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Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town International Airport
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 4

Embark on a captivating 10-day journey through the Southern Splendors Expedition, a curated experience that combines the vibrant urban charm of Cape Town with the breathtaking natural wonders along the iconic Garden Route. From the cultural richness of Cape Town to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Tsitsikamma, and Hermanus, this expedition promises a diverse blend of experiences, adventures, and relaxation.

Highlights:

  • Cape Town (Days 1-3):
    • Explore the iconic landmarks of Cape Town, including Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, and Robben Island.
    • Immerse yourself in the city’s cultural tapestry with visits to museums, art galleries, and historic sites.
    • Savor the culinary delights of Cape Town’s renowned restaurants and markets.
  • Oudtshoorn (Days 4):
    • Venture into the heart of the Klein Karoo and discover the fascinating world of ostrich farming.
    • Explore the underground wonders of the Cango Caves, showcasing impressive limestone formations.
    • Interact with wildlife at the Cango Wildlife Ranch and enjoy the scenic beauty of the region.
  • Knysna (Days 5 -6):
    • Cruise along the iconic Knysna Lagoon, surrounded by lush forests and the famous Knysna Heads.
    • Indulge in fresh seafood at the Knysna Waterfront and explore the vibrant arts and crafts scene.
    • Visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve for panoramic views and nature walks.
  • Tsitsikamma (Days 7- 8):
    • Embark on thrilling adventures in Tsitsikamma National Park, including the famous Storms River Mouth.
    • Discover the suspension bridge and enjoy activities such as zip-lining and kayaking.
    • Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the indigenous forests and coastal landscapes.
  • Hermanus (Day 9-10):
    • Experience the charm of Hermanus, known for its whale-watching opportunities (seasonal).
    • Stroll along the scenic cliff paths and enjoy the coastal atmosphere.
    • Optional wine tasting in the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.
Tour Details

The Southern Splendors Expedition is designed to provide a comprehensive exploration of the Western Cape, combining the allure of Cape Town’s urban vibrancy with the natural wonders of the Garden Route. This 10-day adventure promises an unforgettable journey through diverse landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and encounters with South Africa’s unique flora and fauna.

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Departure & Return Location

Cape Town international Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All accommodation.
  • Private guide and vehicle
  • Water on board
  • Internal flight and transfers
  • Park entry fees

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Premium drinks
  • Photographic equipment
  • Travelling insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
What to Expect

Overview:

Embark on a captivating 10-day journey through the Southern Splendors Expedition, a curated experience that combines the vibrant urban charm of Cape Town with the breathtaking natural wonders along the iconic Garden Route. From the cultural richness of Cape Town to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Tsitsikamma, and Hermanus, this expedition promises a diverse blend of experiences, adventures, and relaxation.

Highlights:

  • Cape Town (Days 1-3):
    • Explore the iconic landmarks of Cape Town, including Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, and Robben Island.
    • Immerse yourself in the city’s cultural tapestry with visits to museums, art galleries, and historic sites.
    • Savor the culinary delights of Cape Town’s renowned restaurants and markets.
  • Oudtshoorn (Days 4):
    • Venture into the heart of the Klein Karoo and discover the fascinating world of ostrich farming.
    • Explore the underground wonders of the Cango Caves, showcasing impressive limestone formations.
    • Interact with wildlife at the Cango Wildlife Ranch and enjoy the scenic beauty of the region.
  • Knysna (Days 5 -6):
    • Cruise along the iconic Knysna Lagoon, surrounded by lush forests and the famous Knysna Heads.
    • Indulge in fresh seafood at the Knysna Waterfront and explore the vibrant arts and crafts scene.
    • Visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve for panoramic views and nature walks.
  • Tsitsikamma (Days 7- 8):
    • Embark on thrilling adventures in Tsitsikamma National Park, including the famous Storms River Mouth.
    • Discover the suspension bridge and enjoy activities such as zip-lining and kayaking.
    • Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the indigenous forests and coastal landscapes.
  • Hermanus (Day 9-10):
    • Experience the charm of Hermanus, known for its whale-watching opportunities (seasonal).
    • Stroll along the scenic cliff paths and enjoy the coastal atmosphere.
    • Optional wine tasting in the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

Accommodations:

Carefully selected accommodations offer a blend of luxury, comfort, and unique local experiences, enhancing the overall journey.

Transportation:

Travel comfortably with a combination of scenic drives, guided tours, and, where applicable, short domestic flights for a seamless and enjoyable expedition.

