Depart from the airport between 11h00 and 12h00 (earlier if everyone has arrived), and travel through the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest towards the idyllic seaside resort of Knysna, in the heart of the famous Garden Route. Enjoy scenic stops along the way and dinner overnight in Knysna.
Cruise along the vast Knysna Lagoon for a visit to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy a fantastic view of the imposing sandstone ‘Knysna Heads’ which guard the sea’s entrance to the tidal lagoon, with vistas of the forests, marshes and pristine beaches beyond. After lunch, spend the remainder of the day at leisure to explore this unique town.
Spend the morning underground on a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s most incredible natural wonders. Soak up the spectacular views of the Outeniqua Pass en route to Oudtshoorn, the ‘feather capital of the world’, named because it is the centre of South Africa’s ostrich industry. After lunch, which features ostrich steak on the menu, learn more about these hardy, enigmatic creatures on a tour of an ostrich farm.
Enjoy ever-changing landscapes as you travel to Cape Town. During whale season, you will have the opportunity to visit the seaside village of Hermanus in the hopes of seeing Southern Right Whales, which frolic offshore between July and November. Out of whale season, you will return to Cape Town along ‘Route 62’ – the longest wine route in the world.