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50th Birthday Celebration

50th Birthday Celebration

Overberg Wine Walk 3 night option This is our Overberg Wine Walk 3 night option. We offer 2, 3 and 4 night Wine Walks with a generic agenda that we present as a basic idea of what we offer. However, invariably, as was the case with this one, things were changed and...

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“Girls Weekend Away”

“Girls Weekend Away”

Our traditional Wine Walks have started becoming celebrated special events, from annual reunions, family holiday times and most recently, birthday celebrations. In October of 2019 we had 4 special ladies celebrating their annual excursion, last year it was Carols turn...

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HMS Birkenhead Disaster

HMS Birkenhead Disaster

The town of Birkenhead is situated along the west bank of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool on the west coast of England. This is where the HMS Birkenhead was laid down, at John Laird's shipyard in Birkenhead. Initially as the frigate HMS Vulcan, but...

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Slackpacking Vine to Beach

Slackpacking Vine to Beach

Slackpack Vine to Beach This is Wine Country On our wine walks, trails and slackpacking walks or hikes which are based in the famous Hemel en Aarde valley, and part of the Overberg and Cape Fold-belt mountains. Because this is a wine region, with many world famous...

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Birding South Africa

Birding South Africa

BIRDING SOUTH AFRICABirding SA offers outstanding infrastructure, with regards to accommodation and food. Therefore birding in South Africa with its varied landscapes and wildlife make it one of the greatest countries in the world to bird in.  To find over 500 species...

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5 Night Ramble

5 Night Ramble

Bookings are open for new reservations. We have just completed two rambles, one in August and the other in September, See what our exciting 5 Night Ramble has to offer. Priced from R 7 400 per person, discounted rates for group bookings. Because of the Covid-19...

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JAPAN TO RESUME COMMERCIAL WHALING

JAPAN TO RESUME COMMERCIAL WHALING

Commercial whalingI just read a very sad news article that I believe will have a severe impact on the global whale conservation effort. It was announced that Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling...

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4 Night Ramble. Don’t miss out, Book Now

4 Night Ramble. Don’t miss out, Book Now

Join us on an Overberg 4 Night Ramble, whale viewing and wine tasting in the picturesque Hemel en Aarde wine valley over the long-weekend period from 21st to 25th September 2019 Be a part of this exciting offer accommodation on the farm is limited.                   ...

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Whale Coast Hiking Trail

Whale Coast Hiking Trail

Whale Coast Hiking Trail The most popular and world renowned whale coast hiking trail along the western Cape coast is without doubt the Whale Trail. It is also one of the most rewarding hiking trails in the western Cape. Unfortunately bookings are very difficult to...

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Whale Trail Flowers

Whale Trail Flowers

Whale Trail Flowers The Whale Trail Flowers are not usually considered by most people who hike the De Hoop Whale Trail. Most people hike the trail for the dramatic weathered cliffs, glorious beaches, bird life and of course the prolific amount of Southern Right whales...

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Southern Right Whales

Southern Right Whales

Southern Right WhaleGreat news for the Southern Right Whales. With all the bad news and negativity in the media, especially when it comes to the state of our marine resources, it's great to be able to share something rather more uplifting. On Saturday, with a one day...

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Cape Dwarf Chameleon

Cape Dwarf Chameleon

Cape Dwarf Chameleons Bradypodion pumilum The Cape Dwarf Chameleon. This small chameleon ranging in size from 2-15 cm ( including the tail) is  native to the Western Cape Province. They are usually considered endemic to the subcontinent, but some...

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Hermanus Overstrand Beach Walk

Hermanus Overstrand Beach Walk

Hermanus Overstrand Beach WalkSopiesklipThe Hermanus Overstrand beach walk to Sopiesklip is what most people imagine walking on the beach is all about.The Hermanus Overstrand beach walk starts at Grotto Beach's Blue Flag Beach, the distance from Grotto Beach to...

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Hermanus Breakaway Holiday

Hermanus Breakaway Holiday

Hermanus Breakaway Holiday Hermanus Breakaway holiday with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Hermanus Breakaway holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our...

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Beach Walk

Beach Walk

Beach walkSopiesklip Beach WalkThe beach walk to Sopiesklip is what most people imagine walking on the beach is all about. The beach walk starts at Grotto Beach, Hermanus’ Blue Flag Beach. The distance from Grotto Beach to Sopiesklip is 6 kilometers, along...

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Overberg Holiday Breakaway

Overberg Holiday Breakaway

Overberg Holiday Breakaway Overberg holiday breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Overberg holiday breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our...

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Breakaway Holiday

Breakaway Holiday

Breakaway Holiday Breakaway holiday with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Breakaway holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure...

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Breakaway

Breakaway

Breakaway Breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate located in Hermanus...

