||Walking on the endless unspoilt beaches
of Wilderness. Enjoy the sun, whale-watching and swim
in the Indian ocean. Salomie packs a "Happy Bag" for
her guests with every conceivable item needed for a
magical day at the beach!
||Spoil yourselves with Spa treatments from one of
the 5-star Spa's in the Wilderness area – always
||Hiking through breathtaking natural forests.
||Bird-watcher’s paradise – go birding
on one of the many bird-watcher's hiking routes
or visit the bird-hides.
||Take a trip on the famous Outenique Choo-Tjoe train
from George to Knysna. This is a magical journey through
some of the most beautiful scenery in the country;
past the famous Lakes district of Sedgefield, Victoria
endless white beaches and the woodlands of Knysna.
||Shop till you drop in Knysna – especially during
some of the many festivals this scenic town has to
offer. Oyster Festival – feast on oysters and
champagne; Outeniqua Cheese Festival in George towards
the end of July – a must for lovers of good cheese
||Golfers will never get bored with no less than nine
Championship courses between Plettenberg Bay and Mossel
Bay. These include the Fancourt courses, Sparrebosch,
Pinnacle Point, George Country Club, Ernie Els’s
Oubaai, Lagoon Bay, Mossel Bay and Goose Valley...
||Oudtshoorn, the capital of the Klein Karoo with its
world-famous Cango Caves, ostrich farms, restaurants,
KKNK festival and more, is only 60 minutes away from
||Lavender Villa is the perfect location from which
to explore the Hoekwil Hoopla Arts route-a
circular 30 km drive through the countryside where
you can meet the real artists and craftsmen and women
of the area.
||Picnic or take a walk at the Woodville BIG TREE -
thought to be almost 800 years old, within close proximity
of the Villa.
||Enjoy a variety of fine foods at the Wild Oats Market
just outside Sedgefield on a Saturday morning – all
year round-this is something every Garden Route
tourist MUST experience – the very best market
in the country.
||Visit the Wilderness National Park - a 2500
hectare park with its rivers, lakes, two estuaries
||Visit the famous "Map of Africa" in Wilderness
Heights or drive along the scenic winding "Old
road" between George and Knysna – very
popular with hikers and mountain-bikers all year round.
||For the wild and sporty types – the area abounds
with activities and adventures-some of which
include absailing, hiking, para-gliding, canoeing,
mountain-biking, golfing, surfing, diving, sailing,
water sports, hang-gliding, horse-riding, ferry cruises,
angling, boating, dolphin and whale-watching, day art
routes, riding on the Power Train up the Outeniqua
mountain, day tours and every other imaginable recreational
||Enjoy a meal at one of the many famous restaurants
in the area-Salomie will gladly assist you
in making a reservation for you at a restaurant suitable
to your personal taste.