There are most probably only a hand full of scenic routes around the world that can hold a candle to the roads that circle the Cape Peninsula to form the Cape Peninsula Scenic Drive. From the winding M3 route through leafy southern suburbs, the vistas of Boyes drive above Muizenberg, the splendour of Chapman’s Peak between Noordhoek and Hout Bay to the last stretch along the Atlantic Seaboard past Llandudno through Campsbay, Seapoint and then full circle back to the City of Cape Town, this is a true “bucket list sightseeing experience”.
Deciduous fruit is the backbone of the economy of the Western Cape – enjoy a day in spectacular and changing scenery – Sir Lowry’s Pass with its breathtaking views of False Bay and the Cape Peninsula takes the visitor to the heart of apple growing in South Africa; the Viljoen’s Pass leads us over the Groenkloof Mountain; the Franschhoek Pass takes us into the Huguenot village of Franschhoek, an important wine producing area; and the Helshoogte Pass to Stellenbosch, the City of Oaks and centre of wonderful tapestries of vineyards and fruit orchards.
Tucked away between the picturesque mountain of the Hemel and Aarde Valley near Hermanus is Heaven and Earth Horse Trail Rides and Selfcatering Cottages on Karweyderskraal Farm. Whether you would like to enjoy a slow gaited walk or an adventurous outride on horseback, we offer a variety of trails with scenic mountain views or wine tasting on spectacular wine estates.
In November 2012 Danie van Zyl and his brother-in-law Karl Gotze founded Heaven and Earth Trails that has since become one of the most reliable and best run horse trail operators in the Western Cape, but don’t take our word for it, read full reviews from our happy clients on Tripadvisor, Facebook, SA Venues or Google reviews.
Clarence Drive is a magnificent scenic coastal drive between the windswept hamlet of Rooi-Els and the naval town of Gordons Bay, which nestles in the north-eastern crook of False Bay in the shadow of the Hottentots Hollands mountains. This beautiful, coastal drive stretches between the two towns over 21 km, hugging the wild turquoise Cape coastline all the way. If you like passes with lots of corners, then this one is for you, as it contains 77 bends, curves and corners of which four are in excess of 150 degrees. The road is in a beautiful condition and attracts tourists, locals, bikers and cyclists in their droves. Overtaking is fairly limited and in general one can expect to average well below 60 kph.