Words by Tisha Steyn

George, Garden Route – The initial ever Garden Route Adventure Tourism Indaba and Expo is occurring at Wilderness Hotel and on the Map of Africa on 26 and 27 October 2018.

“The purpose of the Indaba and Expo would be to establish the Garden Route as the utmost popular adventure tourism destination on earth,” said Alewjn Dippenaar of Thousand Sensations, that is presenting the two-day event in cooperation with Interface Goji PR & Duke and events Air.

According to Dippenaar, you can find a lot more than 100 discernable adventure activities available between Riversdale, Tsitsikamma, and Prince Albert. “Adventure tourism is founded on activities on land and on water, in the new air sufficient reason for animals. Some tourists prefer activities, such as for example rock or skydiving climbing which offer an adrenaline rush, while others would rather take part in less dramatic activities, such as for example bird and hiking watching.”

“The Garden Route provides an amazing selection of activities with plenty of opportunities for both groups to see the breathtaking natural splendor of the region.”


Friday 26 October 09:00 – 13:00 at Wilderness Hotel

Indoors exhibition at the hotel from 14:00 – 20:00

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Topics to be discussed at the Indaba, with the theme The continuing future of Adventure Tourism in the Garden Route, include closer cooperation between adventure and landowners tourism entrepreneurs; the socio-economic contribution of adventure tourism to the Garden Route; the worthiness of modern tools and social media marketing in adventure tourism; national and international tourism markets and tendencies; and challenges regarding safety in adventure tourism.

Interactive Outdoors Exhibition and Activities

Saturday 27 October 08-18:00: Woodifields on the Map of Africa in Wilderness

An selection of adventure tourism activities and exhibitions where the public can participate are available. Day long drink and food stalls and live music shows all. You can find camping sites on the Map of Africa.

Venue:  Outdoors exhibition and adventure activities at Woodifields Conservancy (entrance opposite entrance to Nelson Mandela University Saasveld campus)

Entrance Fees

Friday: Indaba at Wilderness Hotel R250 per person, includes lunch;

Indoor exhibition: Entrance free

Saturday: Outdoors exhibition and adventure activities at Woodfields:

Adults R80, children R20 (over 12), children younger than 12 enters free

Contact Alewijn Dippenaar at 082 457 5675   or [email protected] and  Mimi Finestone at 084 583 3144 or [email protected] to learn more.