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Dune Forest Trail
31 Mar 2015
 
     

This walk sets off from the hotel at the mouth of the Nxaxa river and runs along the beach in a northerly direction for the first two and a half kilometres.  After rounding the promontory, continue for approximately another one kilometre, watching out for a clearing in the dune vegetation. This is the start of the return journey. The trail heads back to the river mouth from here, but instead of following the beach, it runs along a natural clearing in the dune forest all the way back to the river...  

(GPS coordinates: -32.56253, 28.55263)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/hiking/dune-forest-trail

Rhodes Memorial
30 Mar 2015
 
     

The imposing Rhodes Memorial, which sits at the foot of Devil’s Peak in the Table Mountain National Park, was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. It was built in 1912 to honour former Cape Colony prime minister and mining magnate Cecil John Rhodes, using money raised by the citizens of Cape Town. The monument itself is built from Cape granite quarried on Table Mountain. It consists of 49 steps, one for each year of Rhodes's life, with Doric columns inspired by his appreciation of classical architecture. The memorial’s eight lions were modelled on those at the base of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, London...

(GPS coordinates: -33.952358, 18.459027)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/cultural/rhodes-memorial

Norm-Hudlin MTB Trail
30 Mar 2015
 
     

The newly developed Norm Hudlin Mountain-Bike Trails are situated close to Port Elizabeth in the Kragga Kamma area. These purpose-built routes hug the coastal slopes, zigzagging through established primary sand-forest vegetation, with a variety of gravel roads in the immediate area also open for mountain biking exploration. With about six kilometres of single track, the 20-kilometre Norm Hudlin route is suitable for all ages and skill levels...

(GPS coordinates: -33.970609, 25.457489)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/mountain-biking/norm-hudlin-mtb-trail

Westville Bed & Breakfast
30 Mar 2015
 
     

Westville Bed and Breakfast consists of three homes set on lush subtropical grounds in a tranquil part of Westville in Durban. The establishment accommodates guests in 13 stylish contemporary rooms and two self-catering units, all equipped with the best in modern comforts. The guesthouse offers elegant, superbly appointed luxury accommodation conveniently situated close to Durban’s attractions. The rooms are given their own unique appeal by the beautiful paintings created by the artists they are named after...

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

(GPS coordinates: -29.83608, 30.91198)

Hedianga Farm Trails
29 Mar 2015
 
     

Situated to the east of Pretoria on the Bronberg section of the Magaliesberg, Hedianga Farm promises an exciting trail running, mountain biking, birding and walking experience. The farm encompasses an area of 140ha, mostly on the north facing slopes of the Bronberge overlooking Shere and Silverlakes. The trails at Hedianga Farm include lots of loose rocks and sandy sections, making the surface technical for beginner trail runners. There are four primary routes of 5km, 8km, 12km and 18km, respectively. All traverse the woodland slopes of the Bronberg Mountains...

(GPS coordinates: -25.806708, 28.351117)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/trail-running/hedianga-farm-trails

Skydive Durban
29 Mar 2015
 
     

Skydive KZN offers exciting jumps for everyone from first-timers to the more experienced. Previously part of the Pietermaritzburg Parachute Club, it now has its own drop zone in Cato Ridge, between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. This new location offers jumpers astounding views of the Valley of a Thousand Hills...

(GPS coordinates: -29.866545, 30.515192)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/skydive-durban

Francolin Lodge
29 Mar 2015
 
     

Francolin Lodge is located in a quiet residential suburb of Mbombela, Mpumalanga, and offers top-class luxury, service and cuisine for travellers exploring the province or couples looking for a romantic retreat. The guesthouse offers the best in modern urban luxury and has a spectacular vista of Nelspruit. The adjoining restaurant offers one of the finest dining experiences to be found anywhere in the town...

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

(GPS coordinates: -25.47842, 30.98937)

The Pipe Track Trail
28 Mar 2015
 
     

The Pipe Track was built in 1887 to service the pipeline that brought water from the Disa River, on Table Mountain's Back Table, through the mountain via the Woodhead tunnel, to Slangolie Ravine and eventually to the Molteno Reservoir in the city. Even before that there was a small path between Kloof Nek and Kasteelspoort, the easiest route up the mountain from the Camp's Bay Side. The trail starts across the road from the car park at the Kloof Nek end of Tafelberg Road...

