Cape Country Routes, a leading group of owner operated and managed accommodation and activity establishments, all carefully selected for their character, charm and romance and situated on the scenic and historic routes in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape, has a terrific four-day Tip of Africa tour package on offer.
Cape Agulhas – Cape South Coast – De Hoop Nature Reserve (4 days/3 nights)
Cape Agulhas – where the warm Indian Ocean meets the cold Atlantic Ocean – is at the southernmost tip of Africa. Its stormy seas and rocky coastline have claimed more than 140 ships over the years, the best known being the sinking of the HMS Birkenhead, where the concept “women and children first” became known as the ‘Birkenhead Drill’.
Overnight at one of the Cape Country Routes’ hallmark properties, the Agulhas Country Lodge, a place of peace and tranquillity. Built from natural limestone stone, set against the hill, the lodge has spectacular sea views from nearly every vantage point. Here you’ll enjoy hospitable service and exceptional cuisine with the emphasis on fresh seafood in the Country Lodge’s own restaurant; also pleasant safe hiking trails, bird watching, boat trips, long beach walks and horse riding on a blue flag status beach, whale watching (in winter), stunning ocean views and relaxing evenings.
Cape South Coast – at the southernmost tip of Africa, this scenic stretch of the South African coastline is flanked by majestic mountains and the crashing Atlantic Ocean. Running from the quaint coastal hamlet of Rooi Els in the west to Quoin Point in the east, it is a premier wine-producing region that encompasses the wild Elgin Valley, the beautiful Bot River, Elim, Hermanus and Napier. It is also a world-renowned whale-watching mecca.
Overnight at Cape Country Routes’ luxurious 4-star Arniston Spa Hotel – internationally known as one of the world’s great getaways. Set in one of the Western Cape’s most exquisite locations alongside the quaint fishing village of Arniston, it is surrounded by pristine beaches and nature reserves and is a leisurely two-hour drive from Cape Town. You’ll enjoy breath-taking sea views, the comforts of a world-class hotel, breakfast buffets – a delicious spread of traditional and healthy foods – relaxed lunches, elegant dinners and its exclusive relaxation spa run by the renowned Ginkgo Spa & Wellness Group.
De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Overberg region is known for its spectacular natural scenery, excellent hiking trails and abundant wildlife. It stretches over 34 000 hectares of beautiful landscape covered in indigenous fynbos and inhabited by a variety of mammals including bontebok, eland, Cape mountain zebra, and baboon. A short three-hour drive from Cape Town, the reserve – a World Heritage site – offers world-class whale-watching and is a paradise for bird enthusiasts with its more than 260 species of birds including the endangered Cape vultures.
Overnight at De Hoop Collection that opened in the De Hoop Nature Reserve in 2007 as the first private/public partnership in the South African hospitality industry. De Hoop Collection, with its wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, is a perfect holiday destination and an ideal stop-over en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay. It also offers a ‘complete’ outdoor experience – sea, sand dunes, vlei, rare fynbos, diverse wildlife, and the Potberg Mountains where a colony of vultures roost and nest; and a range of activities – walks through the rich fynbos plains or along the deserted coastline, mountain biking, scenic game drives, lazing on the beach, snorkelling in the many turquoise rock pools, nature drives, marine walks and eco boat cruises. Highlights are whale watching and the vulture experience. With its unparalleled peace and tranquillity, this nature lover’s paradise is situated in what may well be one of the Cape’s last unspoiled gems.
Tip of Africa Tour: R2 418 per person sharing on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Excludes all other meals, entrance fees and additional activities. Valid until 30 September 2020. T’s & C’s apply.
Booking is essential.
CCR Central Reservations: 076 203 8929 (also WhatsApp), firstname.lastname@example.org
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