5 Day Tour: Hogsback & Bedford Flower Festivals Tour starts and ends in Cape Town (Other departures can be arranged)
PRICE for this fully inclusive 5 day tour is R10,950. (Land Arrangements).
There is no single supplement. Airfare,which is subject to change until paid in full, is quoted separately@ R3,200.
Total price is R14,150
Included in the tour:
All transport & transfers
Accommodation & meals as indicated
Gratuities on booked meals (Not drinks)
Items of a personal nature
Refreshments & alcoholic beverages
Third party increases
All optional excursions & activities
Once again, in 2019 Traveltime will be going to Hogsback and we are once again combining our tour to Hogsback with the annual Bedford Garden Festival!
We fly into Port Elizabeth, where we will collect our coach and then travel by road to Hogsback.
Spring, of course, is ‘the’ time when Hogsback puts on its prettiest clothes and it will astound you with flowers and beauty. Lilies grow everywhere and all their gardens are a paradise of colours.
Of course, the Bedford Garden Festival is equally well-known for the natural beauty of the gardens (predominately large farm gardens). “Come to Bedford for more open gardens, plant nurseries, two market hubs, lots of shopping, live music, warm hospitality and the scrumptious food for which we are known”
Day 1: Tuesday 15th October Dinner Following our early morning flight, our arrival in Hogsback will be early afternoon. Settle into your home for the next 3 nights – The Arminel Cottages situated in central Hogsback. They are nestled in the natural setting of the famous Hogsback mountains, with a tarred road leading up to the entrance and surrounded by some of the Eastern Cape’s most beautiful indigenous forests, inspiring waterfalls and colourful gardens. Settle in and enjoy dinner at the Arminel Hotel.
Day 2: Wednesday 16th October Breakfast / Dinner After breakfast we will go down to the Visitors Info centre, where, at 09h30 we will be taken on a guided tour of two beautiful Spring Gardens, where you can see Camellias & Rhododendrons; enjoy and be inspired! This afternoon will be spent exploring The Eco-Shrine on a guided-tour. Dinner tonight will be at one of the new restaurants in Hogsback-The Mountain Table.
Day 3: Thursday 17th October Breakfast / Dinner There are many very beautiful gardens in the Hogsback area. Two which we must not miss are Mistlea and Hidden Away-both gardens are an absolute delight!
Lunch today will be at NutwoodsPark where Neil Boyle entertains you in his inimitable style!
We will meet some of the crafters, visit the chocolate shop and meet Trevor at the local church where he will tell us all about the history of Hogsback!
Dinner tonight will be spent with the locals at Butterfly Bistro (own account).
Day 4: Friday 18th October Breakfast / Dinner After breakfast we head down to Bedford and immediately start viewing gardens. The Bedford Garden Festival starts today, so we will commence our ’exploring’! I hope to get you to see at least 3—4 gardens during our day in Bedford.
We will leave Bedford at 16h30—17h00 and travel the 96,4km to Makhanda (Grahamstown) where we will stay at the Mountain View Manor Guest house on a hill overlooking the town of Makhanda. (Gardens we will aim to visit – Cavers Country House; Glen Gregor; Donkerhoek; Maasstroom).
Day 5: Saturday 19th OctoberBreakfast
After breakfast we will head to Port Elizabeth arriving there about 11h30—12h00. We will find you a restaurant on the beachfront where you can enjoy lunch before our late afternoon flight back home.
Once our flight arrives back in Cape Town we will collect our luggage and meet our shuttle drivers, who will return us to our homes.