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Pinnacle Point leisure activities for non-golfers and children

The South African Garden Route is an ideal holiday destination for the golfer and non-golfer alike. While the golfer has easy access to all the famous golf courses, his non golfing family, friends and children can also have a wonderful holiday. Residents of Pinnacle Point Golf and Beach Estate have access to the local walking trail and two private beaches. The existing well groomed pathways on the golf course provides access to all amenities. The 4-seat electric golf cart is an ideal method of transport on the 400 hectare estate and is ideal for sightseeing, whale watching, finding the best spots for rock fishing or just idling around watching the golfers finding their way around the course. The golf cart with its electric propulsion and open sides operates silently and is ideally suited for getting around on the estate.

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Garden Route Hotel, Casino and Health Spa

The on-site hotel, spa and casino are located a few minute's walk from your lodge. The hotel and casino offer superb affordable meals. The Casino has child care and a creche available for exclusive use to their guests. Locals and tourists from everywhere visit the venue to indulge in the value for money seafood buffet on offer twice per week.

Bottlierskop Nature Reserve

A short drive from the Pinnacle Point Estate you can view big game including lion, rhino, buffalo and various creatures without having to fear the dreaded malaria. Activities to enjoy are elephant back rides, elephant picnics, game drives, bush walks, helicopter flips and horseback safaris and quad bikes are available.

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn

Oudsthoorn, located in a picturesque valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg mountains, is well known for its ostrich industry and is said to be the ostrich capital of the world. Ostriches are found in great numbers and the products of the ostrich industry including feathers, meat and leather are of the best quality in the world. Traveling to Oudsthoorn involves a scenic 70 mile journey passing through the Robinson mountain pass. It is therefore reasonable to combine the visit to the Cango caves with some ostrich viewing if you plan to fit everything into a 1 day expedition.

George

With sophisticated road, air and rail links to major centres in South Africa, The City of George forms the nucleus of the Southern Cape. For passionate shoppers the mall located just outside George is worth a visit.

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Knysna

The beautiful natural features of the Outeniqua mountains, the massive lagoon reaching out into the Indian Ocean and dense forests with Cape fynbos are typical characteristics of this town with it's cosmopolitan ambience. The people are friendly and the weather is usually mild. The shopping is excellent and the locally cultured Knysna oyster is a 'must taste' for every seafood enthusiast.

Mossel Bay

This town, approximately 15 minutes drive from Pinnacle Point, overlooks the Indian Ocean with many kilometres of open un spoilt beaches. The temperate climate is said to be second only to that in Hawaii. Mossel Bay is family destination per excellence offering boat rides, whale watching, big game viewing, museums, excellent shopping, affordable restaurants to suite every palate under the sun. Shark cage diving and bungee jumping are available for those with a taste for the extreme.

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe

The Outeniqua Choo-tjoe is a steam train operating between George Mossel Bay. It offers an interesting alternative mode of travel for exploring the Garden Route.

Witsand whale watching

Also known as the 'The Whale Nursery of South Africa', the quaint little fishing village, located at the mouth of the Brede River offers one of the best land based whale watching opportunities in the world today. Every year from July to October the bay comes alive with a large concentration of Southern Right whales.

Great white shark watching and cage diving

For the adventurous addicted to extreme activities. See also bungee jumping

Visit Cape Town and stay in the Val d' Or Guest House

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Tips on road travel in the region

  • ALWAYS wear safety belts
  • Do not speak on a hand held mobile phone while driving
  • Drink driving is prohibited. They often hold roadblocks to breathalyse anyone at random
  • Maintain the speed limit

Speed limits: 120km/h on the motorway, 80km/h on urban motorways and 60 km/h in built up areas

Driving is on the left hand side of the road, same as in the UK.

Traffic lights are called robots.

Road signs comply with international codes.

An international driving licence is required.

Car rental is essential. The public transport system is not as developed as in the First World.

A driver for your rental car can be arranged.

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