Walking is one of the best ways of getting close to nature in the Western Cape. If walking is high on your agenda and you also enjoy quality leisure time, book yourself a luxury getaway in Western Cape where scenic walks and trails are par for the course.
Cecilia Stream is a great option for a leg stretch on a summer’s day in Cape Town. It’s very serene, mostly shaded and it’s a walk that soothes and energizes all at the same time. It’s also great for children – there are tadpoles to marvel at in the stream! Perhaps even fairies …
If your idea of a great holiday is to get out in nature and actively experience the wonders of the natural world, a stay at Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal will keep you on your toes. Here, you get the best of many worlds – the bush, the beach, the forests and the wetlands – … Continue reading “A Nature Holiday on the Land Rover, the Boat & the Bike: Rad Adventures at Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal”
Southern Right Whales flock to the bays of De Hoop Nature Reserve to nurture their young. Bontebok – an endangered species – graze De Hoop’s lands in surprisingly large numbers. Eland and Cape Mountain Zebra are at home in the reserve too, along with ostriches, the scurrying yellow mongoose, a variety of other mammals and a large array … Continue reading “Get Nurtured in Nature at Dazzling De Hoop”
World Heritage Site status is probably enough of a reason to go and visit this 36 000 hectare utopia, but let’s also name a few of De Hoop’s specific drawcards:
The West Coast National Park is a place of exceptional beauty. Rugged, rock-studded shorelines, snow-white dunes, the turquoise waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, lots of coastal fynbos and densely-woven carpets of pretty flowers in springtime – the park has an abundance of scenery, and is home to scores of birds and animals.
Travel north from Cape Town and over the Piekenierskloof pass and you descend into a world that has a raw, awe-inspiring beauty. Purple-hued mountain peaks lean towards fruit-laden valleys sweet with the smell of orange blossom in spring. The rugged Cederberg Mountains are famous for their amazing rock formations, San rock paintings and spectacular flowers … Continue reading “The Cederberg: A Region that Really Rocks!”
Staying in Cape Town? And wanting to get out on the mountain without making a marathon effort? Here’s a wonderful walk that will bring you all the beauty of the Silvermine Nature Reserve (part of the Table Mountain National Park) without causing undue wear and tear.