After a night serenaded by a Wood-owl duet, enjoy a delicious home-cooked breakfast on your deck overlooking the forest before taking a morning walk with a top bird and nature guide, in a forest of ancient trees, including a Champion Tree – the 2,000-year-old Cabbage Tree.
This guided walk will give you an opportunity to follow the trail through a corridor of towering trees clad in ‘Old Man’s Beard’, ferns and orchids, where you may catch a glimpse of a shy bushbuck or the charismatic Samango Monkey. You will breathe in the earthy aroma of damp soil and leaf litter and linger to look at the myriad of mushrooms, butterflies and other forest-finds.
Head down the scenic George’s Valley Road with your guide, on to the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours where you will enjoy an adrenalin-rush of 11 ziplines over gorges and waterfalls. Afterwards, take a drive towards the quaint hamlet of Haenerstburg for a ‘slow-food’ lunch at the charming Organic Cheese Farm where geese, goats and cows live a blissful free-range life and contribute to the award-winning cheeses OR a gourmet burger and home-made ice-cream washed down with an award-winning craft beer
Midafternoon, head north to the modern, community-owned Nahawke Lodge for the night. Enjoy the swimming pool before or after dinner and head to bed early, because if you think the first day was busy – you are going to need a good night’s sleep to prepare for the fun of tomorrow!
Drive distance and time: 155kms / 3 hours