DAY 1 – Riebeek Valley
Experience: Thunberg Hiking Trail
Thunberg Hiking Trail in the Kasteelberg, Riebeek Valley. At the summit of the Thunberg Hiking Trail in the Riebeek Valley, you are rewarded with great views of Table Mountain and the Cape in one direction, and of the Piketberg, Cederberg and beyond in the other.
Eat: The Red Tin Roof
This is no ordinary restaurant, bar and guesthouse. It is a captivating place. Simple, comfort food, slow-cooked, very South African, stylishly presented. The coolest country spot outside Cape Town.
Stay: Old Oak Manor Guesthouse
The 'lived-in' French Provençal style of interior is apparent throughout the house and many guests have referred to Old Oak Manor as a 'home from home'. The guest house has been featured in many local and international magazines, and even on the front cover of some French interior magazines. The special ambience created by the interior is without a doubt responsible for the 'X-factor' of the place.
DAY 2 – Cederberg
Experience: Cederberg Rock-climbing
The Cederberg offers excellent rock climbing opportunities with hundreds of rocky overhangs and caves with Khoi-San rock art. Whether you are on a moderate day hike or a multi day overnight trail, you are sure to return to the real world with a renewed zest for life after a Rock Climbing Adventure in the Cederberg.
Eat: Mount Cedar Restaurant
Serving sumptuous, home-cooked meals, the Old Millhouse is the ideal place to begin your day with a hearty breakfast, or to relax at the end of the day with a glass of fine wine and a wholesome, three-course meal. Thinking of taking a drive or a hike? Lunch packs can also be arranged for you.
Stay: Citrusdal Country Lodge
Escape to Citrusdal Country Lodge for the perfect hideaway accommodation in Citrusdal, Western Cape. This family run hotel feels more like a home away from home, a place where you can kick off your shoes, relax and unwind as you discover the delights of the region.
DAY 3 – Papendorp
Experience: The Crayfish Trail
The Crayfish Trail is a slack-packing trail that uncovers the secrets of the coastal towns and villages of the West Coast situated between Rocher Pan and Papendorp. The full trail is 61km walked over five days, but you can opt for a 25km two-day option or create your own route over three or four days. Highlights of this trail include Baboon Cave, also known as Cape Deseada, where stories of the past whisper from the emptiness of abandoned buildings and the views of Elandsbaai are endless.