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Departing Cape Town our Garden route tour, travel east to our first coastal town of Gordon’s Bay. As the road swings right and enters the town, magic views of False Bay and Table Mountain can be seen in the distance. Sea and mountain magic continues as the road hugs the coast driving through the following areas, Pringle Bay holiday resort, Betty’s Bay known for the endemic African Penguin colony, Kleinmond, Vermont, Onrus, finally reaching late morning the town of Hermanus.

Fierce competition erupts annually between the towns and villages along the South African coast, where is the best whale watching spot? Hermanus counts amongst the leaders. The rocky cliffs offer breathtaking viewing of the Southern Right whales (August to November). From the rocks on the Cliff Path with a little luck one may watch their antics almost from touching distance. Leaving the town of Hermanus we continue our route toward Agulhas stopping on our way to visit the Bredasdorp shipwreck museum. On the town’s southern doorsteps lie the most southerly edge of Africa.

No traveller will want to miss the opportunity of standing on the most southerly edge of Africa, Cape Agulhas only 40km away from Bredasdorp. The desolate, barren surroundings call to mind the hazardous sea voyages the hardships and deprivations endured by many sailors. Not without reason is this coastal stretch now as a ship graveyard. Nearly 2130 ships have been wrecked along the entire South African coast, 125 ships laid around the Cape Agulhas coastline.

Time permitting a short visit to the Agulhas lighthouse before heading inland arriving late afternoon at the charming and historical town of Swellendam in the Overberg region. Early trade focused on transport, the wagon-makers and smithys. By the time wagons entered the village from the west they had crossed torturous mountain ranges and hazardous rivers. Their battered wagons certainly needed an overhaul and their weary animals a rest. Swellendam is where we overnight.

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  • star ratingExcellent Mtb tour with excellent guide! I recommend to anybody! Perfect way to discover Table Mountain and parts of Cape Town!

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    14 February 2023
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    9 February 2023
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    5 February 2023
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    2 February 2023
  • star ratingPatrick is a very nice person, a great MTB-guide who is perfectly adapting to his customers’ skills. Moments of him sharing his broad knowledge of the CT-area are also moments… read more

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    28 January 2023
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    27 January 2023
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    25 January 2023
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    18 January 2023
  • star ratingA great tour to cape point! – We had a superior travel day to Cape Point with our driver and guide, Patrick……..he was friendly, a great driver, and a wealth of information……it all made for a memorable… read more

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    7 January 2023
  • star ratingSpectacular Mountain Biking Experience in Cape Town and Wine Country – My wife and I had an amazing ride with Patrick both along Table Mountain and then a few days later in Paarl on some excellent single track and Jeep trails.… read more

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    24 December 2022
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