A laid-back road trip to escape city life; follow wildlife on foot among spring wildflower fields along the Cape West Coast. An idyllic spot to savor delicious, fresh seafood and top-notch wine as you admire the golden sunsets against the azure waters. Take the road less traveled with your qualified local private guide to help discover the region's unspoiled landscapes - including a walking safari in the West Coast National Park, wine tasting in the Swartland Wine Region, craft beer tasting in Darling and lazing about on the beaches of Jacobsbaai, Paternoster and Bloubergstrand. Add optional beach horse riding to tailor this trip to your taste for adventure.
Please note:A minimum of two people per booking is required, but this tour will run exclusively for you. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour's highlights that interest you the most.
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 coloured 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 Jacobsbaai Get picked up at your Cape Town hotel or other accommodation by your private guide and head out of the city in a comfortable minivan. Throughout your journey, your guide will provide 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 a selection of slow brewed craft beers at an established microbrewery in the quaint farming town of Darling enroute to Jacobsbaai. Overnight in Jacobsbaai area in 3-star Guesthouse accommodation.
Day 2: Jacobsbaai to Cape Town (B) Discover Paternoster - a 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 colourful wild flowers in early spring and dolphins and whales are regularly spotted in the 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.
A quick stop at iconic Bloubergstrand, directly translated as 'blue mountain', for a stroll along the 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.