- 9 nights/10 days in South Africa
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Mixture of 3 and 4 star accommodation establishments
- 9 Breakfasts Included
- 5 Dinners Included
- 1 Lunch Included
- 16 Scheduled day tours and activities (including a Big 5 Safari)
- Transportation suitable to group size
- Set Departure Tour which starts and ends at Cape town International Airport
- Malaria Free Area
- Start 08 June 2020
- End 17 June 2020
- Per Adult Sharing from USD1635.00
- Single Room use supplement apply
- * Special Offer – Book and Pay before 31 March 2020 and secure our Valentines Offer of USD 500 discount!!!
Taster information on areas visited during this tour
A blend of historical architecture, student life, epicurean delights and oak-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is a picturesque university town surrounded by mountains and vineyards. A walking tour of the town centre allows visitors to take in its beautifully preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture, as well as the many enticing art galleries, craft shops, clothing boutiques and gift stores, while foodies may prefer indulging in mouth-watering cuisine and fine wines at one of the chic restaurants or buzzing bistros. Stellenbosch is also the ideal base from which to explore the renowned local wine route, boasting a high proportion of the country’s leading wine estates.
Idyllically situated in the Cape Winelands, this peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The once sleepy little village was named Franschhoek, meaning ‘French Corner’ as it was founded by French Huguenots. The fertile valley of Franschhoek boasts a rich heritage showcased at the fascinating Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village remains remarkably well preserved. The town’s proximity to Cape Town allows for pleasant day trips during which visitors can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues.
Meandering from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town to the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, through a series of fascinating small towns and breath-taking scenery, Route 62 is the longest Wine Route in the world. Lush greenery and fertile valleys form a stark contrast against the semi-desert of the Klein Karoo while towering mountains and their rivers and streams provide an awe-inspiring backdrop throughout. Some of the renowned attractions visitors will spot as they follow the route are the Winelands of the Breede River Valley, the majestic Swartberg Mountains, the Cango Caves and ostrich farms of Oudtshoorn, and the fruit orchards of the Langkloof Valley.
Situated in the beautiful province of the Western Cape in South Africa, Montagu is a popular stop along the famous Route 62, a scenic alternative to the N2 highway. This quaint town serves as the gateway to the Little Karoo and is well-known for its natural hot springs, heritage and idyllic setting. The rugged terrain features majestic mountains, spectacular passes, vineyards, orchards and rivers. It is a popular destination for rock climbers who flock here to scramble up the many rugged rocky outcrops and cliff faces encircling this charming town. Visitors can explore the wide picturesque streets lined with over twenty Cape Victorian national monuments, discover a wide range of wining and dining options, and soak up the scenic tranquillity on one of the many hiking trails in and around Montagu.
Easily accessible, stunningly beautiful and filled with interesting local attractions, Barrydale is a wonderful Garden Route destination located between the Overberg and Klein Karoo regions of the Western Cape. This picturesque village with a wonderful climate is home to abundant fruit orchards, excellent vineyards and numerous gardens of many kinds. Stroll among orange, apricot and fig trees; or paint the bright multicoloured scenes of the landscapes in Autumn. Sample the town’s renowned brandies and wines, or browse the fascinating shops, curio’s and art galleries in the town’s centre. Travellers seeking a restorative holiday will delight in the labyrinth, peace pagoda and heritage garden, and the chance to soak away stress at the Warm waterberg hot springs nearby. Other highlights include a fantastic Quad Biking facility with breath-taking views and the option to pick your own peaches along the way.
Surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and the unique beauty of the Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn is a laid-back town offering warm hospitality and a host of nearby attractions. Known as the ‘ostrich capital of South Africa’ it is surrounded by some 400 ostrich farms, where visitors can find out more about these bulky birds – and even take a ride on one if they fancy. Other attractions in the town and its surrounds include hiking trails in the Cape Floral Kingdom, several game farms, a cheetah sanctuary, crocodile cage-diving – the first of its kind in the world, not for the nervous – and the striking Cango Caves, with their glittering stalagmites and stalactites.
Idyllically set along the Garden Route on South Africa’s spectacularly scenic coastline, the port town Mossel Bay has rapidly grown from its days as a little fishing village. Today it is a thriving holiday resort town boasting a large bay edged by long sandy beaches. Mossel Bay serves as an excellent base from which to explore the renowned Garden Route. This historic town has plenty of recreational attractions – one of which is the Mossel Bay golf course, which boasts a spectacular sea view from every tee affording visitors the chance to whale watch as they line up their next shot. Visitors can also enjoy an array of other wonderful activities including: visiting the 19th-century Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse, sampling local cuisine, as well as enjoying 4×4 excursions, swimming, hiking, and kayaking.
Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breath-taking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.