Surfing & Wine-tasting tour in the Constantia Valley
Surfing and wine tasting may sound like an unusual combination. But this is one of our most popular tours for the adventurous and young at heart. After you are collected from your hotel, you head straight to Muizenberg. Or whichever beach is designated for the surfing lesson. This of course all depends on the currents and the swell.
Lunch is at one of the beachside delis (for your own account). After lunch, we will head to the beautiful Constantia Valley Wine route where you can enjoy wine tasting at world renowned wineries such as Klein Constantia and Steenberg.
The price below is the price for a private tour (per person) for the full day Surfing and wine-tasting private tour.
This is a very cool thing to do in the Little Karoo, for older kids and teenagers who are able to relax and just enjoy this remarkable wildlife activity. The youngest age allowed is 10 years old. The reason for this is that children have high pitched voices, and in meerkat language all alarms and warnings are high pitch sounds. On the other hand meerkats filter out grownup voices which are deeper and low frequency sounds.
You head out at the crack of dawn (actually before dawn so it helps if you stay close by) with some chairs and coffee to watch the sunrise. You then hike to the burrows of some meerkats to observe them wake up and go about the start of their day. These tours are dependent on fair weather, since these little creatures will not venture outside their burrows on cold and rainy days. This is the only site in South Africa where you can do an exclusive tour with wild meerkats. These habituated wild animals are never fed or handled by humans. Tours are presented by Devey, experienced tour guide from the De Zeekoe Guestfarm.
The tour takes about 2-3 hours and I would say it’s ideal for teenagers who are really into their wildlife.
Namib Dune Star Camp is situated on the crest of ancient sand dunes overlooking the spectacular landscape of the Namib Desert. It harboured flora and fauna in its sands and called the soft mist from the ocean to sustain them. It even welcomed the diamonds that had washed down the Orange River and into the Atlantic into its generous arms.
Best described as a soft adventure camp, Namib Dune Star Camp offers the thrill of being out in the desert yet provides luxuries like soft beds and hot showers…
Accommodation at Namib Dune Star Camp
The Camp is an eco-friendly camp where careful consideration has been taken in the design and construction to ensure that it leaves a minimum footprint. The intimate camp has nine cabins, with a fair distance between them.
Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom, a large bedroom and a spacious deck. Solar panels on the cabins provide hot water and lights. The rooms are equipped with a double bed that can be wheeled out for a night under the southern skies. An additional non-moveable single bed makes the cabin a perfect home for either families or friends. Extra bedding is supplied for those cooler winter nights under the stars… Hot water and electricity is limited and no fan, air conditioning or plug points (power sockets) are available. This means that guests are required to step lightly in the desert environment and be mindful of the resources.
The central area’s wide deck has unrivaled vistas and is the ideal place to have a sun-downer as the sun bathes the landscape in gold. Sunset is followed by a delicious dinner under a blanket of twinkling stars. Enjoy the relaxed ambience while cooling off at the pool, watching the gemsbok arrive at the waterhole. Escape from the world with the walking trails into the dunes.
Child Policy We regret that the Namib Dune Star Camp is not suitable for children aged 12 years or younger…