13 Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari

13 Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari

Explore Cape Town and the Garden Route on a self-drive basis, ending your holiday with the highlight of a Malaria free safari in the Eastern Cape

Day 1:      Arrival in Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town, you will met met by our representative and assisted with the collection of your hire car. Self-drive to the Waterfront,  one of the hot spots in Cape Town, where you will be spending the following 3 Nights

Overnight:  The Commodore Hotel or The Victoria & Alfred Hotel – Bed & Breakfast 

Day 2 –  Day 3:   Explore Cape Town 

Spend the following two days exploring Cape Town on a self-drive basis.

A leading destination of the rich and famous, ‘the fairest Cape’, is known throughout the world for its scenic splendour and cosmopolitan sophistication. It is in Cape Town that the Rainbow Nation really covers the spectrum with cultural diversity.

Between beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, elegant Georgian townhouses, traditional dancers and minstrels performing in the city streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking, the taste of a wellmade wine, and the sound of the snoek horn advertising the wares of fish vendors, this city will fill your senses. The bells of St George’s Cathedral alternate with the plaintive tones of the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer. Visitors give a startled jump, and Capetonians calmly glance at their watches, when the noon gun booms above the city – a relic from the days of sail when sea captains had to check their chronometers.

Must-do highlights of the “Mother City ”

  • Take the Cable Car to the Summit of Table Mountain,  enjoying the never ending views over the City.
  • Take a day to experience the Cape Point Route, driving over the scenic Chapman’s Peak, spending time driving through the Cape of Good Hope reserve to Cape Point.
  • Visit the African Penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Explore the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens nestled in the shadow of Table Mountain
  • Soak up the sun on one of our pristine beaches

Overnight:  The Commodore Hotel or The Victoria & Alfred Hotel – Bed & Breakfast 

Day 4 -5:     Taste top quality Wines in the Cape Winelands

Check out of your Cape Town hotel and take a leisurely drive to the Cape Winelands, and the French Huguenot Town of Franschhoek, where you will be spending two nights

Whether it is its magnificent natural beauty, its rich cultural heritage or its world-renowned wines, the Winelands Region is synonymous with all the best that the Cape has to offer. A 45-minute drive from Cape Town brings you to this area where splendid mountains form a dramatic backdrop to lush vineyards and gabled Cape Dutch homesteads steeped in history. Come experience the hospitality and beauty of Stellenbosch, Paarl,  &  Franschhoek. The diversity of the Winelands will capture every heart.

Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors as you stroll along the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in the country. Our colourful history comes to life in the splendidly restored Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings in each town. Monuments such as the Huguenot Memorial and Afrikaans Language Monument and the many outstanding museums provide a fascinating glimpse into the past.

The excellent wines produced in this area are world-renowned You will be spoilt for choice between small, boutique wineries and the larger, more commercial wine estates. Taste the fruit of the vintner’s labour in the magnificent surrounds that are so characteristic of the Winelands, or join the winemaker on a tour of his cellar where the precious harvest is lovingly transformed into every wine lover’s delight.

Overnight: Franschhoek Country  House  – Bed  & Breakfast 

Day 6:    Explore the Garden Route & Oudtshoorn 

We now embark on the next part of your adventure  – the Garden Route.

To many who have visited it, the Garden Route has a mysterious allure. A most unusual part of Africa, it is also the sunny corner of the Cape where evergreen forests, verdant fields, tranquil inland lakes, sparkling bays and pristine beaches languish in a sultry Mediterranean climate. Stretching along the southern Cape coast from Heidelberg in the west to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River in the east, the region’s entrance to the interior is barred by towering mountains breached by breathtaking passes and gorges.

The silence evoked by its ever-changing landscape carries on its still, fragrant, sea-scented air a sense of the spiritual.  With so much of the Garden Route’s beauty unspoilt, visitors may feel they have been set free to play in God’s backyard

Self-drive inland the the Ostrich Capital of South Africa, Oudtshoorn,

Oudtshoorn  is the tourist capital of the Little Karoo and ostrich capital of South Africa with thousands of the beady-eyed birds all over the place. Big bodies but small brains, these long legged monsters eat pebbles to aid digestion and are particularly attracted to the odd earring or glinting necklace from unsuspecting tourists. At the turn of the century ostrich feathers were in such demand that the fashion conscious paid a premium and feathered the nests of the barons who built magnificent mansions known as ‘Feather Palaces’. This fine architecture can still be seen around the sedate and pleasant town.

