HiGhWindS
Adventures and Safaris
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Email: adventures@highwinds.co.za
 
"Our Experience
 - Your Delight"

44 Cuyler Street, Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001       Tel: +27 (0) 41 586-3721        Fax: +27 (0) 86 684 4893

 

Eco Trips and Nature Trails

 

All Tours are done in air-conditioned vehicles, with permits and passenger liability.

English, registered and THETA accredited or similar tour guides
Other languages and specialities can be arranged on request
Discounted rates for groups of four or more passengers and on combination tours
Custom made tours organised anywhere in South Africa with National registered tour guides
A certain portion of the tour price is put in trust to educate and create work opportunities for the disadvantaged
We try to offer a little more than just the expected on our tours.
All of the prices quoted are per person with a minimum of 2 persons per tour.
 
Prices valid as at 1 October 2016. Prices may be changed without notice.
Please check all prices prior to booking.
 

Cape Receife Nature Reserve Self Walk Trail
A varied walk over beaches strewn with interesting debris from many of the casualties of the sea, interesting rock pools at low tide, past the lighthouse and through indigenous fynbos and dune forests. Definitely one of the eco walks you should do. The package includes pickup and drop off at your hostel.

Price: On Request   Duration: ±3 hours    Departure: Daily

Sardinia Bay & Sacramento Self Walk Trail
The Sacramento trail is renowned for it’s unspoiled beaches, wild surf, shells and a diversity of indigenous fynbos and dune forests. At the end of the trail we discover Sardinia Bay. From here there are kilometers of white beaches, bathing in natural tidal pools sheltered by reefs. After resting here for a while we head home or you can laze the day away and we will pick you up later. The package includes pickup and drop off at your hostel.

Price: On Request    Duration: ±3hours (or stay longer at the beach with pick up)    Departure: Daily

 

Eco Walk – Loerie and Gamtoos District
Discover the hidden treasures of the Eastern Cape. This can only be done once you get off the beaten track. Very seldom does a traveler see the beauty of the Loerie, Hankey and the river areas of the Gamtoos river, simply because they cannot get there. Here is your chance! Take a leisurely drive through some of the most magnificent scenery, visit the African Dawn Bird and Animal Sanctuary and take an Eco walk along the river through indigenous bush and fynbos. Swim in the rivers or the lake. Experience a freedom not felt in the built up areas. See small farming communities and travel the Van Stadens Pass. The package includes transport, pick up and drop off at your hostel, picnic lunch.

Price: On Request    Duration: ±6 hours    Departure: Daily

 

Bushman Art Tours
An unsurpassed cultural experience within the Eastern Cape, viewing rock art sites on private properties not viewed by the general public. Looking at the symbolism within the art, together with the lifestyles followed by the busmen on a day to day basis.

1½ day Experience
Depart PE, 08h00, via historic Grahamstown, scenic hike through river valley viewing rock art, picnic lunch at the river (optional abseil-R80-00), then on to Middleton Manor for a game drive and farmstyle accommodation, hospitality and home cooking. Day 2 sees us return to PE after a hearty breakfast. Returning at 12h00.
Price: On Request    Duration: 1½ Days    Departure: Daily

2 day Experience
Depart PE, 08h00,via Addo Elephant Park and onto the first rock art sites via the scenic Zuurberg Pass, picnic lunch at site, then on to Middleton Manor for a game drive and farmstyle accommodation, hospitality and home cooking. Day 2 sees us off to the second rock art site after a hearty breakfast, followed by a hike through river valley to view rock art. A picnic lunch is enjoyed at the river (optional abseil-R80-00) and then back to PE. Returning at 17h00.
Price: On Request    Duration: 2 Days    Departure: Daily

Day Trip
Depart PE to Riebeeck East to view some of the finest busman art, lunch at the site and then back to PE. Duration: 8 am to 5 pm
Price: On Request    Departure: Daily

Hiking Trails

½ Day Hiking Trails
Discover the hidden treasures of the Eastern Cape. This can only be done once you get off the beaten track. Very seldom does a traveler see the beauty of nature, simply because they cannot get there. Here is your chance! Take an Eco walk along a river, and swim in ice-cold streams, walk through indigenous bush and fynbos, experience a freedom not felt in the built up areas. Includes transport, pick up and drop off at your hostel, picnic lunch.
Price: On Request  Duration: 3 to 4 hours  Departarture: Daily 9am and 2pm - Min: 2 persons
 
 
 

One Day Hiking Trips

Sacramento/Maitland:
First the scenic Sacramento coastal trail then onto a picnic lunch at Maitland Reserve or island trail. The trip includes information on fauna and flora. Marine life. Animals and birds.
Price: On Request   Duration: 9 am to 5-30 pm    Departure: Daily
 
 
Cape St Francis/Jeffries Bay:
Travel to Cape St Francis via the scenic Gamtoos river valley. Coastal hike and possible visit to the lighthouse with a picnic lunch by the sea. Then onto St Francis Bay to view this unique village including a canal boat trip. Back to PE via Jeffries Bay.
Price: On Request   Duration: 9 am to 5-30 pm    Departure: Daily
 
