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Humpback whale (c) South Africa Tourism A not–to-be-missed treat in spring is the extraordinary view of miles of beautiful, blooming Namaqualand flowers. The Northern Cape temperatures are pleasant this time of year. Other highlights include the West Coast and Hermanus, both very popular whale watching spots in spring. Contact us to book or tailormake your own tour.

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DAY-TO-DAY
Day 1-3: Cape Peninsula
Day4 : Cederberg
Day 5: Bushmans Kloof
Day 6: Bushman’s Kloof
Day 7: to Sprinkbok
Day 8,9: Springkbok
Day 10: Upington
Day 11,12: Upington area
Day 13: departure from Upington

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ITINERARY
Day 1: Cape Town and surrounds
Start your exploration of Cape Town with a Peninsula drive to Cape Point.  Lunch near Boulders Beach before heading off to world renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens  While driving along the shores, keep your eyes open for sighting of the Southern Right Whales who visit us at this time of the year…
Overnight: Cape Town

Day 2:  Cape Town
Experience part of South Africa’s history by visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years.  Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of Table Mountain or if the weather is not playing ball – visit the Bo Kaap museum or go shopping at the V&A Waterfront
Overnight: Cape Town

Day 3: Cape Town and surrounds – winelands and Hermanus
Spend today visiting the town of Hermanus where you are practically guaranteed to spot southern Right Whales.  Spend the day feasting your eyes on these magnificent creatures – or drive home through the winelands.
Overnight: Cape Town

Day 4: Cape Town – Cederberg
Heading up the West Coast – look back at spectacular views of Table Mountain. Enjoy the fascinating sight of 1000s of flowers generally found on the West Coast at this time of the year.  (pre book lunch at the Strandloper restaurant outside Langebaan if fresh quality seafood and a laid back environment suits your style).
Overnight Cederberg area

Day 5 and 6: To Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat
Located on the edge of the Cederberg Area – this reserve and retreat provides the ultimate Wilderness Experience – with a wonderful combination of nature and luxury! A Natural Heritage Site – it is a sanctuary for many forms of fauna and flora as well as over 140 San Bushman rock art sites.  Various activities can keep one busy – nature hikes, canoeing, swimming in natural pools, fishing, archery and much more!
Overnight: Bushman’s Kloof

Day 7: Bushman’s Kloof to Springbok
Enjoy the drive through Namaqualand to Springbok – make sure you stop at one of the many road side craft centres for local produce such a biltong or locally made arts and crafts.
Overnight; Springbok

Day 8 and 9:Springbok area
After the Winter rainfall in Namaqualand the normally arid landscape explodes in a multitude of colours as flowers invade the countryside for as far as you can see – a once in a lifetime experience.  Explore at leisure.
Overnight; Sprinbok

Day 10: Springbok to Upington
The drive to Upington is extraordinary as Upington is an oasis located  between he Kalahari Desert and the Orange River. Irrigation systems allow for vineyards – a strange site in otherwise arid countryside.
Overnight: Upington

Days 11 and 12: Upington
Upington provides the perfect starting point for game viewing as well as various adrenaline sports.  The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and Augrabies National Park, Riemvasmaak Hot Springs and  Spitskop Nature Reserve are all in the area as well as various wine routes and cellars.  For the adventure seeker, River rafting and canoeing, hiking trails, horse back riding,  sand surfing, abseiling, mountain biking, and various 4X4 routes are available.  Township and shebeen tours, rock art trips  as well as birth watching and fishing are also options.
Overnight: Upington (or in one of the parks)

Day 13: Upington –Transfer to flight home
On this last day – wither transfer to Upington airport for a connecting flight home = or add on to visit Namibia or a longer stay in one of the National Parks.

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Spring daisies
Photo:ZippingZebra.com

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TheCederberg Mountains are ideal for hikers.
Photo:Clanwilliam Tourism Authority

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Whale watching
Photo: ZippingZebra.com
 

TESTIMONIAL

Just wanted to say thank you for arranging our trip to Ezulwini – would never have found that jewel if we didn’t ask you – it was a wonderful stay with lovely accommodation and such friendly staff. Thanks again!!

Wendy

Zipping Zebra

PO Box 26533
Hout Bay
7872
Cape Town
South Africa

T: +27-(0)21-7907148
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