This itinerary combines a relaxing week at Langebaan Lagoon followed by a week exploring the Cape and the breathtaking beauty of the Garden Route without feeling like you are being rushed. Each property is especially selected to give you the most out of each area in affordable accommodation that does not stint on quality or service, ensuring that you arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend.
The 2nd week around Cape Town and The Garden Route can be arranged as self drive or we can provide a private guide to escort you throughout the week.
Days 1-7 - Langebaan Lagoon
Days 7-10 - Cape Town
Days 10-11 - Oudtshoorn
Days 11-12 - Swellendam
Days 12-14 - Hermanus
Day 11 - Back to UK
Minimum 2 passengers (or single supplement will apply) assuming flights from the UK. other European or worldwide departure airports available on request.
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Accommodation: 4* The Langebaan Farmhouse BB
On arrival at Cape Town airport you will be met and transferred to Langebaan Lagoon, around a 1 hour transfer time.
Langebaan is an idyllic little seaside town on the South African West Coast. It is located at the edge of the tranquil Langebaan lagoon, 100 km north of Cape Town. Founded in 1922, this historical town was once a whaling station and it has now been transformed into a holiday destination on the West Coast. It is a mecca for nature-lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The lagoon is part of a protected area, the West Coast National Park.
Accommodation: 5* The Bay Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Accommodation: 5* Rosenhof Country Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Fly Cape Town - George
Depart after breakfast for the fascinating drive along Route 62 South Africa's equivalent of the famous Route 66. A chance to explore some lovely little towns as you meander through ever changing landscapes on the way to your next stop Oudtshoorn. The capital of the feather industry this is the epicenter of ostrich farming and a visit to one of the farms along the way is highly recommended.
Accommodation: 5* Schoone Oordt Country House Bed & Breakfast
After Cape Town and Stellenbosch, Swellendam is the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Laying at the foot of the beautiful Langeberg mountains this place is not only famous for its youngberries, but as well as for its architecture and its history.
The town and its district was named after the governor of the Cape and his wife, Hendrik Swellengrebel and Helena Ten Damme. In time, a village was established opposite the Drostdy, across the Koornlands River, where artisans, including numerous wainwrights, and traders settled. To travellers and explorers, the services of these village folk were indispensable, as Swellendam was the last outpost of civilisation on the eastern frontier.
Accommodation: 4* Les Baleines Bed & Breakfast
Hermanus is rich in breathtaking scenery; with its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, it is no wonder that Hermanus is transformed into a bustling hubbub of activity in-season as well as out-of-season. For any intrepid tourist or appreciator of nature's wonders, Hermanus is the ideal location for an unforgettable experience.
More than 300 activities include whale watching, shark cage diving in Walker Bay, abseiling, treetop tours, quad biking and a 27 hole Hermanus golf course. Discover the wine route, art route, speciality shops and pamper boutiques. Escape to nature and breathe the champagne air along our spectacular cliff paths. Meet the world’s only Whale Crier as he alerts you to the whereabouts of the whales by blowing his kelp horn. Admire the diverse floral fynbos kingdom while hiking or biking in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve or laze on one of the pristine Blue Flag beaches.
The drive from Hermanus to Cape Verde airport is around 2 hours.