Arrive at Cape Town International Airport. We depart on a City Orientation tour that will pass the colorful and historic houses of the Bo-kaap (Malay Quarter), Adderley Street with statues of Jan van Riebeeck and Bartholomeu Diaz, the Castle of Good Hope and the Dutch Reformed Church. No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain, the city’s most celebrated landmark. Table Mountain gets her name due to the flat top of the mountain, which viewed from the city, is surrounded by Devil’s Peak on the left, Lion’s Head on the right and Signal Hill in the foreground. Arrive st the hotel where we will check in and overnight. Welcome dinner with your guide as host. Overnight 4* Hotel, LB&B
Depart the Hotel on one of South Africa’s most scenic routes to Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa. Drive through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay. Continue towards Hout Bay, a small fishing village. From Hout Bay, continue via the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive (providing the road is open) passing through the seaside residential suburb of Scarborough en-route to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The reserve occupies 7 750 ha of indigenous flora and fauna. Cape Point with its dramatic sea cliffs – among the highest in South Africa – is the main attraction in the reserve. A funicular railway takes you to the top of the point, from where you can enjoy the breathtaking views. Enjoy a light lunch en-route. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, before travelling through the naval base of Simon’s town to Fish Hoek. From here, continue to the colorful fishing harbor of Kalk Bay, before joining Boyes Drive, which affords one magnificent views of Muizenberg & False Bay. Make your way back to the quayside, passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial, Mostert’s Mill and the famous Groote Schuur Hospital en-route. Evening at leisure. Overnight 4* Hotel, LB&B.
After breakfast we check out and depart to Breede River Lodge where we will overnight. We travel through Gansbay, Hermanus and Kleinmond. Continue to Heidelberg where we will enjoy lunch at the Delish Restaurant. Before heading to Breederiver Lodge in Witsand, we will stop at an Antique shop for some souvenirs. Once checked in we will explore the beach for sundowners. (Optional activities are available such as boat rides, fishing, kite surfing and more). Overnight Breede River Lodge, LDB&B.
After breakfast explore Riversdale and visit a local wine cellar for a tour & tasting. For something stronger, we will visit an independent distillery to enjoy a tasting of a range of diverse spirits. Surrounded by vineyards, old buildings, Milkwood trees, beautiful mountains & lush fynbos, this is a unique place to visit. Our next stop is at the Aloe Ferox Factory where you can purchase aloe ferox products for health & beauty. We travel onward to a 4* Game Reserve. Check in & enjoy a Sunset Game Drive & traditional dinner. Overnight Garden Route Game Lodge, LDB&B.
After breakfast we head to Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital of the World. We will stop en-route in the picturesque Robertson Pass at Eight Bells Mountain Inn for High Tea. Our first visit is to the Cango Caves, one of the natural wonders of the world. After a tour of this wonderland, we head to the Ostrich show farm where Commercial ostrich farming started during the late 1880’s in South Africa. This was also the start of the ostrich industry worldwide. The tour starts in the breeding camp, where the first stage of the ostrich life cycle is explained. We will see large flocks of ostriches at different stages of development in the surrounding fields from breeding to rearing. During the breeding season visitors may be fortunate enough to see ostrich eggs hatching in the incubator rooms. Every tour ends with an “Ostrich Derby” where local jockeys display their riding skills. We now travel to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge to enjoy a sumptuous lunch before feeding our elephants. You will experience them (Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo) up close and personal and will find that they may be huge, but are gentle as can be. We now depart to Knysna, travelling through the Outeniqua Pass to enjoy sundowners at the view point. We check in and overnight at the Hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight Knysna Hollow, LB&B.
After breakfast we board a ferry to the world-famous Heads – the grand sandstone cliffs towering above the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon. This paradise has hectares of evergreen forests, an unspoilt coastline and the Outeniqua Mountains in the background. This experience includes a return ferry trip, nature drive and guided walk, ending with a sumptuous buffet lunch at the Forest Restaurant. After lunch we once again board the ferry and return to the mainland for leisure time to explore the quaint town with its many arts and craft shops. We will be visiting the view sites at Belvidere Estate and the Holy Trinity Church before returning to our Hotel. Enjoy dinner in Town at one of the many pleasant restaurants to choose from. Overnight Knysna Hollow, LB&B.
After breakfast we check out and depart to George Airport. En-route we will stop at Milkwood Village to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the craft markets, or at the Timberlake Organic Village for some locally produced cooking & crafts. We travel through George for a short orientation tour before departing to George Airport where we bid each other farewell.