Do you page through the wildlife photographic portfolios on Africa wishing you could also capture the perfect moment on camera? Do you wish you could also capture the perfect African sunset or wildlife scene on camera? Do you want to gain knowledge on nature photography and how to master the art of photography?
Our photographic safaris will offer you the opportunity to do this while visiting the perfect area in Southern Africa. It does not matter whether your main interest is nature photography, landscapes, people, sport or architecture; we will make your dream photo a reality.
Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s city centre, the wine routes offer visitors picturesque scenery, friendly hospitality and excellent wines. Most estates have daily wine tasting, cellar tours and sales – some by appointment only – and there are many choices when it comes to wine route tours. And because wine and food belong together, some of the world’s best restaurants can be found in the Cape Winelands.
GENERAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Buying traditional crafts in South Africa is not difficult. There are stalls on almost every street corner. There are also some great markets, such as Greenmarket Square in Cape Town, and the Rosebank Craft Market in Johannesburg. There are also many curio shops and many museums and hotels also have shops. However if you are looking for something out of the ordinary -you need to look a little more carefully.
In the Cape, you can have hours of fun window shopping the boutiques and antiques stores in Long Street, Woodstock and Kalk Bay, Simonstown and Stellenbosch. And while Kwazulu-Natal may not have great fine art, when it comes to traditional crafts, it has some wonderful alternatives. This list gives you a few of the better places to start hunting a unique work of art.
ADDO ELEPHANT PARK
Addo Elephant National Park is South Africa’s third largest national park, stretching a massive 180 000 hectares over Eastern Cape's Sundays River region. Responsible for the conservation of five of South Africa's nine major vegetation zones, the park encompasses a massive section of ecological biodiversity, with the types of flora and fauna ranging extensively over the various landscapes. Areas of conserved vegetation, many facing a possible extinction, include Albany Thicket, Fynbos , Forest, Nama and the Indian Ocean Coastal Belt - consisting of coastal dunes and grassy plains that make up the largest coastal dune field in the southern hemisphere.
ELEPHANT BACK RIDES
Elephant Back Rides / Walks offer the once in a lifetime opportunity to ride (or walk with) these incredible creatures. As you traverse through indigenous Cape fynbos atop of the elephants, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Outeniqua mountain range. The experience is rounded off with light snacks and a drink. Exclusive riding / walking safaris are also available where you can have the elephants all to yourselves. Booking is essential.
Whale watching in season time ( June - November ) is a must and a very rewarding experience. We have various operators doing whale watching cruises, as well as normal boat and sunset cruises. Dolphins, Sharks, Seals, and other marine species can be seen on these trips and it will entertain everyone
The whales come to Mossel Bay every year to breed. Have your camera with zoom lens ready, you just might see one of them breach the surface of the water for some spectacular shots of them jumping.
SEAL ISLAND CRUISES
Seal Island in Mossel Bay is populated by over 2500 Cape Fur Seals and the island is surrounded by their greatest enemy - The Great White Shark. Seal Island boat trips are done hourly everyday ( weather permitting ) and will take you on a boat cruise from Mossel Bay harbour around Seal Island and back. If you are lucky, you might spot some sharks, dolphins or maybe even whales ( in season ). Come learn more about these playful creatures.
The bungy jumping hotspot of South Africa and pretty much the world!! With a great location close to us, you have a great choice. The World Highest Bungy..a whopping 216m at the Bloukrans Bridge ( highest single span bridge in the world ).
Bungy Jumping is normally a highlight on a Garden Route visit. The location is very close to various other activities and you will have a very scenic drive from Mossel Bay to this location passing through beautiful towns such as Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
On the bridge there is a lot to do. Even for the non bungy jumper. You may do a bridge walk to the spot where the jumpers jump from, at a small fee. There is a restaurant at the lookout point where your friends and family can eat while they see you jump. This is a great spot for taking photos and video! Don't forget your zoom lens!
SHARK CAGE DIVING
Dive with the Great White Sharks in Mossel Bay around Seal Island. The island is populated with over 2500 cape fur seals and is a primary hunting spot for the most respected predator of the ocean, the Great White Shark. With very good sightings you will have a experience of a lifetime viewing these magnificent animals from within their own world. Very Safe and no training is needed. This is guaranteed to be one of the biggest highlights of your life. If you are lucky, you might even see one breach the water's surface..
These majestic animals are averaging 2.5 to 7 meters long and viewing them in the ocean is amazing. Viewing the action from the top is also a great treat for those who have not yet seen a shark form the boat.
If you’re looking for a unique way to explore the lush Garden Route, Blackwater Tubing is the way to go. Ideal for the adventurous soul, travel deep into the Tsitsikamma National Park’s untouched indigenous forest with this adrenaline-pumping five-hour adventure. Supervised by two friendly and experienced guides – tube, float and hike your way down Storms River and see the Garden Route as you’ve never seen it before. Including tubing, paddling and balancing, swimming, tube tipping, exquisite nature walks, bird watching and rock jumping.