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Beetleloop Guest House
23 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated on the fringes of a nature reserve in Nelspruit, the owner-run Beetleloop Guest House accommodates guests in individually decorated, African-style rooms, and is a tranquil venue to unwind and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. In this beautiful natural setting, the guest house offers superb attention to detail and warm, friendly service. Children will be entertained by a jungle gym, while adults will enjoy the sophisticated but homely accommodation...

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

(GPS coordinates: -25.499366, 30.990449)

Kamberg Nature Reserve
22 Nov 2015
 
     

Kamberg nestles in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Its central position is ideal for visits to many other well-known Berg areas, from Lotheni to Giants Castle. Kamberg is a delightful spot in its own right, with three attractive picnic sites near the river and trout dams which provide a relaxing alternative to the scenic attractions of the many well-maintained walks in the area. These self-guided trails from the camp take visitors into the surrounding areas of the 'Little Berg' as well as along the Mooi River...

(GPS coordinates: -29.387822, 29.666862)

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

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

Xanadu Guest Villa
22 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated in the scenic haven of Wilderness, Xanadu Guest Villa offers a pampered beachfront experience for discerning guests looking for the ultimate in luxury Garden Route accommodation. Guests at Xanadu can enjoy exquisitely opulent accommodation on the shores of the unspoilt Wilderness beach. Most of the rooms have floor-to-ceilings windows which merge the seaside scenery with the indoor luxury...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/xanadu-guest-villa

(GPS coordinates: -33.996132, 22.590346)

Akkerendam Nature Reserve
21 Nov 2015
 
     

This small nature reserve spreads across the curving slopes of the Hantam Mountains on the northern outskirts of Calvinia in the Namaqualand region. The mountains themselves rise steeply from the plains to form a flat-topped ridge held aloft by the curving buttresses of the southern flank. It’s great for walking, jogging, or driving around and has far-reaching views across Calvinia and the surrounding countryside. You can get close to habituated springbok and, in the rainy season, streams trickle past lichen-covered rocks...

(GPS coordinates: -31.4341, 19.7711)

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

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

Orange River White-eye
21 Nov 2015
 
     

Young Orange River White-eyes perch in a thorn tree waiting for their parents to return with food. These birds are endemic, like the Cape White-eyes they were once thought to be. These white-eyes tend to prefer woodland and thicket habitats in the Karoo, semi-arid grasslands, and Namibian coastal scrub. This species regularly wanders down the Cape West Coast where its range overlaps with its Cape relation.

Highlands Country House
21 Nov 2015
 
     

KenilworthDesigned by renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker, this grand colonial mansion offers immense luxury and beautiful views of the landscaped gardens and Table Mountain. Offering exceptional service and accommodation of the highest standard, the guest house is able to meet the needs of the most discerning traveller. Amongst other highly personalised services, chefs are on hand to prepare tailored meals for most special occasions, to be enjoyed in one of several magnificent settings. High levels of privacy in most of the rooms make the boutique hotel a wonderful honeymoon destination...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/highlands-country-house

(GPS coordinates: -33.996995, 18.463192)

Mpofu Nature Reserve
20 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated approximately 25 km northwest of Fort Beaufort and 20 km west of Balfour, the Mpofu Nature Reserve lies on the escarpment and lower valleys of the Katberg Mountains and covers 7 500 ha, with altitudes varying from 550m to 1 384m. The steep terrain and varied rainfall of the reserve provide a rich and diverse habitat which supports an amazing variety of animal and plant communities. Mpofu offers the tourist the choice of four different accommodations...

(GPS coordinates: -32.603537, 26.560779)

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

Bokspruit, Upper Beats
20 Nov 2015
 
     

The Bokspruit rises on the summit of the southern Drakensberg at 2800 m above sea level in open grassland country where it flows a twisting, low gradient course for upwards of 14 kilometres before tumbling down a series of waterfalls to eventually reach the more pastoral, slower flowing stretches most typical of this prime river. At the source the river is crystalline with a resinous, agate-like look to the riverbed and its brightly coloured rainbow trout are plentiful and will rise to flies opportunistically all day. This is perfect dry fly water for fish up to 12 to 14 inches...

(GPS coordinates: -30.972081, 28.001608)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/fly-fishing/bokspruit-upper-beats

Go!Kruger Lodge
20 Nov 2015
 
     

Occupying a magical setting in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit, Go!Kruger Lodge accommodates guests in ten thatched chalets, and combines game viewing adventures with relaxation and rustic comfort. Nestled in a lovely wooded valley, the utterly romantic Go!Kruger Lodge offers tranquil seclusion and facilities such as a swimming pool, beautiful viewing deck, fire-lit outdoor boma and chalets tucked away along wooden walkways winding through the bushveld…

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/go-kruger-lodge

(GPS coordinates: -24.520304, 31.068980)

Kruger National Park (South and Central)
19 Nov 2015
 
     

If one jewel shines brighter than all the others in South Africa’s tourism crown, it is the Kruger National Park, which is now well over a century old.  The southern section of this two-million-hectare wildlife sanctuary falls in the province of Mpumalanga, stretching up from the southern boundary to a point just below the town of Phalaborwa. The two main rivers in the area, the Sabie and the Crocodile, support a fascinating ecology and a good percentage of the park’s animal life...

(GPS coordinates: -24.995705, 31.59668)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/kruger-national-park-south-and-central

Big 5 Day-Safari
19 Nov 2015
 
     

This day tour spends the morning in the magnificent Addo Elephant National Park and the afternoon and evening in a nearby privately owned game reserve. The Addo Elephant National Park offers some of the most spectacular elephant viewing in South Africa, while the afternoon visit extends the range of wlidlife you are likely to see to include white rhino, hippo, giraffe, lion, hyena, buffalo, kudu, zebra, warthogs, blue wildebeest, springbok, caracal, nyala and many more...

(GPS coordinates: -33.444164, 25.746192)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/animals-nature/big-5-day-safari

Browns Manor
19 Nov 2015
 
     

A stone’s throw from the mighty Orange River, Browns Manor is the first guest house travellers see when entering the Kalahari town of Upington from Johannesburg, and offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a range of tastefully-renovated rooms. Set in a lush tropical garden with a swimming pool, the manor is a stylish oasis in the heart of the arid Kalahari, and prides itself on providing warm Northern Cape hospitality and a family-friendly atmosphere. On request, breakfast can be enjoyed in the garden, next to the koi ponds...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/browns-manor

(GPS coordinates: -28.434570, 21.306645)

Imfolozi Game Reserve
18 Nov 2015
 
     

'Imfolozi' is the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, and the home of the White Rhino, where wilderness trails take visitors along mighty rivers wandering through thorn savannah inhabited by the big five of African legend. Proclaimed in 1895, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park is the oldest game reserve in Africa, covering some 96,000 ha with an immense diversity of fauna and flora. It was the exclusive hunting preserve of the Zulu kings who protected the area by proclaiming conservation laws long before any formal protection...

(GPS coordinates: -28.250508, 31.990133)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/imfolozi-game-reserve

Mooi River Fly Fishing
18 Nov 2015
 
     

Historically, the Mooi River is more synonymous with trout and their acclimatisation in South Africa than any other river in the country. It was in these waters that John Parker first introduced brown trout from ova shipped from the Solway Hatchery in Scotland to South Africa. In KwaZulu-Natal, it is also the river that has possibly the longest length of suitable habitat trout, where the trout have been self-sustaining since 1893...

(GPS coordinates: -29.378305, 29.672774)

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

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