Your Cape Diversity Tour Itinerary

Day 1  City of Cape Town – Table Mountain – The Bo Kaap(well-known as the Malay Quarters) with its spice shops and authentic Malay cuisine.

  

Cable Way                                                                                                                                                            Bo Kaap

The day starts with a tour of the city of Cape Town – Company Gardens – Houses of Parliament. The Castle – slave tree – St George’s Cathedral – Table Mountain by revolving cable car. The Bo-Kaap, a historic Cape Malay lively suburb with lunch at a traditional Malay restaurant                                                    Accommodation at a 4/5* Hotel B & B

Dinner at one of the fine restaurants at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront                                                         

      

Cape of Good Hope                                                                                                                                              Jackass Penguins

Day 2  Simon’s Town – Boulders  Beach – Cape of Good Hope-  Hout Bay

Today includes a scenic drive along the False Bay coastline to Simons Town – home of the South African Navy – visit the statue of Just Nuisance – Boulders Beach to view the African Jackass Penguin Colony. Cape Point in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve – the lighthouse- those who prefer not to do the walk up the hill to the lighthouse, can enjoy a short ride by funicular to the top

Afterwards we set off over “Old Kaapse Weg” towards Noordhoek and the start of the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive – Hout Bay – lunch at the Mariner’s Wharf – afterwards enjoy a boat trip to Duiker Island to view the Cape Seals.  We depart from Hout Bay driving along the Atlantic Seaboard to the V & A Waterfront for shopping, sightseeing and dinner – return to hotel for overnight stay. B & B

Day 3  Kirstenbosch – Bloubergstrand – V & A waterfront

After a leisurely breakfast we visit the magnificent and world- famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Afterwards we drive to Bloubergstrand for lunch, enjoy a walk on the beach with the opportunity to take some breathtaking pictures of Iconic Table Mountain and Lions Head.

Alternative the group can return to Cape Town after the Kirstenbosch excursion and enjoy a boat cruise in the waterfront or spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the V&A waterfront.

Last dinner to be enjoyed in or around the Waterfront.  Overnight B & B

V & A Waterfront – Table Bay

Day 4   Du Toit’s Kloof Pass – Route 62 – Klein Karoo to Oudtshoorn(B,D)

After an early breakfast, we set off over the breathtaking Du Toitskloof Pass to join up with the Little Karoo along Route 62, passing through the towns of Roberson, Montagu and Barrydale.  Along the road we stop at some of the interesting farm stalls that offers an array of South African wine, dried fruit and delicacies. Your destination for tonight is Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of South Africa. In the afternoon a visit the world famous Cango Caves. We overnight at the beautiful historical farm, La Plume, famous for its traditional Karoo cuisine.

              

   Cango Caves                                                                                                                                                         Meerkat Adventure

Day 5  Oudtshoorn – Meerkats – Ostriches (B)

Today your wake- up call is at 5 in order to be ready at 6am for a Meerkat Adventure!

We return to our guesthouse at 9h30 for breakfast and enjoy some leisure time before we leave for the Safari Ostrich farm on a guided tour.

After your tour to Safari, wine tasting and tapas. The rest of the day at leisure and sightseeing. Optional: Visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch – excellent venue for vegan dinner

Dinner to be enjoyed either at the guesthouse or in town.

Overnight at La Plume B & B

Day 6,7 George – Wilderness – Knysna(B)

Today, continue your journey to the lagoon side town of Knysna, which is in the heart of the Garden Route region. We spend the day exploring the area with its endless activities to choose from.

Note: we will tailor make your trip to include your preferred interests in this region, which your guide can discuss with you.

               

 Knysna Lagoon with a John Benn Cruise

Optional activities

Quad biking near Wilderness

Featherbed Nature Reserve located on Knysna HeadsOcean

Blue Adventures for a dolphin eco cruise.

Boat cruise on the lagoon with oysters and champagne

Map of Africa in Wilderness

Kayaking, paragliding, Skydiving and Canoeing in Wilderness

Kloofing, surfing and deep- sea fishing

Power Van trip into the Outeniqua Mountains and The Railway Museum

Wine Tasting

 

Day 8   Plettenberg Bay – The Craggs – Tsitsikamma National Park (B)

After breakfast we travel to The Craggs where we visit Monkey Land, the world’s first multi-specie free roaming primate sanctuary -renowned throughout the world for its rehabilitation. Here you can expect to see many species of monkeys, apes and lemurs living in a forested sanctuary.

