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Birds Of Eden

Birds Of Eden

Home to over 3 500 birds, this free-flight aviary – the biggest in the world – is an amazing eyeful. Situated just outside of Plettenberg Bay, this 2.3ha aviary has a 3.2 mesh cover and a 1.2km criss-cross walkway. We were blown away by the 200 species  of birds, as well as small monkeys, squirrels, bats, bushbabies and breathtaking waterfall.

Join Us On Our Tour

 

Where To Book: Tickets are available at Birds of Eden. Combine your trip to Birds of Eden with one to Monkeyland and Jukani for a discounted price.

Tour Cost: R160 – R175 ($16 – $17.50) for adults and R80 – R90 ($8 – $9) for children (3-12 years old)

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Botlierskop Game Drive

Botlierskop Game Drive

One of our favourite this to do in South Africa is go on game drives, and Botlierskop Private Game Reserve has one of the coolest ones. With a variety of animals, Botlierskop – situated on Garden Route  – offers a three hour game drive that is breathtaking. Taking you up into the Quteniqua Mountains over a 3000 ha stretch of wildlife inhabited land, Botlierskop offer morning and afternoon game drives for overnight and day visitors.

Join Us On The Game Drive

 

Where To Book: You can book for this game drive online.
Cost: R395 ($40) for adults and R198 ($20) for children

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Penguins At Boulders Beach

Penguins At Boulders Beach

With a coastal drive and a colony of African Penguins waiting, the one hour drive from Cape Town to Boulders Beach is totally worth it. Situated just outside of Simons Town, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to swim with these majestic birds. We also viewed them from the boardwalk at a designated penguin-only beach. With limited parking and every tourist wanting to see the birds, we advise that you get to the beach early – especially on a clear, windless day. Remember to respect the penguins and their home. Do not touch, feed or chase after them. Let the penguins come to you – don’t crowd around them as they will panic and run away.

Join Us On The Beach

 

Cost: R45 ($4,50) for adults and R 20 ($2) for children. Cost includes entry to both the view boardwalk and the beach.

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Bloukrans Bridge Bungy

Bloukrans Bridge Bungy

There’s nothing that will get your adrenaline pumping than jumping off the highest bungy bridge in the world! At 216 metres high, it’s something we will never forget – and if you’re worried about safety, Face Adrenalin has a 100% safety record. If you’re not as brave to jump, do the bridge walk or zip line to the the bridge, but definitely go up onto the bridge and look down. To jump there are weight restrictions of less than 150kg and more than 35kg.

Join Us On Our Jump

 

Cost: R790 ($70) to bungy jump and R100 ($8,50) to do the bridge walk

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Cape Point Nature Reserve

Cape Point Nature Reserve

Home to buck, zebra, ostrich, baboons, 250 bird species and indigenous flora and fauna, the area offers beautiful lookouts, beaches, hikes and mountain biking trails. Make sure to stop by the Cape of Good Hope – the most southwestern tip of Africa – and the infamous lighthouse at Cape Point. Instead of taking the Flying Dutchman Funicular, walk up to the lighthouse and check out the lookout points along the way. The views just keep getting better. If you have the time take a walk down to Diaz beach (it’s a steep walk, but well worth it). You might spot some skimboarders or bodyboarders braving the open ocean swell. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly as Cape Town weather can change unexpectedly so come prepared.

Join Us At The Tip of Africa

 

Cost: Entrance to Cape of Good Hope National Park costs R90 ($8) for adults and R40 ($3) for children (aged 2 to 11). The Flying Dutchman Funicular costs R39 ($3) for a one way ticket.

What is the closest you’ve been to the tip of Cape Town?
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Crystal Pools Hike

Crystal Pools Hike

An hour outside of Cape Town, within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, is the Crystal Pools Hike. Challenging at times with loads of boulder hopping and steep uphills, this two hour hike along the Steenbras River Gorge leads to four natural rock pools. Starting at 6 30am from the roadside entry point we took about an hour to get to the first pool and another hour to get to the last pool. After a strenuous hike to the pools, we definitely enjoyed a refreshing dip in them.

Join Us On Our Hike

 

Where To Book: Hikers will need to obtain a permit from the City of Cape Town via email at steenbras.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za

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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

Just outside Plettenberg Bay is an amazing self-funded haven for animals to take refuge. Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is home to numerous amounts of wild cats, a honey badger, a few zebras and a snake exhibition. We spent a day at this amazing sanctuary learning about these animals and their stories of how they got to the sanctuary. We also got to see them up close.

Join Us On Our Tour

 

Where To Book: Tickets are available at the sanctuary. Combine your trip to Jukani with one to Birds of Eden and Monkeyland for a discounted price.
Tour Cost: R160 -R180 ($16 – $18) for adults and R80 – R90 ($8 – $9) for children (3-12 years old)

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Monkeyland

Monkeyland

Monkeyland is the world’s first free-roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. Sound fancy, right? Well it is! Expect to be surrounded by loads of monkey species, in their natural habitat. We took an one hour guided tour through the forest to see these incredible creatures up close – make sure to stick to the front of the tour group to see all the monkeys. We ended off our time at Monkeyland with a delicious lunch at the onsite restaurant on the lookout deck.

Join Us On Our Tour

 

Where To Book: Entry to the lookout deck and restaurant is free, but there is an additional cost for the tour. Tickets are available at Monkeyland. Combine your trip to Monkeyland with one to Birds of Eden and Jukani for a discounted price.

Tour Cost: R150 ($15) for adults and R75 ($8) for children

Have you ever had a close encounter with a  monkey?
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Teniqua Treetops

Teniqua Treetops

Tucked away in Outeniqua Mountain Range of Sedgefield, this tree house resort offer visitors an experience of a life time – and made all our childhood dreams of living in a tree house come true. These fully functional, eco-friendly tree houses (including dry compost toilets, solar heated water and river water for showering and bathing) combines modern living with the simplicity of the outdoors. Perfect for a family trip or romantic getaway, this self catering accommodation offers a break from the city hustle and time to experience nature like it should be experienced.  If you love the outdoors and nature then this accommodation option is for you.

Join Us In The Tree House

 

When To Go: Teniqua Treetops is an all year round accommodation option, but is particular beautiful in the summer months (November to March).

Where To Book: It is essential to make a booking online here.

Cost:
Honeymoon Tree House (secluded): R1265 ($130)  per night per tree house.
Family Tree House (1 bedroom, ideal for families with children under 12): R1573 ($160) per night per tree house.
Family Tree House (2 bedroom, ideal for family of 4 or group of friends): R1900 ($190) per night per tree house.
Disability Friendly Tree House (wheelchair friendly): R1265 ($130) per night per tree house.

Winter Special: 30% discount on all our treehouses. This does not apply during school holidays.
Peak Season (Easter and Christmas School Holidays): 30% premium on the tariff.

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Tree Top Canopy Tour

Tree Top Canopy Tour

We loved swinging from tree top to tree top on this three hour unique eco-wilderness zip line adventure. Located in the indigenous Tsitsikamma rainforest with platforms built around 700 year old giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees, up to 30 metres in the air, this tour is not for the faint hearted. Bonus: a light lunch is included.

Join Us In The Forest

 

When To Go: This is an all weather attraction, but there are age restriction of 7 to 70 years old, and a weight restriction of under 120kg.

Where To Book: It is essential to make a booking online here.

Cost: R450 ($45) per person including all gear, light refreshments and guides. For additional cost of R145 ($14.50), you can take home your experience on DVD.

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