Leave Cape Town on the Trans Karoo Express train @12h30PM for Matjiesfontein, historic Victorian village and “The Jewel Of The Karoo”. Arrive at the Matjiesfontein train station @17h50PM. After checking in you can walk in the hotel’s beautiful gardens with a fountain and a small chapel. Dinner will be enjoyed in the gracious Victorian dinning room and than we relax and watch the famous clear Karoo skies. Overnight at the Milner Hotel in Matjiesfontein.
After breakfast we leave by air-conditioned transport to the village of Prince Albert, Gateway to Swartberg Mountains. Arrive in 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 in a lovely 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.
Overnight in a beautiful restored self-catering farmhouses. Solar panels provide hot water and gas bottles run fridges and stoves. All provisions are supplied except for alcoholic beverages.
Spend the day enjoying the majestic Gamkaskloof valley. We walk, relax, listen to nature, reflect on the wilderness around and maybe learn about our place in the Universe. Overnight in a restored self-catering farmhouse.
Get ready to leave after breakfast back to Prince Albert and civilization. After lunch we are taken to the airstrip to board our 60-minute private charter flight to Cape Town International Airport. This unforgettable scenic flight ends off a truly different soul enriching Karoo Trip. Contact Road Travel Africa today to find out how you can experience this once in a lifetime tour. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you free of charge.