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Gantouw Tours and Excursions

Located in Western Cape


Tel: 0724360638

Hands-on, Funfilled, Educational Excursions, Walks and Hikes

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Gantouw Tours & Excursions is not about “just another walk or a hike”, but offers hands-on, interactive, educational nature guiding, hikes and walks.
Gantouw Tours and Excursions offer guided educational excursions, hikes and walks that explores and interpret the fascinating Biodiversity, Ecology, Geology and Paleo-History of the Western Cape’s Fynbos Biome! From half day ambles to full overnight, mountain treks, join me, Andreas Groenewald, Registered FGASA Nature Guide, on an educational, hand-on excursions of the Cape’s natural history!

Our giveaway to helping to promote South Africa as a tourist destination

You can win:
4 Days Overnight Guided Hiking in the Grootwinterhoek Mountain Wilderness Area, Western Cape

Additionally you are automatically entered into the competition to win the great South Africa adventure holiday worth more than R150 000.

Value of Gantouw Tours and Excursions prize
Closing date of competition:

18:00 on 30.10.2022

Prize Valid for 2022 Booking is essential to secure permits, etc.

We have been able to offer this giveaway through a collaboration with our wide network of travel and tourism partners. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored this incredible adventure holiday giveaway for 2 persons valued at over R150 000!! But there is even more. There is also a bonus prize of a 4k Olfi action camera up for grabs.

Our mission is to create  tourism awareness in South Africa and heightened attention for the upcoming tourism month of September. Its all about getting more locals and returning South Africans,  travelling this wonderful country of ours. If we can encourage international tourists too even better.

The great South Africa adventure holiday worth R150000 unpacked

Giants Castle Slack Packing Trail

Slackpacking – Explore the Drakensberg foothills without the burden of a backpack walking from lodge to lodge, having your luggage transported for you and looking forward to excellent 3 course meals.

Experience the St Lucia estuary from St Lucia Eco Lodge for 2 nights including breakfast and dinner as well as a game drive and boat safari. This lodge is an ideal point from which to explore South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Karkloof Canopy Tour

The Karkloof Canopy Tour consists of 12 platforms and 10 zip-line slides, the longest of which is 200m! Feel like Tarzan as you zip safely from platform to platform with a yodel to wake the squirrels.

Stay another night at Antbear Lodge after you have completed the slack packing trail in a Mountain View site including dinner and breakfast. Take in a cultural storytelling experience in  our star gazing hammock camp

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is a gentle experience that is suitable for all. Imagine drifting at a leisurely pace across the magnificent Drakensberg 

Via Faretta Drakensberg

For those that enjoy walking or hiking through our beautiful countryside we invite you to enjoy a mountain climbing route that has aids such as ladders, steps and cable.

Ardmore Guest Farm

Stay 3 nights at Ardmore Guest Farm  including dinner and breakfast. You will want the extra time here to experience Scootours downhill scooters and the Via Feratta rock climbing trail. Dont forget one of the mornings will be and early start to float away in a hot air balloon Value 

Sootours downhill scooters

Feel the thrill as you negotiate a downhill mountain experience in the Central Drakensberg. Scooters are non-motorized making this Eco-friendly. 

Tree Tree Hill Lodge

Stay 2 nights at Three Tree Hill Lodge  including dinner and breakfast. The old-world charm of this upmarket lodge with its large verandahs creates an ideal environment in which to wind down and enjoy nature. Included is a game walk and if you can also consider to take part in a guided battlefield tour.

Granny Mouse

2 Nights relaxing in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands at Granny Mouse Country House and Spa. Explore the Midlands Meander and relax with  the very best in opulent accommodation coupled with old-world charm and service, embedded into the ethos and foundations of this historic hotel.

safari at Bonamznzi

Enter the rough terrain of Bonamanzi in Northern KZN. Its home to the big 4 and with its wide expanses of bush, makes game viewing the best in the country. 2 Nights in a treehouse with dinner, bed and breakfast including a game drive


2 nights  at the five star  Fugitives Drift Lodge. Take part in Fugitives’ Drift’s awe-inspiring battlefield tours, which bring the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana to life, leaving one with a deep and tangible insight into some of the most moving of South Africa’s battlefields.


Stay 2 nights at Leopard Mountain Lodge  including dinner and breakfast. Witness endless sunsets melting their final rays into the horizon, the smell of fresh rainfall over Africa’s plains and a feeling of peace and tranquillity as your African dream unfolds into a truly memorable reality.


2 Nights relaxing in at Makakatana  Game Lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Experience this magnificent area from the comfort of our spacious rooms, set on raised decks within the wilderness of the game park. iSimangaliso Wetland Park is home to vibrant wildlife in the game reserve, within Lake St. Lucia’s estuary and the glorious coastal beaches on the eastern shores of the park.


Imagine a place where time stands still, where the gentle breeze rustles through the Red Ivory trees, the sun drops slowly beyond the horizon, turning the sky pink and cueing the lion’s call. Now stop imagining and experience all of this for2 nights including dinner and breakfast from the sanctuary of your very own private balcony at Sungulwane Private Game Lodge.

Mlendeni Sitole will tell you his African village stories of the night skies. He has built a star gazing hammock camp for you to relax and observe the heavens and listen to the night sounds. He makes you feel like you have never seen the night sky before when you go stargazing with him in the Drakensberg.

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Number of competition entries so far: 17

Lara Grobler – 25.07.2022
I am a tutor for an individual who love nature. I would love to gain more experience in his field so that I can be the better tutor I know I can be. Not everything can be learned from books or the internet

Peter Delport – 25.07.2022
Im a nature lover, and love open air. Have a young family and reaaly need to show them the beauty of South Africa.

Lester Niss – 24.07.2022
Real conservation mentality

Tshephisho Balty – 24.07.2022
Probably it’s gonna be a good experience

Samantha Pudney – 24.07.2022
I like the fact that these hikes offer interactive education and we are crazy about the Wilderness area and hiking and would love to experience our first multi day hike.

Colin Alborough – 24.07.2022
Sounds like a good hiking area, cant wait to try it out

Tania Saunders – 24.07.2022
I have never been on a hike before. Would love to try it

Melanie Walker – 24.07.2022
I don’t know – yet! Would love to come walking☺️

Andre Hackart – 24.07.2022
Probably the most scenic part of SA

Anthony Bradford – 24.07.2022
Nature. Experience of the wildlife. Biodiversity is beautiful

Michelle Wales – 24.07.2022
Like the idea of guided hike through the fynbos by expert guide who can point out beauty of the floral kingdom as you hike through it