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3 DAYS WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK , LANGEBAAN LAGOON & FOSSIL PARK

3 Day West Coast National Park , Langebaan lagoon & Fossil Park
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This 3 Days Discover Kruger Safari is West Coast National park which is known for its spring flowers, wildlife, birding and flamingo population is also situated on a huge lagoon. The fossil Park is worth a visit as is will give you a wonderful experience. Elands Bay, a lovely and rocky environment is amongst other things well-known for its surf break. The Cederberg mountains with histrionic rock formations, hikes and San rock art. This moonscape terrain each year in spring exhibits a natural phenomenon, a transformation into a wonderland of diverse multi-coloured wildflower.

Overview

  • DEPARTURE: This tour departs from Cape Town
  • COUNTRY(‘S): South Africa
  • TOUR CODE: 3C-WST-LLF
  • RETURN: To Cape Town
  • PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 24 Travelers per group
  • STYLE: Camping
  • MEALS: BB: Breakfast and D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4x4/ SUV

Day 1
Cape Town to Elands Bay Hotel, The West Coast 222km.

Accommodation: Elands Bay Hotel, The West Coast / Similar

This morning we leave the Cape and travel northwards along the Atlantic coast passing dunes and lagoons to Langebaan where we visit the West Coast National Park, well known for its avian life, wild animals like the Eland, Springbok, Caracal and Kudu. Spring flowers abound in August particularly in the Postberg Reserve. A flamingo population live in the salt marshes, African Penguins, Oyster catchers and Cape Gannets breed here.

Next stop is the famous Fossil Park, known to fossil enthusiasts worldwide. The fossils include bones of over 200 different animal species and this represents the greatest diversity of five million year-old fossils found anywhere in the world.

We drive to Eland’s Bay, this beautiful village and rugged west coast environment is amongst other things famous for it’s surf break. A walk to Baboon Point and Cave which is decorated with rock art and, particularly the Eland giving the bay its name.Accommodation on or near the beach. Fresh Crayfish for dinner perhaps!

Meals & Drinks:

Meals at own expense

Non-alcoholic drinks

Overnight: Elands Bay Hotel

Located on the West Coast, Elands Bay Hotel is an excellent option for a seaside getaway. Accommodation options feature a variety of en-suite guest rooms ranging from sea facing rooms and a presidential suite to family, double, and twin rooms. The sea facing guest rooms are equipped with comfortable amenities such as TVs, mini-fridges and microwaves. The hotel offers accommodations for backpackers and campers. Guests can enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant, have a relaxing drink at the bar and play pool in the general bar. The surrounding area offers attractions and activities to suit all visitors’ interests such as visiting the Xamarin guest farm and Panorama Park Nature Reserve or touring the Lamberts Bay Vineyards.

Day 2
West Coast to Cederberg

Accommodation: Driehoek Guest Farm, Cederberg

Leaving Eland’s Bay we stop at Lambert’s Bay, the seafood hot spot of the West Coast!

Lambert’s Bay is known as the Diamond of the West Coast, and the crayfish mecca of South Africa. Alluvial diamonds are also brought up from the ocean floor, thanks to those crazy, leathery local divers.

Delightful views of dolphins, whales and the ever-entertaining seals at the internationally acclaimed Bird Island where tens of thousands of seabirds create a deafening cacophony, not forgetting the lush stretches of wild field flowers that are most beautiful during spring. On our way to the Cederberg we visit a cooperative “Rooibos” farm where the famous SA tea is grown.

This unique health-enhancing Rooibos plant is only found in the area. Then a visit through the historical town of Clanwilliam which is situated on the Olifants river.

Finally, we enter the Cederberg with our accommodation situated appropriately for our hike tomorrow.

Barbecue dinner under an African sky, spot the Southern Cross anyone.

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)

Non-alcoholic drinks.

Overnight: Driehoek Guest Farm

Driehoek is an operating farm situated in the heart of the Cederberg about 240 kilometres from Cape Town on the N7.We offer self-catering facilities ranging from camping sites on grass alongside the river under shady trees with ablution facilities and electric points to fully equipped chalets.

Driehoek is a family friendly nature resort surrounded by magnificent mountains and ideal as a base for hiking to well-known landmarks such as Tafelberg, Sneeuberg, the Maltese Cross, Welbedacht and Panorama caves and the Wolfberg Arch.The accommodation consists of fully equipped self-catering chalets (sleeps up to 12 persons), wooden cabins and camping facilities. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our camping, accommodation and ablution facilities. Please click on the pictures below to enlarge view.

Day 3
Cederberg Trailsto Cape Town 222km

After breakfast we hike in the Cederberg mountains. We can visit the Stadtsaal, a series of ancient inter-leading caves in the Cederberg Wilderness that hold excellent examples of Xam (more often called San) rock art, paintings of elephant.

The Xam lived in the Cederberg for over 500 000 years, but stopped painting about 200 years ago, disrupted by European colonialists. Depending on levels of fitness we can walk to the awe inspiring and popular Maltese Cross. (walk 3-4 hours) The heady fragrance of indigenous fynbos is intoxicating. Not to mention the incredible mountains and rock formations. Picnic snack here in this beautiful wilderness area.

A 3rd option is a visit to the huge Wolfberg Arch and cracks. (walk 6 km) NB: It is possible to visit the paintings and do one of the longer hikes.

At the end of the day our last stop will be at Bloubergstrand where we enjoy views of Cape Town backed by its famous Table Mountain. Robben Island is close and visible from here.

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Non-alcoholic drinks

3 Day West Coast National Park , Langebaan lagoon & Fossil Park

Elands Bay Hotel, The West Coast, D,B&B, 1 Night

3 Day West Coast National Park , Langebaan lagoon & Fossil Park

Driehoek Guest Farm, Cederberg, D,B&B, 1 Night

INCLUDE

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client

EXCLUDE

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation : Elands Bay Hotel, Driehoek Guest Farm

Destination : The West Coast, Cederberg.

Basis : D,B&B

Duration : 1 Night

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Price From USD$550/person
550
Total $ 1,100 USD