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WESTERN CAPE ACCOMMODATION

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Klein Karoo

Rooiberg Lodge

We offer our guests the opportunity to kick-back, relax and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Klein Karoo, situated 350km from Cape Town and 100km from Oudtshoorn. The Lodge is situated in the heart of the Klein Karoo, nestled in the foothills of the Rooiberg Mountains, and extends over some 14 000 hectares of Fynbos and Succulent Karoo.

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Garden Route

Teniqua Treetops

Eight suites are nestled within the magnificent indigenous Knysna Forest. The suites are built in a gorge, so access is from ground level and the front of the suite is built on stilts ranging from two to six meters above ground, giving you breath-taking views of the Karatara Gorge or the majestic Knysna Forest.

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Swellendam

The View Swellendam Country House

the View Swellendam is a beautiful, luxury Country House. It is set in large gardens at the foot of Marloth World Heritage Nature Reserve. The house has four beautifully appointed en-suite rooms, with a bar fridge, coffee station and Netflix. 

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Overberg / Van der Stel Pass

Porcupine Hills Guest and Olive Farm

Porcupine Hills Guest and Olive Farm, just 1,5 hours outside of Cape Town, is located in the Overberg along the beautiful Van der Stel Pass. As a partner of the Groenlandberg Conservancy, and a private nature reserve, the farm stands out from it's agricultural neighbours, and guests have the opportunity to explore a diverse flora and fauna during their stay.

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Klein Karoo

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE KLEIN KAROO WHICH IS PART OF THE WORLD FAMOUS GARDEN ROUTE IN SOUTH AFRICA. We are located 6.5 km just outside of Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich capital of the world. The lodge is situated only 300 metres from the tar road leading to the Cango Caves.

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Oudtshoorn

Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve

Wildehondekloof Private Game reserve situated 40 minutes from Oudtshoorn.

With the magnificent Swartberg Mountains as a backdrop and sweeping views out over the karoo fields, lies Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve.

Come and share the bounty and breath-taking beauty this 4000-hectare reserve has to offer.

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Barrydale

Plaas Wegbreek

Experience the serenity and safety of a quiet Klein Karoo fruit farm, 7km from Barrydale on the R62-route. The Appelhuis and Withuis is a beautifully restored old cottages, surrounded by orchards and mountains in the Doornriver Valley. 

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Overberg / Hermanus

Mosaic Lagoon Lodge

Nestled between ocean and towering mountains, this ecological gem is a splendid wilderness filled with unique birds and plants; beach, water and land adventures; creative food; rejuvenating spa and friendly caring service. On the Cape Whale Coast, Mosaic is centrally located to whale watching, marine tours, shark cage diving and exploring the Overberg Wine Region.

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Riviersonderend Mountains

Rusty Gate Mountain Retreat

Rusty Gate is truly a Mountain Retreat, nestled in the Riviersonderend Mountains, with unsurpassed vistas over the Helderstroom valley and Overberg area. The property, spanning 290 hectares, lies adjacent to the Riviersonderend Nature Reserve, abounds with fynbos and proteas and offers ample for nature lovers to enjoy.

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Ladismith

The Country Garden

Welcome to The Country Garden in Ladismith, Western Cape! We love our farm and hope you will too!! Come and experience countryside peace and quiet... farm life... farm cottages... country walks... birds... stars... fresh air.

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Garden Route

Forest Edge Nature Lover's Retreat

Forest edge is surrounded by the Knysna forest. Our establishment has 3 ponds for viewing birds and tall trees on the property. There is a Sanparks trail (Drupkelders) Right outside our gate and what makes this magical is they only allow 12 people a day to visit this trail.

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Garden Route

Moontide Riverside Lodge

On the banks of the tidal Touw river, surrounded by the Garden Route National Park, Moontide is both a romantic retreat and the perfect base from which to explore the region. Choose from nine individually-decorated rooms, each with private garden entrance and their own outdoor seating area.

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Klein Karoo

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is an authentic and contrasting natural space, it serves as a major role player in the conservation realm- which is imparted and intricately woven into our guest experiences. It is a true example of a successful rewilding project on an epic scale within the Western Cape, underpinned by peer reviewed, research-based conservation practice.

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Oudtshoorn

De Zeekoe Guest Farm

De Zeekoe is a beautiful lusern farm , with a variety of activities for the whole family. We offer a variety of luxurious en suite rooms and self-catering options & great activities for the whole family! Enjoy hikes, biking, swimming, and our exclusive Five Shy Meerkat Tours Come and relax in our beautiful surroundings in the Garden Route - Klein Karoo

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Cederberg

Klein Cederberg Nature Reserve

South Africa’s Cederberg region is heralded as one of the most premiere bouldering and rock climbing destinations in the world. We are conveniently located along the Cape Birding route with international birding tour groups visiting us yearly to catch glimpses of the sought-after Cinnamon-breasted Warbler and Cape Eagle Owl.

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Mossel Bay

Gourikwa Reserve

Gourikwa Reserve is 2455 Ha and features Albertinia Sand Fynbos, Blombos sandveld, Canca Limestone fynbos and Hartenbos Dune thicket vegetation that attracts a wide variety of birds.  The various hikes on the Reserve are very accessible and offer different lengths. 

BIRD GUIDES AND TOUR OPERATORS

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Garden Route and Klein Karoo

A 2 Zebra Adventures

We specialise in small or private on-foot birding experiences in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo areas. Not only do we do birding, but we combine our birding with some fun local activities as well. Activities such as wine-tasting, track and spoor identification and night-time creepy crawly hunts.

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Overberg

The Swellendam Twitcher

I specialize in small or private birding or nature experiences in the Overberg.

 

I am flexible in what I can arrange for my guests so tell us what you looking for and I will see what we can arrange.

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Overberg and Cape Winelands

Abundant Birding

Cheryl and Lester have had over 30 years birding experience in Southern Africa. Originally from Kwa-Zulu Natal, we have now settled in Hermanus, our base for birding trips. We would love to guide you on your birding adventures through the Overberg and Beyond.

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Province Wide

Lawson's Birding, Wildlife and Custom Safaris

Lawson’s Birding, Wildlife Safaris, and Custom Safaris offers first class birding and wildlife trips to a range of countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. Contact us today to set up the safari of a lifetime!