The Arabella golf course in South Africa is ranked by Complete Golfer magazine as the number one golf course in the Western Cape. It is also featured in Golf Digest’s USA’s Top 60 courses outside of America in 2007.
The course (10 holes) is set in magnificent scenery between beautiful mountains and sea surroundings. Wild life and natural Cape flora provide the beauty for ideal golfing terrain. Whales can often be seen playing in the bay whilst walking the fairways during the months of July to October.
Whale watching all year round, particularly between June & Nov when the Southern Right Whales calve and mate in the area.
The South African South Coast has clean, healthy water, ideal temperatures and a natural abundance of premium abalone (Haliotis Midae), world renowned for appearance, taste and texture. Where better to base one of the country's leading exporters of quality, cultured abalone?
Sand boarding on the Blesberg Dune is just one of the activities that this area has to offer. The dune was established many hundreds of years ago brought in by massive south easterly winds. Today the dune is wind managed by our light summer south easterlies and the topped in winter by the storming north westerly wind. The white dune is a living dune and is for ever changing its expression.
Dyer Island, Geyser Rock and Shark Alley are teeming with sea life! Cape Fur Seals, Jackass Penguins and a wide variety of sea birds can be seen on your trip... and with all this food around... the Great White Sharks are sure to be there!!!
Shopping and sundowners in Harbour Road, a "shopping street" with an open market feel that leads down to the Kleinmond harbour, is two blocks of local crafts, gallery, wines, food, gifts and even an Abalone Museum.
Walk the Palmiet River Trail in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve between Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond. Located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, this walk is one that should not be missed. The trail follows the river where swimming is possible in some of the first few pools.
The Overstrand is a hotspot of biodiversity. The 4 villages of Kleinmond, Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay & Rooi Els form part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Fynbos World Heritage Site, the smallest but richest of the world's six Floral Kingdoms with more than 6000 endemic plants.
Dive for abalone (perlemoen), rock lobster, alikreukel, venus ear, black mussel, white mussel, limpet, periwinkle, octopus, bloodworm, red bait, sea urchin, oyster. Please note a permit is required for harvesting any marine species and restrictions apply. Abalone and Rock Lobster have a closed season.
The Art Route Gallery in nearby Betty's Bay. Visitors will find unique paintings, sculptures and other crafts on display by local and well known artists.
Angle from the rocks. Galjoen, Red Roman, Blacktail, White Steenbras, Musselcracker, Geelbek, Kob, Red Stumpnose, Hottentot. Please note a permit is required and restrictions apply. Galjoen has a closed season.
The Hemel-en-Aarde valley is unlike others in the Overberg. With its magnificent mountains and breathtaking views, the valley offers a wide range of award-winning wine cellars, restaurants and picnic sites – perfect for the whole family.
This seaside town has much to offer – with its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, excellent restaurants and some of the best land based whale watching in the world.
Other activities to indulge in around Pringle Bay are photography, sketching/painting, strolling along the beaches, collecting seashells, swimming, snorkeling, sun bathing, surfing, whale watching (June-November), bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, enjoying unspoilt and unique fynbos nature, eating out in one of several restaurants, fishing, diving, golfing, pampering at spas, climbing, strolling in the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, viewing penguins, gambling at the casino, paragliding, river rafting, dune surfing, sunsets over the sea – and much more!
This is our foundation product where we incorporate a variety of activity disciplines involving pathway navigation, way-point collection, abseiling, river crossing and problem solving. Groups are divided up into teams of three, issued an aerial map of the course indicating way-points to be collected, survival tips and basic activity instruction is conducted before heading out and challenging personal potentials and learning to trust individual instincts. Home base is a canvas marquee with tables and chairs to allow participants to relax after their 3 hr challenge. Braai lunch and drinks are provided. An ideal adventure setting, for birthday parties, school outings and corporate bonding.
Push your limits on a cape-sand stone circuit designed for the learner and those climbers wishing to improve technique. Aspects of personal achievement, fitness enhancement, mental focus, body conditioning and stamina, are challenged and improved, on this 4 hour outing. Gear provided and shoe hire available. Betty's Bay boulder problems are there to be challenged.
Exposure is a sure pulse pusher. Groups are accommodated on a 15m abseil or head higher for the 25m Mountain Rose drop. Gear and instruction is included in this activity outing.
Get elevated to 620m above sea-level and take a 15min stroll to BIG exposure atop Olifants Kop, 656m. The 4x4 drive meanders through fynbos valleys interrupted with outstanding views of our unique coast-line. Maximum group of 6 people makes this an exclusive outing. Picnic or sundowners we can cater for this 3-4 hour round trip.
This 3-4 hour outing with Mike Leresche, renowned wildlife photographer, will broaden your horizon in photographic skill or zoom in on fynbos characteristics. Film or digital, Mike will enhance your understanding of using this medium. An all exclusive outing for maximum of three people.