South Africa

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West Coast and Cederberg Mountains – 11 days

Overview of tour:

Cape Town → Langebaan → Paternoster → Northern Cederberg → Southern Cederberg → Game Lodge → Cape Town

Day 01:

Arrive at Cape Town Int. Airport and transfer to the city. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight  Cape Town.

Day 02: 

Drive through the West Coast National Park Drive to Langebaan. Early evening drive to view the Flamingo’s and sunset.

Overnight Langebaan.

Day 03:

Day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Langebaan and the lagoon.

Overnight Langebaan.

Day 04:

Drive via Saldanha Bay (largest, deepest & safest natural harbour in the country) to Vredenburg and to the fishing village Paternoster that means “Our Father” and named from the heartfelt prayers of shipwrecked Portuguese sailors.

Overnight Paternoster.

Day 05:

Paternoster is a place to wind down and to relax and a chance to visit the Cape Columbine Lighthouse and the Cape Colombine Nature Reserve (Tietiesbaai) or the  West Coast Fossil Park which has the highest concentration and greatest diversity of 5 million year old fossils in the world.

Overnight Paternoster.

Day 06:

After breakfast drive along the Atlantic coastline via Elands Bay and Lambert’s Bay where we visit Bird Island, home to an enormous concourse of Cape Gannets, Cormorants, penguins & other bird  species. We then turn inland towards Clanwilliam and on to the Northern part of the Cederberg.

Overnight Northern Cederberg Mountains.

Day 07:

During the morning we have the option to go on a short hike to view some San rock art paintings or to be at own leisure. We then to Clanwilliam and the N7 towards Citrusdal from where we take the R303 into the middle & southern Cedarberg.

Overnight Southern Cederberg Mountains.

Day 08:

Day at leisure to do the following optional activities

  • Nature walks – Well marked routes are laid out taking from 1½ – 6 hours
  • San Rock Art and Rock Formations
  • Ostrich & Bird watching
  • Small swimming pool to cool off

Overnight Southern Cederberg Mountains.

Day 09:

After breakfast we continue towards Ceres and time permitting we make a detour to Tulbagh which is a picturesque town between the mountains and one of the oldest towns in the country. Here we could have an optional lunch and then continue to a private Game Park.

Overnight Private Game Park, Ceres area.

Day 10:

After a game drive and relaxing breakfast we drive back to Cape Town  via the Bain’s Kloof Pass, Wellington & Paarl or alternatively via De Doorns, Worcester, the Du Toit’s Kloof Pass  and Paarl.

Overnight Cape Town.

Day 11:

Day at leisure. You have the option to extend your stay for a few days and enjoy all that Cape Town has to offer or if time is a problem, depart back home.1