Cape wine lands tour
Depart Cape Town •
Visit Fairview Cheese & Wine Estate (Paarl Vicinity) – So as to have food in your tummy before drinking wine. • Thereafter visit at least 2 Premium wine farms with wine tasting included. (First 2 wine tastings free).]
• Visit the Huguenot Memorial in the quaint and picturesque Tourist town of Franschhoek.
• Drive over the beautiful Helshoogte Pass to the historic town of Stellenbosch (South Africa’s 2nd Oldest).
Optional extras/alternatives –
• Taalbond Monument at Paarl (Monument to the Afrikaans language)
• Spend time in Historic Stellenbosch – South Africa’s 2nd oldest town.
Visit the museum, and take pictures of the old buildings)
. • Visit the Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens and see the Bonsai garden. Included: .
included in Winelands tour , transfers 2 x wine tastings 1 x cheese tasting .
Not included: • Lunch, meals • Anything else not specifically mentioned under included
Garden Route Tour
The Garden Route stretches along the Southern Coast of South Africa essentially from Mossel Bay in the West to Storms River in the East. Some contend that the entire coastline from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is worthy of the title, given to this beautifully scenic and verdant region of South Africa. It is an area of lakes, mountains indigenous forests coral reefs and idyllic beaches. It is also famous for the nearby Cango Caves, and ostrich farms. It is also well known for its many splendid and in some cases unusual golf courses.
A 3 night 4 day Lion of Africa Garden Route Essentials tour includes:
You will depart Cape Town and drive to Mossel Bay. The route will take you over the beautiful Sir Lowry’s Pass. A stop at the top is made for sightseeing, (be careful of the baboons)! A stop is then made at the Houw Hoek Inn, South Africa’s oldest hotel. A brief stop for a short lunch is made in Swellendam. Clients then have the option to either view the Drodsty museum or have a drive through the Bontebok National Park. Thereafter proceed via Heidelberg and Riversdale to Mossel Bay. In Mossel Bay check-in at the hotel and then visit the Post office tree, maritime museum and Bat cave, (bottom left photo above). There is a good selection of restaurant in town for dinner. Recommendations can be made.
Today we drive to Plettenberg Bay. The route takes us via George, (the commercial center of the Garden Route), followed by the town of the Wilderness and the lakes district. Sightseeing stops will be made on the way. On reaching Knysna a stop will be made for lunch in a restaurant on the shores of the Knysna lagoon. Lunch will be followed by an opportunity to browse in some the local shopping malls and markets. We do a beautiful walk in the Garden of Eden which is a protected indigenous forest. At the end of the day we check-in at our accommodation in Plettenberg Bay. After checking in there is a choice between going to the beach or doing a walk on the cliffs of the Robberg Peninsula. Recommendations can be made for dinner.
We backtrack to George stopping of at Knysna to admire the view from the Heads, which are the cliffs guarding the entrance to the Knysna lagoon (see photo top left on page 1). Then we proceed to the Safari Ostrich Farm near Oudtshoorn where lunch will be made before or after a tour of the ostrich farm. Thereafter we visit the world famous Cango Caves with their beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations (see photo top right on page 1). We then check in to our hotel.
We return to Cape Town via the Route 62.
Optional: Additional days needed. Cape Agulhas, Walk with the lions, CP Nel Museum, Rust & Vrede Waterfall, Swartberg Pass & Die Hel Adventure, Whale/dolphin watching (in season), Keurboom River Cruise, Crocodile Farm, Mini Safari, Craft Shops , Bunji Jumping at Blaauwkrans, Jeffreys Bay & Cape St Frances, Half Day Tour – Port Elizabeth.
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