WILDLIFE, WINE & GARDEN ROUTE

PRICED FROM ZAR 17 150 PER PERSON SHARING

6 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY

CAPE TOWN > OUDTSHOORN > KNYSNA > ALBERTINIA > HERMANUS > CAPE TOWN

6
Days
Since August 1992, Hermanus has had the world’s only Whale Crier, who sounds his kelp horn to announce where whales have been sighted. Hermanus hosts an annual whale festival at the end of September, to celebrate the returning of the southern right whales during the calving and mating season.  

DAY

1

(THU) CAPE TOWN > OUDTSHOORN (D)

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 we 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, before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the ‘ostrich feather capital’ and centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
**La Plume Guest House (luxury room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 418 kms

DAY

2

(FRI) OUDTSHOORN > KNYSNA (BL)

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 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.
**Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 204 kms

DAY

3

(THU) KNYSNA (BL)

Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we 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.
**Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 15 kms

DAY

4

(SUN) KNYSNA > ALBERTINIA (BD)

Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we 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.
**Garden Route Game Lodge (lodge room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 150 kms

DAY

5

(MON) ALBERTINIA > HERMANUS (BD)

Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we 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.
**Misty Waves Hotel (non sea-facing room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 370 kms

DAY

6

(TUE) HERMANUS > CAPE TOWN (B)

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 story telling 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. Then finally onto Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain where the tour ends on arrival.
Distance travelled today: 180 kms

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

5 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 3 Dinners
Accommodation | Transportation
Open Vehicle Safari | Porterage
Sightseeing as specified

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
All departures are in English on dates below.
3, 17, 31 Jan       
7, 14, 21, 28 Feb               
7, 14, 21, 28 Mar              
4, 18 Apr
2, 16 May
13 Jun
11 Jul    
1, 15, 29 Aug
5, 12, 19, 26 Sep               
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Oct         
7, 14, 21, 28 Nov              
5, 12 Dec
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
We offer 3 different accommodation options at certain hotels on the tour:

•        The Comfortable Option offers ‘standard room’ types
•        The Cut Above Option offers accommodation in a slightly higher room category than ‘standard rooms’ 
•        The Premium Option offers accommodation in ‘superior room’ types 
 
Where guests have a choice of accommodation options, the guests will all travel together in one luxury vehicle with a professional guide.  Please ensure you confirm your preference for the accommodation options when booking your Guided Journey.

‘A Cut Above’ Option – From ZAR 19 220 pps & ZAR 23 040 per single person
•     Upgrade to a honeymoon suite at La Plume Guest House or similar on Day 1; a studio luxury apartment at The Rex or similar on Day 2 and 3; a chalet room at Garden Route Game Lodge or similar on Day 4; and a partial sea-facing room at Misty Waves Hotel or similar on Day 5.
‘Premium’ Option – From ZAR 19 970 pps & ZAR 24 512 per single person
•     Upgrade to a superior room at La Plume Guest House or similar on Day 1; a studio luxury apartment at The Rex or similar on Day 2 and 3; a suite room at Garden Route Game Lodge or similar on Day 4; and a sea-facing room at Misty Waves Hotel or similar on Day 5.
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