Adventure Tours

TOUR 1

CAIRNBROGIE ESTATE MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAIL

(with Cairnbrogie Estate within the Robberg Coastal Corridor) 

Experience a half-day mountain biking trail exploring the pristine coastal corridor between the Robberg Peninsula and Kranshoek (through Cairnbrogie farm) in the heart of the Garden Route.  This single-track coastal route offers panoramic views from Plettenberg Bay all the way to Knysna.  The pump track is also great fun for the young at heart while the tour concludes with a delicious gourmet picnic lunch. 

The Cairnbrogie MTB and Trail Park is a safe and secure area to bike, run and have fun and is suitable for adults and children of all ages and experience levels.  Situated on the Airport road, 12km outside Plett, the trail park has a network of trails to suit all levels, from beginners to intermediate, for both runners and cyclists.  At the centre of the park is the Dirtlab-designed pump track that offers a fast and fun ride for the kids while the Cairnbrogie Café provides an easy alternative for spectators.  For the more adventurous, experienced bike rider, the Trail Park offers a 12.5km single-track coastal route.   No matter your age of experience, the bike park will make an exciting addition to your adventures while contributing to the conservation efforts in the area. 

 

Robberg Coastal Corridor

The Robberg Coastal Corridor situated between Robberg Nature Reserve and Harkerville State Forest has been identified as a Critical Biodiversity area.  Cairnbrogie is at the forefront of a conservation effort where private land has been incorporated into a protected environment preserving the coastal Fynbos and Fauna from over exploitation. The area is critically important for the following reasons:

  • It is the most significant remaining ecological lifeline to Robberg Nature Reserve, the maintenance of which is essential for preserving biodiversity patterns and processes;
  • It is a priority area for conservation action
  • It is an essential contribution towards meeting national biodiversity targets;
  • It establishes a critical ecological link between Robberg Nature Reserve (Cape Nature) and Harkerville State Forest (SANParks);
  • It preserves the natural and scenic beauty of the coastline;
  • It preserves the archaeological significance of the area. 

Groups are limited to 6 pax 

Tour Details 

  • Departures: Daily on request
  • Departing: 09h00
  • Duration:  4 hours
  • Cost:  R550 per person including picnic lunch, conservation fees and guiding
  • Bikes:  Hiring and rentals on Request
  • Collections: Either at Cairnbrogie or from your Hotel, Lodge, Home 

 

TOUR 2

KEURBOOMS GORGE & GOUKAMMA CANOEING TRAIL 

Experience a canoeing adventure with a professional guide along the Keurbooms Gorge or Goukamma River.  This full morning river canoeing trail combines the best of canoeing with local knowledge of the surrounding vegetation, birdlife, marine environment and regional history.  A picnic lunch will be served on completion of the river trail. 

The Keurbooms Gorge Trail

The Keurbooms River is an iconic feature of Plettenberg Bay and is regulated by tidal activity which influences the Keurboom Lagoon. The river snakes through a vegetated gorge where it meets an open expansive system of channels and the wetland of the Bitou River.

While paddling the Keurbooms river one is exposed to the beauty of the area alongside Bird Island, a Peninsula and host to the largest breeding colony of Kelp Gulls. The birding in this area is prolific so keep an eye out for the African Black Oystercatcher and many many other endemics, migratory and pelagics. The Keurbooms Gorge has awe-inspiring appeal with many small and secluded beaches amidst the towering gorge dense with vegetation. . . 

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The Goukamma Marine Protected Area, covering an area of 2500ha, was proclaimed in July 1990. The reserve has some of the most densely vegetated dunes in South Africa and is home to the Goukamma River and the Groenvlei Lake which is fed by an underwater spring with no outlet to the sea.

The reserve is home to a wide variety of mammals including antelope, vervet monkeys, mongoose and otters. Birdlife is prolific with over 200-species represented including the iconic African Fish Eagle, the rare African Black Oystercatcher and the endangered African Penguin which frequents the shores of the reserve. Bottlenosed and Humpback dolphins are frequently seen between July and December as well as Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales. 

Tour Details

Departures: Daily on request

Departing: 09h30

Duration:  3 to 4 hours

Cost: R550 per person including collection and returns, Conservation Fees, Professional guide fee & picnic lunch

Collections:  From your Hotel, Lodge, Home

 

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TOUR 3

KEURBOOMS COASTAL HIKING TRAIL 

A full day hiking trail exploring the area between Keurbooms and Natures Valley along a rugged coastline containing some of the most spectacular sea landscapes in Africa.  All trails are led by a highly experienced eco-guide who is able to provide an in depth understanding of the marine ecology and surrounding environment.  The trail includes a gourmet picnic lunch at Forest Hall. 

Groups are limited to 8 pax / minimum 2 pax

Children over 14 years

Terrain & Difficulty: approx. 12kms with a river crossing at high tide 

Tour Details 

  • Departures: On Request
  • Departing: 09h00
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Cost:  R750 per person including collection and returns, professional guide fee, and gourmet picnic lunch at Forest Hall
  • Collections: From your Hotel, Lodge, Home

 

 

 

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TOUR 4

NATURES VALLEY TRAIL 

A full day excursion exploring the Groot River Valley and the Kolanderkloof by canoe and on foot with a picnic lunch. 

Nature’s Valley is the only village along the Garden Route in South Africa which is surrounded by a National Park and can never be expanded. The allure of this area is pristine indigenous forests protected by deep river gorges. Giant Yellow wood trees act as sentinels as you approach Nature’s Valley from inland. The village is bounded on the seaward side by the ocean. The Groot River winds its way through ancient gorges opening into a lagoon before entering the sea. This is pristine Africa with awesome indigenous coastal forests, coastal habitats, shell midden sites, two exciting river routes and bountiful bird and fynbos species. 

Due to the magnificence of the Groot River system, we offer a passive, guided canoeing for all passive adventurers. This adventure focus's on both canoeing and understanding the interpretive value of the surrounding vegetation, the river system, elusive mammal signs and birdlife. This trail can be combined with the Kolanderkloof Guided Walking Eco-Trail as a full day excursion in Natures Valley. 

The Kolanderkloof Forest Trail traces its way through pristine indigenous coastal forests offering an abundance of forest bird species and close encounters with the majestic Yellowwood Trees. While elusive and secretive, the mammal life is abundantly rich and traces of their presence can be found along the secretive pathways which have been used over aeons of time on both trails.  

Groups of between 6 and 12 pax 

Tour Details

  • Departures: Friday and Saturday
  • Departing: 09h00
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Cost: R750 per person including collection and returns, conservation Fees, professional guide fee & picnic lunch
  • Collections: From your Hotel, Lodge, Home

 

                              

 

       

 

                              All Knysna Collections are charged at an additional cost of R150.00 per person

Pick up from Knysna is 30 minutes prior to departure time 

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