INSPIRATIONAL GARDEN ROUTE
PRICED FROM ZAR 19 700 PER PERSON SHARING
CAPE TOWN > HERMANUS > OUDTSHOORN > KNYSNA > TSITSIKAMMA > PORT ELIZABETH
• Land and Sea wildlife encounters
• Small group sizes for a more personal experience
• Exclusively selected boutique-class properties
(SAT) CAPE TOWN > HERMANUS
We depart Cape Town after breakfast. A stunning coastal drive brings us to the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden with its delicate coastal Fynbos. We also seek out the small breeding colony of African Penguins at Stoney Point. In the “Hemel en Aarde” region, one of South Africa’s newest wine routes, we indulge in a wine tasting at a boutique winery before arriving in Hermanus.
**Misty Waves Boutique Hotel or similar**
Distance travelled today: 200 kms
(SUN) HERMANUS > OUDTSHOORN (B)
This morning we explore the unique cliff paths of Hermanus and gasp at the outstanding views of Walker Bay. During the months of July – November, the possibility of whale sightings could add further enhancement to our explorations. We depart late morning stopping for a late lunch (for own account) in the pretty village of Barrydale on the scenic ‘Route 62’, then onward to Oudtshoorn.
**La Plume Boutique Guest House or similar**
Distance travelled today: 380 kms
(MON) OUDTSHOORN > KNYSNA (B)
Today we will have the opportunity to marvel at the impressive Cango Caves, filled with wonderful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Thereafter enjoy a guided tour at an ostrich farm, which will give us insight into why Oudtshoorn is known as the ‘feather capital of the world’. We travel via the panoramic Outeniqua Pass to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa.
**Knysna Hollow or similar**
Distance travelled today: 220 kms
(TUE) KNYSNA (BL)
This morning we cruise the vast Knysna Lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you will learn more about the fascinating history, fauna and flora of the area. Return for lunch. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure (unescorted) to further explore the charming village of Knysna.
**Knysna Hollow or similar**
Distance travelled today: 20 kms
(WED) KNYSNA > TSITSIKAMMA (B)
We depart Knysna after breakfast and travel to Plettenberg Bay for an ocean safari (weather permitting). During the summer months we may encounter bottlenose and common dolphins as well as seals in their natural environment. During the winter months we may see southern right and humpback whales. For those brave souls amongst us, this afternoon you have the opportunity to attempt the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge (for own account and weather permitting). We arrive late afternoon at the picturesque village of Storms River.
**Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar**
Distance travelled today: 130 kms
(THU) TSITSIKAMMA > PORT ELIZABETH (B)
This morning we immerse ourselves in the splendour and tranquillity of the Tsitsikamma National Park and head to the Storms River Mouth for unrivalled views of the Indian Ocean (weather permitting). We continue our journey to Port Elizabeth where the tour ends on arrival.
Distance travelled today: 190 kms