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South Africa Travel Adventure

Updated on December 6, 2008

Ganora Guest Farm In Great Karoo For An African Adventure Taste On Tour

When touring in South Africa, you can opt for just another stay in an ordinary hotel. Or you can create an adventure experience by including activities such as fossil hunts, quad biking and canyon hikes.

South Africa is a country that is rich in contrasts. You can delight in the beauty of the Western Cape with its beaches and winelands. Or you can travel to the Karoo to become bewitched by a completely different kind of allure.

One of the less well-known attractions that comes to mind, is the Ganora Guest Farm in the Great Karoo. Here you can get a real taste of Africa, from long hikes in the canyon to quad biking experiences. Or how about the renowned Ganora Guest Farm fossil tour?

You definitely won't be limited to a working sheep farm vacation here. And, if you need a bit more, interesting towns like Graaff Reinet, Nieu-Bethesda and Cradock are within easy reach.

Ganora Guest Farm offers you a private museum featuring fossils and Bushman artefacts found on the farm. You will also be taken to sites rich with Bushman paintings and engravings.

Hester and JP Steynberg will spoil you with true South African hospitality, delicious country food and comfortable accommodation.

So, you can start your touring through South Africa with a scenic stay in Cape Town, visiting the Waterfront, Table Mountain and white beaches. Once you have had your fill of city life, take the road to Graaff Reinet and Ganora Guest Farm in the Great Karoo where you can feed your soul in the quiet of nature, while watching soaring eagles overhead.

Our beautiful country has something to offer for every taste and every temperament.

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    • rsusan profile imageAUTHOR

      Rika Susan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you for your comment, Lastheart. Yes, we are privileged to live in a wonderful country! Will not feel at home anywhere else.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      My heart is in Africa and this hub is wonderful and exciting!

    • rsusan profile imageAUTHOR

      Rika Susan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      You are most welcome to a small taste of South Africa, Bill! Good to see you here. Yes, I also love to 'visit' new places all over the globe via the eyes of others.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I just did an article for a winery in South Africa...writing is a fascinating profession, opening up the world for those of us unable to travel abroad. Thank you for the tour and a glimpse at another lifestyle I do not know about.

    • rsusan profile imageAUTHOR

      Rika Susan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you for stopping by, Daisy! Appreciate your comment. Isn't it great to be able to 'travel' to so many different countries via the internet?

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      6 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Rika Susan,

      Speaking as a former travel agent, I enjoy reading travel articles and learning about countries I have never visited.

      Thanks for sharing your country with us.

    • rsusan profile imageAUTHOR

      Rika Susan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Good to see you here, thelyricwriter! Thanks for the encouragement in your comment. Yes, that is one of the things I love about the internet. I have been able to 'travel' to so many interesting places, all without moving an inch or spending a cent! Wonderfully enriching! Thanks for the vote. Must have taken a while to get to level 8 commenting?

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      I agree with RedElf. I really don't know much about South Africa so it is always fun to learn about other places. You did a great job writing this. You make me want to pack up and head out. I have always wanted to travel, but no money for that:( I can always go there in my dreams though. Voted up and useful. Take care.

    • rsusan profile imageAUTHOR

      Rika Susan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for stopping by, tammyswallow! Yes, we are privileged to live in this awesome country. Who knows, perhaps you will get to go on that safari...I bet it will be a holiday you won't forget!

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      6 years ago from North Carolina

      It sounds like such a wonderful place! I would love to go on a Safari one day. Cool stuff!

    • rsusan profile imageAUTHOR

      Rika Susan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      I am sure you would enjoy South Africa, stephaniedas! I love my country and can't imagine living anywhere else. I am very lucky to be living in the most beautiful Western Cape. Can't get enough of the mountains and the sea. What a privilege to have such beauty around me.

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      Stephanie Das 

      6 years ago from Miami, US

      I've never known anything about the draw for tourists to South Africa. I hope I am able to go there someday. I have heard from some travelers that it makes for a wonderful trip. Plus, I like the unique South African accent... ;)

    • rsusan profile imageAUTHOR

      Rika Susan 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you, carcro. Yes, it is a beautiful, amazing place to travel in. The Western Cape is a must-see. Can't imagine living anywhere else!

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      Paul Cronin 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg

      South Africa looks like an amazing place to visit. I would love to see the Western Cape especially. Thanks for sharing this info!

    • rsusan profile imageAUTHOR

      Rika Susan 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you for visiting, Teresa! Most have us don't know about countless local gems just waiting to be discovered! My dad was a minister in East London many years ago. They were very happy there. A beautiful area. That was before I was born, though. But I have visited it since.

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      Teresa Schultz 

      7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Ah, I've been in South Africa all my life but really haven't been to many places in it! You mention Cradock though, and I've been there, a good few years back for an athletics meeting when I was still in school. Beautiful little town. Interesting hub, even though it tells me I know so little about my own beautiful land :) I love East London, though, where I live. It has the only river port in South Africa, and beautiful beaches and countryside.

    • rsusan profile imageAUTHOR

      Rika Susan 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you, Om! You simply must see South Africa sometime! Especially the beautiful Western Cape. And of course the Karoo I refer to above.

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      Om Paramapoonya 

      7 years ago

      I've always interested in South Africa. And now you've made me want to go there even more. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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      7 years ago from Canada

      This is a really interesting hub. I knew very little of south Africa, but now I know a bit more. Cheers!


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