Activities in South Africa

There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

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There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

To get the best out of this site, make use of the search function at the bottom of the page. Use our news & events submission form to submit activity items.

Rustenburg - Canopy Touring in Magaliesberg

The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is a unique eco-adventure that takes clients on a tour down the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof, set in the ancient Magaliesberg Mountains. Eleven platforms have been built against the cliffs and rock faces of the kloof (ravine) and are joined by long steel cables that adventurers slide along to reach the next platform.

Much like a "foefie" slide, the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour essentially involves zigzagging down the kloof while stopping at each platform to admire the expansive views and surrounding ecology.


Howick - Canopy Touring in the Karkloof

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The Karkloof Canopy Tour is a unique eco-experience that takes people on a 3 hour adventure through the magnificent Karkloof indigenous forest.

The concept of guiding people through the upper canopy of a rainforest originated in Costa Rica, where adventurous biologists devised new methods for accessing the forest canopy in order to conduct research on the undiscovered canopy ecosystem.


Winterton - Canopy Touring in the Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Canopy Tour is now officially open! Situated in an indigenous forest of the Central Drakensberg, in the shadow of the towering Cathkin Peak, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour awaits you. Boasting Africa’s first elevated rock face walkway with a good mix of both cliff face and treetop platforms, and cable slides over the forest up to 60 metres high, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour must automatically go to the top of your “must do” list.

Experience nature like never before as you slide through the forest canopy and enjoy a unique birds-eye view on the world around you. Set within the magnificent Blue Grotto forest, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour is guaranteed to take your breath away. The forest is home to over 150 species of birds including the rare Bush Blackcap.

Led by trained guides as you glide between platforms perched in trees


Tzaneen - Canopy Touring in Magoebaskloof

The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour will take you on a journey into a previously inaccessible realm of nature, as you traverse the upper level of indigenous forest and ancient mountain cliffs, overlooking the spectacular Groot Letaba River gorge.

The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour includes awe-inspiring slides and platform viewpoints over three giant waterfalls, each tumbling up to 20 metres into the sparkling river below.


Stanford- Madres Kitchen - Pied Kingfisher on the side.

Madres Kitchen
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Madre's Kitchen in Stanford makes the most unbelievable baked cheese cake. We were back there over the weekend, after a few hours on a hiking trail, to sample yet another piece.

It was as good as always, but here's the thing. There is a resident Pied Kingfisher that hangs around by the little dam right outside Madre's. 


Stanford - Hiking at Salmonsdam Nature Reserve

Salmonsdam Nature Reserve
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Salmonsdam Nature Reserve, run by Cape Nature is a small reserve not far from Stanford in the Western Cape. There are three hiking trails available.

The longest is a Mountain Trail from the foot of the Perdeberg mountain and at the top there’s a view over Walker Bay, Caledon and Bredasdorp. The second trail is the 4km Ravine Trail through Keeromskloof and through small patches of indigenous forest. The final trail is the Waterfall Trail of about 3km through thick fynbos down to the falls and back.


Hermanus - Scenic Quad Bike Tours

Topquads Scenic Tours offer exciting quad biking tours on Ruwami Private Nature Reserve on the farm Honingklip in the Overberg. Honingklip farm is about 15 minutes from Hermanus and just over 90 minutes from Cape Town.


Hermanus - Paradiso Restaurant Winter 2010 Specials

Ristorante Paradiso
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Paradiso Restaurant in Hermanus is offering 50% discount on all Pizzas and Pastas On Monday to Thurday from 16:60 to late at night.

 They also offer 50% off all pasta dishes on Saturday and Sunday Lunch.

 Paradiso Restaurant can be contacted on 028-313-1153 and they are situated at 83 Marine Drive Hermanus.


Hermanus - Romantiques Bygones and Collectables

Romantiques Bygones and Collectables
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Every now and then you find a cute shop that’s just a little different from its competitors in the same field.

Romantiques Bygones and Collectables is such a store. Just relocated to new premises in 14 Aberdeen Street, Hermanus, Romantiques Bygones and Collectables is full of surprises by way of Africana books, old military equipment, uniforms, books, personal accessories, A big display of Coca Cola Memorabilia, Fine Porcelain, Crockery, Cutlery, Enamelware, Farming equipment, Tools, Toys, model trains, garden implements and so much more.


Cape Town - Hotel School Restaurant

Sample the mouth watering cuisine of award winning chefs in a relaxed and beautiful setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Located at the water’s edge of the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of Robben Island, the Cape Town Hotel School Restaurant welcomes you for any kind of occasion.


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