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Horseback Riding in Alexandria Forest, Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape South Africa

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The Sunshine Coast is a well-known coastal tourism route, stretching from Tsitsikamma to East London In the Eastern Cape. Endowed with rivers, subtropical forests, lakes and lagoons, the Sunshine Coast is an irresistable temptation for everyone.

It is certain that you might have heard many interesting things about South Africa, but how many of you have witness this wild and simultaneously fertile place? By visiting South Africa and more particularly the Sunshine Coast, you will gain a lifetime experience, the only thing you have to do is to make this extreme dream come true.

And how can you miss to get at this incredible spot and never try to both exercise and enjoy yourself with the most enjoyable activity. Horsesback Riding! In order you to have a plesurable Horseback Riding activity, a well qualified local operator, who organizes this magic trip, will provide you all you need for enjoying this activity for good.

If you want to get in touch with South Africa, just ride one of the well-trained horses and explore every hidden path of this place. You can tailor your own trip, depending on how many days you want to ride. You can book a 3-day, 5-day, 7 day or longer. On the usual program, you will start from the Port Elizabeth Airport, where is the meeting place, and then continue to explore the other stunning places that only Sunshine Coast can offer you. While you ride you will have the opportunity to admire places such as the Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred, Kenton-on-sea, where is located Rushman River and has the potential to become the focal point of your trip.

Just imagine yourself riding on deserted white sandy beaches and get to know with sand dunes, rivers and lakes. During your trip, you will came across to ” The Three Sisters”, which are three large rocky outcrops, located in Port Alfred. You also see the Kowie River, you will pass through Kasuga River and then you can try swimming at Kariega River. You start your trip at Port Elizabeth, you have the chance to witness what is called natural beauty, you both feed your soul and your body with a unique experience in order to reach at the final destination point, which is Alexandria. As you activity has reached at the end, you can now leave this place but never lose this exciting feeling.

Last but not least, please don’t try to exercise this 7- days trip by yourself, as it is quite dangerous. You can seek help from the local operator who organizes the trip and provides you with food and accomodation facilities options.

We can certainly suggest several places and present assets of South Africa, however, if you don’t visit this place by yourself, you will never understand its tradition, culture and unique beauty of this country.

Relevant activites based in South Africa

Passes Sea and Vineyards Tour, Stellenbosch
/ South Africa, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

This is a fantastic way to experience most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Africa, combined with an abundance of Fynbos, scenic views of mountain passes and sea. Visit the Stony Point Penguin colony, enjoy a guided walk to a waterfall, view seaside villages and Wineland Towns like Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

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Highlights: 

  • Stellenbosch to Somerset West – Strand Beach Road past Gordon’s Bay
  • Scenic Clarence drive to Betty’s Bay
  • Walk through the Penguin Colony in Betty’s Bay
  • Harold Porter Botanical Garden – A 1 hour guided walk through the garden to DisaKloof Waterfall.
  • Lunch stop at Peregrine Farm Stall
  • Grabouwapple valley via Theewaterskloof Dam up the Franschhoek Pass into Franschhoek.
  • Wine tasting in Franschhoek
  • Return via Franschhoek and Helshoogte Pass back to Stellenbosch/ Cape Town

Cost:

Stellenbosch Collection: $250 incl 2 pax

Cape Town Collection : $280 incl 2 pax

$50 per additional client

Included: Transport in Air Conditioned Vehicle, Guide, Penguin Colony entrance, Harold Porter Botanical Garden, Wine tasting

Excluded: Lunch & Items of personal nature

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$ 250
$250 incl 2 pax $50 per additional client
Rafting/Kayaking, Tsitsikamma
/ South Africa, Storms River Mouth, Tsitsikamma, Western Cape

This 2-3 hour adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma offers! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the deep, long, quiet pools with ancient forests and deep caves then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!

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Guided Hike Tour, The Waterfall (6.5km), Stellenbosch
/ South Africa, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

This is a short but adventurous hiking trail, including some climbing and scrambling; however, don’t be deterred if you have limited climbing experience – the tricky sections are optional and there is enough to see without doing those. The trail firstly meanders along the Eerste River and the first waterfall is easily reached. This is a great rest stop, where you can admire the dripping moss banks and old indigenous trees. Soon after, the trail takes a sudden up-turn, curving towards a steep sided gorge.

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Where the path meets this gorge is where the really fun part starts! The river is now your path, and at times you will be hopping from rock to rock while vertical cliffs hem you in on either side. A few minutes of wandering between lush ferns, trees and moss takes you to the trickiest section of the hike. Here, those who feel that they would rather not try this section can enjoy the scenery around them, while rest of the group does the last short section up to the second waterfall. For those who make it all the way, the second waterfall is quite a sight to behold as its flow feeds the water plants clothing the cliff face that it runs down. Please note that in high summer the flow of waterfalls may be drastically reduced, however, in late January and February this is one of the few places to witness the flowering of the endangered and very rare Cape Red Disa.

All Hikes Include: – Guide – Permit for Jonkershoek Nature Reserve – Bottled Water – Snack pack – Transport to, and from nature reserve

We can however accommodate a group for hikes on Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Garden as well and we also have a Vineyard Hiking Trail in Devon valley Stellenbosch, including wine tastings along the way.

