Watch: 5 videos to get you ‘LUS’ for a Western Cape escape

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Plan your Western Cape escape, your breakaway, your me-time, your getaway with these 5 videos featuring Greyton, Mossel Bay, the Breede River Valley, the Cederberg and Oudtshoorn.

5 Videos to fuel your wanderlust for a Western Cape adventure

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Greetings from Greyton

There’s just something about Greyton and it is not just one specific activity or restaurant that draw the crowds weekend after weekend to this town in the Overberg. It’s an atmosphere, a feeling, and the collective initiative of Greyton, or rather, of Greyton Transition Town.

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Distance to Cape Town: 142 km.

Greyton is especially known for: Vegan-friendly eateries, the hike between Greyton and McGregor (and other hiking trails), the Greyton Animal Farm Santuary as well as a variety of running-and-mountain biking events.

Read and plan your trip to Greyton:
There’s something about Greyton. 

There’s more to Mossel Bay than meets the eye

If you thought Mossel Bay is just a quick fuel stop en route to somewhere else or a bit too industrial for a holiday, think again. The town has everything you’re looking for in a getaway; quirky coffee shops (with insightful behind-the-cup experiences), wildlife, no crowds during off-peak periods, people with unique stories, affordable accommodation, back roads, dirt roads, smaller-than-small towns and interesting finds around unexpected corners.

Watch the video of Mossel Bay.

Distance to Cape Town: 385 km.

Mossel Bay is especially known for: Blue flag beaches and all the water-based and coastal adventures on offer, family-friendly holiday activities, coffee shops, antique shops and a gin school, as well as the Diaz Museum.

Read and plan your trip to Mossel Bay:
Mossel Bay: STOP, get out and STAY. 
Attaquaskloof: A 4×4 Adventure close to Mossel Bay. 
Camping in Mossel Bay: Beach to Bush. 
Mossel Bay: School is in session, GIN school! 

Glamping at Pat Busch in the Breede River Valley

Pat Busch Moutain Reserve is situated just a few kilometers from Robertson, and on the deck of the Africamps glamping tents a lounge chair invites you to sink into comfort. In front of you Langeberg Mountain views with rocky folds and green creases greets you while the Breede River Valley with its numerous wine estates and nature-based activities waits patiently for you to start exploring.

Watch the video of glamping at Pat Busch Reserve in Robertson.

Distance to Cape Town: 160 km.

Breede River Valley is especially known for: Wine and more wine (and dining with the wining), Wacky Wine Festival, the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, hiking trails, nature reserves, farmer’s markets, a myriad of museums and ziplining.

Read and plan your trip to the Breede River Valley:
Glamping with AfriCamps at Pat Busch. 

A Trip to the Cederberg

The World Heritage Site of the Cederberg Wilderness Area is a place with interesting rock formations, rooibos and hiking trails, a true escape for nature-lovers, campers, adventurers and those who just want to get away from the city.

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Distance to Cape Town: 220 km.

The Cederberg is especially known for: 4×4 routes, hiking trails, stargazing and mountain climbing.

Read and plan your trip to the Cederberg:
This 4×4 is prepacked with EVERYTHING. Want to camp? 
Rock and Roll around the Cederberg Mountains. 

Exploring the Swartberg Mountains

The Swartberg Mountain range is situated just a stone’s throw from the world’s ostrich capital, Oudtshoorn. These mountains are packed with adventure and is a dream escape for nature lovers, it divides the Groot Karoo from the Klein Karoo and along the pass’ 24 km of gravel road historic tales and ruins from yesteryear are just waiting to be explored.

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Distance to Cape Town: 422 km.

Oudtshoorn is especially known for: The ostrich industry, from ostrich-inspired dishes, to ostrich palaces to Ostrich Show Farms, the Swartberg Mountains (and 4×4 trips into Gamkaskloof), local wines, beers and spirits and meerkat safaris.

Read and plan your trip to Oudtshoorn and surrounding areas:
Oudtshoorn: more than feathers and festivals. 
Eat up, drink up and taste Oudtshoorn.
A masterpiece called ‘The Swartberg Mountains’. 
The Meerkats of Oudtshoorn.
De Rust: A stop-and-DON’T-go kind of place.
Gamkaskloof: Going Off the Grid
Snowy Swartberg Pass