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5-day Luxury Perfect Picturesque Garden Route Tour

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Day 1: Wine tasting and Dias Museum.

Stop At: Spier Wine Farm, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
After pickup between 7 and 8 am from your Cape Town or Stellenbosch hotel, you’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle to our first stop at Spier Wine Estate where we will have a taste of two premium wine ranges, plus Spier’s flagship wine, Frans K Smit. Completing this appetizer we drive for approximately five hours to the town of Mossel Bay where we visit the Bartolomeu Dias museum complex to see the famous 500 year old Post Office Tree, the life-size replica of the Dias Caravel, the Shell Museum & Aquarium and Ethno-Botanical Garden. Now off to the town of Wilderness, where you will overnight at the 5-star Views Boutique Hotel & Spa. The lounge is the perfect place to laze or sip sundowners, spot dolphins & whales or watch spectacular sunsets. Also winner of the Les Nouvelle Esthetiques Award for Best Boutique Spa.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 5-star Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

Day 2: “Dolphin Encounters” excursion, the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge

Stop At: Garden Route, Garden Route
After breakfast you will be taken to the Kaaimans River Gorge Reserve, located between the towns of George and Wilderness. The Kaaimans Waterfall is accessible by rowing boat or canoe. It is approximately a ten-minute row to get to the waterfall. The lead up to the waterfall is through a narrow and extremely high Kloof. It is perhaps 5 metres across and 70 metres high and only 150 metres long., where we will paddle on a calm river that wind through lush forests and mountains with canoes and stand the chance to see the brilliantly colored Knysna Loerie or one of the five Kingfisher species. A drive through Knysna take you to the town of Plettenberg Bay, where you can take a boat ride for a “Dolphin Encounters” excursion of 1,5 to 2 hours at Ocean Blue Adventures. You go to the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge. Standing 709 feet (216 meters) above the Bloukrans River, the arch bridge is the ideal place to bungee jump. This is an optional activity (own expense), and you are free to watch the bungee jumpers take the plunge. Alternatively you can do one of the optional activities at Stormsriver Adventures: a Tsitsikama Woodcutters Journey or a Tsitsikama Canopy Tour. A short drive takes us to the ±1000-year-old Big Tree in the Tsitsikama forest. From here we go to overnight at the 5-star Dio Dell Amore Guest House: experience the opulence and charm of Tuscan life along the shores of the Kabeljauws River Mouth in Jeffrey’s Bay. Eight stylish rooms have each been individually decorated and furnished with everything you’ll need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Equipped with air-conditioning, DStv, mini bar, WiFi and tea & coffee facilities, as well as a balcony or patio from which to enjoy the stunning sea, lagoon, garden and mountain views.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 5-star Dio Dell Amore Guest House

Day 3: Addo Elephant National Park Big 5 Game drive

Stop At: Addo Elephant National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Greater Addo, Eastern Cape
You have an early morning start for a day trip to Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa. Home to elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, this park host the largest remaining population of wild elephants on the planet. You’ll enjoy a safari tour with knowledgeable park Guides and get the opportunity to see buffalo and other big animals. We via Jeffrey’s Bay on our return in the afternoon to try surfing in one of the world's most famous surf spots, or just relax on the beach. Overnight is at the 5-star Dio Dell Amore Guest House: experience the opulence and charm of Tuscan life along the shores of the Kabeljauws River Mouth in Jeffrey’s Bay.
Duration: 3 days 18 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 5-star Dio Dell Amore Guest House

Day 4: Cango Caves, Wild Meerkat tour

Stop At: The Cango Caves, 328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
After breakfast, you’ll travel approximately four hours on the famous Route 62 to get to Oudtshoorn for a Heritage Tour at the Cango Caves. Located in a limestone ridge parallel to the picturesque Swartberg Mountains, the caves include over 2.5 miles (4 km) of drip stone caverns with vast halls and towering formations of stalactites and stalagmites. You’ll walk through some of this subterranean wonderland with your guide on a 2-hour tour of the caves. From here we go to an Ostrich Farm where the largest fowl in the world can be studied. We drive to our overnight farm at De Zeekoe, which is surrounded by the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, and one of the world’s 17 “hot spots” with 3 overlapping flower zones, which is located between the lush green Garden Route and the wide-open spaces of the Klein (Little) Karoo with the Outeniqua and Swartberg mountain ranges as backdrop. Here you can take part in a Wild meerkat tour which offers you the unique opportunity to see these animals that are part of the shy 5 in their natural environment. Meerkats are part of the so-called Shy 5 which also includes the bat-eared fox, the aardvark, porcupine and aardwolf. Alternatively you can take a game drive, or go on a Khoi San Cultural Trail. More than one activity for your cost. We spend the night at the 4-star De Zeekoe outside Oudtshoorn.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 4-star De Zeekoe

Day 5: Route 62, the world's longest wine route - Cape Town

Stop At: Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, 16 Queen Street, Calitzdorp 6660 South Africa
After you chose to do more of the activities (optional) on this farm after breakfast, we return to Cape Town along Route 62, the world's longest wine route. You’ll pass through breath-taking scenery and have plenty of rest stops. Also to be visited is Ronnie's Sex Shop which had visitors from all over the world, judging by the graffiti on its wall. There will be more stops for wine tasting before reaching Cape Town to end your tour.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Clock Tower 1, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • National Park fees
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Spier Wine Farm
  • Entry/Admission - The Cango Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place
Exclusions
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Bookings have to be made at least 60 days in advance.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • get 20% discount when a booking is made for 6 and more adults
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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