Under Oak Cottages
VARIOUS ROUTES TO UNDER OAK COTTAGES FROM CAPE TOWN
ROUTE 1: VIA BAINSKLOOF PASS (VERY SCENIC – DAYLIGHT ROUTE)
Take the N1 north and at Klupmuts/Stellenbosch off ramp, turn left onto the R44 to Wellington. When arriving in Wellington, proceed via Church street to Bainskloof Pass. This is a very scenic pass and the road leads straight where you want to go. Keep straight until you get a T-junction. Turn left on the R43. At the “Hoogwater”sign, turn left onto the gravel road. Continue for 200m and turn right at the T-junction. Keep on the main gravel road. Pass through 2 motor gates (white walls). When you pass a house on your right hand side, turn left at the fork. The first entrance on your right, will be “Viljoensdrif”. In front of the gate, turn right and follow the “Under Oak Cottages” sign. The gravel road will lead you to the “key collection” safety box.
ROUTE 2: VIA NUWEKLOOF PASS
Follow Route 1 as far as Wellington. Before you enter Wellington, keep left on the R44 marked “Ceres” until it change to the R46. Keep on the R46 through the Nuwekloof Pass towards Wolseley and Ceres. Turn right at the “Wolseley” sign. Proceed through Wolseley until you get a T-junction. Turn right on the R43. Just after driving over the bridge, there’s a sign “Hoogwater”. There you turn right on the gravel road. Then you proceed as above (ROUTE 1).
ROUTE 3: VIA HUGENOT’S TUNNEL/DU TOIT’S KLOOF PASS VIA SLANGHOEK
The Slanghoek route should not be taken after recent rains, as you could be caught by flooding.
Take the N1 north and continue through the Hugenot’s tunnel. On the far side of the Du Toits Kloof Pass, you will turn right at the first opportunity. The sign is marked “Rawsonville”. You will continue for 3 – 4 km (not measured – an estimate). Take the first turn off left at the “Slanghoek”sign. Continue on this road through the Slanghoek Valley, passed the Slanghoek Winery. It takes you over the Breede River to a T-junction. Turn left on the R43. Keep going on the gravel road. Pass through 2 motor gates (white walls). When you pass a house on the right, turn left at the fork. The first entrance on your right, will be “Viljoensdrif”. In front of the gate, turn right and follow the “Under Oak Cottages”sign. The gravel road will lead you to the “key collection”safety box.
Route 4: VIA HUGENOT’S TUNNEL/DU TOITS KLOOF PASS AND GOUDINI WEG
Follow the above instructions as far as the Slanghoek turn off. Do not turn left there, but continue another km or 2 and turn left at the “Goudinin Weg” sign. Stay on the road until you get to the T-junction. Turn right. After 5 km, turn left on the R43 and follow ROUTE 3.
GPS: S 33 28’21.82 E 19 10’58.13
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