(GPS coordinates: -33.942488, 18.395169)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/hiking/pipe-track-trail

Skurweberg 4x4 Trail
28 Mar 2015
 
     

Skurweberg guest farm lies in a beautiful valley along the upper Fish River, nestled within the rugged Roggeveld Mountain range, only 45km from Sutherland. Skurweberg offers 4x4 driving possibilities for all skill levels. The circular Skurweberg Trail begins at the farmhouse, runs down the Skuinsvoetpadand returns via the Ouberg pass. The trail is not too difficult, but there are a couple of interesting spots and some very steep descents down the side of the escarpment...

(GPS coordinates: -32.290325, 20.385947)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/4x4/skurweberg-4x4-trail

Fort Klapperkop
27 Mar 2015
 
     

If you’re fan of military history, you’d better double-time it to Fort Klapperkop, outside Pretoria. Built in 1896, Fort Klapperkop is one of 4 strategic forts built to defend the capital city during the early part of the 19th century. Erected before the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899 to 1902), Fort Klapperkop is one of best examples in the world of late 19th century artillery fortifications. It is the only local fort restored exactly to original condition, and is notable for its unusual German-style dry moat...

(GPS coordinates: -25.77882, 28.209122)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/cultural/fort-klapperkop

Du Toits Pass Kloofing
27 Mar 2015
 
     

The Sluice Gates is one of the well-known ravines set within the Hawequas Mountains. But be aware, this perennial water feature is only for the experienced and the brave canyoneer. This kloofing experience is packed with at least a dozen waterfalls and drops, some of up to 80-metres, and a range of jump or abseil options. You can be assured that thrills and terror will be a part of this outdoor adventure...

(GPS coordinates: -33.720083, 19.086696)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/du-toits-pass-kloofing

Rietfontein Ostrich Palace
27 Mar 2015
 
     

Rietfontein Ostrich Palace is situated on South Africa’s Route 62, between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn, and offers unique and comfortable colonial accommodation for parties of two or large groups. The guesthouse is located on the oldest working ostrich farm in the Cape, housing guests in charming colonial buildings packed with character inside and out. The farm offers daily ostrich tours, while the restaurant’s speciality is its delicious ostrich cuisine...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/rietfontein-ostrich-palace

(GPS coordinates: -33.54623, 21.8738)

Wild Gorge Swing
26 Mar 2015
 
     

Most members of the outdoor tribe undertake the pilgrimage to Oribi Gorge in order to red-line their adrenal gland along the gut-thumping Wild Gorge swing, but this exhilarating experience is but the tip of the adventure iceberg. If you’ve got the kahunas, make your way to the top of Lehr’s Falls for the highest swing in the world and scream your heart out as you plummet 165m (or 55 storeys, if you can imagine that!) into the gorge gaping far below...

(GPS coordinates: -30.662187, 30.309885)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/wild-gorge-swing

Lower Guinea Fowl Trail
26 Mar 2015
 
     

The Lower Guinea Fowl Hiking Trail in Port Elizabeth starts at Glen Hurd Drive and then meanders along the edge of the Baakens River flood plain, passing through a steep-sided valley in the city suburbs to Settler's Park and Brickmakers Kloof. Although an urban trail, it is wooded and has a wilderness feel about it, so it is a wonderful escape. The area is excellent for bird-watching and along the way you’ll enjoy beautiful wildflowers and blue water lillies, as well as small buck, dassies, leguaans, tortoises and lizards...

(GPS coordinates: -33.958049, 25.560647)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/hiking/lower-guinea-fowl-trail

Addo Palace Ndebele Bush Lodge
26 Mar 2015
 
     

Addo Palace Ndebele Bush Lodge is situated on a private reserve bordering the renowned Addo Elephant National Park. Three beautifully designed buildings offer flexible catering options for guests staying in the luxury rooms. Visitors will be very impressed not only by the stunning location, but also by the lovely exterior and interior designs and natural feel of the three lodges. There are plenty of outdoor and indoor areas to enjoy a jovial time with friends or family while admiring the unspoilt surroundings…

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/addo-palace-ndebele-bush-lodge

(GPS coordinates: -33.31132, 25.82216)

Longmore Forest MTB Trail
25 Mar 2015
 
     

Longmore Forest is a stretch of land of about 20 000 hectares between Hankey and Rocklands and actually consists of four different forest areas: Van Stadens, Longmore, Loerie and Otterford. Longmore Forest (part of the old Safcol set-up, but now managed by 'Mountains to Oceans') will provide you with hours of deep-forest riding. A seemingly endless network of gravel roads (840 kilometres according to the plantation manager) will keep you busy, with more than enough jeep-track links to keep it adventurous...

(GPS coordinates: -33.893983, 25.117922)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/mountain-biking/longmore-forest-mtb-trail

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