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Wildlife safaris and other adventures

January 27, 2012

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do, something adventurous and memorable, there are some exciting options on offer. Recently we had an intrepid bunch of guest who tried out all the following trips, which are all within easy reach of my guest house, Penny Lane Lodge in Somerset West.

Our guests had so much fun that we have approached all the operators involved, and now we can offer to pre-book tours for our guests even before they arrive. So there’s no need to worry about missing out.

See the Big 5
Aquila Private Game Reserve is less than two hours drive away.  Aquila is also home to hippo, giraffe and over 170 different species of bird.  Safaris include quad biking and horse back trails, visits to ancient rock art sites, picnics at rock pools, and etched-in-memory animal encounters. 

Shark cage diving
White Shark Adventures offer close encounters with sharks at Kleinbaai.  You start with a breakfast briefing at the crew house before boarding the Nemo, for an unforgettable shark diving experience.  The duration of the trip all depends on shark activity and sightings as well as weather and sea conditions, but is usually around 2 and a half to 3 hours long.  After the trip you return to the crew house where a light lunch will then be served and a DVD of the trip played, which you can purchase as a momento of your experience.

Helicopter trips
Cape Town Helicopters offers Scenic Peninsula Flights with options including a flights over the city of Cape Town, a scenic flight along the Atlantic coast or the full trip from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope viewing the Cape Peninsula from all angles before flying along the False Bay Coast and onto Cape Town. A truly unforgettable experience

Tandem paragliding
Experience the freedom of flight with Birdmen Paragliding.  No prior paragliding experience is required.  Passengers are seated and strapped into a harness that is attached to the pilot. The only passenger input required is a little run on take-off and landing.  The average tandem flight lasts for about 15 minutes. Flights are weather dependent.  The sites flown are Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Hermanus and Franschhoek.

So why not do something different?

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