Robberg, situated 8km south of Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, is not only a nature reserve, but also a national monument and World Heritage Site. Rocks from this region date back 120 million years to the break-up of Gondwanaland and evidence of middle and later Stone Age inhabitation has been found in a few of the caves along the peninsula. Visitors can find out more at the Nelson Bay Cave interpretive centre.
A guided walk gives you the opportunity to hear the history and make sure you get the most of your time in this Nature Reserve. The animal life that calls this place home is abundant but you need a keen eye to find them in the bush. This is a great place to see bird life as well. Some highlight features of a visit here include spotting the rare blue duiker, the Western Cape’s smallest antelope; walking alongside one of the seven climbing-falling dunes on the Cape coastline; and viewing the highest navigational light on the South African coastline, at the Cape Seal Lighthouse (146m above sea level). This vantage point also gives you great views to see dolphins, whales, the seal colony and sometimes even a penguin or two!
INCLUDES: Guide, refreshments and a snack
TIMES: Reservations Needed.
PRICES: R400 for the shortest route. For longer routes, contact us for pricing-there are 3 different routes.
AGES & FITNESS LEVEL: Must be able to hike for 5km
GROUPS: 2-12 people per group
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen,
WHAT TO BRING: Water and bring a jacket as the weather can turn quickly
Experience an African way of life by exploring the everyday life of a real African; with a guided tour you are able to explore interesting facts about the Xhosa history and Tribal culture. Meet the local children at the crèche and be entertained by their beautiful voices in song, The children are always happy to see new faces and get the chance to make someone smile with songs or just giving hugs to willing participants. See where the locals buy their everyday essentials. This Township tours offer close and personal interaction with the local community.
The funds raised through the township tours gets utilized to pay Teachers Salaries and towards the maintenance of the Qolweni nursery school (crèche) . This gives all children the opportunity for the education they deserve. This allows their parents to seek employment knowing their children are well looked after and fed. The trust also creates jobs by employing teachers for the crèche. Currently the crèche has a principal and 7 teachers looking after 240 children.
Please note that you will need to meet at the office then drive in your own car to the township meeting place-transportation is not provided.
INCLUDES: Guided walk.
TIMES: Approximatly 1 hour for the walk, you must must show up 15 minutes before the tour time at the office. Reservations Needed.
PRICES: R300 per person
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable shoes
WHAT TO BRING: Camera, hat, sunscreen, the weather can get cold so bring a warm jacket or rain jacket for rainy weather. Small South African Rand denomination bills (money) to shop at the local shops if you would like to buy something.
Walking is always the best way to get an up close and unique experience when you want to explore a new place. Below are the two best guided walks in the area! If this is your first trip to South Africa or your fifth, and you have never truly seen one of the townships and how the locals live, you should make this a priority. Not only is the tour an insight into the local
culture, but your tour cost goes directly into making their lives better. And of course Robberg Nature Reserve with not
only beautiful scenery and animals, but also history dating back to the stone age. Maybe you've walked the reserve
on your own but you missed most of the "magic" of it. Make sure to take a guided tour and see it all!