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Winter news from Outeniqua Adventure Tours: July 2007

Well winter in South Africa is traditionally a quiet time for tourists, but there are still some major attractions at this time of year.

The winter months are usually best for visiting game reserves.The grass is much shorter, the lack of water in the ‘veld’ encourages the game to the waterholes and rivers so that the opportunities for good game viewing are at their best.

The Southern Right Whales make their annual migration to the warmer waters and are a treat to watch on a warm winters’ day. Good accommodation at reasonable rates is easy to obtain, in most of our favourite places, so all in all a winter holiday can be a real treat.

Our Autumn Cycling season was busy, with a few extra tours fitted in by Dave, who escorted two very energetic German cyclists on a testing Karoo mountain bike tour.
We then had the pleasure of hosting and guiding a group of 19 American cyclists from the Bicycle Adventure Club U.S.A. on a cycle tour from Cape Town to Jeffreys Bay, finishing with a fabulous two days at the Lalibela Game Reserve near Grahamstown.
This was a great experience for all of us.

We learnt all about the bicycles that fit into suitcases for travelling, made some wonderful new friends and had great fun sharing this adventure. It was a privilege to be able to show our visitors such diversity, of terrain, vegetation and cultures in a relatively short time and distance.

We hope to see more groups from this club back in South Africa in the future..
It is now time to start planning for the spring and summer holidays.
To date our spring calendar is fortunately busy, with a number of Flower tours and Cycle Tours already booked.

Summer is a great time to explore with the good weather and long daylight hours to be enjoyed. Please check our day trips and tours for some exciting ideas.

Greetings until next time.
Dave and Cheryl

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