Accommodation & Itinerary shortlist incorporating the interest: Bird Lovers

Birds are very entertaining and bird watching is not only a lot of fun, but adds to a need for adventure and to still one’s thoughts from the rat-race, while experiencing true tranquillity in beautiful environment. Pack your binoculars, because these properties promises to set the stage for a LifeChanging bird-watching experience…

This shortlist includes ALL properties and itineraries in South Africa & Namibia (with reference to your chosen interest). For a specific AREA/ TOWN search, please click here…

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Forest Edge Nature-lovers Retreat, Knysna

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22 km outside Knysna, Rheenendal Road, Farm 118, Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Experience Tranquillity, Romance & Privacy in nature at one of South Africa’s BEST nature-lovers’ retreats. Forest Edge is the winner of almost a dozen national and international awards. Experience sundowners with fireflies and cosy log-fires; the magic of the Knysna Forest with birds, game, secluded rock pools, forest walks & biking trails…

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Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

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1.3km From Hermon on Elandsberg Farms; which is right in the center between Riebeek Kasteel (11km), Wellington (23km) and Wolsely (25km). Western Cape, South Africa

Bartholomeus Klip is a charming small hotel for only 16 guests on a working wheat and sheep farm just over an hour away from Cape Town.There is a 4 000 hectare fynbos nature reserve, with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, to be explored on game drives or by mountain bike, and beautiful gardens with a unique swimming pool. The food is renowned, with lavish brunches and high teas, and a gourmet three-course dinner. The separate Wild Olive House, with its own swimming pool, can be hired on a self-catering or full-board basis.

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Orange Grove Farm

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Orange Grove Farm, Noree District, (<19km from Robertson), Breede River Valley/ Route 62, Western Cape

Orange Grove Farm is a working wine and olive farm situated in the heart of Robertson’s valley of wine and roses. The farm is less than two hours from Cape Town and is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate.

Orange Grove Farm offers something different and unique. Their private cottages are also ideal for romantic couples who prefer breathtaking views on a country escape, away from it all…

Majestic mountains, crystal clear waterfalls, and abundant fauna and flora – at Orange Grove Farm guests can discover the wonders of nature, choose from a vast range of outdoor activities, or succumb to the peace, quiet and tranquility.

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Whalesong Lodge – Gansbaai

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83 Cliff Street, De Kelders/ Gansbaai, Cape Whale Coast/ Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

The small & intimate Whalesong Lodge overlooks the picturesque Walker Bay coast line in Gansbaai. They offer fantastic land based whale watching with views stretching from the white sand dunes of “Die Plaat” (past Hermanus) all the way to Cape Point! They are an excellent option for weekend breaks, since they are only two hour’s drive from Cape Town. Note: Gansbaai is also World renowned for its Great White Sharks and we highly recommend doing a Shark Cage Diving Tour while visiting Whalesong Lodge… We’ve done it and it’s LifeChanging!

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Self Catering Family Bonding Time (±9 Nights)

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“Creating special memories”… This holiday itinerary is all about family bonding time with outdoor activities; … privacy; … safety; … “off the beaten track” nature experiences and comfortable (farm & nature reserve) self catering accommodation at reasonable rates for family budgets… This specific holiday will take you to the wild and unspoiled Biedouw Valley of [...]

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Country Life (± 12 Nights)

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Meet the locals, experience South African culture, be blessed by a piece of heaven on earth! This suggested SELF-DRIVE itinerary will take you to the out-and-about treasures of the Western and Northern Cape of South Africa.

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A Romantic Self-Catering Celebration (± 12 Nights)

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Looking for a flawless romantic breakaway? Look no further! Specializing in romantic breaks & honeymoon holidays, LifeChanging Holidays has years of experience in planning the perfect holiday for you & your partner. This Romantic Self-Catering Celebration (which can be customized in longer or shorter versions), capture the essence of Romance. We have thought of everything: [...]

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Come to your Senses (± 12 Nights)

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Take a break, before YOU break and “Come to your SENSES!”… SEE: And experience the mighty ocean (with the occasional friendly whale & dolphin to greet you) right from your room. TASTE: The best of South African Cuisine & Wines HEAR: Noting but stillness and the sounds of wild animals from a distance FEEL: Be [...]

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Arum Lily Log Cabins

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Breede River Valley, R46 between Tulbagh and Ceres (Wolseley District), Western Cape Provice, South Africa

The very popular Self-Catering Arum Lily Wood Cabins can be summed up in words like: An ideal country setting; rejuvenation; captivating nature scenes; romantic & very unique… Located on a beautiful working fruit farm, at the foot of the Mostershoek Mountain near the town of Wolseley; this promises to be an unforgettable stay.

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Strandloper Sea Villas

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Mosselbank Street, Paternoster, (Cape) West Coast, South Africa

Strandloper Sea Villas is the perfect hideaway form city life and is perfectly positioned in the most beautiful and unspoilt Paternoster Fisherman’s village on the West Coast. The Villas are a collection of modern, cleanly-defined villas, which capture a natural and healing essence. Choose a self-catering option OR book an exquisite gourmet continental breakfast served in your own Villa. Perfect for honeymoons, family celebrations & well-behaved doggies stay for free!

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