This day trip along the Cape West Coast is truly a photographers dream. The abundant fauna, flora and stunning surrounds entice you to take an easy walk or a short hike in the West Coast National Park. Round off the day with sun-downers while marveling at Table Mountain from Blouberg Beach. It is a tour of relaxation in the unbelievably beautiful gem of the Cape’s West Coast.Year-round enjoy incredible coastal scenery, while in-season (Aug-Sep) journey into a wonderland of flowers.
pickup from your Cape Town accommodation, you’ll travel in a
comfortable minivan, stopping along the way at a farmstall on the
R27.This journey lasts approximately 1 hour.
Arriving at the
West Coast National Park, you’ll have roughly three hours to enjoy the
park and its picture-perfect scenery. Depending on fitness levels,
choose between either 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.
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
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 delicious fresh seafood as well as pizza and pasta.
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. From here
you can expect to arrive back early evening.
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