ASIS Travel Adventures 2007-08 travel blog

Looking back on Table Mountain and the water front of Cape Twon

Landscape on route seemed dry at times

More landscape views. You can really tell where the irrigation is

Not much to report for our first day on tour. We met at the Nomad office in Cape Town. Once we packed our bags on the truck we headed out on the overland tour. Our group was nice and small; only 13 of us. First stop took us to Long Beach in Bleauberg another area north of Cape Town on the west coast. It gave us wonderful views looking back at Table Mountain and the waterfront area. From here we headed to the Cederberg Mountain region. The road was paved so all of us on board were very surprised at how rough the ride in the truck felt. Some species of the ceder trees here are believed to be about 1000 years old. The highest peak in the range is 2028m. Early explorers from Europe in 1660 came across a great herd of elephants in the Oliphant’s River Valley. There is now a dam here, which irrigates 12140 hectares of farmland. Scenery was very nice!

Three to four hours of travel brought us to Citrus Creek Caravan Park where we were assigned to our units. Three couple shared each unit. This was very basic accommodation with shared toilet facilities so we hope that it will only get better from here. We only drove about 200km today.

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