Category: Quad Bikes

Cape Adventure Day Tour

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The Cape Adventure Day Tour fully inclusive day tour has become one of our best selling products. Its unique Adventure experience allows participants to have a fun filled Cape Adventure Day.
Cape Adventure Tours

All Inclusive: Cape Adventure Day Tour

 

  • Full day Free Guided Transport from start to finish.
  • Visit to the Penguin Colony in Betty`s Bay.
  • Travel the famous Coastal Road “Clarence Drive” 1 of the top ten most scenic coastal roads in the world
  • Sandboard one of Africas Highest Dunes (if weather affects the dune we will offer an alternative adventure, such as kayaking, tubing or our famous 9Bot estate trail)
  • Visit the Famous coastal town of Hermanus
  • Lunch at one of the sea side restaurants  (drinks excluded)
  • Guided Quad bike (ATV) trail amongst the vineyards and olive plantations
  • A Tree Top Zipline Tour in Hermanus.

 

 

Our vehicles collect you early on the day of your booking. From here the guided tour travels to the famous coastal town of Hermanus – The beautiful town of Hermanus plays host to the Southern Right Whales yearly from May to November – these giant mammals can be view from the cliff paths as they wonder next to the coastal walks a mere few meters away. Hermanus also hosts our first Adventure Site in the Western cape – the Site plays part in hosting you on the Cape Adventure Day tour with the activities of Tree top Ziplines and the stunning quad bike experience.

The Quad (ATV) trail in Hermanus has been rated as one of the top ten trails in South Africa.

This route takes you through the world-renowned vineyards of Hamilton Russell and Southern Right wineries. Travel up the mountain and through the fynbos kingdom into the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Your half way point is one of the most pristine look-out points in the Western Cape. From here you will have a spectacular birds-eye-view of Hermanus and Walkerbay. Cameras on this trip are an absolute must.

The Tree Top Zipline Adventure consists of a number of Ziplines ranging from the first descending from a mountain into a forest.

After your Lunch at one of the trendy sea facing restaurants and a bit of a break you will head off to the Sandboarding dunes.

Here the instructor will show you the ropes and if you cant manage to stand up on the boards then your more than welcome to sit on the board as you go down the dunes.

Your next activity – The popular Stony Point Penguin Colony. The site receives thousands of visitors a year and its easy to fall in love with the small creatures as the walk ways are used by both penguins and visitor and your encounter will have a lasting memory.

 

NOW heading home on Clarence Drive has to be one of the highlights – recently the road was rated as one of the top ten coastal roads with the best views in the World. Sit back take a moment and reflect on a day well spend with a brilliant mix of adventure and experiences.

The Cape Adventure Day tour is the adventure tour you dont want to miss.

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Teambuilding

Cape Town Teambuilding

Teambuilding Quadbiking – A guest blog below from one of you happy teambuilding customers.

THANK YOU FOR THIS CONTRIBUTION – Sa Forest Adventures Team

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­­For an outdoor teambuilding experience with a difference everyone has to go experience the Nature Discovery quad bike trails – (Part of the SA Forest Adventures family of companies). This branch is nestled in the Elgin valley centered in the town of Grabouw. Circled by the Hottentots Holland Mountains the broad upland valley lies about 70 km southeast of Cape Town, which makes it the perfect break-away being a measly 45 minutes from Cape Town.  Here a number of Quad Bike trails await with one of the largest fleet of quads in South Africa for your teambuilding events.

At 9:00 in the Morning when we arrived, we were blessed with the perfect winters morning weather, the sun grazing graciously through the trees and lighting every single drop of dew on the grass, we were welcomed by 4 Rangers/Guides who were very professional, neatly dressed and polite, we proceeded signing our indemnity forms (hoping nothing extreme will happen to me today) and fitted our helmets, (the jokes already started between the group guess it’s nerves and excitement) we each got our fitted helmet which immediately made me feel much more of a professional quad bike driver (even though I’ve never been on one). Each of us were introduced to our own personal quad bike and given easy instructions, briefing on safety and a time-line on our 4-hour quad bike experience. We followed by doing a practice trail, thus by this time every one has settled and become familiar with their quad. As soon as we all had the confidence with our quads we started our fascinating adventure into the mountains.

