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The Cape Route Finder

The Cape Route Finder

12 specific routes, each around a theme
Horler, Adélle
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The Cape Route Finder

Author: Adélle Horler
Struik Publishers
Cape Town, 2004
ISBN: 1868729435
Soft cover, 10x19 cm, 240 pages, throughout colour illustrated and maps 


Publisher’s note:

The Western Cape has lots of interesting things to do. The question is, where do you start? To cut through the bewildering array of options facing visitors, we gathered the advice of experienced locals and put together 12 specific routes, each around a theme.

We believe these are the things you mustn’t miss on a visit to the Cape and also to remind residents that there are plenty of tempting reasons to be a tourist on our own doorstep.

- Simple, fun route selections, popular for all ages.
- Clear fool-proof maps, with detailed written directions.
- No sifting through brochures - we have chosen the best.
- Informal, easy-to-read, useful and comprehensive.

Adélle Horler is a travel writer and expedition guide who is lucky enough to live in a region that has so many stories to tell. Former managing editor of lifestyle guides Drive Out, Eat Out, Eat In and Sleep Over, Adélle freelances for various magazines and happily indulges her desire to head off whenever something new and exciting appears on the horizon.


Examples:

Stanford to Elim - 1 hr 20min

At four-way stop, continue along R43 through Gansbaai. Ignore first turn to Elim, Baardskeerdersbos. At 54km, take left on gravel to Elim, Bredasdorp, Struisbaai, and L'Agulhas. Fork left to Elim at 60km. At T-junction (64km), take left to Elim, Wolvengat. Follow curve of the road to the right. Enter Elim at 77km; park at the church.

The road turns back towards the sea after Stanford, and there are excellent whale-watching opportunities all along Die Kelders to Gansbaai and Danger Point, the rocky promontory infamous for wrecking HMS Birkenhead in February 1852, with the loss of 445 lives.

On board were British soldiers whose stoic bravery in standing on deck as the ship foundered, while civilians climbed aboard the few lifeboats, has gone down in maritime history as the Birkenhead Drill - women and children first. The turn-off to Danger Point, about one kilometre beyond Gansbaai, takes you to a lighthouse and a blowhole that, in really rough seas, can shoot a plume of water up to 10 metres high. Birkenhead Rock can be seen at low tide. The need for bravery has remained in Gansbaai, especially if you're up for climbing into a metal cage to dive with the sharks! Gansbaai is regarded as one of the best shark-diving sites in the world, so do give it a go.

Elim is a quaint Moravian Mission station. The church owns the entire village and only members may live there. Established in 1824, Elim is a national monument and it's really as if time has stood still. But the church clock hasn't. It's the oldest working clock in South Africa (built in Germany in 1764) and it's unusual in that it has faces on both ends of the church - a solid axle runs the length of the building, connecting the two gables.

Opposite the church is South Africa's only monument celebrating the emancipation of slaves. It's seriously low-key, but definitely unique. Although slavery was abolished in the Cape in 1834, the monument is dated 1838 as slaves were forced to work a further four years to 'buy' their freedom.

Quite a few Elim locals can trace their ancestry back to the original German missionaries, some of whom even sold themselves into slavery to spread the word! Ask the tourism bureau about guided tours, accommodation and lunch bookings.

Elim to L'Agulhas - 50 min

Just past the church, take right to Bredasdorp, Struisbaai, L'Agulhas. At 34km, T-junction right to R319 Struisbaai, L'Agulhas on tar. Keep straight through Struisbaai to L'Agulhas lighthouse at 46km. The gravel road leaving Elim goes through beautiful farmlands stretching to the dusty purple Bredasdorp mountains in the distance. Slow down to look at some original whitewashed fishermen's houses on either side as you enter Struisbaai. They're all national monuments and are generally two-roomed, with thick lime-washed walls and a thatched roof, often with a fat chimney and oven at one end. These cottages are known as Hotagterklip ('Left Behind the Stone'), after a rocky outcrop that caused a sharp detour on the origino wagon route. Struisbaai also boasts a stunning beach that sweeps around the boy.

