15 Days / 14 Nights The South African Essentials

Arrive/Johannesburg- Panorama Route – Hazy view – Hluhluwe – Durban – Southern Drakensberg – The Wild Coast – Port Elizabeth – Plettenberg Bay – Oudtshoorn – Cape Town/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Basis

Start

End

Duration

Hannah Game Lodge Panorama Route B&B Day 1 Day 2 1 Night
aha Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort Hazyview D,B&B Day 2 Day 4 2 Nights
Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris Hluhluwe B&B Day 4 Day 5 1 Night
The Balmoral Hotel Durban B&B Day 5 Day 6 1 Night
Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort Southern Drakensberg B&B Day 6 Day 8 2 Nights
Mbotyi River Lodge The Wild Coast D,B&B Day 8 Day 9 1 Night
The Kelway Hotel Port Elizabeth B&B Day 9 Day 10 1 Night
The Dunes Resort & Hotel Plettenberg Bay B&B Day 10 Day 12 2 Nights
Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate Oudtshoorn B&B Day 12 Day 13 1 Night
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriott Cape Town Cape Town B&B Day 13 Day 15 2 Nights

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
D, B&B: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 1: HANNAH GAME LODGE, PANORAMA ROUTE

Panorama Route

Connecting the Lowveld and the spectacular Drakensberg, sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Highlands Meander, the historical Panorama Route is a scenic road in the Mpumalanga Province. The route features sensational views of breathtaking natural wonders, fascinating rock formations, impressive waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and a myriad of fauna and flora. The quaint little town of Graskop serves as the gateway to this wonderful route.

Panorama’s no doubt highlight is the verdant splendour of Blyde River Canyon, one of the world’s largest green canyons featuring lush subtropical vegetation. Some other popular natural attractions along the route include: the spectacular Lisbon, Berlin, and Mac Mac Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and the astonishing God’s Window. Don’t miss the world-famous Kruger National Park and the picturesque gold rush town of Pilgrim’s Rest, a historic living museum.

Activities

Morning Long Tom Pass

Morning Mac Mac Falls

Morning Pilgrim’s Rest

Lunch For Own Account

Evening Dinner not included

Long Tom Pass

Long Tom Pass is completely different to the difficult, dangerous route it once was, when it was used to transport goods from Mozambique to Lyndenburg. Named after the Long Tom cannons that were used during the Anglo-Boer War, Long Tom pass takes one past stunning mountain ranges. It is the highest pass over the Mpumalanga Drakensberg, ensuring wonderful views of the Sabie valley and the Mount Anderson and Mauchsberg peaks.

Mac Mac Falls

The Mac Mac Falls – a national monument – belong to a cluster of lovely waterfalls in Mpumalanga’s Sabie area, on the stunningly scenic Panorama Route. Its twin falls plunge dramatically 70m into the gorge below as rainbows dance over the white spray.

Pilgrim’s Rest

Set along the spectacular Panorama Route in the Lowveld region, the charming town of Pilgrim’s Rest will soon have guests plotting their search for gold. The well-preserved town is seemingly frozen in time and today it is living museum which has been declared a National Monument to commemorate the gold rush days of South Africa during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The town’s history is evident throughout its antiquated shops, hotels and museums. Visitors can look forward to a host of activities including enjoying the Prospector’s Hiking Trail, a five-day hike stretching over 60 kilometres, visiting the historic Alanglade House Museum, the former residence of the mine manager, as well as panning for gold, sampling local cuisine and cycling through the scenic countryside.