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Overberg Breakaway

Overberg Breakaway Overberg Breakaway with Africansunroad Tourism, we offer three options for the perfect weekend, midweek or romantic Overberg Breakaway. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure...

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Hiking Getaways

Hiking Getaways

Hiking GetawaysAfricansunroad Tourism offers three options for the perfect hiking getaways, midweek or romantic Overberg holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate Hermanus. Where...

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Hiking Getaway

Hiking Getaway

Hiking Getaway Africansunroad Tourism offers three options for the perfect hiking getaway, midweek or romantic Overberg holiday. We offer an all inclusive package with accommodation at Seldomere, our beautiful home in the secure Estate Hermanus. Where...

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Oudebosch Leopards Gorge Hike

Oudebosch Leopards Gorge Hike

Oudebosch Leopards Gorge The Oudebosch Leopards Gorge hike is a day hike in the Kogelberg Nature reserve. Our departure is from the conservation office close to the Oudebosch cabins, where one picks up a  permit at R40 per person. Because the hike requires leaving a...

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Palmiet River Walk

Palmiet River Walk

The Palmiet River Walk The Palmiet River is a typical Western Cape river in that it is supplied by winter rainfall.  The name is taken from the endemic, robust, semi-aquatic plant that flourishes along the river banks and marshy areas. The name derivation Prionium...

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Whale Trail Bookings

Whale Trail Bookings

Whale Trail Bookings. When you book any trail with us, this is the guiding experience you are getting.     2 FGASA ( Field Guide Association Of SA) qualified marine, field and Cape Tourism guides to enhance your trail experience, providing a wealth of knowledge to...

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Kruger National Park bookings

Kruger National Park bookings

Kruger National Park bookings Kruger National Park, the park is situated in north-eastern South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo. During a visit to...

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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, in north-eastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do...

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Kogelberg Hike

Kogelberg Hike

Kogelberg Hike Overview The Kogelberg Hike. We offer 5 Kogelberg guided day hikes, and 2 overnight trails - guided or unguided. So the Kogelberg Biosphere encompasses the entire coastal area from Gordon’s Bay to the Bot River vlei, and inland to Grabouw and the...

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Beach Walk

Beach Walk

Beach WalkOur Beach walk. We planned the long beach walk from Grotto beach on the east of Hermanus. At the point where the Klein Rivier flows into the sea, to Klipgat Cave at De Kelders. The planning of the beach walk is important because if the mouth of the Klein...

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Hermanus Wine Walk

Hermanus Wine Walk

Hermanus Wine Walk The Hermanus Overberg Wine Walk walk is a guided experience, and one can choose from 2-4 days within the fynbos, vineyards and olive groves of the Hemel & Aarde Valley in the Overberg. The Hemel & Aarde Valley starts about 3 km from Hermanus...

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Hike South Africa

Hike South Africa

Hike South Africa When you Hike South Africa and experience De Hoop and the Whale Trail Hike - Cederberg - Kogelberg - Fernkloof and many more. Hike South Africa and experience Hiking Cederberg mountains and nature reserve are located near Clanwilliam (+ 300km north...

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Hike Fernkloof Hermanus

Hike Fernkloof Hermanus

Hike Fernkloof Hermanus If you hike Fernkloof Hermanus, you will be spoilt for choice because there are so many hiking options to chose from, we offer guided hikes in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. There are some 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying degrees of...

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Hike Hermanus

Hike Hermanus

Hermanus Fernkloof Hike Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Hermanus Fernkloof Hike offers a very big area to explore, there are almost 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty to choose from. And because hiking is not for everyone, the Fernkloof Reserve...

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Three Sisters Trail

Three Sisters Trail

Kogelberg Three sisters trail Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve The Kogelberg Three sisters trail starts on the north western side of the car park at the Kleinmond Golf Course. The Kogelberg Three sisters trail hike is an 8 km circular route, and one has the choice of going...

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Cederberg Hiking

Cederberg Hiking

Cederberg HikingCederberg Hiking and walksThere is a wide choice of accommodation options from camping, self catering cottages to 5 star lodges. Cederberg Hiking - One of the best ways to experience the area and its people is to walk the Heritage Route founded by...

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Fernkloof Hike

Fernkloof Hike

Fernkloof Hike On a Fernkloof Hike, we offer guided hikes in the Fernkloof Reserve. There are around 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying in difficulty, all professionally guided to suit your level of fitness and ability. The Fernkloof Reserve A hike in the...

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Fernkloof Hermanus Hike

Fernkloof Hermanus Hike

Fernkloof Hermanus Hike The Fernkloof Hermanus Hike; we offer guided hikes in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve of various distances.There are some 60 kilometers of hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty professionally guided to suit your level of fitness and...

