So excited to see our new hiking guides completing their two weeks of training with Venture forthwww.wwf.org.za/. Thanks to all those who supported the training: DEA, Swellendam Tourism and WWF/TMF. The guides have worked really hard this week and are now ready to start practicing what they have learnt.
They are off today to walk a 15km route along one of our red routes and will talk about the many topics that they have discussed for a good guided experience: planning, information, safety and having fun! We are very proud of them all. Soon we will be working on some packages and experiences that will make a visit to the area even more enchanting so "watch this space"! Perhaps we will even get some of them on a mountain bike!
The group spent today walking through a planned route and practicing aspects which included tying ropes on steep slopes
Cool new trail maps are available for download on our website with information on each of the trails. The maps include points of interest on natural biodiversity and historical sites. Information on the points of interest are detailed on each page.
The maps are available at Grootvadersbosch Conservancy, Selected Guest houses, Swellendam Tourism, Delish in Heidelberg and Paradise Organic Restaurant in Suurbraak