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  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town

West Coast Tour

Product ID: 241427
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Repeat visitors to Cape Town may want to venture off the beaten path. This is where the West Coast comes in, the West Coast starts from Blaauwberg in the south to Namaqualand in the north.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Please wait in the hotel Lobby and Reception area for the guide.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Langebaan National Park and see the Lagoon
  • Go on a Bergriver boat cruise to see thousands of birds returning to land after a day at sea
  • Learn about the San people by visiting !kwattu and San rock art site in the Cederberg
  • Sample Rooibos Tea and learn about the benefits and process of making the tea
  • Stop at Riebeek Kasteel and enjoy a wine tastings
Full description
Your journey begins with a scenic drive from Cape Town to Yzerfontein, a tranquil sea-side village, 80km north of Cape Town which marks the start of the beautiful Cape West Coast Region. Originally this region used to be inhabited by the Khoisan or bush people. Here you will stop at !Khwattu, the only San owned and operated cultural centre in the Western Cape. It is made up of a remake of a traditional Khoisan village which will give you a good idea of the history and culture of the Khoisan (originally known as Bushmen), along with speaking to a real Khoisan. The West Coast National Park and Langebaan Lagoon are two other coastal gems - the national park is popular for its seabirds, spring flowers, antelope, and lagoon.

The tour continues to Velddrif, a town situated along the Berg River estuary. The estuary is of huge economic significance to the region as it accommodates a fishing harbor, a bokkom industry, and salt factories on its banks. This estuary is an important bird habitat and home to a large variety of flowers. Here you will take a boat trip along the Berg River where you can view birds and take in the beautiful scenery. You will then visit the South African Fisheries Museum and learn about the colorful culture and history of fishing on the West Coast. Also visit a Salt factory. End the day with a visit to Bokkom Laan (Lane), home to a small bokkom industry in Velddrif. Bokkoms are whole, dried, and salted mullets and are commonly referred to as fish biltong. They are unique to this part of the West Coast and every visitor to this area should try them before leaving.

The next day begins with you in the Cederberg region, a place known for its rock art paintings left behind by the San people thousands of years ago. Go on a trail that winds along the Brandwyn River and visit a rock art site offering a fine example of rock art and a fascinating glimpse into the world of these early inhabitants. The Cederberg area is also the home of rooibos tea, a natural and healthy indigenous tea only found in the Cederberg. Travel through the Swartland area known for its vineyards and visit the Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate to enjoy a wine tasting. The farm is located in the small town of Riebeek Kasteel primarily known for wine, wheat and olives. The town has today developed into cultural hive, with several art galleries, established accommodation, and restaurants to suit a variety of tastes.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 2 Nights in 3 Star accommodation on a B&B basis
  • 1 Dinner on arrival
  • Kwattu
  • Langebaan Lagoon
  • Veldrift
  • Laaiplek
  • Boat Cruise
  • Fishing Museum
  • Salt Factory tour
  • Bokkom Laan
  • San Rock Art
  • Rooibos Tea tasting
  • Winetasting
  • Riebeek Kasteel
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Additional attractions/entrance fees