June 12, 2019

As the days are getting shorter and your cargo pants are catching dust in the closet; it’s easy to fall into a bit of a slug. These cold rainy days and a limited budget can tie any adventure seeker down, but with the right gear, at the right price, we can get you out of your winter slump, but first… You need an epic itinerary! We found these treasure sites to visit this winter!

Struisbaai, Western Cape

With only 4 kilometers away from Cape Agulhas, this spot literally puts you on the edge of Africa. With its white-sand beaches and magnificent coastline this fishing town has lots of exciting surroundings. Apart from visiting the pristine beaches, you can enjoy water sports, visit local bars and quaint restaurants. Also, the town of Arniston is only 40 km away and attracts tourists from all over being home to one of SA’s most remarkable lighthouses, an old shipwreck and the beautiful Waenhuiskrans Caves. Make sure to visit this sight during low tide, because when the waves come in you’ll definitely be wishing you were wearing one of our newest 3-in-1 waterproof jackets.

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Cederberg, Western Cape

Another treasure located in the Western Cape is Cederberg; one and a half hours drive from Cape Town. The Cederberg is an outdoor lover’s dream. It consists of the most beautiful hikes, indigenous forests, bird watching and peaceful campsites. If you’re a glamper, Gecko Creek is a hidden gem that provides pre-set tents with electricity and beds. This secluded spot provides a breathtaking view with a pool, bar, seating area and perfect braai spots. For all other happy campers, the Algeria Campsite is a real treat; surrounded by crystal clear pools and hiking trails. A bit further down you can enjoy beautiful long walks along Maltese Cross, Wolfberg Cracks and Wolfberg Archs. Warm up in hot baths in Citrusdal and enjoy this true wilderness experience with Cederberg’s captivating natural beauty.

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Magaliesburg, North West

The enchanting Magaliesburg is only an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. It’s the perfect escape from the busy city life: unwind in the mountains discover the Cradle of Humankind and visit the Sterkfontein Caves. Fun fact - not only are the Magaliesburg mountains one of the oldest in the World, the region is recognised as the birthplace of mankind. It is a true treasure for hikers as it is filled with waterfalls and streams. Added to this, the landscape and the skies of Africa combine to set the perfect scene for some outdoor adventure.

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Albert Falls, Kwazulu-Natal

Albert Falls is where you’ll find one KwaZulu-Natal’s largest dams and voted as one of the best bass fishing dams in the world! This gem is only one and half-hours drive from Durban and Pietermartizburg and offer an array of activities, including boating, fishing, rock climbing and game viewing. Its surrounded by peaceful nature trails and pristine picnic spots. The winter season provides plenty of bird- and wildlife watching including, weavers, springbok, rhino and giraffe.

To make your trip a guaranteed success, don’t forget to pack a thermos blanket, thermos base layers, cable ties, a spare tyre and a torch or headlamp.

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