Beyond Cape Town

Discovering the beauty of the Cape

Head beyond Cape Town and a world of memorable experiences and places is yours to discover – within an hour you can be in the stunning Cape Wine lands – let us recommend some great vineyard experiences.

Head North and discover the less explored part of the Western Cape with moving tales of Bushman culture brought to life by fantastic rock paintings.

Head East along the “garden route” to discover the natural beauty of the area complimented with beautiful Cape Dutch architecture while enjoying both land and water based activities.

Travel a little further and sample some of the worlds great wildlife viewing let us tell you about some of our favourite Southern Africa experiences but also give you the chance to make your own life time memories.

Along the garden route

Starting about 275 kms east of Cape Town, The Garden Route includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world stretching some 200 kms between the towns of Heidelberg and Storm’s River.

The region provides a stirring study in contrasts. The delightful town of George, known as “The Gateway to the Garden Route”, graces a coastal plateau in a fertile area of lush greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Oudtshoorn, “Capital of the Klein Karoo”, is set in a semi-arid valley, providing the ideal habitat for ostriches which are farmed here on a grand scale. Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wild flowers delight the eye. At the eastern end The Tsitsikamma National Park, perched on a tumultuous Indian Ocean shore is one of South Africa’s most dramatic protected areas, combining marine and land attractions. Its indigenous forests are a haven for birdlife.

In the winelands & hermanus

The famous Winelands region is an area of spectacular beauty, rugged mountains, fertile valleys, scenic mountain passes, historical monuments and of course acres upon acres of lush vineyards and world-famous wine estates.

A 45-minute drive from Cape Town, the Winelands is easily accessible as a day excursion, but a stay in this region is highly recommended.

In contrast, the seaside town of Hermanus on Walker Bay has become the whale watching capital of South Africa and the once quaint fishing village is a thriving town with an active artistic community and a fascinating cafe culture. Adrenaline addicts may be tempted by the ultimate thrill of Great White shark viewing from within a reinforced steel cage dropped into the teeming shark-infested waters!

Hermanus is in easy driving distance of Cape Town.

On safari

At the eastern fringes of the spectacular Garden Route beyond the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth there lies a diverse collection of private game reserves offering a comprehensive wildlife experience ideal for a first time safari. We are also able to arrange safaris to Kruger and Madikwe in South Africa and to neighbouring Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe & Zambia.

Beyond The Cape –  the Indian Ocean

What better way to round off a memorable holiday than to spend days lazing beside the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. South Africa is a natural hub from which to travel onwards to tropical hotspots like the wonderful island of Mauritius or perhaps search out remoter “bare foot” retreats off the coast of Mozambique.