There are some spectacular mountain passes with the Swartberg Pass the most sensational in South Africa. The wonderful twisted sedimentary layers of rock sport colours that look as if a painter were splashing about with his palate. The 24 km road has some awesome sheer drops and hair pin bends leading down to great echoing canyons.

Highlights of Oudtshoorn: 

  • Cango Caves – Almost 30 kilometres outside of Outshoorn in the Klein Karoo, and certainly one of the main reasons for placing this little town on your itinerary, other than the prospect of riding an ostrich, lie the Cango Caves, some of the biggest stalagmite formations in the world set in Precambrian (a time about 4500 million years ago) limestone
  • Visit an Ostrich Farm  – To ride an Ostrich, visit one of the Ostrich Show Farms in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Here you can observe large flocks of Ostriches at different stages of development. There are petting areas where you can cuddle the chicks or feed an ostrich by hand, watch how feather dusters and boas are made
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch  -Experience the thrill of being almost tooth-to-tooth with a Nile crocodile or wrap yourself with a python at the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients in the heart of the Little Karoo!

Overnight: Hlangana Lodge or similar :  Bed  & Breakfast 

Day 7 -8:   Knysna  – the Heart of the Garden Route 

Enjoy last minute activities in Oudtshoorn, and head towards the coast, and the holiday town of Knysna, where you will be spending two nights

Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coast’s best known holiday destinations, situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon – it offers many activities and attractions of a wide variety. The most well known attraction being the heads – two great sandstone cliffs guarding the mouth of the lagoon which connects the estuary with the sea. A lookout has been erected on the Eastern Head, commanding spectacular views of the lagoon, Leisure Isle and Knysna. The Western Head is a privately owned nature Reserve – Featherbed Bay. The Knysna Lagoon is one of the few places along the coast and in the world that supports a oyster hatchery. And the Knysna oysters are reputedly among the tastiest in the world.

Day 9:     Plettenberg Bay 

Depart Knysna and spend one night in Plettenberg Bay – the jewel of The Garden Route and is tranquil and charming, hospitable and rather special. Originally christened “Bahia  Formosa” (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay offers the visitor miles of sweeping, un spoilt golden beaches, a dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea. With its exceptional climate and beautiful view sites over the Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Bay is perfect for tourists interested in exploring, watching or just lazing

Highlights in Plettenberg Bay & Surrounds

  • Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre at Plettenberg Bay offers a truly unique Wildcat Experience. Guests are taken on a guided tour to meet captive-bred furry felines, living in a semi-natural environment. Learn about their struggle for survival in the wild during our guided tours. Your support funds our Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Program
  • Birds of Eden & Monkeyland  – Birds of Eden’s unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. Currently it is home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. Visitors to Monkeyland are taken on monkey safaris in our indigenous forest by experienced game rangers. On these safaris you can expect to see many species of primates ranging from the Gibbons of Asia and Howlers from South America to the Lemurs of Madagascar. All our primates live in a natural environment.
  • Robberg Nature Reserve  –  Just outside Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is a beautiful, remote rocky peninsula touted as the most popular walking destination in and around Plettenberg Bay. Robberg Nature Reserve is a charged booster of outdoor living – incredible scenery, views over shoreline and sea, a thriving Cape fur seal colony, a huge diversity of bird life, and uniquely beautiful fynbos
  • Knysna Elephant Park  – Visitors can learn more about elephant’s habits, behaviour, different personalities and anatomy through up close and personal interaction. You also have the opportunity to touch, feed and walk trunk-in-hand with these magnificent animals.

Overnight:  Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest House  – Bed & Breakfast 

Day 10 – 12:     Malaria Free Safari 

Today  you will embark on the last stage of your adventure, your safari !

Self-drive towards Port Elizabeth, taking time to stop at Tsitsikamma National Park. Tsitsikamma is a Khoisan word meaning, “place of much water”. The Park incorporates 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys covered in mountain Fynbos and temperate high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea. The Tsitsikamma’s spectacular scenery includes the Indian Ocean breakers, pounding rocky shores beneath 180 m high cliffs, ever-green forests and fynbos (proteas and heath) rolling down to the sea in a lush carpet where ancient rivers have carved their path to the ocean through rocky ravines

Approximately one hours drive from Port Elizabeth, you will arrive at Kariega Private Game Reserve, where you will be spending the following three nights on Safari

Kariega Game Reserve is a malaria-free Big 5 private game reserve situated near Port Elizabeth, thus forming a natural extension to Cape Town and the Garden Route.

Family owned and managed, it would be accurate to say that the gradual growth and development of the now expansive 10,000 hectare reserve is one of the most accomplished conservation projects in the Eastern Cape.

