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Helderberg Nature Reserve

Helderberg Nature Reserve

The Helderberg Nature Reserve is situated in Somerset West on the slopes of the beautiful Helderberg Mountain overlooking False Bay.

There are picnic spots, a visitor centre, our gift shop, exhibitions and hiking trails for young and old. Enjoy our abundant birdlife, stroll around and watch the tortoises lazily mowing our lawns.

Telno: 021 851 4060 or 079 719 0757

Stoney Point Pinguins

Stoney Point Pinguins

Stony Point Nature Reserve is home to one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguin in the world.

Located in the quaint coastal town of Betty’s Bay in the Overberg, the Stony Point Nature Reserve is home to a unique colony of African Penguins. Stony Point offers the public the chance to see these wonderful flightless birds up close, via the boardwalk through the colony, which allows the public to observe the penguins go about their daily activities in their natural habitat, without disturbing or disrupting them.

Also present in the colony are three species of cormorant; the Crowned cormorant, Cape cormorant and Bank cormorant, all of which breed on the outer rocks. There are also Hartlaub’s Gulls and Kelp Gulls which forage in the colony, while the Rock Hyrax, more commonly known as the Dassie, can be seen on the surrounding rocks.

The colony lies on the site of the old Waaygat Whaling Station, which was used to harvest and process whale meat in the early to mid 1900s. Remnants of the machinery and infrastructure for this long-defunct industry can still be found at the site.

Opening hrs: 08:00 – 16:30
Tel.no: +27 (0) 28 272 9829

Harold Porter Botanical Garden

Harold Porter Botanical Garden

This lovely garden is situated in the centre of the coastal fynbos where the flora is at its richest. It encompasses mountain slopes with wind-clipped heathlands, deep gorges with relict forests, flats and marshes with restios, sedges and bulbs, as well as dunes adjacent to the beach with specialised salt-adapted plants. The Garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools.

Bike & Wines

Bike & Wines

Bikes ‘n Wines runs bicycle wine tours through the Cape’s famous winelands where our guests enjoy the best wine tasting Cape Town has to offer. We also offer bike rentals and Cape Town bike tours which include beer, food and art cycle tours through the city.
Our aim is to speak to the adventurous individual seeking a more authentic South African touring experience.
Our tours provide you with the opportunity to visit the Winelands by spending the day cycling through the vineyards and along private farm roads, dipping your feet in rivers and dams along the way and learning about this historically diverse area by experiencing its richness.
Mind your business: Through our use of public transport and bicycles, as well as other recycling initiatives, Bikes ‘n Wines alleviates its carbon footprint; absorbing all of the environment’s beauty without releasing harmful pollutants into it. Set a good example for your office and kickstart some green thinking by associating with businesses involved in environmentally aware practices.

Tel: 021 823 8790    bookings@bikesnwines.com   www.bikesnwines.com

Canopy Tour Helderberg

Canopy Tour Helderberg

A zipline canopy tour in the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breath-taking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountainscapes only an hour’s drive from Cape Town by car could well be exactly what you are looking for. Thrilled zipliners who have completed the course have described it as super safe. One commented that the quality of the structure and equipment was reassuringly high and had made her fear of heights irrelevant.
Lonely Planet recently listed Cape Canopy Tour, located in the Elgin Valley near Grabouw and scaling the rugged Hottentots Holland mountains in the Cape Nature reserve of the same name, as second on the list of the world’s hottest new tourism experiences for 2015. Cape Canopy Tour was the only African attraction to make the list! It has been described by Lonely Planet as “vertigo-tinged fun” and “an exciting aerial perspective”.
Situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, we have partnered with CapeNature to take you into a previously inaccessible and pristine part of this amazing World Heritage Site. Only one hour from Cape Town, we offer a fully guided adventure activity for nature enthusiasts of ages 5 to 75!

Tel: +27 21 3000 501
Email: zipline@capecanopytour.co.za

Fatbike Tour

Fatbike Tour

This is the ultimate chilled Sunset ride from near Grootbos nature reserve down the mountain to the top of the Sand Dunes. The trail to the dunes is special, running on a narrow sandy horse trail through the Fynbos. When reaching the dunes we will make our way up and across to reach a fantastic downhill section where we will pick up speed before reaching the top of our first vertical dune face. The long shadows on the sand contours are very special and this is a breath-taking trip for all. We will tackle all the Dunes from the top of the mountain down to the ocean to watch the sun dip over the horizon. Our 4×4 will collect us from the cliff edge and we will drive back to the meeting point.

Tel: 0824664519     info@fatbiketours.co.za    www.fatbiketours.co.za

Whale watching

Whale watching

The peak whale season runs from June to mid December, annually. The exact date all depends when the star performers arrive and depart.

Hermanus hosts the bulk of the Southern Right Whales that migrate to South Africa. In addition to the Humpback and Brydes whales an abundance of other marine life can be seen.

Our purpose-built catamaran Miroshca, complies with all safety regulations and its configuration provides spectacular viewing and comfort.

Tel:  0823530550   info@southernrightcharters.co.za  www.southernrightcharters.co.za