Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

4 day / 3 night tour

 

Day 1.

Guests to be collected in Port Elizabeth at 08h30 and continue along the N2 to the Tsitsikamma Area. We stop at the Paul Sauer/Storms River Bridge which was opened in 1956 and was designed by Richardo Morandi, of Rome. This is a single cantilever bridge, 186m long and stands 120m above the waters of the Storms River. Here guests can take a walk across the bridge. The tour continues to Tsitsikamma Indigenous Forest where we visit the Big Tree, an 1000-year old yellowwood tree as well as the fallen tree, also indigenous to South Africa.
We then proceed to Tsitsikamma National Park where guests have about an hour and a half to walk around the park, which has breath-taking views of the sea breaking against the rocks.
The tour then proceeds to Knysna where we visit the viewpoints before continuing to the KnysnaWaterfront where guests will board a ferry for the late afternoon cruise. Weather permitting, the cruise will take guests as close to the Knysna Heads as possible before returning to the waterfront.
Book in at your accommodation for the night (http://www.waterfront-lodge.co.za) - privately owned and situated on the banks of the Knysna Estuary.

Day 2.

Depart Knysna at 08h15 and continue along the scenic N2 to George, bypassing Sedgefield and Wilderness. We continue over the Outeniqua Mountain Pass to Oudtshoorn where we visit  Safari Ostrich Farm (http://www.safariostrich.co.za) for a guided tour of the farm.
The tour then proceeds to the world famous Cango Caves (http://www.cangocaves.co.za), one of the 23 cave systems known to be in the Swarberg Mountains. Here guests can enjoy a guided tour of the caves. After the tour we proceed to Wilgewandel Restaurant for lunch.
After lunch we continue to the Cango Wild Life Ranch (http://www.cango.co.za), where guests can  enjoy a guided tour of the ranch and the Valley of Ancients. Guests can view lion, cheetah, white tiger and other animals. An experience not to be missed!. Guest over the age of 16 years can also touch tame cheetah at an additional cost.
The tour proceeds to George where guests will book in at their accommodation for the night.
(http://cosy-corner.co.za) - which is our own guest house.

Day 3.

Depart George at 08h30 and continue to Mosselbay where we visit the Maritime Museum (http://www.diasmuseum.co.za), which houses the replica of the Bartholomew Dias Ship, which landed in Mosselbay in 1488. We then proceed to the Post Office Tree, which was used in the 1500’s by passing ships, as a mail collection point. Letters were collected from an old boot, which hung in the tree. Today, you will find a post box in the shape of the boot, where you can post your letter. A special franking mark, in the shape of a boot, is stamped on any mail posted in this box.
From Mosselbay we proceed to the historical little town of Swellendam where we stop for lunch and visit the Drostdy Museum Complex  (http://ww.drostymuseum.com) before continuing to Hermanus.
On reaching Hermanus, guests will be taken on a short orientation tour of the town before checking in to their accommodation. The Windsor Hotel (http://www.windsorhotel.co.za)-centrally situated.

Day 4.

Guests will have the morning to enjoy the cliff paths and do some land-based whale watching (if the tour takes place between June and the end of October). An early lunch can be enjoyed at one of the local restaurants. After lunch the tour proceeds along the scenic R44 to Cape Town.

Guests will then be dropped off at the Airport or their accommodation in Cape Town.

The tour includes the following: 

  • All transport as per itinerary.
  • 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.