• Storms River Mouth Tsitsikamma National Park

Activities

Both The Carraighs and Treehouse Cottage are in Askop Road, in The Crags. With the many activities and attractions in The Crags, this is the perfect place to relax and discover the Garden Route and our indigenous forest in a friendly, safe and very beautiful environment!
Gulls Way is in the seaside holiday village of Keurbooms Strand, just ten minutes from The Crags, towards Plettenberg Bay.

Adventure Activities

AfriCanyon River Adventures offers abseiling and canyoneering through the beautiful crags and river gorges of the area.

Face Adrenalin, the highest bungi jump in the world operates from the Bloukrans bridge, just 30 km’s away.

Ocean Blue will take you to Swim with the Seals or to go Whale (in season) and dolphin watching, or you can go deep sea fishing with them or Enrico's fishing safari's.

Stand Up Paddling and Champagne Cruises operated by Hog Hollow Country Lodge offers daily trips up the Keurbooms River.

Garden Route Beaches

Nature’s Valley

Keurbooms Strand

Robberg Beach

Central Beach Plett

Hobie Beach

Sanctuary Beach

Animal and Bird Sanctuaries

The area is famous for its Sanctuaries, including Jukani (we can hear the lions roar in the evenings from The Crags !), Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Tenikwa (cheetah, leopard and other wild cats), the Crags Elephant Sanctuary and The Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. They are all within 5 kilometres of The Carraighs and Treehouse Cottage.

Bird-watching is out of this world at all of our cottages ! The Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve will take you on a safari drive with a unique and very beautiful backdrop of plains, and views of the sea.

Cycling Routes on the Garden Route

The cycling route through the forest at Harkerville is a must for enthusiasts and there are many other beautiful places to cycle in the area.

Hiking

There are many hiking trails but amongst the most popular are: Brimful Adventures (Guided forest and nature walks with a qualified guide), Keurbooms Strand hike to Cathedral Rock and Arch Rock,  Natures Valley, Robberg Nature Reserve, Salt River, Tsitsikamma and Storms River hikes

When hiking on the coasts please check tide tables.

Horse Riding on the Garden Route

Hog Hollow Horse Riding Trails are also on the Askop Road, and they offer various horse-riding packages, in fact, you can visit most of the attractions in The Crags on horseback and even do a Horse and Carriage Trail through the Wine Route !

Children's Activities

Kids Activities The Plett Puzzle Park and Waterworld will keep them VERY entertained. Of course Monkeyland and Birds of Eden and all the animal sanctuaries enthral children !

Tenikwa offers the EcoKidz Family Challenge teaching kids to respect all animals and the environment which is a fabulous day out.

 

Restaurants

Villa Villakula - Bookings essential.  Ph : 082-5340360

The Peppermill Café, The Mill Centre, The Crags

Natures Way Farm Stall 

Bread and Brew Coffee Shop, The Crags

Enrico’s Restaurant, Keurbooms

Thyme and Again Farm Stall, Keurbooms

The Berliner, Keurbooms

Wine Farm lunches in The Crags include :

- Bramon

- Kay and Monty’s

- Lodestone

- Redford Lane

- Newstead

Nature Experiences

The Tsitsikamma forest and Storms River National Park are just a short drive away, with magnificent hikes in the forest and along the coast and adventure activities including the highest bungi jump in the world, Segway tours, blackwater tubing and zip slides. Storms River Village is a quaint little town and definitely worth a visit before exploring the beautiful Storms River Mouth, run by the South African National Parks Board.  Robberg Nature Reserve and all the many beaches and forests in the area make this area a must for nature lovers.

Wine Routes

We now have five wine farms in The Crags, all of which offer delicious lunches and tastings. You can even take a Horse and Carriage tour through the wine route !  The white wines and bubbly in particular are winning international awards because of their sophistication and crispness !  Because of the mild climate, very few chemicals are required in the producing of The Crags wines.

Now you can also do a Champagne Cruise down the Keurbooms River to end the perfect day !

 

Birds of The Crags and Keurbooms