The winter educational tours to the Klein Karoo and the Garden Route planned firstly for 20-24 July and then for 24-28 August were unfortunately both cancelled due to lack of participation.

However, the CTGA had such an overwhelming response from the service providers, who were very enthusiastic about meeting with us and willingly offered their facilities and services either on a complimentary basis or at a very minimal fee, that the Executive Committee would like to show our appreciation to them and thank them for their generous offers and support.

The service providers we wish to thank are:

  • Mega Coach Cape Town
  • Hylton Ross Tours, Cape Town
  • Nuy Wine Farm, close to Robertson
  • Barrydale Wine Cellars in Barrydale
  • Clarke of the Karoo at Barrydale
  • The Nature College, Riversdale
  • Amalienstein Mission Station, Amalienstein
  • De Krans Winery in Calitzdorp
  • Cango Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn
  • Klein Karoo International, Oudtshoorn
  • Kleinplaas Holiday Resort, Oudtshoorn
  • Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn
  • Knysna Elephant Park, Plettenberg Bay
  • Simon’s Eatery, Knysna Elephant Park, Plettenberg Bay
  • Birds of Eden, Plettenberg Bay
  • Ocean Blue Adventures, Plettenberg Bay
  • The Point Hotel, Mossel Bay
  • Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertinia
  • Aloe Ferox in Albertinia
  • Alcare in Albertinia
  • The Old Jail at Riversdale
  • The Swellengrebel Hotel in Swellendam
  • Grootbos near Hermanus

Tourism offices at the following centres were extremely helpful and accommodating:

  • Rita Viljoen (Worcester)
  • John Lewer (Kingna Lodge Montagu)
  • Derek Young (Montagu)
  • Hettie Weymar (Ladismith)
  • Erina Meiring (Ladismith/Calitzdorp)
  • Cyril Clarke (Oudsthoorn)
  • Marcia Holm (Mossel Bay)
  • Sunette Botes (Riversdale)
  • Clifton (Bredasdorp)

Our sincere thanks to all of you – maybe we can try it again at a later date?



Vredenheim Wines

Vredenheim Wines

Wines, Restaurant Barrique, HudsonsRestaurant, Classic Cats Jaquar car hire, and Cape Town Lion Park.



Avontuur Wine and Thoroughbred Estate

Avontuur Wine and Thoroughbred Estate


Avontuur Wine and Thoroughbred Estate is situated on the southwestern slopes of the Helderberg on the R44 road which connects Somerset West and Stellenbosch, in South Africa's prime wine growing district.

The Estate boasts a cosy tasting room where tastings of all Avontuur wines are conducted daily as well as a restaurant offering a mediterranean-inspired a-la-carte menu with daily and seasonal specials. Patrons are welcome to sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the view over False Bay or in Winter, inside, in front of the

Lying restfully amongst the vines on the estate is the beautiful Avontuur
Stud Farm where the emphasis has always been on quality rather than
quantity. Resident stallion, VAR is an exciting addition to the South African breeding scene with many of his progeny proving their worth on tracks around the country.

For more information on the Estate, check out our website on or contact us at Telephone +27 021 855-3450 or Fax
+27 855-4600 or



Mega Coach

Mega Coach



The Nature College

Nature College

    The Nature College is an accredited training provider with THETA and SASSETA, and are also CyberTracker & FGASA assessors. It operates from the 3400ha Aardvark Nature Reserve between Ladismith and Riversdale in the Little Karoo. Johan Fourie (National Nature Guide Level 4, SKS Dangerous Game, Track & Sign Specialist, ETDP & THETA Assessor & Moderator) is in charge of all training.

    We only offer SAQA registered programmes and offer the full range of Nature Guide qualifications. All our programmes have full approval.

    What makes us different?

    1. Experience – Johan Fourie has 27 years of experience in guiding in South Africa, and 10 years of experience in guide training.
    2. The personal touch – you are not a number. We know your name and deal with your unique needs. We maintain a long-term relationship with all our students.
    3. We have a track record – our training achievements speak for themselves. Our students come back time and again for further training. Our handbooks are very highly rated by guides in the industry: An Introduction to Nature Guiding, The Nature Guide and Animal Alert! – you and the big ones.
    4. We offer efficient administration – we process your qualification as quickly as the system allows us to.



Garden Route Game Lodge

Garden Route Game Lodge



Hylton Ross

Hylton Ross

We specialise in guided tours of Cape Town, Cape Point, and the Garden Route, the Cape Wine Route, local Townships and exclusive private tours. Together with our guides, our fleet of luxury coaches, sprinters and Kombi's form, it is our quest for perfection that guarantees our clients an exclusive first-class service.

Meike Zumpt

Hylton Ross Tours - Marketing

No 2 Wessex Street / Paarden Eiland

Tel: 021 511 1784

Fax: 021 511 2401

Cell: 079 497 4658



Kleinplaas Oudtshoorn

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  • Self Catering Chalets – serviced
  • Bed & Breakfast available
  • Caravan stands
  • Conference facilities
  • Group meals on request

Ideal base for a relaxed holiday, business trip, or adventurer interested in exploring the arid and diverse beauty of the Klein Karoo.

  • Tel: 044 272 5811
  • Fax: 086 509 3761
  • E-mail:
  • Website:
  • GPS: S 33 34.582’ E 22 12.333’
  • PO Box 24, Oudtshoorn, 6620
  • Cnr Baron van Reede and North Street, Oudtshoorn



Knysna Elephant Park

Knysna Elephant Park

Founded in 1994, and the first of its kind in South Africa, the Knysna Elephant Park provides a home for orphaned elephants. Join the elephants in their free-range controlled environment where you will be able to appreciate their magnificent presence up-close-and-personal. Whether you chose our standard daily tour, elephant back ride or the more exclusive walking and riding safaris, this is an experience that will stay with you forever.

Contact details:

Knysna Elephant Park is situated just off the N2 between Knysna (22km) and Plettenberg Bay (9km). We are open 365 days of the year.

Tel: +27 (0) 44 532 7732
Fax: +27 (0) 44 532 7763



KLEIN KAROO Ostrich Boutique

KAROO Ostrich Boutique

KLEIN KAROO Ostrich Boutique on or see us in Oudtshoorn. Genuine ostrich leather and feather bags, gifts, fashion garments and accessories at factory prices! GPS Position: 33 35’ 47.18” S, 22 11’ 19.22” E, Altitude: 357m.

Tel: +27 44 203 5242

Email: for a FREE catalogue!