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Twin Pools Lodge B&B
28 Nov 2015
 
     

Twin Pools Lodge is situated off the Curry’s Post Road in the heart of the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, and offers comfortable bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in three rooms and a cottage. The lodge is a great base from which to explore the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands and provides all the tranquillity needed to unwind from life’ stresses. Guests can swim and fish in the dam in front of the lodge, or go for scenic walks through the countryside. The Country Shoppe sells a range of charming titbits for guests to take home with them...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/twin-pools-lodge-bb

(GPS coordinates: -29.380552, 30.076190)

Pilanesberg National Park
27 Nov 2015
 
     

This 55 000-hectare park, just two hours drive from Pretoria, straddles the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter bushveld vegetation of the Lowveld. This explains the unique combination of mammals, birds and vegetation for which Pilanesberg is famous. The park is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo, making this one of the most accessible big five reserves in South Africa. Visitors to Pilanesberg can also see cheetah and sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, along with abundant antelope...

(GPS coordinates: -25.254633, 27.110138)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/pilanesberg-national-park

Private Half Day Camissa Tour
27 Nov 2015
 
     

Experience the townships and the surroundings of Cape Town at your own pace on a private tour. Tell the organisers your particular interests and they will design an appropriate experience to suit your needs. The tour includes private vehicle and a township resident driver guide, with pick-ups from accommodation establishments in the city centre and the Atlantic seaboard… 

(GPS coordinates: -33.903761, 18.407715)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/cultural/private-half-day-camissa-tour

Camelroc Guest Farm
27 Nov 2015
 
     

Camelroc Guest Farm offers country-style accommodation on a secluded property just outside Fouriesburg, and is a good base for day trips into the scenic Eastern Free State and the mountains of Lesotho. The rooms and chalets are set in tranquil surrounds and face a beautiful sandstone cliff. Guests can explore the spectacular scenery via a range of hiking, biking and 4x4 trails on the farm...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/camelroc-guest-farm

(GPS coordinates: -28.693176, 28.239530)

Mountain Zebra National Park
26 Nov 2015
 
     

Mountain Zebra National Park has been a sanctuary for the endangered mountain zebra since its proclamation in 1937. The park extends over more than 28 000 hectares of land and the current population of zebra in the park number in the hundreds. The grassy plains you encounter on entry of the park, gradually make way for the ridges of the Bankberg Mountains in the south, and both have a charm of their own. The plains usually abound with zebra, springbok and black wildebeest. If you were going to see one of the reserve's cheetahs, this is also where you will see them...

(GPS coordinates: -32.223875, 25.479183)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/mountain-zebra-national-park

The Witels River
26 Nov 2015
 
     

The Witels is a mysterious river that runs through the southwestern side of the Hex River Mountains and joins the Dwars River that comes in from Ceres side to form the Breede River in Mitchell’s Pass. It is not a CPS river but the entire upper section is controlled by the University of Cape Town (UCT) Mountain & Ski Club and no fishing is allowed. The lower reaches flow through Ceres Municipal property and a state permit and Western Cape fishing license are required to fish this area...

(GPS coordinates: -33.416946, 19.290757)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/fly-fishing/witels-river

Die Herehuis Guesthouse
26 Nov 2015
 
     

Offering a tranquil setting in midtown Beaufort West, Die Herehuis offers charming accommodation in luxurious rooms, and is perfectly situated between Johannesburg and Cape Town. This Victorian-style mansion has a romantic old-world style but features rooms that are appointed with all the modern creature comforts. The guest house offers superb dinners, while the highest quality Karoo lamb and beef sausages can be arranged for guests who want to make use of the braai facilities...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/die-herehuis-guesthouse

(GPS coordinates: -32.354187, 22.586010)

Beachwood Mangroves
25 Nov 2015
 
     

This reserve was proclaimed a National Monument in 1977. It is 76 ha in extent and consists of mangrove swamp forest and important estuarine habitat at the mouth of the Umgeni River in Durban. Plant and animal life in the mangrove forest can be viewed on a trail through this ecosystem. The southern area, near the Umgeni estuary, has an activities centre and a separate thatched gazebo which are available to educational groups and other interested parties. Booking is essential...

