Discover the splendour of South Africa's Garden Route on this introductory tour taking in quaint towns, magnificent scenery, wildlife and gastronomy. Start in the vibrant city of Cape Town, travel along this compact coastal belt with its wide beaches, lakes, indigenous forest and impressive mountain passes. Encounter the region's beauty, staying in boutique properties along the way and dining on delicious local cuisine, before returning to Cape Town.
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Overnight flight to Cape Town (regional
connections available) with British Airways. (N)
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. (N)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 • Fly to London
Day at leisure to explore or take optional excursions.
Evening flight to London. (B)
Morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch,
D: Dinner, N: No meals.
If you would like to stay in a
different hotel in Cape Town such as the Cape
Grace or Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, please
enquire with your tour consultant.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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