Depart Cape Town by 08h30 along a stunning coastal drive to the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden to explore its delicate coastal fynbos. You will have the opportunity to seek out the small breeding colony of African Penguins at Stony Point and enjoy a wine tasting at a boutique winery in the Hemel-en-Aarde region, one of South Africa’s newest wine routes, before arriving in Hermanus.
This morning, explore the unique cliff paths of Hermanus and gasp at the outstanding views of Walker Bay. During whale season between July and November, you might even spot a whale or two. Depart late morning to stop for lunch (own account) in the pretty village of Barrydale on the scenic Route 62 before continuing to Oudtshoorn.
Spend the morning underground on a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s most incredible natural wonders. After that, enjoy a guided tour of an ostrich farm for insight into why Oudtshoorn is known as the ‘feather capital of the world’. Soak up the spectacular views of the Outeniqua Pass en route to 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.
From Plettenberg Bay, set off on an ocean safari. During the summer months, you may view Bottlenose and common dolphins as well as seals in their natural environment. During winter, you are likely to see both Southern Right and Humpback whales. If you are up for the challenge, you have the opportunity to take on the world’s highest commercial bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge before continuing on your journey to arrive in the picturesque village of Storms River.
After a hearty breakfast, enter the Tsitsikamma National Park and savour the spectacular ocean views from the Storms River Mouth. Immerse yourself in the splendour and tranquillity of the pristine forest on a nature trail before continuing to Port Elizabeth to arrive at approximately 14h00, where your guided journey ends with drop-off at the airport or a central hotel.