What L'Agulhas may lack in architectural charm, it makes up for in geographic fame - this is the southernmost point of the African continent, and the waves pounding these rugged rocks mark the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans - just don't tell that to all the Cape Town-based operations with 'Two Oceans' in their names. The precise point is marked by a plaque about one kilometre past the lighthouse. Walk the last 150 metres to the nondescript rock that's one of the most photographed in the world. It's worth climbing the lighthouse tower not only for the view, but to glimpse the surprisingly tiny light bulb that nevertheless pumps out the light equivalent of seven and a half million candles. Make time for the museum, which sheds light on the history of lighthouses around the country, not only this one.

After your climb up the tower, rest up in the restaurant. There are also a couple of pubs and restaurants in L'Agulhas itself. L'Agulhas to Arniston/Waenhuiskrans - 55min Return through L'Agulhas and Struisbaai. At 23km, turn right on gravel to Arniston/Waenhuiskrans, De Mond, Prinskraal. At Prinskraal (30km), T-junction left then immediately right to Arniston. At 37km, T-junction to the right on tar R316 Arniston. At 43km, turn left at stop street to Arniston Hotel. The gravel road does a left-right dogleg through a farmyard at Prinskraal. Look out for ostriches in a paddock a little further on.


Media Reviews:

www.iafrica.com (Richard Holmes): "For self-drive visitors it is an invaluable guide (and very reasonably priced), but even the hardened local road-tripper will find inspiration and secret places in The Cape Route Finder. A quick flip through the sturdy hard-cover book will give you plenty of reasons to jump behind the wheel and be a tourist in your own ‘backyard'."

Africa Geographic (David Rogers): "You can be assured that The Cape Route Finder will help you to make the most of your stay."

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The Citizen Vibe: "The Cape Route Finder is informal, easy-to-read, useful and comprehensive."

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The Star: "If you are heading for the Cape, don't go without a copy."


Please also check the index:

