"Garden Route Oystercatcher" Private Small Group

6 nights from only
R13 035
per person sharing
ID # 2999
Valid: 05 Oct 20 to 11 Jan 21
Duration: 6 Nights

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 Day guided journey
  • 6 Breakfasts, 3 dinners including gratuities
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in Standard Rooms
     
  • Transportation including toll fees
     
  • TOUR DESCRIPTION:
    Take a roundtrip journey departing from the Mother City, Cape Town and travel along South Africa's celebrated Garden Route. All who travel this route can't help but be seduced by its natural beauty and all its hidden treasure towns, each a unique experience. A collection of the Garden's Route's finest is featured in this trip and unforgettable memories are guaranteed. From the ostrich capital of the world to the best land-based whale watching spot (in season), the Garden Route is a holiday destination unlike any other.
  • Entrance fees to Stony Point Nature Reserve
     
  • 3 Wine tastings
     
  • Visit to Cape Agulhas (the southernmost tip of Africa) and Stanford
  • Drive through historic Swellendam
  • Visit to the Map of Africa viewpoint
  • Visit to Bloukrans Bridge (world’s highest bungee jump – jump is for own account
  • Entrance fees to Storms River Mouth and the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park
     
  • Ostrich Farm Tractor Tour in Oudtshoorn
     
  • Drive through the scenic Schoemanshoek Valley
  • Experience the famous Route 62
  • Porterage and sightseeing as specified
  • Services of a fully qualified English speaking tour guide

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Please note this tour only operates on selected set departures: 05 October 2020, 02 November 2020, 07 December 2020, 11 January 2021.  If cancelled less than 48 hours prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fees. One suitcase and one overnight bag per person is allowed. Cullinan Guided Journeys accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to luggage or personal property from whatsoever cause arising. Passengers are advised to take up adequate insurance cover. Minimum 4 guests required for tour to operate. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Block out dates apply: 19 December 2020 – 05 January 2021. Transportation is based on 70% loading capacity according to Government Regulations:
  • 4-8 people will travel in a 13 seater Quantum with 1 driver/guide (1 person guiding and driving the vehicle)
  • 9-10 people will travel in a 15 seater Sprinter with 1 guide & 1 driver
  • 11-22 people will travel in a 32 seater Coach with 1 guide & 1 driver
  • 23-24 people will travel in a 39 seater Coach with 1 guide & 1 driver
These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN – PRINGLE BAY - HERMANUS

The journey begins from Cape Town at 08h30. You will travel the scenic coastal route via Pringle Bay to Kleinmond. En-route there will be a stop at Stony Point Nature Reserve, home to a colony of African Penguins. Once in Kleinmond, you will be about to explore the harbour with its open market atmosphere featuring local arts and crafts stalls, delis and bistros. The next stop is the Dassiesfontein Farm Stall that is packed with traditional farmers fare and locally produced products of the Overberg. The final visit of the day is a wine tasting at Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate. Overnight in Hermanus [Dinner]

DAY 2: CAPE AGULHAS – STANFORD

After breakfast, you will travel the coastal route to Cape Agulhas, the true meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian oceans and the southernmost tip of Africa. While there, you will have the opportunity to visit an arts and crafts shop that has a lovely selection of handcrafted items, perfect for travel keepsakes. It is then a return to Hermanus via a stop in Stanford, a charming riverside village with antique stores, vineyards and quaint coffee shops. Overnight in Hermanus [Breakfast]

DAY 3: HERMANUS - KNYSNA

After breakfast, you will depart from Hermanus at 08h30. The journey drives through Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa. It boasts more than 50 provincial heritage sites, most of them perfect examples of Cape Dutch architecture. A visit to Tuinplaas, is an escape into the extraordinary, where the artistically inclined Coetzee family in Albertinia showcase cement creations in a beautiful garden setting. You will also be able to see the world’s largest hand knitted jersey, knitted by the ladies of Albertinia. The journey continues with a stop at the ‘Map of Africa’ in Wilderness, a viewpoint that offers a unique sight, imitating a map of Africa. The last stop will be at Timberlake Organic Village before the final leg to Knysna for your overnight stay. Overnight in Knysna [Breakfast & Dinner]

DAY 4: STORMS RIVER MOUTH – TSITSIKAMMA FOREST

An early start at 08h30 leaves the day open to wonderful adventures. Departing from Knysna, there will be a stop at Bloukrans Bridge for adrenaline junkies to experience the world’s high bungee jump (for your own account). After the rush of the jump, it’s time to head to the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth. They are tucked away between mountains and ocean and you will follow the mouth trail walk along the board walk. The famed suspension bridge is the ideal spot for photographic opportunities. It’s then back to Knysna with a stop at the Eastern Head viewpoint to marvel at the beauty of this region. Overnight in Knysna [Breakfast]

DAY 5: PLETTENBERG BAY

After breakfast, you will depart from Knysna at 09h00. Today is about discovering one of South Africa’s top local spots, Plettenberg Bay. Renowned for seemingly endless stretches of white sandy beaches, crystal-blue water and local arts & crafts shops. Explore South Africa’s smallest wine growing region, tasting its award-winning Method Cap Classique wines and other cooler climate cultivars. You will return to Knysna in the afternoon. Overnight in Knysna [Breakfast]  

DAY 6: KNYSNA – OUDTSHOORN

Mid-morning, the journey continues to Oudtshoorn. Oudtshoorn is inland from the famous Garden Route and is known as the ostrich capital of South Africa. Royalty, emperors, maharajahs and high society once adorned themselves with the world’s finest feathers. While in this town and revelling in the wide-open spaces of the Klein Karoo, you will have a wine tasting at a boutique, family-owned wine and fruit estate in the Schoemanshoek Valley. You will then learn more about ostrich farming on a guided tractor tour on a working ostrich farm. Overnight in Oudtshoorn [Breakfast & Dinner]  

DAY 7: OUDTSHOORN – CAPE TOWN

After breakfast, you will depart from Oudtshoorn at 09h00. You will continue through the Klein Karoo and the famed Route 62 to the village of Barrydale. It is nestled at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains and is packed with local arts and crafts shops and the Diesel and Crème Vintage diner, famous for its milkshakes. The next stop is a visit to the Van Loveren Wine Estate in the Robertson Valley. You will enjoy a wine tasting before heading back to Cape Town via the scenic Du Toit’s Kloof Pass. You will arrive in Cape Town as approximately 17h00. [Breakfast]