Wildlife, Wine & Garden Route

Code: LRQSR
6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS
  • Albertinia-tours
  • Franschhoek-wines
  • oudtshoorn-capital-attractions
  • Garden-of-Eden-Knysna
  • Cape town

Since August 1992, Hermanus has had the worlds 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.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Capetown
DEPARTURE TIME Morning after breakfast
INCLUDED
5 Nights Accommodation
5 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
3 Dinners Transportation
Porterage Sightseeing as specified
EXTRAS INCLUSIONS 2018 ENGLISH DEPARTURE DATES: 4, 18 Jan 1, 8, 15, 22 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar 5, 19 Apr 3, 17 May 14 Jun 12 Jul 2, 16, 30 Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 Nov 6, 13 Dec 2018 GERMAN DEPARTURE DATES: 4 Jan 1 Feb 1 Mar 5 Apr 3 Mai 14 Jun 12 Jul 2 Aug 6 Sep 4 Okt 1 Nov 6 Dez

 

1

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

Accommodation   New Stanley Hotel *****

2

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

3

Day 3: (Sat) Knysna  (BL)

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. 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

4

Day 4: (Sun) Knysna > Albertinia  (BD)

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.
Garden Route Game Lodge (lodge room) or similar
Distance travelled today: 150 kms

5

Day 5: (Mon) Albertinia > Hermanus   (BD)

Our safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Our expert guide will endeavour to spoil us with sightings of the Big Five, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, our journey will take us 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.

Misty Waves Hotel (non sea-facing room) or similar

Distance travelled today: 370 kms

6

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

EXTRAS

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

A Cut Above Option - Accommodation

From ZAR 18 470 per person sharing

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 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 - Accommodation

From ZAR 20 040 per person sharing

Upgrade to a superior room at La Plume Guest House or similar on Day 1; a inter-leading studio apartment at The Rex or similar on Day 2 and 3; a suite 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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Price:$1,347.00