Category: Adventure

The trail winds up steadily through the pines. You lean forward gently to ease your weight. Up here, on horseback there’s a great stillness and peace in the world. No thoughts disturb you now and the only sounds that you…

In Grootvadersbos, the reward for distance, strength and stamina is heightened by a feeling of having travelled a million miles from where you came from. No dogs barking. No crowds chatting around the next corner. No hum from the city.…

On mornings like these the winter sun shimmers on the surface of the calm sky surrounding you, as you slice into the mirrored mountain, like it was made only of watery gold. Diamonds dance inside your vision, as water droplets…

“Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow”. – Sir Edmund Hillary Bright snow dusting the peaks of the Langeberg mountain range in Swellendam, after a…

It’s such a huge part of your life here, that it permeates into everything. It’s such a subtle thing to notice, that sometimes you can forget to be aware of it at all. It’s just a feeling. A background kind…

It feels like the most beautiful privilege to throw a few items into your backpack on a Monday morning, lace up your boots and walk out of your front door and up the road, through a forest and onto a…

This one literally has it all: deep, lush kloofs and waterfalls, swimming pools with views across Swellendam, a flat (plaat) top that can be taken at a trail running pace or used as a picnic break, and your choice of…

Wedged into the lush, forested folds that rise up to create 10 and 11 o’ clock peak, you will find a wooded, arched entryway. Behind this, the trees already lean heavily onto each other, creating a dappled tunnel that murmurs…

Buffeljags Umshanti Dam Cruise Canoe Boat Swellendam Sunset

Chuck on your slops, grab some beers and a pack of wors, we’re heading out onto the dam today! Kosie’s double-decker river boat loads up a bunch of friends, canoes in tow, and moors just inside a deep shaded kloof…

Family Dad Hiking Hike Child Swellendam Marloth Weekend Koloniesbos Dad

Sometimes a quick stroll is all you need for that afternoon “reset” in our nature reserve. Whether the legs are too young or the knees too old, the Koloniesbos trail offers you a gentle, circular meander through a cosy indigenous…