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Type of Tour: Lodging Tours
Duration of Tour: 3 Days / 2 Nights
This 3 DAYS TOUR TO WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK, LANGEBAAN LAGOON & FOSSIL PARK. In 3 Days Discover Kruger Safari is West Coast National park which is known for its spring flowers, wildlife, birding and flamingo population is also situated on a huge lagoon. The fossil park is worth a visit as is will give you a wonderful experience. Elands Bay, a lovely and rocky environment is amongst other things well-known for its surf break. The Cederberg Mountains with histrionic rock formations, hikes and San rock art. This moonscape terrain each year in spring exhibits a natural phenomenon, a transformation into a wonderland of diverse multi-colored wildflowers.
- Drive just an hour and a half from Cape Town along South Africa’s wild West Coast and you will find the tiny town of Langebaan.
- With its roots as a quaint fishing village, today Langebaan is somewhat of a tourist haven with locals and foreigners alike flocking to this holiday town over the summer.
The West Coast
Elands Bay Hotel
Driehoek Guest Farm
Day 1: Cape Town To Elands Bay Hotel, The West Coast 222km
Accommodation: Elands Bay Hotel, The West Coast / Similar
This morning we leave the Cape and travel northwards along the Atlantic coast passing dunes and lagoons to Langebaan where we visit the West Coast National Park, well known for its avian life, wild animals like the Eland, Springbok, Caracal, and Kudu. Spring flowers abound in August, particularly in the Postberg Reserve. A flamingo population lives in the salt marshes, African Penguins, Oystercatchers, and Cape Gannets breed here.
The next stop is the famous Fossil Park, known to fossil enthusiasts worldwide. The fossils include bones of over 200 different animal species and this represents the greatest diversity of five million-year-old fossils found anywhere in the world.
We drive to Eland’s Bay, this beautiful village and rugged west coast environment is amongst other things famous for its surf break. A walk to Baboon Point and Cave which is decorated with rock art and, particularly the Eland giving the bay its name.Accommodation on or near the beach. Fresh Crayfish for dinner perhaps!
Meals & Drinks:
- Meals at own expense
- Non-alcoholic drinks
Overnight: Elands Bay Hotel
Located on the West Coast, Elands Bay Hotel is an excellent option for a seaside getaway. Accommodation options feature a variety of en-suite guest rooms ranging from sea-facing rooms and a presidential suite to family, double, and twin rooms. The sea-facing guest rooms are equipped with comfortable amenities such as TVs, mini-fridges, and microwaves. The hotel offers accommodations for backpackers and campers. Guests can enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant, have a relaxing drink at the bar, and play pool in the general bar. The surrounding area offers attractions and activities to suit all visitors’ interests such as visiting the Xamarin guest farm and Panorama Park Nature Reserve or touring the Lamberts Bay Vineyards.
Day 2: West Coast To Cederberg
Accommodation: Driehoek Guest Farm, Cederberg
Leaving Eland’s Bay we stop at Lambert’s Bay, the seafood hot spot of the West Coast!
Lambert’s Bay is known as the Diamond of the West Coast, and the crayfish mecca of South Africa. Alluvial diamonds are also brought up from the ocean floor, thanks to those crazy, leathery local divers.
Delightful views of dolphins, whales, and the ever-entertaining seals at the internationally acclaimed Bird Island where tens of thousands of seabirds create a deafening cacophony, not forgetting the lush stretches of wild field flowers that are most beautiful during spring. On our way to the Cederberg, we visit a cooperative “Rooibos” farm where the famous SA tea is grown.
This unique health-enhancing Rooibos plant is only found in the area. Then a visit through the historical town of Clanwilliam which is situated on the Olifants River.
Finally, we enter the Cederberg with our accommodation situated appropriately for our hike tomorrow.
Barbecue dinner under an African sky, spot the Southern Cross anyone.
Meals & Drinks:
- Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
- Non-alcoholic drinks
Overnight: Driehoek Guest Farm
Driehoek is an operating farm situated in the heart of the Cederberg about 240 kilometers from Cape Town on the N7. We offer self-catering facilities ranging from camping sites on the grass alongside the river under shady trees with ablution facilities and electric points to fully equipped chalets.
Driehoek is a family-friendly nature resort surrounded by magnificent mountains and ideal as a base for hiking to well-known landmarks such as Tafelberg, Sneeuberg, the Maltese Cross, Welbedacht, and Panorama caves and the Wolfberg Arch. The accommodation consists of fully equipped self-catering chalets (sleeps up to 12 persons), wooden cabins, and camping facilities. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our camping, accommodation, and ablution facilities. Please click on the pictures below to enlarge the view.
Day 3: Cederberg Trails To Cape Town 222km
After breakfast, we hike in the Cederberg mountains. We can visit the Stadtsaal, a series of ancient inter-leading caves in the Cederberg Wilderness that hold excellent examples of Xam (more often called San) rock art, paintings of elephants.
The Xam lived in the Cederberg for over 500 000 years but stopped painting about 200 years ago, disrupted by European colonialists. Depending on levels of fitness we can walk to the awe-inspiring and popular Maltese Cross. (walk 3-4 hours) The heady fragrance of indigenous fynbos is intoxicating. Not to mention the incredible mountains and rock formations. Picnic snack here in this beautiful wilderness area.
A 3rd option is a visit to the huge Wolfberg Arch and cracks. (walk 6 km) NB: It is possible to visit the paintings and do one of the longer hikes.
At the end of the day, our last stop will be at Bloubergstrand where we enjoy views of Cape Town backed by its famous Table Mountain. Robben Island is close and visible from here.
Meals & Drinks:
- Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner Not Included)
- Non-Alcoholic Drinks
- Qualified professional driver-guide
- Vehicle / fuel
- Park entrance fees as per itinerary
- Passenger liability 15%
- VAT 2% tourism levy
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast and Dinner for the Client
- Expenses of personal nature
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks at lodges and on road
- Optional excursions and activities
- Tips for tour guides
- International flights and airport taxes
- Items not mentioned in the itinerary
How To Book And How To Pay:
To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.
Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.