Activities – Garden Route

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Activities – Garden Route2018-12-11T11:35:53+02:00

Great White Sharks have always fascinated humans for various reasons.  We don’t know if it is their imposing size or graceful beauty which is perfectly adapted to their environment as they patrol our oceans.  Their powerful predatory behavior instills pure fear in our hearts yet we cannot resist the mysteries surrounding this spectacular shark that beckons us to come closer.  If you are one of those who would like to come closer to experience the Great White Shark in its natural environment, then this is for you.

Situated at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo, The Cango Caves.  The Cango Caves is situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well know Swartberg Mountains where you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.  The caves offer a choice of Heritage and Adventure Tours.  All the tours are guided by experienced Cave Guides.

Ostriches are the largest birds in the world, and at Highgate Ostrich Farm you can get up close and personal. You will have a truly hands-on experience with these fantastic birds.  Ostriches have the most beautiful feathers and eyes.  Enjoy a tour that will take you through the main yard and the farmlands.  In the main yard, you will be shown different ostrich feathers, the incubators and how they work, gizzard stones, and you can feed the ostriches yourself!  The farmlands are where you will be shown the anatomy of an ostrich and visit the breeding pairs nest.

Get close and personal with the earth’s largest living land mammals. The Knysna Elephant Park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get close to these magnificent creatures. The well-informed, friendly guides will teach you all about the sad and mystical Knysna elephants.  Guests are transported to the elephants on a tractor-trailer where they can touch, feed and take photographs. Buckets of fresh fruit and vegetables are available for purchase so that guests can feed the elephants and ensure the best possible interaction. There are no barriers or fences to spoil the close encounter. Guests are then transported back to a unique elephant curios shop and the quaint restaurant.

Not only is it a nature reserve but it is also a national monument and a World Heritage Site.  Rocks from this region date back 120 million years to the break-up of Gondwanaland and evidence of middle and later Stone Age inhabitation was found in a few of the caves.  The highlights of a visit to the reserve is spotting the rare blue duiker, walking along one of the seven climbing-falling dunes on the Cape coastline, and views of the highest navigational light on the South African coastline at the Cape Seal Lighthouse. It is a nice enjoyable scenic walk.

– 216m – The view from Africa’s highest bridge captures all the majesty and tranquillity of the Bloukrans River Valley.  Recognised as the “highest bungee from a bridge” in the world, Bloukrans Bungy uses pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible.  Jumpers are secured in a full-body harness combined with an ankle connection.  The bungee jump takes place from the top of the arch of Africa’s biggest bridge. To get out to the jump point we send you out on a zipline, from the bank to the arch.  From there, it’s time for your bungee jump

This exclusive retreat is a bird lover’s paradise, as more than 100 hundred bird species have been spotted by the local bird society.  The camp also has more than 800 wild African animals which include Rhino, Lion, Buffalo and many antelope, bush pigs and the resident leopard.   There are also a wide variety of smaller animals at the game farm.  Both the game drive and the horse safaris are affordable and will take approximately two hours. Children can also take part in these activities, as there will be a team of well-trained guides accompanying all trips.

Need an adrenaline fix, this will do it.  As you enter the forest, you’ll encounter Hard Pear trees, Giant Yellow Woods, beautiful Tree Ferns hundreds of years old and other interesting Forest Flora. Stand beside a colossal Outeniqua Yellowwood and feel like a dwarf against this spectacular giant.  The tour starts with a safety briefing followed up by a kitting session.  The walk through the trees consists of 10 Platforms and 10 slides.   The scenery and bird life are magnificent.  Experienced guides will pass on details about the forest.

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