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Tours from Cape Town

Take a trip via the Garden Route to the Karoo and travel the Coastal Route with unforgettable Cape Town Tour Packages

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Full Day Whale Watching Tour (Code: SCCF)

Watch the Southern Right Whale in its natural habitat with Cape Town sightseeing tours in Hermanus This whale watching tour takes you to Hermanus to watch these ‘gentle’ giants, mostly the Southern Right Whale, breed and rear their young. Afterwards we return via the very scenic coastal route of Betty’s Bay, Gordon’s Bay and Somerset West. If time permits your route will also take you on tantalizing wine tours in Cape Town South Africa vie the estate of Bouchard Finlayson  or Hamilton Russell for wine tasting. In whale watching season, July-November, whales and their young come very close to the shoreline. NOTE: Other tours that include whale watching. Some whale stories.

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Cape Town City Tour (Code: SCCC)

Visit Table Mountain and ride the cable cars with this Cape Town day tour holiday experience. Cape Town, an electric mix of architectural styles, cobble stone streets and cultural diversity enhance the cosmopolitan ambience. Some of the highlighted activities in our one day Cape Town tours packages  are the cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (Optional and weather permitting – Signal Hill, if cable car is not operating) Castle of Good Hope and the SA Museum. We point out the many Cape Town museums, unique historic or tourist attractions and the city’s many popular restaurants! (Can be visited at you leisure!) We drive past the Parliament Complex, Company Gardens, Malay Quarters and finally to Milnerton for a full view of Table Mountain, with the city in its lap. An optional tour of Robben Island can be added to this tour

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4 Day Garden Route Guided Tour – Cape Town to Cape Town (Code: SCCH)

Day 1.  Cape Town – Mossel Bay – George – Knysna Depart from Cape Town on the Garden Route tour and drive eastwards via Sir Lowry’s Pass. Travel through the famous apple country of Grabouw to Swellendam and Mossel Bay. Here you visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree. This is the site where the Portuguese explorer, Bartholomeu Dias, made first landfall in 1488. From here you truly enter the Garden Route and travel past George via the Wilderness Lakelands to Knysna. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge. Day 2.  Knysna – Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park You explore Knysna and travel further to Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Then you traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes. You visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for ‘The place of much water’). Stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys, the parks impresses! Your next stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge, towering 139 m above the valley. We return to Knysna via the “Big Tree” and spend the last part of the afternoon exploring the Heads at Knysna.   Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge. Day 3.  Knysna – George – Oudtshoorn After breakfast you board a boat for a short trip on the Knysna Lagoon. Depart from Knysna and travel to George. From here you drive via the scenic Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. The town is known as the ‘Feather Capital’ of the world as we find the largest concentration of ostrich farms in the world here. We visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprises an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites.  Overnight at La Plume Guest Lodge. Day 4.  Oudtshoorn – Montagu –

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3 Day Garden Route Guided Tour – Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (Code: SCCA)

DAY 1. Cape Town – Wine Estate – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn Depart and drive eastwards towards the Garden Route. Traverse via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region. Also called heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers, travel further via the Robertson and Montague wine regions.You visit one of the many Wine Estates one the first day for wine tours throughout Cape Town South Africa for a wine tasting. Continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn.  We visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! Overnight at La Plume Lodge outside Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, as over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. (Dinner included) DAY 2.  Cango Caves – George – Wilderness – Knysna You 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. You can do an optional visit to the Cango wildlife ranch. The Ranch encompasses over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public. It provides each species with a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues. You travel past Oudtshoorn, over the Outeniqua Mountains via George and Wilderness along the Wilderness National Park lakes area. Skirt around the lakes to Knysna.  On the edge of the Knysna Lagoon is 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 at Augusta Bay Lodge

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4 Day Garden Route Guided Tour from Cape Town (Code: SCCD)

This guided tour departs  from Cape Town and traverse through this exceptional scenic area in a relaxed manner, visiting must-see areas and finallyending up in Port Elizabeth the afternoon of the 4th day! Our small group tours create an exclusive feel in luxurious comfort.  DAY 01. Cape Town – Hermanus – Swellendam – Mossel Bay (Cape Garden Route) Depart on the Cape Garden Route tour at around 09h00. We continue eastwards towards the Garden Route. The road takes us via a beautiful coastal route between Gordon’s Bay and the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus. (Hermanus is also arguably the best place in the World to spot Whales from land – July to Dec). After lunch you continue to Mossel Bay and visit famous Cape Town tourist attractions such as the oldest post office in Africa.   A huge hollow tree was used to hide the post at the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Overnight  at Bar -T-Nique Guesthouse in Mosselbay. DAY 02.  Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves – Ostrich Farm. Travel over the scenic Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo and we visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some unique experiences. Here we learn about these amazing flightless birds.  You visit the Cango caves regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Afterwards; you visit Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, because  we find over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms here. Overnight at La Plume Lodge outside Oudtshoorn. DAY 03.  Oudtshoorn – Cango Wildlife Ranch – Garden Route – Knysna After breakfast you visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, an endangered species breeding facility. Then depart for George and Wilderness National Park. You skirt around the lakes with stops at scenic viewpoints

