West Coast Cultural Private Tour - Full Day

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West Coast Drive
Yzerfontein - Drive By
Fossil Park - 1hr
!Khwa ttu - Lunch
San Cultral Tour 1.5hrs
Milnerton Lighthouse
Views of Table Mountain

Duration +/- 8hrs

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Pick-up

8:30am from your Hotel

West Coast Drive

Yzerfontein

Fossil Park

1Hr Tour guided tour

!Khwa ttu - Lunch

Booking essential but Optional

!Khwa ttu

San Cultural 1.5Hr Tour

Milnerton Lighthouse

View of Table Mountain

Includes:

8:30am Hotel Pick-up
Qualified local Guide
All Entrance Fees
4:30pm Hotel Drop-off

Options:

Lunch - Own Account

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On leaving for our West Coast Cultural Tour, we head off in the direction of Blouberg which takes us along the most un-spoilt coastal routes in Cape Town. This coastal route (the R27) takes us through Blouberg, past Melkbosstrand and the impressive Koeberg Nuclear power station that provides power to nearly all of South Africa. Whilst driving along the R27 you can observe many self-contained nature reserves on both sides of the road, this is no doubt due to the un-spoilt nature of this route.

Driving by Yzerfontein you will no doubt be able to see why this little fishing village is so well known for its breathtaking views, tranquility and of course the “16-Mile-Beach”. The 16-Mile-Beach features both sandy and rocky white beaches and stretches for approximately 26kms all the way to the mass of land that creates the barrier between the sea and the Langebaan Lagoon.

Once past Yzerfontein, we arrive at the West Coast Fossil Park in Langebaan. This fossil farm is held in high esteem due to the fact that the fossils of a variety of faunal remain in extremely well preserved condition. You will be able to see the fossils of exotic animals that inhabited the West Coast approximately 5 million years ago such as sabre-tooth cats, African bears, hunting hyena’s, short-necked giraffes and many others, which are all extinct now.

Phosphate mining started in 1943 in the Langebaanweg area for fertilizer until scientists became aware of the fossils that we being unearthed in the process. Phosphate mining was then closed down in 1993 and the unearthing of the fossils took precedent.

Our next stop on the tour is !Khwa ttu. The aim of !Khwa ttu is to bring to light the world of one of Africa’s oldest people – The San people. The main emphasis is “a journey into history facilitated by the San people themselves”. In this way people can celebrate the San culture and help create opportunities for the San community. You can also make use of the facilities, one being the old farmhouse which has been turned into a designer restaurant. This is optional and booking is necessary. One of the experienced San guides will take you on a fascinating journey which will give you an insight into the heritage, culture and activities of the modernized San people. This is truly and remarkable experience.

We then head off back towards Cape Town making one stop along the way. The Milnerton Lighthouse is our last stop on this tour. This lighthouse was installed in 1960 after more than 150 ships had been wrecked along the coastline over a couple of hundred years. This particular coastline has yielded more shipwrecks than any other piece of the South African coast which is why the lighthouse was built. This lighthouse also has the perfect viewing platform of Table Mountain.

Your West Coast Cultural is then complete!

Private Tour Price is based on a party of 4.

Supplement 1 Person / R2325 - 2 Persons / R775 - 3 Persons / R259, please contact us for children or larger group pricing.

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