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A natural remedy for bronchial-related problems is to take a trip to Touws River in the Cape Province where the air is clean and the climate dry and crisp. It’s a perfect recipe, and why so many travel to Touws River in this part of South Africa known as the Karoo. The Karoo is a semi-desert region consisting of scrubland and wide open spaces with farms stretching as far as the eye can see. At first glance the area may seem desolate but there are many interesting and unusual small towns worth exploring, and Touws River is a prime example.
Travelling from Cape Town to Touws River is half the fun – the route traverses the Hex River Mountains and into the astonishing Hex River Valley, with dappled tones of green in summer and magnificent russet colours in winter. After summiting the impressive Hex River Pass, the terrain changes and below lies Touws River.
Touws River is a place of peaceful refuge, surrounded by mountains and located in a tranquil setting. Visitors can expect lavish hospitality from their hosts.
Top 6 reasons to visit Touws River
1. The land around Touws River is mostly occupied by private nature reserves and game farms. Visit the Aquila Private Game Reserve nearby to view the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) on safari. Day safaris last 2-3 hours on an open 4x4 vehicle.
2. The Touws and Donkies rivers alongside the town rarely flow, but when they do, grab a rod and go fishing! The friendly locals will assist you with best bait options and the fish species you can expect to catch.
3. Ask your host to arrange a donkey cart ride through the town to get a sense of your surroundings and to interact with the locals. Check out the old steam trains that once ran through the town.
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This is the ultimate experience for guests wanting to get close to nature without compromising on comfort. Guests can usually choose to stay half board, with breakfast, lunch and selected drinks covered, or full board, with all meals and selected drinks, at the game lodge of their choice. All guests will enjoy luxury amenities; with unique touches to decor and layout that enhance their stay in gorgeous natural surrounds. Wildlife and birdlife is abundant in the areas the lodges are located in, and guests will often have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the animals, without leaving the lodge. For those in search of the more reclusive animals in the areas, often including the Big Five, game drives are offered. Getaway and experience the beauty of Africa’s bushlife, while staying in supreme luxury at one of our many Game Lodges.