Canopy Tour, Tsitsikamma
Glide among the treetops in this 30-metre-high zip line tour of Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy unrivalled views as you make your way along ten treetop platforms with guides who’ll teach you about the protected forest – one which is populated by giant Outeniqua yellowwood trees up to 700 years old. On your wired flight, you might even be able get a closer look at the park’s brightly coloured birdlife, including the Narina trogon and Knysna loerie. (Ages seven and over).
Around 2½ hours
Close Encounter Whale Tour, Plettenberg Bay
Enjoy a breakfast and commence on a venture to get up close and personal to some of the most majestic beings in the animal kingdom. This tour runs between June and November, giving you more chance to see humpback and southern right whales who both visit around these months, alongside the resident Bryde’s whale. (Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.)
Dolphin Marine Eco Tour, Plettenberg Bay
Take a trip around the bay to try and spot various marine wildlife along South Africa’s Garden Route. Wildlife you might spot includes bottlenose and humpback dolphins; Bryde’s, southern right and humpback whales and a Cape fur seal colony. Tour runs January-May. (Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.)
Knysna Oyster Cruise
Take a scenic cruise around Knysna and across its famous lagoon. Pass ‘The Heads’, a pair of cliffs that form a natural opening into the lagoon and out into the Indian Ocean. Learn about one of the world’s most decadent foods as you try some of the freshest oysters you can find. A famous delicacy in Knysna, you’ll taste both wild and cultivated oysters and, accompanied with some wine, it’s a luxurious way to experience the local cuisine.
Meerkat Excursion, Oudtshoorn
Rise early to catch the start of a meerkat’s day on this morning excursion. As a clan (or a gang, or mob) of meerkats come out of their burrows to go about their daily activities, you’ll experience some time up-close to these endearing upright creatures with a knowledgeable guide to fill you in on the goings on. Endemic only to Southern Africa, this is a wonderful way to view these animals in their natural habitat.
Sea Kayaking, Plettenberg Bay
Kayak right beside beautiful marine wildlife on this amazing tour. See dolphins as they swim, leap and frolic, and kayak to Robberg Nature Reserve for a close encounter with the Cape fur seal colony. Between mid-June to January, you could find yourself among the visiting whales. Suitable for all levels of ability – you’ll be accompanied by qualified and passionate marine guides who have great knowledge of the ocean. (Ages 14 and over. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.)
Around 1½ hours