Take the road less traveled discovering unspoiled landscapes including a walking safari in the West Coast National Park, wine tasting in the Swartland Wine Region and lazing about on the beaches of Jacobsbaai, Paternoster and Bloubergstrand.
What to Expect
Explore another part to the Cape, well-hidden off the usual touristy track. Venture to old fishing villages of the West Coast where postcard scenes come to life. Tiny white cottages and brightly colored wooden boats dotted along the beach and fishermen hoping for a bounty of snoek or kreef (crayfish) with their next catch. During early spring, the land becomes a vast carpet of wild flowers, stretching over the veld in enormous splashes of yellow, orange, blue and white.
Day1: Cape Town to Jocobsbaai
Throughout your journey, your guide will provide an informative commentary and can recommend great places for meals along the tour. En route to Jacobsbaai, you will stop for a relaxed walking safari in the West Coast National Park. Follow wildlife on foot in this bird lovers kingdom. Thousands of seabirds nest on sheltered islands and feed from the Langebaan lagoon’s life-giving turquoise waters. Herds of eland, springbok, kudu, gemsbok and rare mountain zebra graze on the strandveld, embroidered with a tapestry of multi-hued flowers during spring. (Flower season is usually late July to September)
Next up, its wine tasting on the Swartland Region - located inland and surrounded by gold-hued wheat and canola fields and set against the Darling Hills. This is a true wine-maker community, so if you’re up for a tasting adventure in the countryside, then the West Coast wine farms’ produce will certainly pop your cork.
Sample local brewed craft beer at a microbrewery in Darling.
OVERNIGHT Jacobsbaai area
Day 2: Jacobsbaai to Cape Town
Discover Paternoster - an rustic seaside village famous for its wide and open plains, seafood, beaches lined with fishermen’s cottages and boats. Mountains and fields burst into a kaleidoscope of colorful wild flowers in early spring and dolphins and whales are regularly spotted in these aquamarine West Coast waters. Walk along or experience the beauty of Paternoster on horseback with the optional horse ride (own account) along vast stretches of sandy beaches.
The West Coast is known for their abundance of delectable seafood - fresh from the ocean. Try some of local cuisine on a seafood taste experience. A variety local meal tasting options are also available if you do not like seafood.
A quick stop at iconic Bloubergstrand, directly translated as ‘blue mountain,’ for a stroll along shore to catch a classic view of the blue hued Table Mountain across the bay, and then arrive back in Cape Town by early evening.
- Pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodation within a 10km radius of Cape Town City Center
- Friendly local qualified English-speaking tour guide
- Transport to tour's highlights with licensed and insured vehicle
- Accommodation for 1-night
- Small group tour (maximum 12 people per tour bus/ guide)
- Entrance fees to West Coast National Parks
- Wine tasting and beer tasting
- Local seafood taste experience
What's Not Included
- Meals and drinks
- Personal insurance
- Optional extra activities available with local payment: horse ride on beach ±ZAR 300
Know Before You Go
• Optional activities are weather dependent and can only be booked and paid for on the tour
• You will be booked in the best suited accommodation to suite the tour's itinerary
• Prices of optional activities are subject to change and are seasonal
• Minimum of 2 people are required to confirm a scheduled departure date. You may be contacted a few days before the tour departure to inform you if the tour has enough customers booked and is confirmed to depart