Noetzie Stories

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Reviews are simply the easiest way for us to share what a stay at Noetzie is really like. Recent guest, Kim from Canada, had this to say: After a few hectic days touring the southern Cape and after a three-day…

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Guest reviews

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The Noetzie Experience Noetzie is not overly isolated but it is still a destination which is perfect for just relaxing and enjoying. This is what our past guests have had to say. A group of foreign guests travelling with their…

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Keeping you on your feet

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The Garden Route offers a wide range of outdoor activities, from daredevil leaps to adventure sport style hikes and climbs to family friendly explorations. A walk in the forest or along a piece of wild coastline is very much worth…

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Nature news from around South Africa

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The South African National Biodiversity Institute is a favourite of mine. What do they do? SANBI describes what they do on their website www.sanbi.org The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the...

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Red Tide Warning

Fauna & Flora, Stay

Please be advised that SANParks has issued a warning against the collection of shellfish on the Garden Route (especially Knysna) coastline and within estuaries due to the occurrence of “Red Tide” as of 19 January 2014. Richard Davies of Dav1es Property Management captured these…

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Short and sweet

Play, Stay, Updates

A short and sweet post today. People planning their holiday at Noetzie often ask how busy the beach gets. The trend has been that the beach generally stays quiet and during season it is no where near as popular as…

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Tourism and conservation

Fauna & Flora, Play, Stay, Updates

Tourism is fantastic. Tourists can bring income into areas without alternatives sources like industry. Tourism can help promote global awareness. Tourism helps promote conservation of natural areas. But the price can be high if the “big” picture is not kept…

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A small world

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“It’s such a small world these days!” is a phrase becoming more common as technology brings us closer together. But this “small” world still harbours many secrets, especially in the depths of the ocean. Old legends and stories of sea…

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Quick shots

Fauna & Flora, Play, Stay, Updates

I had to pop past Noetzie Bay House for some routine work yesterday on behalf of Dav1es Property Management and I took a few pictures which capture the true feel of the exterior and location of the house as well…

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A motto worth sticking to

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The main motto for any visitor to a nature area is the simple “Leave only Footprints, Take only Pictures” In South Africa, especially here on the coast, this can mean a very rewarding array of photographs. The recent oil spill…

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