Cape Town and Garden Route Experience
Experience Cape Town and the Garden Route on this 8-day tour. Included in your 3-night stay in Cape Town is a full day Cape Peninsula tour. Drive via Chapman’s Peak with its incredible views, to the Cape Point Nature Reserve and Cape Point, a breathtaking promontory. The 4-day tour of the Garden Route travels from Karoo Villages to coastal towns, with breathtaking scenery in-between, taking in all the highlights of the Garden Route.
On arrival in Johannesburg transfer by hotel courtesy shuttle to your hotel for overnight.
Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport including breakfast.
On arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to The Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Breakwater Lodge for 3 nights accommodation including breakfast.
Full day guided tour of the Cape Peninsular.
Our Cape Peninsula tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburbs of Sea Point and Camps Bay to Hout Bay, one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets. Here, you can take a short boat trip to Duiker Island (for own account and time permitting) to view the Cape Fur Seals which inhabit the island. From there we travel to the Cape Point, a breathtaking rocky promontory. The Cape Point tour returns to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders beach (for own account) and Fish Hoek fishing village.
Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure to explore the “Mother City” Cape Town.
After an early morning departure from Cape Town, we’ll travel along Sir Lowry’s Pass, with its magnificent views from the top, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Our journey continues to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area has largely been untouched and unexplored with its rugged coastline being the graveyard for many a ship. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is considered the icon that signifies the tip of Africa and that creates unforgettable memories. Accommodation The Diaz Hotel & Resort Mossel Bay or similar.
After breakfast we continue our journey to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. La Plume Guest House or similar.
[Breakfast & Dinner]
After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), 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. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna. The Rex Hotel or similar.
[Breakfast & Lunch]
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth.
Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.
Price + Inclusions
|Cape Town and Garden Route Experience
|Price per person
Tour departs on selected dates.
- Airport transfers
- Transport on Garden Route with driver/guide
- Breakfast daily
- 1 x lunch
- 1 x dinner
- Cape Peninsula Tour
- Sighting as per itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Pre-and post-tour transfers, accommodation and flights