WEST COAST – FULL DAY
Tour Code: FX01
Depart the city and drive to Bloubergstrand Beach to capture the classic picture-postcard views of Cape Town and Table Mountain from across the Bay.
Continue north along the Atlantic coast to the West Coast National Park, situated around the Langebaan Lagoon, a rare biome formed by prehistoric changes in sea levels. Home to a rich food web comprising a staggering 550 invertebrate species, it is a paradise for some 55 000 birds that gather here each year – many migrating from Northern climes to breed.
We may spend time at one of the many bird hides in this RAMSAR International Wetland-listed site with the chance to spot some of the more than 150 bird species recorded, including Lesser and Greater Flamingos and countless wading birds.
We visit the information centre at Geelbek, a historic farm and national monument and, during spring (Aug. – Sept.) drive through a private section of the park to see Bontebok, Eland and Zebra grazing amidst vast carpets of spring blooms, a feature for which this landscape is famous.
After lunch, return to the city, pausing to view the Moravian Mission Station at Mamre, and possibly, stopping off at the West Coast Ostrich Farm or Fossil Park en route.
Inclusions: Entrance fees for West Coast National Park, Fossil Park and Ostrich Farm. A la Carte Lunch, Bottled Water.