Arrive at George Airport and enjoy a scenic drive up the famous Outeniqua Pass. Stop in the small farm village of Herold for a delicious platter lunch & wine tasting. We board the Powervan and travel up the Outeniqua Mountains, one of the most scenic railway passes in the country. Experience the forest and four passes, waterfalls and six tunnels, fynbos and proteas, bird and animal life and the panoramic picnic area. Thereafter we travel to our Hotel where we will check in and overnight. Welcome Dinner with Host. Evening at leisure. Overnight 4* Protea Hotel King George. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
After breakfast depart to Botlierskop. Situated between the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and unspoiled beaches of the Indian Ocean, in the heart of the Garden Route, the 3000 ha Botlierskop Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape ensures its visitors of a unique South African Safari experience. After an exciting 2.5 hour game safari, lunch will be served in the Day Visitors centre. End the day with a once in a life time experience as you walk alongside Africa’s most majestic predators. The “Walking with Lions” encounter is an opportunity to interact with young lions. Proceed through the beautiful Robertson Pass & check in at your lodge. Dinner at Lodge. Overnight at Eight Bells Mountain Inn. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
After breakfast & check out, we will travel onward to Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich capital of the World. Arrive in Oudtshoorn & commence a shopping spree at the Ostrich Leather & Feather factory. Afterwards enjoy a fun-filled and interesting tour at the Safari Ostrich Farm followed by a delightful lunch. End the day with a visit to the majestic Cango Caves, one of the natural wonders of the world. The Cango Caves lie in the Swartberg Mountain Range in a limestone belt. Check in at your guest house & enjoy a traditional barbecue dinner. Overnight De Denne Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
After breakfast, check out & travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Knysna. The world-famous Heads are the grand sandstone cliffs towering above the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon, with hectares of evergreen forests, an unspoilt coastline and the Outeniqua Mountains in the background. Situated within the newly proclaimed Garden Route National park, the Knysna Estuary is tidal and home to the famous Knysna Oyster and the rare Knysna Sea Horse. En-route you will enjoy numerous stops at view points, craft markets & stunning beaches. Wilderness village is an ideal spot to have a scrumptious lunch. Arrive in Knysna. Check in to your hotel & enjoy an afternoon stroll to the Waterfront. Evening at leisure. Overnight Knysna Hollow. Breakfast and lunch included.
After breakfast we check out and depart to Tsitsikamma, tucked between the mountains and the sea. It offers beautiful forests and numerous exciting activities. Start the day off with an exhilarating stroll through Tsitsikamma National Park. Then on to the Crags : Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Visitors to Monkeyland are taken on monkey safaris in the forest by game rangers to see around 500+ primates, ranging from the Gibbons of Asia, Howlers from South America to the Lemurs of Madagascar. Stroll through Birds of Eden which is home to over 3000 birds which range from African Turacos to the parrots of South America. Follow this with a visit to The Jukani Wildlife sanctuary which is home to various species of apex cats and other wildlife such as wild dog, hyena and snakes. The sanctuaries are Fairtrade Accredited. After the activities we will head to Tsitsikamma Village to check in. Dinner at Lodge/Hotel. Overnight Tsitsikamma Village Inn. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
After Breakfast check out & depart for Port Elizabeth. Enjoy a scenic drive towards the Eastern Cape. Come face to face with the Big Seven and experience Africa’s greatest animals on land and sea. Check in at Shamwari Game Reserve for a 2 nights’ stay. Shamwari Game Reserve is located 75 km outside Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. It has been voted the World’s Leading Safari and Game Reserve and Conservation Company for many consecutive years.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, game drives, guided walks, refreshments & game drive beverages.
After Breakfast check out & depart for Port Elizabeth Airport where we will bid each other farewell.