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The Elgin Valley is home to Appeltizer, one of the worlds most renowned soft drinks, where along with various fresh produce, most notably apples, pears and grapes fill the landscapes as far as the eye can see. The beautiful country landscape allows you to escape the city life; the beauty of nature will mesmerize the whole family, or team. This is the perfect activity to reconnect with nature and your true self. Being surrounded by the magnificent views and outdoor water streams seaming from the mountains, everyone’s spirit and energy is lifted. Now and then the rangers make sure every one is comfortable with the environment traveled and everybody is still comfortably keeping up. The terrain traveled up the mountain to our first stop covers various conditions from tar road, over train tracks, between plantations, a bit of rocky trails and most fun of all water pools, each of us connecting to our inner child as we race trough the water (one of those things our mothers frowned upon).

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Some in our team opted to rather attempt the trail with a guide driven Polaris Ranger as they simply wanted to take in the natural beauty and not be hassled with driving – this was also a nice option as a number of 4×4 vehicles assist during large Teambuilding events.

 

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Every few hundred meters we transport further into the woods and up into the mountains still nothing but you and nature. Some places we went you might not even know what continent you’re on! Since there are no trends, influences, or expectations, and you are free to ponder life on your quad bike. It can be very spiritual to spend some time removed from anything man-made. This was an awesome experience as a teambuilding program.

 

This Experience is a reminder that we are not infinite.  We are faced with one of the most beautiful views the Western Cape has to offer. Standing on the mountain looking down on the life has a calming effect. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, this quad adventure in the outdoors made me realize how little you actually know about the place we call home. Hundreds of species of plants and animals live amongst each other in the Elgin valley. This is the way the eco-system is meant to work — each fragment contributes to a greater balance as they coexist, humans could certainly stand to take note.

 

Being able to share this beauty and have an amazing quad bike adventure made our company teambuilding a truly memorable day.

We grow and become our best selves when we take advantage of new adventures, as we all took one last sip on our coffee appreciating the unforgettable view, the rangers guided us to the next nature point a waterfall.  As if what we just experienced isn’t motivation enough, the rest of the nature coarse was something we rarely given the opportunity to experience. This adventure is sure to put on your bucket list as an individual or as we did a teambuilding event.

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Other than getting vitamin D and lowering stress levels this experience has brought great insight to how truly fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful country. On our way to the waterfall we passed the most exquisite fauna and flora, the Kogelberg biosphere is laced with wildlife and movie scenes, the lake we passed reminded me of Lord of the Rings could have been in Angelus Lakes, Nelson Lakes, National Park, New Zealand, searching for the ring.

 

Just as magical we stopped at our next point this time the Giants Washbasin Falls. We all wondered up a narrow mountain trail to discover an wonderful waterfall tumbling meters down a rock face.

 

Again I was silenced by nature. I could feel every one around me appreciating the moment. We finally headed back to basecamp to forever hold this adventure as one of our best teambuilding events EVER!

 

 

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” unknown

 

 

 

 

Team Building

Team building for any company is a vital tool to improve work relations as well as motivating staff. Sa Forest Adventures as a huge product selection for your company to choice from for the next successful team building outing.

Our Team building products range from soft activities such as Minute to Win it challenges to more extreme experiences such as our White Water Rafting adventure.

We can easily customize your Team building requirements. Most company’s simply want a memorable day and we are more than up for the challenge to provide you with an awesome experience. Once you have used us you are likely to visit us again yearly because of our service and selection of products.

We have a number of sites in the Western Cape and Cape Town you can visit with your team or we can provide you with options at a venue of your choice as most of our team building experiences are mobile.

Out of the large selection the following are the most popular as selected by our clients:

Cape Adventure Day trip – This is a full day all-inclusive adventure – Quad Biking – Ziplining – Sandboarding – Lunch and complementary transport for the group from your office and back.

