WHERE EXPLORATION MEETS RELAXATION
Hiking, Soaring & SightseeingGuests are welcome to take a walk around the Lake Island area, hike up the nearby King Fisher trail, and appreciate the bird and animal life. There are also many other amazing hiking and mountain biking trails in the Garden Route for the outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. But nothing beats a leisurely walk along some of the most breath-taking stretches of beach or getting a view from high above via a tandem paragliding flight.
Rest & RelaxationTake full advantage of our South African weather and sunbath on sandy shores on those warm summer days, or simply catch up on your reading, and napping. You can also indulge in some well-deserved pampering at any of the numerous exquisite spas and resorts in The Route.
Bird WatchingFor the bird lover, there is no better place to get out your book and binoculars! There’s an abundance of birdlife in the immediate vicinity of Normarie’s Guesthouse with special secluded spots and hides around the lake. One of the biggest treats is spotting the majestic Knysna Loerie. And why not do it from a canoe or kayak? You can also visit the many unspoiled estuaries, national parks and bird sanctuaries for a glimpse of other exotic species – like South Africa’s National Bird, the Blue Crane.
GolfingWe’ve said it before – The Garden Route district truly is a golfer’s paradise. Tee off on lush award-winning fairways all the way from Mosselbay to Fancourt in George, to Plett’s renowned courses and everything inbetween. And it’s just a chip and a putt away from Normarie’s. The 19th holes aren’t too bad either.
Other ActivitiesThe historic communities of Mossel Bay, Prince Alfred, Oudtshoorn and other tourist towns like Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay are only a short but beautiful drive away. Taste the region’s fine wines, enjoy a cold one at Mitchel’s, SA’s first microbrewery, or clock in for a cocktail or three at a selection of trendy bars and seaside decks.
There really are just too many activities and sights to mention them all, so why don’t you get in touch via email? Or wait till you’re here so we can tell you everything!