All Things To Do

Shopping in Dullstroom

For the ladies Dullstroom has 5 shopping nodes on the main road (R540) – ending at the Owl & Oak 9 km towards Lydenburg. Shops in town include the following: De Waal & African Loom: Master furniture makers. Wild ‘n Wooly: Mohair cotton throws & blankets, exclusive mahogany furniture and other country clothing. Trams: Antiques … Continue reading “Shopping in Dullstroom”

Gsnsbaai is a fishing town that rests along the shores of Pearly Beach and Walker Bay – shorelines dotted with secluded coves and home to diverse marine life. Watch whales from the cliffs at De Kelders or take a boat trip for close viewing, stroll along remote white beaches, and consider the controversial thrill of … Continue reading “Shark diving and more in Gansbaai – Overberg”

Shangaan Cultural Tours

Travel is always richer when you get the opportunity to find out about the daily lives of people who live in the area you’re visiting. If you’re in the mood for an authentic Shangaan experience, there are various tours available.

Robben Island

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom. Ferries depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, weather permitting, from Nelson Mandela … Continue reading “Robben Island”

Pilanesberg National Park

A visit to Pilanesberg, South Africa’s fourth largest national park, will be well worth your while. The park has more than 7,000 animals of 24 species and 300 bird species. This abundance of wild life proliferate an arrestingly diverse bushveld terrain, the perfect setting for a rewarding game drive. Accommodation in the park ranges from … Continue reading “Pilanesberg National Park”

Penguins @ Boulders Beach

Simon’s Town has stunning views in the most beautiful environment of the Cape Peninsula. In 1983 a pair of African penguins were spotted on Foxy Beach at Boulders and in 1985 they began to lay. Since then the colony has grown rapidly, increasing initially at about 60% a year. By 1997 there were 2350 adult … Continue reading “Penguins @ Boulders Beach”

Panorama Tour

This is one of the most scenic routes in the region, a must see for any visitor. The Panorama Route is well known for its cultural heritage and dramatic landscapes. Visit some of the amazing natural sites including Blyde River Canyon featuring God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. Explore Pilgrim’s Rest, where … Continue reading “Panorama Tour”

Paarl

The picturesque town of Paarl is cradled between Paarl Mountain with its magnificent 50 million year old granite boulders and towering Du Toitskloof Mountain range which signals the perfect time to enjoy sundowners by blushing. The balmy summers call for outside entertaining: a light lunch in the shade, glasses of chilled wine. Restaurants offer culinary … Continue reading “Paarl”

Mountain Biking

The Harkerville Cycle Route is the most popular. Permits and maps for this trail are available at the “Garden of Eden” which is situated approximately 17 km from Plettenberg Bay on the N2 to Knysna, or from Thesen Island office. There are various circular trails, which range from easy to difficult, and guided biking trails … Continue reading “Mountain Biking”

Montagu

The weather is perfect: far enough south to escape the heat of the Karoo, with long sun-filled days & balmy nights. It is the ideal time of year to concentrate on all the outdoor activities that are on offer in our wonderful area. You can swim in the hot springs, there are many rock faces … Continue reading “Montagu”