Friday, April 24, 2009

Outeniqua Backpackers - Affordable Accommodation in George

Outeniqua Backpackers is well-loved for its affordable (never cheap!) accommodation. Clean, cosy and convivial it has become a well known meeting place for independent travellers from all over the world. Ignore the grumpy owner (who is capable of faking a friendly smile now and again) and rather mix with the adventurous young guests.

The style is like spotting your professor in his t-shirt. You will encounter professionalism where it matters, but without losing the free flowing gentleness of a relaxed stay. Be warned, we are unashamedly snobbish. We wont ask you for a lot of money but will require a lot of attitude, values and intellect!

At Outeniqua Backpackers we offer daytrips to the Cango Caves, ostrich farms and all other gems of the Klein Karoo. You are free to make up your own itinerary for the day. Dawie, the owner, will drive you around in safety and air-conditioned comfort.

We offer advice and bookings for a wide range of adventure activities, and offer free shuttle service to and from the George Airport as well as free internet.

For more information on Outeniqua Backpackers in George click here

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Featured sites… May 2009

Bushman Curios Oudtshoorn & Mossel Bay
Curio & Gift shops in Oudtshoorn & in Mossel Bay

Victoria Bay Lodge – Victoria Bay
Self catering Holiday Accommodation in Victoria Bay

Smithlands Self Catering Accommodation – Cape Town
Self Catering Holiday and overnight accommodation in Cape Town

Montaqu Guest House – George
Holiday & Overnight accommodation in George

De Dekke Restaurant – Great Brak River / Mossel Bay
Family Restaurant, ladies bar & live entertainment in Great Brak River

Seven Seas – Mossel Bay
Island and sunset cruises on a motorized luxury catamaran in the bay of Mossel Bay.

Blue Whale Resort – George
Self catering accommodation and wedding & function venue just outside of George overlooking the ocean.

Woodmill Walk – Knysna
Shopping Centre with ample parking centrally located in Knysna

B-y’s Coffee Shop & Restaurant – Fraai Uitsig/ Klein Bark River/ Mossel Bay
Coffee Shop and Restaurant with great food in Fraai Uitsig. Take aways and ready made meals also available.

Victoria Heights Reptile and Bird Park and Super Tube

The Victoria Heights Reptile and Bird Park is located just outside of George on route to Victoria Bay. Here you will be taken on a very interesting tour that is both informative and educational.

Reptile Park
The Reptile Park houses a large variety of reptiles in their natural habitats.
Amongst the reptile there are Anacondas of more than 5 meters long, Cobras, Rattle Snakes, a Bullfrog, “Boomslange”, Likewane and more!
To much delight of young and old the Reptile Park is also home to a talking crow, small birds, monkeys and farm animals like goats and rabbits and more!

Bird Park
Exotic bird species, Loeries, more than 50 species of doves, and a variety of Swans, Geese, Ducks, Sparrows and many more species can be seen.
The owner of the Park has been breeding Show Poultry for the past 32 years. A number of South African Champions was bred by him and many of these are also residents of the Bird Park.

Super Tube
At 8,5 meters high the Super Tube is one of the highest in South Africa. This is 2,5 meters higher than the standard Super Tube!
The Super Tube and picnic area is perfect for those hot days! Picnic tables and umbrellas are placed around the Super Tube.

For more information on the Victoria Heights Reptile and Bird Park and Super Tube click here

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Croft House - B&B and self Catering Accommodation Knysna

Croft House Accommodation, is situated up a quiet valley approximately three minutes drive from Knysna and only 500m from the lagoon. We are thus able to offer our guests the peace and quiet of the country yet the town, with all its restaurants and amenities is nearby. Croft House offers three tastefully decorated apartments with en-suite bathrooms. Each apartment is equipped with mini kitchens, colour TV, clock radio, heated towel rails, hair dryer, heater/fan, safes, barbecue facilities and covered parking. The apartments are entered through a covered patio opening onto the garden.As each unit is equipped with a mini kitchen you are welcome to prepair your own breakfast. Alternatively a light breakfast can be served in the Croft House dining room or in the comfort of your own room. Breakfast is available at additional cost. Our guests can enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful 1ha property, home to a large variety of bird species.

For More information on Croft House click here

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Paddy’s Place Guest House – Mossel Bay Accommodation

Paddy’s Place Guest House is located in Mossel Bay along the Southern Coast of South Africa. The friendly staff and management of this guest house in Mossel Bay invites you to make yourself at home at the centrally located Paddy’s Place Guest House.

Paddy’s Place Guest House offers four bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and equipped for your every convenience, including television with satellite, telephones, internet facilities, kettle and a refrigerator with refreshments. Two family rooms are also available. Ideal for couples with children.

Guests can relax in their rooms but are also welcome to make use of the indoor guest lounge, verandah and garden area. A delicious breakfast will be served to you daily and other meals on prior arrangement.

Paddy’s Place Guest House is very centrally situated near restaurants, shops and just a stone throw away from the sea. We also offer transport to and from George Airport. Come and experience the intimate and friendly atmosphere at Paddy’s Place, Mossel Bay, an establishment that caters for tourists, holidaymakers and business persons alike.

Rates: From R255.00 to R315.00 Per Person Sharing Per Night - Breakfast Included

For more information and contact details please click here.

German Beer Festival @ Schwabinger Restaurant

The Schwabinger Restaurant at Alphine Inn Hotel in George presents the "Tanz in den May" Welcome May German Beer Festival on Sunday 3rd of May from 01:00 to the evening.

* German Style Grill/ Braai/ Salads/ Pizza and Children DISCO

* R60 Entrance per adult, children free (R30 for the Music, R30 for the Lutheran Church)
R10 extra for Tombola with nice prices.

* N2 Band – Calie & Ben
* Bookings necessary!

For more information on The Schwabinger Restaurant and contact details please click here.