George B&B Accommodation - Western Cape - South Africa

Ballots Heights Nature Reserve

When you feel the mid-year slump kicking in, it’s time to take a break. George has some of the finest attractions in the hemisphere, and for the adventurous wild life lovers, we have the perfect option for you. Ballots Heights Nature Reserve is nestled in the rich foliage of the Western Cape, between Wilderness and George. This is part of the breath-taking Garden Route, famed around the world for its exquisite mountains, forests, valleys and beaches. Thanks to such a rich variety of habitats, the region is also acclaimed for its wildlife.




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An experience that will last a lifetime!

South Africa's Otter Trail, winding through the Tsitsikamma forest and skirting the Garden Route's rugged coastline, is considered by most serious hikers as the best hiking trail in the country.
A five-day hike, the Otter Trail's incredibly diverse natural beauty - taking in the best of forest and coast, with a wide variety of fauna and flora on show - will make a huge impression on you.
The trail is 42km-long, most of it following cliff tops along the shoreline, 150m above the sea, returning to sea level for river crossings. Though not the most difficult hike in the country, it does require a fair level of fitness.
Hikers also need to be aware of the dates and times of high and low tides as it is all but impossible (and inadvisable) to attempt river crossings during high tide periods.
The trail starts from the Garden Route National Park's Storms River rest camp and day one is a relatively easy hike of 4.8km. Along the way is a large cave that is worth exploring, as is the majestic waterfall that follows.


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Holiday Makers info guide to George

Should you be looking to tour a little of the Western Cape these holidays, do make sure you include the George area to your travel list. There are so many little hidden areas to explore.

Populated places (cities, towns, suburbs) near George

Gleniqua, Glentana, Great Brak River, Herolds Bay, Hoekwil, Klein Krans, Pacaltsdorp, Victoria Bay, Wilderness and Wildernishoogte.

National parks and nature reserves near George

Outeniqua Nature Reserve and Wildernis National Park.


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AA Highly Recommended 2007/2008

 AA Highly Recommended 2007/2008