5 day Karoo Road Trip
Leave Cape Town on the Trans Karoo Express train @12h30PM for Matjiesfontein, historic Victorian village and “The Jewel Of The Karoo”.
Arrive Matjiesfontein @17h50PM.
After checking in you can walk in the beautiful gardens with a fountain and a small chapel. Dinner in the gracious Victorian dinning room and than we relax and watch the famous clear Karoo skies.
Overnight : Milner Hotel, Matjiesfontein
After breakfast we leave by air-conditioned transport to the village of Prince Albert, Gateway
to Swartberg Mountains.
Arrive Prince Albert around 13h00PM.
After lunch we attend an exciting talk by Dr Judy Maquire, paleontologists.
Besides working with fossils, Judy has worked with !Xo Bushmen and made a study of their survival and their use of food plants.
Bushmen were the earliest inhabitants of the area and remains of this culture are still to be found in the district.
We end the day by watching a film that has won many International rewards “The Great Dance – a hunters story”.
This is what the authors of the film say…”through the viewfinder of the camera we realize that we were capturing a moment of the connection between people, animals and death, something timeless and powerful, something bigger than all of us.”
Overnight : Guest House in Prince Albert
Sunrise walk to the show grounds @ 05h30AM to watch horses in silent training.
After breakfast we leave for Gamkaskloof, a hidden valley in the heart of Swartberg Mountain Range – a paradise called Die Hel.
On arrival we have lunch at Annetjie Joubert, a descendant of the original community.
Enjoy a braai in the evening.
Restored self-catering farmhouses
Solar panels provide hot water and gas bottles run fridges and stoves.
All provisions are supplied except for alcoholic beverages.
We walk, relax, listen to nature, reflect on the wilderness around and maybe learn about our place in the Universe.
Overnight : Restored self-catering farmhouses
Get ready to leave after breakfast back to Prince Albert and civilization.
After lunch we are taken to airstrip to board our 60-minute charter flight to
Cape Town International Airport.
***END OF ROAD TRIP***