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South Africa itinerary - 5 day Garden Route Tour - English and German guided tour along the Garden Route with safari (Cape Town to Cape Town).

Garden Route Game Lodge safari - cheetah cubs 
Live the sights and sounds of the Klein Karoo; meander along the Garden Route and send a postcard from the iconic Post Office Tree. View the ‘Big 5’ and visit the tip of Africa.

Indicative Price:
1st November 2017 - 31st October 2018: R17 625 (Single supplement: R1974)

Days: 5 Days and 4 Nights
Min/Max Participants: Two / Seven
Departures: Monday & Wednesday - Waterfront Hotels at 08h00
Accommodation: Upper 3 and 4 star hotels & private lodges
Flights: No flights required.
Vehicle: Luxury Sedan / Microbus
Driver/Guide: Services of THETA registered driver /guide throughout tour.
Game drives with experienced ranger
Languages: Monday and Wednesday departures are in English (Bilingual - German & English - on Monday departures only). Other language guides available on request booked on a private basis

Day 1: Route 62 - Cango Caves - Oudtshoorn
Guests are collected from the hotel and travel inland, via Route 62, towards Oudtshoorn. Route 62 meanders through vineyards, mountain vistas and the unique topography of the semi-arid Klein Karoo. Enjoy lunch (own account) in eclectic Barrydale, located at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. In a secluded valley, once an ancient lake, discover Calitzdorp, South Africa’s port wine capital. Enjoy wine tasting (own account).

Oudtshoorn, dubbed ‘the ostrich capital of the world’, boasts over 400 ostrich farms and several, so-called, Feather Mansions. Learn an appreciation for the industry and, for the adventurous, ride an ostrich.
Relax and delight in the friendly Klein Karoo hospitality. Enjoy dinner in town.

Accommodation: Hlangana Country Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast basis

Day 2: Ostrich farm - Outeniqua Pass - Knysna
Guests enjoy a country breakfast, at the hotel, before the tour departs for Knysna. The tour visits the Cango Caves, a 20-million-year-old national treasure in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, before continuing over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Garden Route.

Admire sweeping views from Dolphin Point and the Map of Africa (weather permitting). Savour lunch (own account) and continue on to Knysna. In Knysna guests board a boat and enjoy a sunset Knysna oyster tour. This informative cruise introduces foodies to local wines and the culinary delights of a wild Knysna oyster.
Dinner is served at a Knysna Estuary restaurant.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast basis

Day 3: Knysna to Albertina via Mossel Bay - Safari
Depart the hotel after breakfast and head for the historical harbor town of Mossel Bay. Visit the Dias Museum Complex, inclusive of several different museums, including the Shell and Maritime Museums. At the centre of the museum complex is the Post Office Tree. This ancient Milkwood tree has served as a post office since the 1500’s. Lunch (own account) is savored at The Point.
Guests continue westwards to a private game reserve; the evening’s accommodation. The Langeberg Mountains serves as an apt backdrop. This private game reserve offers guests the opportunity of seeing the ‘Big 5’ and other game. Board an open safari vehicle for an afternoon game drive. Delight in an outdoor dining experience (weather permitting).
Accommodation: Garden Route Game Lodge or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast basis + 2 game viewing activities

Garden Route Game Lodge accommodation
Day 4: Safari - Albertina to Arniston via Swellendam
Enjoy an early morning game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast and a visit to the informative Reptile Centre. The tour departs for Arniston, a small coastal village in the Overberg region on the Cape south coast. Lunch is enjoyed en-route (own account). Dinner is served at the hotel.
Accommodation: The Arniston Hotel or similar - dinner, bed and breakfast basis

Day 5: Arniston to Cape Town via False Bay
Guests enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing for Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa and where the warm Indian Ocean meets the cool Atlantic. The Cape of Storms is notorious for its many wrecks and, most notably, for recorded tales of courage in the face of adversity and the origin of the Birkenhead Drill - ‘women and children first’.
Visit a South African National Monument – the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Museum; the third lighthouse to be built in South Africa and the second oldest currently in operation.
Continue on to Hermanus, a coastal town renowned for its whale watching. In season (July to November) the Southern Right Whale returns to these waters to calve. Lunch is enjoyed en-route (own account).
The tour continues its meander along False Bay’s coast and concludes, late afternoon, at a Cape Town city hotel.
Meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
Entrance Fees: Cango Caves, ostrich farm, Diaz Museum and Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum
Excursions: Sunset Knysna oyster cruise and 2 open safari vehicle game drives
Travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, porterage, 5 lunches, gratuities, visa fees and personal expenses

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