Guided Tours

Join the Wildlife Guided Tours – the ONLY tours in the Overberg to provide wildlife experiences with big game like Buffalo and Hippo.

 

 

You’ll head into a secret wetland and lake expanse, where game, birds and flora flourish. This photographic tour is on private land – and is not otherwise open to the public.

 

WILDLIFE GUIDED TOURS – CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON

You can see the Nuwejaars Wetlands Area for yourself, on one of our guided tours.

Booking is essential

  book@nuwejaars.com
  076 833 6341

Wildlife Guided Tour

What can you expect?

Morning Wildlife Guided Tour (R450/person, and R200 for children aged 12 and under; toddlers free)

 

  • We meet at the Black Oystercatcher at 8h30. 
  • We then take a trip through the rich landscapes of the Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA, passed wetlands and lakes. Look out for buffalo, hippo, eland, wildebeest, bontebok and Rau Quagga – not to mention smaller mammals. And if you’re a birder, you could see African Marsh Harrier, Black Harrier, Blue Cranes and loads more. 
  • We’ll serve you a cup of coffee and some rusks at a lookout point.
  • You’ll be taken care of by one of our accredited SMA tour guides, who will have a wealth of knowledge on the game, birds and the rich fynbos.
  • The tour lasts between 2-3 hours, weather dependent.
Sunset Wildlife Tour

Sunset Wildlife Tour (R500/person, and R200 for children aged 12 and under; toddlers free)

 

  • We meet at the Black Oystercatcher at 5pm. 
  • The tour will take you through farming landscapes, passed wetlands to Waagschaalvlei, where the hippo live. Look out for eland, wildebeest, bontebok and Rau Quagga, as well as our secretive waterbuck. There are also a host of smaller mammals living here. And for birders, you could see African Marsh Harrier, Black Harrier, Blue Crane and many more species. 
  • At the lake, you’ll relax with a glass of cool-climate wine (from wineries who are members of the Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA).
  • (Bear in mind that while the hippo are generally quite active in the evenings, the weather may prevent them from showing themselves – and there is always the chance they’ll stay hidden during your trip.)
  • You’ll be taken care of by our accredited SMA tour guides, and will have access to the hidden-away wetlands rich in plant- and bird life.
  • The tour lasts around 2-3 hours, but is weather dependent.

Things to remember:

Bring your: Camera, binoculars, walking shoes, a warm jacket, a raincoat (just in case), even your bird book, and a sense of adventure.

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Gift Vouchers available

Please email or call to purchase a voucher and to schedule your tour: book@nuwejaars.com OR 076 833 6341.

Terms and conditions apply

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Make it a weekend getaway and stay over at our NWSMA members’ accommodation.

Black Oystercatcher Cottages

The Black Oystercatcher offers 4 self-catering cottages, on the road between Bredasdorp and Elim. The cottages overlook the Agulhas Plain – and from here you can eat delicious meals and taste wine at the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, or visit local sights.

 028 482 1618

Klipfontein Keep

This house is situated on the beautiful Klipfontein Farm – a birder’s paradise (and also just down the road from Struisbaai). The house sleeps 10 – and visitors can walk, enjoy the game (including eland), cycle, or just enjoy the setting.

 028 424 1990

Strandveld Vineyards

Strandveld is the home of the First Sighting and Strandveld wines. The winery has two cottages – both with an indoor fireplace, and kitchen facilities, en-suite bathrooms, not to mention wonderful garden views. Conveniently located close to Elim and Struisbaai.

 028 482 1902

Langrug Lodge

This farm cottage is a perfect combination of old and modern. It has two bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms. The cottage is situated on the Zoetendalsvlei - you'll enjoy the views from the kitchen. There's no electricity here; this getaway is about connecting with nature.

 028 424 1990

Haze Vlakte Self-Catering Accommodation 

This self-catering accommodation is situated next to the Nuwejaars River, in the heart of the Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA. This accommodation offers three upmarket four sleeper units. Each unit has a bath/shower, one bedroom with a double bed and two single beds in the lounge area. This is the ideal space to enjoy a braai while watching an amazing sunset. 

 082 789 8422

Zoetendal Vineyards Accommodation 

This Zoetendal Estate offers luxury accommodation with a range of activities available to visitors. The Manor House has 6 bedrooms, or stay in the Farm Cottage, which has 2 bedrooms. Your stay here includes a full breakfast prepared by a private chef, a dedicated butler, wine tastings and an exclusive menu to cater for your dietary needs. 

 072 854 1720

Rehoboth Guest House 

Rehoboth Guest House is a farm-style home away from home in the small historic town of Elim in the Overberg. The Guest House sleeps 8 people (4 beds, 3 bathrooms), perfect for a breakaway from life’s hustle and bustle! From here, you can visit the watermill and the old Elim Church (and see its clock that dates back to 1757).

Email: lunettecoetzee76@gmail.com

Elim Guest House

Book your room to stay in the Elim Guest House in the wonderful town of Elim. Whether visiting friends and family, taking a weekend break, passing through for business purposes or stopping over on the Cape Whale Route, this guest house offers everything you need for an enjoyable stay in a beautiful setting.

Email: elimgastehuis@gmail.com

Donors and partners

 

To our donors over the past financial year, we are incredibly grateful. Thank you for your support, enabling us to protect this irreplaceable area, and improve lives here:

 

 

Donors and partners

To our donors over the past financial year, we are incredibly grateful. Thank you for your support, enabling us to protect this irreplaceable area, and improve lives here:

 

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