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Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 1 Sandton Hannah Game Lodge   Transfer

Overnight: Hannah Game Lodge     

Hannah Game Lodge is a captivating tapestry of African sounds, smells and colours, where the rising sun showers the valley with shades of pink, red and orange. The lodge offers a true Bushveld experience at affordable and realistic rates. Professional, friendly and down to earth quality service characterizes this warm and peaceful getaway. Hannah Game Lodge offers 56 elevated standard en-suite thatched roof chalets with private verandas providing breathtaking views of this pristine private reserve.
In addition Hannah Game Lodge offers four standard suites as well as four luxury suites with all the amenities and comforts for that home away from home experience.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: AHA CASA DO SOL HOTEL & RESORT, HAZYVIEW

Hazyview

Surrounded by subtropical fruit orchards, Hazyview is a small farming town and a gateway to the southern part of the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Escarpment. The town and its spectacularly scenic surroundings serve as a popular adventure capital with a remarkable array of exhilarating outdoor activities on offer to suit all ages, tastes and fitness levels.

These include, among others: mountain biking, quad biking, zip lining, tubing, abseiling, and river rafting. Whether you are eager to hike the Panorama Route with its breathtaking views and impressive waterfalls, visit the Shangana Cultural Village, or horse ride along the banks of the magnificent Sabie River, Hazyview has something for just about everyone.

Activities

Morning Panorama Route

Morning Blyde River Canyon

Morning God’s Window

Lunch For Own Account

Evening Dinner Included

Blyde River Canyon

The third largest canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon is exceptional for being the largest forested canyon in the world. The views from the rim are spectacular, especially the renowned view that includes the Three Rondavels. There are mountain reedbucks on the escarpment, dassies on the canyon walls, hippo and crocodile in the Blyde Dam and a rich selection of birdlife throughout, including a breeding colony of the rare bald ibis.

God’s Window

God’s Window looks out over the Drakensberg escarpment dropping 1000m below, offering a view of the lowveld stretching out towards the Kruger National Park. Magnificent montane forest, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls can all be seen.

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Dinner Included

The cost of your dinner is included.

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 2 Hannah Game Lodge aha Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort   Transfer

Overnight: aha Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort

A perfect setting in the heart of scenic Mpumalanga, Casa do Sol is a luxury 4-star estate, located next to the Elephant Sanctuary.  With its tranquil pools, deeply shaded glades and lush gardens, Casa Do Sol offers a luxurious hideaway just 15 minutes’ drive from the Kruger National Park. Casa do Sol’s accommodation includes 54 hotel rooms ranging from casas, villas, suites and one “Casa Grande” which is luxuriously appointed with a jacuzzi, private pool and sauna. Casa do Sol’s Cozinha Velha restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a light lunch menu and alternating between a set dinner menu and full buffet for dinner.  The breakfast buffet menu is certainly a delicious way to start your day. Excellent conference venues accommodating up to 260 delegates, make the Casa do Sol hotel the perfect location to enjoy a conference.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 3: AHA CASA DO SOL HOTEL & RESORT, HAZYVIEW

Activities

Morning Kruger National Park Full Day Game Drive

Afternoon Kruger National Park

Lunch &bEvening Dinner Included

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 4: ANEW HOTEL HLUHLUWE & SAFARIS, HLUHLUWE

Hluhluwe

Named after the many thorny climbers that were once found along the Hluhluwe River, on whose banks the town rests, Hluhluwe is sandwiched between the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve. This fact ensures that visitors will be treated to incredibly scenic surroundings. Those who enjoy fresh, juicy South African pineapples can indulge themselves to the fullest, with most of the country’s pineapples produced in this region.

Visitors can also look forward to visiting one of many surrounding reserves to view the world-renowned Big Five, soak up the incredible natural scenery and enjoy a variety of activities including: scuba diving, horse riding, hiking, canoeing, boat cruises, and mountain biking.

Activities

Morning Swaziland

Morning Ngwenya Glass Factory

Lunch For Own Account

Afternoon Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal

Evening Dinner Not Included

eSWATINI – Swaziland

Officially known as the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’ and still referred to as Swaziland, this tiny landlocked nation boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage and is Africa’s last remaining absolute monarchy. Swaziland encompasses a diverse array of ecosystems featuring towering mountains and low-lying savannah, tangled rainforests and lush river valleys.

