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Self Drive & Discover the West Coast in South Africa

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Self Drive & Discover the West Coast in South Africa

Located between Cape Town and the Northern Cape at Touws River, the Cape West Coast includes the Cederberg Mountains, which are famous for their ancient rock art. Despite its relatively undiscovered beauty, Route 27 parallel to the N7 has become a major holiday route out of Cape Town along with its un spoilt beaches, incredible mountain ranges, and remarkable carpet of wild flowers in spring.

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Located between Cape Town and the Northern Cape at Touws River, the Cape West Coast includes the Cederberg Mountains, which are famous for their ancient rock art. Despite its relatively undiscovered beauty, Route 27 parallel to the N7 has become a major holiday route out of Cape Town along with its un spoilt beaches, incredible mountain ranges, and remarkable carpet of wild flowers in spring.

Itinerary

Day 1-2

Langebaan

Langebaan is a water sports lover's paradise with almost year-round sunshine and safe waters. This is especially true for kite surfers, wind surfers, kayakers, yachtsmen, water skiers and fishermen. Aside from migrant birds, there are a number of resident species, such as flamingos, on the tidal mudflats of the lagoon.

The picturesque, modern town borders onto the scenic West Coast national Park, which may not have the Big Five but does have the Slow Five: tortoises, whales, sand sharks, porcupines and dune moles Eland, wildebeest, hartebeest, bontebok, springbok, kudu and mountain zebra can also be seen mostly in the Postberg section of the park. Open from August through September, this section of the park displays rainbow-colored spring flowers with wildlife roaming among them. Biking through the West Coast National Park to observe wildlife. West Coast National Park is also known for having the oldest footprint of a modern human, Eve's Footprint. West Coast National Park is also known for having the oldest footprint of a modern human, Eve's Footprint. It's home to the ancient Big Five that once roamed this region.

West Coast National Park is also known for having the oldest footprint of a modern human, Eve's Footprint.

Optional Activities

  • Bike
  • Slow 5

Accommodation

Overnight: Langebaan Boutique Hotel or Similar

Day 2-4

Visit St Helena as you head towards Paternoster

Birdwatchers will enjoy St Helena Bay's position at the southernmost tip of the migratory route from Europe and the Steppes of Russia, making it a must-see destination. The peaceful waters make for a perfect spawning ground for Heaviside's dolphins, other dusky and common dolphins, as well as southern right whales that mate and calve in the second half of the year. The whales that frequent the area include the killer whale and the humpback whale. Beautiful, unspoiled, and long, white beaches line the shoreline; walkers and beachcombers enjoy exploring the area. Granite boulders form an impressive backdrop to the town. Paternoster is the oldest fishing village on the West Coast. Life here is closely tied to the sea. In the village, there are also many talented local artists exhibiting their paintings, sculptures, pottery, and photography in numerous galleries and shops. There are many excellent restaurants on the beach that are perfect for foodies. Paternoster's enticing attractions include sunsets over the sea, long walks along the 8 km long, white sandy beach of Langstrand, seal and penguin watching, evening fires, and seafood braai's/BBQ. A view of the village and beyond is available by climbing the lighthouse.

Paternoster is the oldest fishing village on the West Coast. Life here is closely tied to the sea. In the village, there are also many talented local artists exhibiting their paintings, sculptures, pottery, and photography in numerous galleries and shops.

Optional Activities

  • Bbq
  • Swimming
  • Dolphin Watching

Accommodation

Overnight: Paters Haven or Similar

Day 4-5

Piketberg

Piketberg was established in 1836 when the farm Grotefontein was given to the church council. A neo-gothic style cathedral with beautiful window patterns and plastered panels stands in the old town, the centerpiece of which still stands today. Its unique quality comes from its relationship to its mountain range, the Piketberg Mountain range, which stands alone, surrounded by wheat fields that change yellow and gold with the seasons, vineyards, fruit farms, and stunning examples of indigenous fynbos plants. A relaxing destination rich in history, this is the perfect place to start your West Coast explorations. While on the Swartland wine route, discover the region's best wines and olives. The Swartland wine route stretches from Darling on the west coast to Oliphants Mountain at Porterville in the east, and includes Malmesbury, Riebeek Valley, and Piketberg in the north.

The Piketberg Mountain range, which stands alone, surrounded by wheat fields that change yellow and gold with the seasons, vineyards, fruit farms, and stunning examples of indigenous fynbos plants.

Optional Activities

  • Museums

Accommodation

Overnight: Dunn’s Castle or Similar

Day 5-7

Riebeek West to Riebeek Kasteel

There are rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and wheat fields here, where a vibrant community celebrates an annual olive festival. De Langenhof Guest House is located in Riebeek West, a town in the Swartland province of South Africa. A large garden surrounds the guest house, which has plenty of shade and a number of water features. Enjoy a summer day by the pool in the summer or a winter day by the fireplace in the winter. Museums all around, gourmet restaurants, and a wide variety of wines that have been praised nationally and internationally including Diners Club Wine Maker of the Year and a healthy number of gold and double gold Veritas awards.

There are rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and wheat fields here, where a vibrant community celebrates an annual olive festival.

Optional Activities

  • Food Experiences
  • Museums
  • Wine Tasting

Accommodation

Overnight: De Langenhof Guest House including breakfast

What's Included

Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast accommodation

Flights

Local flights are excluded and can be arranged

Exclusions

Lunch, dinner and drinks, all items of a personal nature, travel insurance, activities (wine tasting – can be booked in advance with us), Gratuities

Ground Transport

This trip is self-drive and can be organised as guided at an additional cost

Meals

Breakfast included daily

Created by
Marylyn Maposa

I have been in the travel and hospitality industry for 8 years in South Africa and United Arab Emirates. In the last four years, my key focus has been on safari based travel, with a world-renowned African Safari Travel Company. I graduated from the University of South Africa with a BCom in Tourism Management. I am now a Co-owner and founder of an African Safari Tour Operator, Maps Tours and Travel.

For me travel has always been my passion, my first love. My whole life’s been geared towards travel. My number one priority is my customers. I go above and beyond to ensure my clients are happy and their vacation becomes a dream come true! My long-standing relationships with top industry suppliers allow me to provide extraordinary variety — from small, comfortable hotels, to world-class luxury resorts, to exclusive, intimate hideaways — all at extremely competitive prices. Connect with me and let's start planning your next African adventure!

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