We leave Cape Town early and travel to the Cape's famed winelands region.
Stellenbosch, centre of the considerable wine industry, is one of the prettiest
of all small towns in South Africa, while the wines, wild flowers and fruits of
the valley are amongst the finest in the world. We visit some of the area's most
elegant wine estates, touring their cellars, tasting their superb wines and
enjoying leisurely strolls around their magnificent grounds and stately homes.
We overnight on a wine farm.
DAY 2 Leaving
the winelands, we head through the unique and scenically spectacular Klein Karoo
to arrive in Oudtshoorn, the "ostrich capital" of the world, with great flocks
of ostriches providing a spectacle to be seen nowhere else in the world.
The ostrich is surely one of the world's most peculiar birds and after breakfast
we visit a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm. Our guided tour includes watching a
thrilling ostrich race. We then 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. We
overnight in Oudtshoorn.
DAY 3 After
a leisurely breakfast, we Visit the Cango Wildlife ranch where the cheetah play
the star role. Crossing the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains, we descend into the
Garden Route. Arriving in Knysna, we begin to explore this charming village with
its myriad attractions for visitors. We wind up the day with a sunset cruise on
the Knysna Lagoon. Overnight in Knysna.
named Bahia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) by the first
Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay more than
lives up to its name as you spend the day in its
environs, experiencing your choice of the 101
delights available in the area.
The coastal road we follow wends it's way 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
tranquility along the Garden Route. Our exploration of this ancient forest
leads through the tangle of trees, ferns and creepers and the the undisputed
monarch of the forest - gigantic Outeniqua Yellowwoods.
Optional activities include: Monkeyland; Birds of Eden or the Knysna Elephant
The energetic can follow a horse trail through the forest, canoe a river trail
or play a round of golf. The angler can go exciting deep-sea fishing. The
bird-watcher can observe exquisite birdlife in forest, mountain, fynbos and
coastal habitats. There is the Robberg Nature Reserve to explore with its
incredible richness of flora, birds and inter-tidal life.
There are fascinating stone-age caves and middens to explore. For the less
energetic there are long golden beaches offering sun-lovers the delight of safe
swimming or strolls along the beach-combing for the delicate Pansy Shell. (Sand
We head down to Mossel Bay. Enjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island to view seals,
whales and sometimes the Great White Shark. We also explore the Diaz Museum.
After an opportunity to do some last minute shopping and enjoy lunch at the
Mall. We drop of our guests in the mid afternoon at George Airport for your
This tour can begin in George and end
Cape Town with slight changes to the
Accommodation in International Tourist Class
Guest Houses, breakfasts, ground transportation,
driver/ guide and entrance to all activities as
Dinners, lunches, optional activities on day 4, alcoholic beverages and items of
a personal nature.
Cango Wildlife Ranch