Highlights of this laid-back land include the mesmerizingly beautiful ‘Valley of Heaven’, the handicraft haven of the Malkerns Valley and the Hlane Royal National Park, famed for its white rhinos, antelopes and lions. Visitors can look forward to excellent wildlife watching, rafting, biking, and hiking along a network of scenic trails which traverse spectacular mountainous landscapes.

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Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 4 aha Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris   Transfer

Overnight: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris

Located in the heart of the Elephant Coast, 18km from Hluhluwe Game Reserve home to the Big Five. It is also 18km west of False Bay. Sodwana Bay, St Lucia and Mkuze are within a hour’s drive. We are an easy 2.5hour drive from Durban International Airport and 6 hour drive from Johannesburg. We are the perfect stop over point from Swaziland. Rich in natural ambiance and with a distinctively African rhythm, Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris treats guests to comfortable accommodation, tantalising cuisine, and a world-class service.The hotel offers: daily game drives with qualified guides, a curio shop and a traditional Zulu Boma Area.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 5: THE BALMORAL HOTEL, DURBAN

Durban

With its beautiful beaches, lively wining and dining scene, and rich cultural heritage, Durban is South Africa’s third largest city and KwaZulu Natal’s tourist hub. The swimming and surfing are rated the best of any major city across the world and because of the sub-tropical climate the water is warm all year round. Known as the Golden Mile, this stretch of beaches and amusement parks is Durban’s major attraction with the recently developed UShaka Marine World at the southern end providing a world-class aquarium and other entertainments. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities including: strolling along the beachfront promenade, visiting the Durban Botanical Gardens and exploring the many Asian and Indian markets.

Activities

Morning Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

Morning Optional Open Game Drive

Morning St. Lucia Boat Cruise – Optional

Lunch For Own Account

Afternoon Durban

Evening Dinner Not Included

 

Hluhluwe – Imfolozi Park

The Hluhluwe – Imfolozi Park is the jewel in the crown of the KwaZulu Natal game reserves. Proclaimed in 1895, it is also the oldest game reserve in Africa. Initially two separate reserves, they were joined to create a single 94 000 hectare reserve which is home to one-fifth of the world’s black and white rhino population. It was here that the internationally acclaimed Operation Rhino started in the 1960s, successfully capturing and relocating white rhino to havens within South Africa and abroad.

The Hluhluwe – Imfolozi Park was the first reserve to introduce walking safaris and its Wilderness Trails are internationally renowned. Visitors can also look forward to visiting a traditional Zulu village, enjoying a horse riding safari, and spotting the world renowned Big Five as well as a wide variety of bird species.

St Lucia Boat Cruises

Witness and observe the hippos and crocodiles as well as hundreds of bird species on the Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise St Lucia. The 2 hour cruise allows passengers to get a close up of the estuary. On board the 15 seat vessel are knowledgeable and experienced skippers/rangers providing great insight and facts about the magnificent estuary system. Passengers may also hop off and walk along the banks and savannah grasslands to experience the wildlife with an experienced game ranger. Shaded decks protect you from the sun and snacks and drinks are on sale on board.

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 5 Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris The Balmoral Hotel   Transfer

Overnight: The Balmoral Hotel       

Conveniently located on Durban’s Golden Mile Beachfront, overlooking the Entertainment Promenade, and close to the International Convention Centre. The Balmoral is within walking distance to uShaka Marine, and a short walk away is Durban’s shopping and business district, casino and the Ocean Sports Conference Centre.

The Balmoral, still reflects its historic and stately facade, to make it one of Durban’s most elegant venues along the Golden Mile beach front and was redesigned to suit the varying needs of its guests. Indeed, a splendid selection of single, twin, double or family rooms, as well as accessible rooms are available. Rooms feature complimentary wireless internet access, electronic door locks and safes, individual controlled air-conditioning and satellite television. The Balmoral prides itself in having some of the largest rooms for its star rating in Durban. The Balmoral’s spacious Waterfront Restaurant prepares some of Durban’s finest cuisine, specializing in authentic curries.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 6: DRAKENSBERG GARDENS GOLF & SPA RESORT, SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG

