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3 Night Wild Coast Tour
27 Dec 2015
 
     

Explore the traditions and customs of the local Xhosa people and learn more about the astonishingly uplifting life of Nelson Mandela and his home at Qunu. Encounter the exquisite beauty of the Wild Coast: the Wild Coast tour goes to Mvezo - Mandela's birthplace, where his grandson, Mandla Mandela, now rules as chief of the village; Coffee Bay - said to be the "most beautiful" village along the Wild Coast, with it's extravagant beach and phenomenal forestry; and Hole in the Wall - a natural geological occurrence that has turned into a great tourist attraction - among many other places...

(GPS coordinates: -33.966, 25.626 )

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/3-night-wild-coast-tour

3 Day Weekend Safari & Bungee Garden Route Tour
26 Dec 2015
 
     

This 3 day Garden Route adventure tour departs from Cape Town every Friday. It is the ideal way to see and experience the entire Garden Route and Klein Karoo in just three days. You will get the chance to meet like-minded travellers while enjoying the many activities and scenic beauty that the Garden Route has to offer. Day 1: Overberg, Garden Route, Myoli Beach and Sedgefield; Day 2: Garden Route, Knysna, Tsitsikamma; Day 3: Little Karoo, Oudtshoorn, returning to Cape Town via Route 62...

(GPS coordinates: -33.903761, 18.407715)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/3-day-weekend-safari-bungee-garden-rou...

Knysna Oyster Tour In Knysna
23 Dec 2015
 
     

Learn all there is to know about one of the world's most loved delicacies and taste the difference between wild and cultivated oysters, all while cruising the lagoon to the Knysna Heads and surrounds. Ask questions, take photos and excite your taste buds - all aboard the ‘Oyster Boat’. The cruise includes a glass of local white wine and oysters for tasting. Extra oysters are available on pre-order to enjoy on the boat, or may be enjoyed back at Quay Four Restaurant once the boat has docked. Cruises depart  at 3pm daily in summer from the jetty in front of Quay Four Restaurant on Thesen Island...

(GPS coordinates: -34.048844, 23.047012)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/knysna-oyster-tour

Whale Crier Walking Tour
17 Dec 2015
 
     

There is simply no better way to explore the coast line in search for whales than in the company of the world famous Hermanus Whale Crier. The walk is one hour in duration, but longer walks with other whale experts can be arranged. The tours depart from the information kiosk on Market Square. Please arrive five minutes before the tour departs. From here, the Whale Crier will use his skills and years of knowledge to guide you along the stunning cliff paths searching for these majestic animals...

(GPS coordinates: -34.42002, 19.2431)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/whale-crier-walking-tour

Cape Point Cruise
11 Dec 2015
 
     

Described by Sir Francis Drake as the finest cape in the circumference of the world, you’ll no doubt agree after this trip. You depart from Simon’s Town and the first stop is at Boulders penguin sanctuary to view the African penguins from the seaward side. Next, you visit a small cape fur seal colony at Partridge Point and then move on to exploring the cliffs and caves of Cape Point. The final climax is when you "round" Cape Point to enjoy the spectacular mountain and ocean views. The return trip heads back to Simon's Town on an offshore route with the hope of encountering dolphins or whales along the way...

(GPS coordinates: -34.192917, 18.43229)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/cape-point-cruise

Start Sailing Adventure
6 Dec 2015
 
     

Enjoy the thrill of beating the wind through the Knysna Lagoon or at sea aboard a keel yacht. Learn basic sailing skills, tie various knots, assist in steering the yacht, handle and trim the sails and learn about basic sailing skills. This introductory session is the ideal way to establish if you are ready to pursue a deck-hand, full day-skipper or coastal-skipper training certificate. After a briefing/training session, you will proceed to the Knysna Yacht Club (KYC) and board your ocean-sailing yacht for an experience of a lifetime...

(GPS coordinates: -34.048673, 23.047497)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/start-sailing-adventure

Stellenbosch Bike Rentals
3 Dec 2015
 
     

Stellenbosch Bike Rentals rents out front-suspension mountain bikes by the day. During the week, bookings are done online only. For weekends, you can e-mail [email protected] to make arrangements for bicycle rental. Bike rental includes helmets, locks and puncture-repair kits...

(GPS coordinates: -33.939477, 18.854542)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/stellenbosch-bike-rentals

Bloukrans Bungee Tour
28 Nov 2015
 
     

Start the day off with a stroll through the indigenous Tsitsikamma Rain Forest to view the majestic world-renowned "Big Tree", estimated to be between 600 - 800 years old, 40 metres tall, and with a trunk circumference of 9 meters. Then, after this tranquil interlude, test your might by "throwing" yourself off the Bloukrans bridge, the world's highest commercial bridge, standing over 210 metres above the Bloukrans River in the Western Cape...

