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Spring news from Outeniqua Adventure Tours:

The Western Cape this year had an excellent winter rainfall, with the high ground and mountains often covered with snow. With all this water at the right time, the Spring flowers along the West Coast were spectacular.

We were fortunate to have organised two tours, enabling these groups to fully enjoy the wonderful experience of seeing the countryside in all its splendour.
A highlight is always the area around Nieuwoudville, with the waterfall, Kokerboom Forest, the farm Matjiesfontein and the unbelievable hospitality of the people.
The coastal flowers between Doringbaai and Vredendal were an amazing display, huge ‘bunches’ of orange, yellow and white flowers, as far as the eye could see.

The itinerary we had planned, leaving from George, included the flower show at Clanwilliam, the coastal stretch between Lamberts Bay and Vredendal, up onto the escarpment at Nieuwoudtville, then back to the coast via Sutherland, Seweweekspoort, Calitzdorp to George. This is an extremely beautiful and varied route.

We shall be doing repeats of these tours next year, possibly extending one of them to include Springbok, an area also renowned for the mass flower displays in the ‘veld.’

Our season of cycle tours in September and October,was again very busy, this year all the itineraries we used were in the Little Karoo and Garden Route.

The ‘Door-to-Door Challenge,’ which includes the Montagu Pass, Rooiberg Pass, Cloete’s Pass,(plus a few un-named passes) was again completed this year. This time, it was a small group from Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg who enjoyed every metre. This type of holiday remains really popular with those who enjoy the physical challenges of the day, combined with comfortable, interesting overnight stops.

Summer and the busy Christmas season is fast approaching. For those people wanting to enjoy a holiday in the garden Route, there is something for everybody. Good accommodation, great beaches, mountains and forests to explore.
In addition to the usual day trips on offer, i.e. Cango Caves, Knysna, etc, here is an interesting alternative.

An excursion to the Millwood Gold Mine site and an easy walk at Jubilee Creek near Knysna is a delightfully cool and pleasant way to spend the day and experience the magic of this beautiful forest. Contact us to find out more about it.

Have fun

Greetings from Dave and Cheryl

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