4 days Fully Guided Flexible & Combinable Journey
Cape Town or Stellenbosch Oudtshoorn | Knysna | Port Elizabeth
We visit a prestigious ostrich farm there to watch these large birds strut their soft, glamorous stuff. Not far from there are the famous, fascinating Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. It’s like a strange otherworld inside, quite captivating, and you can choose to just step over the threshold, or venture further inside. Knysna is well known for many things, apart from its natural beauty, arts and crafts community, cosmopolitan waterfront…and its own oysters! We’ll spend some time here with our shopping bags before going on to The Featherbed Nature Reserve with its forests, marshes and pristine beaches, accessed by ferry. From there, the views across to the imposing sandstone Kynsna Heads and beyond are alone worth the ride. On our return to Cape Town, we slow down considerably at Hermanus and Swellendam, renowned for their land-based whale watching. Feathers, oysters, whales and art – sounds like something out of movie? Join us on the set.
A FULLY GUIDED JOURNEY
- Enjoy an ostrich farm experience.
- Discover the Cango Caves with its magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
- Journey via ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated at the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon.
Day 1: (Wed) Oudtshoorn
We depart by 07h30 from Cape Town and travel on to Stellenbosch for further collections. We then continue via the town of Montagu on the scenic ‘Route 62’ to the pretty village of Barrydale where we stop for tea (own account). Then it’s on to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ thanks to its huge ostrich industry. After a fascinating tour of an ostrich farm, we continue to our Oudtshoorn hotel for check in and overnight.
Accommodation: Queens Hotel or similar [ Bed and Breakfast ] Distance travelled today: 480 kms
Day 2: (Thu) Knysna
This morning we go underground to marvel at the icy formations in the Cango Caves, regarded, for good reason, as one of South Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders. We then drive via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the town of George, then onto Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route. Spend the rest of the day discovering the joys of the town’s many art galleries, craft shops and coffee bars.
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar [ Bed, Breakfast & Dinner ] Distance travelled today: 200 kms
Day 3: (Fri) Knysna
Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon then visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches surrounding it. After lunch spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying this lovely and special town.
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar [ Bed, Breakfast & Lunch ] Distance travelled today: 60 kms
Day 4: (Sat) Port Elizabeth ( Breakfast included )
This morning we explore part of the glorious indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest and enjoy spectacular coastal views from the Storms River mouth. We continue on to Port Elizabeth to arrive mid-afternoon. The tour ends at approximately 14h30 at the airport or at a central hotel. Distance travelled today: 315 kms
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Please Note Guests may start the tour from Stellenbosch. Guests wishing to return to Cape Town instead of continuing onto Port Elizabeth are able to book a return service from Knysna to Cape Town on day four.
PRE & POST TOUR PACKAGE available, please enquire