 
 

Cape St Francis/Aston Bay:
Travel to Cape St Francis via the scenic Gamtoos river valley. Coastal hike and possible visit to the lighthouse with a picnic lunch by the sea. Then onto Aston Bay to take a hike in the Seekoei Nature Reserve. Back to PE via Jeffries Bay.The price includes a picnic lunch, all equipment needed, all transport, pick up and drop off at your hostel.
Price: On Request   Duration: 9 am to 5-30 pm    Departure: Daily
 
 
Two Day Hiking Trips

Awesome Mountain Challenge-Baviaanskloof/Hankey
Visit the Sacramento or Cape Receife nature-hiking trail with a picnic lunch on the beach. The afternoon sees you walking through the beautiful Van Stadens Nature reserve with its unique flora. Before retiring for the day a quick abseil is a must. Sleep in tented accommodation in Hankey or the Baviaanskloof. After breakfast its off to see the beautiful natural areas of Loerie or Hankey with an abseil before lunch or for day two can be off to the Baviaanskloof for an abseil and a swim in ice cold streams.
Price: On Request   Duration: 2 days    Departure: Daily
 
Surf and Turf Challenge-Baviaanskloof/Cape St Francis
Travel to Cape St Francis via the scenic Gamtoos river valley with a coastal hike and possible visit to the lighthouse. Visit St Francis Bay with a canal boat trip and relax that evening around a potjie next to the pool and then to retire to your luxury apartment. Day two sees you off to the Baviaanskloof for an abseil and a swim in ice-cold streams and walking in the natural wilderness of this beautiful area.The price includes all meals, all equipment needed, all transport, pick up and drop off at your hostel.
Price: On Request   Duration: 2 days    Departure: Daily
 
 

Alexander Dune Fields and Forest
Travel to Alexandria Forest reserve early in the morning, then start the hike into the Hard Wood Forests at times more breathtaking than Tsitsikamma. Cross the grassland plains and farming fields until you reach the coast. A short hike along the beach brings you to pre-historic sanddune cliffs with pre-historic shells sticking out. Up the ladder and on to the overnight hut. From here you can see the flat bird islands. If you have any energy left you can clamber down the stairs to the beach below, have a swim and then back up the cliffs. Enjoy a casual meal and get an early night. When the sun touches the horizon we hit the dunefields before the wind gets ups. Here you will see a myriad of animal tracks  left by the abundant game. %km of dunes and then into the swamp/marsh areas and finally back into the forest. The price includes all meals, all equipment needed, all transport, pick up and drop off at your hostel.
Price: On Request   Duration: 2 days    Departure: Daily
 
 

Unique ♥♥The Gamtoos Heritage Experience♥♥ Unique
 
Day 1 starts at 9 am takes us through the city of Port Elizabeth as we learn about the early Khoi and settler history, South End and the forced evictions of the apartheid era, Red location, the Townships and all the cultural history of the area. We drive through Jeffrey’s Bay and onto Hankey where we stop to visit the grave of Sarah Baartman, a Khoi woman who was taken from the African soil, degraded in Europe and her victorious final return to her roots. Lunch is in the quaint town of Patensie where we visit the most southern Baobab Tree. The afternoon sees us visiting an orange packing plant or a potato farm or some other similar experience. We then drive to our tented camp deep in the valley. While dinner is prepared we take off in 4X4 vehicles and climb the mountain to enjoy cocktails at the highest point. Dinner is served around the campfire and when the eyes start to droop you climb into your luxury tents with the sound of the river trickling past.
 
 
 
Day 2 is up early to the smell of bacon and eggs. Once our stomachs are full we are off to see the unique Kouga Dam, the profile of Queen Victoria, the Phillips water tunnel and then a stop over for lunch. Before we leave the beautiful valley we stop over to see the Tobacco Co-Op and then wind our way along the back roads to Loerie and the flower reserve arriving in Port Elizabeth around 4-30 pm. The price includes the pick up and drop off at your accommodation, entrance fees, four meals, drinks and snacks and one nights accommodation.
 
Price: On Request  Min: 2 persons (All prices pp sharing)
 
3 Night/2 Day Backpackers option   Price: On Request (2 extra nights backpackers accom. in PE)
 
3 Night/2 Day Luxury option    Price: On Request (2 extra nights 3 star Guesthouse accom. in PE)
 
 
 
Other Packages Available
Settler Country (Grahamstown, Bathurst and Port Alfred), Battlefields, One, two and three day hikes, Adventure trips, Eco and Cultural Tours, City and Township Tours, Parasailing, Diving and diving courses, Surfing and Sandboarding, Helicopter and jet flights, Microlight flights, Quad biking, Canoe Trails, All game parks. Budget, Backpackers, 3 Star, 5 Star or outrageously priced packages available.
We can organise just about anything! All you have to do is ask!
 

 

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