Read all about the latest developments and information of interest below.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has launched a new boat safari experience.
Guests will be taken on a water safari on the Bellair Dam in the middle of the vast reserve, to reach what has been, up to now, uncharted territory and present guests with a new experience and perspective of the Big 5 wildlife, marine and birdlife.
The boat is named Peregrine, after the Peregrine Falcon, a bird of prey in the falcon family.
Due to its shallow 'V' shaped hull, the boat can navigate through even shallow waters and offer access to most areas of the dam. Guests can enjoy either an early-morning or a sunset cruise, which forms part of a game drive. The boat can accommodate 12 guests and can also be booked for exclusive use at an additional cost.
For the first time in 150 years Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve are proud to announce that there will be free roaming Elephants in the Ceres Karoo, after many trials and hard work, two bull elephants have been released into their 10 000 hectare private game reserve. Both animals were born and brought up in captivity, and for the first time in their lives, they will experience life to its fullest, freedom and a home in which they can live care free.
Inverdoorn Game Reserve has once again pushed the bar in conservation, bringing the Big 5 to Cape Town’s door-step. This is one of 3 major projects which Inverdoorn has been the pioneers of, after very successful work in launching the WCCC in 2001 and making this Cheetah Conservation effort world renowned, Inverdoorn also launched Rhinoprotect late in 2011 to aid the fight against Rhino poaching with a revolutionary horn treatment.
More than just another tourism attraction close to Cape Town, Inverdoorn Game Reserve has become a beacon of true conservation in the area, where locals and foreign visitors alike, can experience African wildlife in their natural habitat, where 30 different species roam freely and create a paradise for all to see on their safaris.
We have introduced a magnificent 5 day fully guided , accommodated and catered hike along the Hoerikwaggo Trail. This trail starts at Cape Point and ends at the foot of Table Mountain. A great opportunity to experience one of the worlds 7 Natural Wonders . We have both scheduled departures and the option of a customised starting date.
Quite often our guests ask us to organise or recommend accommodation for them. We have no problem providing this service, which we do for free. Below is a list of establishments that we have found always exceed our guests expectations. Please contact us if you require more information.
An African Villa: www.capetowncity.co.za - Three historic terrace houses linked together creating an impressive twelve bedroom boutique hotel with exceptionally generous proportions, ideal for visitors who want a gently pampered environment near to the main attractions of the 'Mother City'. The Villa is situated half way between the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain Cableway in a quiet residential quarter with a lovely 'village' feel within a short stroll of the centre of Cape Town and a large number of its best restaurants. These elegant double-story Victorian terraced houses have the hallmark architectural characteristics of an era when space was no obstacle. The rooms are spacious, the ceilings high and the original walls reassuringly thick and solid. Dating back to the late 1800's the new building has been refurbished and decorated in a sophisticated contemporary African style. The air of calmness which is immediately noticeable in the house is achieved by skilful use of play of light, sensitive use of colour, subtle texture and pattern play which is uniformly applied throughout the house.
Derwent House Hotel: www.derwenthouse.co.za - This highly recommended guest house is located in the heart of Cape Town and is one of the cities jewels. It combines chic contemporary elegance with a fun and relaxing atmosphere. It is also incredibly well located just off the trendiest street in the City in between the City Centre and Table Mountain. With a total of 10 rooms and one apartment the atmosphere is friendly without being intrusive, and the staff team are dedicated to making your stay with us a success.Derwent House boutique hotel is the perfect base from which to explore all that Cape Town has to offer. Derwent House is committed to the highest standards of service delivery. Your comfort is their priority, and their dedicated team will do its utmost to ensure you have a wonderful stay.
The Clarendon: www.clarendon.co.za - Luxury 5 star guesthouses on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard, offers the discerning traveller two unique choices for their stay. Nestled between the slopes of Lions Head and the spectacular blue waters below, each pleasantly appointed property offers a unique glimpse into Cape Town life. The city’s buzzing restaurant and café culture, world-famous beaches and vibrant Waterfront are just five minutes away.
Daddy Long Legs: www.daddylonglegs.co.za - Located in the city centre the Daddy Long Legs Independent Travellers Hotel is like being part of an interactive art exhibition. The thirteen-room boutique backpacker is quite unlike anything else in South Africa. Not only is each room uniquely decorated by an artist, poet, photographer, designer or musician, but, they were afforded complete freedom to interpret the space as they pleased, resulting in a collection of hotel rooms that are an adventurous, humorous and representation of Cape Towns contemparary cultural landscape.
Welcome to the launch of our brand new website. We have been in the very exciting process of developing our new website for over a year now. As you will see, it is a complete redesign. We loved the old website but we realised it was needing a bit of an update with all the changes over the years. With all the new technology available, we decided to go the whole way and build a complete new site, and at the same time design a fresh new logo. The functionality and design of the new website gives an up-to-date new look for Afruka Eco Tours. We hope you agree with us and enjoy exploring it.