Western Cape, South Africa
Ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Hermanus Whales
Cullinan Knysna Featherbed
Cango Caves

Garden Route, Safari & Wine

6 day Small Group Tour - from £965

A round trip from Cape Town, exploring the towns and scenery of the Garden Route, observing whales in Hermanus and staying on a ‘Big Five’ game reserve.

Highlights:

  • Visit an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Explore the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves
  • Enjoy a cruise across the Knysna lagoon to Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Look out for the ‘Big Five’ on a game drive at a private reserve
  • Spot whales off the Hermanus coast (August to November)
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Oudtshoorn

Depart Cape Town and travel through the ‘Little Karoo’ and Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. Enroute, stop off in the town of Barrydale to visit a local farm school and interact with the children and teachers. Spend time with them in the classroom learning about the local community, before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the ‘ostrich capital’ and centre of the world’s ostrich farming industry.

Hotel: La Plume Guest House or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Knysna

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 the town of George, before arriving in Knysna. Known as the oyster box of South Africa, this popular town nestles on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.

Hotel: Rex Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3 - Knysna

Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where a trailer ride can be taken to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views over the town and lagoon, before returning back for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Hotel: Rex Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Albertinia

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 private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the ‘Big Five’.

Hotel: Garden Route Game Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Hermanus

Our safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Your expert guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the Big 5, other game and the prolific bird life.

Leaving the bush behind, the journey takes you through the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam which was founded in 1745 and is famous for its young berries and surrounding National Parks.

Continue onto the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route and offering what is reputed to be the best land-based whale watching (August to November) in the world.

Hotel: Misty Waves Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Cape Town

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.

Meals: Breakfast

6 day Small Group Tour - from £965

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YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your tour includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Maximum 18 passengers
  • Expert guide throughout tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 3 dinners

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