Tour Includes: Luxury 5 Star Coach Travel: Free Passenger pickup & return from most major towns in our area: Quality Accom. Breakfasts: Morning & Afternoon Teas: 2/3 Course Dinners and all admissions as per itinerary. Plus complimentary gift & luggage tags.
Accommodation: Peermont Metcourt Hotel (Overnight)
Today we transfer to OR Tambo Airport where we have a short domestic flight to Port Elizabeth. On arrival at Port Elizabeth we drive to Knysna which is a coastal town in the Garden route (The name comes from the green and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast). We will travel via the stunning Tsitsikamma National Park and explore the River Mouth conservation levy before settling into our lush Garden cottage.
Accommodation: Belvidere Manor Garden Cottage (Two Nights)
Today we embark on the Featherbed Eco tour (Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site. It is a pristine piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna and is accessible by ferry only). Once returning from the tour the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore the town of Knysna. Tonight we dine at Knysna Waterfront restaurant.
This morning as we travel to Oudtshoorn, known as the Ostrich capital of the world, we have a fascinating Safari of an Ostrich farm. Be amazed by these creatures as you tour around then have a delightful Ostrich lunch. As we travel on to the Cango Valley, our tour is underneath-The Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone cave, with its vast halls and towering formations of magnificent rock, you will be amazed as this is the only show cave in Africa.
Tonights dinner will be served at your Hotel.
Accommodation: De Opstal Hotel (Overnight)
Today we make our way to the capital of South Africa (Cape Town) via Hermanus, a town built along the beautiful shores and cliffs of Walker Bay. Hermanus is most famous for its whale watching; enjoy spending some land based time watching these massive animals burst out of the sea. Tonight we will enjoy a relaxing dinner at the
V & A Water front restaurant.
Accommodation: The Portswood Hotel (Four Nights)
Today we tour along the Peninsula drive by Clifton, Camps Bay & Llandudno all with seeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and hoe to some of the rich and famous. Once we reach Hout Bay we will cruise around Seal Island, which is a small island that gets its name from being home to over 60,000 Cape fur seals. The island is also home to many sea birds as well as a hub for Great White Sharks.
Today we enjoy a full day city tour of Cape Town taking in a visit to the iconic Table Mountain, where you get spectacular views of the City, its Waterfront, Camps Bay and other amazing scenery, & Robben Island, a world heritage site famous for its rich history. Drive by Parliament house, City Hall & Slave Lodge. Visit Malay Quarter & Bo Kaap- which is a fascinating museum of 19th century, colourful houses cobbled streets before having an Island Tour of Robben where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. We are in for a treat for tonights Dinner - experience a show of South African Drumming while enjoying a delicious meal at the Golden Restaurant.
Today we indulge in a Full day Winelands tour; visit the famous estates Paarl, Franschoek & Stellenbosch tours will also include wine tastings of some of the world's finest wines as well as a gourmet lunch. Look out over the view of lush vineyards, old homesteads and spectacular mountain scenery. Dinner tonight will be served at the V & A Waterfront restaurant.
Today you will have some free time for any last minute shopping or sightseeing before it is time to say good bye to our South African adventure and make our way home, fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg and connect to your outbound flight back to Perth.
On arrival in Perth you will connect with your domestic flight back to Melbourne where you will be met by a Cardwells driver that will return you back to your local town.