Highlights include Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Private Game Reserve in search of the Big 5, Hermanus and Wine Tasting in the Cape Winelands!
We depart Cape Town early and head east through Du Toits Kloof Pass to Worcester. Your journey along the Garden route begins.
Arrive in Worcester and take the turn off to Robertson. Travel through farmlands and continue to Montagu. Arrive in Montagu for a comfort stop. Depart Montagu for Ladysmith via Barrydale.
Community visit to farm school in Barrydale area. Continue to Ladismith for lunch (optional & for own account). Depart Ladismith and travel towards Oudtshoorn. Arrive in Oudtshoorn - Capital of the Little Karoo and Ostrich capital of South Africa.
Arrive at your guest house for dinner and overnight stay. (D)
After breakfast, proceed to the Cango Caves for a tour. Afterwards proceed to an Ostrich Farm for a tour & light lunch. After lunch continue to George, travelling via the Outeniqua pass. Time/weather permitting stop at lookout point on top of Pass. Drive through the town of George and arrive at Kaaimans Bridge for a photo stop (weather & time permitting). Continue to Knysna. Afternoon at leisure in Knysna.
Overnight in Knysna. (BL)
After breakfast, we depart for the Knysna Waterfront. Board the ferry taking you to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting). Arrive at the reserve and enjoy a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head and, a brisk walk back through the Milkwood trees. (It’s advisable to have good walking shoes for this). Arrive back at the restaurant for lunch (included). After lunch cruise back to Knysna. There is time to see Knysna at leisure - perhaps take a walk around the town.
Depart the town centre and head towards your hotel/guesthouse for your overnight stay. (BL)
After a leisurely breakfast, depart for Mossel Bay. Visit the Diaz museum, Post Tree and enjoy refreshments (all optional and for own account) at Gannet. Depart Mossel Bay for Albertinia. Your chance to capture one of the Big 5 on safari. After check in and freshen up before joining an afternoon open vehicle game drive with a sundowner stop. Return to the lodge for dinner.
Overnight and dinner at lodge. (BD)
Join a morning open vehicle game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast. Guided tour of a reptile centre. Depart Mossel Bay for Swellendam. Arrive in Swellendam for a quick stop.
Proceed to Hermanus - popular as a week-end away and retirement town, it has grown into a popular seaside resort for local and international visitors and is even more popular during the whale season - July to October.
Arrive in Hermanus for dinner and overnight. (BD)
After breakfast depart Hermanus and travel to Franschhoek via Villiersdorp. Stop for lunch (for own account) & a wine tasting (included) in the Franschhoek area.
Afterwards continue your journey to Cape Town where tour ends on arrival in the late afternoon. (B)
From $1,667 per person sharing
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- 5 Breakfasts
- 2 Lunches
- 3 Dinners
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Meals not specified
- Items of a personal nature