outeniqua-hop-route.co.za
Outeniqua Hop Route A tourism route that starts from Herold’s Bay working its way over the Outeniqua Mountain, to the village of Herold and the little green gem called Waboomskraal. Both Herald and Waboomskraal are home to hops growing, the necessary ingredient for the brewing of beer. you can spend the day at Herold’s Bay lapping up the sun, sea and sand and wine and dine at the local restaurant with its spectacular views. Do some whale and dolphin watching or walk along the beach and nearby fynbos trails.Take time out for a leisurely trip over the old Montagu Pass and enjoy the flora and fauna en route to the little village of Herold. Once there you will find Herold Wine Farm nestled behind the Agfunst Hop farm under Cradock peak. Guided tours of the farm are available to see the grape vines growing on the craggy mountain slopes and then stop to taste their specialty wines. Herold Wines is a boutique wine farm that has received much acclaim and several awards for their superb wines.
Garden Route Gardens, George.George Gardens, private gardens on show once a year and some are open by appointment throughout the year. Also listed is accommodation where gardens are a strong feature. For more info visit the web site www.garderoutegardens.co.za
Visit Ostrich Farms in Oudtshoorn Enjoy a close encounter with Ostriches, stand on an Ostrich Egg, Ride an Ostrich and at the right time of the year you can see the eggs hatching. Learn the history of Ostrich farming and the beautiful feather palaces. Approx 40 mins drive.
Cango Wildlife Park, Oudtshoorn Tucked away in the Little Karoo you will find a place offering sanctuary to a number of endangered species such as cheetah and Bengal tiger. No visit to Oudtshoorn is complete without having visited the Cango Wildlife Ranch, the conservation heart of the Little Karoo. R145.00 adults, Children R90.00.
Cango Caves 29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo – the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Standard (easy) or Adventure Tours. All tours are lead by experienced, knowledgeable and accredited Caves Guides. All tours are offered in English but Afrikaans, German, French and other language guide may be available (please check guide availability when making reservations). R66.00 adults Children R43.00
Wilderness Take a leisurely drive from George on the Old Knysna road, which meanders through part of the Forest where you may very well come across a family of Vervet Monkeys, buck or a leopard on the side of the road. The old road takes you over two small rivers. Here you can get out and dip your toes into the brown water, nick named Pepsi water, this is from the roots of the vegetation and fynbos. Carry on to Wilderness Heights and visit The Map Of Africa, a lookout point where you can see the coast stretched out before you, along with the Lakes, mountains and forests. From here you can either go down to walk on the beach, a boardwalk walk alongside the lake, and do some bird spotting, or go into the National Park where you can hire a canoe, fish, or go for a swim in the warm dark water of the river. Forrest and beach Walks can be booked from 1 hour – 5 days. From R300.00
Farmers Market on Saturday Visit the Farmers Market on Saturday 8.00 – 2.00 p.m. Here you can sample local food from the many food stalls, buy fresh home made bread, local vegetables, cheese, hand made chocolates, and arts and crafts. 10 mins drive
Knysna For a unique cruise and dining experience – with a modern, hip and trendy twist – The Paddle Cruiser offers both lunch time (12h30 departure) and evening (18h15 departure) cruises. This is the only paddle-driven vessel in South Africa and is a unique dining venue in Knysna. Turn your evening meal into a special occasion – depart at sunset, cruise to the famous Knysna Heads at twilight and return under the stars and twinkling lights of the town. The Paddle Cruiser offers delicious meals, enjoyed at lunch time during a well-deserved midday break or at the end of the day during a magical sunset cruise. It is the ideal opportunity to unwind and enjoy a cocktail, locally brewed beer or a fine wine from an award-winning selection, while savouring fresh Knysna oysters. Lunch time cruises offer a Tapas Mediterranean a la carte selection while a 3-course Mediterranean buffet is available in the evening, with matching 5 star service guaranteed. The Paddle Cruiser has been graded as a 4 star restaurant by the SA Tourism Grading Council – the only floating restaurant in South Africa with this grading! Either after or before your cruise you can drive up to the heads for another magnificent view of the ocean, lagoon and mountains. 1 Hr Drive.
Plettenberg BayA day out exploring the town, eat sea food overlooking one of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches visit one of the many craft shops along the route. 1hr 20 mins drive.
The Craggs Visit the following: Wild Cat Experience, a guided tour of indigenous wild cats of South Africa, Leopard, Caracal, Serval, African Wild Cats and walk with a Cheetahs. From .Monkeyland, which has as one of its aims to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony. Birds of Eden. The unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. Another feature is its amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors. The sanctuary’s dome incorporates the ability to synthesise thunder and create short spells of rain from an irrigation system in the dome structure. Roofed viewpoints within the gorge have been erected for use during these brief rain storms. Elephant Sanctuary. The Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe-haven for our elephants and offers a platform for guest education and interaction. We offer guest and elephant driven programs where the most important part of our operation is happy elephants and satisfied guests. Our programs offer one of a kind elephant interaction and are unique to the Elephant Sanctuary. All our elephants are rescued African elephants and we have gained their trust through our unique reward based training. Elephants are highly intelligent and delightful and you will discover a different character, personality and temperament within each one.
Tsitsikamma Canopy TourA unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforestThe first of its kind in Africa, the canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor…Most platforms are located in giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees. The scenery and bird life is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the 2½ to 3 hours. R450.00
Whale Watching Welcome to our world, a world dedicated to the observation and conservation of whales and dolphins. As an environmentally conscious eco-marine business, we are rated by Europe magazine, as one of the top 25 worldwide. Ocean Safaris is unique in that we provide support to the Centre for Dolphin Studies via proceeds from our boats trips, ensuring the ongoing research and information sharing from the only accredited research institute of its kind here in South Africa. It’s coast to coast whale and dolphin legally licensed close encounters with Ocean Safaris. Come and join us as we Observe & Conserve… R300.00 – R500.00
Prins Albert, Via Meiringsport and the Swartberg Pass Visit the charming Karoo Village of Prins Albert with its dessert gardens, local food and Victorian and Cape Dutch cottages. This is a wonderful day out with stunning scenery.
White Shark Diving & Viewing. If you are one of those wanting to come just a little bit closer to experience the White Shark in its natural environment above or under water, This is for you! R1,300.00, including meals, refreshments, equipment and certificate.Most of the activities can be booked through us.