3rd i Gallery 106, 110,233
Abseil Africa 32, 201-203, 215
abseiling 20, 201-203, 213, ?15
Africa Cafe 21,33
African Art 94, 96
African Image 88, 96, 107, 110
Africa Nova 104
African Queen River Cruises 187, 192
Air Team 204,215
Algeria 163-164, 171
Altira Spa at Arabella 192,226,
230,231
Ancient Days Antiques 94, 97
AnimalZone 66, 67,123
Annandale 40-41, 53
Anura Wine & Cheese 58, 60, 60-6], 67
Arabella Country Estate 184, 192, 225,
230,231
Arniston 190-191, 193
Arniston Hotel 193
Arniston Seaside Cottages 193
Artscape Theatre 30, 32
Association for Visual Arts 107, 110
Atkinson's Antiques 90, 96
Auberge Burgundy 193
Bain's Kloof 151,152,162
Bakoven 29
Baxter Theatre 30
Beach Camp 144, 146
Beach House on Sandown Bay 231
Beacon Isle Hotel 209
Belle Ombre Antiques & African Art
94,96
Bell-Roberts Art Gallery 107
Belmont Hotel 171
Bertha's Restaurant 33
Betty's Bay 180, 192
Bientang's Cave 182, 192
Bijoux 50
Bird Island Nature Reserve 168, 170
Birdmen215
Birds of Paradise 79,11, 81
Birkenhead Brewery 192
Birkenhead House 193
Blinkberg Pass 162
Bloubergstrand 133-134,144
Bloukrans Bridge 210-211,212
BloukransPass211,213
Blueberry Hill 53
Blue Rock Cable Waterski 122,
124,230
Boggomsbaai Golf Course 227, 230
Bohemian Lifestyle 107, 110
Bo-Kaap 18
Bon Cap Organic Wines 72, 76, 8)
Bonnievale 76
Boschendal 36, 52, 53
Bosduifklipl68,170
Botlierskop Game Farm 227, 230
Bouchard Finlayson Vineyards and
Cellars 183,192
Boulders Beach 25, 26, 32, 122, 179
Bovlei 64, 67
Boyes Drive 24
Branewynsdraai restaurant 76
Brass Bell restaurant 94
Bread & Wine restaurant 50
Bread and Butter 109
Bredasdorp 191
Breede River Winelands Tourism 81
Breede Valley Wines 76
Bristol Antiques 90, 96
Britannia Rock 155-156
Bruce Tait Kitch and Collectables S8-89,
90,96,110
Buffelsfontein Game Nature Reserve
138
Buitenverwachting 23, 33
bungee jumping 194-195, 205-206,
210-211
Burgundy Market Square 181, 184,192
Burr&Muir88
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve
164-165,171
Butterfly World 66, 67,123
cableway, see Table Mountain Cableway
Cabriere Estate 36, 48-49, 53
CafeBlouberg 134,146
Cafe Mozart 88, 97
Calabash Bush Pub 170
Caledon 191
Camel Rock Restaurant 27, 33
Camps Bay 17,20,29
Canal Walk Shopping Centre 119,
120,124
canoeing 213
Cape Agulhas lighthouse and museum
189,193
Cape Bay Wines 183, 192
Cape Care Route 17,32
Cape Chamonix 36, 49-50, 53
Cape Columbine lighthouse 130, 146
Cape Columbine Nature Reserve 141,
144, 146, 147
Cape Comedy Collective 30, 33
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
26-27, 28-29, 32
Cape Hangklip 180
Cape Olive Trust 66, 67
Cape Point 26-27, 28-29, 179
Cape Point Ostrich Farm 27, 32,
123,125
Cape Quarter 104, 110
Cape St Blaize Cave 227
Cape Sports Centre 139, 146
Cape to Cuba 94, 96
Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
30,33
Cape Town Tourism 32
Casino Mykonos 139, 146
Castle of Good Hope 18
Cavendish Square Shopping Centre
108-109, 110
Cederberg Oasis Backpackers 171
Cederberg Private Cellar 163, 170
Cederberg Wilderness Area 157
Ceres Tourism 170
Chamonix see Cape Chamonix
Chapman's Peak Drive 28-29, 179
Children's Garden at Spier 116, 124
China Town 94, 97
Choco-deli 63, 67
Church Street 86, 107, 110
Church Street Antique Market 82,88,
96,102
City Hall 17-18
City Rock 114, 120-121, 121, 124,
203,215
Clanwilliam 164
Clanwilliam Tourism 164, 170
