Central Holidays

Program Highlights

  • Delight in a wine tasting experience in the “Hemel en Aarde” region
  • See the impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations of the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
  • In Knysna, cruise along its namesake lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Join in an ocean safari in Plettenberg Bay to see awe-inspiring marine mammals
  • Visit Tsitsikamma National Park and enjoy spectacular views of the Indian Ocean at Storms River Mouth

Includes

  • Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
  • 6 included meals consisting of:
    - 5 breakfasts
    - 1 lunch
  • Assistance of an English-speaking tour assistant for the entire length of the program
  • Transfers and transportation as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing, including all entrance fees as follows:
    - Wine Tasting
    - Cango Caves
    - Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
    - Visit to an Ostrich Farm
    - Cruise the Knysna Lagoon
    - Visit Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Porterage
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Document holders and luggage tags

Small Groups

Notes

  • All prices are land only, based on a minimum of 2 passengers traveling.
  • This tour operates with a maximum of 8 passengers.
  • IMPORTANT: Please ensure when booking a trip that passports comply with immigration regulations. According to an international regulation, passports must have at least two blank pages in them when one enters South Africa, and they should also not have less than 6 months validity.
  • This tour starts in Cape Town and ends in Port Elizabeth and can be added as an extension to other stays ending in Cape Town.

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Departures & Rates



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Hotels

Misty Waves Boutique Hotel
Hermanus - 1 Nights / First Class

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Knysna Hollow
Knysna - 2 Nights / First Class

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La Plume Boutique Guest House
Oudtshoorn - 1 Nights / First Class

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Tsitsikamma Village Inn
Tsitsikamma - 1 Nights / First Class

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Depart Cape Town after breakfast and head out on a stunning coastal drive to the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden with its delicate coastal Fynbos. You can also seek out the small breeding colony of African Penguins at Stoney Point. In the “Hemel en Aarde” region, one of South Africa’s newest wine routes, indulge in a wine tasting experience at a boutique winery before arriving in Hermanus

This morning, we explore the unique cliff paths of Hermanus and gasp at the outstanding views of Walker Bay. During the months of July – November, the possibility of whale sightings could add further enjoyment to your explorations. Later, we will stop for a late lunch on your own in the pretty village of Barrydale on scenic “Route 62” before heading onward to Oudtshoorn. (B)

After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the impressive Cango Caves, filled with wonderful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Next, enjoy a guided tour of an ostrich farm and gain insight into why Oudtshoorn is known as the “feather capital of the world.” Travel on via the panoramic Outeniqua Pass to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa. (B)

Have breakfast before embarking on a morning cruise along the vast Knysna Lagoon. Next, you will visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve where you will learn more about its fascinating history and the fauna and flora of the area. Return to Knysna for lunch. The remainder of the afternoon is yours at leisure to further explore this charming village. (B,L)

After breakfast, travel on to Plettenberg Bay for an ocean safari (weather permitting). During the summer months, you may encounter bottlenose and common dolphins as well as seals in their natural environment. During the winter months, you may see southern right and humpback whales. This afternoon you have the adventuresome opportunity to attempt the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge (optional). Arrive late in the afternoon at the picturesque village of Storms River in Tsitsikamma. (B)

Rise and shine with a full breakfast, and then enjoy the splendor and tranquility of Tsitsikamma National Park. Head to Storms River Mouth for unrivalled views of the Indian Ocean (weather permitting) before continuing on to Port Elizabeth where the tour ends upon arrival. (B)

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