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Hemelsbreed farm Witpeer cottage
SUPERHOST
Farm stay · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Hemelsbreed farm Witpeer cottageWitpeer cottage is a charming one bedroom cottage, decorated with a bit of French flair. It is set in a tranquil location on the farm, with verandas on both sides offering views of the majestic Sonderend mountains. The wood burning stove and an electric blanket will ensure that you stay cozy during those chilly winter evenings. 8km from the charming village of Greyton.

De KrantzHuis@Elandsvoetpad, Nieuwoudtville
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2 baths

De KrantzHuis@Elandsvoetpad, NieuwoudtvilleA visit to De KrantzHuis is like rejuvenating the soul with only the peace and stillness that nature can inspire. Set on the summit of the Van Rhyns Pass towards Nieuwoudtville, it is the ideal place to find serenity. Walk into a beautiful open plan living area, with built in fireplace in the kitchen. The lounge opens onto the most majestic view of the valley. De KrantzHuis boasts two en-suite bedrooms, quality finishes and outdoor showers. And cool off in the pool on hot summer days. Ps wifi.

Newstead Farm, historic homestead-Nguni Cottage
SUPERHOST
Farm stay · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Newstead Farm, historic homestead-Nguni CottageThis is our very special home that we look forward to sharing with you. Newstead Farm, built in 1848, is the original homestead of the valley and exudes charm and elegance. The location offers you the relaxed farm life but yet with easy access to so many of the wonderful things to do on the Midlands Meander from excellent restaurants, top golf courses, wedding venues and schools as well as easy access to Nottingham Road, Balgowan, Curry's Post. Newstead Farm is your escape in the countryside.

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  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Top-rated things to do in South Africa

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  • Paddle with the Penguins
    Meet Terry Corr or Jon Monsoon, Your qualified Marine Conservationists and Sea Kayak guides at our Shark Warrior Adventure Centre at Seaforth beach, receiving an interactive presentation. You will receive a safety briefing before jumping into our comfortable sea kayaks, and head out into the big blue. Rounding the corner, you will be faced by incredible African Penguins at Boulders Beach. Paddling is easy, at your own pace and we reach the remote Windmill beach, where we spend time in the sun swimming. On our return journey, we head out to Ark rock to visit playful cape fur seals. We paddle back to our centre to complete our experience. An awesome adventure that is responsible, the best way to meet the Penguins, learn more about sharks, and the wonderful creatures that inhabit the unique kelp forests. Other things to note Very Important! As an AirBnB experience and required by SA Government regulations, we require all our guests to follow our CoVid 19 Protocol which requires mask wearing, hand sanitizing, temperature check and social distancing. Please Bring your swim suit, towel, phone, hat, sun cream
    From Price:€21 / person
  • The Art of Penguin Conservation
    Waddle with me (and my sidekick Sushi) into the fascinating world of Africa's only penguin species! Over the course of a fun and informative chat /drawing class you’ll discover little-known facts and amazing insights into the unique lifestyle of our endangered penguins and the conservation challenges they face all brought to life through my photos, videos and our very own penguin drawing created during our time together. (Your completed artwork at the end will form part of a global penguin conservation project.) Most importantly: by participating in this experience, you will be directly contributing to the conservation of African penguins. This can be added to your home-school schedule as a biology, conservation, and art class, or it can be a fun way to connect as a family celebrating a special event or as a corporate team working remotely. Book a Private Experience for just your group or contact me for dates and times not shown. No matter your age, the story of our African penguins will enthrall you and definitely leave you with a new appreciation for penguins being more than just cute waddlers.
    From Price:€17 / person
  • Bo-Kaap : Walk with a local
    We start the tour at 71 Wale Street where we discuss the origins of the oldest suburb in South Africa. Our walk then takes us past the Auwal Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in South Africa, which was started by enslaved people in defiance of Dutch law, in 1794 . We stop along the way and grab a koesiester, before walking down the street with all the colourful houses. This is the most-photographed street in South Africa. We then work our way towards Cape Town’s famed spice shop, Atlas, where you will smell the heady aromas of spices used in everyday Cape Malay cooking. These are the same spices used by slaves as an expression of freedom in their masters’ kitchens.
    From Price:€13 / person
  • Experience The Underwater Wilderness
    The trip starts with a meet and greet as well as completing the indemnity form. We then head down to the beach to issue you with your snorkeling gear (If you don't have your own), taking some time to ensure everything fits properly and you're feeling nice and comfy and cover any questions or concerns. We will get your shoe size for the fins when you book. For beginners we also run a short "skills" session, where we will teach you the basics of using your gear, how to get water out of your mask, how to move in the water and how to fix potential problems you may encounter whilst snorkeling, the purpose here is merely to ensure you are comfortable and have FUN ! After this, we hit the water, where we will point out interesting marine life and also keep a beady eye on you. You can expect to see at least 20-50 species of fish, corals, a wide variety of invertebrates and big shoals swimming around, including Moray Eels, Parrotfish, Damsels, Surgeons, Butterflyfish and loads of other colourful invertebrates. The entire trip lasts about two hours and includes photos of you snorkeling underwater and a free copy of our marine life ID guide. Other things to note The experience is really safe and relaxing, we don't go out into the open ocean at all and water is seldom more than 1.5m deep. Our departure times may vary depending on the tides and ocean conditions
    From Price:€21 / person
  • Snorkel the magical African Seaforest
    You are about to snorkel the magnificent Great African Seaforest, one of THE SEVEN WONDERS IN THE WORLD! There are only 9 seaforest eco-systems in the world & this is the ONLY one along the African continent. Special right? Welcome to Cape Town Freediving! We can't wait to meet you & share this ocean adventure with you! MEET & GEAR 1. We start with a warm welcome & briefing on the location for the day, answering questions & providing information on what to expect at the snorkel site. The location is always accessible from shore & chosen with your utmost enjoyment, safety & ease in mind. 2. We provide you with a high quality wetsuit & snorkel gear to keep you snug & warm. 3. We bring a big yellow buoy for safety & for you to hold on to if a little more reassurance is required. SNORKEL ADVENTURE 1. The African Seaforst is truly wild. We will explore the incredible kelp forest from above & possibly encounter one or more of the following: schools of fish, seals, penguins, small sharks, octopus, curious sea creatures & animals. 2. Our ocean adventures serve to awaken a deep connection to Nature & Mother Ocean. Come with a curious mind, be inspired & leave feeling refreshed & in awe. 3. Let's warm up over a hot cup of tea & fresh fruit whilst we reflect on our shared ocean adventure! HOSTS: Martin, Stephan, Daniela, Jacqui
    From Price:€45 / person