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7 Nights

Enjoy a couple of nights in Port Elizabeth, known as the 'friendly city', and the chance to explore a sanctuary of gentle giants at Addo Elephant National Park.

Leave Port Elizabeth and travel through the changing landscape along the stunning Garden Route where you will stay for the next three nights. With its scenic resorts, pristine beaches and quaint seaside villages, it's not difficult to understand why it's called the Garden Route.

Finally, travel through ever changing vistas as you head to Stellenbosch in the Winelands. During the whale season you will travel via the seaside village of Hermanus in the hopes of catching a glimpse of southern right whales, which frolic offshore (July to November only). Out of season you will head along 'Route 62'.

Day 1 Friday Port Elizabeth

Met on arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own. Within the city there are some beautiful parks with well landscaped gardens, two of the larger ones are: St Georges Park which is home to the world-famous Port Elizabeth Cricket Club, the oldest Bowling Green in South Africa, Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial and the 1882 Victorian Pearson Conservatory. Settler's Park is a nature lover's paradise boasting beautiful flora and fauna.
Overnight: Ibhayi Town Lodge
Meals : Breakfast

Day 2 Saturday Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, travel to Addo Elephant National Park which has, arguably, the best elephant viewing in South Africa. Spend a full day here, allowing plenty of time for close encounters with these wonderful animals. The park is also home to rhinos, antelopes, buffalos, lions and a multitude of birds.
Overnight: Ibhayi Town Lodge
Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 Sunday Knysna

Drive through the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest towards the seaside resort of Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route, with scenic stops along the way.
Overnight : Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 Monday Knysna

Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone 'Heads' which guard the sea entrance to Knysna's huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches beyond. After lunch the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this delightful town.
Overnight : Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 Tuesday Oudtshoorn

After breakfast head underground for a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves, one of South Africa's most incredible natural wonders and enjoy the wonderful views of the spectacular Outeniqua Pass en route to Oudtshoorn, the 'feather capital of the world', so named because it's the centre of South Africa's ostrich industry. After lunch, which features Ostrich Steak on the menu, we learn more about these hardy, enigmatic creatures during a tour of an ostrich farm.
Overnight : The Queen's Hotel
Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 Wednesday Stellenbosch

After breakfast, enjoy the magnificent scenery whilst travelling to Stellenbosch. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight : Oude Werf Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 7 Thursday Stellenbosch

Today you have a 1-day pass on the Vine Hopper tour. This is a great way to experience the surrounding area and its wine route by way of a Hop on Hop off service! The wine farms in Stellenbosch range from big farms with, high tech cellars, through to multi-functional farms, and historical manors to small, more intimate wine estates that lend themselves to relaxing and enjoying nature and the fruits of the vine!
Overnight : Oude Werf Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 8 Depart

After breakfast, transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.
Meals : Breakfast

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