the Winelands of the Cape and the spectacular
Garden Route. Join our awesome private / small
group tour with overnight stays in Knysna,
Oudtshoorn and the Cape Winelands.
Relax in hot water mineral
with wholesome, nutritious cuisine. De-stress at our spa
and body treatment salons and indulge yourself at world
class wine estates.
Experience the spectacular Cango Caves
and Ostriches. View seals, whales and marine bird-life
in Mossel Bay. Stroll along pristine beaches with no
other footprints – only the endangered Oystercatcher.
Visit ancient forests where elusive wild elephants and
leopards lurk in the shadows. See Giant Yellowwood trees
at Natures Valley. Drive through the Cape Floral Kingdom
of Fynbos and Proteas.
a boat cruise to the stunning Knysna Heads and delight
in the shopping and fine culinary delights at the Knysna
Waterfront. Taste oysters and some of the regions finest
wines and fresh juices.
The tour is conducted by an experienced
chauffeur driver/ guide / host who will remain with you
throughout the tour. Luxury accommodation is in Guest
Houses, Lodges or Villas and includes daily breakfasts.
Also included are some Dinners, Lunches and entry fees
to Activities & Attractions as per itinerary.
The Tour begins in Cape Town and ends at
George or Port Elizabeth. From there, you have an option
of Flying or by travelling
by road in a Luxury Coach or a Private Road Transfer to
your next destination.
A Typical Itinerary
Tasting + Lunch)
We leave Cape Town at 09h00 and travel to the Cape's famed wine-lands region.
The first stop is Babylonstoren -
of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in the
Winelands. It has a
fruit and vegetable garden of beauty, fine food & wine and a sense of
We begin with a guided tour of the fruit and fresh vegetable
garden which offers an
tapestry of botanical diversity.
Our next activity will be a cellar tour and wine
tasting of the fine wines of Babylonstoren.
Lunch will be served in the Greenhouse Restaurant. The
Greenhouse offers guests a wonderful refreshment station
after their walk through the garden. All food is
served picnic-style in wooden crates with the preserves,
jams and salads served in weck jars, while fresh bread
from a wood-fired oven is wrapped in the iconic
blue-and-white Babylonstoren paper.
Menus are always guided by what is available in the
garden. We have a farm-to-fork philosophy which means we
like to serve food that is seasonal and that reflects
our “pick, clean and serve” approach.
After lunch visit some of the area's most
elegant wine estates for optional tasting of their superb wines.
Guests will have an opportunity to purchase organic wines or juices.
Overnight at Avalon Springs Hotel & Spa at the Montagu
Hot Water Mineral Springs.
Flowing naturally from a
fissure in the rock face, these waters contain minerals
that have healing powers. Although the water comes to the
surface at 43°C, it reaches the various pools at
different temperatures. Guests are free to spend the
evening or enjoy a
visit to the Health Spa. Free
for dinner at Cogmans Restaurant.
DAY 2 (Breakfast
- Wine Tasting & Lunch)
Leaving the Winelands, we head through the unique and
scenically spectacular Klein Karoo Route 62 to arrive in
Oudtshoorn, the "ostrich capital" of the world.
Great flocks of ostriches provide a spectacle to be
seen nowhere else.
Enjoy a wine-tasting with bread & cheese
platter at De Krans Wine Estate - an award winning wine estate at Calitzdorp.
The ostrich is surely one of the world's most peculiar birds and you will experience a
visit to a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn at
Boulders Lodge and Spa or similar.
The Spa offers a wellness haven that restores peace to
body & soul. Various treatments are available to promote health & beauty.
for Dinner at the exquisite Pomegranate dining room and enjoy a
memorable culinary experience. Vegetarian dishes are available.
DAY 3 (Breakfast
- Wine/juice tasting - Lunch)
After a leisurely breakfast, we
proceed to one of Africa's great wonders - the subterranean wonderland
of the Cango Caves. The largely unexplored sequence of vast caverns are filled
with amazing formations of glittering dripstone. Lunch is enjoyed along
with a tasting of Klein Karoo Wines or Juices.
Experience an Optional Big 5 Wildlife Safari in an open 4X4 Vehicle with
Crossing the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains, we descend into the Garden Route.
Our first Stop is the Wilderness where we stop for optional Craft Beer and Gin
(Juice and non-alcoholic beer available)
Arriving in Knysna, we begin to explore this charming village with its myriad
attractions for visitors. Overnight in Knysna at Paradise Private Zen.
eco-architecture with organic & indigenous plant-covered
roofs for healthy living… oft on the soul… and best of
all… high in vital life energy.
Paradise Private Zen is endowed with breathtaking handcrafted views over
the lagoon to the famous Knysna Heads.
Free for dinner at the Knysna Waterfront.
Today you will explore
Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma forest region. Originally
named Bahia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) by the first
Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay more than lives up
to its name as you spend time in its environs. We will
do some whale and dolphin spotting. In the winter months
there will be plenty of whales to view close to the
Lunch can be
Bocca Dolce Restaurant.
This quaint vegetarian/vegan café is on
the farm Quarry Lake, where owners Lello and Lisa
Incendiario grow and sell their own organic vegetables,
microgreens, and wheatgrass.
Alternatively a fresh sea-food lunch can be taken right
on the beach at Plettenberg Bay.
The coastal road we
follow winds along steep river gorges, over
spectacular mountain passes and through dense indigenous
forests and ferns. We visit the tiny settlement of
Nature's Valley, one of the loveliest havens of
tranquillity along the Garden Route. Our exploration of
this ancient forest leads through the tangle of trees,
ferns and creepers to the undisputed monarch of the
forest - gigantic Outeniqua Yellowwood trees.
An optional tour of Monkeyland or the Birds of Eden or the
Teniqua Wildlife Centre is
available before departing back to Knysna.
There will be time
to visit the award winning Le
Spa Tranquille, situated on the edge of the scenic Knysna Lagoon in Thesen
Island Harbour Town. The therapy rooms have picturesque views of the lagoon
which, combined with our therapists expert touch, guarantee a soothing
experience leaving you feeling rejuvenated and de-stressed.
Restore your well-being by indulging in treatments on
offer from vichy shower scrubs, massage, hot stone
therapy, reflexology, body wraps, specialised Clarins
and Guinot facials and bridal treats to OPI manicures
Optional sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Free for dinner at the
After breakfast guests may visit the
Spa Tranquille. Alternative optional activities include Yoga, Whale & Dolphin Watching, a
forest or beach walk or a round of golf at a Championship Course.
There will be an
opportunity to do some last minute shopping or enjoy lunch at the Garden Route Mall. We drop
of our guests in the mid afternoon at George / Port Elizabeth Airport.
This tour can begin in George / Port
Elizabeth and end in
Cape Town with slight changes to the
itinerary. If the above mentioned
accommodation is not available we will
replace it with alternative
accommodation of a similar nature.
in the Price:
Accommodation in Luxury 3 &
4 star Guest Houses, Lodges or Villas. Daily breakfasts, lunches on days 1-4. All
ground transportation, chauffer driver, three Wine Tastings,
Ostrich Farm Tour, Cango Caves, Bottled
Spring Water, tolls and taxes.
Not Included in the Price:
Dinners, lunch on day 5, optional activities, spa
and wellness treatments, alcoholic
beverages and items of a personal nature.
The Harvest Table - Babylonstoren
Wine Tasting in the Winelands
Hot Water Mineral Pools
Ostrich Show Ranch - Oudtshoorn
Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
Knysna - South
Africa's Favourite Town
Relax at Le Spa Tranquille