After just a 2-hour drive from Cape Town, you will find a complete different, wilder landscape; the Cederberg area. During these 3 days you will stay at a place where you will have the most beautiful sunsets and where you can afterwards discover South Africa’s starry sky in its best at the bonfire at Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge. An active, challenging hike is on the schedule just like eating real African food and enjoying some wine out of the Cederberg area during a wine tasting. All-in all, a weekend getaway which will let you discover a new part of South Africa.
Price: From R4310 (based on 2 pax)
- Meals: 2x Breakfast + 2x Dinner
- Accommodation: 2 nights
- Activities: Winetasting
- Transport: Car group C
After you’ve picked up your car it’s time to drive to Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge, which is just a 2-hour drive. You will enjoy the tranquillity that the place has to offer. On this day you will have all the time to relax and discover the neighbourhood by your yourself. You don’t have to worry about what you’re going to eat due to the owners of the accommodation will provide you a delicious African meal. After dinner you can enjoy a drink at the bonfire and discover the starry sky of South Africa at its best. Make sure you’re not making it late due to an active hike is waiting for you at the next day.
It’s time to wake up early to go to Sanddrif, the place where your hike will start. However, before you start your hike you will have to buy a permit at Dwarsrivier which will give you the access to the gate at Sanddrif. The Wolfberg Crack & Arch is a hike which is one of the highlights of any trip within the Cederberg area. The hike provides some scrambling which makes it a lot of fun to do and it will also give you the most incredible views of rock creatures (if required, a guide can be arranged). After the 5-7-hour hike you will probably not feel like making dinner for yourself, that’s why the owners of the lodge will provide you with another nice meal.
On your last day you will have to check out before 10:00, but why go home already when the Cederberg area has so much to offer? The Stadsaal Caves are a series of ancient inter-leading caves in the Cederberg area that hold excellent examples of San rock art, something which is worth visiting. On your way back to Cape Town you will have the time to enjoy a nice wine tasting at Saronsberg in Tulbagh. Unfortunately, someone has to be the designated driver and stay sober to safely drive back to Cape Town.