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Peace Valley Guesthouse
20 Mar 2015
 
     

Situated on a farm estate in the tiny Western Cape village of Napier, Peace Valley Guest House focuses on providing optimum relaxation to guests staying in the three luxury bed-and-breakfast rooms or booking out the entire guest house for self-catering. Guests can enjoy a tranquil farm-style stay in accommodation that offers complete privacy and all the luxuries needed for a completely comfortable stay. With massages, facials and reflexology available, the guesthouse is perfect for a rejuvenating wellness break...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/peace-valley-guesthouse

(GPS coordinates: -34.47824, 19.90327)

East London Aquarium
19 Mar 2015
 
     

The East London Aquarium is the oldest public aquarium in Southern Africa. It was officially opened on 2 December 1931. It lies on the esplanade on the beachfront. It has a wooden boardwalk that extends from the foyer over the sea, offering views of the Indian Ocean. The aquarium, with help from the Friends of the East London Aquarium (FELA), also treats and rehabilitates marine creatures that wash up on East London’s shores due to oil spills or injury. They are then released back into the ocean...

(GPS coordinates: -33.016619, 27.920578)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/animals-nature/east-london-aquarium

Holla MTB Trails
19 Mar 2015
 
     

Holla Trails comprises more than eight mountain-biking routes that add up to 330 kilometres of marked track. The 15-kilometre green route is really easy riding for the inexperienced. The going is very flat, with only a few short sections of sand, which can make things tricky. The lack of hills makes up for the sand. It is possible to turn back early in a couple of places for those who are feeling weary...

(GPS coordinates: -29.491506, 31.181442)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/mountain-biking/holla-mtb-trails

Summerset Place Country House
19 Mar 2015
 
     

Just a kilometre outside the Limpopo town of Bela-Bela, Summerset Place Country House is set at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains and offers comfortable accommodation and comprehensive facilities. Situated in a serene area of pristine bushveld, Summerset Place perfectly combines tranquillity with value-for-money luxury. The guest house can arrange some fantastic excursions to the area’s attractions...

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

(GPS coordinates: -24.86119, 28.29531)

Ocean Odyssey Whale Watching
18 Mar 2015
 
     

Ocean Odyssey is the only close encounter whale watching permit holder for the Greater Knysna area. This area extends from the western side of the Robberg Peninsula, to Gericke’s Point in Sedgefield. The permit allows them to approach whales to within 50m, and if the whales then approach the boat, they are permitted to stay and observe. Ocean Odyssey is passionate about showcasing not only the whales, but also the many other fascinating species that exist in this complex marine ecosystem…

(GPS coordinates: -34.331027, 18.992716)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/animals-nature/ocean-odyssey-whale-watching

Ingwe Bush Camp MTB Trail
18 Mar 2015
 
     

Ingwe has an abundance of non-predatory wild animals that may be viewed during 24 kilometres of riding along jeep tracks hugging the mountain contours. Those who are unable to resist the lure of altitude will attempt to climb up to the top of the mountain, where panoramic views are ample reward for the effort...

(GPS coordinates: -25.869433, 27.548754)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/mountain-biking/ingwe-bush-camp-mtb-trail

The Lookout Guesthouse
18 Mar 2015
 
     

The Lookout Guest House is a bed-and-breakfast establishment perched on a hill overlooking the quaint seaside town of Port Alfred. The guesthouse offers a luxury beach-house ambience and showcases scenic views of the attractive town, river and ocean, enabling the full idyllic Port Alfred experience...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/lookout-guesthouse

(GPS coordinates: -33.5914, 26.89538)

Mossel Bay Diving
17 Mar 2015
 
     

Thanks to the variety of sheltered shore and boat entry sites both in the Bay and around the Point, Mossel Bay is diveable in most conditions. The major diving hub on the Garden Route, it offers wrecks, colourful reefs covered with beautiful fans and sponges and plenty of fish life, as well as baited shark dives and Great White Shark cage diving. Dolphins and, between June and November, whales are regularly seen along the coast and divers will occasionally see Ragged-Tooth Sharks, turtles and even manta rays...

