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  • Groot Karoo

    Swartberg

    Not only are the Swartberg Mountains a magnificent sight to behold, but they are also an important link between the Groot Karoo, Klein Karoo and coast. There are three major passes on the Swartberg Mountains, namely Seweweekspoorts, Meiringspoort and Swartberg Pass. This mountain range in the Groot Karoo offers more than meets the eye. The Prince Albert Village is situated at the foot of the ...

  • West Coast

    Fossil Park

    The West Coast Fossil Park, located 120 kilometers north of Cape Town on the R27 roadway, offers fascinating insight into what life was like millions of years ago in this ruggedly beautiful region of South Africa. Visitors to the West Coast Fossil Park can enjoy a guided tour including the viewing of ongoing excavations of fossils that are more than five million years old.

  • Garden Route

    Seal Island

    Seal Island is located 5.7 kilometers off the shore of False Bay. As a part of the Garden Route, False Bay is frequently visited by travelers. Seal Island, on the other hand can be seen from this Garden Route destination, but is not open to tourist. The huge granite rock that lies in the ocean, has no form of vegetation or beaches, and the only evidence of humans ever reaching the island, is ...

  • West Coast

    French Huguenot

    Though a large number of the white population in South Africa are descendants of the French Huguenot’s who arrived in South Africa in the late 17th century, few know much about them or why they chose South Africa instead of their home country. However these intelligent and pioneering people contributed greatly to the development of the country and the French Huguenot Memorial museum in ...

  • Western Cape

    Botrivier

    Are you looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Perhaps you would like a little rest and relaxation in the country. Or maybe you're interested in some outdoor adventure activities. If so, the quaint village of Botrivier is the ideal destination for you. Beautifully located along the foothills of Houw Hoek Mountain range and looking out over the golden wheat-fields of ...

  • Overberg

    Jackass Penguin

    Jackass Penguins or African Penguins are a species of flightless bird found only on the southern African coast. Colonies of African Penguins are located on several offshore islands and nests can be found in only three spots of South Africa's mainland. One of these areas is Stony Point at Betty's Bay in the Overberg. It is therefore vital that colonies of Jackass Penguins are protected.

  • Garden Route

    Cango Caves

    Near the town of Oudtshoorn, located in the Karoo and part of the Garden Route, are the spectacular Cango Caves. The Garden Route is the most scenic and picturesque travel route in the Eastern Cape, and the trip inland to the Cango Caves is well worth the effort.

  • Garden Route

    Monkeyland

    Everyone with a spirit of adventure and a fun-loving, mischievous nature is bound to enjoy a trip to Monkeyland. This primate sanctuary is the perfect place to get in touch with these intelligent and playful creatures. Monkeyland is home to a variety of different monkey species and it serves not only to house these animals but to educate the public about their plight. So whether you are ...

  • Garden Route

    Choo Tjoe

    Visitors exploring the Garden Route should really consider taking a ride on South Africa's only remaining steam train, the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, as it travels from George to Mossel Bay and back along one of the country's most spectacular stretches of coastline. Start off your adventure with a visit to the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George, where you will get to see 13 superbly restored and ...

  • False Bay Coast

    Peers Cave

    Along the False Bay Coast road lies the small town of Fish Hoek. This is the home to Peers Cave, a discovery made by Mr. Victor Peers and his son. This is a story of a hobby that led to a historical find, which uncovered more than just a cave.