Kariega’s landscape spans across five different eco systems, resulting in extremely high game carrying capacities which results in Kariega’s game viewing and birding experience being unsurpassed in the Eastern Cape.

Activities on Safari 

Game Drives

The Kariega Game Reserve safari experience is centered around twice daily game drives. Guests will be delighted with close up viewing of a diversity of Big 5 including lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, a host of antelope species, and much more including a myriad of exquisite birdlife. Skilled and knowledgeable guides will spend time unraveling some of the secrets of the African bush and will see to any specific requests and ensure that all your questions are answered.

River Cruises

Enjoy an early morning boat cruise on the Kariega river viewing exquisite scenery and enchanting birdlife including the crowned, martial and African fish eagles.

Guided Walks

At Kariega Game Reserve there are a number of walking trails that guests can enjoy with their guide. Guided safari walks allow guests to experience the feel of the African bush and enjoy watching wildlife and birds on foot.

Kids on Safari Activities

Main Lodge is family-friendly and offers a children’s play area as well as midday activities between 11am and 2pm. These are arranged with the guides. Children of all ages are encouraged to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with their parents (as well as the river cruise). For children 5 years and under it is the guide’s discretion as to whether they can be taken to sightings of the more dangerous Big 5 wildlife for safety reasons. A babysitting service is available at applicable rates.

Overnight:  Kariega Game Reserve  [ various lodge options ] – Fully inclusive of all meals & included game activities  ** Note  – depending on the lodge chosen,  selected drinks may be included

Day 13:     Your adventure comes to an end 

Relish in your last early morning game drive followed by a hearty breakfast.

Self drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where you will drop off your hire car.  Depart on a domestic flight back to either Cape Town to Johannesburg

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Contact us for more information.

Our itineraries are “recommended itineraries” and may be booked as suggested. However, they also serve to inform you, as a possible first time traveller to Africa, an idea of what can be done. If you find that the recommended itineraries do not suit you entirely, we will tailor make a program to best meet your individual requirements.

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit your individual requirements

Costs will depend on your preferred standard of accommodation, season and year of travel

 

There are no set departure dates  / dates can be tailor made according to your requirements 

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Departs Tuesdays. Enquire about other departures for 4 or more people.

Not recommended for children under 4 years. Maximum 2 children 4 to 12 Years pay 75% if sharing with 2 adults

Day 1  Tuesday  Cape Town – Oudtshoorn

Depart Cape Town at about 08h15 and head north over the spectacular Du Toit’s Kloof Mountain pass en route to Worcester. From Worcester we continue along the R62 (Route 62 is the longest wine route in the world) through Montagu. We stop for a wine tasting and delicious lunch. In the afternoon we travel through the Little Karoo. Changing scenery from lush farmland to semi-desert areas make this a day full of surprises.

A warm welcome awaits us from the staff of the 3* Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate Hotel (or similar), where we arrive in the late afternoon for our overnight stop. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. Ostriches are found in great numbers and the region produces the best feathers, leather products and ostrich meat worldwide. But the world’s biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in this area of interesting contrasts. This small town is the commercial hub of the greater Klein Karoo region ( encompassing Prince Albert, De Rust and Calitzdorp )  and is situated in a beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains

Overnight:  Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate or similar

Day 2  Wednesday  Oudtshoorn  – Knysna

Awake the next day to the freshness of the Karoo air. After a good breakfast we visit the world famous Cango Caves where we take a fascinating guided tour lasting over an hour. From the caves we travel to the Cango Wildlife Ranch (Crocodile and Cheetah farm) to learn more about frightening reptiles and other beautiful animals. Hear the awesome stories from the guide as we tour the farm with a chance to view cheetah, tiger, lion, puma, and jaguar. A short drive to the other end of Oudtshoorn brings us to Ostrich country and lunch at an ostrich farm. Today’s lunch – yes, you guessed it, includes optional ostrich delicacies. We’ll listen to the restaurant staff as they serenade us during lunch. After all this, the tour of the farm begins. We head down to the fields, where you will have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about ostriches. You’ll also learn more about the breeding habits and of the bygone days, when Oudtshoorn was in the midsts of the 1920’s ostrich feather boom.

The late afternoon takes us over the Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. Here for the first time one can understand why this area is known as the Garden Route. As you drive over the summit of the pass, lush green vegetation awaits you. We’ll take a drive to the spectacular Knysna Heads where the ocean surges through the two sea cliffs to enter the magnificent lagoon. Get your camera ready! Our hotel tonight is the 4* Blackwaters River Lodge (or similar). Situated high on the hills above Knysna, you’ll enjoy dramatic, sweeping views of the Knysna Valley and Knysna Estuary to the Knysna Heads.

