Cape Kaleidoscope

  • Ostrich in Oudtshoorn
  • Wilderness Beach
  • The Diaz museum with info on early maritime activity in the Cape
  • Whale watching from Wilderness

Cape Town to Cape Town (TISD 42)


From R 16 300 per person sharing
Single Supplement: R 1 860
Valid to: 31 October 2017

From Cape Town to Knysna and back, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Klein Karoo, travel across the magnificent Garden Route and send a postcard from the famous Post Office Tree. View the “Big 5” track Cheetahs and visit the tip of Africa.

Includes

  • 4 Breakfasts; 4 Dinners
    Entrance Fees:Cango Caves; Ostrich Farm; Sunset Knysna Oyster Cruise; Diaz Museum; Cape Agulhas Lighthouse & Museum and 2 Open safari vehicle game drives.

Day 1 | Monday / Wednesday
Cape Town to Oudtshoorn via Route 62 (±420km)

Welcome to the colourful and diverse Cape. You will be collected from your hotel and with the majestic Table Mountain behind you, travel inland on the N1 highway via Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn. This route will usher you from the tranquil vineyards to cinematic mountain vistas and the unique beauty of the semi-arid Klein Karoo.

Enjoy a comfort stop in the small artist’s town of Barrydale at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. Back onto Route 62, head towards the heart of the Klein Karoo. In a secluded valley, which was once a lake, you’ll discover Calitzdorp, South Africa’s port wine capital where you will enjoy lunch (own account) and a wine tasting.

Make your way to a 20 million year old natural treasure at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, known as a shelter for early humans - the Cango Caves.
Leaving this subterranean wonderland, we head back towards Oudtshoorn. Relax and take pleasure in the friendly Klein Karoo hospitality, enjoying dinner in town.
Hlangana Country Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 2 | Tuesday / Thursday
OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA via WILDERNESS (±125km)

Enjoy a country breakfast at your hotel, before embarking on an ostrich farm tour. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and has over 400 ostrich farms, as well as several Feather Mansions.
Learn about these birds, their industry and dare to ride the world’s biggest bird species.
Depart the Klein Karoo and travel over the Outeniqua Pass towards the Garden Route, via George, to Wilderness. Enjoy stunning and unspoilt scenery at Dolphin Point and Map of Africa look out points (weather permitting).

Enjoy lunch (own account) before making your way along the coastal road to Knysna. In Knysna, you will set out on a Sunset Knysna Oyster Tour. An informative and interactive cruise, this tour introduces you to the wild Knysna oyster and its trade while enjoying the natural surrounding beauty.
Dinner tonight can be enjoyed on Thesen Island overlooking the Knysna estuary before retiring to your hotel.
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 3 | Wednesday / Friday
KNYSNA to ALBERTINIA via MOSSEL BAY (±160km)

Depart the hotel after breakfast and head for the historical harbour town of Mossel Bay. Visit the Dias Museum Complex which is made up of several different museums, among them the Shell and Maritime Museums.
At the centre of the museum complex is the Post Office Tree. An ancient Milkwood tree that has served as a post office since the 1500’s.
Lunch will be enjoyed (own account) at The Point before making your way to the safari destination for this evening’s accommodation. With the Langeberg Mountains as the backdrop, this private game reserve offers you bushveld beauty along with sightings of a wide range of game as well as the “Big 5”. Depart on an afternoon game drive.

Let the bushveld sounds entice you tonight while enjoying an outdoor dining experience (weather permitting).
Garden Route Game Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast including two game viewing activities

Day 4 | Thursday / Saturday
ALBERTINIA to ARNISTON via SWELLENDAM (±220km)

This morning’s early game drive will give you the opportunity to see the animals at their breakfast routines as well as an opportunity to experience cheetah tracking.
After breakfast, visit the lodge’s Cheetah Breeding and Conservation Centre, gives you the opportunity to encounter and learn about this endangered species followed by an informative visit to their Reptile Centre.

Leaving the bush behind, you will make your way via Swellendam and Bredasdorp to the picturesque village of Arniston. Lunch will be taken en route (own account). Tonight, dinner will be served at your hotel.
The Arniston Hotel or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 5 | Friday / Sunday
ARNISTON to CAPE TOWN via FALSE BAY (±290km)

Sit down to a leisurely breakfast while you let the fresh sea air awaken your senses. This morning you will journey to the Southern most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas – a place where the warm Indian Ocean meets the cool Atlantic.

The Cape of Storms has caused many ancient mariners to brave its waters and wreck their ships in the name of exploration and adventure.
Continue your journey to the scenic coastal town of Hermanus, renowned for its whale watching, a place where Southern Right whales return annually during the winter and early spring months (July to November).

Lunch will be enjoyed en route (own account). Continue your magnificent coastal drive along False Bay with its panoramic views of Cape Point. This tour ends late afternoon, back in Cape Town at your hotel or at Cape Town International Airport.

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