The Southern Splendors Expedition is designed to provide a comprehensive exploration of the Western Cape, combining the allure of Cape Town’s urban vibrancy with the natural wonders of the Garden Route. This 10-day adventure promises an unforgettable journey through diverse landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and encounters with South Africa’s unique flora and fauna.

  • Cape Town (Days 1-3): Explore the iconic landmarks of Cape Town, including Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, and Robben Island.
  • Oudtshoorn (Days 4): Venture into the heart of the Klein Karoo and discover the fascinating world of ostrich farming.
  • Knysna (Days 5 -6): Cruise along the iconic Knysna Lagoon, surrounded by lush forests and the famous Knysna Heads.
  • Tsitsikamma (Days 7- 8): Embark on thrilling adventures in Tsitsikamma National Park, including the famous Storms River Mouth.
  • Hermanus (Day 9-10): Experience the charm of Hermanus, known for its whale-watching opportunities (seasonal).
Itinerary

Day 1 πŸŒ† Welcome to Cape Town - Arrival Itinerary

Arrive Cape Town, South Africa & Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa’s β€œMother City.” 

Embark on a seamless and luxurious welcome to Cape Town, designed to ease you into the beauty and charm of this iconic city. This itinerary ensures a smooth arrival, transfer to your hotel, and the opportunity to unwind with a picturesque sundowner.

Afternoon Arrival:

  • 2:00 PM: Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, where you’ll be warmly welcomed by your private transfer.

Transfer to Hotel:

  • 2:30 PM: Private transfer to your chosen hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy the scenic drive, taking in the city’s landmarks and coastline.

Hotel Check-in and Rest:

  • 3:00 PM: Check into your hotel and unwind in the comfort of your accommodation.
  • 4:30 PM: Enjoy some leisure time to rest and refresh.

Sundowner Experience:

  • 5:30 PM: Head to a selected rooftop bar or scenic spot to savor a delightful sundowner. Capture the breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the cityscape as the sun sets.

Evening at Leisure:

  • 7:00 PM: Choose to dine at your hotel’s restaurant or explore one of Cape Town’s renowned eateries for a delicious dinner.

Optional Enhancements:

  • 🌊 Harbor Cruise: Opt for a relaxing harbor cruise to witness Cape Town’s coastline from the water.
  • 🎭 Cultural Experience: Attend an evening cultural performance or explore Cape Town’s vibrant arts scene.

Key Inclusions:

  • βœ”οΈ Private transfer from the airport to your hotel.
  • βœ”οΈ Hotel check-in for a comfortable stay.
  • βœ”οΈ Sundowner experience at a scenic location.

Note: The exact timing of activities can be adjusted based on your arrival schedule.

This welcome itinerary ensures a relaxed start to your Cape Town adventure, providing a taste of the city’s beauty and hospitality. Book now for a memorable beginning to your South African journey.

#WelcomeToCapeTown #LuxuryArrival #SundownerExperience #CityOfWonders

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Accommodation: The President Hotel, Bantry Bay

Room Type: Standard Room

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Day 2 Private Guided Tour: Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguins Exploration - Full Day

Embark on a full-day private guided tour to discover the natural wonders of Cape Point and the adorable inhabitants of Boulders Beach. Your expert guide will lead you through breathtaking landscapes, iconic landmarks, and the charming penguin colony for an unforgettable experience.

Morning: Cape Peninsula Discovery

  • 8:00 AM: Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Cape Town.
  • 8:30 AM: Begin your journey along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive, a winding coastal road with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Cape Point Highlights:

  • 10:00 AM: Explore Cape Point Nature Reserve and marvel at the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
  • 11:30 AM: Visit the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse for unparalleled views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • 12:30 PM: Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the ocean.

Afternoon: Boulders Beach Penguins

  • 2:00 PM: Head to Boulders Beach, home to a thriving African Penguin colony.
  • 3:00 PM: Stroll along the boardwalks, observing these charming creatures in their natural habitat.
  • 3:45 PM: Spend time relaxing on the beach or capturing the perfect photos with the penguins.

Return Journey:

  • 4:00 PM: Bid farewell to Boulders Beach and begin your leisurely drive back to Cape Town.
  • 5:00 PM: Arrive back at your accommodation, concluding a day filled with natural beauty and captivating wildlife.

Key Inclusions:

  • βœ”οΈ Private transportation with a knowledgeable local guide.
  • βœ”οΈ Entrance fees to Cape Point Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach.
  • βœ”οΈ Delicious lunch at a seaside restaurant.