Overnight:  4* Blackwaters River Lodge or similar

Day 3  Thursday   Knysna  – Mossel Bay

The morning gives us some time to enjoy the quaint village of Knysna and we have a bit of free time in the Knysna Waterfront to take photos and shop for souvenirs, or to sit and absorb the beauty of the magnificent lagoon and the unique surroundings. At 10h00 we depart for Featherbed Private Nature Reserve on a guided boat trip (subject to weather conditions and boat sailing). You’ll be thrilled by the spectacular views of the Knysna Heads from the placid waters of the Knysna Lagoon. The sandstone cliffs rise out of the water revealing sea caves along the forested banks of the lagoon. You’ll find out all about the magnificent flora and fauna from your specialist guide before enjoying a delicious buffet lunch at the outdoor restaurant under a canopy of Milkwood trees.

In the late afternoon we will make our way to Mossel Bay where we visit to the Post Office Tree and Diaz museum where early pioneers left mail for the homebound ships to Europe. We spend a leisurely afternoon at the swimming pool or stroll along the beach before enjoying dinner

Overnight: 4* Protea Hotel by Marriott Mossel Bay or simlar

Day 4:  Friday    Mossel Bay  – Cape Town

The next morning, we visit Botlierskop Private Game reserve where we have breakfast before departing on a game drive. Experience close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lion, Buffalo, and Giraffe, rare Black Impala and many other species on an exhilarating three-hour guided game viewing drive in an open vehicle on the 3000-hectare reserve. From the reserve we travel via rolling hills to historic Swellendam. The town was founded by the Dutch East India Company in 1745 to exercise control over independent frontiersmen who migrated over the Hottentots Holland Mountains at the beginning of the 18th century. The district and town were named after the reigning Governor of the Cape, Hendrik Swellengrebel, and his wife, Helena Ten Damme.

In time, a village was established and Swellendam became the last outpost of civilization on the eastern frontier. Our lunch today is at a restaurant in Swellendam (La Belle Alliance). We stop at one of the local Farm stalls before continuing the scenic route back to Cape Town.

Bottlierskop

Other Options:

  • Enquire about ending your tour in Port You will be picked up after breakfast at your hotel and you will miss the game drive at Botlierskop and lunch and travel by intercity coach liner.
  • Enquire about ending your tour at Cape Town International Airport +/- 18:30 on
  • For groups of four or more, enquire about alternative departure days (subject to availability).

 

Valid 01 November 2020 – 31 October 2021 

Cost per adult sharing :  ZAR 13,700

Cost per single : ZAR 15,100

Not recommended for children under 4 years. Maximum 2 children 4 to 12 Years pay 75% if sharing with 2 adults

Prepayment is required for the 4-day Garden Route Tour

Transport, accommodation, meals and excursions/sight-seeing included

MINIMUM OF 4 TRAVELLERS REQUIRED TO GUARANTEE DEPARTURE

BAGGAGE ALLOWED: One suitcase and one shoulder bag.

 The Garden Route Tour departs from Cape Town.

Tuesdays +/- 08h15 to Fridays +/- 18h30

Departs Tuesdays. Enquire about other departures for 4 or more people.

Not recommended for children under 4 years. Maximum 2 children 4 to 12 Years pay 75% if sharing with 2 adults

MINIMUM OF 4 TRAVELLERS REQUIRED TO GUARANTEE DEPARTURE

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Routing :  Cape Town  – Port Elizabeth

Minimum 2 guests / Maximum 18 guests

Selected departure dates

Day 1 – Monday                Cape Town – Mossel Bay

This morning you will meet your local tour guide and depart for the scenic Garden Route. Travel along Sir Lowry’s Pass, with its magnificent views from the top, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Our journey continues to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area has largely been untouched and unexplored with its rugged coast line being the graveyard for many a ship. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is considered the icon that signifies the tip of Africa. After this thrilling experience, we continue via historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, to Mossel Bay, from where the Garden Route extends to the Storms River in the east. Overnight in Mossel Bay. 

Overnight: Diaz Hotel & Resort or similar  – Bed & Breakfast

Distance travelled today: 507 kms           

Day 2 – Tuesday               Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn

After breakfast we continue our journey to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages.

Overnight: La Plume Guest House or similar – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Distance travelled today: 155 kms

Day 3 – Wednesday             Oudtshoorn – Knysna

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. 

