Garden Route, Safari & Winelands Wonder

Price from: R16,020 per person sharing

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Relish the scenic splendour of the Cape Winelands, Klein Karoo and Garden Route

HIGHLIGHTS - The stunning scenery and warm hospitality of the Klein Karoo, including a heart-warming community visit at a farm school - Picturesque and quaint holiday towns offering diverse attractions, great shopping and fine dining - The extraordinary natural beauty and fascinating flora and fauna of the delicate mountain, forest, lagoon and coastal eco-systems

DEPARTS Selected Thursdays

NOTES - Minimum 2 guests - School visit is subject to school being open - Guests do have a choice of accommodation options, which may be offered at the same hotel, or at different hotels in the same vicinity

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Itinerary

DAY 1: 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 you 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 (the school visit is subject to the school being open). You will then continue to Oudtshoorn, the 'ostrich feather capital' and centre of the world’s ostrich farming industry. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [D]

DAY 2: 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 guided 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 in Knysna. [BL]

DAY 3: Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, 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 under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna. [BL]

DAY 4: 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 5. Overnight in the region of Albertinia. [BD]

DAY 5: Your safari adventure continues with an early morning open-vehicle game drive. Your expert guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the 'Big 5', general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, your journey will take you 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. Dinner and overnight in Hermanus. [BD]

DAY 6: 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 storytelling guide will take us on a tour through Franschhoek village, sharing with us the fascinating history of the French Huguenots and the Huguenot Memorial Museum. We then enjoy a wine tasting, before heading back to Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, where the tour ends on arrival. [B]

Location

Depart

Cape Town

Return

Cape Town

Inclusions

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

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