|Cultural Crossroads Tour||Essence of Africa
|↓ Rock Art Revelations
|Sand & Stars
Observe a spectacular ‘open air art gallery’ in what once were hunting grounds of the San Bushmen who roamed these parts and adorned the caves from the Late Stone Age onwards.
Bushmans Kloof is a wilderness reserve, stylish Relais & Châteaux wildlife retreat, environment trophy winner, voted Best Hotel in the World, that is a malaria and predator free paradise, about three hours drive from Cape Town.
Set in rugged Cape mountains packed with ancient rock art sites, now an ecological oasis and luxurious refuge that encapsulates the magic of diverse African treasures.
Early morning guided rock art tours among some 130 rock art sites and sunset nature drives in open game viewing vehicles can bookend lazing in the river’s many rock pools, hiking or biking in the foothills, botanising, gourmandising and stargazing.
On your first day journeying north from Cape Town, gain insight into the heritage and folklore of the San Bushmen – an ancient hunter-gatherer people at !Khwa ttu, a cultural enclave.
Here San cultural interpreters guide you around a trail in a nature reserve, sharing tracking skills, hunting methods and botanical knowledge, and introduce you to alternatives to their threatened lifestyle.
Meander along the beautiful Langebaan lagoon – focal point of the West Coast National Park, and declared Ramsar site. A unique mix of carpets of flowers in spring, coastal fynbos, wetlands with migratory wading birds, seabirds by the thousands and thunderous waves rolling in from the Atlantic.
Take in glorious views from lookouts on granite outcrops.
Stay the night in a comfortable homestead perched on a bluff overlooking Langebaan lagoon.
Enjoy the atmosphere of reed ceilings and huge fireplaces, while gazing out to a scattering of islands and bobbing yachts in the distance.
Eat traditional west coast fare or dine alfresco on a beach, breathing in the aroma of seafood on hot coals and fresh sea breezes to the sound of seagulls and lapping waves.
On your second morning, venture through majestic sandstone mountains of the Cederberg.
Arrive at a ruggedly different kind of natural heritage area, for two more magical, star filled nights.
Be enchanted by a treasure trove of paintings on the walls of caves and rock shelters, some about 7,000 years old, that are vivid reminders of the remarkable skills of South Africa’s earliest inhabitants, who are now a threatened and vanishing culture.
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