Mountain Passes Klein Karoo & Coast
4 Nights accommodation in the Klein Karoo and coastal Garden Route
A guide will lead you on a 4x4 Self-drive across the spectacular Mountain passes of the South Cape and Karoo.
Oudtshoorn - 1 Night
Located along the well-known Route 62 in South Africa’s beautiful Klein Karoo, the charming town of Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world. It is surrounded by numerous ostrich farms and the golden arid landscape of the Karoo. Visitors can enjoy the locally produced wine and port; sample ostrich meat and biltong; learn about the ostrich feather boom at the C.P. Nel Museum; and visit the world-renowned Cango Caves, the largest cave system in Africa featuring ancient rock formations and sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. Other popular activities include: mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding, and taking a day trip to the quaint town of Prince Albert over the scenic Swartberg Pass.
Klein Karoo - Calitzdorp - 1 Night
Bordered by the Swartberg and the Langeberg Mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa, the long valley of the Klein Karoo is famous for its scenic natural beauty and wide range of attractions. Towering mountains provide an awe-inspiring backdrop to the area, and their rivers give the valleys lush greenery which contrasts with the surrounding semi-desert landscape. Some of the highlights of the Klein Karoo include the awe-inspiring passes and gorges of the majestic Swartberg mountains, the mystical Cango Caves and fun ostrich farms of Oudtshoorn, and the abundant fruit orchards of the Langkloof Valley. Visitors can look forward to learning about South Africa’s rich heritage in the many historic towns; seeing animals such as the bat-eared fox, meerkats and barking geckos; and enjoying music, drama, art and excellent local cuisine at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival.
Boggomsbaai - 1 Night
The seaside village of Boggomsbaai is situated at the centre of Vleesbaai, along the Western Cape’s alluring Garden Route. The vast, white beach is the primary attraction here, with warm, swimming-perfect waters lapping its shore and whales and dolphins popping by in a spectacular display. The town is a favourite destination among hikers, who stop here along the breathtaking five-day Oystercatcher Trail, which winds along the coast. Some wonderfully pristine golf clubs provide further sporting opportunities. Nature and animal lovers will delight in the chance to spot tortoises, rabbits, small antelope, guinea fowl, Francolin birds and minor reptiles in the self-contained nature reserve. Travellers may also enjoy the chance to make a day trip to the nearby towns of Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn