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Western Cape: 5 day trips to do during lockdown

CAPE TOWN –South Africa is a little over three months into the national lockdown period, and while the economy has slowly reopened, there are still restrictions when it comes to holidays and traveling.

However, self-drive day trips are allowed and we’ve put together five day trips you should try in the Western Cape:



Hiking needs to be done in compliance with exercising guidelines and Table Mountain offers various options from the Pipe Track, Platteklip Gorge, the Woodstock Caves or Kasteelspoort depending on your fitness levels.

Kasteelspoort stream

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An hour’s drive outside of Cape Town, the West Coast National Park makes for a stunning drive out for a mini-getaway and you’ll have the opportunity to view ostriches, springbok and zebras who roam freely in the park.

 Mountain bikers and hikers can enjoy the trails on offer or visit during flower season in August and September.



If wandering into nature is not for you, take a scenic drive along the mountains which has stunning sea views. 



Stellenbosch offers a variety of things to do and with the adjusted level 3 lockdown regulations, sit-down restaurants can now operate. Take a scenic drive through Stellenbosch, enjoy a trial run, hike or mountain biking experience and spoil yourself to a world-class meal.




The Whale Festival has been postponed to September, but visitors to Hermanus are still able to enjoy the surroundings. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve is another popular attraction in the coastal town which has marked trails to explore on foot.




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