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This tour starts in Cape Town, legislative capital city of South Africa, and will take you to other surrounding cities and towns such as Barrydale, where you'll be visiting a local farm school, or Oudtshoorn, known as the "ostrich feather capital" and centre of the world's ostrich farming industry. After visiting spectacular Cango Caves and Swartberg Mountains, we'll take you to see the enormous sandstone formations dating back more than 300 milion years. In Knysna you'll enjoy a lagoon cruise and the panoramic view from Bloukrans Bridge, while in Hermanus, the last city you'll visit, offering the best land based whale watching, you'll relax on a beautiful beach.

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(All departures in English. German/English on selected departures).

Superior and premium rooms are available in the same structures quoted in the program. 

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Cape Town - Oudtshoorn
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    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 centre of the world’s ostrich farming industry. (The school visit is subject to school being opened).

    Overnight in Oudtshoorn. Dinner included.

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  • 2
    Oudtshoorn -Knysna
    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 and lunch included.

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  • 3
    Knysna
    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 harbour lagoon.

    Overnight in Knysna. Breakfast included.

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  • 4
    Knysna - Albertinia
    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.

    Dinner and overnight in the region of Albertinia. Breakfast and dinner included.

     
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    Albertinia - Hermanus
    Day 5
    Albertinia - Hermanus

    Your safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Your expert guide will endeavour 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 and dinner included.

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    Hermanus - Cape Town
    Day 6
    Hermanus - 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. 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 travelling to Cape Town, where the tour ends on arrival. Breakfast included.

    Guests may disembark, on request, at Cape Town International Airport.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified

    Price does not include

    • Tips and extra services not mentioned in the program
    • Flights
    • Single room supplement