- Port Elizabeth
- Cape Town
Then we're off to Oudtshoorn, dubbed the feather capital of the world. If you haven't heard or read about the Cango Caves, prepare for something extraordinary. Their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites, are an awe-inspiring natural creation, and we'll be standing right inside them. Depending on the season, our return to Cape Town will either involve a gentle drive along the coast at Hermanus, so we can catch a glimpse of Southern Right whales frolicking off shore; or, we'll take you via the scenic Route 62. Feathers to fine art to forests, our Garden Route Splendour tour gives youa little of everything you'll like best!Tour Itinerary Day 1 : (Sun) Port Elizabeth / Knysna (D)
We set off from the airport between 12h00 and 13h00 (and earlier if everyone has already arrived), travelling through the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest towards the romantic seaside resort of Knysna, in the heart of the famous Garden Route, with scenic stops along the way. Dinner and overnight in Knysna.Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Hotel or similar
Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone 'Heads' which guard the sea entrance to Knysna's huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches beyond. After lunch the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this lovely and special town.Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Hotel or similar
This morning we enjoy the wonderful views of the spectacular Outeniqua Passen route to Oudtshoorn, the 'feather capital of the world', so named, because it's the centre of South Africa's ostrich industry. After lunch, we learn more about these hardy, enigmatic creatures during a tour of an ostrich farm. We then head underground for a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves, one of South Africa's most incredible natural wonders. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.Accommodation: Oudtshoorn Inn or similar
A day of magnificent vistas. Enjoy the ever changing passing canvas as we travel to Cape Town. During the whale season we will travel via the seaside village of Hermanus in the hopes of catching a glimpse of southern right whales, which frolic offshore (July to November only). Out of season we will return to Cape Town along 'Route 62'.
- 3 Breakfasts.
- 2 Lunches.
- 1 Dinner.
- Hotel porterage included.