6 Day Garden Route, Safari and Winelands Wonder Tour

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Featherbed Nature Reserve, Enjoy trailer ride to top of Western Head
Featherbed Nature Reserve, Enjoy trailer ride to top of Western Head
Featherbed Nature Reserve
Featherbed Nature Reserve
Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world
Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world
Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world
Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world
Barrydale Community Farm School
Barrydale Community Farm School
Tour the Cango Caves
Tour the Cango Caves
Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting
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What To Expect

Spend 6 days exploring the many activities this tour of the garden route and the winelands has to offer. Go bungee jumping, get to do some shore-based whale watching, and visit an ostrich farm!

Specifications

Type:
Tours from Cape Town
Departs From:
Cape Town
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
6 days / 5 nights
Availability:
Thursday at upon request
Product Code:
1201
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

DAY 1 CAPE TOWN* - OUDTSHOORN

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 you 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 center of the world's Ostrich farming industry (The school visit is subject to school being opened). Overnight in Oudtshoorn. (Dinner)

DAY 2 OUDTSHOORN - 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 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. (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 - 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 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. (Breakfast & Dinner)

DAY 5 ALBERTINIA - 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. 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. (Breakfast & Dinner)

DAY 6 HERMANUS - CAPE TOWN

After a leisurely breakfast depart Hermanus and continue to Somerset West, traveling via the scenic coastal road to Gordon's Bay. This is a spectacular route with steep cliffs and lovely coves. Locals label it as the Helderberg area’s own "Chapman's Peak" drive with amazing views over False Bay. 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.

*COMMUNITY VISITS

SizaBantwana Children Benefit Organization (Hazyview, Mpumalanga)

The SizaBantwana Children Benefit Organization is a non-profit organization that works in the rural communities surrounding Hazyview, Mpumalanga. SizaBantwana has about 400 children, orphaned or made vulnerable as a result of HIV/AIDS, that daily attend one of the five local care centers. The children participate in after school activities and receive a wholesome meal. SizaBantwana offers a positive environment for a bright and hopeful future.

Community Farm School (Barrydale, Western Cape)

During the 1960s, farmers in the area decided to build a school for the laborers' children. The multi-grade school offers education to children from Grades 1-6, with four classrooms, two teachers (one of whom is the principal) and an administrative clerk. The school receives a "Norms and Standards" allocation from the government which subsidizes school fees, text books, and general expenses.

Options

  • Comfortable: mostly offers "standard room" types

  • Cut Above: mostly, but not limited to, a mix of "standard room" and "superior room" types

  • Premium: mostly, but not limited to, "superior room" types

Accommodation

  • La Plume Guest House (Luxury Room)

  • Rex Hotel (Standard Room)

  • Garden Route Game Lodge (Lodge Room)

  • Misty Waves Hotel (Non Sea-facing Room)

Includes

  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 3 lunches , 1 dinner

  • Accommodation

  • Porterage

  • Transportation

  • Sightseeing as specified

  • Pick-up from Cape Town and Sea Point area hotels

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Language Availability

  • English/German commentary: Nov 6, Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 10/17/24, Mar 9/16/23/30, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 10/17/24/31, Sep 14/21/28, Oct 12/19/26, Nov 9/16/23/30

  • English: Oct 9/16/23/30, Nov 13/20/27, Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1, Jul 6, Aug 3, Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2

Please Note

  • Passengers may disembark at Cape Town International Airport upon request.

  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • Kindly contact us to confirm if pick-up from your hotel is available.

  • Pick-up from other hotels may be requested at the time of booking. Other hotels not included in pick-up list have additional cost.

  • German tours are not available on December 24 and December 25, 2012 and January 01, 2013. English tours will operate as usual.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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