Optional Enhancements:

  • πŸ“Έ Photography session with the penguins.
  • πŸ–οΈ Beach picnic at Boulders Beach.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Cape Point and the playful charm of Boulders Beach penguins on this exclusive full-day guided tour. Book now for a personalized and enriching experience.

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Accommodation: The President Hotel, Bantry Bay

Room Type: Standard Room

Day 3Guided Table mountain and City historical tour

Guided Table mountain and City historical tour

Embark on a captivating half-day adventure with our exclusive Table Mountain Exploration and Cape Town Historic City Tour. Your private drive ensures an intimate experience as you delve into the natural wonders and historical treasures that Cape Town has to offer.

Itinerary:

πŸš— Private Drive: Your personal guide and chauffeur will greet you for a seamless journey, ensuring comfort and flexibility throughout the tour.

πŸ”οΈ Table Mountain Exploration: Ascend to the summit of Table Mountain via a scenic drive or cable car ride. Revel in panoramic views of Cape Town, the surrounding coastline, and the iconic Twelve Apostles mountain range.

πŸ“Έ Photo Opportunities: Capture breathtaking moments against the backdrop of this natural wonder, immersing yourself in the unique flora and fauna that adorn the mountain.

🏰 Historic City Tour: Descend from Table Mountain to explore the historic heart of Cape Town. Visit landmarks such as the Company’s Garden, St. George’s Cathedral, and the vibrant Greenmarket Square.

πŸ›οΈ Cultural Insights: Gain insights into Cape Town’s rich history as your guide shares stories of its colonial past, apartheid struggle, and emergence into a vibrant multicultural hub.

🍽️ Optional Lunch: Enjoy an optional lunch at one of Cape Town’s charming eateries, surrounded by the city’s unique atmosphere.

Key Inclusions:

  • βœ”οΈ Private Transportation: Experience the tour in the comfort of your private vehicle.
  • βœ”οΈ Expert Guide: Benefit from the knowledge and insights of a local guide throughout the journey.
  • βœ”οΈ Flexible Schedule: Tailor the itinerary to your preferences, ensuring an immersive and personalized experience.

This half-day adventure promises to be a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and historical discovery. Book your Table Mountain Exploration and Cape Town Historic City Tour for an unforgettable private drive experience.

Accommodation: The President Hotel, Bantry Bay

Room Type: Standard Room

Day 4πŸ‡ Private Guided Tour: Cape Winelands Exploration - Full Day

πŸ‡ Private Guided Tour: Cape Winelands Exploration – Full Day

Embark on a luxurious full-day private guided tour to the renowned Cape Winelands, exploring the charming towns of Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch. Indulge in exquisite wines, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural richness as your expert guide leads you through this culinary and oenophile haven.

10:00 AM: Departure from Cape Town

  • Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Cape Town.

10:30 AM: Paarl – The Pearl of the Cape Winelands

  • Begin your day at the Paarl Wine Route, known for its historic charm and award-winning wines.
  • Visit a premium wine estate for a private tasting, exploring the nuances of their acclaimed vintages.

12:00 PM: Franschhoek – The Gourmet Capital of South Africa

  • Journey to Franschhoek, renowned for its world-class cuisine and stunning landscapes.
  • Savor a delicious lunch at a top-rated restaurant, surrounded by picturesque vineyards.

2:00 PM: Stellenbosch – Historic Elegance and Fine Wines

  • Explore Stellenbosch, a town steeped in history with Cape Dutch architecture.
  • Visit a boutique winery for an exclusive tasting experience, guided by passionate vintners.

3:30 PM: Leisurely Stroll and Shopping

  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Stellenbosch, filled with boutique shops and galleries.
  • Optionally, explore the Stellenbosch Village Museum or the botanical gardens.

4:00 PM: Tour ends

  • Drop at Stellenbosch and relax o

Key Inclusions:

  • βœ”οΈ Private transportation with a knowledgeable local guide.
  • βœ”οΈ Wine tastings at two premium estates.
  • βœ”οΈ Gourmet lunch at a renowned Franschhoek restaurant.

Optional Enhancements:

  • 🚁 Helicopter tour over the vineyards.
  • πŸ‡ Customized wine pairing experience.

Indulge in the finest wines, culinary delights, and cultural treasures of the Cape Winelands on this exclusive full-day guided tour. Book now for a day of sophisticated pleasures and memorable moments.

