In true SA Guided Tours style, a recent trip to Jhb provided an opportunity to leave the highway and explore the dorpies and delights of the platteland. 3 ‘foreign’ provinces, 9 days and literally hundreds of photos cannot easily be covered in one post so we’ll condense it to a highlight or two. (See our … More PE to Joburg and back – via the roads less travelled.
Sometimes when looking back over pictures from recent tours one is struck by themes which pop up unbidden. Our recent vastly different tours to the Wild Coast and to Steytlerville provided 2 such themes: Textures: Sand, wood, rock, vegetation, water, sky – Nature’s juxtaposition of texture is simply magnificent. And sometimes Man adds yet another … More Reflections . . .
SA Guided Tours delights in exploring and showcasing little known aspects of any area. So, on a recent adventure into the interior, we left PE and took in these sights.
Those who dismiss the Karoo as simply a semi-arid wasteland are missing some of SA’s most fascinating attractions. Among the natural are the awe-inspiring rock formations of Meiringspoort or the Valley of Desolation, which contrast with the vast plains and typical Karoo flat topped koppies. The hardy vegetation survives against all odds and is remarkably varied. The fauna … More The Karoo – blue skies by day, bright skies by night!
Pristine Eastern Cape – Why not let SA Guided Tours take you there? If you want a true retreat, try the Great Fish River Reserve. No radio or TV, no cell reception, few people – perfect isolation! Stone & timber chalets, comfy beds and linen, solar powered lights and gas cookers, however, mean you are not bereft of … More The Great Fish River Reserve -away from it all!
Past and present merge Sport, art, horticulture, politics, recreation – every facet of daily life is covered. And for the energetic, throw in exercise and you’ll see PE from every angle!
What a weekend in PE! Gale force winds could not drown the spirit of the crowd watching the SA vs Sri Lanka ODI on Saturday. This followed by a glorious sunshine super Sunday – a boon both for visitors from Queen Mary 2 and those watching a batch of penguins released back to the sea … More January in PE bows out with a great weekend.
A trip to the Wild Coast is a well known panacea for the rat race. BUT an SA Guided Tours tour delivers more than the norm. Beaches – beautiful or rugged – are a given, as is the iconic Hole-in-the-Wall. BUT – what about seeing a 2nd, ‘Baby’ Hole-in the Wall? Fabulous accommodation and cuisine is pleasing. … More Best way to end to the year – A Wild Coast Meander