Archive: Landscapes

Wild Coast Hotel-Hopping Walk

Start: Qora River

Finish: Cintsa

Duration: a 6 day trail, 83 km (5 nights hotel accommodation with 4 days of hiking), but it can be shortened to accommodate your needs

Cost: depends on the size of the group, and the number of days (price includes hotel accommodation, a local guide, all meals as well as trail lunches, and a shuttle to and from East London airport)

Fitness: moderate, the gradient is easy and there are long beach sections; it’s more of a ramble with a bit of basic boulder hopping thrown in for good measure …. Read more

Hopewell Cycling Trails in Port Elizabeth

Hopewell trails

Port Elizabeth is fast becoming one of the best cycling cities in the country, with a number of fabulous trails in and around the major urban areas of the Friendly City. Due to the varied terrain, these trails present a combination of hills, steep ravines, rocky sections and easy-riding stretches that show off the stunning landscape and Eastern Cape vegetation. This province is also known for its temperate weather conditions; with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.

 

Hopewell Conservation Estate is a nature reserve and a housing estate situated along old Cape Road in Greenbushes (near St Albans). This means that it is only a few minutes from the city centre, while still being nestled within the unspoilt serenity of the bushveld. It has been designed to be the homely retreat for busy professionals and community leaders that appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the Eastern Cape countryside. Read more

The Friendly N6

Tiffindell Ski Resort

Known as the Friendly N6, this motorway transports visitors to another world – one of untouched beauty and out-of-the-way intrigue. There are a number of towns, natural gems and fun activities along the way, many of which immerse the N6 travellers into the real wonders of South Africa.

 

Outdoor activities are particularly popular along this route, since it is so varied and spectacular. The most popular of these include fly-fishing in cold trout streams, hiking, abseiling, horse riding, cycling, and even skiing at Tiffindell (the only ski resort in all of Southern Africa). Those who appreciate culture cannot miss the historical towns of Aliwal North, Rhodes and Lady Grey. Aliwal North is also home to hot springs, which are just what the doctor ordered for tired travellers escaping the chaos of city living. Lady Grey also boasts fossil trails that tell the story of humankind generations back. Read more

Cintsa Lagoon

The stunning Cintsa lagoon - wouldn't this make a gorgeous "wish you were here" postcard
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