Posted: 15 Dec 2016 N7 Cape to Namibia revitalised with new tourist routes

Zip-lining, mountain biking, cave explorations, bouldering, fresh seafood, hand-picked rooibos, wild-flowers, tracts of unspoilt coastline, and “veldskoene” made in a tiny town tucked into the vast Cederberg Mountains are just a few of the many things that are to be showcased to visitors with the launch of the new 7 Stops On the N7 Route and the West Coast Way Wild Route.

The 7 Stops On The N7 route has just been launched by the Kardoesie N7 Countrystop and is a self-drive route which includes the towns of Piketberg, Citrusdal, Clanwilliam, Wupperthal, Van Rhynsdorp, Nieuwoudtville and Garies.

The West Coast Way Wild Route has been developed by West Coast Way and is the latest exciting route to be added to the other West Coast Way offerings, which include the Culture Route, the Scenic Route, the Berg Route and the Foodie Route. The Wild Route, which is the ultimate “off the beaten track” experience, offers two passage options – the Sustainable Sea Food Track, which travels along the coast and includes Elands Bay, Lambert’s Bay and Doringbaai; and the People Rocking Nature Track, which covers the inland towns along the N7, starting at Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort and Citrusdal.

Carmen Lerm, founder of West Coast Way, explains that these two new routes, like the other West Coast Way routes already established, have been developed to encourage people to stop and linger in the area and enhance their life experiences by taking the road less travelled - rather than just sticking to the main highway and driving right past. It is about new and unexpected experiences, fresh perspectives, discovery and stories to take home.”

For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit www.westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.