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Caledon Blue Crane Route

Caledon Blue Crane Route

The Blue Crane, South Africas national bird and posibly one of Africas stateliest birds. Its feathers were worn by heros of the amaXhosa tribe and bestowed upon them at a ceremony which took place after battles. These men were known as men of trouble, meaning if trouble arose, these were the men to run to. The face of the Blue Crane has been part of the South African ecomony, when it was minted on the 5 cent piece, and today its name has been used for an area in the Overberg area of South Africa, The Blue Crane Route Municipality. The sight of flocks of these birds settling across the fields of the Overberg is truly an awe inspiring scene. The Overberg area is an incredibly fertile wheat and barley farming area which you will drive through on the N2 highway from Cape Town. The fields are often graced by flocks of Blue Cranes which are best viewed from a distance as they are easily startled. So take your binoculars or camera with a telephoto lense and capture images of these majestic birds.

Caledon is only one of the towns on the Caedon Blue Crane Route, others include Hermanus, Stanford, Gansbaai, across the Agulhas Plain to Arniston and Bredasdorp via the Moravian village of Elim. The Blue Crane can be found throughout the route, but the route also includes charming roadside shops, picnic spots, small towns and landscapes to enjoy, whale watching in Hermanus and shark diving in Gansbaai. This is truly a route which should be taken slowly and every moment savoured. The Caledon Blue Crane Route, although spectacular all year round is best viewed in late winter and early spring, when the yellow canola flowers are in blossom and the Southern Right Whale watching is at its peak.

For more information on the Caledon Blue Crane Route please contact:
Tel: +27-28-2148922
Or email: rouxwil@intekom.co.za

Directions
From Cape Town, the route is an easy 90 minute drive over the stunning Sir Lowry's Pass on the N2 highway.

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 8
From R 350,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Wolfkraal Farmhouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Caledon

6.9km North West of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Wolfkraal self catering Farmhouse, surrounded by mountains in the heart of the Cape Overberg, Caledon offers you a peaceful farm experience. A place where friends and family can renew bonds and enjoy time in nature.

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Coch-y-Bondhu Cottages Hemel en Aarde Valley

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hermanus Area

19.7km South West of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Two self-catering, luxuriously furnished and fully equipped accommodation, Coch-y-Bondhu is situated in the very heart of the fabulous Hemel en Aarde Valley, close to Hermanus.

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Sleeps: 2
From R 1 400,00
Per unit, per night.

Nantucket

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hermanus

22.1km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Experience champagne air, sweeping panoramic ocean and mountain views, majestic meandering mountain walks and the best land based whale watching destination in the world. The Nantucket is nestled high against the slope of the Olifantsberg mountain...

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Sleeps: 4

Pacem

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hermanus

22.2km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

The cottage is on the slopes of the mountain very close to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve with its abundance of fynbos, the major vegetation type of the small botanical region known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. Fynbos, or "fine bush" refers to the fine nee

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Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms

von Abercron Residence

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hermanus

24.1km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Von Abercron Residence offers two self-catering apartments and is situated on a mountain slope directly above the Hermanus Golf Course and adjacent to Fernkloof Nature Reserve with magnificent and panoramic mountain and sea views...

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Fernkloof Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hermanus

24.6km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Comfort, beauty and warm hospitality await you at Fernkloof Lodge. Your hosts, Gail and Izak, welcome you into their elegant home nestled between the majestic Hermanus mountains and a World-class Golf Course.

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Bayview 303

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hermanus

25.2km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

This fully furnished luxury apartment can accommodate 6 people in the greatest comfort. The accommodation comprises a lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a guest toilet and a fully equipped kitchen with laundry room. Added features ...

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Sleeps: 12 in 4 units/rooms
From R 325,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Eastbury Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hermanus

25.6km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Tastefully and artistically decorated with attention to detail, the Garden Cottage is fully enclosed with its own private garden, outdoor living area and built-in barbeque. The main open plan bedroom has a king size/ or twin beds, a day bed in the...

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Sleeps: 13

Protea House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hermanus

25.7km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

This charming home is perfectly situated a short 3 min walk from town and 50m from the cliff path. Whether you're in search of a family holiday, reunion, small personal wedding, conference or a business team building location, Protea House is a firm favou

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Brown Jug

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hermanus

25.8km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

The Brown Jug, centrally situated in sought after Eastcliff, a quiet leafy suburb, is a mere two minute stroll to the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the famous whale watching from the cliff tops in all its beauty.

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