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6 Day Cape Splendour Guided Tour (Code: SCCN)

Day 1.  Cape Town – 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. You visit one of the many Wine Estates in these areas for a wine tasting . Continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn. Visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! Overnight at La Plume Guest House or similar, in Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, as over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. Dinner included today. Day 2. Cango Caves – Garden Route – George – Knysna Our first stop is at 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. We visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! 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. Travel further 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 beauty of the lakelands and indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc.  Overnight

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5 Day Cape Nature Highlights Guided Tour – Cape Town to Cape Town (Code: SCCS)

DAY 1.   Mossel Bay – Garden Route – Knysna (Garden Route and Karoo) The Garden Route and Karoo contrasts is highlighted in this tour!  Depart from Cape Town and drive eastwards via Sir Lowry’s Pass and the famous apple country of Grabouw to Swellendam and Mossel Bay on the edge of the Garden Route. Here you visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree.  Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias made a landfall here in 1488. From here you truly enter the Garden Route and travel past George via the Wilderness Lakelands to Knysna. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge (Dinner included) DAY 2.   Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park – Knysna You explore Knysna and travel further to Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Then you traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes. You visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for ‘The place of much water’) stretching over 100 km kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Your next stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley, towering 139 m above the river. Return to Knysna via the “Big Tree” and spend the last part of the afternoon exploring the Heads at Knysna.  You join a Dinner/sundowner cruise (weather permitting) on the lagoon to end this day. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge. (Breakfast and dinner included) DAY 3.   Garden Route – George – Oudtshoorn You depart after breakfast and travel via the scenic Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, also known as the ‘Feather Capital’ of the world.  One finds the largest concentration of ostrich farms in the world here. You visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences and on to the Cango Wildlife Ranch for a visit. Overnight at La Plume Guest Lodge. (Breakfast and dinner included) DAY 4.   Cango Caves –

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R16500

6 Day South African Coastal Experience Guided Tour (Code: SCCP)

DAY 1.  Cape Town – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn (Cape Town to Durban Tour) 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. Overnight La Plume Lodge. DAY 2.  Cango Caves – Garden Route – 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. Overnight Augusta Bay Lodge. DAY 3.  Garden Route – Tsitsikamma National Park – Port Elizabeth You

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R1050

Full Day Cape Mountain Passes Tour (Code: SCCM)

Dive through some of the most scenic mountain passes in Cape Town in an all nature safari vacation package These all inclusive cape town holiday packages are designed to showcase a few of the most spectacular cape mountain passes and views of the Western Cape. We travel through the areas where the world renowned Cape Apples, South African dried fruit, the finest export grapes, and a variety of wines are produced. The town of Paarl serves one of the best wine producing areas in the Cape, and Wellington at the foot of the Drakenstein Mountains is the centre of the dried fruit industry. The Bainskloof Mountain Pass offers many scenic views. The Breede River Valley on the other side is the principal export grape growing area in the country. The second mountain pass we travel through is the Du Toit’s Kloof Pass skirting the magnificent gorge, rich with indigenous mountain flora. At the summit we have a spectacular kaleidoscope of the Fairest Cape with Table Mountain in the distance. We travel through the Franschhoek Valley, arguably one of the most beautiful valleys in the world, where wine farms still bear original French names as do their wines. The winding Franschhoek Pass offers striking views of the valley. Further along, we travel through the apple orchards of Grabouw where the famous Cape Apples originate from. After a visit to the Apple Museum, we return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass where we have a full view of False Bay, the Peninsula and Cape Point. Other tours you may be interested in; Sani Pass Tour,  other Cape Mountain Passes. The Sani Pass is probably the most impressive pass in South Africa as one can only traverse it with a 4 x 4 vehicle to the top which is close to 3000 metres (10 000ft) above sea

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Full Day Cape Winelands Tour (Code: SCCW)

Discover the history of wine-making in the Paarl winelands tour of Cape Town South Africa Highlights of this tour include Paarl with its rich history of wine making and the role it played in the development of the Afrikaans language and Franschhoek Valley where French settlers settled after fleeing persecution in France in the late 17th century. Come partake in luxurious wine tasting tours of Cape Town and visit some of this area’s most famous wine estates. We spend time in Stellenbosch with its many historic buildings and some unique shopping opportunities. A great tour to taste of South Africa’s best wine !

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1 Day Cape Peninsula Tour (Code: SCCK)

See Mother Nature’s plant life with the Cape Peninsula tour package On this single day round-trip adventurous Peninsula tour of Cape Town you will visit the following highlights: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with over seven thousand plant species, half of which being indigenous plants and of those, some two thousand six hundred being endemic to the peninsula. From here you drive via the Constantia Valley which is the oldest winemaking centre in South Africa. The African Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. Simon’s Town is also the headquarters of the S.A Navy. Cape of Good Hope is the most south western extremity of the African continent. Cape point which is the second-best viewpoint after Table Mountain. The fynbos rich Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the spectacular scenic drive over Chapman’s Peak along the west of the Peninsula, that will take you back to the city after this eventful day.

