Phylica_pubescens.jpg
Home » Day Tours
Day Tours around the Western Cape

Do you find coach tours boring and impersonal? Here is the solution! I offer personal attention on all my trips. Trips will be designed specifically to suit your needs, whether you're touring on your own or in a small group.

The tours on this website are merely guidelines to assist you in deciding where you would like to go and what you would like to see and experience. Any of these trips can be combined or customised.

I will be only too happy to assist you in planning full or half-day trips exclusively to your personal requirements to make your stay a memorable one. Individuals or small private groups of up to 7 are accommodated in luxury airconditioned vehicles, which carry the required permits and insurance to transport passengers.


Map of the Western Cape, South Africa. Click to View

Day Tour List
Guided Nature Walks
Whale watching
Bird watching
Horse riding
Visits to working farms
Country meanders
Scenic drives
Cultural tours
Eco-Information on the Western Cape, South Africa.
The Succulent Karoo is one of 25 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots, and the only arid hotspot in the world. Succulent Karoo has the highest number of plant species of any semi-arid area, many of which are rare and endangered, and has the richest succulent flora in the world.

Semi-desert climatic conditions prevail, with less than 250mm of rainfall per year that falls predominantly in winter. Vegetation is sparse, dominated by dwarf scrubs of which most have succulent leaves. The most common of its succulent, or fleshy leaved plants are mesembs (Mesembryanthemaceae), commonly known as 'vygies'.

There are more than 2 000 different species of mesembs in South Africa, of which many occur in the Western Cape. Other succulent families include the Aloes, Haworthias, Crassulas, Euphorbias and Stapeliads. The Succulent Karoo is also very rich in geophytes, with spectacular displays in spring.