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Cape West Coast and Northern Cape Tour

Discover South Africa’s hidden treasures from Clanwilliam, the ‘Rooibos Capital,’ to the scenic landscapes of Springbok. Explore the enchanting town of Kakamas, known for its natural springs and private game reserve. Calvinia offers starlit skies and wildflowers, leading to the majestic Ceres Karoo. Immerse yourself in Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve’s tranquil ‘Big 5’ safari experience. Uncover the diverse beauty and unique experiences of the Cape on this captivating journey.

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All Year

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Private tour including vehicle and guide on request

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Our first pit stop of this amazing gems discovery is Clanwilliam. Located in the scenic Olifants River Valley, the town of Clanwilliam is the ‘Rooibos Capital of the World’. The town features an array of tea houses and historical buildings. It is conveniently situated next to a large dam perfect for water skiing, swimming, and fishing. Enjoy a tour at the Elandsberg Rooibos Estate to view the unique tea-making process, learn about the town’s history at the Old Gaol Museum, explore the ‘Rooibos Route’ and enjoy a cup of tea at one of its many stopovers namely, The Rooibos Teahouse. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the spectacularly scenic surrounds.

Overnight at Yellow Aloe Guesthouse or Similar B&B

Nestled amongst rugged mountains, Springbok is Namaqualand’s commercial and cultural centre. This prosperous town has various sites of interest, including historical monuments, museums, a scenic 4×4 route, several excellent mountain biking trails, and some fascinating geology – making for a wonderful photographic trip. Springbok is also close to the beautiful Namaqualand wildflower reserves, the secluded Richtersveld National Park, and the thundering Augrabies Falls. Another great spot to cool off while enjoying nature here is the pretty Port Nolloth Beach, nearby. The town makes for a wonderful stop on the way to Namibia but its our detour to more discoveries. Overnight at Springbok Inn or Similar B&B.

Set in Springbok, 13 km from Chimney Rock National Monument, Springbok Inn offers accommodation and a restaurant on the Cape to Namibia route, Where the Namaqualand flower season is in August & September, It has an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. 3.1 km from Shoprite Springbok and 2.6 km from NG Kerk Springbok, the property provides a garden and a terrace. The hotel is set against beautiful mountain views, also with a barbecue, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.

The pretty, underrated farm town of Kakamas rests on the banks of the Orange River in the Northern Cape, near the border with Namibia and just south-west of Upington. Boasting gorgeous natural springs, excellent wine tasting opportunities and a private game reserve, the town is a little-known destination with much to offer. Visitors can relax in the stunning, turquoise The Riemvasmaak Hot Springs which have been converted into pristine pools set deep in the ravines, surrounded by wild fig trees. Animal lovers can spot leopards and a huge array of brightly coloured birds at the Khamkirri Private Game Reserve, while gourmands can indulge in a range of spectacular flavours at the wine estates and world-class restaurants. Other highlights include: functioning water wheels on the canals, the historic German war graves, and a range of outdoor sports. Overnight at Kakamas Hotel or similar B&B

We are within driving distance from ‘Ai’Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Goegap Nature Reserve, Namaqua National Park, Spitskop Nature Reserve, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve and several others. The Guesthouse is en-route to the Kalahari and Namibia, Namakwaland, and Richtersveld, as well as being located in the perfect place to visit a variety of attractions and activities. Vergelegen Guesthouse adds a personal and exclusive touch to each of its eighteen elegantly decorated and en suite rooms. All rooms come provided with linens, towels complimentary amenity kit, and are air conditioned. There are also coffee and tea making facilities, and a healthy breakfast is served. Overnight at Kakamas Hotel or similar B&B.

Calvinia is a regional town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa named after the French religious reformer Jean Calvin. The town falls under the Hantam Local Municipality which forms part of the Namakwa District Municipality. The Calvinia district is part of the Great Karoo region of South Africa. The town is just south of the Hantam mountains on the banks of the Oorlogskloof (meaning “War Ravine”) River. Calvinia enjoys 80% starlight and is renowned for its kaleidoscope of spring wildflowers coinciding with the Namaqualand wildflower spectacle. An asteroid (1245 Calvinia) is named after the town.  Some travelers use the town as a halfway or overnight stop along the R27 route. City dwellers longing for the good old days spend a day or two hiking, sight-seeing or bird watching. The tourism season peaks during August and September when it is flower time! The Hantam mountain dominates the town of Calvinia, formerly known as Hantam. The first Dutch Reformed minister, ds N J Hofmeyer, suggested changing the name in honour of the Reformer John Calvin. Hantam is the Khoi word for “the mountain where the red bulbs” grow. The town was established in December 1847. Overnight at Rolbos Guesthouse B&B.

Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve is located under 2.5 hours from Cape Town, in the vastness of the majestic Ceres Karoo. With thick wooded Acacia River beds and magnificent golden mountains on the horizon, Inverdoorn provides a tranquil ‘Big 5’ safari experience – with day trip and overnight options. Overnight safari accommodation is offered in the premier Ambassador Collection, Tankwa chalets, or lodge rooms. Inverdoorn is furthermore acclaimed for its Cheetah Rehabilitation and Conservation programme and guests have the opportunity to learn more about this renowned project when on safari – with a Cheetah Educational. At night time the Karoo stars feel tangible, while guests gather around the boma fires and pools to share stories of their magnificent ‘Big 5’ game drives. Experience a diversity of wildlife in the luxury of vastness. Overnight at Inverdoorn Game Reserve or similar.

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