Garden Route / Cape Town
Garden Route / Cape Town

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DAY 1 & 2 – The Fernery in the Tsitsikamma

Accommodation Type: Lodging

Includes: Collection from Port Elizabeth International Airport (mid day flight arrival), Accommodation, breakfast, transfers and touring

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At the base of the lovely Tsitsikamma Mountains, alongside ancient rivers that make their way towards the Indian Ocean, lies the beautiful Forest Ferns Estate. Occupying a magnificent position that borders onto the Tsitsikamma National Park, it has enchanting views of the rugged coastline, river gorge, and surrounding plantations… the perfect spot to reacquaint yourself with nature and renew the harmony of your soul.

ACTIVITIES IN THE TSITSIKAMMA AREA

The Dolphin Trail / Fynbos cheese farm lunches / Zipline (Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures) / Treetop Canopy Tour (Storms River Adventures) Back, neck and shoulder/ hot stone massage (Storms River) / Kayaking & Lilo on ocean and river gorge (Untouched Adventures) Bungee jumping (Bloukrans Bridge) / Tsitsikamma Segway Tours (Storms River Village) / Elephant Sanctuary (The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay) Tenikwa Wild Cat and Wild Life sanctuary (The Crags) / Birds of Eden (The Crags,) / Monkeyland (The Crags) Plettenberg Game Reserve game viewing – Landrover or horse back (Plettenberg Bay)

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DAY 3 & 4 – The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Accommodation Type: Hotel

Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, transfers and touring

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What better way to enjoy Knysna than a stay on an island, located not only in the heart of the Knysna Lagoon, but also in a Blue Flag Marina in the very centre of Knysna?

The unique location of this Boutique Hotel on Thesen Harbour Town sets the tone for a tranquil, revitalising, relaxing and refreshing stay on the island. Driving over the venetian style bridge you are transported to the world of nature, lending an invisible and intangible flavour to your holiday experience at The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

Set within the remodelled timber frame of the old Knysna boatbuilding shed, the hotel rooms take one’s breath away with their industrial refurbishment and design. This fresh, smart-casual approach is far from the ordinary, and caters well to every desire.

About Knysna

Knysna is a natural paradise of lush, indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches. She nestles on the banks of a breathtakingly pretty lagoon, now a protected marine reserve that is home to the extraordinary sea horse and over 200 species of fish.

Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunity for leisure and outdoor adventure. Within the town, craft shops, flea-markets and cosy cafés beckon with small-town charm and hospitality. The area around Knysna is a veritable Garden of Eden. This is home of the only forest elephant in South Africa, the rare Pansy Shell, the brilliantly coloured, and elusive, Knysna Loerie, a plethora of waterfowl and forest birds, dolphins and visiting whales.

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DAY 5 & 6 – The Franschhoek Country House

Accommodation Type: Lodging

Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, transfers and touring

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The restored manor house and former perfumery dating back to 1890, is situated on the outskirts of the village and is surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains. An hour’s drive from Cape Town makes it the perfect getaway for anyone visiting the Western Cape.

The Country House and Villas offers 14 luxury rooms and 12 Villas Suites. All the rooms offer features and facilities expected of a first class hotel. Almost all rooms lead out onto private balconies or private patio with magnificent views.

What to do… Franschhoek

Franschhoek is a town in South Africa’s Western Cape with centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. Trails wind through flowers and wildlife at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve to views over Franschhoek Valley. The Huguenot Memorial Museum and neighboring monument honor the area’s French settlers, who arrived in the 17th and 18th centuries. Franschhoek Motor Museum displays vintage cars amid mountain farmland.

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DAY 7, 8, 9 – The V&A Hotel, V&A Waterfront

Accommodation Type: Hotel

Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, transfers and touring

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Located right on the V&A Waterfront, this 4-star hotel offers a walk-in wine cellar and a sun terrace with a bar. Rooms include LCD TVs and overlook the Alfred Basin or Table Mountain.

Hotel V&A’s Ginja Restaurant serves rich breakfast and fine cuisine on a quayside terrace with harbour views. It specialises in seafood and cocktails, and on special nights guests can enjoy live music performances.

The surrounding area provides ample shopping and entertainment opportunities, from craft markets and to cinemas and amphitheatres. The Robben Island ferry departs from beside the hotel.

Waterfront is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, wine and food.

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Cape Town! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Table Mountain & Cape Point

Table Mountain is a natural world heritage site, and Natural New 7 Wonder of the World, is a haven of magnificent mountains plunging into crystal seas fringed with bleached white sands of the Cape Peninsula. The mountain chain stretches from Signal Hill in the north, to Cape Point in the South and is also home to the world’s smallest, yet most diverse floral kingdom, The Cape Floristic Region.

Rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean, provide a spectacular background for the Park’s rich bio-diversity. Cape Point falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National Park. The natural vegetation of the area, fynbos, comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history…

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DAY 10

Includes: Drop off at Cape Town Airport

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