Southern Drakensberg

The Southern Drakensberg is a wonderland of woodlands, forests, lakes and rivers, all set against the dramatic backdrop of this spectacular mountain range. Several nature reserves fall into the area and protect a wide variety of flora and fauna, including some rare antelope species and, at Kamberg, a network of beautiful hiking trails lead to caves decorated with ancient Khoisan art. Trout thrive in the region’s reservoirs and waterways, making it a magnet for fly-fishermen, while horse riding and mountain biking are also popular pursuits in this scenic part of the world. The ultimate highlight of the Southern Drakensberg, however, is the Sani Pass, which – at almost 3,000 metres above sea level – is South Africa’s highest pass, leading all the way to the Lesotho border and offering magnificent vistas along the way.

Activities

Morning Drive through KZN

Morning Himeville Museum

Lunch For Own Account

Lunch Drakensberg Mountains

Evening Dinner Not Included

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Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day  6 The Balmoral Hotel Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort   Transfer

Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

Poised on a scenic 860 hectare World Heritage site, Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort is a one-of-a-kind retreat for guests to reconnect, relax and unwind. One can venture into the great outdoors – hiking, horse riding, canoeing or trout fishing – play a round on the Southern Drakensberg’s only rated 18 hole golf course, mountain bike, or simply relax beside the swimming pools or on your patio taking in the spectacular views.

Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort offers spacious and comfortable accommodation with standard, superior and deluxe rooms. All have private bathrooms, television with DSTV channels, telephones and tea and coffee making facilities. This resort is the ideal venue to experience one of the world heritage sites without leaving the property and is perfect for families, groups or individuals alike.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 7: DRAKENSBERG GARDENS GOLF & SPA RESORT, SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG

Activities

Morning Full Day at Leisure

Morning Optional 4×4 Sani to Lesotho Tour

Lunch and Evening Dinner on Own Account

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 8: MBOTYI RIVER LODGES, THE WILD COAST

The Wild Coast

Stretching for over 200km along one of South Africa’s most pristine, wild and beautiful sections of shoreline, the Wild Coast is renowned for its hidden coves, secluded beaches, and rolling emerald hills. Those who love peace, quiet and the great outdoors would be hard-pressed to find a better holiday destination than this scenic wilderness, while it also provides plenty of activities to keep the active and adventurous amused, including fishing, diving, and swimming.

Visitors can also look forward to exploring the traditional Xhosa villages that dot the hills, lazing in a hammock, and hiking along the breathtakingly beautiful coastline, which boasts secret swimming holes, rocky headlands, sheer cliffs, footprint-free beaches, and lazy lagoons.

Activities

Morning Sani Pass

Lunch For Own Account

Afternoon Wild Coast

Evening Dinner Included

Dinner Included

The cost of your dinner is included.

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day  8 Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort Mbotyi River Lodge   Transfer

Overnight: Mbotyi River Lodge      

Welcome to Mbotyi on the Wild Coast…

A warm welcome waits at Mbotyi River Lodge; a 3 star rated family hotel and holiday resort on the stunning Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  Pondoland’s best kept secret is situated at the mouth of the tidal Mbotyi River nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean.

This unique Wild Coast hotel is the perfect place for a peaceful, tranquil holiday or for the more adventurous traveller wanting to experience the many amazing natural treasures like waterfalls and forests this coast has to offer. Perfect relaxing family holiday on the Wild Coast…

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 9: THE KELWAY HOTEL, PORT ELIZABETH

Port Elizabeth

Set on Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, Port Elizabeth also referred to as PE, is known as the Friendly City as well as the Windy City and hopefully, if you stay here you will get a chance to experience the former and not the latter. Port Elizabeth was established to home British settlers who were brought out on a government-sponsored program to provide a buffer between the Cape Dutch and the Xhosa conflict.

The little port grew from there and today it is the gateway to the beautiful Garden Route and serves as an excellent base to explore the Eastern Cape’s magnificent game reserves and pristine beaches. Visitors can explore the Addo Elephant National Park, inhabited by hundreds of elephants; and other wildlife, climb the area’s largest dune at Maitland’s Beach and jump on a boat tour to spot rare seabirds and whales.

