This is a tour with awesome activities & safaris. Discover the beautiful coastline of the Cape, famous for whale watching, shark diving, botanical gardens & penguins. Uncover the Karoo desert, a hotspot to the richest succulent floral Kingdom on earth, search for the remains of ancient civilizations. Explore the ancient Cango Caves & tour the worlds oldest ostrich farm. Awake before sunrise to watch the Meerkats go about their day. Enjoy a wine tasting, the scenery & quant villages on Route 62.
|Cape Town (Day 1)
|Cape Agulhas (Highlight)
|Garden Route GR (Garden Route)
|Cango Caves (Garden Route)
|Route 62 (Highlight)
|Cape Town (Day 4)
Cape Agulhas most southern tip of Africa, Hermanus, Whales & Penguins
We leave the Cape and drive via the breathtaking Clarence Drive to Betty’s Bay where we visit the ”Stony point” penguin colony. Home to the rare African penguin. A light lunch overlooking Walker Bay in Hermanus, a protected bay offering a privileged vantage point to view the Southern Right Whales.
Gansbaai is known for its dense population of great white sharks. Elim, a village of white cottages with thatched roofs, was formed in 1824 by members of the Church of the Moravian Brethren. Next is a visit to the tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Cape Agulhas describes in Portuguese the sharp rocks which threatened the route to India for navigators of old. We then drive onto Arniston, a ”jewel” on the east coast, with it’s emerald sea and white sand dunes, a late afternoon swim or if low tide a short hike into the sea cave. Dinner on the beach in a fisherman’s cottage in the authentic fisherman’s village, or an African barbecue, weather dependent.
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We meet & greet you & go through the itinerary in detail either at your hotel or airport. Comprehensive maps, relevant literature, brochures, vouchers & other necessary information will be handed to you. We are available for you 24/7 through out your tour of Southern Africa. We are happy to offer you our preferential rates on optional activities that are of interest to you.
Depart Cape Town & head for the spectacular Clarence Drive on our way to Betty’s Bay where you visit Africa’s largest penguin colony.
Next is the charming town of Hermanus known as the world’s best land based whale watching spot from June to December.
Your journey continues along the Southern Cape Coast with a stop in Elim, a 18th century Moravian Missionary village, here you find quaint cottages with thatched roofs.
Continue to the coastal village of Agulhas (southernmost tip of the continent), take time to relax, hike or swim in the warm Indian ocean.
Fresh fish for dinner perhaps!
This morning after breakfast visit the lighthouse and walk along the boardwalk to Agulhas point. This area has coastal caves, middens and ancient fish traps still visible from the ancient Khoisan peoples who settled here in ancient times.
On our way to the safari lodge we stopped at Swellendam, South Africa’s 3rd oldest town, visit the Drostdy museum and admired 17th C Cape Dutch architecture.
Continuing north you reach your private game reserve, the Garden Route Game Lodge, and after refreshing, set off on a 4×4 safari with a professional ranger departing in the afternoon returning in the evening after sunset.
A complementary aperitif and snacks awaits you. Try our Biltong, it’s a must!
Dinner is a delicious South African buffet.
After your morning safari visit Mossel Bay & explore caves where the Khoisan sheltered & lived uniquely on the abundant marine life along the coast. Visit the Bartholomeus Diaz museum, he landed here 1488 & started the first nautical “post office” system.
Join the Robertson Pass admiring the beautiful landscape & succulent vegetation on your way to the arid Karoo. This afternoon visit the Cango caves where a knowledgeable guide will take you on a tour of the caves, a series of spectacular underground tunnels & galleries with impressive limestone formations. The caves are said to be the most beautiful in the world. The Caves are located t the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn.
Arrive at the Ostrich farm/guesthouse & enjoy a well deserved break whilst watching a Karoo sunset.
Time to study the solar system, it’s well known that the Karoo offers the best stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere, if not the world!
The farm offers excellent home cooked dinners.
After a scrumptious English breakfast visit the world’s oldest working Ostrich farm for a tour & an opportunity to ride on one of these strange birds. Here you have the opportunity to taste the world’s finest Ostrich steak.
Continue to Montagu on the famous Route 62 with picturesque villages & local craft.
Next is Viljoen drift wine estate on the Breede river. Enjoy a wine tasting on the river bank of this beautiful estate (time permitting).
Robertson has 55 registered wine cellars. Its streets are shaded with beautiful jacaranda trees.
Drive through Africa’s longest tunnel, Du Toit Mountain Range divides Cape Town from the rest of Africa.
It’s driving through these mountains that you get an insight into the obstacles pioneers leaving the Cape needed to conquer.
Pass though the wine town of Paarl on the Berg River which was founded by the by the French Huguenots in 1665. Arrival at the airport (18:00), drop off your vehicle and proceed to the check in.
I’m happy to say that our private guided safaris offer unbeatable value. We are owner/guides, which means you shall experience Africa with a dedicated and enthusiastic team. Call Craig +27 (0)820917983