Everyone is shaking off the winter blues as summer peeks around the corner, bringing with it the promise of the golden sunshine and gorgeous blue skies of a typical South African summer. And what better way to celebrate than to get outdoors, and plan your next adventure at the same time?
The Cape Outdoor Eco, Adventure and Travel Expo is the perfect place to do it, showcasing a range of lifestyle, leisure and travel brands, combined with a fun-packed day for adventurers of all ages. Held at Sandringham farm in Stellenbosch from Friday to Sunday, October 25 to 27, the fresh air and beautiful scenery will serve as added inspiration to spend more time exploring all that nature has to offer – with everything that you need to make it happen right at your fingertips.
Visitors will be able to ease your wanderlust by browsing the extensive range of tourism and travel exhibitors. Whether you are craving a quick getaway or are planning a long tour, the Expo has something for all ages and tastes. From exotic India to MSC Cruises; to the delights of our neighbouring countries such as the Gondwana Collection of Namibian lodges, the Etosha National Park, the Okavango River, and Kalahari Lodges; to an array of local South African jewels just waiting to be discovered, such as Witsenberg/Tulbagh, Olyvenbosch Olive Farm, KZN Wildlife, the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, West Coast, or Cape Nature Conservation.
Explore the adventures of India and Malawi – The choices are endless. Stock up on gear and head out with Conqueror Trailers, Opposite Lock, Bushwakker Trailers, Bushlapa Caravans, Gecko Off-Road, Bantam Trailers and Great Track Campers and more.
The Outdoor Expo will also be bringing visitors plenty of ways to experience and interact with the true stars of the outdoors – the animals and wildlife of Africa. Events for the whole family will be held throughout the Expo.
Interact with the brave and loyal SA guide dogs, SPCA and the K9 Search and Rescue team, learn about rhino conservation efforts at the Palala Rhino Sanctuary stand, and find out more on the deadly dozen reptiles, if you dare. And if that wasn’t enough to keep tails wagging, the SPCA Stellenbosch, K9 Search and Rescue and SA Guide Dogs, will be hosting an Outdoor Paw Parade during the Expo, on Sunday October 27 at 10am. Bring your socialised furry friend to enjoy the fresh air with you on a 2km walk along the farm. Entry is included in the ticket price of the Expo, although donations to the SPCA, SA Guide Dogs and K9 Search and Rescue are welcome and appreciated. For even more action and fun, plus a jolt of adrenaline, there will be exhibits from SA Bungee, a bungee bounce, Paintball, Bubble Balls, live snake demonstrations, drop tower, and the adorable Monkey Town.
With so much to see and do, the Expo has made sure that there are also plenty of chances to relax, and be entertained. Good food, such as Kobus Se Gat Boerekos, Sauls Burgers and other tasty treats will go hand in hand with Boston Craft Beers and Obikwa wine. Enjoy the feast to the sounds of Cat Simoni, the girl with the golden voice, who will be singing a variety of popular hits to get toes tapping on October 26 and 27.
* For more information, call 011 8039362; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For specific times, a detailed map and directions and pricing, visit www.outdoorexpo.co.za.
WIN WIN WIN
5 double tickets up for grabs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org your contact details with “OUTDOOR EXPO” in the subject line.
You can also tweet us @48hrsincapetown with the #outdoorexpo .