- Early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town CBD or Stellenbosch.
WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK DRIVE & HIKE
Travel along the way at a farmstall on the R27 and arriving at the West Coast National Park. You’ll have roughly three hours to enjoy the park and its picture-perfect scenery. Explore this bird lovers’ kingdom situated along the Langebaan lagoon’s azure waters. The strandveld bursts into a tapestry of multi-hued wild flowers during spring (Aug-Sept), where you might also spot wildlife, such as ostriches, dung beetles, eland, bontebok, springbok and tortoises. Choose to drive along the scenic routes or hike along the 4.6 kilometre Bakoor trail with views of the Langebaan Lagoon. Starting at the Langebaan gate, and taking you through to the Seeberg View Point – which is an ideal place to spot some of the rarer bird species found in the park, including the Curlow Sandpiper, Sanderling, and Knot. Alternatively, the 7 kilometre Geelbek trail, starting at the Geelbek Information Centre is well sign-posted circular route taking you all the way to the beach.
WEST COAST LUNCH
For lunch (optional extra), choose between staying in the park or moving on to the quaint seaside town of Langebaan. If you would like to remain in the park, dine at Geelbek restaurant, situated in an old Cape Dutch building (now a national heritage monument), offering an array of West Coast traditional delicacies.
If you wish to explore a little more, and enjoy a seaside setting, then lunch at Pearly’s restaurant in the charming fishing town of Langebaan is a must. Situated on Langebaan’s main beach, with views of the lagoon, this darling restaurant offers fresh and local seafood or pizza and pasta.
BLOUBERG BEACH VISTA
The journey back to your accommodation in Cape Town is broken-up with a stop for sundowners on Blouberg Beach. This is the ideal place to snap that iconic picture of Cape Town, with Table Mountain as its majestic backdrop.
- Travel back to reach Cape Town area by late afternoon.