Activities

Morning Nelson Mandela Museum

Morning East London

Lunch and Evening Dinner on Own Account

Afternoon Grahmstown

Afternoon Port Elizabeth

 

Nelson Mandela Museum

The Nelson Mandela Museum was opened in 2000 as a non-profit government project. It is currently divided into two main sites: the Bhunga Building in Mthatha, and the Youth & Heritage Centre in the village of Qunu, where Nelson Mandela’s spent his childhood years. The Bhunga Building features regular temporary exhibitions documenting Mandela’s life and vision, while the museum in Qunu hosts exhibitions, tours and offers accommodation and conference facilities. Mandela himself described the museum as ‘part of a portfolio of legacy projects that seek to transform the heritage landscape from our apartheid past. At the same time, it is a resource for promoting economic development throughout tourism in an impoverished region of the country.’

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 9 Mbotyi River Lodge The Kelway Hotel   Transfer

Overnight: The Kelway Hotel         

The Kelway Hotel is a paradise away from home. The multi graded 3 and 4-star timber structure hotel offers 36 luxuries, 25 standard and 2 premier rooms. Farriagers, is a casual yet sophisticated restaurant and bar. Breakfasts, lunches, candlelit dinners, or light meals on the terrace can be enjoyed while taking in the views across Algoa Bay. Pre-dinner drinks on the viewing deck often include sightings of dolphins or one of the bays resident whale families.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 10: THE DUNES RESORT & HOTEL, PLETTENBERG BAY

Plettenberg Bay

Set along the spectacularly scenic Garden Route in South Africa, the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay is a popular holiday destination. The Portuguese explorers called it the ‘Beautiful Bay’, and it’s easy to see why – Plettenberg Bay is a picturesque, charming town with endless pristine beaches, tranquil lagoons, clean rivers, indigenous forests and a dramatic rocky peninsula. Playground to the wealthy, beach mansions overlook the Indian Ocean, often dotted with luxury yachts, while leisure time is given over to polo and golf, among other things. However, all kinds of visitors will feel at peace here as simply swimming in the warm water on a safe beach is a great way to experience the beauty of Plettenberg Bay.

Activities

Morning Garden Route

Morning Storms river

Morning Bramon Wine Estate

Lunch and Evening Dinner on Own Account

Afternoon Plettenberg Bay

Garden Route

Sandwiched between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains and the glistening Indian Ocean, this lush 200-kilometre stretch of coastal plain between Mossel Bay and Storms River Mouth provides one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Visitors typically base themselves at the heart of the Garden Route – either in Knysna, completes with its scenic lagoon; or neighbouring Plettenberg Bay, famous for its excellent beaches – and then spend a few days exploring countless surrounding attractions. Whether you are seeking pristine, uncrowded white-sand beaches, world-class golf courses, ancient forests, top-notch surf spots, extraordinary nature reserves, excellent hiking opportunities or exhilarating outdoor adventures such as bungee jumping or zip lining, the Garden Route has it all.

Storms river

Backed by the Tsitsikamma Mountains’ mighty Storms River Peak and surrounded by swathes of indigenous forest, Storms river Village, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is an incredibly scenic destination known as an adventure sporter’s paradise. At the Tsitsikamma National Park and others nearby, adrenaline-junkies delight in ample opportunities for canopying, zip lining, tubing, bungee jumping, kayaking, and snorkelling, seaway riding, cycling, and hiking through the bright green, wildlife-rich jungles, rivers and sea. The renowned Otter Trail begins here, and the famous surf mecca Jeffrey’s Bay is just 80 kilometres away. Other highlights include: the luxury spa at the Armagh Country Lodge; several charming craft stalls and boutiques; and a collection of interesting restaurants, such as Marilyn’s 60’s Diner, a retro eatery decorated with a jukebox, 1961 Dodge Lancer and various other vintage cars.