We continue to Birds of Eden – the largest single free-flight aviary in the world and incorporates an indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways. Previously caged birds from every corner of the globe live here in free flight.  Lunch for your own account.

      Spectacled Monkey                                                                                                                                                Lemur

After lunch we continue to the Tsitsikamma National Park, walk the three suspension bridges offering stunning views from the Storms River mouth.  At 15h00 you embark on your black water tubing experience – those who prefer not to this, can enjoy a swim and relax on the sand.

We overnight in the beautiful and quaint village of Storms River at the historic 4* Village Inn surrounded by indigenous forest. Dinner is served at the hotel.

 

Tsitsikamma National Park

Day 9,10,11  Mossel Bay – Gondwana Private Game Reserve (D,B,B)

Today we travel along the N2 to Mossel Bay. The town offers spectacular views of the immense bay into which Bartholomeus Dias sailed in 1488. Mossel Bay is a busy town with numerous beautiful older sandstone buildings. We visit the Maritime Museum, where a replica of Dias’s caravel is the main exhibit and also the Postal Tree. South Africa’s largest Shell Museum forms part of the museum complex.

We depart for Gondwana to be in time for lunch at 13h00.

 

Gondwana Accommodation.

Gondwana Private Game Reserve is situated only 25 minutes’ drive form the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay and 60 minutes’ drive from George Airport. The 11,000 hectare (26,000 acre) Private Game Reserve offers a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free Safari Holiday destination with free roaming Big 5 Safari animals.

Gondwana shares the region’s idyllic climate, second most moderate in the world – average temperatures between 13/55 degrees F in June, and 19/66 degrees F in January – offering year- round Game Viewing and a Luxury African Safari Experience.

Herds of wildlife including hippo, giraffe, eland, gemsbok, zebra, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, waterbuck and cheetah can be seen on the Reserve, with beautiful views of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in every direction.

Gondwana game drive

Kwena Lodge offers luxury accommodation, a modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-Sun dwelling. The suites are nestled into the breathtakingly natural surroundings with 180 degrees views, sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths in which to relax upon returning from your evening game drive.

          Lions                                                                                                                                                               Giraffe

Day 12,13  Albertinia – Riversdal – Swellendam – Cape Winelands (B)

After the morning game drive and breakfast, our travels continue along the N2 to Albertinia. Here we  visit an Aloe factory .In Riversdal we visit the Old Gaol (Jail),enjoy refreshments and guests will have time to browse the different little shops . Lunch at Dassiesfontein. This unique and amazing farm stall offers excellent food, gifts galore, dried fruit, cheese and wine.

We continue our tour over the Houwhoek Pass into the Cape Winelands for a 2 night stay in Franschhoek at a 4* guesthouse/wine estate.

The Winelands

The scenic beauty of the winelands, matched by its great wines, offers visitors a time to relax in the towns, villages and on the farms where the haste of daily life is passed by.  The combination of mountains, valleys and rivers make the region uniquely attractive.

The winelands is a beautiful and interesting area with vineyards, old Cape Dutch, Victorian and Cape Georgian styled homes, oaks and water furrows.

Over the next 2 days we will visit several wine farms like Haute Cabriere, Delheim, Murati, Morgenhof, Beyerskloof;Fairview (famous for cheese tasting from goats, cow and sheep’s milk)and  the Spice Route

Lunch to be enjoyed under old shady oak trees, sightseeing in Stellenbosch, Paarl and a visit to Butterfly World (Africa’s largest tropical butterfly paradise)  Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm. (Optional – Dombeya, a wool shop in the mountains.)

Franschhoek is well known for its fine restaurants and dining is a culinary experience.

Day 14 Franschhoek – Cape Town International Airport

After breakfast we depart for Cape Town International Airport. Depending on the time of departure, leisure time is available for last minute sightseeing and shopping.We trust that you will enjoy your tour with us and wish you a pleasant and safe trip home.

     

Wine tasting                                                                                                                                                    Wine tram                                                                                                                                                              Fine dining