Full Day | West Coast (near Cape Town)
We leave Cape Town and make our way along the West Coast and its quaint fishing villages, windswept beaches and rugged shoreline! Then we transfer to Buffelsfontein Game Reserve, a private reserve where we ride an exclusive cycle route through the wilderness with an armed ranger and back-up vehicle! We may get up close to a variety of antelope and plains game, including zebra, giraffe, oryx, wildebeest, kudu, eland, springbok and we can also visit the cheetah and lion enclosures. Cycling ensures a more intimate experience and allows us to get closer to nature than we ever expected!
After our guided cycle, we transfer to the West Coast National Park, a haven of biodiversity in the region! We enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at Geelbek Restaurant, a national monument which contains a cast of Eve's footprint, the oldest known footprint of modern man! We shuttle up to Seeberg viewpoint, which affords panoramic vistas over the turquoise Langebaan lagoon and cycle through the stunning park, with white sand beaches and shimmering coves leading into deep blue ocean. The bird life is spectacular with flamingos, pelicans, osprey, sandpipers, and many other wetland species. During spring (August - October), the park bursts into a kaleidoscope of colour with fields of flowers and sweet smelling succulents and flora year-round. Mammals include Eland, Red Hartebeest and Caracal in addition to whale and dolphin viewings in season.
We finish our cycle with a well-deserved snack and ice-cold beverage before hopping back into the shuttle vehicle for the return trip to Cape Town. This trip can be expanded - see our 4-day West Coast Cycle for details - and the Cycle Safari is accompanied by an armed ranger and vehicle.