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Take a 3 minute South Africa holiday...

Take a 3 minute South Africa holiday...

It's often a little hard for visitors to South Africa to get a sense of the scale and beauty of the natural environment in the country, particularly in the countryside where still photos often don't do the places justice.

That's why we particularly liked this superb video made recently of The Otter Trail by Etienne Schoeman.  It's really worth watching so grab a cup of tea and take a 3 minute holiday!

This hike starts in Nature's Valley near Plettenberg Bay and continues along a totally undeveloped section of the south coast of the country. The natural surroundings are utterly stunning from wildlife marine and terrestial to virgin indigenous forests and hidden coves. It's in fact so famous that it's almost become a pilgrimage by South Africans: if you haven't done The Otter Trail, you're not really a Saffer!

The Otter Trail is a multi-day hike but you don't need to do all the nights and you don't need to full-pack it either. There are lots of slackpacking options available. It's also family-friendly

It works particularly well in conjunction with one of our Garden Route trips, either starting in Cape Town or Port Elizabeth - more details on those trips here.

The little Cape you didn't know about
The Diepwalle Forest

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We’re an ethical private travel planning company focused on Southern Africa.

We offer ready-made and also customised holidays and journeys across this unique region of the world.

When our clients travel with us, they are assured that their travel spend is directly supporting local African companies that offer sustainable products and services, both in terms of people and planet.


Our logo is an image of a skull found in the Rising Star Cave System in Gauteng, South Africa in 2013. It was named ‘homo naledi’, meaning ‘human of the stars’.

The cave system has so far given rise to the remains of over 15 individuals, making it the largest hominid fossil remains site ever discovered.

Travelling to Southern Africa is truly a return to the source of humankind, to Where It All Began.