World’s longest Zip-Line in Mossel Bay

Welcome to Mossel Bay Zipline – the longest over-ocean zipline in the world. Seriously – we checked. And, at 1100 meters (3608 feet) long, you’ll have time to take in the scenery.

Zipline over the ocean at speeds of up to 80km/h (or 50MPH) for those in the Americas) and enjoy unparalleled views of the cliffs, ocean and sea life.

Take the journey with us and let us show you a unique and unforgettable experience in the heart of this beautiful coastal town. We’re ready, are you?


Cross Cape Cycle Route now open

The Western Cape’s Cross Cape cycling route officially opened on 12 May 2017

Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities, announced that the first ride along the 742km route from Plettenberg Bay to Stellenbosch would start on 12 May. Ahead of the ride, MEC Winde will outline the route at an event in Stellenbosch.

MEC Winde, who is leading the inaugural ride, invited residents in each of the participating towns to join the group as they travelled through each leg.

“The inaugural ride officially opens the route and we are very excited about the economic opportunities Cross Cape will unlock in towns along the route.

“Individual riders will be able to complete the route, event organisers can arrange races and local entrepreneurs will package their own offerings around the route. There is no cost to ride the route, and it is open to all throughout the year.”When you embark on the Cross Cape cycle route, you’re opening yourself up to a multitude of invigorating and unique experiences. The smell of fynbos, the feel of cool ocean breezes, the sights of wide open spaces, the sounds of wildlife and the tastes of local culture will move you like no other journey can.

That’s why the Cross Cape cycle route is no ordinary journey. It’s a journey through the senses. Being immersed in your surroundings means you can see, touch, taste, hear and feel all that this captivating landscape has to offer. Our mission is to grow cycle tourism in the Western Cape and with each turn of the pedal, you’ll find yourself closer and closer to the authentic heart of the Cape.

This route is open 24/7/365, free of charge. Simply download the map, pick your pace, plan accordingly, and go for a ride. At 40 to 50 km’s a day, leisurely rides will complete the full route in 15 to 20 days. If you’re fit on the bike, and able to easily do over 100 km’s a day, you could cover the full distance within 7 days. Read more here…

Route 62 – An Introduction

Route 62 is a tourist route in South Africa that meanders between Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, the Garden Route, and Port Elizabeth, offering the scenic alternative to the N2 highway. Route 62 is named for the R62 provincial route, which it follows from Montagu to Humansdorp, but the tourist route extends further along other highways to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Also known as the Wine Route, Route 62 leads through the wine-growing areas of Wellington, Tulbagh, Worcester, Robertson and the Klein Karoo and is thus one of the longest wine routes in the world. Activities along Route 62 include wine tours, safari drives, tribal art, cultural tours, museums, hiking, mountain climbing, 4×4 routes, canoeing, horse riding, ostrich riding, fishing, caving, and even skydiving.

Route 62 spans a distance of 850 km from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
Places of interest

Between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth you will be able to stop in the following towns:

Montagu – with its thermal baths and fruit trees
Barrydale and Ladismith – beautiful towns, extremely popular amongst hikers
Zoar and Amalienstein – former mission stations
Calitzdorp – the centre of the South African Port wine production
Oudtshoorn – South African centre of Ostrich breeding
Robertson – The valley of wine and roses

Read more on Wikipedia

The Garden Route – An Introduction

The Garden Route (Afrikaans: Tuinroete) is a 300-kilometre (190 mi) stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Witsand in the Western Cape to the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape.

The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous estuaries and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, Great Brak River, Little Brak River, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Nature’s Valley; with George, the Garden Route’s largest city and main administrative centre. Recently the towns of Albertinia, Riversdale, Heidelberg, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, De Rust and Uniondale have been added to the Garden Route district and municipality.

It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Temperatures rarely fall below 10 °C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28 °C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains just inland of the coast.

The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean, with mountain passes, including the Outeniqua Pass, linking the area with the arid Little Karoo. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. Nearly 300 species of birdlife are to be found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forest to wetlands. In 2017 the Garden Route was added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

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