Considered to be the most beautiful country in the world, South Africa is a “must see” destination. And what better way to experience the landscape and culture than through the sport of rowing? The South Africa Western Cape trip in April is a one week adventure, although there is the possibility of joining us for two weeks with the full South Africa Rowing Safari. We will explore the Western Cape province. The Western Cape is most famous for the city of Cape Town and for wine.
We row with the back drop of mountains, hills and vast plains, plus one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Penguins will entertain us on False Bay; we will stop rowing to watch bright birds weaving nests that hang above the water; after a row and a swim at a beautiful reservoir we will have a wine tasting lunch under the shade of a spreading tree; and we will explore two very different sections of the Breede River, just at the eastern part of this province. This is rowing travel at its best.
Diverse groups of people have created a vibrant culture. You will not forget the beautiful smiles. They are like the sunshine: warm, constant and everywhere. Our South African rowing guides and hosts will share insights into this fascinating country, with its complex history. Experts will introduce us to history and wildlife. We will enjoy a traditional “braai” following a row in the shadow of Table Mountain. While rowing is the draw, there is so much to explore and enjoy in the beautiful Western Cape.
Read our blog post about this trip:
|Single Supplement||$445||$595||395 €|
Non-rowing companions welcomed. Program for non-rowing companions includes cycling, walking, kayaking and sightseeing options.It is possible to join us for two weeks. See our two week South Africa Rowing Safari trip and our one week Eastern Cape trip.
|Daily Distances||Boats||Max Group Size|
|15-30 km/day||Coastal coxed quads, doubles, fine doubles & fine singles||15 rowers|
Note that some of the rivers rowed are tidal in nature, which will determine the exact time of the rows. Wind conditions will also be an important consideration – safety is a priority. Thus, on some days, the actual program may vary from this description.
We recommended that you book a few extra days in Cape Town in advance of the trip start. It is a magnificent city with much to see and do. Beginning on Day 2 of this trip, the focus with be on rowing, with relatively little time to sightsee in the “Mother City”.