Bramon Wine Estate

Bramon, the only Wine Estate this far east of the Western Cape, has broken new ground by pioneering vineyards. Producing a superior ‘cap classique’ sparkling wine, the first and only to be produced in the country. Plettenberg Bay has subsequently been classified as a wine of origin region. A coup for the area! A dry brut with granny smith apple aromas & a zesty lingering lime finish. New cultivars planted will increase the range and uniqueness Bramon has become synonymous with. Call 0445348007 for restaurant bookings or further information.

Plettenberg Bay

Set along the spectacularly scenic Garden Route in South Africa, the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay is a popular holiday destination. The Portuguese explorers called it the ‘Beautiful Bay’, and it’s easy to see why – Plettenberg Bay is a picturesque, charming town with endless pristine beaches, tranquil lagoons, clean rivers, indigenous forests and a dramatic rocky peninsula. Playground to the wealthy, beach mansions overlook the Indian Ocean, often dotted with luxury yachts, while leisure time is given over to polo and golf, among other things. However, all kinds of visitors will feel at peace here as simply swimming in the warm water on a safe beach is a great way to experience the beauty of Plettenberg Bay.

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 10 The Kelway Hotel The Dunes Resort & Hotel   Transfer

Overnight: The Dunes Resort & Hotel        

The Dunes Hotel and Resort is situated on the beautiful pristine Garden Route, in the bustling town of Plettenberg bay, in the Western Cape Province. A mere 1 hour drive from George will bring you to this stunning coastal resort. The hotel offers 46 luxuriously furnished rooms with en-suite bathroom, select DSTV channels and air conditioning. Also available are the modern duplex self
catering units ideal for families and friends, situated next to the hotel.

The Dunes is the perfect destination for relaxing family holidays, weddings cocktail parties, conferences, launches and exhibitions. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, sparkling swimming pools and shop, for the exclusive use of guests. The Dunes offers an exclusive conference facility for up to 250 delegates.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 11: THE DUNES RESORT & HOTEL, PLETTENBERG BAY

Activities

Morning Full Day at Leisure

Morning Optional Knysna Tour

Lunch and Evening Dinner on Own Account

Afternoon Elephant Interaction

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 12: PROTEA HOTEL BY MARRIOTT OUDTSHOORN RIEMPIE ESTATE, OUDTSHOORN

Oudtshoorn

Located along the well-known Route 62 in South Africa’s beautiful Klein Karoo, the charming town of Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world. It is surrounded by numerous ostrich farms and the golden arid landscape of the Karoo. Visitors can enjoy the locally produced wine and port; sample ostrich meat and biltong; learn about the ostrich feather boom at the C.P. Nel Museum; and visit the world-renowned Cango Caves, the largest cave system in Africa featuring ancient rock formations and sparkling stalactites and stalagmites.

Other popular activities include: mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding, and taking a day trip to the quaint town of Prince Albert over the scenic Swartberg Pass.

Activities

Morning Outeniqua Pass

Morning Safari Ostrich Show farm

Morning Cango Caves

Lunch and Evening Dinner Own Account

Afternoon Cango Wildlife Ranch

Outeniqua Pass

The road between George and Outshoorn has been upgraded four times and the Outeniqua Pass is the most modern and popular version. One of the world’s grandest road passes, the views are incredible.

Safari Ostrich Show farm

The Safari Ostrich Show farm is an ostrich farm located in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route, South Africa. The farm is approximately 1800 hectares in size and boasts a beautiful old homestead build with sandstone called a “Feather Palace”.

This is the first ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn and South Africa where the Kenyan Red and Zimbabwe Blue Ostriches can be seen. Visitors will also get to see White Ostriches and the second biggest bird in the world, namely the Emu from Australia.

The tour also consists of a visit to the Incubator Room where chicks are hatched inside incubators. The room is fitted with a “Spy-Camera” which allows for a real close and personal perspective of the hatching process.

