To give you an idea of what to do and where to go have a look at this variety of daytrips.
Day trips in all directions:
- George (20 minutes drive):
Sadly, the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam train does not operate any more. An interesting and fun alternative is the Outeniqua Power Van. Travel in the Outeniqua Mountains, one of the most scenic railway passes in the country. Experience the forest and four passes, waterfalls and seven tunnels, fynbos and proteas, bird and animal life whilst listening to the commentary of an experienced tour guide. The panoramic trip takes 2 hours, with an additional half-hour for lunch at the panoramic picnic area. Take a picnic basket for a light lunch in the mountains.
- Oudtshoorn (1 hour drive):
Visit one of the Ostrich Farms and the famous Cango Caves. Or travel over the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert and back via Meiringspoort.
- Mossel Bay (45 minutes drive)
Enjoy a guided 4×4 game drive in Botlierskop Private Game Reserve or discover the thrill of White Shark Cage Diving. Also well worth visiting is the Dias Museum Complex.
- Knysna (40 minutes drive)
The waterfront invite you to stroll. Try the most fresh oysters in South Africa and visit the Heads, enjoying from there a lovely view. Visit the Knysna Elephant Park, experiencing these animals up close, or enjoy a boot trip on the lagune.
- Plettenberg Bay (1 hour drive)
Hike in the Robberg National Park or take a boattrip through the bay, where you get close to the dolphins und wales (June – October). Or visit Monkeyland and Birds of Eden.
- Tsitsikamma National Park (2,5 hours drive)
Take the old route via Nature‘s Valley. A short hike take you to the suspension bridge over the Storms River Mouth. Stop at the Bloukrans Bridge and witness the worlds highest bungee jump (214m!)