Activities

The Kologha Forest

The Khologha Forest is a pristine indigenous forest on the Amathole Mounains. It is the second biggest
indigeous forest in South Africa. Tall yellowwoods and white stinkwood trees invite visitors into the cool
canopy of four shady walks. The forest provides ideal habitat for bushpig, samango monkeys, bats
and numerous birds.

The Kologha picnic site marks the beginning of a four magnificent and well-signposted walks through
the indigenous forest. There are braai facilities, toilets, picnic tables and a small outdoor information
centre at the picnic site.

The blue walk is a 3km route on which one would encounter beautiful waterfalls. At the waterfalls
one can sit down and enjoy the abundant beauty of the forest. The return route is the same way.

The 7km yellow route winds along sheltered paths to higher up the hillside. The route passes two
waterfalls, then takes a sharp downhill to meet up with the forestry road which leads back to the
picnic spot. 

The red walk is a 17km circular trail which passes through indigenous forest and grasslands and
has some breathtaking views.

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The Kologha Forest

Gubu Dam

The picturesque Gubu Dam is surrounded by forest and is locates at the foot of the magnificent
Mount Kubusie. Gubu Dam covers approximately 100 ha and is stocked with brown and rainbow trout.
Fishing permits can be obtained from the Stutterheim Trout Fishing Club.

Sailing and non-motorised boating is permitted at Gubu Dam. Canoes can be hired from Natural
High (terms and conditions apply).

Gubu Dam has a lovely picnic and camping facilities complete with braai area and ablutions making
it a popular place for picnics.

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Gubu Dam at sunset

Stutterheim Country Club 

The Stutterheim Country Club boasts panaromic views of the majestic Amatola Mountains. It is
renown for being one of the best rural golf courses in the country. From the exquisit greens to the
welcoming and friendly 19th hole, The Stutterheim Country Club is a hidden gem for the golfer
looking to experience a challenging course and serene settings.

Facilities at the Stutterheim Country cub include cricket pitch, hockey fields, squash and tennis courts.
The Stutt Country Club kitchen is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for lunch and supper.

For more information contact 043 683 1305.

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Stutterheim Country Club

Natural High

Situated on the forest edge, Natural High offers a range of activities for all ages and abilities. 

Abseiling can be done on the 7m abseiling wall or rock face. There is a target range for archery.
Guided forest walks can be done for groups of up to 12 people, binoculars are reccommended!
Team building activities, including an obsticle course are also available.

Kayaks (minimum of 4) can be hired from Natural High to be used at Gubu Dam.

For more information call 079 636 8949 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Canoeing at Gubu Dam with Natural High

Bird Watching

The Kologha Forest forms part of the Afromontane Forest biome. There are four different biomes
in the Stutterheim area. Each of the four distinct ecological biomes has endemic and rare birds
in them. The Kologha Forest is home to the endangered Cape Parrot, Khynsna Loerie, Ground
Woodpecker, Hornbill and more.

Remember to pack you binoculars!

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The endandered Cape Parrot

Nelson Mandela Museum

Located in Umtata, the Nelson Mandela Museum is a living tribute to Madiba's values and vision.
The aim of the museum is to inspire and enrich all who visit it and serve as a catalyst for
developement.

The Nelson Mandela Museum is more than a place, it is an experience that allows visitors to follow
the footprints of a man whose long walk to freedom began in the foothills that rise from the banks
of the Mbhashe River.

Umtata is located 230km from Stutterheim. For more information on the Nelson

Mandela Museum please click here.

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Nelson Mandela Museum

Nelson Mandela Memorial Garden

The Nelson Mandela Memorial Garden is located in Qunu, the ancestral village and childhood home
of Nelson Mandela.

The gardens local point is the path which symbolises the journey of Nelson Mandela's life. There are
a few rocky patches along the path and the garden is filled with plants native to Mbezu (the birthplace
of Nelson Mandela) there is an abunbance of aloes which flower in winter. The path ends at Madiba's
gravesite where one can pay their respects.

The distance from Stutterheim to Qunu is 200km, well worth the drive.

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Nelson Mandela Memorial Garden