#CapeWinelandsTour #PrivateGuidedTour #WineTasting #CulinaryExploration

Overnight: Stellenbosch Hotel

Rooms: Standard

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5Day 5 Stellenbosch to Oudtshoorn via Route 62

Stellenbosch to Oudtshoorn via Route 62

Morning:

  • Check-Out from Stellenbosch Hotel (8 am):
    • Start the day by checking out from your Stellenbosch hotel after enjoying breakfast.
  • Drive via Route 62 (8:30 am – 12 pm):
    • Embark on a picturesque road trip along Route 62, one of the world’s scenic drives. Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes, charming small towns, and vineyards.
  • Coffee Stop in Montagu (10 am):
    • Take a break in the quaint town of Montagu. Visit a local coffee shop or bakery for a refreshing beverage and perhaps a snack.

Midday:

  • Explore Barrydale (12 pm – 1 pm):
    • Arrive in Barrydale, a small historic town on Route 62. Stroll along the main street, explore local boutiques, and perhaps have lunch at a charming cafΓ©.
  • Drive to Oudtshoorn (1 pm – 4 pm):
    • Continue your journey to Oudtshoorn, known for its ostrich farms and the Cango Caves. Enjoy the changing scenery as you approach the Klein Karoo region.

Afternoon:

  • Check-In at De Opstal (4 pm):
    • Arrive at De Opstal, your accommodation in Oudtshoorn. Check-in and unwind in the tranquil surroundings.
  • Visit Cango Caves (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm):
    • Head to the Cango Caves for a guided tour through the stunning limestone formations. Marvel at the chambers and learn about the geological history.

Evening:

  • Dinner at De Opstal (7:30 pm):
    • Enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant at De Opstal. Delight in local cuisine and unwind in the relaxed atmosphere.
  • Optional Evening Stroll (8:30 pm):
    • Take a leisurely stroll around the De Opstal property or enjoy the night sky in the serene Klein Karoo.

Notes:

  • Ensure your vehicle is prepared for a comfortable drive along Route 62.
  • Check the tour schedule for the Cango Caves and consider booking in advance.
  • De Opstal offers a tranquil farm setting, providing a peaceful retreat after a day of exploration.
  • The itinerary allows for flexibility, ensuring you can embrace the charm of small towns along Route 62.

Accommodation: De Opstal Lodge OudtshoornΒ 

Rooms: Standard Rooms

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6Day Tour from Oudtshoorn to Knysna - Meerkat Safari, Ostrich Farm, and Scenic Drive

Day Tour from Oudtshoorn to Knysna – Meerkat Safari, Ostrich Farm, and Scenic Drive

Morning:

  • Option for Meerkat Safari (Pre-dawn – Early Morning):
  • For early risers, an optional meerkat safari is available. Experience the magic of the sunrise as you observe these charming creatures in their natural habitat. (Note: This is an additional cost paid directly.)
  • Breakfast at De Opstal (8 am):
  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at De Opstal, preparing for the day’s adventures.

Mid-morning:

  • Visit an Ostrich Farm (9:30 am – 11 am):
  • Depart from Oudtshoorn and head to one of the renowned ostrich farms in the area. Learn about these fascinating birds, witness ostrich racing, and perhaps try your hand at riding an ostrich.
  • Departure to Knysna (11:30 am):
  • Hit the road toward Knysna, taking a scenic route that leads over the Outeniqua Mountains, passing through George and Wilderness.

Lunch (Optional, Depending on Time and Preferences):

  • Consider stopping at a local restaurant or cafΓ© along the route for lunch.

Afternoon:

  • Scenic Drive over Outeniqua Pass (1 pm – 3 pm):
  • Experience the breathtaking views as you cross the Outeniqua Pass. Capture the landscapes and enjoy the winding roads that lead to Knysna.
  • Arrival in Knysna (3:30 pm):
  • Check in at the luxury hotel in Knysna. Take some time to relax and enjoy the amenities.

Late Afternoon:

  • Explore Knysna Waterfront (4:30 pm – 6 pm):
  • Venture to the Knysna Waterfront, known for its vibrant atmosphere and stunning views. Explore the shops, art galleries, and perhaps enjoy a boat cruise on the lagoon.

Evening:

  • Dinner at the Hotel or Local Restaurant (7:30 pm):
  • Opt for a delightful dinner at the hotel’s restaurant or explore one of Knysna’s renowned dining establishments.
  • Relaxation at the Hotel (9 pm):
  • Unwind in the luxurious surroundings of the hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, whether it’s by the fireplace, in the spa, or stargazing on a terrace.