Clarence Drive 179
Clarke's Bookshop 90, 96
Clifton Fourth Beach 17,29,30
Clovelly Golf Course 224,230
Cobbs at the Cape restaurant 27, 33
Cogmanskloof 76
Company's Garden 16
Constantia Uitsig 23, 33
Constantia Wine Route 14,23,33
Cotage Fromage 58, 62-63, 67
Cries of London 94, 96
Cyberworld 125
Dalebrook 123
Dalewood Fromage 63, 65, 67
Darling 142
Darling Tourism Bureau 147
Dassieshoek Nature Reserve 76
Daytrippers205,215
De Hoop Nature Reserve 186, 191
Delvera Farm 65
DeWaterkant 17
DeWetshof Estate 72,75, 76-77, 81
De Wet's Huis Photo Museum 185
DieKelders 188
DieOuPastorie231
Die Pomphuis Gallery 142, 146
DieStrandloperl30, 139, 146
Die Winkel op Paternoster 141, 146
Dolphin Bay Hotel 231
Dolphin's Creek golf course 227
Cornier 41-42, 53
Downhill Adventures 205, 215
Drakenstein Lion Farm 66, 67, 123
Drakenstein Olives 66, 67
Dwarsrivier 161, 162, 163, 171
Dyer Island Cruises 190, 193
East of Eden 104
Elands Bay 168
Elim 188, 193
Elim Guesthouse 193
Elim Mill Tearoom 193
Elim Tourism 193
Erinvale Golf Estate 224,230
Erinvale Hotel 231
Eversdal Cellars 65
Evita se Perron 130, 142-143,146
Face Adrenalin 210-211,215
Fairview 61-62, 67
Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate
228,230,231
Farmyard Farmstall 134
Featherbed Nature Reserve 213
Fernkloof Nature Reserve
185-186,192
Firlands Farmworld 123, 125
Fish Hoek beach 122-123
Forest Hill Cheesery 60
Foxenburg Estate 65, 67
FraaiUitzichtl79872,78,81
Franschhoek area 46-52
Franschhoek Wine Valley & Tourism
Association 53
Gansbaai 188, 190, 193,208
Gansbaai Tourism 193
Gardener's Cottage 108
Garden Route Tourism 215, 231
George 228
George Golf Course 228,230
George Tourism 231
Glen Carlou 60, 67
Global Atmosphere Watch Station 28
Gordon's Bay 179,180
Gordon's Rocks 155
Gouritz Bridge 205-206
Graciously Ancient 94, 96
Graham Beck Wines 72, 74-75, 81
Grand Parade 17
GrandWest Casino & Entertainment
World 118-119, 124
GrandWest ice-rink 114, 118, 124
Great White House 193
Greenmarket Square 16, 102, 104-105
Green Point Flea Market 102
Groot Constantia Antique and
Collectables Market 86, 92, 97
Groot Constantia Estate 33, 91-93,
92-93,97, 122
Groote Post Wine Estate 130, 144,146
Groote Schuur Hospital 22
GrootrivierPassl62,211,213
Grotto Beach 185
GydoPass 162
Hamilton Russell Vineyards 183,192
Harold Porter National Botanical
Garden 180, 192
Haute Cabriere Cellar Restaurant
49,50
Heads Adventure Centre 208
Heartworks 108, 110
Heerenlogement Cave 167-168
Helderberg Nature Reserve 224,230
Helderberg Tourism 224,231
Helderberg Wine Route 224, 230
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 183
Heritage Square 16, 21
Hermanus 181-186, 192,193,226
Hermanus Golf Club 225-226,230
Hermanus Tourism 193,231
Hermanus Whale Cruises 182,192
Hildenbrand Wine & Olive Estate 58,
63-64,67
HoekseBerg 162
Holocaust Centre 17
Hotchi-Witchi 108, 110
Houseboats on Langebaan Lagoon 147
HoutBay29, 179
Imax125
Imhoff Farm 28, 32, 123,125
Imizamo Yethu Township Tours 32
Independent Armchair Theatre 30, 33
India Jane 105,110
Intimate Theatre 30, 33
Ivanhoe Sea Safaris 190,193
Jewish Museum 16
Jonkershuis restaurant (Groot
Constantia) 92, 97
Jonkershuis restaurant (Spier) 44
Kaaimans Gorge 209
Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve
158,159,171
Kalk Bay 24,25,94,96-97,179
Kalk Bay Antiques Centre 94, 97
Kalk Bay Theatre 30, 33
