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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

Rutland Lodge
13 Nov 2015
 
     

Boasting a prestigious address in Cape Town’s Oranjezicht suburb, close to the city’s many attractions, Rutland Lodge offers beautifully-designed luxury rooms and picturesque views of the City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard, along with a swimming pool, great breakfasts and top-class service. The grand house was designed by renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker, and retains the character of the era while treating discerning guests to modern comfort, privacy and personalised service...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/rutland-lodge

(GPS coordinates: -33.941475, 18.412336)

Keurbooms River Nature Reserve
12 Nov 2015
 
     

The 740 ha Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is situated about 8km from Plettenberg Bay and is bisected by the Keurbooms River. It is well worth a voyage upstream to enjoy the unspoilt, unpolluted beauty of its spectacular gorge. Marine resources are afforded protection by the permanently open river mouth and the Keurbooms Estuary is one of the best examples of an estuary along the Garden Route...

(GPS coordinates: -34.001879, 23.402327)

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

The Cape Malay Cooking Safari
12 Nov 2015
 
     

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s term “The Rainbow Nation” perfectly describes the Bo-Kaap. This historical area in downtown Cape Town contains a cultural diversity that ranges from Southeast Asia to northwest Africa and Europe. Your guide will share the colourful history of its people, their traditions, the architecture and, most important, the food as you take a gentle stroll around the area. The highlight is a visit to a local family home, where you will participate in a hands-on, fun-filled cooking session and demonstration...

(GPS coordinates: -33.921462, 18.415065)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/food-wine/cape-malay-cooking-safari

Witwater Safari Lodge & Spa
12 Nov 2015
 
     

Witwater Safari Lodge and Spa is situated in a private game reserve on the banks of the Phalala River in Limpopo, and offers bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation in luxury suites and chalets, while pampering guests with great facilities, outstanding service and wonderful activities. The lodge’s luxurious suites and chalets are beautifully-positioned amongst lush indigenous trees elevated above a river. Guests will enjoy gourmet meals and can partake in a wide variety of activities, ranging from game viewing to fly fishing...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/witwater-safari-lodge-spa

(GPS coordinates: -24.093018, 28.477110)

Chelmsford Nature Reserve
11 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated on the Ngagane River in Northern Natal, Chelmsford is the third-largest dam in KwaZulu-Natal and offers a tranquil stretch of water suitable for all water sports, especially water skiing. Angling is a popular activity with good catches of carp and scalies reported regularly. Chelmsford is one of the few protected areas in KwaZulu-Natal which offers regular hunting opportunities with both meat and trophy packages being offered on tender annually...

(GPS coordinates: -27.951772, 29.923089)

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

The Witte River
11 Nov 2015
 
     

The Witte is a free stone river situated in the Limietberg Reserve above Bains Kloof.  Its name, “Witte” or “Wit”, most likely comes from the abundance of white quartzite boulders that litter the river bed. This river holds a historical population of the Loch Leven brown trout strain that were introduced in the late 1800s. Although shy by nature and regarded by some as the most testing trout in the Cape, there is still a healthy population of brown trout in this river...

(GPS coordinates: -33.619711, 19.099759)

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

18 on Kloof Bed & Breakfast
11 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated in Gordon’s Bay, on the incredibly scenic Clarence Drive coastal road, 18 on Kloof offers cosy bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation, complemented by hospitality that makes you feel truly at home. This characterful, classy establishment showcases spectacular sea and mountain views from the balconies every room. A short walk takes you to the beautiful Bikini Beach, which has Blue Flag status...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/18-kloof-bed-breakfast

(GPS coordinates: -34.164562, 18.863867)

Sodwana
10 Nov 2015
 
     

Renowned for its sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling, Sodwana Bay Resort is situated on the coast within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. The reserve lies adjacent to Africa’s southern-most coral reefs. The Maputoland and St Lucia Marine Reserves are linked to form a continuous protected area stretching 150 km from the Mozambique border southwards to Cape Vidal and 3 nautical miles out to sea...

(GPS coordinates: -27.541655, 32.676824)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/sodwana

Lesedi Cultural Village Tour
10 Nov 2015
 
     

The Lesedi Cultural Village Tour takes you to the Lesedi Cultural Village, where you can enjoy the richness of five different African cultures at first hand. Enjoy their traditional dance acts. Listen to their entrancing music. Or feast at the Nyama Choma restaurant. The people of Lesedi near Hartebeespoort have created an African ambience that you won't find anywhere else…

(GPS coordinates: -25.8378, 27.8823)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/cultural/lesedi-cultural-village-tour

Lizard
10 Nov 2015
 
     

All’s fair in love and war, and this is a bit of both. This male and female lizard are not fighting, they are mating. The exquisite bright yellow spots on this male lizard’s back indicate that it is breeding season for this reptilian pair. This photograph was taken in the Drakensberg mountains which are home to many fascinating varieties of lizards.

Amani Boutique Hotel
10 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated in the highland town of Mashishing (Lydenburg), Amani Boutique Hotel offers comfy countryside accommodation and good services, and is a perfect base for exploring the Mpumalanga escarpment and Lowveld. While staying in affordable, well-equipped rooms, guests at Amani will enjoy beautiful views over mountains, valleys and dams. The luxury suites have indulgent spa baths and are perfectly suited for honeymooners...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/amani-boutique-hotel

(GPS coordinates: -25.109654, 30.471835)

Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve
9 Nov 2015
 
     

Lekgalameetse means "the place of water". This beautiful 18 000ha wilderness area is where many Lowveld rivers have their source. There is water all year round here, with lots of streams, rivers, pools and waterfalls. It's great for water lovers, photographers, ramblers and lovers of nature. Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve has wonderful wooded kloofs and thick indigenous forests, as well as grassy hills and mountainsides...

(GPS coordinates: -24.144991, 30.300679)

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

Vrederus
9 Nov 2015
 
     

If you know the upland country halfway between Rhodes and Maclear, where the Naude’s Nek Pass touches the clouds, then you know some of the best trout country on this fine planet. It is high altitude grassland – cold, sparse and remote, threaded throughout with mountain streams, all swift and clear and full of the promise of trout. It also happens that some of the better stillwaters in South Africa is found here...

(GPS coordinates: -30.787356, 28.276114)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/fly-fishing/vrederus

The Beach House
9 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated on Port Alfred’s beachfront, The Beach House offers six luxurious guest rooms and comfortable facilities, making it the perfect destination for an idyllic seaside holiday. From this elegant luxury beach house, guests can enjoy beautiful sea views and direct access to Port Alfred’s lovely beach, while being treated to splendid food and hospitality...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/beach-house

(GPS coordinates: -33.613418, 26.887083)

Baviaanskloof Reserve
8 Nov 2015
 
     

Baviaanskloof is one of the eight protected areas within the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, which is a World Heritage Site. In 2007 an Interpretive Centre overlooking the Cambria Valley was launched to showcase the natural and cultural history and diversity of the Baviaanskloof, and forms part of the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve. The Baviaanskloof, or ‘Valley of the Baboons’, lies roughly 120 km west of Port Elizabeth...

(GPS coordinates: -33.653066, 24.421577)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/baviaanskloof-reserve

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