6 Day Garden Route, Safari & Winelands

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Relish the scenic splendour of South Africa’s Cape Winelands, Klein Karoo and southern coastline with this Garden Route tour.

RATE ON REQUEST

Valid: 1 July – 31 December 2020

Departures: Selected days (min 2 – max 25 guests )

Includes:

  • 5 Nights’ accommodation as per itinerary
  • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Porterage & Transport
  • Sightseeing as specified with an English-speaking guide

Itinerary

Day One – Departing Cape Town

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 school being open), before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the “ostrich feather capital” and centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

 

Day Two

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.

Day Three

After a leisurely breakfast you’ll 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.

Day Four

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 in the region of Albertinia.

Day Five

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 Five”, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, your journey 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.

Day Six

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. Your storytelling guide will take you on a tour through Franschhoek village, sharing with you the fascinating history of the French Huguenots and the Huguenot Memorial Museum. You 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.

Accommodation

La Plume Guest House, Oudtshoorn

A family-owned 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and vine farm outside the town of Oudtshoorn offering warm country hospitality and accommodations in refined style. Enjoy relaxing on the cool veranda with its sweeping view across the Olifant’s River Valley to the Swartberg Mountains. The spacious en suite rooms are tastefully furnished with gracious antiques and offer all modern conveniences.

Rex Hotel, Knysna

Renowned for its chic urban style and impeccable service. Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes – this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route. Whether you’re a foodie, a golfer, a wildlife enthusiast or an adventure-seeker, there are plenty of experiences in store for you!

The hotel features include an outdoor terrace area for al fresco refreshments, a hair salon, complimentary Wi-Fi and a welcoming atmosphere for children.

Garden Route Game Lodge

Set on a family-owned and operated, malaria-free private game reserve on the foothills of the majestic Langeberg mountain range along South Africa’s infamous Garden Route. Beautifully appointed lodge rooms and luxury thatched chalets, all equipped with the essential amenities expected of a luxury lodge. There are a number of superb dining options on offer—from a boma to on-site restaurant—ensuring a memorable dining experience. Guests can also enjoy wide range of activities, including open vehicle guided game drives, bird watching, reptile encounters as well as relaxing spa treatments at the spa.

Misty Waves, Hermanus

A boutique-styled hotel, ideally positioned, just metres away from the cliff paths of Walker Bay that offer some of the best land-based whale-watching in the world. There is a sparkling swimming pool in a tranquil setting that is ideal for relaxation.

Be inspired by our innovative ability to personalise this package to your requirements. We offer exceptional low season & long stay rates – contact us for further details.