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Garden Route Game Lodge - game drive in private reserve.
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In 7 days, explore Cape Point and Cango Caves, go hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park, ...

Highlights

... meet ostriches and penguins, go wild on a game drive and taste delicious wines as you explore the world famous Garden Route.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • The ostriches of Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves
  • Tsitsikamma National Park - hiking to Storms River mouth
  • Hemel and Aarde Valley wine tasting
  • Cape Town - Cape Point, Simon’s Town, Kirstenbosch
  • Knysna and Swartberg escarpment
  • Garden Route Game Lodge - game drive in private reserve.
  • Betty’s Bay - the penguins at Stony Point
  • Bloukrans - home to world’s highest bungee jump!

Holiday Type

Wildlife & Nature
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Culture
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What's included
  • International flights
  • 6 nights 3 star lodges and guest houses
  • Transportation in a Toyota Avanza, Corolla or similar
  • Afternoon game drive at the Garden Route Game Lodge's private reserve
  • Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park
  • 6 breakfasts
  • All relevant park fees
  • Excursion to Cape Point, Simon’s Town & Kirstenbosch
  • Tour of Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm
  • Entrance to botanical gardens and Stony Point
Need to know
  • Departs any day of the year
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Itinerary

Day 1
Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town. Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to start exploring Cape Town.

Day 2
Cape Point Tour

Cape Point Tour

Embark on a full day Cape Point excursion today. This morning travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Here you have the option to take a boat trip to Seal Island (seasonal). Carry on over Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa and and the picturesque Good Hope Nature Reserve. After lunch travel on to Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Our tour ends after a visit to the popular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Day 3
Cape Town to Oudtshoorn

Cape Town to Oudtshoorn

Cape Town - Oudtshoorn. We depart Cape Town this morning and head out onto Route 62, the longest wine route in the Western Cape. It is an area of magnificent landscapes, towering cliffs and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora, and meanders all the way to Oudtshoorn our first destination. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and this afternoon we visit a show farm to learn about the history and use of these unique birds, as well as their life cycle and how they are farmed.

Day 4
Knysna

Knysna

Oudtshoorn - Knysna. After breakfast we proceed to the impressively beautiful Cango Caves where we embark on a guided tour of the mysterious limestone formations in this subterranean wonderland. We continue our drive over the breath-taking Outeniqua pass which offers stunning views over the Swartberg escarpment and the Indian Ocean, and make our way to the Garden Route town of Knysna. This evening why not try out one of the many restaurants Knysna has to offer, and sample the oysters they are famous for.

Day 5
Tsitsikamma N.P.

Tsitsikamma N.P.

Knysna - Tsitsikamma National Park - Knysna. Today we continue further along the Garden Route to experience the famous Tsitsikamma National Park, where we spend the morning hiking along the winding board walk through the forest to the suspension bridge at Tsitsikamma mouth. The protected and indigenous forest of Tsitsikamma contains the most amazing array of vegetation, birds and wildlife. On the way back a stop can be made at the Bloukrans bridge for those who want to experience the world’s highest bungee jump! 

Day 6
Garden Route game drive

Garden Route game drive

Knysna - Hermanus. This morning we drive through the coastal towns of Sedgefield, Wilderness and George and make our way to the Garden Route Game Lodge, where we embark on a game drive in an open Land rover with an experienced game ranger. The game reserve is home to lion, elephant, white rhino, buffalo and cheetah as well as giraffe and numerous antelope species, and hopefully we will get to spot some of these magnificent creatures. We carry on to the town of Hermanus where we spend the night.

Day 7
Cape Town

Cape Town

Hermanus - Cape Town. After a hearty breakfast we take a leisurely drive to the Hemel and Aarde Valley were we sample wines at one of the local vineyards. We proceed to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens which is home to a spectacular variety of Fynbos, where we spend some time enjoying nature in these peaceful surroundings. The last stop for the day is at Stony Point to see the African Penguins. This is one of only three land based colonies in South Africa. We arrive back into Cape Town later this afternoon. Note: Do not book an outbound flight departing from Cape Town Airport before 18h00 tonight.

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