|3 Nights’ Accommodation
||1 Dinner Transportation
|Porterage Sightseeing as specified
||Franschhoek Winelands Option Maximise your experience of the Cape Winelands, with an optional overnight stay (at a supplementary cost) in the picturesque village of Franschhoek. See itinerary for details.
2018 ENGLISH DEPARTURE DATES 14, 21, 28 Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 May 3, 10, 17, 24 Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 Dec 2018 GERMAN DEPARTURE DATES 14 Jan 11 Feb 11 Mar 8 Apr 13 Mai 10 Jun 8 Jul 12 Aug 9 Sep 14 Okt 11 Nov 9 Dez
Day 1: (Sun) Port Elizabeth > Knysna (D)
We depart Port Elizabeth and head westwards to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). We'll arrive at our hotel in 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: 360 kms
Day 2: (Mon) Knysna (BL)
After a leisurely breakfast, you will enjoy a lagoon cruise. The Featherbed Nature Reserve was extensively damaged during the recent fire disaster in Knysna. As such, the Featherbed Eco Tour will be amended to a lagoon cruise on board the John Benn accompanied by lunch. This will be a temporary arrangement until the Featherbed Nature Reserve has been repaired and re-opened to the public.. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.
Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar
Distance travelled today: 15 kms
Day 3: (Tue) Knysna > Oudtshoorn (BL)
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'ostrich capital' and the centre of the world's Ostrich farming industry. We'll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking 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. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Hlangana Lodge (standard room) or similar
Distance travelled today: 210 kms
Day 4: (Wed) Oudtshoorn > Franschhoek > Cape Town (B)
There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the 'Little Karoo' to 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, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue 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. From here you will be transferred to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, where the tour ends on arrival.
Distance travelled today: 468 kms
FRANSCHHOEK ITINERARY OPTION (Wed) Oudtshoorn > Franschhoek (B)
Same itinerary as Day 4 (above) but you will overnight in Franschhoek.
Protea Hotel Franschhoek or similar
Day 5: FRANSCHHOEK ITINERARY OPTION (Thu) Franschhoek > Cape Town (B)
After a leisurely breakfast, your story telling guide will take you through Franschhoek village, sharing with you the fascinating history of the French Huguenots and the Huguenot Memorial Museum. Enjoy a wine tasting before continuing to Cape Town, where the tour ends on arrival
A Cut Above Option - Accommodation
From ZAR 11 310 per person sharing
Upgrade to a studio luxury apartment at The Rex or similar on Days 1 and 2.
Premium Option - Accommodation
From ZAR 11 450 per person sharing
Upgrade to a studio luxury apartment at The Rex or similar on Days 1 and 2; and a superior room at Hlangana Lodge or similar on Day 3.
Maximise your experience at picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality and fine wines.
FRANSCHHOEK WINELANDS OPTION
An optional overnight stay (at a supplementary cost) in the picturesque village of Franschhoek on Day 4. See Itinerary details for Franschhoek Winelands option.
From ZAR 2 950 per person sharing
Rates are valid 01 Jan 18 31 Dec 18 as a supplement to Comfortable / A Cut Above / Premium Options.
Accommodation based on Protea Hotel Franschhoek or similar (subject to availability at the time of booking).