Winelands and West Coast Wonders 4 Days (TISD 44), Cape Town

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Winelands and West Coast Wonders 4 Days (TISD 44)

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Price From:
R10 945.00

Destination: Cape Town

Duration: 4 Days

Departs From: Cape Town

Journey through Riebeek Valley and experience unique West Coast wine, cuisine and hospitality. From vineyards and Rooibos tea plantations to the West Coast National Park and cultural village, discover South Africa’s infamous West Coast.


Day 1 | Monday
This morning you will be collected from your Cape Town hotel and travel inland along the picturesque Winelands route via Paarl and Wellington to Riebeek-Kasteel in the Swartland.
The Cape Winelands, with its Mediterranean climate and mountainous terrain, is the largest wine producing region in the country with over 200 cellars. Enriched in culture and history, it is home to internationally award winning wines and young olive groves. Indulge in the wine and olive tasting at a Swartland vineyard near Malmesbury and enjoy lunch (own account). We make our way to the heart of the Riebeek Valley and the slopes of the Kasteelberg to your evening’s accommodation, situated in the historic and charming village of Riebeek-Kasteel. Freshen up before enjoying dinner (own account) at your hotel.
Riebeek Valley Hotel or similar – bed and breakfast

Day 2 | Tuesday
Depart Riebeek-Kasteel after an early breakfast and travel to Paternoster via Porterville and Clanwilliam in the Cederberg. The Cederberg was proclaimed a wilderness area in 1973 and is now a World Heritage Site, a sparsely populated area, well known for its unusual often red sandstone rock formations and San Bushmen rock paintings. Drive along the Pakhuis Pass and enjoy the remarkable views and photo opportunities of the Cedarberg Mountain sand-stone rock formations. Head-over to the Elandsberg Eco Reserve, a Rooibos Tea and Fynbos Estate where a expert field guide will take you on a guided tour (own account). Learn about the environment and visit the tea plantation and factory where the tea is produced. Enjoy lunch en route (own account) and travel to one of the last traditional fishing villages on the West Coast, Paternoster. The oldest fishing village on the West Coast, past and present, meet in Paternoster. Life here is closely connected to the sea, with fishermen heading out to catch snoek in winter and crayfish in summer. Arrive at the lodge in the afternoon and enjoy dinner at Abalone House (own account).
Paternoster Seaside Cottages or similar – bed and breakfast

Day 3 | Wednesday
After breakfast, spend the day along the West Coast. Take the opportunity to taste “Bokkoms” (dried salty small fish) or curried fish from the fishing villages along the coast (own account). Explore the Cape Gannet colony found on an island, linked to Lambert’s
Bay by a breakwater wall. Bird Island also gives shelter to thousands of cormorants and penguins, whilst Cape Fur Seals can still be found on the rocks on the sea side of the island. Explore the modern bird hide, an aquarium, penguin pool and curio shop (weather permitting and own account). Enjoy a seafood speciality (own account) in Lambert’s Bay.
Travel back along the scenic coastal road towards Paternoster. Once at the top of the spiral staircase of Cape Columbine Lighthouse, take in the magnificent views of the Nature Reserve and Atlantic Ocean. Return to Paternoster and enjoy time at leisure. Paternoster, meaning “Our Father”, was named so for the pleading prayers of ship-wrecked sailors. A bird lover’s paradise, it is home to over 250 species of birds and is a breeding ground for seabirds. Enjoy dinner at Abalone House or at a restaurant in the village (own account).
Paternoster Seaside Cottages or similar – bed and breakfast

Day 4 | Thursday
After a picnic breakfast (weather permitting), continue your tour of the West Coast to the West Coast National Park and visit a traditional San village. The West Coast National Park with its endless beaches, Langebaan Lagoon, salt marshes, the strandveld that transforms itself into a colourful carpet of indigenous flowers during the spring rainfalls and the
Postberg with its large number of antelope;offers a unique and idyllic experience. Visit various viewpoints and short walking trails. After enjoying lunch in the park (own account), head off to Yzerfontein beach before visiting the San Centre for an interactive tour of the
village. This fascinating insight into the culture, heritage, knowledge and modern-day life of the San of Southern Africa entails accompanying a group of qualified San guides, who will lead you through a truly exceptional interactive experience. Continue to Bloubergstrand for one of the best and iconic views of Table Mountain, believed to be one of the oldest mountains in the world. This tour ends with a late afternoon arrival at your Cape Town hotel or Cape Town


Single Supplement R250.00
Validity 1 November 2014 – 31 October 2015
Departure Times Mondays
Cape Town - Sea Point Hotels ± 07h30
Cape Town - Waterfront Hotels ± 08h00
Cape Town City Hotels ± 08h15
Collection times vary subject to hotel collection route
Languages Bilingual – English & German
Other language guides available on request if booked on a private basis
Participants 2-9 per vehicle
Accommodation 3 * Hotel; B&B or Cottages
Vehicle Luxury Sedan or Minibus
Includes Meals:
3 Breakfasts
Entrance Fees:
Wine tasting; San Village; Cape Columbine lighthouse and West Coast National Park Conservation fee
Optional Tours En Route at an additional cost
Elandsberg Eco Reserve, Rooibos tea tour and Bird Island Nature Reserve

How to Book

Request a Quote Online or call +27 11 592 9000
(Monday to Friday, 8AM to 17PM, GMT+2)

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