Relish the scenic splendor of the Cape Winelands, Klein Karoo and Garden Route. This journey sets out on the road less traveled through the Cape Winelands and the evocative Klein Karoo before traversing the Outeniqua Mountain Pass and descending to the lush Garden Route coastline. It is a circular route, ending back in Cape Town via the coastal roadway so you take in all the fantastic highlights of this beautiful region.
Day 1: Cape Town to Oudtshoorn. Depart Cape Town and travel through the 'Little Karoo' and Montagu. En route, stop off in the town of Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school and interact with the children and teachers (the school visit is subject to school being open), before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the 'ostrich feather capital' and center of the world's Ostrich farming industry. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Dinner]
Day 2: Oudtshoorn to Knysna. After breakfast take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world's great natural wonders. Return to Oudtshoorn for a tour and light lunch at an Ostrich Farm. Our journey continues over the scenic Outeniqua Pass to George, 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. [Breakfast, Lunch]
Day 3: Knysna. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbor lagoon. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast, Lunch]
Day 4: Knysna to Albertina. 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 wildlife, including the Big Five. Overnight in the region of Albertinia. [Breakfast, Dinner]
Day 5: Albertina to Hermanus Your safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Your expert guide will endeavor to spoil you with sightings of the 'Big Five', general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, your journey will take you to the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam. Your 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. [Breakfast, Dinner]
Day 6: Hermanus to Cape Town. After a leisurely breakfast depart Hermanus and continue to Somerset West, travelling via the scenic coastal road to Gordon's Bay. This is a spectacular route with steep cliffs and lovely coves. Travel to the Stellenbosch area, set within the scenic Cape Winelands. This 'Heart of Cape Heritage and hospitality' is a gracious blend of old Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture. A wine tasting will be enjoyed, before traveling to Cape Town, where the tour ends on arrival. [Breakfast]
Guests may disembark, on request, at Cape Town International Airport.