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Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
A relaxing journey along South Africa's breathtaking Garden Route, including the magical Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn and sightseeing in captivating Cape Town.
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On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this wonderful city.
Depart this morning and travel through Montagu, an historic spa town, and the 'Little Karoo'. In the town of Barrydale, there is the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the 'ostrich feather capital' and centre pf the world's ostrich farming industry. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
This morning, visit the Cango Caves, set in the foothills of the majestic Swartberg mountains. Originally discovered 10,000 years ago, these cavernous limestone chambers are filled with incredible stalagmites and stalactites. Return to Oudtshoorn for a tour and a light lunch at an Ostrich Farm. In the afternoon leave for Knysna, travelling through the awesome Outeniqua Pass, to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, known as the oyster box of South Africa. Then on to Knysna, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna.
This morning, enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy a panoramic view of the town and the lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna.
Today, travel via George and Mossel Bay to Albertinia, a town set against the backdrop of the majestic Lagenberg Mountain Range. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive, at a private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the "Big Five'. Overnight in the region of Albertinia.
The safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. The expert guide will endeavour to get sightings of the 'Big Five', general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, continue to the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam. This charming town was founded in 1745 and is famous for it's youngberries, eclectic architecture and National Parks, as well as outdoor activities. Arrive at the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, offering the best land based whale watching (August - November) in the world. Dinner and overnight on Hermanus.
Continue to Somerset West, travelling via the scenic coastal road to Gordon's Bay. This is a spectacular route with steep cliffs and lovely caves. Locals label it as the Heldelberg area's own 'Chapman's Peak' drive and the route offers amazing views over False Bay. Travel to the Stellenbosch area, set within the scenic Cape Winelands. A wine tasting will be enjoyed, before travelling to Cape Town.
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to the UK.
The school visit on Day 3 is subject to school being open.
Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
Wonderful , full of pleasant surprises. Hotels were excellent food was great guide Peter Barnes was very knowledgable and took pains to make holiday memorable. I wondered why we were the only one on tour. We were apprehensive as some did tell about crime scene. If we could avoid certain areas like any country ,people were very friendly . Probably we will go back again.
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They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
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