Notes:

  • The meerkat safari is optional and subject to availability. Confirm reservations in advance if interested.

Overnight: Simola Golf and Country Estate,Knysna Luxury Hotel

Rooms: Standard

Meals: BreakfastΒ 

Day 7Knysna and Surrounding Adventures

Knysna and Surrounding Adventures

Morning:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel (8 am):
  • Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, preparing for a day of exploration.
  • Visit Knysna Heads (9 am – 10:30 am):
  • Head to the iconic Knysna Heads. Enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the Knysna Lagoon. Take a leisurely stroll or hike to one of the viewpoints for stunning photo opportunities.

Mid-morning:

  • Explore Knysna Waterfront (11 am – 1 pm):
  • Return to the Knysna Waterfront for additional exploration. Visit the shops, art galleries, and enjoy a light lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants.

Afternoon:

  • Drive to Tsitsikamma Forest (2 pm – 3:30 pm):
  • Depart for Tsitsikamma Forest, known for its lush greenery and diverse plant life. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Garden Route.
  • Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour (4 pm – 6 pm):
  • Experience the thrill of a canopy tour through the treetops of the Tsitsikamma Forest. Soar through the ancient trees on zip lines and suspension bridges.

Evening:

  • Dinner in Plettenberg Bay (7:30 pm):
  • Drive to Plettenberg Bay for dinner. Choose from the array of restaurants overlooking the bay.
  • Optional Evening Activity (9 pm):
  • Depending on your preferences, consider a nightcap at a local bar or enjoy a peaceful evening at the hotel.

Day 8: Adventure in Plettenberg Bay and Return to Knysna

Morning:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel (8 am):
  • Enjoy another delightful breakfast at the hotel, preparing for an adventurous day.
  • Bungee Jumping at Bloukrans Bridge (9 am – 11 am):
  • Head to Bloukrans Bridge for an adrenaline-pumping experience – bungee jumping. Plunge off one of the world’s highest bungee bridges and revel in the breathtaking views.

Mid-morning:

  • Explore Plettenberg Bay (11:30 am – 1 pm):
  • Return to Plettenberg Bay and explore its beaches, shops, and cafΓ©s. Take a stroll along the picturesque coastline.

Lunch:

  • Enjoy lunch at one of the seaside restaurants or opt for a picnic on the beach.

Afternoon:

  • Visit Monkeyland and Birds of Eden (2:30 pm – 4:30 pm):
  • Explore the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Birds of Eden. Discover a diverse array of primates and birds in a lush forest setting.
  • Return to Knysna (5 pm):
  • Drive back to Knysna in the late afternoon.

Evening:

  • Dinner at a Local Restaurant (7:30 pm):
  • Choose a local restaurant in Knysna for a relaxed dinner, savoring the flavors of the Garden Route.
  • Relax at the Hotel (9 pm):
  • Spend the evening at the hotel, relishing the memories of your Garden Route adventures.

Notes:

  • Ensure reservations for specific activities, especially bungee jumping and canopy tours.
  • This itinerary provides flexibility, allowing you to tailor the day to your preferences and available activities.
  • Enjoy the unique experiences offered by each destination, from the tranquility of Knysna to the exhilarating adventures of Tsitsikamma and Plettenberg Bay

Overnight: Simola Golf and Country Estate,Knysna Luxury Hotel

Rooms: Standard

Meals: BreakfastΒ 

Day 8 Adventure in Plettenberg Bay and Return to Knysna

Adventure in Plettenberg Bay and Return to Knysna

Morning:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel (8 am):
  • Enjoy another delightful breakfast at the hotel, preparing for an adventurous day.
  • Bungee Jumping at Bloukrans Bridge (9 am – 11 am):
  • Head to Bloukrans Bridge for an adrenaline-pumping experience – bungee jumping. Plunge off one of the world’s highest bungee bridges and revel in the breathtaking views.

Mid-morning:

  • Explore Plettenberg Bay (11:30 am – 1 pm):
  • Return to Plettenberg Bay and explore its beaches, shops, and cafΓ©s. Take a stroll along the picturesque coastline.

Lunch:

  • Enjoy lunch at one of the seaside restaurants or opt for a picnic on the beach.

Afternoon:

  • Visit Monkeyland and Birds of Eden (2:30 pm – 4:30 pm):
  • Explore the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Birds of Eden. Discover a diverse array of primates and birds in a lush forest setting.
  • Return to Knysna (5 pm):
  • Drive back to Knysna in the late afternoon.

