The Garden Route is a term heard by many travellers to Cape Town, or surrounds, it is South Africa’s most beautiful stretch of land, topping the incredibly scenic spots and stops around the country. Its greens and golds, its high mountain peaks and wide expanses of white sanded beaches are famous to not only the international traveller but to many local travellers as well. The Garden Route is generally understood to stretch from Cape Town all the way along the coast to the Storms River which lies in the heart of the Eastern Cape, however the Garden Route actually only begins at Mossel Bay and for this reason so will the list of our scenic stops and spots. Continue reading “Scenic stops and spots along the garden Route”
The horse is an animal with the greatest spirit akin to man, a mans best friend and confidante, time immemorial. Cape Town’s beauty is known throughout the world, and it has on many an occasion been voted one of the most incredibly beautiful cities on earth. Sight seeing through the Mother City on horseback is by far one of the most soul finding and fulfilling experiences that one can have. There are many options when deciding to explore areas of Cape Town on horseback and this would sometimes make it difficult to find the perfect business for your needs, it is for this reason that the two top equestrian companies delivering absolute excellence and service with a smile are listed below.
Cape Town Horse riding
Cape Town Horse riding is most probably the largest of the equestrian travel companies in the Western Cape in terms of the wide variety of packages that they offer. Most of the equestrian companies scattered across the Western Cape concentrate on a specific area or type of package on offer, not Cape Town Horse riding. The areas that they cover are extensive and range from Stellenbosch to Franschoek, they offer wine land trails with package options including tasting and luncheons. The packages beyond the simplistic trails except for their beach trails are the Big Five Safari Trails, Multi Day Trails that are definitely worth looking into and the most amazing packages at great price value for romantic getaways. They are also extremely flexible in making sure that you are satisfied, therefore they will combine or create packages to suit not only the needs of the individual but of large tour groups as well. They have added their latest edition of Birthday party packages for the little ones. The packages include the riding gear, hard hats, guides, awesome party packs and of course the beautiful horses. Service with a smile and equestrian excellence makes them a definite company to check out. www.capetownhorseriding.co.za
This equestrian company are extremely proud to be the hosts of the SA Riding for the Disabled Association. They offer free therapeutic rising to children with special needs from previously disadvantaged areas including Ocean View, Retreat, Masiphumelele, Grassy Park and Mitchells Plain. Outside of the incredible work that they do for their community, they offer very fairly priced horse riding lessons as well as beach rides along the exquisite Noordhoek beach which seems to stretch on forever with its pristine white sands and cobalt blue sea. There are three trail rides every day accompanied by highly trained guides. Bookings are however essential. Contact them on www.sleepyhollowhorseriding.com
The Mother City has grown a habit of creating the most incredible suburbs which have been allowed to grow within themselves and nurture their own style and nature, whilst still keeping with the authentic Capetonian vibe. Muizenberg is one of the larger suburbs of awesomeness where you can get everything you can conjure up in your imagination and so much more.
Long beach is precisely what the name suggests… a very, very long beach. However, Long beach is not only a pristinely white sanded beach of heartfelt serenity but also one of the most epic sites to dive along the coast of the Cape Peninsula. The entire area is beautifully scattered with an intense amount of interesting and beautiful fish that are not common to the area at all, as well as an amazing marine life of colourful vibrancy, there are also several small wrecks that along with the winter visibility which is the best is an awesome adventure to experience.
The name of this incredibly beautiful bay like beach comes from the large amount of gigantic 540 million year old granite boulders that frame the beach in, these various size granite boulders are found all along the coastline but are especially concentrated here at Boulders Beach. However the beach is not famous for the granite boulders, the beach is better known and loved for being one of the last remaining African Penguin breeding colonies.
Cape Town is known as one of the most beautiful cities on our green planet, now what would a beautiful city such as the mother city be without a naturist / nudist beach present? Sandy Beach is one of these tassel free, skin is the in thing, emperors new clothes wearing area, and if you’re too shy to show much more than just an upper thigh then Sandy beach is best left untouched.
The Mother City is famous for her beautiful beaches and pristine blue waters, though they may be cold they are exquisitely perfect for great activities such as wind surfing, surfing, body boarding and all round water sports. Bloubergstrand is a pebbled pleasure with snow white sand and deep cobalt blue sea, as well as having the most exhilirating views of the majestic Table Mountain as its main backdrop.