We custom design each individual tour around your specific needs. We offer a variety of options ranging from cultural tours, wildlife encounters, personalized shopping, cooking, and an in depth look at the artisan and his/her individual story. Allow us to awaken your soul!

ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK - FULL DAY TOUR

ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK

7 am pickup.

Travel through the city towards the north passing Bird Island. The Island is home to the biggest breading colony of African Penguins anywhere in the world, entering Addo at Matyholweni Gate.  

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Big 5 wildlife viewing

  • Addo flightless dung beetle

  • Spotted Hyena, Black-backed jackal, Caracal

  • Over 400 bird species including Blue Crane, Denhams Bustard & Martial Eagle

  • Bambanani Fresh Art - Leatherwork

Lunch is included in this 8 hour tour.

OCEAN SAFARI

Awehness ocean cruises offers a unique boating experience combining a deep love of nature & conservation with a strong desire to share all that Algoa Bay has to offer with both local and international visitors alike.The chartered tours around Algoa Bay are relaxed and fun with a touch of adventure, exploration and discovery. From the Islands to the sea life, our bay has something for all.

Oyster Cruise:R500pp

Nearby Island Cruise: R900pp

Water Front Cruise: R400pp

We have various chartered cruises on offer as well as customised options for those looking to create their own unique experience. There are regular sightings of various marine mammals, birds and wildlife on our cruises.

HIGHLIGHTS:

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Dolphins

Penguins

Whales (seasonal)

Marine Birds



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MOHAIR, CITY & CULTURE - FULL DAY

8:30 am pickup.

Travel towards the subburb of Walmer and Mohair South Africa headquarters. Participate in an informative presentation on mohair production. A city tour rounds off the morning, followed by lunch. Meet local artisans & visit a warehouse market.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mohair production

  • Campanile, Fort Frederick, Donkin Reserve, Vuyisile Mini Square

  • Wezandla gallery and craft center

  • Local Artisans

  • Beer, Rum, and Gin tastings on offer (additional charge)

Enjoy meeting local craftsman, watching their process and shopping till you drop!

Lunch is included in this 8 hour tour.

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Nature hike with Graeme Pienaar

A unique experience along the Bay's coastline. Pick up from your hotel/guesthouse/Werk_ in a tuk tuk at 08:00 and drive along the coast line, discovering all the blue flag beaches and rich coastal history of the Bay.  Drive up to the point where the famous lighthouse is located, South Africa’s third oldest Lighthouse and a great photographic opportunity. Diverse coastal fynbos and St. Francis dune thicket flora finds its home amongst the natural dune vegetation and rocky outcrops which form part of this protected reserve. Discover abundant wetland and coastal birdlife. 

On the way back, you can stop off at SANCCOB penguin rescue station.

 
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Birding experience with Andy Nixon

A unique experience along the Bay's coastline.Pick up from your hotel/guesthouse/Werk_ in a tuk tuk at 08:00 and drive along the coast line, discovering all the blue flag beaches and rich coastal history of the Bay.  Drive up to the point where the famous lighthouse is located, a great photographic opportunity and walk to the point for some exciting bird spotting oppertunities.

Roseate Tern, Antarctic Tern, Damara Tern. Bridled Tern Sooty Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Lesser Black-backed Gull Cape Gannets , Subantarctic Skuas, Red-footed Booby

On the way back, you can stop off at SANCCOB penguin rescue station.

E-BIKE TOURS

E-bikes is a great tool for beginners to use to get into mountain biking and the same goes for those that are unable to pedal or ride a standard bicycle, as this may offer more accessibility to some.

COASTAL ROUTE:

3 hours - 24km

Visit 3 blue Flag beaches along our pristine beachfront before taking you into the Cape Recife Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can delight in natural wonders and beautiful coastline. We also visit SANCOBB PenguinRehabilitation Centre. Further into the wildlife sanctuary we stop at the famous Cape Recife Lighthouse and point.

BAAKENS VALLEY ROUTE:

2-3 hours - 24km (technical rating 4/5)

CROSSWAYS:

3 hours - 29km (technical rating 3/5)

ADDO:

The Zuurberg Pass tour can be between 20-30km

Technical rating 2/5

INTLE:

12km(Technical rating 2/5)

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AWEH-EXPERIENCES

1) Stampede Ocean Safari

Travel through the city to the Harbor, visit St.Croix, Jahleel and Brenton Islands. View the largest breading colony of threatened African Penguins anywhere in the world.

2) Lunch with Frederick & Son(Gourmet Burgers & Boeries)

The story of a family meat business that began in the rural Karoo in 1905 and continues in the form of a gourmet burger restaurant located in an historic neighbourhood of a South African city.

3) Awe - Experiences

Awe experiences give you the oppertunity working with artist and crafters on something special you can take home. Spend this time learning a new skill and get a glimpse into the life of an artist or crafter.

Leatherwork Flamework/Glass blowing Printmaking

Jewellery Making Graffiti/Public Art Fashion Design

4) End of the day with some beer tasting at Richmond Hill Brewing Co.

Custom options include the following: Exchange one or more of the above activities with E-bike Tours, Edible Vegetation Hike, Birding Hike or book a professional photographer to document a day in your travels.