Storms River Mouth Tsitsikamma National Park
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.
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
Central Beach Plett
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.
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 !
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.
Villa Villekula - 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
Mel's Place, Keurbooms - Music and restaurant
Wine Farm lunches in The Crags include :
- Kay and Monty’s
- Redford Lane
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.
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 !