Evening:

  • Dinner at a Local Restaurant (7:30 pm):
  • Choose a local restaurant in Knysna for a relaxed dinner, savoring the flavors of the Garden Route.
  • Relax at the Hotel (9 pm):
  • Spend the evening at the hotel, relishing the memories of your Garden Route adventures.

Notes:

  • Ensure reservations for specific activities, especially bungee jumping and canopy tours.
  • This itinerary provides flexibility, allowing you to tailor the day to your preferences and available activities.
  • Enjoy the unique experiences offered by each destination, from the tranquility of Knysna to the exhilarating adventures of Tsitsikamma and Plettenberg Bay

Overnight: Simola Golf and Country Estate,Knysna Luxury Hotel

Rooms: Standard

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Day 9 Β  Knysna to Hermanus with Scenic Stops

Morning:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel (8 am):
    • Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your Knysna hotel, ensuring you’re energized for the scenic drive ahead.
  • Depart from Knysna (9 am):
    • Begin your journey from Knysna, taking the N2 route toward Hermanus. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes as you drive along the Garden Route.
  • Bloukrans Bridge Viewing (10 am):
    • Make a brief stop at Bloukrans Bridge to enjoy the views. If time allows, take a walk across the bridge or simply admire the surrounding beauty.

Mid-morning:

  • Nature’s Valley (11 am – 12 pm):
    • Explore Nature’s Valley, a tranquil haven nestled between mountains and the ocean. Take a stroll on the beach or consider a short hike in the surrounding nature reserve.

Lunch (Optional):

  • Depending on your timing and preferences, choose a local cafΓ© or bring a picnic to enjoy along the way.

Afternoon:

  • Storms River Mouth (1 pm – 3 pm):
    • Visit Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park. Explore the suspension bridge and take a short hike to the lookout point for breathtaking ocean views.
  • Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour (3:30 pm – 5 pm):
    • For an adventurous option, consider a canopy tour through the Tsitsikamma Forest. Soar through the treetops on zip lines and suspension bridges.

Evening:

  • Arrival in Hermanus (6 pm):
    • Reach Hermanus in the early evening, known for its whale-watching opportunities (seasonal). Check into Misty Waves Hotel and freshen up.
  • Dinner in Hermanus (7:30 pm):
    • Head to a local restaurant in Hermanus for a delightful dinner. Consider establishments with ocean views for a memorable dining experience.

Overnight at Misty Waves Hotel, Hermanus.

Meal: Breakfast

Notes:

  • Adjust the itinerary based on your preferred pace and available time.
  • Ensure you have enough time to explore each stop and enjoy the scenery.

Day 10Watching and Coastal Drive from Hermanus to Cape Town (Optionally to Port Elizabeth or George)

Morning:

  • Breakfast at Misty Waves Hotel (8 am):
    • Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at Misty Waves Hotel in Hermanus, preparing for an exciting day of whale watching.
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour (9 am – 11 am):
    • Depending on the season, embark on a thrilling whale watching boat tour. Spot Southern Right Whales as they migrate along the coast (best during the whale season, typically from June to November).

Mid-morning:

  • Explore Hermanus (11:30 am – 1 pm):
    • After the boat tour, explore Hermanus at your leisure. Visit local shops, art galleries, or enjoy a coffee along the scenic cliffs.

Lunch (Optional):

  • Choose a local restaurant or seaside cafΓ© for lunch.

Afternoon:

  • Drive Along Whale Coast Route (1:30 pm – 4 pm):
    • Embark on a scenic drive along the Whale Coast Route, known for its stunning coastal views and whale-watching opportunities. Stop at viewpoints along the way.
  • Optional Wine Tasting in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (4:30 pm – 6 pm):
    • If time permits and you’re interested, consider stopping at a vineyard in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley for wine tasting.

Evening:

  • Drive to Cape Town (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm):
    • Continue your journey to Cape Town. The drive offers beautiful landscapes, passing through charming towns along the way.
  • Arrival in Cape Town (8:30 pm):
    • Arrive in Cape Town and depending on your preference, either conclude the tour in Cape Town or continue to Port Elizabeth or George.

Options for Tour Conclusion:

  • End in Cape Town:
    • Drop-off at your chosen location in Cape Town.
  • Continue to Port Elizabeth or George:
    • If you choose to continue, the journey can extend over the next few days with stops in places like Mossel Bay, Knysna, and Plettenberg Bay, ending in either Port Elizabeth or George.

Notes:

  • Confirm whale-watching availability based on the season.
  • Adjust the itinerary based on your preferences and available time.
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