South Africa: The Mountain Passes And Poorts Of The Western Cape NX02

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This tour takes you from Cape Town through the Winelands and along the Garden Route passing through Poorts (Gorges) and amazing scenery en route before ending back in Cape Town.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private or Small Group
Start Location: Cape Town, South Africa
End Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: DRV Membership number 354600, German Travel Association
Years In Business: 10

Tour Highlights

30 Passes of the Wineland, the Karoo, Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma, the Langeberg and the South-West massif.

This tour is for anyone with an interest and a fascination for mountains, the passes that traverse them, the scenery associated with mountain routes, the multiplicity of the vegetation and geology, the birds (these areas have large raptor populations), quaint and remote villages and their people, and not least the southern night sky. The engineering feats achieved by the builders will no doubt be recognized, but it will be left to the individual to decide what are the most outstanding features of this tour.

The Garden Route

The Winelands

Cape Town


A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

- transport for 7 days in an air-conditioned small luxury mini-bus/car depending on number with tourist guide (English / German speaking, or other required language)and driver. - 6 nights 3* to 4* accommodation, or luxury B&Bs or “Chalets” in the nature reserve, with typical extensive South African buffet breakfasts.
- Dinners with wine, beer and soft drinks- optional. - 1bottle mineral water per person / day.
- All entrance fees and baggage handling / porterage, listed excursions, VAT and tourism levy

-Personal drinks and lunches,
-items of a personal nature,
-travel insurance,
-anything not specifically listed,

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Day 01. Leaving C.T. we travel SE over Sir Lowry’s Pass, Viljoens Pass, and the magnificent Franschhoek Pass, descending into the famous town of Franschhoek. We continue through Paarl and Wellington, and the Bain’s Pass & Kloof, a National monument, before reaching the picturesque, historic Cape Dutch town of Tulbagh
Day 02. Over Mitchell’s Pass we travel towards Laingsburg. the Rooinek Pass, into the Seweweekspoort (Sevenweeksgorge), a geological marvel, and along the R62 on to Calitzdorp. From Oudtshoorn, the town of the “feather barons”, we ascend the majestic, breath-taking and highest pass of the tour, the Swartberg Pass, and proceed to Prince Albert. then join the N12 through Meiringspoort into the quaint village of DeRust.
Day 03. Uniondale, Avontuur, another gravel road lies ahead over the precipitous but spectacular Prince Alfred’s Pass. Along the N2 past Plettenberg Bay, then east to the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest, to overnight in comfortable chalets in the Tsitsikamma National Park at Stormsrivermouth,
Day 04. Leaving Tsitsikamma through the Bloukrans and Groot River Passes, and the magnificent indigenous forests of Nature’s Valley to Knysna, we follow the old Cape road into George. Over the Outeniqua range, we first take the old, the Montegu Pass, up, then the new, scenic Outeniqua Pass, down. Next, Riversdale, the Garcia Pass, and via Barrydale and the Tradouws Pass we reach the historical town of Swellendam for the night.
Day 05. Cogman’s Kloof to Montagu, “Die Koo”, and over the Rooihoogte Pass onto the N1, we travel down Hexriver Pass into the Hexriver and Breederiver valleys, thus returning to the Cape winelands.
Day 06. Last but not least, the duToit’s Kloof and duToitskloof Pass, before we are back in Cape Town.
Day 07. Cape Town at leisure
Day 08. Depart.