Kalk Bay Trading Post 94, 97
Kammabaai 185
Karoo Regional Tourism Organisation
215,231
Kassiesbaai 191
Katbakkies Pass 162
Keurbooms River 210
Keurboomstrand 211-212
Khoisan Kitchen restaurant 164
Kirstenbosch National Botanical
Gardens 14, 17,21-22,^-^,
32,122
Klein Cederberg Guesthouse 158, 171
Klein Constantia 23, 33
Klein Dassenberg 53
Klein Oliphantshoek 53
Klein River 187
Klein River Boat Hire 192
Klein River Cheese 192
Kloof Street 107-108, 110
Klooftique 107, 110
Knysna208-209,212,213
Knysna Elephant Park 209
Knysna Oyster Festival 209
Knysna Tourism 215,231
Knysna Waterfront Sailing Charters &
Catamaran Cruises 212, 215
Kogelberg Biosphere 225
Kolgans River Restaurant 72, 80, 81
Kommetj'ie 28, 123
Kouberg Pass 162
Kromrivier 161, 171
L'Agulhas 1S6-187, 189, 193
LaMasseria41,58,64-65,67
Lambert's Bay Bird Island 167, 168
Lambert's Bay Tourism 168, 170
Langebaan 138-139
Langebaan Country Estate 139, 146
Langebaan Tourism Bureau 147
La Verdure 53
Le Bonheur Croc Farm 66, 67,123
Leipoldt, C. Louis 159, 166
Leisure Island 209, 213
Le Manoir De Brendal 53
Le Petite Tarte 104
Le Quartier Francais 50,53
Lim 107,108,110
Lion Battery 18-19
Lion's Head 17
Little Theatre 30, 33
LLandudno29, 179
Loft Living 108, 110
Long Street 17,86,89-90, 110
Long Street Antique Arcade 89, 96
Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum 231
Maalgat 162, 163
Magic Castle 114, 118, 124
Mariana's Deli and Bistro 187, 192
Marine Dynamics 190, 193
Marx & Harris 108, 110
Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve 159,
161,170
Maynardville Open-air Theatre 30, 33
Melkbosstrand 134
Mememe107, 110
Michael Stevenson Contemporary
Gallery 106, 110
Michell's Pass 162
Middelvlei 44-45, 53
Monkey Land Primate Sanctuary 210
Monkey Town 123, 125, 231
Montebello Craft & Design Centre
108,110
Moreson 36, 49,50, 53
Mossel Bay 206-207,226-227
Mossel Bay Golf Estate 226-227
Mossel Bay Tourism 215,227,231
Mostert's Mill 22
mountain hiking 205
MountCeder 158, 171
Mount Nelson 17
MTN Sciencentre 119-120, 124
Muisbosskerm 168, 170
Muizenberg 123, 178, 179
Munro Manor 231
Nature's Valley 213
New Junk Shop 187
NiewoudtPass 162
Noon Gun 14, 18-19
Nuwerust 158, 171
Old Harbour Museum 185
Olympia Cafe 25, 33
On Broadway 30, 33
On the Rocks restaurant 144
Ons Huisie restaurant 134, 146
Op-die-Berg 157
Ottiger's 108,110
Oude Libertas 30, 33
Oude Wellington 58
Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe 209, 228,231
Out There Facilitation 203, 215
Overberg Tourism 193
Oystercatcher's Haven 147
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve 170
Paarl Rock 154-155
Paarl Tourism 67,170
Paarl Vintners 67
Pakhuis Pass 162, 164
Pan African Market 102, 107, 110
paragliding 198,204
Pat Busch Private Nature Reserve 76
Paternoster 140-141
Paternoster se Padstal 141-142, 146
Peanut Gallery 107, 110
penguins 24-25, 25-26, 32
Peter Visser Gallery 107, 110
Peter Visser Gifts 107, 110
Photographers Gallery 107,110
Piekenierskloof Pass 162
Planetarium 17
Platanna River Trips 187, 192
Plettenberg Bay 209-210
Plettenberg Bay Tourism 215
Plush Bazaar 106,110
Postberg Reserve 137,146
Posthuys 18,25
Private Collections 105
quadbiking207,213,?H227
Quagga Trading 94, 97
Rafikis Restaurant 211-212
Ratanga Junction 11S-]19, 119,124
Red Shed (Waterfront) 102
Rhebokskloof 58, 64, 67
Rhodes Memorial 22
