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EXPLORING CAPE PROVINCE

Walking and sightseeing in South Africa's Western Cape...

Table Mountain is where your journey begins. From the plateau at over 3000ft you are looking at one of the world’s greatest panoramas. Below you, beyond the rocky outcrops of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head lies Cape Town itself, wrapped around the foot of the mountains. Offshore is Robben Island. Below the eastern flank lie Kirstenbosch Gardens and away to the south the Cape of Good Hope. You wonder if it can get any better than this… indeed it can.

 

You will have time in Cape Town to explore the city and to soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful, relaxed and diverse place.

 

Moving on, we travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, a semi-arid region, for four nights. We’ll visit local attractions such as the Cango Caves and perhaps an ostrich farm. We’ll walk in the Swartberg mountain range, including the famous Swartberg Pass (dependent on local weather conditions). The views from here are awe-inspiring.

 

From Oudtshoorn, we travel south to the sophisticated town of Knysna, from where we’ll walk in the Tsitsikamma National Park and on the iconic Robberg Peninsula at nearby Plettenberg Bay.

 

Finally we’ll drive the ‘Garden Route’ back to Stellenbosch, one of the most beautiful towns of the Winelands region. We’ll walk in the surrounding mountains and visit the historic town centre. We’ll also visit Franschhoek to walk in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve before enjoying the opportunity to visit a local vineyard.

 

Please note: on some days, especially allowing for the heat during summer months and rough terrain, the walks are considered to be at the top of the grade.

 

At Ramblers Walking Holidays, we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to peoples’ lives. By travelling with us on this holiday, you can directly help us support the destinations we visit through our staff-managed charitable project click Heart & Sole




WALKING GRADES


Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain. Many of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walk will involve about 3 hours or walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.




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    Exploring Cape Province (Grade 4/SS)
    Date
    31 Oct 2017
    Nights
    18
    Grades
    Grade 4/SS
    Depart From
    London (Heathrow)
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    Available
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    £3,250
    Exploring Cape Province (Grade 4/SS)
    Date
    16 Dec 2017
    Nights
    18
    Grades
    Grade 4/SS
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    London (Heathrow)
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    £3,550
    Exploring Cape Province (Grade 4/SS)
    Date
    29 Jan 2018
    Nights
    18
    Grades
    Grade 4/SS
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    £3,049
    Exploring Cape Province (Grade 4/SS)
    Date
    17 Feb 2018
    Nights
    18
    Grades
    Grade 4/SS
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    Exploring Cape Province (Grade 4/SS)
    Date
    04 Nov 2018
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    18
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    Grade 4/SS
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    Exploring Cape Province (Grade 4/SS)
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    15 Dec 2018
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  • Itinerary
    31 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017

    Day 1 - In Flight
    Depart London Heathrow on an overnight flight to Cape Town.

    Day 2 - Cape Town
    We arrive in Cape Town and transfer to our hotel in Cape Town for four nights, with some time to relax and recover from the journey. A local stroll may be offered in the afternoon.

    Day 3 - Cape Town
    The following three days we explore Cape Town, visiting the commercial area, local markets, Kirstenbosch (South Africa's answer to Kew Gardens), ascend Table Mountain and have a day trip to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.

    Day 6 - Oudtshoorn
    After breakfast we will transfer to Oudtshoorn going via some places of interest on route.

    Day 7 - Oudtshoorn
    From Oudtshoorn we will visit some local attractions such as the Cango Caves and an ostrich farm, as well as the Swartberg Mountains for a truly majestic hike.

    Day 10 - Knysna
    From Oudtshoorn we travel south to the wonderful coastline of the Garden Route. We stay at Knysna for five nights.

    Day 11 - Knysna
    The following four days we will explore the stunning coastline and lush forests of the Garden Route Nature Reserves and National Parks.

    Day 14 - Stellenbosch
    We leave Knysna and travel along part of the Garden Route to Stellenbosch where we stay for three nights.

    Day 15 - Stellenbosch
    We have two days’ in which we will visit Franschhoek, perhaps visit one of the local vineyards and walk round the surrounding area of Stellenbosch.

    Day 18 - In flight
    A day at leisure to shop or visit the Victoria and Alfred "waterfront" before transferring to the airport in the early evening for the overnight flight to UK.

    Day 19 - In flight
    Arrival in the UK


  • Accommodation
    Knysna Hollow Country Estate

    Knysna Hollow is beautifully set on a tranquil country estate, near Knysna’s famous lagoon on the Garden Route, and welcomes you with warm and friendly hospitality. The rooms have been tastefully decorated with a Knysna Forest feel and are set in lush surroundings. Room facilities include TV and tea/coffee facilities. The verdant gardens boast 3 swimming pools and the old Manor House is set amongst timeless oaks and pecan trees. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

    Premier Hotel Cape Manor, Cape Town

    This four star Premier Hotel Cape Manor is located in the beautifully tree-lined Marais Road on the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town, commanding spectacular views of Table Mountain and the awe inspiring Atlantic Ocean. Sea Point enjoys a bustling 24-hour cosmopolitan vibe offering many shops, restaurants, clubs, coffee bars and convenient access to some of the Cape’s greatest natural wonders and attractions.

    Rooms are well equipped with hairdryers, telephones, safes and tea and coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

    Enjoy warm colours, a relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious meals at the Promenade Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, conveniently situated on the ground floor of the hotel. Simple, wholesome and fresh fare that is fast and fun, is core to the culinary philosophy at the luxury Premier Hotel Cape Manor and its Promenade Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.

    Devon Valley Hotel, Stellenbosch

    Hidden away in a shady, green and peaceful corner of Stellenbosch, the Devon Valley Hotel is in a perfect location to enjoy the beautiful winelands. Surrounded by its own working Sylvan Vale Vineyard and the picturesque valley, you can enjoy a drink on the terrace overlooking the vines. The Flavours Restaurant serves contemporary cape cuisine using the freshest seasonal produce.

    Room facilities include air conditioning, personal safe, telephone, television and tea/coffee making facilities. There is free Wi-Fi in certain areas of the hotel.

  • What's Included
    • Return flights and airport transfers.
    • Half board with breakfast and most dinners taken in the hotel.
    • Services of a dedicated leader.
    • All local transport costs.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • The famous Table Mountain and awe-inspiring Swartberg Mountains.  
    • Beautifully scenic and varied walking including the popular winelands.  
    • Specially selected three and four-star hotels throughout.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road (c90mins).
    • Flights Heathrow-Cape Town (c11hrs 40min), British Airways.        
    • UK add-on flights from £95 return, British Airways.
    • Upgrades World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and Business Class upgrades available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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