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Coriolis Force

Coriolis Force

Coriolis Force The Coriolis force like gravity is a force the affects many aspects of our daily lives on earth in a variety of different ways. The wind and the ocean waters are two of the most common elements on our planet that are directly affected by the...

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Ocean currents and Upwelling

Ocean currents and Upwelling

Ocean currents and Upwelling Ocean currents-Upwelling, worldwide there are ocean currents that follow along predictable paths because of the constraints of the immovable continents and rotation of the earth. The position of the fixed land masses or continents and the...

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The African Penguin

The African Penguin

The African Jackass PenguinGeneral informationThe scientific name: Spheniscus demersus or the African Jackass Penguin – from the Greek word spen, a “wedge”, referring to the streamlined swimming shape and demersus is a Latin word meaning “plunging”. The...

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Symbiotic relationships

Symbiotic relationships

Symbiosis Symbiotic relationships In nature Symbiotic relationships may take various forms. Parasitism, Commensalism, Amensalism and Mutualism. I am not going to discuss amensalism in any great detail because it is a very rare form. However the three most common types...

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Three Sisters Trail

Three Sisters Trail

Kogelberg-Three sisters trailKogelberg Biosphere ReserveThe Kogelberg-Three sisters trail starts on the north western side of the car park at the Kleinmond Golf Course. Kogelberg-Three sisters trail hike is an 8 km circular route, and one has the choice of going...

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Whale Trail De Hoop Nature reserve

Whale Trail De Hoop Nature reserve

De Hoop Whale Trail De Hoop Nature Reserve The Whale Trail in the De Hoop Nature Reserve is a hike - tramp named after the more than a hundred Southern Right Whales that return to the waters of the De Hoop Nature Reserve every year to calve and mate. Why the Whale...

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Alien Plant Clearing

Alien Plant Clearing in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. The threat to the Cape Floral Kingdom. Alien plant clearing is necessary to protect the fauna and flora of  the Cape Province. The Cape Province covers 717 800 square kilometers, approximately 60% of the area of...

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Nossob 4×4 Eco-trail – Botswana.

Nossob 4×4 Eco-trail – Botswana.

Botswana safari. Mabuasehube - Nossob 4x4 Eco-trail Botswana - Mabuasehube Game Reserve. Our Botswana safari started on the 15th Dec 2011, we arrived at Mabua gate at 15h00. The vehicle was stocked with 140 liters of water and 9 bags of firewood, in...

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The Whale Trek/Hike-in winter

The Whale Trek/Hike-in winter

Whale Trail hike in winter The Whale Trek or Hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve 5 night slack-packing trail.We recently returned from hiking the Whale Trek or Trail  on the Cape coast of South Africa in the De Hoop Nature reserve.. I now feel “qualified” to write this...

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Whales and  Southern Right Whale

Whales and Southern Right Whale

Whales-Southern Right Whale Whales - Whaling  - a short history Whales-Southern Right Whale, have visited our South African coastline for centuries and Hermanus is one of their favourite playgrounds. Southern Right whales were given their name as they were considered...

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Afro-montane forest Assegaaibos  in Fernkloof

Afro-montane forest Assegaaibos in Fernkloof

Afromontane Forest  Afromontane forest - Fernkloof nature reserve Assegaaibos an example of an Afro-montane forest Walking in the Afromontane forest - Fernkloof nature reserve, we approached the pristine Afromontane forest called Assegaaibos .The tree...

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San Sebastian Experience

San Sebastian Gourmet Tours San Sebastian Gourmet Tours is an example of gastro tourism in a city where such a concept makes greatest sense. What most sign-ups have in common is an interest in the culinary life of a city where food and drink, rather than museums and...

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Whale Trail Adventure

Whale Trail Adventure

From the dark lands of The Whale Trail Adventure to... This Whale Trail Adventure was my 5th whale trail and its beauty still takes my breath away! Whale Trail Adventure  Whale Trail Adventure - there had been an extensive burn in the De Hoop Reserve in mid September...

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Martin Berasategui in San Sebastien

Martin Berasategui The best of Martin Berasategui - Cuisine. Certainly a highlight of my Spanish Foodie expedition was a visit to Martins restaurant just outside of San Sebastian. He is a Basque chef and the holder of 8 Michelin stars in total which is more than any...

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Etxanobe in Bilbao

Etxanobe Etxanobe is a 2 Michelin star restaurant, situated on the top floor of Palacio Euskalduna in  Bilbao. Etxanobe Bilbao is rated by many to be one of the absolute best in Spain.In  September I  was blessed with a unique opportunity to work  as a chef in...

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Annie B’s kitchen in Vejer

Annie B’s Kitchen It is written that ” the best way to appreciate the culture of any area is through its food and its wine”I had come Vejer and to Annie B's kitchen to experience the Arab influence on the cuisine of Southern Spain. Vejer de la Frontera and Annie B's...

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