(GPS coordinates: -29.807424, 31.039354)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/beachwood-mangroves

4 Day Xstream Fishing Safari
25 Nov 2015
 
     

This trip covers a 35-kilometre stretch of the Orange River. Your fishing trip begins at Tutwa Manor House on the Southern Cross Game Reserve, just downstream of the Augrabies Falls National Park. You are accommodated in comfortable twin en-suite rooms on the reserve for your first night. The guides will do an informal briefing, followed by dinner in the boma around a campfire. The next three nights are spent camping along the banks of the river, moving daily to new waters. Boasting both smallmouth and largemouth yellowfish, along with catfish, carp, silvers, muddies, moggels and tilapia, this trip will get you hooked. On the final day, you will be collected from the take-out point in mid-morning and be transferred back to the reserve for hot showers and a farewell lunch...

(GPS coordinates: -28.696385, 19.511497)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/fly-fishing/4-day-xstream-fishing-safari

The Clarendon - Bantry Bay
25 Nov 2015
 
     

Set along the spectacular Cape Peninsula, this luxury guest house offers spacious, comprehensively equipped rooms and suites, along with a swimming pool, beautiful living areas and a good location close to Cape Town’s attractions. The Clarendon Bantry Bay mixes sophistication with an elegant seaside atmosphere, and is beautifully designed to make the most of the splendid views over the Atlantic Ocean. This is a venue which appeals to discerning modern travellers who appreciate complete comfort and tranquillity...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/clarendon-bantry-bay

(GPS coordinates: -33.928010, 18.379358)

Walker Bay Nature Reserve
24 Nov 2015
 
     

Walker Bay Nature Reserve lies on the south-western Cape coast, east of Hermanus. The reserve comprises five coastal areas lying between Hermanus and Die Dam, near Struisbaai. Walker Bay is the largest of these areas and has a coastline of 17 km featuring a long beach, Die Plaat, with white sands and rocky limestone outcrops to the east. In the north-west of the reserve lies the scenic Klein River lagoon, which has dense thickets of old milkwood trees along its banks...

(GPS coordinates: -34.626322, 19.438677)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/walker-bay-nature-reserve

Fynbos Trail
24 Nov 2015
 
     

The Fynbos trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. It can be undertaken as a fully guided and catered trail or as a self-guided, self-catered trail. The trail has a two- or three-night option and takes hikers along a beautiful stretch of coastal and mountain fynbos, remote forests and visits some fascinating environmental and social projects along the way. To really appreciate the trail we strongly recommended the guided/catered version on which you will treated to great local cuisine, expert guiding and wonderful hospitality (as well as a fynbos gift and a beautiful field guide to the flora of the region)...

(GPS coordinates: -34.529346, 19.491288)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/slackpacking/fynbos-trail

Springbok
24 Nov 2015
 
     

The icon of a leaping Springbok is almost synonymous with South Africa, due to its association with the country’s sport and transport logos. However, this nimble antelope is predominant in the Kalahari throughout Namibia and Botswana, and even into south-western Angola. Their arching jump is so distinctive that it even has unique words to describe it: ‘stotting’, from the Scots or Geordie word meaning ‘to bounce’; and ‘pronking’, an Afrikaans word which means prancing, showing off or strutting.

Serendipity Guest House
24 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated in idyllic surrounds along the Garden Route, Serendipity Guest House was born out of a passion for the environment, people and romance, and offers four meticulously designed guest rooms complemented by a range of activities. From its beautiful forest setting on the banks of the Touw River estuary, to luxury accommodation, the finest dining and fantastic service, Serendipity Guest House will exceed the expectations of the most discerning guests...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/serendipity-guest-house

(GPS coordinates: -33.992881, 22.592724)

Kloofendal Nature Reserve
23 Nov 2015
 
     

Kloofendal Nature reserve, a 110ha nature reserve in suburban Roodepoort is not only scenic but full of surprises. There’s Confidence Reef at Strubens Mine, which is the oldest gold mine in Johannesburg and dates back to 1884. Though the gold is gone, Kloofendal is still a treasure trove for hikers, birders and local families looking for a safe and pleasant place to picnic. Trails can be self-guided. You may book one of the walks organised by the Friends of Kloofendal or arrange your own group at a time of your choosing...

(GPS coordinates: -26.130975, 27.880747)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/kloofendal-nature-reserve

Bushmans River Fly Fishing
23 Nov 2015
 
     

The Bushmans River, set in a spectacular mountain environment and part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Park, rises high in the central region below the prominent buttress known as the “Sleeping Giant”. It is a perfect habitat for the self-sustaining brown trout population, descendants of the first seeding of the Loch Levern variety from Scotland that were introduced into this waterway in the 1890s. They are wild, small and seldom exceed 25 centimetres - as pretty as you will find anywhere...

(GPS coordinates: -29.218572, 29.556956)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/fly-fishing/bushmans-river-fly-fishing

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