.Overnight: Rex Hotel or similar – Bed, Breakfast & Lunch

Distance travelled today: 134 kms

Day 4 – Thursday                   Knysna

Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). Afterwards you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure

Overnight: Rex Hotel or similar – Bed & Breakfast 

Distance travelled today: 110 kms

Day 5 – Friday                   Knysna – Tsitsikamma

Travel to Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of the Garden Route, before visiting Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. The sanctuary was developed to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds. Our journey continues to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world, currently offering the highest commercially operated Bungy Jump in the world. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys covered in mountain Fynbos and temperate high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea.

Overnight in the Tsitsikamma area

Overnight :Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar – Bed & Breakfast 

Distance travelled today: 100 kms

 Day 6 – Saturday            Tsitsikamma – Port Elizabeth

Head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city” with a wonderful climate. Enjoy a city orientation tour of Port Elizabeth, where the tour ends on arrival.

Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport. [Breakfast]

Distance travelled today: 185 kms

 

RATES valid 01/01/2021-30/04/2021 

R 17 150.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation

R 18 870.00 per single person

RATES valid 01/05/2021-30/09/2021

R 16 830.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation

R 18 760.00 per single person

RATES valid 01/10/2021-31/12/2021

R 17 410.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation

R 19 280.00 per single person

INCLUDES

5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified

DEPARTURE DATES

 

Jan21

Feb21

Mar21

Apr21

May21

Jun21

German

     8

     8

   5

English

11;25

8;15;22

1;8;15;22;29

5;12;26

10;24

14

 

Jul21

Aug21

Sep21

Oct21

Nov21

Dec21

German

    5

   2

   4

    8

  6

English

5;19

2;16;30

13,20,27

4,11,18,25

1,8,15,22,29

6,13

LANGUAGE

All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates.

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ROUTING

CAPE TOWN – KNYSNA – CAPE TOWN

Minimum 2 guests / Maximum 18 guests

Selected departure dates on a Thursday

LANGUAGE

All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates.

 Day 1 – Thursday   Cape Town – Oudtshoorn

Depart Cape Town and travel through the ‘Little Karoo’ and Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. En route, stop off in the town of Barrydale, where we will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the “ostrich feather capital” and centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. (The school visit is subject to the school being open)

Overnight: La Plume Guest House  or similar  – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Distance travelled today: 418 kms

Day 2 – Friday        Oudtshoorn – Knysna

After breakfast take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Return to Oudtshoorn for a tour and light lunch at an Ostrich Farm. Our journey continues over the scenic Outeniqua Pass to George, the administrative hub of the Garden Route area and then onto Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.

Overnight: Rex Hotel or similar – Bed, Breakfast & Lunch 

Distance travelled today: 204 kms

Day 3 – Saturday         Knysna

Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Overnight: Rex Hotel or similar – Bed, Breakfast & Lunch 

Distance travelled today: 15 kms

Day 4 – Sunday             Knysna – Albertinia

After a leisurely breakfast, travel via George and Mossel Bay to Albertinia, a town set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive, at a malaria free private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the Big Five.

Overnight : Garden Route Game Lodge or similar – Bed, Breakfast & Dinner

Distance travelled today: 150 kms

 Day 5 – Monday           Albertinia – Hermanus

Our safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Our expert guide will endeavour to spoil us with sightings of the “Big Five”, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, our journey will take us to the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam. This charming town was founded in 1745 and is famous for its youngberries, eclectic architecture and National Parks, as well as outdoor activities. Our journey further continues to the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, offering the best land-based whale watching (Aug-Nov) in the world.

Overnight: Misty Waves or similar – Bed, Breakfast & dinner 

Distance travelled today: 370 kms

Day 6 – Tuesday         Hermanus – Cape Town

After a leisurely breakfast depart Hermanus and travel to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Our story telling guide will take us on a tour through Franschhoek village, sharing with us the fascinating history of the French Huguenots. Then finally onto Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain where the tour ends on arrival. [Breakfast]

Distance travelled today: 180 kms

 

NOTE  – Option to extend and stay in Cape Town for a few nights to enjoy this beautiful city 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rates valid 01/01/20-30/04/20 & 01/08/20-31/12/20

R 18 500.00 per person

R 21 910.00 per single person

 Rates valid 01/05/20-31/07/20

R 18 280.00 per person

R 21 600.00 per single person

INCLUDES

5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

Jan21

Feb21

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May21

Jun21

Jul21

Aug21

Sep21

Oct21

Nov21

Dec21

German

7

4

4

1

13

10

8

12

2

7

4

2

English

7;21;28

4;11;18;25

4;11;18;25

1;15;29

13

10

8;29

12;26

2;9;16;23;30

7;14;21;28

4;11;18;25

2;9

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