Cango Caves

The spectacular Cango Caves are a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rock formations that attracts thousands of visitors annually. They extend more than two kilometres into the Swartberg Mountains and visitors can take guided tours that wind through narrow passageways and steep stairways linking the massive caverns.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

The Cango Wildlife Ranch promotes awareness and conservation of endangered species, while encouraging supervised interaction – making this a wonderful destination for children of all ages. Housing the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre worldwide, visitors can view these powerful, speedy cats in a natural bushveld environment from elevated walkways. From predators of the land to predators of the water, visitors can then move on to the crocodile and alligator enclosures to study more of the world’s most dangerous beasts.

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 12 The Dunes Resort & Hotel Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate   Transfer

Overnight: Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate  

Protea Hotel Riempie Estate is situated in a farm-like setting with well-appointed thatched rondawels, only 20 minutes away from the Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch and Ostrich Farms. The hotel offers an excellent restaurant that serves the best in country fare and guests can keep their heart rates up with amenities nearby like golf, tennis, squash, gym and bowls. Rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and the chalets provide a tranquil atmosphere and privacy for guests. Protea Hotel Riempie Estate boasts a country-style function room accommodating up to 120 guests for weddings, banquets and conferences.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 13:  PROTEA HOTEL FIRE & ICE BY MARRIOTT CAPE TOWN, CAPE TOWN

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.

Activities

Morning Route 62

Morning Montagu

Morning Robertson

Lunch and Evening Dinner on Own Account

Afternoon Cape Town Lodge

 

Montagu

Situated in the beautiful province of the Western Cape in South Africa, Montagu is a popular stop along the famous Route 62, a scenic alternative to the N2 highway. This quaint town serves as the gateway to the Little Karoo and is well-known for its natural hot springs, heritage and idyllic setting. The rugged terrain features majestic mountains, spectacular passes, vineyards, orchards and rivers. It is a popular destination for rock climbers who flock here to scramble up the many rugged rocky outcrops and cliff faces encircling this charming town. Visitors can explore the wide picturesque streets lined with over twenty Cape Victorian national monuments, discover a wide range of wining and dining options, and soak up the scenic tranquillity on one of the many hiking trails in and around Montagu.

Robertson

Known as ‘the heart of the wine route’, Robertson lies along the longest wine route in the world, which stretches from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s stunning Western Cape Province. As the Cape’s largest wine producing region, swathed with fruit orchards and overflowing with award-winning restaurants, wine and food are the primary draw cards of the town. However, there is much more on offer here, most notably the village’s breathtakingly picturesque scenery: Robertson is known for its flowers, with its columns of red and yellow cannas, abundant rose bushes, and jacaranda-lined streets.

The 150-year-old town also boasts several national monuments, including the Pink Church, the Edwardian No 12 Piet Retief Street and the Museum, as well as many gorgeous Victorian houses. Other highlights include: the wonderful contemporary Robertson Art Gallery, a huge array of outdoor sports, and several festivals throughout the year.

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 13 Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriott Cape Town   Transfer

Overnight: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriott Cape Town   

This ultra-chic hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Cape Town and is a mere 5 minutes from the V&A Waterfront. Set within walking distance of tourist attractions such as the hip night life of Long Street as well as 15 minutes from Cape Town’s famous beaches, Camps Bay and Clifton. Mingle with fellow guests and locals, or enjoy our crisp glass bar, a coffee brewery by day and party ticket by night featuring signature milkshakes and cocktails.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 14: PROTEA HOTEL FIRE & ICE BY MARRIOTT CAPE TOWN, CAPE TOWN

Activities

Morning Full Day at Leisure

Morning Optional Cape Point Tour

Lunch and Evening Dinner For Own Account

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 15: END OF ITINERARY

Activities

Morning Optional Table Mountain Tour

Lunch For Own Account

Afternoon Transfer Cape Town International Airport (CPT) for your International flight back home!

Cape Town International Airport [CPT] is the second busiest airport in South Africa and is a 25 minute drive from the city centre. The airport serves several International and all major domestic destinations.

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 15 Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriott Cape Town Cape Town International Airport [CPT] for your departure flight back home   Transfer

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