Thursday, October 1, 2009

Garden Route, South Africa

The Garden Route includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline, whose starting point is constantly contested as towns such as Witsand, Stilbaai and Albertinia join the route that winds its way for some 200 km via George, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna on to Plettenberg Bay and culminating in the Tstisikamma Forest - a fairyland of giant trees, ferns and bird life.


Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wild flowers delight the eye. Between Heidelberg and Storms River, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber -coloured rivers and golden beaches. Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely drives, and the lakes and rivers lend themselves to swimming boating and fishing. A wide range of leisure options, spectacular scenery and a mild climate guarantee an unforgettable holiday experience when visiting the Garden Route in South Africa.
 


The region provides a stirring study in contrasts. The delightful town of George, known as "The Gateway to the Garden Route", graces a coastal plateau in a fertile area of lush greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Oudtshoorn, "Capital of the Klein Karoo", is set in a semi-arid valley, providing the ideal habitat for ostriches which are farmed here on a grand scale.
The Garden Route stretches on the southern coast from Heidelberg to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River. It’s a nook of the country that offers inspiration to writers and artists whose presence gives the Garden Route a trendy flavour. It is also a top priority of many a foreign visitor. The coastal drive links a series of charming towns interspersed with natural beauty. Along the way, every kind of adventure activity is possible; scuba diving, abseiling, fishing and more. The Tsitsikamma National Park, perched on a tumultuous Indian Ocean shore is one of South Africa’s most dramatic protected areas, combining marine and land attractions. Its indigenous forests are a haven for birdlife. One of the most geologically interesting parts of South Africa is the Klein Karoo, with its towering mountains and sheer gorges.


An important geological feature is the Cango Caves, a series of caverns and chambers naturally hewn out of limestone, situated outside the city of Oudtshoorn. The Cango Caves are among the top ten most visited South African attractions. Oudtshoorn itself, the heart of the ostrich feather industry when it was in its hey day the late 1800s and early 1900s, is well worth a visit. The grandiose, old feather palaces are still to be seen, while ostrich farms, now involved in the commercial production of meat, leather, eggs and feathers, can be toured, with the possibility of riding an ostrich.

For more info go to:
http://www.sa-venues.com/garden_route.htm


 

Monday, September 21, 2009

The beautifull South Africa, Accommodation and heritage sites to see.

Anotherpart of the Cape Province:
Things to see and do in mossel bay:

1) Jukani Wildlife Ranch & Care Centre:


Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the big cats such as lions, cheetahs, Bengal tigers, leopard (spotted and black), jaguar, pumas, caracal and serval cats and other wildlife species. Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is the only facility of its kind on the Garden Route and guarantees an experience of a lifetime to our guest. We believe in a personal approach to guests and an informative tour of the facility is part of your entrance fee.


2) Mossel Bay Craft Art:

4 renowned artists have joined hands to create a spectacular array of artworks. All achieved through the love and labour of the local people, empowering the township folk with skills and job opportunities. A favourite amongst visitors to Mossel Bay, visit the Mossel Bay Craft Art Workshop and watch Andre, Hein, Matthews and Zandra and their teams and trainees at work. Lots of unique gifts to choose from- shop to your heart's content


4) Sunset Cruise on the Seven Seas:





The Seven Seas is a 60 foot, motorized luxury catamaran and has been expertly fitted in order to ensure all her passengers will enjoy the cruise in a style, which benefits the stunning views. We have a stunning bar onboard with a capable crew which are always available to meet your needs.
We offer dining facilities, Hour Trips, Seal Island Trips, Sunset Cruises and Champagne Breakfasts. We can comfortable accommodate 65 people. We offer excellent Pub lunches, dinners or just delicious cake and tea. In the evenings we have a 2½ hour sundown cruise with a cocktail and a three course meal. We value your choice and offer something new for old and young. We also adapt our prices for all our senior citizens
5) Skydive in Mossel Bay:
Skydive Mossel Bay offers you the experience of a lifetime! Do a tandem skydive from 10 000ft strapped to an experienced tandem instructor and enjoy the free fall on your 1st jump! No experience required. After a short briefing we strap you into a tandem harness and you are ready start your adventure. 1st, we ascent to altitude in the aircraft and for 20 minutes you get a fantastic scenic flight over the bay area. Then it’s time to jump out! Before you know it, the tandem master has you out of the aircraft and in free fall. We'll free fall at 200 - 290 kph for up to 40 seconds. While we "Body Surf" the wind, we can do controlled turns, speed diving, and burn up the sky. All too quickly you will find the parachute opening and your adrenaline charged free-fall transitions into a quite peaceful parachute decent, where you and your instructor can talk and share the moment with you.



During the 5-7 minutes it takes to reach the ground your instructor can provide either a sedate gentle ride to the ground or a more radical roller coaster experience demonstrating spins and stalls as he skilfully takes you to our landing area.




But for more info on this See the Web Page:


http://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/gardenroute/detail.php?id=741




TABLE MOUNTAIN.
Table mountain was and is still the most unbelievable                  
site to see, and with the Airial cableway to the top
you can all but admire the proses it took to get it there.
The site from on top of the mountain is spectacular.
But don't let me spoil it for you go and have a look.
                                                                                                

As you  can see there  is quite a lot to see and do.

  • Go for the big bang- In the early days of the Cape colony, a lookout stationed on Signal Hill kept watch over Table Bay - and fired a signal cannon to warn residents of the approach and nationality of incoming ships. Wherever you are in Cape Town, you'll hear the loud boom of the Noon Gun fired from a battery on the lower slopes of Signal Hill at midday since 1902. Waiting for the big bang up-close is exhilarating. Set your watch precisely, cover your ears and join the countdown with the kids


  • Go shipwreck spotting- Keep your eyes peeled. The treacherous coastline around the Cape Peninsula is littered with shipwrecks. On your way to Cape Point on the Atlantic seaboard, the road via Chapman's Peak passes the wrecks of over a dozen ships from the Aster (1997) to the Clan Monroe (1905) visible near Kommetjie. Some of the most famous shipwrecks can be seen just off the coast from the Cape's top beaches: the Romelia (1977) off Llandudno, which strong swimmers can swim to offshore - the Antipolis (1977) off Oudekraal and the Seafarer (1967) off the promenade along Mouille Point


  • Light up lighthouses- The coastal road from Cape Point slithers like a snake down the cliff-face to Kommetjie, a tranquil little seaside village which means little basin. Guiding ships through the stormy waters of the Cape, Slangkop (Snake's Head) is the second most powerful lighthouse in Africa.


  • Go underground in the sewers- See Cape Town from a whole new perspective. Walk in secret underground passages to the Castle of Good Hope. The guided sewer tour starts in Vredehoek and follows 2km of drains to a dramatic outlet point at the Castle. A real adventure into the bowels of the old city. Not for the claustrophobic




 For for further info go to:
http://www.ioltravel.co.za/article/view/3675298

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Africa's nature and beauty.

The african bush and all that come's with it is a site for all to see share your experience with all and learn from it.
As u can see there is many places that u can visit with great scenery; For example Kruger National park starting from Malelane gate and running up to Pafuri gate next to the zimbabwe border.
There's a Verity of animals can be seen here from the King of the jungle to the water- loveing hippopotamus.









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