Day 1 : Fly to Cape Town
Flight to Cape Town.
Day 2 : Cape Town
Early morning arrival. Transfer to 2Inn1 Kensington/Dockhouse Boutique Hotel & Spa for a 2-night stay. Morning city tour, discovering the history and culture that makes up the ‘Mother City’, including a trip up Table Mountain. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 : Cape Peninsula
Explore the peninsula taking in the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton before heading towards Hout Bay. Join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island before visiting the national park to witness the symbolic meeting of the two oceans and enjoy the spectacular views. Head to Simonstown for lunch and visit the penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Stroll through the quirky boutiques and antique shops of Kalk Bay. En route back to the city visit a boutique winery for wine tasting, set within the picturesque Constantia area, South Africa’s oldest wine growing region. (B, D)
Day 4 : Overberg region
This morning, join the group and depart Cape Town over the Hottentots-Holland mountains via Sir Lowry’s Pass, stopping en route for wine tasting within the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. During the whale season, stop in Hermanus, which offers the best land-based whale watching along its cliff paths (June to November) and optional boat tours. Continue on the Swellendam, the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Overnight at Gaikou Lodge. (B, D)
Day 5 : Plettenberg Bay
Travel along the Garden Route via Mossel Bay. Arrive in Plettenberg Bay in time for lunch and a stroll along its white sandy beaches. Stay 2 nights at Hunter’s Country House (or similar). (B, L, D)
Day 6 : Tsitsikamma • Plettenberg Bay
This morning visit Birds of Eden, the largest freeflight bird aviary in the world. Continue to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Take a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms river mouth gorge, which offers incredible views. Enjoy time at leisure in the town of Plettenberg Bay before returning to the lodge for dinner. (B, D)
Day 7 : Knysna • Oudtshoorn
Morning drive to the lagoon-side town of Knysna - the gem of the Garden Route. Embark on an excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve located on the western Knysna Head. Take a ferry across the lagoon and a drive to the top of the reserve and walk an optional nature trail. A delicious lunch is served under the milkwood trees. Drive through George and via the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Visit an ostrich farm for a guided tour. Stay overnight at Rosenhof Country House (or similar). (B, L, D)
Day 8 : Cape Town
Morning visit to the Cango caves. Travel along the celebrated Route 62 to Cape Town taking in the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards. Stop at the Country Pumpkin Restaurant near Barrydale for lunch, followed by a leisurely drive back to Cape Town for the final night at 2Inn1 Kensington / Dockhouse Boutique Hotel & Spa. (B)
Day 9 : Cape Town • Departure
Day at leisure to explore or take optional excursions. Evening flight to your next destination. (B)
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.