10 Days, 9 Nights self-drive. From Cape Town via the West Coast to the Cederberg back to Cape Town. Discover the authentic beauty of the Western Cape on this holiday. Although popular with the locals, the West Coast has largely been ignored by international visitors, who often only have enough time to explore one coast and opt for the East Coast, home to the Garden Route. But for those return visitors wishing to seek out new treasures or for those seeking peaceful solitude, crowd free beaches and untouched wilderness, the Hidden Gems of the Western Cape Tour is just for you!

 

After your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by one of our local representatives. This person will hand over your personalised route description which will provide you with all the required information, directions, details and contacts for your journey. After your meet and greet at the airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Depending on the time of arrival you have the opportunity to explore Cape Town further. Overnight: Fair Trade Tourism certified Guest House in Cape Town incl. breakfast
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected from your hotel by our local guide to be taken on an unforgettable full day Cape Peninsula tour. Overnight: Fair Trade Tourism certified Guest House in Cape Town incl. breakfast
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected from your hotel by our local representative to be taken on an eye-opening half day township tour. At the end of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation, where you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. You may wish to spend this time taking in the spectacular views from the summit of Table Mountain or partaking in some people-watching during a long stroll down the Sea Point Promenade. Overnight: Fair Trade Tourism certified Guest House in Cape Town incl. breakfast
This morning, we have arranged for your car rental to be delivered to your accommodation. Once you have completed the car rental formalities, you will then set off to explore the rugged and unspoilt West Coast. Reconnect with Mother Nature in this place of pristine natural beauty and wide open spaces. Overnight: Guest Lodge, Paternoster, incl. breakfast
Paternoster is one of the oldest towns along the West Coast. Its name means “Our Father”, said to be derived from the desperate prayers of the Portuguese sailors who were ship-wrecked along these shores in the 1600’s. Today, the small and picturesque fishing village is a far more hospitable place where visitors are welcomed with a feast of fresh crayfish and seafood paella. Overnight: Guest Lodge, Paternoster, incl. breakfast
Today you will make your way through the Piketberg Porterville Blue Crane Route to your next destination, the wild and untamed Cederberg Wilderness Area. Encompassing some 71,000 hectares of rugged, mountainous terrains, the Cederberg is renowned for its magnificent landscapes and stunning rock formations, as well as for its namesake, the rare Clanwilliam Cedar. Bushmans Kloof is located in the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the South African UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, Cederberg, incl. breakfast
A variety of activities are at your disposal today. Whether you would like to explore your adventurous nature, unwind your body or soothe your soul, Bushmans Kloof will have an activity to match your mood. An extensive selection of quality activities and wellness services await you! Overnight: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, Cederberg, incl. breakfast
Today you will make your way along a quiet back road on the other side of the Cederberg Mountains. You may want to use this time to explore some of the beautiful areas as the Cederberg Wilderness Area and Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve and Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area. You will pass through the tiny and remote Prince Alfred, Hamlet and the fruit bearing town of Ceres, named after the Goddess of fertility for good reason. And then it is on to the 3rd oldest wine region in South Africa, Tulbagh. Located in one of the most beautiful and fertile valleys in all of South Africa, Tulbagh is the most perfect, tranquil and peaceful place to end your tour of the hidden gems of the Western Cape. Overnight: Guest House, Tulbagh, incl. breakfast
You have the day at your leisure to explore the various options this diverse and beautiful area has to offer. Visit some of South Africa’s best known wine estates, taste Moniki’s famous Belgian chocolate or go on a hourse ride with Horse about Trails. Numerous activities await you! Overnight: Guest House, Tulbagh, incl. breakfast
After your incredible journey along the Western Cape gems, it is time that you make your way back to Cape Town for your flight home. We trust that you have had an unforgettable experience rich in the culture, history and beauty of this rainbow nation and its diverse people and wildlife.