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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: 7
From R 2 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Lagoon View

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Stanford

19.0km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Lagoon View offers self catering accommodation in Hermanus in the Wetsern Cape's Overberg and Whale Coast region. Looking for a quiet self catering getaway with fantastic views. This large stylish home (sleeps 7) overlooks the Hermanus Lagoon and is ideal

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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

Coch-y-Bondhu offers self catering accommodation in the heart of the fabulous 'Hemel en Aarde" (Heaven and Earth) near Hermanus in the Overberg and Whale Coast region. Hermanus - the 'whale capital" of Africa. Coch-y-Bondhu, named after a trout fly, is an

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Stanford River Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stanford

19.7km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Stanford River Lodge provides riverside bed and breakfast accommodation in Stanford, near Hermanus in the Overberg and Whale Coast region in the Western Cape. Situated right on the exquisite natural beauty of the Klein River; 21 hectares, north facing wit

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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

Nantucket offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Voelklip near Hermanus in the Overberg / Whale Coast region, Western Cape. Experience champagne air, sweeping panoramic ocean and mountain views, majestic meandering mountain walks and the best land base

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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

Pacem offers visitors self catering accommodation in Hermanus on the Overberg / Whale Coast, Western Cape. Located in the Hermanus suburb of Voelklip it has a magnificent view on the mountain as well as sea views. Pacem is situated in a quiet area of this

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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 both self catering accommodation and bed and breakfast accommodation in Hermanus on the Overberg / Whale Coast. We offer two beautifully decorated and comfortable apartments each with a fully equipped kitchen (also available

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Bayview 303

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hermanus

25.2km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Bayview 303 offers luxury self catering apartment accommodation in Hermanus Central in the Overberg / Whale Coast region, Western Cape. Our seafront apartment is centrally situated between the swimming beaches and the Hermanus town centre. This is a spaci

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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

Eastbury Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Hermanus, on the Overberg / Whale Coast, Western Cape. Eastbury Cottage is situated in the quiet, leafy suburb of Hermanus called Eastcliff where one awakens in the morning to the singing of birds or

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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

Protea House offers self catering accommodation in Hermanus in the Overberg / Whale Coast region, Western Cape. This charming, beautifully appointed self catering home is perfectly situated a short 3 min walk from town and 50m from the cliff path which me

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Brown Jug

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hermanus

25.8km South of center of Caledon Blue Crane Route

Brown Jug provides visitors to Hermanus with self catering accommodation. 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

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