Rhodes's Cottage 24-25
Rietvlei 158,171
Robben Island 14,20-21,32, 133
Robberg Peninsula 209
Robertson 75-76
Robertson Tourism Bureau 81
Robertson Wine Valley 81
Rondeberg Private Nature Reserve 130,
135-137,146
Rooiels179
Rotary Way 182-183
Route 62:70,72,73
Royal Cape Golf Course 224, 230
Ruitersvlei 65
Rustenberg 46-47, 53, 60
St George's Cathedral 16
St George's Mall 16
St Helena Bay 142
St James 24,123
Salmanslaagte 164,166
Sanccobl19,124
Sanddrif162,163,171
Scarborough 27, 28
Scratch Patch and Mineral World 125
scuba diving 198,208,209
Seaforth 25
Seal Adventures 213
Seal Island 207
Sea Point 123,179
Second Time Around 90,96
Sevilla rock art trail 152,164,165-166
Shark Africa 198,207
shark-diving 188,190,206-207,207
Shipwreck Museum 191
Shor Bazaar 94, 97
Signal Hill 19-20
Simon's 92, 97
Simon's Town 94, 122,179
Slangkop lighthouse 32
Slave Lodge 16
Soekershof Maze and Botanical Garden
68, 78-79, 81
Solele Game Reserve 28,32
Somerset West 125,224
Somerset West Golf Club 224, 230
So Now? 110
South African Museum 17
South African National Gallery 16
Southern Right Charters 182,192
Spier 36, 43-44, 53,116,124
Spier De Zaize Golf Club 222-223,230
Spier Open-air Amphitheatre 17, 30, 33
Springfield wine estate 76
Spring Tide Charters 212
StadsaalCave 159, 161
Stanford 186-187, 192
Stanford Tourism 193
Steenberg Golf Estate 224, 230
Steenberg Restaurant 23, 33
Stellenbosch area 40-46
Stellenbosch Wine Routes 53
Still Life 107, 110
Stony Brook 48,53
Storms River Adventures 211
Strand Golf Course 224, 230
Streetwires 106, 110-111
Struisbaai 189
Suidpunt Tourism 193
Sumaridge Wines 183, 192
Swartruggens Nature Conservancy 158
Taal Monument 154
Table Bay harbour 132-133
Table Bay Hotel 17
Table Mountain 16, 133, 133,
201-203,205
Table Mountain Cableway 20, 32, 215
Telkom Exploratorium 125
Theatre on the Bay 30, 33
The Burgundy 181
The Dunes 4x4 Route 168, 170
The Farmhouse Hotel 147
The Magic Company 124
The Railway House 94, 97
The What Not 94, 97
Tienie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve 142
Tieties Bay 141
Tim Curtis Antiques 94, 97
township tours 21, 32
Traveller's Rest Holiday Cottages 159,
164,171
Treasure Trove 94, 97
Tree-top Canopy Tour 211
Truitjieskraal 161-162
Tsitsikamma Forest 210,211
Two Oceans Aquarium 125
Two Oceans Restaurant 33
Tygerberg Zoo 67, 119,
123,124
Ubuntu Cultural Tours of Zwelihie
Township 185, 192
UitkykPass 162
V&A Waterfront 53, 125
Van Loveren 72, 77, 81
Velddrif168
Vergelegen 224
Viljoensdrift Wines 72, 77-78, 81
VIeesbaai Dune Route 207
Voorstrandt restaurant 141, 146
Vrede en Lust estate 62
Vredenburg 140
Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve 76
WaenhuiskransseeArniston
Walker Bay 181
Waterford 42-43,53
Waterfront 53,125
Wellington Tourism 67
Wellmont 66, 67
West Coast Fossil Park 140, 146
West Coast National Park 137, 146
West Coast Ostrich Ranch 119, 124
West Coast Tourism Bureau 147
Wethu Experiences 157-158,170
whale crier 182, 185, 192
Whalehaven Wines 183, 192
Whale Rock 209
Whale Route Information Line 192
White Shark Adventures 190, 193
Wild Mossel Bay215
Wine Desk (Waterfront) 53
Wolfberg Cracks 162-163
Woodbridge Island 133
World of Birds 29, 32,
123,125
Wupperthal 166-167
Wupperthal Tourism 170
Yokohama 25
Young Designers Emporium 109
Yzerfontein 137
Zingela Indicia 227,231
Zoo Ridge 158, 171
Zwelihie Township 185, 192