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"Once upon a forest – Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape"

Created on 13 August 2015. Posted in In the press

... by riders from Hillside Horses on outrides. I branch off onto a trail into the forest to look for the Rnysna Turacos I’d heard calling, but they are feasting so high in the canopy I can’t get a good sighting. ...

"The N6 Route - East London to Thomas River"

Created on 13 August 2015. Posted in In the press

Buffalo city 360- Winter Edition 2015 From Buffalo City, it’s only a short trip to Stutterheim but there is much to see and do for the whole family while the outdoor adventurer in particular is more ...

"South Africa's top Green Hotels"

Created on 13 August 2015. Posted in In the press

... getaway offers accommodation in the cutest tree-top suites which were built using the most eco-friendly practices, from using alien vegetation in the construction right down to recycling the water. Contact:, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,+27 ...

"Romantic Valentine's Escapes"

Created on 13 August 2015. Posted in In the press

Country Life Magazine Posted on Febuary 10, 2015 by Country Life From secluded island retreats to mountain love nests and remote bungalows, here are three more of our Valentine’s escapes for 2015 1. ...

"Flyfishing in the Eastern Cape Highlands"

Created on 13 August 2015. Posted in In the press

... took place at Gubu Dam, a sparkling stillwater cupped in the hands of the Amatola Mountain foothills near Stutterheim (an hour’s drive from East London). Intrigued by trout ever since, I have chased them ...

Aloe Arborescens

Created on 14 July 2015. Posted in Flora of the Escape Route

... The large bright orange flower spikes are borne in profusion between June and July. The flowers produce nectar and attract humming birds and bees. The krantz aloe is easily propagated from a branch or ...

12 Amazing Facts about Amahlathi

Created on 19 May 2015. Posted in Stories of the area

... e became world renown for his knowledge on the prevention and cure of Tuberculosis. 9) The Cullinan Diamond was named after Thomas Cullinan who had worked with his father building the railway from  ...

Fly Fishing

Created on 16 April 2015. Posted in Activities

... n be purchased from the club house.  Cata has become popular with anglers. In order to maintain the wildness of the fishery, the fishing policy is strictly ‘catch and release’. One can go fishing in t ...

River Lily

Created on 15 December 2014. Posted in Flora of the Escape Route

The river lily grows from bulbs and flowers between September and December. A long solid stalk arises from the main plant and the bell-shaped flowers umbellate from it. There are normally 5 flowers which ...

1906 on Hill B&B

Created on 02 December 2014. Posted in Bed and Breakfast

...  a home cooked breakfast [and if you’ve enjoyed a particularly chilly morning, you’ll find that we’ve lit the fire to warm things up a bit.   Think of 1906 as your home away from home.      ...

Amathole Mountain Cottages

Created on 01 December 2014. Posted in Self-Catering

...  vibrant and friendly offering the tourist an amazing holiday or weekend break. The scenic route from Stutterheim to Cata, passing the beautiful Gubu Dam and historic town of Keiskammahoek, is approximatel ...

Other restaurants

Created on 03 October 2014. Posted in Restaurants

...  evening and lunch from Wednesday to Sunday. The first Sunday of every month they have a buffet lunch and also has a welcoming and cosy pub. For bookings and enquiries contact Andrew or Michelle on (045 ...

Cata Community Museum

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

    The village of Cata is nestled in a beautiful crescent in the Amathole Mountains, approximately 50km from Stutterheim Place of brutal apartheid-era forced removals in the ...

Stationary Engine Museum

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

... Wholesly, Bamford, Lister and Massey Harris are all there, saved from a scrap yard where they would have been crushed and melted down to be lost forever. The development and advancement of technology can ...

Rock Art Centre & Vintage Vehicle Museum

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

...  from both the early and late Stone Age. The oldest painting in Southern Africa was discovered in Namibia and dates back 27000 years and over time the changing history is shown in the paintings by the additio ...

Wriggleswade Dam

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

... and some of the best bass fishing in the Eastern Cape, Wriggleswade offers a brilliant venue for a family holiday or just a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  ...

Gubu Dam

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

... been established by the Department of Forestry. There are ample camping sites and there isn't a facility for pre-booking. It is set in Idyllic surroundings amongst the trees; the walks in the forest fro ...

Bird Watching

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

... lucky, occasional Striped Flufftails (Sarothrura affinis) may be flushed from the thick grass cover in which they hide. The specialised habitats in the Kei Valley are home to a great variety of birds. ...

The Forestway

Created on 18 September 2014. Posted in Group Booking

  • forestway outdoor outreach family dormitory accommodation
  • forestway childrens camps conference venues meeting rooms
  • forestway indigenous forest outdoor activities
  • forestway outdoor activites
Group booking venue Tel: 043 683 2046 Email Forestway Go to Forestway's website   Forestway Outdoor Centre is situated on the edge of the Kologha Forest Reserve, just 8km fro ...

Sandile's Rest

Created on 18 September 2014. Posted in Self-Catering

...  reserve sits nestled at the foot of Mount Kemp. Only a short 20 km's from Stutterheim and one hour from East London and the Indian Ocean, Sandile's Rest offers the discerning traveler a delightful br ...