Itinerary at a GlanceDay 1: Arrival Cape Town.
Day 2: Cape Town City 50kms
Day 3: Cape Town to Oudtshoorn 440 kms
Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Knysna 120kms
Day 5: Knysna 30kms
Day 6: Knysna to Franschhoek 440 kms
Day 7: Franschhoek to Cape Town 85 kms
Day 1 - Arrival Cape Town.
For pax arriving into Cape Town International Airport there will be two set transfer times at 11:00 and 15:00. Pax arriving outside these times can use a taxi or book a private transfer, for own cost. Evening Welcome drinks in the hotel & tour briefing by the guide. Overnight, Cape Town Inn on the Square.
Day 2 - Cape Town City 50kms
Full day guided city tour including a drive through the city centre, past the Town Hall, Parliament Buildings and colourful Malay Quarter to the lower cableway station for ascent of Table Mountain, weather permitting. On descent continue to the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for a cruise and guided tour of Robben Island. On return to the Waterfront enjoy some time at leisure for shopping or relaxation, or take an optional tour (at own expense) of the ruins of the Chavonnes Battery, a VOC fort that was destroyed in 1860. Local guides dressed in period costumes narrate the social and military history of the “Cape of Storms”. Return to the hotel late afternoon Entrance Overnight Cape Town
Day 3 - Cape Town to Oudtshoorn 440 kms
Depart after breakfast and travel via the R62 to Oudtshoorn. Cape Route 62 is the tourist route that meanders between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, offering the scenic alternative to the N2 highway. It's an area of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora. The ever changing colours of the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards, as well as the multitude of attractions offer an unforgettable experience. overnight in Oudtshoorn Hlangana Lodge.
Day 4 - Oudtshoorn to Knysna 120kms
Optional: Early morning Meerkat Safari (weather dependant)(at own expense). Depart after breakfast in the hotel to the Cango Caves for a one hour guided tour of the magnificent subterranean caverns before continuing to a local ostrich farm for a guided tour of the facilities. Travel over the breathtaking Outeniqua pass to George and then via the Lakes District to the quaint town of Knysna, heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna Knysna Log Inn.
Day 5 - Knysna 30kms
This morning you can enjoy a cruise on the Knysna lagoon sandstone cliffs known as the Heads – once proclaimed by the British Royal Navy to be the most dangerous harbour entrance in the world. The best way to appreciate the lagoon is by boat and after a scenic cruise you will learn to shuck oysters and and taste the results! The afternoon is at leisure for shopping, relaxation or for an optional visit to the Waterfront. Overnight in Knysa, Knysna Log Inn.
Day 6 - Knysna to Franschhoek 440 kms
Depart after breakfast travelling via George and Mossel Bay to Swellendam, where after a lunch stop (for own account) the journey continues to the wine growing region of Franschhoek. Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine. Overnight in Franschhoek Marriott Franschhoek.
Day 7 - Franschhoek to Cape Town 85 kms
Visit the Huguenot Memorial Museum, dedicated to the French Huguenots who settled this valley more than 300 years ago before continuing to Boschendal Wine Estate, one of the oldest in South Africa, for a wine tasting of the estate’s award winning wines. Depart thereafter at 12:00 to Cape Town International Airport for drop off by 13:00 for pax departing home or to Johannesburg International Airport to connect with the Northern routing. Drop off at central/city hotels in Cape Town by 14:00 for those pax extending their stay in Cape Town.