Here at Kontrei Tours we specialise in South African travel experiences based on three guiding principles:
"Diversity, Enlightenment and Slowness"
Max 2-4 persons
Embark on a thrilling expedition through South Africa’s captivating Cape Winelands with Kontrei Tours, where adventure meets diversity, enlightenment, and the joy of taking it slow.
Max 14 persons
Max 14 persons
Go on a Karoo Stargazing Tour, a celestial journey through South Africa’s historical heartland.
As we approach the year's end, an awe-inspiring celestial display awaits viewers—the spectacular Geminid meteor shower. Renowned for its abundance of bright, visible meteors, this shower is hailed as one of the year's most captivating cosmic phenomena. Under optimal conditions, spectators can marvel at approximately 120 shooting stars painting the sky each hour.
However, on this occasion, the moon will illuminate about 96 percent of the sky, potentially affecting visibility. Nonetheless, missing this shower is not advised—it promises a remarkable experience.
Unlike most meteor showers originating from icy comets, the Geminids trace their origins to a rocky asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon. Scientists grapple with categorizing this celestial body, as it behaves akin to a comet, brightening as it nears the sun and displaying a tail. Recent revelations indicated that Phaethon's tail comprises sodium gas rather than dust.
While the Geminids have their origins in the Gemini constellation, their radiant meteors will grace the entirety of the nocturnal expanse, offering a celestial spectacle that transcends specific boundaries in the night sky.
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We want to help stand by and see the South African tourism industry grow into its full potential. We offer the following services to help you both offline and online.
Go Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable tourism focuses on operating businesses in harmony with the local environment, community, and cultures to ensure long-term benefits for all stakeholders. The Global Sustainable Tourism (GST) program assists businesses by providing the 4C Management Method, conducting external audits to measure and acknowledge progress, and offering a certification and logo that demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices, benefiting both businesses and consumers.