Cape Town Area Hiking
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Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 600 to $ 1500
Best travel dates to go:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Detailed Description of this trip:
This tour combines some of the best walking in the Western Cape with a visit to three very different walking areas, the Table Mountain range which cradles Cape Town, the Cedarberg Wilderness area with its wild and dramatically colored and weathered rocks, and the verdant Cape Winelands area with its beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads surrounded by vineyards. This tour combines excellent guest house accommodation in Cape Town and the Winelands with more rustic mountain accommodation in the Cedarberg.
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Day 1 - Cape Town
Cape of Good Hope. Walk: Gentle walk 2A (1-2 hours walking).
Today is a gentle introduction to walking in the Cape as well as a scenic delight.
You travel along the spectacular coastal road to the Cape of Good Hope National Park. Here you walk to Cape Point. From the high vantage point at the Cape Point Lighthouse it is possible to see where the warm Mozambique and the cold Benguela Currents converge.
From Cape Point you continue to naval town of Simonstown. Time permitting you visit the penguins at Boulders Beach.
Food and Dining
In the evening you join your guide for dinner. 2 nights Leeuwenvoet House.
Day 2 - Cape Town
Table Mountain Walk. Walk : Varies 2B to 3C (4-6 hours walking).
Depending on the fitness of the group, we will either climb up Table Mountain or take the cable car and enjoy a walk on the top of Table Mountain and down to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens.
From this point the 360° panoramic view includes Table Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Peninsular, False Bay, the Hottentot and Du Toits Kloof Mountains and Cape Town and her suburbs below.
Food and Dining
A pre packed lunch will be supplied. This evening is at leisure for you to enjoy some of the wonderful Cape Town restaurants.
Day 3 - South Africa
Waterfall Walk. Walk : 2B (2½ to 3 hours walking).
Walk: 2B (2½ to 3 hours walking).
Depart for the Cedarberg. Travel through the wheat fields of the Swartland and climb up into the Cedarberg mountains to Algeria Forest Station. Here you enjoy quite a steep hike up to a waterfall for a magnificent view down the valley over lunch.
Return to Algeria Forest Station to relax and swim in the rock pools before continuing to Mount Ceder Lodge for 3 nights.
Day 4 - South Africa
Maltese Cross & Stadsaal Caves. Walk: 3B (4 hours walking).
Take the enjoyable walk to the imposing monolith of Maltese Cross in the morning where you enjoy a magnificent view of the Cedarberg range.
In the afternoon enjoy some wine tasting at the Cedarberg Wine Estate nearby and a visit to the Stadsaal caves and Bushmen rock art paintings.
Day 5 - South Africa
Wolfberg Cracks and Arch. Walk: 3C (7-8 hours walking)
Today an early start for the steep, but rewarding, climb up to dramatic Wolfberg Cracks. From here you traverse along the top through a moonscape of weird rock formations to the imposing Wolfberg Arch, and descend via Gabriels Pass.
Day 6 - Stellenbosch
Morning walk and Tulbagh. Walk : 2A (2 hours walking).
This morning you enjoy a delightful hike to some undisturbed rock paintings before travelling south to Ceres.
Private Car Service
From Ceres you visit the charming 18th century village of Tulbagh with its white-washed Cape Dutch houses, before driving to Stellenbosch in the late afternoon.
Overnight at River Manor or Eendracht Guest Lodge.
Day 7 - Cape Town
Stellenbosch & Vineyard walk. Walk: 2A (4 hours walking)
After breakfast you enjoy a vineyard walk ending at a wine cellar where over lunch, you have the opportunity to sample the excellent wines of the estate.
Private Car Service
In the afternoon you explore the town of Stellenbosch before transferring either to Cape Town airport or Cape Town in the late afternoon.
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