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Overberg Active


Hike - Elgin Valley Trails.
Explore - Elgin River Lodge, SUP, Kayak, Explore.
Explore Betty's Bay - Penguin colony.
Explore the R44 South Africa's most scenic coastal drive.

Overview


Heading over the mountain pass, between Cape Town and Hermanus we soak up the mind-boggling views across the Atlantic and get off the beaten path in the lovely Elgin Valley. One of the Cape’s best-kept secrets, the area is becoming known as the Adventures Valley, thanks to a wealth of hiking and biking trails and the striking landscape of rolling vineyards, orchards and scattered forests. Here we stop at a river lodge with exclusive access onto a wide trout and bass rich slow flowing river with options to explore the Overberg by Stand-Up Paddleboard or kayak.

After our active morning, we continue to the coastal town of Betty’s Bay and to the Stony Point Nature Reserve, home to large breeding colonies of African Penguins and a variety of seabirds. Wander along the boardwalk of this birders’ paradise, viewing the highly entertaining penguins and go in search of remnants of a mid-1900s whaling station. We stop at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, and on our nature trail learn about traditional healing plants and their medicinal uses.

For those wishing to explore at a faster pace you can choose the option of zip-lining amongst the Hottentots Holland Mountains (optional activity, supplement cost).

On our return we travel along the scenic coastal drive, passing the towns and inlets which adorn the shoreline, keeping an eye out for a glimpse of whales, dolphins and seals which may be spotted playing in the water.

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  • Enhance Your Tour (Optional activities)

    Tour enhancements
    Please contact your agent regarding additional costings and full descriptions for the optional tour enhancement activities we have listed. Should you choose to add one of these activities, your itinerary will be adapted accordingly.

    Elgin Valley - Ziplining
    Adrenaline filled adventure awaits as you explore the Elgin Valley by ziplining from platform to platform suspended over the Fynbos-rich Riviersonderend Gorge, linked together with thrilling cable slides.

    Sandboarding – Betty’s Bay Dunes
    Africa's version of snowboarding, sand boarding is an exhilarating sport taking advantage of South Africa's gradients and global gravity. An all over body workout this activity also known as sand surfing is set in the rolling Cape dunes with white sand and golden sunshine.

    Crystal Pools with Hop-On Specialist
    Hike along footpaths lush with indigenous fynbos, large boulders and beautiful flora and fauna to reach crisp refreshing crystal pools to cool down at.

  • Tour Notes & Rates

    Notes:

    Tours are private

    Includes:

    On board gourmet pantry with drinks (soft drinks, craft beer, wine and selected spirits).
    Adventure gear for Active days and Travelling Toy Box for families.
    Onboard WiFi.

    Excludes:

    Lunch - please see lunch options.
    Entrances fees - additional R626 per person (non-commissionable).
    Adventures beyond 100km radius of Cape Town.
    Onward Transfer out of touring area (e.g. pick up and touring in one location, drop off in second location).
    Luggage transfers of more than two people (limited space due to onboard offerings).
    Extended Day Supplement – pick up before 8am and drop off after 6pm.
    Optional activities

    Optional Activities
    (additional cost)

    Elgin Valley - Ziplining.
    Sandboarding – Betty’s Bay Dunes.
    Crystal Pools with Hop-On Specialist.

    2021 Rack Rate

    2 pax R5,239 per person
    4 pax R3,739 per person
    6 pax R3,239 per person

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