10 Day South African Highlights (english / German Guided)

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Day 1: CAPE TOWN to WELLINGTON via CAPE WINELANDS (±115km)

Stop At: Wellington, Wellington, Western Cape
Guests are collected from the hotel, and travel northeast to Wellington via the Cape Winelands.
Journey into the heart of the Winelands and enjoy a craft beer tasting (own account) before arriving at the university town of Stellenbosch. Embark on a walking tour of Stellenbosch which includes the town’s historic sites and colonial Cape Dutch architecture. These structures are some of the country’s oldest buildings.
Stop for lunch (own account) at one of the many wine farms and eateries near Paarl.
Guests visit the town of Paarl, South Africa’s third oldest town. At Paarl Rock, the second largest granite projection on the planet, guests visit the Afrikaanse Taalmonument (Afrikaans Language Monument) and learn more about the museum.
Found in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Wellington is home to Cape Dutch homesteads and beautiful gardens and wineries, as well as South Africa’s only whisky producer.
Check in at the guest house, and enjoy time at leisure before drinks and dinner (own account) at one of the hotel’s restaurants.

Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Val du Charron Guest House or similar

Day 2: WELLINGTON to OUDTSHOORN via ROUTE 62 (±390km)

Stop At: Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
Enjoy breakfast at the guest house before departing Wellington en route to Oudtshoorn, in the Klein Karoo, via the scenically-attractive Bainskloof Pass and Route 62.
Built in 1854, the 18km Bainskloof Pass was an engineering masterpiece known as the ‘Gateway to the North’. It is now a national monument and offers unsurpassed views of the area.
Enjoy a cheese and wine pairing followed by a cellar tour at an estate in the Robertson wine valley, located off the world’s longest wine route, the Route 62. Savour lunch en route (own account).
Arrive at the guest house on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn. Spend the late afternoon and evening at leisure. Enjoy dinner and warm hospitality (own account).

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at De Zeekoe Guest Farm or similar

Day 3: OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA via CANGO CAVES (±160km)

Stop At: Knysna, Knysna, Western Cape
After breakfast, guests journey south via the Outeniqua Pass, to Knysna.
Stop outside Oudtshoorn, in the Cango Valley and discover the spectacular subterranean world of the Cango Caves. Back above ground, tour a nearby ostrich farm and learn about for the ostrich-farming industry. Enjoy lunch at the ostrich farm’s restaurant (own account).
The tour travels southwards to Knysna via the Outeniqua Pass. This pass was constructed by prisoners of war from 1943-1951 and now bridges the semi-arid Klein Karoo and the coastal Garden Route. Stop in Wilderness to enjoy photo opportunities and sweeping views from the Map of Africa lookout point (weather permitting) before continuing on to Knysna.
Guests enjoy dinner at the boutique hotel (own account

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Madison Manor or similar

Day 4: FULL DAY AT LEISURE in KNYSNA

Stop At: Knysna, Knysna, Western Cape
Following breakfast, guests spend the day at leisure, or on optional excursions in and around Knysna.
Guests can board a ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (own account, including lunch). The local tour guide will share tales about Knysna whilst guests enjoy panoramic views on board the ferry and a Unimog-drawn trailer.
An optional 2.2km guided nature walk, through the forest and along the coast, is recommended. Enjoy a buffet lunch at a unique outdoor restaurant under a canopy of milkwood trees, on the edge of the lagoon.
Guests spend time at leisure before dinner (own account).

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Madison Manor or similar

Day 5: KNYSNA to PORT ELIZABETH via EASTERN GARDEN ROUTE (±260km)

Stop At: Garden Route, Garden Route
After an early breakfast, the tour departs for Port Elizabeth, via the Garden Route.
Travel to the Storms River Mouth and experience unique views of the Tsitsikamma from a suspension bridge.

Guests enjoy lunch (own account) in the Tsitsikamma Forest area, home to century-old trees.
The tour concludes at a Port Elizabeth city hotel.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Kelway Hotel

Day 6: Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg ( Flight own arrangements and own account)

Pass By: Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng
After an early breakfast, guests are collected from the hotel and transferred to
Port Elizabeth International Airport for a flight to Johannesburg (not included).
On arrival, guests are met and transferred to a city hotel. Enjoy the afternoon
at leisure. Dine (own account) at the hotel or at a restaurant.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Capital on Bath

Day 7: JOHANNESBURG to WHITE RIVER via PRETORIA (±380KM)

Stop At: Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees Road Groenkloof 358-Jr, Pretoria 0187 South Africa
Guests visit the Voortrekker Monument and the Union Buildings in Pretoria
en route to the Lowveld. Lunch (own account). Arrive at the hotel in the late
afternoon, and enjoy time at leisure before dinner
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Country Boutique Hotel

Day 8: WHITE RIVER to HAZYVIEW via KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (±150KM)

Stop At: Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park
Early morning guests receive a breakfast pack to enjoy en route to the Kruger
National Park for a full day’s game viewing in a closed vehicle. Guests may
spot the ‘Big 5’ and other wildlife and bird species. Enjoy lunch in the park (own
account). Exit at Paul Kruger Gate in the late afternoon. Dinner at the hotel
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

Day 9: HAZYVIEW to HOEDSPRUIT via PANORAMA ROUTE (±220KM)

Stop At: Panorama Route, R532 Blyde River Canyon, Graskop 1270 South Africa
This morning guests head to the Panorama Route including the Blyde River
Canyon, the Three Rondavels, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and the Pinnacle.
Once at the lodge, guests enjoy high tea before an afternoon game drive in an
open safari vehicle. Dinner at the lodge.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Makalali Main Lodge

Day 10: HOEDSPRUIT to JOHANNESBURG (±460KM)

Stop At: Makalali Private Game Reserve, Makalali Private Game Reserve, Limpopo Province
The tour heads back to Johannesburg following an early morning game drive
and breakfast. Stop for lunch (own account) in Dullstroom. The tour ends in
the late afternoon in Johannesburg.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Tour leaving from Cape Town

Cape Town, located in South Africa, is a vibrant and diverse city that combines beautiful beaches, stunning mountains, and a rich history. With attractions such as the iconic Cape of Good Hope, the vibrant V&A Waterfront, and Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town offers a wide variety of experiences for travelers.

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