Suggested Itinerary Day 1
Southern Overberg Fynbos Route

This suggested itinerary shows the highlights and attractions of the Southern Overberg Fynbos Route in the Western Cape. Visit Gansbaai, Walker Bay, Stanford and surrounds.

©Jean Tresfon
Franschhoek Pass.

Day 1: Cape Town – Gansbaai (via Franschhoek Pass)

Cycling tour of the Dwars River Valley. A selection of routes that can be done on foot or by bike, offering leisurely explorations of Pniel, Lanquedoch and Kylemore. Delve into the history, enjoy street art and visit key attractions.

Have lunch at Hillcrest Berry Orchard with a range of choices such as quiche, pastas and soups. You can’t miss out on the home-made gooseberry and ginger ice-cream for dessert. Hidden along the scenic Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, the restaurant overlooks the Drakenstein and Jonkershoek mountains. When the weather is warm, you can sit on the shaded terrace while colder weather calls for a fire to be lit in the farm-style restaurant.

Follow the R45 over the Franschhoek Pass, through Grabouw down to the coastal village of Botrivier and eventually Gansbaai.