Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

4 day / 3 night tour

Day 1.

Collect guests from their accommodation in Cape Town. Do the lovely coastal drive, along the R44, from Gordon’s Bay to Hermanus. Enjoy the walk along the cliff path in Hermanus, looking out for Southern Right whales. (July to November). Have lunch in Hermanus, then continue, via Stanford and Bredasdorp, to Cape Agulhas, the southern most tip of Africa. On reaching Cape Agulhas we visit the southern-most point of Africa and the Lighthouse, time permitting. We overnight in a guesthouse in Struisbaai.

Day 2.

After breakfast, we enjoy a short walk along the famous Struisbaai Beach before departing for the historical town of Swellendam, where we visit the Drostdy Museum complex, and have lunch. After lunch, we continue along the N2 to Mossel Bay, where we visit the Maritime Museum complex (http:www.diasmuseum.co.za), which houses the replica of the Bartholomew Dias’ caravel, and also contains the 500-year old Post Office Tree. It is then a short drive on to George, the capital of the Garden Route, where we overnight at Cosy Corner Guesthouse (http://www.cosy-corner.co.za).

Day 3.

Depart George at 08h30, we travel over the beautiful Outeniqua Pass, and into the Klein Karoo, the fascinating semi-desert region that lies between the Outeniqua and Swartberg mountain ranges. This is the area that is famous for its ostriches and the Cango Caves. Guided tours can be enjoyed in the Caves (http://www.cangocaves.co.za) , as well as at an ostrich Show Farm (http://www.safariostrich.co.za), where you will learn much about these strange, giant birds, as well the chance to sit, or even ride, on one! Another attraction is the Cango Wildlife Ranch (http://www.cango.co.za), which specialises in the breeding of endangered big cat species, such as cheetahs and white tigers.

From Oudtshoorn, we drive on to Knysna, where we overnight. Accommodated at Waterfront Lodge in Knysna for the night. (http://www.waterfront-lodge.co.za)

Day 4.

After breakfast, we continue to the scenic viewpoint at the Knysna Heads, where magnificent photos, of the ocean and lagoon, can be taken. Then we continue eastwards, past Plettenberg Bay, to The Crags, where we visit “Birds of Eden”, the largest free-flight aviary in the world. Over 1800 birds, both indigenous and exotic, can be seen here, and many can be photographed, from close quarters.

From Birds of Eden, we drive on to the Tsitsikamma National Park, to enjoy the breath-taking coastal views and some of the shorter walks, which have been laid out here. We have lunch here, before continuing to the Tsitsikamma indigenous forest, where we have another short walk, to the Big Tree, an 800-year old yellowwood tree. Our last stop, before driving on to Port Elizabeth, is at the spectacular Paul Sauer bridge, over the Storms River gorge. This beautiful bridge was designed by Richardo Morandi, of Rome, and opened in 1956. From here we continue on to Port Elizabeth, arriving about 17h30.

The tour includes the following:

  • All transport as per itinerary in a Nissan Livina.
  • Qualified/registered guide of the area.
  • 3 Nights accommodation at comfortable Bed & Breakfasts(Guest House style) on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All entrance fees as stated in the itinerary.

The tour excludes the following:

  • All airfares, internal and external.
  • All dinners and lunches.
  • All personal spending.
  • All alcoholic beverages.
  • Gratuities to specialist guides at the different attractions.

Luxury Accommodation can also be included, subject to a rate change.