Gantouw Tours & Excursions

ABOUT US

What’s in the name? South Africa possesses some of the most amazing natural environments, incredible scenery and fascinating biodiversity, together with a unique archaeological and geological history. The indigenous San-Khoi peoples of South Africa have an incredible knowledge of and understanding about South Africa's Fauna and Flora, and it is this that provided the inspiration for Gantouw Tours and Excursions.

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Indeed, the San-Khoi peoples shared a wonderful connection with nature in all of its many ways. Gantouw, the Khoi-Khoi word meaning "the way, or the path" of the Eland, was the name given to a historical mountain crossing over the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountain range in the Western Cape. The Eland was also a very sacred and special animal to them. It is these two unique aspects that inspired both the name and path forward for the business.

Gantouw Tours & Excursions is not about "just another walk or a hike", but offers hands-on, interactive, educational nature guiding, hikes and walks that enlighten the mind while having fun. Exploring as we go, I will open up the mystical marvels and hidden stories of the natural heritage of the Cape! I offer both fixed and custom made tours. Schools, youth groups and family outings are but some of whom I love to take out on excursions!! Contact me for more information or visit my profile at TourHQ

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Gantouw Tours & Excursions is passionate about leading interpretive guided walks and hikes through the mountains, nature reserves and natural spaces of the Western Cape, safely guiding visitors and guests, while sharing the unique and fascinating characteristics of its natural heritage. Through fun, educational walks, hikes and educational programmes and excursions.


Vision

Gantouw Tours and Excursions aims to re-awaken guests, through a variety of activities, to both the amazing knowledge and wisdom of the Khoi-San, as well as to the modern understanding of the Fauna, Flora, Ecology and Geology of South Africa.

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Welcome to the Western Cape Province of South Africa, home to the richest floral kingdom of the world and the Fynbos Biome. It is a mountainous wonderland with spectacular geology and palaeontology that’s vibrant and rich in history, just waiting to be explored! Gantouw Tours and Excursions would be honoured to share with you all the natural splendour of the Cape with you.

We specialize in nature based excursions, from personalised tours to informative hiking trails, doing our utmost to accommodate any special interests or requests you may have, such as bird watching, botanical excursions or any other special topic of interest.

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Hikes (half or full day), as well as overnight treks, are offered for all seasons in the Western Cape. All mountain trips are interpretive and tailored to suit your fitness level and time available. We have highlighted a selection of classic routes but please contact us if there is a particular route, not mentioned below, that you would like to do. From tourists and locals to youth and school groups, contact us for a fun-filled educational excursion, tailor-made to suite your needs!

Gantouw Tours and Excursion, through its years of hiking and guiding expertise, also offer assistance in the upgrade or maintenance of existing hiking routes and trails, as well as the sustainable development of new trails.

"The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go." ~ John Muir

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