Quad Biking – we have one of the largest fleets of Quads in South Africa and have multiple venues and a selection of trails to ensure you have a fun filled adventure.

Zipline tours – We have a number of Ziplines in the Western Cape – Hermanus – Garden route and our most popular zipline tour – Cape Town Ziplines.

Potjiekos competitions – this can be done at one of our venues or a venue of your choice. This activity still remains one of the best choices as it also serves as the groups meal. Interaction between the participants are encouraged thus ensuring a festive and competitive environment – add on Drumming to this for a minimal fee and you have an awesome team building event.

We have a full list of all our other team building activities on this link  below – Click to Download below.

Teambuilding

 

 

Quad Trails

We offer some of the most unique Quad Trails in the Western Cape – our trails in Grabouw ( 50 minutes from Cape Town) and our trail in Hermanus (1H30 from cape town) has both been identified as two of the top ten quad trails in South Africa.

If you would like to book the quads in Hermanus  please click on this link.  HERMANUS QUADS

Our Quad Trails in Grabouw focuses on the quad biking enthusiasts:

ADVENTURE QUAD TRAIL-Duration 2H00 to 2H30

The trail will take you through South Africa’s natural habitat of our rare plant species called fynbos. These quad biking tours are ideal for exploring. Together with an introduction to our spectacular environment, the quad bike tours are safe and easy, giving extra time to explore the special floriculture and mountain scenery. The Quad Trail  tour will take you into the Hottentots Holland mountains allowing you to take spectacular photographs of the breathtaking views. This tour is an unforgettable and unique experience enjoyed by most!

 

WATERFALL QUAD TRAIL-Duration 3H30 to 4H00 

The Waterfall trial is approximately 30km long and it is our most popular tour. This tour takes you through the fynbos trails and into the mountains of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. On this incredible tour we take you to the Old Gantouw Pass Wagon Trail which is known as a world heritage site the original wagon route of the Dutch and British settlers, over the Mountains of Africa, so called in the old days. This route was used for 150 years and following the migratory Eland, one of the oldest and steepest and most treacherous passes in the Western Cape. Even today one can still see the deep gouges in the rocks, made by the brakes of the wagons, as they descended the precipitous pass down through what is now Somerset West from the lush grazing area of the Elgin Valley. The Waterfall Quad Trail tour is a wonderful opportunity to take photographs of the unique Fynbos species. This is a truly unique and wonderful to experience the Western Cape of Southern Africa.

 

FULL DAY QUAD TRAIL – 5H00 to 6H00

The Full Day Quad Trail is one of our most wondrous trails which runs for approximately 50km and includes a packed lunch.
The tour takes you through the forest track and into the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve where you get the privilege of discovering unusual geological rock formation, extraordinary mountain passes and breathtaking scenery. The fynbos habitat is varied with excellent photographic opportunity. At the waterfall or at a massive weir that hardly has any visitors – Here we serve a smart picnic lunch that is thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The Full Day Quad Trail incorporates the highlights of the Adventure Quad Trail and the Waterfall Quad trail. On this trail we inform you about our Fynbos which grows in a 100km- to 200km-wide coastal belt stretching from the West Coast to the south-east coast. It makes up 80% of the Cape Floral Region.
Our Quad Trails are not weather dependent and we will provide you with rain coasts. In winter we recommend warm clothes and in summer sun block.

 

Catering for your Adventure needs

Catering for your Adventure needs

 

The Adventure Day Package Includes:

 

  1. Full day Free Guided Transport from start to end.
  2. Visit to the Penguin Colony in Betty`s Bay.
  3. Travel the famous Coastal Road “Clarence Drive” 1 of the top ten most scenic coastal roads in the world
  4. Sandboard one of Africas Highest Dunes
  5. Visit Hermanus
  6. Lunch at one of the sea side restaurants  (drinks excluded)
  7. Guided Quad bike (ATV) trail amongst the vineyards and olive plantations
  8. A Zipline Tour

Our Trips depart daily from the Waterfront and bookings are essential.

