Activities

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Experience Route 56 and all its rich cultural history through the arts and crafts hubs dotted throughout the region.

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Bicycling

Bicycling

Both the Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal Regions on Route 56 offer an excellent combination of riding along district roads, gravel farm roads, 4x4 tracks and game footpaths.

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

This is one route that if you were not a bird lover before, you will be one afterwards. It’s even fun for the kids, armed with a bird book and a pair of binoculars.

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Canoeing

Canoeing

If you are planning a trip down Route 56, why not strap a conoe or two on the roof of your car and head out to the Fish River in Cradock.

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Eating Out

Eating Out

Whether you’re in this part of the world with the family for the last gasp of the summer break, or are lucky enough to live there, There are plenty of establishments on Route 56 that will satisfy your Appetite.

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Fishing

Fishing

The waters of the Wild Trout Association are to be found in the Eastern Cape Highlands located on the southern border of Lesotho.

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Hiking

Hiking

Whether you are trekking along the foot of the Southern Drakensberg Mountains or just wanting a nice relaxing walk in the veld, there are plenty of adventurous hiking trails to enjoy along the entirety of the Route.

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Horse Riding

Horse Riding

There are plenty of places to go horse riding on the Route. Horse riding on Route 56 always offers fantastic views and exhilarating riding including mountain ascents and faster trails through the valleys for experienced riders.

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Mountain Activities

Mountain Activities

Does Zip Lining interest you? Well Route 56 is known for its zip lining. The scenery high up within the forest canopy is spectacular. Enjoy the view from above while taking in waterfalls and spotting birdlife amongst the surrounding trees.

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Night Life

Night Life

For a great night out on the town on Route 56, there is plenty to offer. From bars to shows to casinos, theres nothing the region doesnt have.

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Off-roading

Off-roading

Route 56 has everything you are looking for when it comes to off-roading., for instance, Route 56 Matatiele Bike Adventures offers quality tailor made guided adventure bike tours.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

An abundance of heritage sites exist on Route 56. This is an area that played a significant role in the liberation of South Africa and the route provides valuable insight into struggle heroes and places.

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Safari

Safari

Whilst soaring majestic mountains attract thrill seeking climbers and nature loving hikers, game safaris attract a different type of thrill seeker. A Game Safari promises to be a breath-taking and mind blowing journey.

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Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

If you are keen to try out the novelty of skiing in Africa, and even if you're a complete novice, spend some time in Tiffendell and by the end of a week, you will feel much more comfortable on the slopes.

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Sky Diving and Hang Gliding

Sky Diving and Hang Gliding

Skydiving and tandem skydiving puts all your earthly fears into manageable perspective. Skydiving inspires such complete focus of attention, that all other worries and frustrations are forgotten.

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