DAY 1 Route 62 - Oudtshoorn
Depart from Cape Town and drive eastwards via the beautiful Du Toit's Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region, heartland of South Africa's Brandy producers as well as via the Robertson and Montague wine regions. We visit one of the many Wine Estates in these areas for a wine tasting .
We continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn, visiting an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds!
Overnight in Oudtshoorn, also called the "Feather capital" of the world, as over ninety percent of the world's ostrich farms are found here.
DAY 2 Cango Caves – George – Wilderness - Knysna
We visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites.
An optional visit to the Cango wildlife ranch can be done. The Ranch encompasses of over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public, giving each species a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues.
We travel past Oudtshoorn, over the Outeniqua Mountains via George and Wilderness along the Wilderness National Park lakes area. We skirt around the lakes to Knysna on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the "Heads". The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the lakelands and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc. Overnight in Knysna.
DAY 3 Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park
We explore Knysna and travel further via Plettenberg Bay to visit the Birds of Eden. This unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. It is currently home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. We now travel to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world's highest commercial bungee bridge and the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world.
We visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for 'The place of much water' stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterized by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. In the park you can do a relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms river. The final part of our journey takes us past a few coastal holiday villages to Port Elizabeth, also called the 'Friendly City' where the tour ends.
NOTE: Many extreme sport activities and weather dependent excursion options exist along the routing of this tour. We have included the nature highlights in the tour – however please discuss any of these options with your guide. (Some are only available on private and personalized tours)
|What to bring||Camera, sun screen|
|Departure point||All hotels in Cape Town as well as the local airport subject to timings|
|Exclusions||Lunches (provision for lunch stops are made), personal purchases, gratuities|
|Inclusions||Guided Tour, accommodation in luxury 4 star type small hotels / lodges and owner managed where possible, breakfasts and dinners, entrances, activities mentioned, conservation fees|
|Price from||To find the price for your date of travel, kindly click on BOOK NOW, select your departure date and click on time slot. Then enter the number of people travelling to get the per person rate, the total and a deposit amount if available to book your tour.|
|Return point||All hotels in Port Elizabeth as well as the local airport.|
|What to wear||Comfortable clothes with well worn-in walking shoes, smart casual clothing is sometimes required in the evenings and warmer clothing during our winters from May to September.|