(GPS coordinates: -33.9664, 23.6589)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/bloukrans-bungee-tour

SA Sailing Day Skipper Course
22 Nov 2015
 
     

This course covers an intense day-skipper curriculum. It includes comprehensive chart work, navigation, competent-crew and day skipper training as well as up to 200 nautical miles of practical sailing, pilotage and navigation around the Knysna area over 9 days in preparation for the SA Sailing examination. Upon successful completion, you will receive your SA Sailing Day Skipper Course Completion Certificate and in conjunction with a VHF radio license, and an eye test, students may apply for the SAS Day Skipper’s licence from South African Sailing...

(GPS coordinates: -34.048673, 23.047497)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/sa-sailing-day-skipper-course

Mountain Biking Tours
21 Nov 2015
 
     

Your AWOL mountain biking guide will meet you at your hotel early in the morning and bikers will leave for the start of the trails by vehicle. Bikers have an option to choose from easy short rides in Deer Park to strenuous climbs and single track in Tokai Forest. Various mountain-biking options are available, including Tokai Forest, Silvermine Nature Reserve, Table Mountain or Stellenbosch Jonkershoek. Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle,  a DEAT qualified tour guide with relevant mountain biking experience, a mountain bike with front suspension and helmets, snacks and water as well as entrance fees are provided...

(GPS coordinates: -33.946101, 18.436726)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/mountain-biking-tours

Winelands Meander Stellenbosch & Franschhoek
16 Nov 2015
 
     

You are met at your accommodation in Cape Town for a transfer to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch or Paarl, where the cycling starts. After a picnic lunch with a glass of award-winning wine, you visit the farm cellars and three or four wine estates for unlimited tastings. After the wine tastings, you travel to Stellenbosch, which is home to the oldest wine route in the Cape. A visit to the Stellenbosch Village Museum gives insight to the earliest Cape Dutch inhabitants. Before returning to Cape Town, you can either continue wine-tasting or visit a raptor rehabilitation centre...

(GPS coordinates: -33.903761, 18.407715)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/winelands-meander-stellenbosch-fransch...

Karoo Kaleidoscope Tour
13 Nov 2015
 
     

From old to classic, visit Graaff-Reinet, Nieu Bethesda and Cradock - all historic and iconic towns of the Karoo hinterland, which is an area of open rangelands, granite mountains and rich stories. Inclusive of transport, tour guide, breakfast and 3-star accommodation, a comprehensive 3 night itinerary is finalised on booking and is tailored to clients’ specific interests...

(GPS coordinates: -33.966, 25.626)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/karoo-kaleidoscope-tour

Sani Top Overnight Tour
4 Nov 2015
 
     

This two-day tour departs from the Sani Pass Tours office in Underberg at 9.30am and takes about two-and-a-half hours to reach the summit, climbing a grand 2874 meters above sea level and stopping at breathtaking view sites along the way. Once at the top, you will visit a Basotho Village, where an experienced mountain guide will educate you on the lifestyle and traditions of the hardy mountain people. Should you wish to go horse riding or go on a guided walk in the mountains in the afternoon or on the following morning, Sani Mountain Lodge, your overnight stop, will make all the necessary arrangements…

(GPS coordinates: -29.79263, 29.49492)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/sani-top-overnight-tour

Mokhotlong Day Tour
29 Oct 2015
 
     

The Mokhotlong Day Tour takes you about 60 kilometres into Lesotho in one day. This tour runs only with a minimum of four people. You’ll depart from the Sani Pass Tours office at 7am (or collection en-route, if applicable) in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, in which you’ll head up Sani Pass, stopping at breathtaking view sites along the way. Once you reach the summit, you’ll stop for tea at Sani Mountain Lodge (the highest pub in Africa) before heading up Black Mountain for a short walk to view Thabana Ntlenyana (the highest peak in Southern Africa). You then head down through the beautiful Sehonghong Valley into the remote trading town of Mokhotlong...

(GPS coordinates: -29.79263, 29.49492

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/mokhotlong-day-tour

Segway Spier Sunset & Vineyard Tours
28 Oct 2015
 
     

Tour the vineyards of the Spier Estate at sunset on a Segway PT (personal transporter). Gliding thorough the estate on one these self-balancing electric vehicles has to be the coolest way to see the estate! This tour includes the Protea Garden and the vineyards on the estate, while enjoying the incredible sunset views over the Stellenbosch Mountain Range and Table Mountain in the distance. Training is included in the duration of the tours. Further options include the Wine Farm & Vineyards Tour and the shorter one-hour Wine Farm Tour which still provides magnificent views of the Stellenbosch Mountain Range and Table Mountain…

(GPS coordinates: -33.974368, 18.782468)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/segway-spier-sunset-vineyard-tours

Quad Bike Trails Hermanus
27 Oct 2015
 
     

Wedged between the Overberg Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Hermanus is a picturesque town second to none, and its forests and fynbos covered mountain slopes beg to be explored. A quad bike ride will allow you to explore a large amount of this diversity in a short span of time, and tickle your sense of adventure at the same time. The one-and-a-half-hour route takes you through the Hamilton Russell and Southern Right winery vineyards, and into the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. The half-way point is at a view point that offers incredible vistas of the landscape and the bay below, and in season you can watch the whales frolicking in the ocean...

(GPS coordinates: -34.398172, 19.215215)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/quad-bike-trails-hermanus

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