• Wildlife, activities in Sommerset East

Day Trips

All day trips in the Somerset East area are available daily. However, the specific activity may already be booked if you decide to wait until you get here before confirming. If you would like to partake in one of the activities, please let us know when you book your accommodation, so that we can pre-book your activity in order to avoid disappointment.

Guided Fly fishing

Spend a day with our R.E.F.F.I.S. and THETA accredited fly fishing guide, Alan Hobson. Alan will take you on a day's excursion targeting trout on fly in the waters around Somerset East. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, the day is structured to suit your needs. The full day's fly fishing guiding includes instruction from casting to entomology, lunch and certain local beverages.

Glen Avon Falls

This beautiful 90m waterfall in the Karoo is a must see. Hiking to the waterfall can be arranged, with a small gate fee payable to gain entrance to this Provincial Heritage Site. This can be done without the assistance of a guide. The Naude's river is stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout. Should you want to fish, you would need to be accompanied by our guide, as fishing is not available for day visitors without a guide. Our guide will transport you to within a kilometer of the waterfall, and lunch and certain local beverages are included in the rate. It should be noted that whilst this is not a serious hike, it can be quite strenuous.

Yellowfishing the Little Fish River

Catch one of South Africa's feistiest fish - indigenous Yellowfish. Gain access to these exclusive fly fishing waters only with our guide. Get the full benefit of local knowledge, instruction, techniques and tips.  Transport, lunch and certain local beverages included in the rate.

Five star game drive

Visit the 5-star game lodge - Kuzuko Lodge - in the northern section of the Addo Elephant National Park. Kuzuko Lodge is an hour's drive from Somerset East, but well worth the effort. Prices can be quoted inclusive of a 5-star lunch. Transport to and from Kuzuko Lodge can be arranged, at an additional charge.

Cultural tour

1/2 day - The beautiful Georgian home of the Pastors of the Dutch Reformed Church is a must for travellers. There is a wide range of implements, books and other items from the early 1800's on display. This is a tour not to be rushed, else you are sure to miss something. The exhibition in the museum of the Slagtersnek rebellion is a must see. Once done at the museum, visit the Walter Battiss Art Museum where a number of the artist's personal paitings are displayed, together with local art and even a few Maud Sumner paintings on display! Walter Battiss is one of South Africa's most celebrated artists, who drew much of his inspiration from Picasso, a personal friend. Finish off with a light lunch at the nursery tea garden.

Horse riding

From beginner to more experienced, horse riding can be arranged with the starting point at the Boschberg Tourism Hub.

Mountain bike trails | Boschberg Tourism Hub | Somerset East

Several mountain bike trails have been developed on the Boschberg Mountain by Meurant Botha of Amarider.  Bring your own bike and enjoy rides from easy to advanced.