SOUTH AFRICA LODGE SAFARIS

GARDEN ROUTE EXPLORER

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This six day Garden Route and Cape explorer safari and tour takes you through these stunning areas of the Western Cape, South Africa.  You will explore the more well known areas, like Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, as well as the more remote and untouched regions.  This safari combines hiking, wildlife spotting and whale watching, with the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Cape Town and the fine food and wine of Franschhoek.  An incredible safari for those wanting a quick, but thorough, journey through one of South Africa’s most magical corners.

ITINERARY

Day 1: CAPE TOWN to OUDTSHOORN
Depart Cape Town and travel through the ‘Little Karoo’ and Montagu, a picturesque and historic town. En route, stop off in the town of Barrydale, where we will have 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 of the world’s ostrich farming industry. (The school visit is subject to the school being open.)
Included meals: dinner

Day 2: OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA
After breakfast take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Return to Oudtshoorn for a tour and light lunch at an Ostrich Farm. Our journey continues over the scenic Outeniqua Pass to George, the administrative hub of the Garden Route area and then on to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.
Included meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 3: KNYSNA
Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.
Included meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 4: KNYSNA to ALBERTINIA
After a leisurely breakfast, travel via George and Mossel Bay to Albertinia, a town set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive, at a malaria-free private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the Big Five.
Included meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 5: ALBERTINIA to HERMANUS
Our safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Our expert guide will endeavour to spoil us with sightings of the Big Five, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, our journey will take us to the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam. This charming town was founded in 1745 and is famous for its youngberries, eclectic architecture and national parks, as well as outdoor activities. We continue to the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, offering the best land-based whale watching (Aug-Nov) in the world.
Included meals: breakfast and dinner

DAY 6: HERMANUS to CAPE TOWN
After a leisurely breakfast, we depart Hermanus and travel to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Our story telling guide will take us on a tour through Franschhoek village, sharing with us the fascinating history of the French Huguenots and the Huguenot Memorial Museum. Then finally onto Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, and spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. Our tour ends here.
Included meals: breakfast

Price: (01Jan19 – 31Dec19)
High Season: 01Jan19 – 31Apr19 & 01Aug19 – 31Dec19
R 17 340.00 per person sharing (comfortable accommodation)
R 19 915.00 per person sharing (a cut above accommodation)
R 21 765.00 per person sharing (best of the best accommodation)

Low Season: 01May19 – 31Jul19
R 17 150.00 per person sharing (comfortable accommodation)
R 19 220.00 per person sharing (a cut above accommodation)
R 19 970.00 per person sharing (premium accommodation)

We offer three different accommodation options while on this tour. These accommodation options could be different types of rooms in the same hotel or in different hotels.


Please contact us for information on the different types of accommodation options available.

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R17 150 pps

6 days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the remote areas on the stunning Garden Route

  • Cape Town and Winelands

  • Outshoorn and the Cango Caves

  • Knysna and Featherbed Nature Reserve

  • Hermanus whale watching

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 6 day professional guided tour

  • 5  nights accommodation as per itinerary

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Activities as per itinerary

  • Entrance/conservation fees 

  • Community levy fees

  • Transport in luxury touring vehicle

This safari has set departure dates:

2019
03Jan19 – 08Jan19
17Jan19 – 22Jan19
31Jan19 – 05Feb19
07Feb19 – 12Feb19
14Feb19 – 19Feb19
21Feb19 – 26Feb19
28Feb19 – 05Mar19
07Mar19 – 12Mar19
14Mar19 – 19Mar19
21Mar19 – 26Mar19
28Mar19 – 02Apr19
04Apr19 – 09Apr19
18Apr19 – 23Apr19
02May19 – 07May19
16May19 – 21May19
13Jun19 – 18Jun19
11Jul19 – 16Jul19
01Aug19 – 06Aug19
15Aug19 – 20Aug19
29Aug19 – 03Sep19
05Sep19 – 10Sep19
12Sep19 – 17Sep19
19Sep19 – 24Sep19
26Sep19 – 01Oct19
03Oct19 – 08Oct19
10Oct19 – 15Oct19
17Oct19 – 22Oct19
24Oct19 – 29Oct19
31Oct19 – 05Nov19
07Nov19 – 12Nov19
14Nov19 – 19Nov19
21Nov19 – 26Nov19
28Nov19 – 03Dec19
05Dec19 – 10Dec19
12Dec19 – 17Dec19

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