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8 Days Touch of Wildlife and Scenery – Cape Town to Johannesburg (Code: SC-01C)

DAY 1.  Cape Town – Hermanus – Swellendam – Mossel Bay This wildlife and scenery tour highlights the diversity of South Africa. Depart from Cape Town at around 09h00 and drive eastwards via the beautiful coastal route between Gordon’s Bay and Hermanus, a seaside holiday town (Hermanus is the best place in the World to spot Whales from land – July to Dec). After lunch we drive on to Mossel Bay. Here we visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree.  The Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias made landfall here in 1488. Overnight at Bar -T-Nique Lodge. DAY 2.  Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves – Ostrich Farm. Over the Outeniqua Mountains in the Little Karoo to visit an Ostrich Show Farm for unique experiences. 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. Visit Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, as one finds over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms here. Overnight La Plume Lodge. DAY 3.  Oudtshoorn – Cango Wildlife Ranch – Garden Route – Knysna After breakfast we visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, an endangered species breeding facility extraordinaire. Then depart for George and Wilderness National Park. We skirt around the lakes with stops at scenic viewpoints to Knysna. The town is situated 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. We join a sundowner cruise on the lagoon. Overnight Augusta Bay Lodge. DAY 4. 

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Discover the natural wonders of the Cape with Southern Circle’s luxurious Cape town tour packages.

View the breathtaking scenery of Cape Town like you’ve never seen before with guided Cape Town tour packages. Take a drive with our travel guides on scenic Garden Route Tours that depart from the Mother City. From majestic mountains to beautiful gorges, the Garden Route is perfect for a family road trip with a variety of activities for each member to enjoy. Get to walk in the forests on exciting trails and savor nature’s beautiful plant life or visit the Cango Caves with exciting Garden Route tours from Cape Town.

Why should tourists travel The Garden Route?

The Garden Route is a 300 kilometer stretch of lush, green land on the south-eastern shore of South Africa, most commonly known for its beautiful natural scenery that attracts both local and international tourists. Travelers who drive or hike this picturesque route can expect to see indigenous fauna and flora of the Fynbos Biome that puts the word “garden” in “Garden Route”.
This scenic route is located between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains near the Indian Ocean. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountain pass present great hiking opportunities for tourists to get in tune with nature and explore the different plants and wildlife within the area. Close to 300 different species of birds co-exist within the mountainous areas of the Garden Route.

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Experience the Garden Route in affordable Southern Circle Cape town tour packages.

A variety of guided tours departing from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth are on offer. Most of them highlight the Garden Route and adjacent semi-desert Little Karoo. We visit the Cango Caves, Tsitsikamma National Park and many other extraordinary scenic areas along the way. Book your tour from Cape Town or Port Elizabeth with us today.

Other tours in the area that may interest you:

  1. The Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park, now famously known as the third largest national park in South Africa, is always a highlight on the 6-Day Cape Nature Splendour Guided Tour. Take a trip to this nature reserve to experience an African wildlife adventure. Spot animals such as lions, elephants, black rhinos and hyenas while on a safari tour. This tour package also includes other wildlife areas such as the Great Karoo, which turns it into a full-on wildlife experience.

  1. The Great Karoo

Tour the Karoo, a semi desert area along the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Northern Cape in South Africa. This dessert area is unique to other natural landscapes in South Africa as its surrounded by sand dunes and interesting natural rock layers across the land. Our shorter 5-day tour also departs from Cape Town, but includes the lunar like Great Karoo as well. On this tour we visit the Karoo National Park for a short encounter with Africa’s wildlife. Travel through the amazing contrast between the lush Garden Route and arid Karoo.

  1. The Coastline

With a coastline of 300 kilometers, ranging between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay, the Garden Route coastline is famously recognized as a great holiday destination in South Africa. Enjoy the Cape coastal regions with Southern Circle as we take you on guided trips to experience the exceptional beauty of the rugged coastline – including the famous Wild Coast – between Cape Town and Durban, click on the city above that you want to depart from.

When is it the best time for tourists to visit the Garden Route?

Although the Garden Route is beautiful throughout the year, tourists who would like to get the best experience should take a trip on this beautiful route during the Spring season (from September to October) as this is the time when the flowers start to bloom. Tourists visiting the Garden Route around this time of the year can expect temperatures ranging between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius and very little rainfall. These weather conditions are the best for the Fynbos plants to blossom.

When planning your next tour of Cape Town, be sure to book one of Southern Circle’s spectacular Cape Town Tour Packages. Each tour departs from Cape Town, and journeys through the beautiful Garden Route. Visit nature reserves and ostrich farms in memorable tours from Cape Town. View our tour packages below to get more in-depth information regarding each package. See our online itinerary for each individual tour by clicking on the packages below.

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