21 – 23 February 2020
Perfect weekend breakaway!! 3 days, 2 nights
Visit Observatory, enormous S.A.L.T. telescope, Louw museum, Matjiesfontein, etc.
Depart Mossel Bay, via George & Oudtshoorn. Follow Route 62 to Calitzdorp. Proceed via Huis River pass.
Just before we reach Ladismith, we deviate to the spectacular Seven Weeks Pass – unspoilt nature, a hidden gem.
This road leads us via “Vleiland” to Laingsburg. Pop in at the Flood Museum, in honour of the flood victims of 1981. Proceed to Matjiesfontein. Visit the popular Lord Milner casino Hotel.
From here via Verlatekloof to Sutherland, where we overnight.
Visit the Louw Museum, birth place of the well known Afrikaans poets N.P. van Wyk Louw and his brother W.E.G. Louw.
The Observatory is a must! Go on a guided tour in the morning. Visit the Dutch Reformed Church, once used as Fort and barracks for English troops during the Anglo Boer War.
Stargazing tonight, to view interesting objects in the sky through dedicated visitor telescopes. (approx. 2 hours).
Depart Sutherland. Travel to Matjiesfontein – visit the Railway Station, memories of the well known Afrikaans song: “Die trein na Matjiesfontein.”
Along N2, via Laingsburg. Route via Prince Albert and breathtaking Meiringspoort to Oudtshoorn.
Last stretch is along Robinson Pass to Mossel Bay and finally George.
Tour price: On request.
(Package includes: dinner, bed & breakfast, transport, Theta accredited Tourist guides & entrance fees to activities).
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