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Discover the splendour of South Africa’s
Garden Route on this introductory tour
taking in quaint towns, magnificent scenery,
wildlife and gastronomy. Starting 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 The Pepper
Club 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 visiting the impressive
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden before heading
towards Hout Bay. Join an optional boat cruise
to Seal Island before admiring the natural wild beauty of the Cape of Good Hope. Take
the funicular to the lighthouse for the best
views of the dramatic landscape. Head to
Simonstown for lunch and visit the penguin
breeding colony at Boulders Beach. 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.
This evening enjoy a group dinner at Gold
Restaurant with a drumming session. (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 to Swellendam, the third
oldest settlement in South Africa. Overnight at
Gaikou Lodge (or similar). (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, D)
This morning visit Birds of Eden, the largest
free-flight 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 to enjoy
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 a final night at The Pepper Club
(or similar). (B)
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.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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