Full Descriptions and pictures on the activities are available below.
Pick up and return to the  Cape Town Waterfront in one of our Adventure Overlanders for your full day adventure trip.

 

 

ACTIVITY 1

Quad Biking Activity -Mountain and Vineyards Drive +- 1h30

This route takes you through the world-renowned vineyards of Hamilton Russell and Southern Right wineries. Travel up the mountain and through the fynbos kingdom. Drive into the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and your half way point is one of the most pristine look-out points in the Western Cape. From here you will have a spectacular birds-eye-view of Hermanus. Cameras on this trip are an absolute must! – This vantage point allows you to see the bigger picture of activity throughout the entire bay.

 

 

ACTIVITY 2

Zipline Tour

The Hermanus Zip lines extends from our the mountain and zip lining over a small waterfall between the Poplar Trees and Canyon. This a memorable experience.

High above the ground (8 to 10 Meters) the 2 guides will allow you to glide from platform to platform with only the local eagles and bird life noise echoing in the forest.

The 9 to 12 platform slides range from 20 meters to 120 meters and with a safe breaking  system you control the speed you travel at. So it could be a fast adrenaline experience or it could just be a slow easy glide high above the ground. Come and experience something different but forever memorable.

 

 

ACTIVITY 3

Sandboarding

Sandboarding is a boarding Sport similar to the popular Snowboarding.

It is an awesome recreational activity that takes place on our Large +-230 meter High Sand Dune rather than on a snow covered mountain. This boarding sport has adherents throughout the world, most prevalently in desert areas or coastal areas with beach dunes.

We are very fortunate to have one of Africas Highest Commercial Sand Boarding Dunes a stone throw away from Cape Town                    in Bettys Bay.
Our guides/s will provide you with training and safety on the dune. Sandboarding is a wonderful activity as its both fun and extreme (depending on your skills as you progress) Once our training session has finished we will start off with a smaller section of the dune. We will progress Higher and Higher up on the dune as your skills improve.

The norm is to stand on the Sandboard as you descend down the dune but if you prefer to rather sit we will show you the ropes as this is also a lot of fun if your balance seems to get the better of you. We do not allow more than 6 to 8 boards at a time coming down the dune as its a safety risk. We rotate larger groups to ensure all have fun in a safe environment.

 

Penguin Colony visit

The African (or Jackass) Penguins’ breeding ground at Stony Point is near an old abandoned whaling station where, from 1917 until the Great Depression, around 300 whales were killed each year for their oil. The whaling station finally closed in 1930 and without any particular reason, the penguins started to breed at the abandoned station.

The site has been declared a protected area. A wooden boardwalk takes visitors directly to the nesting burrows but also effectively keep people from causing damage to the area.

The African Penguin grows to approximately 70cm tall and weighs up to 3 kilograms. Regarded as an endangered species, they mate for life and returns to the same nesting site for up to 15 years.

 

Clarence Drive

One of the most scenic roads in the world!! Clarence Drive is a magnificent scenic coastal drive between the windswept hamlet of Rooi-Els and the naval town of Gordons Bay, which nestles in the north-eastern crook of False Bay in the shadow of the Hottentots Hollands mountains. This beautiful, coastal drive stretches between the two towns over 22 km, hugging the wild turquoise Cape coastline all the way. This road is a wonderful experience along the coast to the town of Hermanus

 

Our Adventure Overlanders are also available for flexible itineraries for groups larger than 14 – have something specific in mind? We can assist with your requests –   please email – clinton@saforestadventures.co.za for assistance

Please note this is a set itinerary but the order of the days proceedings may be swapped around depending on a number of factors such as weather etc.

(soon we will also launch our Cape Adventure Peninsula Tours)

(private group tours can also be Tailor made- contact us for more info)

Thank you Marelise Gilbert for this awesome video of your adventure experience on our Hermanus Quad Bike trail. This is by far the best video any of our guests have made on a quad trip in Hermanus thus far!