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We asked ourselves: ‘What would be the ideal way for our clients to spend an interesting, exciting and fun Christmas, far away from the pressure of the holiday crowds? There should be plenty of good food, congenial company, comfortable accommodation and friendly service…’
and we came up with the perfect solution: let’s head for the open spaces of the Karoo, for a 4 night stay with our old friends at Rooiberg Lodge. The lodge is situated in a private nature reserve, deep in the hills of the Little Karoo, somewhere between Van Wyksdorp and Calitzdorp. This will be a chance to recharge your batteries in peaceful country surroundings, enjoy fine country cuisine and meet delightful people.
We will depart on 23 December, taking in the sights of Route 62 through the Little Karoo, with stops for tea and lunch en-route. Later we check into Rooiberg Lodge, with time for a rest and to unpack before dinner.
Note on accommodation: If you are booked as a single traveller, you will have your own en-suite bedroom in a two bedroom chalet. You will share the open-plan living area with another person of the same gender. Should you wish to have exclusive use of such a chalet, it can be arranged on payment of a supplement. Please talk to us.
During your stay you may choose to join the group on easy day outings in the area, with activities ranging from spectacular mountain passes and wine tastings to sleepy villages and country cuisine. Nearby attractions include the Rooiberg Pass, olive farms, wineries, farm stalls and of course the Van Wyksdorp Mall! Of course, should you wish you can remain at the lodge instead of going on day outings, to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and lunch at the lodge restaurant.
There will be enough time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the nature reserve, do some bird watching or go on short strolls in the fresh air. Meals at the lodge are hearty home-cooked treats, with a special lunch on Christmas day.
On 27 December we will tour back towards Cape Town, through the vast wheat fields and mountain scenery of the Overberg. We stop for a last hearty lunch near Cape Town, and arrive back home by mid-afternoon.
View our comprehensive Karoo Christmas itinerary here
For more information about this tour please fill out the form on our Contact Page and one of our consultants will be in touch with you.