(GPS coordinates: -34.1789, 22.1416)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/scuba-diving/mossel-bay-diving

Helderberg Mountain Challenge Trail
17 Mar 2015
 
     

The Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC) is a mountain trail run of epic proportion. It will undoubtedly get your heart pounding and your legs pumping. This mountain challenge has everything to offer - forest, fynbos, boulder hopping near the summit, narrow ridge line running, incredible views, tricky slopes and traverses below huge rock faces...

(GPS coordinates: -34.066423, 18.874983)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/trail-running/helderberg-mountain-challenge-trail

De Old Drift Guest Farm
17 Mar 2015
 
     

Situated just 200 metres away from the Sundays River, a short distance from the small village of Addo, and close to the magnificent Addo Elephant Park, De Old Drift offers both bed-and-breakfast and self-catering accommodation in a tranquil setting. The guest house is located on a small but peaceful citrus farm, which blends perfectly into the surrounding natural environment. Rooms offer mountain views and open onto gardens filled with lavender and butterflies...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/de-old-drift-guest-farm

(GPS coordinates: -33.5724, 25.66968)

Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge Trail
16 Mar 2015
 
     

The Jonkershoek valley is without doubt one of the most beautiful mountain scenes in the Western Cape. With the kind permission of Cape Nature, Wildrunner have been given access to the wilderness area hiking trails, and with the MTO forestry tracks and mountain bike trails, have strung together what is arguably one of the most incredible mountain trail running challenges on the calendar...

(GPS coordinates: -33.969381, 18.93501)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/trail-running/jonkershoek-mountain-challenge-trail

Mooiberge Farmstall
16 Mar 2015
 
     

There are many good reasons to take the family on a trip down the R44 towards Stellenbosch, but two of the best are scarecrows and strawberries. The Mooiberge strawberry farm is a landmark in this pretty part of the world. Overlooked by the Helderberg Mountains, Mooiberge has been producing plump, delicious strawberries for the public to pick since the mid-1990s. If pick-your-own sounds too much like hard work, send the kids off to play on the jungle gym while you shop for fresh strawberries and a host of other goodies in the Mooiberge Farm Stall... 

(GPS coordinates: -33.998241, 18.826243)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/food-wine/mooiberge-farmstall

Safari Ostrich Farm
15 Mar 2015
 
     

Safari Ostrich Farm has been going for more than 40 years and has honed showing these birds to a fine art. A tour takes in flocks of ostriches in various stages of their life. During the viewings, multilingual guides give visitors the low-down on the breeding and rearing of the birds. During the breeding season, visitors can also observe eggs hatching in the incubator rooms. Some fun activities include testing the incredible strength of their eggs by standing on one, and riding an ostrich...

(GPS coordinates: -33.630968, 22.162524)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/safari-ostrich-farm

Fly De Aar
15 Mar 2015
 
     

Fly De Aar has hosted several major international paragliding competitions and is the only paragliding school in the area. Novices can opt for tandem flights to enjoy the thrill of free flight and a bird’s-eye view of the terrain below. Experienced paragliders can enjoy specialised tours. Support for those wanting to attempt record-breaking attempts is also available...

(GPS coordinates: -30.645927, 24.008777)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/fly-de-aar

The Buttercup Beachfront Guesthouse
15 Mar 2015
 
     

The Buttercup Beachfront Guesthouse is situated on the picturesque beachfront of Stilbaai, a small holiday village in the Western Cape, where the Goukou River flows into the sea. The guesthouse provides everything you need for a day on the beach, which is right on its doorstep. A luxury beach-house feel perfectly complements the seaside village, making for a relaxed and fun-filled summer holiday…

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/buttercup-beachfront-guesthouse

(GPS coordinates: -34.37808, 21.42076)

Vaal River Rafting, Bumper Run
14 Mar 2015
 
     

The Vaal ‘Bumper Run’ is a little-known section running from the weir above Golf Course Island and downstream through tight channels and over exhilarating drops until you hit ‘Big Daddy’. Though not massive, these rapids are thrilling and you can expect to get wet, for sure. You can be a hero and paddle your own 2-seater inflatable canoe (or 'Croc') or be a “sissie” and climb into a 4-6 guided raft. For fun on smaller rapids there are single-seater tubes or 'geckos'...

(GPS coordinates: -26.879703, 27.477493)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/rafting-kayaking/vaal-river-rafting-bumper-run

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