South Africa Northern Cape Tour – 11 Days
KIMBERLY * AUGRABIES FALLS * GARIEP RIVER * NAMAQUALAND * CEDARBERG * WEST COAST * CAPE TOWN
TOUR CODE – CH17 SANC/A-11D – SMALL GROUPS MINIMUM 8 – MAXIMUM 12 PAX
Chalet = c/ Lodge = lo/ Hotel =h/ Guesthouse =gh
Breakfast = b/ Dinner = d
INCLUDES *Entrance fees *Transport in minibus *Meals per itinerary *Professional guides
ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG – STAY CITY LODGE OR TAMBO
DAY 1 – JOHANNESBURG TO KIMBERLY – lo/-b-d
Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30.
We head west through a slowly changing landscape towards the arid Northern Cape Province. We visit the town of Kimberley, famous for its open cast diamond mine. Known as THE BIG HOLE. The largest hand excavated hole in the world.
DAY 2-3 AUGRABIES FALLS – c/-b-d
The Gariep river plunges 60 meters over the Augrabies Falls into a gorge which averages 240m in depth and runs for 18 kilometres. The original San people named the waterfall ANKOEREBIS meaning PLACE OF GREAT NOISE. We view the falls from the various lookout points and enjoy an African sunset on the edge of the gorge.
DAY 4 – GARIEP RIVER – lo/-b-d
The Gariep river is the longest river in South Africa. It rises in the Drakensberg Mountains in Lesotho. Flowing westwards to the Atlantic Ocean and it marks the border between South Africa and Namibia. A harsh environment dominated by the rugged ravines, high mountains and dramatic landscapes.
DAY 5 – NAMAQUALAND – c/-b-d
Namaqualand is home to the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world and famous for the flowers that blanket the area in spring time between August & September. This is a land of contrast. Field of flowers, star filled skies, quiver trees and granite outcrops make up a rich environment
DAY 6 LAMBERTS BAY – gh/-b-d
Lamberts Bay is a small fishing village situate on the Cape west coast. Known of its excellent seafood particularly crayfish. We visit the BIRD ISLAND which is an important breeding area for colonies of CAPE GANNET. Lunch (own account) at one of the excellent seafood restaurants and explore this quaint town on foot.
DAY 7 – 8 – CEDERBERG – c/-b-d
Heading in land again, we visit the Cedarberg Nature Reserve. Renowned for its dramatic rock formations and excellent mountain walking trails. The mountain range is named after the endangered Clanwilliam Cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarvergensis) which is endemic to the area. We explore the mountains and ravines on foot and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
DAY 9 -11 CAPE TOWN – gh/-b-d
Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. The majestic Table Mountain provides its central focus point. Afternoon at leisure. Evening meal, traditional Cape Town style Fish & Chips in Hout Bay. After breakfast, on day 10 we explore Cape Town on the Red Bus including The Castle and if weather permits we go up Table Mountain. Afternoon wine tour
ENDS DAY 11 AFTER BREAKFAST