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$ 45
Cost per person
4×4 Wine Experience, Stellenbosch
/ South Africa, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

This tour is a private tour and a very unique way to experience the fantastic sights and Vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

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During the day we will visit 3 to 4 wine estates, depending on your pace and time. With the 4×4 vehicle we shall drive off road up into the vineyards to beautiful vantage points over the Franschhoek, Banghoek and Stellenbosch Valleys respectively. Here you will learn all about the area, vines in the vineyard and also the history of these settlements before going down to the cellars for some tasting.

As this is a private tour, you can decide the place to have lunch, in the town of Franschhoek or Stellenbosch, or even on one of the many wine estates in the region. Join us for an unforgettable experience!!!

Cost:

Stellenbosch Collection: $240 incl 2 pax

Cape Town Collection : $280 incl 2 pax

$55 per additional client after 2 (max 5 pax)

Included: All Wine tastings, Bottled water in vehicle, Registered Guide, 4×4 Vehicle, Vat

Excluded: Lunch & Items of personal nature

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$ 240
$240 incl 2 pax $55 per additional client after 2
Guided Hike Tour, Sossyskloof ( 7.2km), Stellenbosch
/ South Africa, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

This hike takes place within an ancient rock fault within the Jonkershoek valley, and in a relatively short distance it showcases the variety of forms of indigenous flora as well as the geology of the area very well. It is a circular trail,  taking you initially through a stand of protea trees, and then winds its way up to a rock strewn slope. The path then levels off onto a flat contour section, offering lovely views over the Jonkershoek valley.

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At times, you shall pass through some small pockets of indigenous forest with various  tree types that may be well as much as 250 to 300 years old. One of these shady areas will be the ideal spot to stop for lunch. After this section, the zig – zagging descent starts with the impressive cliff face rising up out of the fault line, forming an imposing backdrop to the beautiful scenery. This descent will take you all the way back to our starting point. With such floral variety in the area, there is a good chance to see plants in flower at any time of the year you choose to do this hike.

All Hikes Include: – Guide – Permit for Jonkershoek Nature Reserve – Bottled Water – Snack pack – Transport to, and from nature reserve

We can however accommodate a group for hikes on Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Garden as well and we also have a Vineyard Hiking Trail in Devon valley Stellenbosch, including wine tastings along the way.

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Guided Hike Tour, Panorama Hiking Trail (17km), Stellenbosch
/ South Africa, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

This trail is about 17km long, taking the best part of a day, and is recommended only for experienced hikers. It is a fantastic route, showcasing some of the best that the area offers in terms of plant life, scenery and outdoor adventure in general.

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The trail starts with a steady climb up the side of the Jonkershoek Valley. You gain altitude quickly and after about 3.5km, the contour path is reached. This is a pleasant respite as you contour along the mountainside, winding in and out of the folds of the mountain. Then, the very steep ascent to Berg River Neck begins. The intense effort required for this uphill is well rewarded with the awesome view down Assegaaibos Gorge on the one side, and Jonkershoek Valley on the other side. Another short ascent takes you onto the stretch of mountain, closing the back of the valley. This entire meandering section offers the stunning panoramic

views for which the trail is named after.
Once the opposite side of the valley is reached, the knee jarring descent starts. The section’s name Kurktrekker, says it all – it is the Afrikaans word for cork screw. The path zig-zags down the mountain at an extremely steep gradient, only levelling somewhat near the valley bottom, where it traces the Eerste River to take you back to our starting point.

All Hikes Include: – Guide – Permit for Jonkershoek Nature Reserve – Bottled Water – Snack pack – Transport to, and from nature reserve

We can however accommodate a group for hikes on Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Garden as well and we also have a Vineyard Hiking Trail in Devon valley Stellenbosch, including wine tastings along the way.

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Guided Bike Tour, Stellenbosch
/ South Africa, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

This tour combines the beautiful scenery and sites of Historic Stellenbosch with excellent wine pairings and some healthy outdoor exercise.

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The tour starts 9:00 at our meeting point (located at Blackhorse Centre, Corner of Dorp and Mark Street). Each rider will collect a bike and helmet to suit their size. We will carry a snack pack for each rider, included in the rate. Our guide will also carry a backpack for those who would like to buy some wine en-route.
Tour starts with a historic tour of Stellenbosch, visiting some of the historic sites of Stellenbosch Town. We will cycle through Stellenbosch and head to the scenic Jonkershoek Valley. A winding road through oak and poplar forests will take you to a beautiful wine estate nestled in the valley bottom; here you can take in the stunning views while doing wine tasting of award winning wines on an island on a lake.
On the way out of the valley, you will stop at another wine estate, which sports beautiful grounds and historic Cape Dutch architecture. Here we will do a cellar tour before we start our Chocolate and Wine pairing that will definitely make your taste buds tingle.
After the tasting we will head back into Stellenbosch Town via the Stellenbosch University before ending the tour again at the meeting point.

There are some variations to the route, with varying difficulty levels so the tour can be tailored to suit everyone’s cycling ability. Family tours can also be booked.

Duration of Tour: 4-5 hours

Included: Guide – Bicycle and helmet rental – 2 Wine Tastings and cellar tour – Snack pack and drink

Excluded: Lunch – Items of personal nature

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