WELCOME TO THE FORGOTTEN ROUTE
The true story of a forgotten route, following in the footsteps of early explorers into the wild undiscovered, REAL South Africa. It’s now a journey that you can experience…
Depart from Cape Town on a two day adventure into the Karoo, including a train trip, visiting iconic landmarks, and Anglo-Boer battle regions. Experience true SA culture and share stories with local winemakers & musicians of the Karoo plains. Taste the local produce, drive through majestic mountains and sense the weird and wonderful of THE FORGOTTEN ROUTE.
Scheduled departures on a Friday, for other days of the week, please contact us directly in order for us to quote on a private tour.
Join us on a short stroll, where we will visit some of Cape Town's iconic land marks of a by-gone era, following the story of early settlers.
We then depart the mother city as lords and ladies, on the legendary route through to Rawsonville.
We visit the unique Kirabo wine farm, meeting the wine makers and indulging in the fruits of their labour. Think luscious reds, juicy biltong and red wine infused cupcakes.
We continue the adventure by boarding a train at Worcester and head forth on an epic journey through the unique Klein Karoo.
The 2 1\2 hour journey is filled with stunning scenery whilst you follow in the footstep of early explorers into the undiscovered African plains of a by-gone era.
Arrive in the desert-oasis town of Matjiesfontein! This majestic town is truly frozen in time. Here, we discover tales of legends and the famous Diamond explorers. We then take part in Matjiesfontein's own bizarre 'city' bus tour. Fun, quirky... a real treat!
Traditional Karoo lamb braai (BBQ) under the stars followed by an odd night stroll of the weird and wonderful, along with guided stargazing! Sing the night away with the local muso's around that old piano!
We sleep the night in original farm cottages situated on Rietfontein nature reserve, 5 min walk from the hotel.
Oupa Batt se Winkel
After a hearty breakfast we head through the scenic and deserted Koo valley, stopping over at family owned Oupa Batt's shop. Here the locals show us how they make their biltong (cured meat), which is followed by a traditional potjiekos lunch, serving locals since 1915. Be prepared to feast.
Ashton & Robertson
Visit an old fort, from the world famous Anglo-Boer war era, followed by regional wine and Muscadel tasting at Platform 62 in Ashton. Savour tasty local olive products & Limoncello at Marbrin Olive Estate en-route to Cape Town to end your Forgotten Route, never to be forgotten.
R1850 p/p/sharing with a maximum of 13 guests, bigger groups will be quoted on enquiry.
(From 1st of March 2018: R1950 p/p/sharing with a maximum of 13 guests, bigger groups will be quoted on enquiry.)
Office: +27 (0) 21 4628 011
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