Optional extras

As we would like to add to the enjoyment of your group’s event we offer the following optional extra activities for you to choose from. All optional activities are situated within half an hour’s drive of Rainbow Glen and transport can be arranged should you wish to travel as a group.

Please inform us should you be interested for us to arrange an optional activity for your group. We will provide you with a cost-effective quote.

Motivational Speakers and Conference Facilitators

As a unique service to you, we have access to a range of outstanding speakers, trainers and facilitators. For more information on just one of the world class conference facilitators and speakers that Rainbow Glen can provide you with click here.

Boat trips on the Breede River

Join us for an idyllic river boat trip, offering safe swimming from the Breede River Goose Boat or shore (bring your swimming costumes and towels). Try your luck at catching The Big One (Bass fishing in abundance) or just enjoy the company of your friends and colleagues as you watch the kingfishers and fish eagles. Refreshments are available and food/snacks or even a braai can be arranged for your group on board the boat. Or do things differently and go wine tasting by boat!

The world famous Montagu Tractor Trip

These trips are on Wednesday and Saturday (large groups can be accommodated on other days of the week except Sunday). The tractor will meander its way up the Langeberg Mountain to an altitude of 1500m above sea level. On the way you will have a bird’s eye view of the Koo Valley and once on top, you can look down into the Robertson Valley below. A quick stop at the mountain hut for a welcome surprise before you’re on your way down again.

Wine Tasting Tours

The Breede River wine valley has over 50 welcoming wineries all within an hours drive from Rainbow Glen in Montagu. The wineries to be visited include those in Ashton, Bonnievale, Montagu & Robertson. Most are in beautiful surroundings (some overlooking the Breede River) and picnic lunches with wine- tastings can be arranged.

Montagu’s Hot Springs

The miraculous healing powers of this natural 43 degree Celsius hot spring are well known. We will arrange entry for you as a day visitor to enjoy the hot pools and fun slide. Beauty treatments and massages can also be arranged and for a full list of treatments available and prices click here.

Guided Hikes

All hikes depart from Rainbow Glen as the nature reserve is on our doorstep. David will lead your group on the easy and flat, but very scenic 2.5km walk through Badkloof, following the Kingna river to finish at the Hot Springs swimming pools (takes approximately 1 hour). After a well earned soak, transport will be arranged to take the group back to Rainbow Glen.

Alternatively if it’s a full day hike that you crave then we will depart after breakfast and make our way up the indigenous forested slopes of Bloupunt to an altitude of +-1200 meters. This is a full day hike (taking approximately 8 hours) and packed lunches and tea breaks will be provided along the way as well as the opportunity to swim in the 3 natural waterfalls that we pass. Animals to be seen include dassies and klipspringer antelope aswell as a variety of bird life including the large Vereaux’s Eagle (Black Eagle).

A 2nd day hike can take you out on the Cogmans Kloof trail, which also passes through some impressive mountain scenery and takes approximately 4-6 hours.

Some beginner rock climbing can also be included into the hikes if you wish.

 

Golf Tours

Enjoy your round in true “country club” fashion amongst breathtaking mountain scenery and nature. Golfers used to playing on very busy courses are particularly struck by the relaxed and unhurried atmosphere to be found here. Golf can be arranged at either the 9-hole Montagu, Swellendam or Bonnievale golf courses or at the 18 hole Silverstrand Golf Estate at Robertson.

Golfing tour groups please contact David on 023 614 1294 or david@rainbowglen.co.za and he will arrange a special itinerary for you including accommodation, meals and transport, so that you can really enjoy playing the 19th hole!

 

River Rafting Route 62

Recently opened is an exciting new section of river in the heart of the Breede River Valley. The trip is about 12 km long and meanders down, passing some of the beautiful wine estates in the valley. The bird life is incredible, in quantity and variety, and there is always the chance of spotting the elusive otter. Watch the fish eagles soar against the majestic Langeberg Mountains, the Kingfishers hover above the water before diving in for a meal or the friendly African Darters open their wings as you float pass them.

The river is gentle enough for first timers, with enough small rapids to make it exciting. This is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. So if you have driven the scenic Route 62 and enjoyed it, then why don’t you try and paddle it.

The company operates 7 days a week, (subject to availability), with a minimum of 2 people. All the guides are experienced and qualified with APA (African Paddling Association) and have a qualified First Aid training and PDP.

Special interest groups

Whether you are a fishing club, book club, stamp collecting club, knitting club, Yoga group, bowls or tennis club, or just a group of friends looking for a great venue to host a special occasion (birthday party, hen party or bachelors) Rainbow Glen is the perfect place for you.

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