Whatever your passions, you’ll find Felicita caters to them all. The active can explore the walking trails of the Milkwood forest, or the mountain hikes. The less adventurous can soak up the warm South African sun while taking in the stunning scenery with a picnic around the dam. For those bolder folk, late afternoon roars from the lions might entice you to explore the Big Cat Sanctuary that neighbours Felicita.

If shopping is your thing, you’re only a 15-minute drive from the historic village of Stanford where you’ll find an array of hidden gems: fine restaurants, casual eateries, wine farms, gin distilleries, a cheese factory, and farmers markets offering the best in local, organic produce. If that’s not enough, Felicita is a mere 30 minutes from Hermanus, SA’s whale-watching capital, where the mournful sounds of the whale-crier blowing his kelp horn alert you to the whereabouts of the southern right whales during whale season.

Some of the more popular local attractions:

  • Stanford Walking Trail
  • A picturesque walk along a well-marked trail. Follow your nose down to the river
  • http://www.stanfordinfo.co.za/
  • +27 28 341 0340

  • Stanford Saturday Morning Market
  • Every Saturday morning 09:00 – 12:00
  • In the courtyard alongside the Stanford Art Café, Main Road
  • A great opportunity to source local produce and irresistible gourmet treats

  • Kleinrivier Cheese farm
  • One of the top cheese makers in the country, Kleinriver offers cheese & local wine pairings, picnic baskets, and a petting farm & playground for the kids.
  • http://kleinrivercheese.co.za/cheese/
  • +27 28 341 0693

  • Panthera Africa
  • Take a guided tour of the Big Cat Sanctuary on Felicita’s bordering property. It’s a life-changing experience!
  • http://pantheraafrica.co.za
  • +27 71 182 8368

  • African Horse Company
  • Mountain or beach, the choice is yours. Day & overnight trail rides for both experienced and inexperienced riders.
  • http://www.africanhorseco.com/
  • +27 82 667 9232

  • Vaalvlei
  • Experience excellent fly fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout and bass in two spring fed lakes.
  • http://www.vaalvlei.co.za/
  • +27 28 341 0170

  • African Wings Flight
  • Soar the skies with African Wings for a birds-eye view of the spectacular sea and landscape that will get your adrenaline pumping and your heart racing.
  • https://www.africanwings.co.za
  • +27 28 312 2701
  • +27 82 555 7605

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