Tours depart Bi-Monthly (Start & End in Cape Town).
Departure Dates 2018: 16 January, 30 January, 20 February, 20 March, 03 April, 17 April, 01 May, 15 May, 29 May, 31 July, 14 August, 28 August, 04 September, 18 September, 25 September, 02 October, 16 October, 30 October, 06 November, 20 November, 04 December, 18 December
|PRICE of this fully inclusive 5 day tour is detailed on the Itinerary which is accessible at the foot of this page.|
A 5 day escorted tour via the Overberg region and along one of the most beautiful stretches of South Africa’s coastline, starting and ending in Cape Town. Highlights include a stop in Hermanus which is world renowned as the best land-based whale watching spot along our shoreline, Swellendam, Knysna, a visit to the inspiring Tsitsikamma National Park and Oudtshoorn.
Day 1 – Tuesday Overberg Region (BD)
Depart Cape Town and stop en-route for a wine tasting within the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Stop in Hermanus for an optional eco-marine or whale watching (seasonal) boat trip (additional charge). Continue to Swellendam – the third oldest settlement in South Africa.
Overnight Gaikou Lodge (standard room) or similar
Day 2 – Wednesday Swellendam / Plettenberg Bay (BLD)
After breakfast, depart Swellendam and journey along the Garden Route via Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay for lunch and a stroll along the beach. Check in and enjoy dinner and overnight at the lodge. Overnight Hunter’s Country House (standard room) or similar
Day 3 – Thursday Tsitsikamma / Plettenberg Bay (BD)
After breakfast, visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers incredible views. Spend some time at leisure in the town of Plettenberg Bay before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Overnight Hunter’s Country House (standard room) or similar
Day 4 – Friday Plettenberg Bay / Oudtshoorn (BLD)
Morning departure from Plettenberg Bay to the lagoon-side town of Knysna – gem of the Garden Route. Embark on 90 minute lunch cruise on the picturesque Knsyna Lagoon. Upon return, continue your journey to Oudtshoorn. End the day with a visit to an ostrich show farm for a guided tour followed by dinner at your hotel. Overnight Rosenhof Country House (standard room) or similar
Day 5 – Saturday Oudtshoorn/ Cape Town (B)
Before departing Oudtshoorn enjoy a morning visit to the Cango Caves. Travel along the famous Route 62 to Cape Town. Stop near Barrydale for lunch (to own account). Continue to Cape Town where your tour will end with drop-off at your Cape Town based hotel or Cape Town International Airport.
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