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
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
We hope to see more groups from this club back in South Africa in
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