Walking and sightseeing in South Africa's Western Cape
Guided Walking Holidays Cape Province
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. Off shore is Robben Island. Below the eastern fl ank 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.
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Cape Town Update
According to the City of Cape Town’s modelling, “Day Zero” – the projected date when the city would cut the ordinary supply of water to its citizens – will not take place this year. This achievement is due to residents, businesses, farmers and visitors pulling together to drastically reduce their consumption by 57% in three years, with this Cape Town have enjoyed some rain recently which is helping to fill the dams back up again. Although it is sensible to be mindful about your water consumption when staying in Cape Town, while the city continues to recover, the previous water restrictions are no longer in place for tourists. Read More.