Nature Discovery Tours
Currently we have 3 amazing trails you can select from:
History on our Nature Discovery operations:
Nature Discovery Tours was the initiative of Brian Pickering, a farmer, considered a pioneer in his field of Organic Agriculture in South Africa.
His fascination in the spectacular diversity of Mountain and Coastal (Fynbos) plants led to a deep understanding about natures most fascinating garden.This unique area has evolved over millions of years right here in the Western Cape.
This in turn led to a desire to share this knowledge and to make this secret garden and natural wonderland accessible to all those who want to experience the joy of real Nature.
He decided together with Western Cape Nature Conservation to plan a new way for all to experience this wonder of the world. (Hiking on wheels ) with specially adapted (ATVs) Quad bikes with low noise exhaust systems and low impact tyres These sturdy Atv/Quad Bike machines have been selected to ride trails with comfort and safety, it was decided that; for first time riders to be user friendly with a semi automatic transmission and suspension that would be safe on longer Atv/Quad Bike trails.
The Atv/Quad Bike trails took a long time to plan and map out to cause minimum impact on the environment, while providing the ultimate concept of reaching areas of pristine scenery, rare plants, and Historical sites with ease for most family riders while providing a memorable adventure at the same time. With limited small groups , a personalized approach is taken with high quality care and attention to detail. As a result many people return for additional Atv /Quad Bike trails with built in skills levels according to experience. Included are short walks and interesting discussions
All Atv Trails are led by experienced Guides which makes the trail very interesting as they share their Knowledge and field skills about this incredible area. Those who have experienced the two day trail with overnight bush camping come back as new people.
In March 2016 – Nature Discovery Tours was sold to Sa Forest Adventures – One of South africa`s largest and most diverse adventure companies with a very large foot print especially in the western cape. (more detail on our larger company – SA FOREST ADVENTURES
Nature Discovery, the Location
Situated on the western slopes of the Worlds First Biosphere Reserve the Kogelberg a unique Biosphere home to some of the rarest plants on earth.
We are only 70 km from Cape Towns Waterfront on the Whale Route and at the start of the Famous Garden Route.!!!!!
We are on the whale watching route, at the start of the South Africa’s famous Garden Route. The Elgin Valley is also half way to the very popular, seaside Town of Hermanus and also en route to the world famous Shark diving region of Gansbaai & Kelinbaai.
Biosphere Reserve: The Kogelberg was the first Biosphere to be registered in Southern Africa. It is without doubt one of the richest floral regions in the world. With some of the most spectacular mountain and valley scenery on Earth this is a fascinating eco system, one that will both inspire and amaze all those who visit us.
The quad bike, motorcycle trails penetrate deep into this pristine wilderness opening up a whole new world for the adventure traveler and wildlife enthusiast.
Families, groups of friends, overseas visitors and locals will find this eco adventure not only educational and stimulating but also a challenge that can be shared together. We also cater for small corporate groups of management personnel as this is an ideal location for team building. The quad biking trips are designed to be fun and relaxing. You will find a connection with yourself, with nature and with the rest of the group.