Wildlife, Wine and Garden Route

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Wildlife, Wine and Garden Route

The 6-days tour is your chance to explore Oudtshoorn, centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry, spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves and whale watching at Hermanus. All these while driving through some of the most scenic routes of South Africa and getting to know the flora and fauna of the country from close quarters.

 

Tour Nights

  • Oudtshoorn: 1 nights
  • Knysna: 2 nights
  • Albertinia: 1 nights
  • Hermanus: 1 nights
  • Tour code: AWSA17
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore Oudtshoorn, centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry
  • A tour to spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders
  • Open vehicle game safaris in a malaria-free Big Five private game reserve
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk or swim at Victoria Bay, one or the smallest and most beautiful bays along the Garden Route
  • Visit to Franschhoek, a picturesque village in the Cape Winelands
  • A trip to Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route and offering the best land-based whale watching in the world

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Cape Town - Oudtshoorn
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    Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

    This morning you will be met at your hotel by your representative and depart for the ‘Little Karoo’, travelling via Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. En route, stop off in the town of Barrydale, where we will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the ‘ostrich feather capital’ and centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Overnight in Oudtshoorn. Enjoy dinner at an Ostrich Farm, dining on local specialities such as Ostrich Steak. Distance travelled today: 418 kms
    Meals included: Dinner 
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  • Day 2 Oudtshoorn - Knysna
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    Oudtshoorn - Knysna

    After breakfast take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Return to Oudtshoorn for a tour and light lunch at an Ostrich Farm. Our journey continues over the scenic Outeniqua Pass to George, the administrative hub of the Garden Route area and then onto Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Distance travelled today: 204 kms
    Overnight in Knysna.
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  • Day 3 Knysna
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    Knysna

    After breakfast, drive through the Tsitsikamma Forests along the stunning garden route. Visit Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). In the afternoon, you will return to Kenya, with a stop in Plettenberg Bay, originally christened "Bahia Formosa" (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers. There is an option to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary or the Birds of Eden Sanctuary (both supporting UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land). Enjoy lunch en route and overnight in Knysna.
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  • Day 4 Knysna - Albertinia
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    Knysna - Albertinia

    After a leisurely breakfast, travel via George and Mossel Bay to Albertinia, a town set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive, at a malaria free private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the Big Five.   Overnight in the region of Albertinia. Distance travelled today: 150 kms
    Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner 

  • Day 5 Albertinia - Hermanus
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    Albertinia - Hermanus

    Our safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Our expert guide will endeavour to spoil us with sightings of the ‘Big Five’, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, our journey will take us to the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam. This charming town was founded in 1745 and is famous for its youngberries, eclectic architecture and National Parks, as well as outdoor activities. Our journey further continues to the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, off ering the best land-based whale watching (August to November) in the world. Dinner at the Heritage Restaurant, one of the oldest fisherman’s cottages in Hermanus, where delectable dishes are created using seasonal, local produce. Overnight in Hermanus. Distance travelled today: 370 kms
    Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner 
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  • Day 6 Hermanus – Cape Town
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    Hermanus – Cape Town

    After a leisurely breakfast depart Hermanus and travel to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Our story telling guide will take us on a tour through Franschhoek village, sharing with us the fascinating history of the French Huguenots. Then finally onto Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain where the tour ends on arrival. Distance travelled today: 18 0 kms
    Meals included: Breakfast 
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Dates & Guide Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPP (PP)

Extension

Victoria Falls - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 06 to Day 09)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Feb - 15 Dec

    £919*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Feb - 15 Dec

    £1129*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Feb - 31 Mar

    £1349*

  • 01 Apr - 30 Jun

    £1549*

  • 01 Jul - 31 Oct

    £1579*

  • 01 Nov - 15 Dec

    £1349*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Feb - 31 Mar

    £1419*

  • 01 Apr - 30 Jun

    £2219*

  • 01 Jul - 31 Oct

    £2279*

  • 01 Nov - 15 Dec

    £1419*

At Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi riverthunders over a 100-metre drop into a narrow ravine dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia. The colossal cascade, with its surrounding rainforest and diverse wildlife, is one of Africa’s most celebrated attractions.Take a guided tour of the Zimbabwean side of the Falls and a spectacular helicopter flight excursion. Choose from a range of hotels and lodges, each offering distinct meal plans and additional included activities such as game drives in Chobe National Park, walking safaris in Zambezi National Park and sunset river cruises. Speak to our travel advisors about options for accommodation and activities.
Tour At a Glance:
‘Flight of Angels’ helicopter excursion for a breathtaking aerial perspective of the Falls
Join a guided tour of the Zimbabwean side of the Falls, including Victoria Falls National Park
Choose from several accommodation options, each with its own included excursions 
 

 

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Day 1

Arrival Victoria Falls

Transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to your selected hotel in Victoria Falls, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Deluxe Hotel: The Wallow Lodge
Accommodation, all meals and selected drinks, return transfers ex Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport, shuttle transfers to Victoria Falls town, Emergency Medical Evacuation cover.

Inclusive activities at The Wallow Lodge:
Visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
Cocktails & Canapes at the Batoka Gorge
Full Day Chobe National Park, includes river safari, lunch & game drive, including Chobe National Park Fee
Game Drive on the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary (this is included; however, guests might opt not to do this drive, based on the Chobe National Park done the day prior)
Sundowner Cruise, including river usage fee
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Day 2

Victoria Falls

Join a guided tour to explore the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls. The excursion includes entrance to the UNECO-listed Victoria Falls Rainforest National Park, with its network of walking trails and spectacular views of the Falls.
Spend time at leisure or join activities included with your accommodation, such as a sunset river cruise or a wildlife conservation safari. 
Meals included will be dependent on your choice of accommodation.

Standard Hotel: Insika Victoria Falls
Accommodation and Breakfast 
 
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Day 3

Victoria Falls

Take a spectacular 13-minute helicopter flight above the majestic Falls. Enjoy unparalleled views of the enormous chasm, zigzag gorges and the hundreds of small islands upstream in the Zambezi River.
 
Remaining time at leisure to enjoy the facilities at your chosen hotel or to join optional excursions.

Superior Hotel: The Palm River Hotel
Accommodation and Breakfast
3 Night Value Add: valid during 01st January - 20th December 2023 and 2024
Book three consecutive nights’ accommodation in any room type and guests will receive:
Complimentary 3-course dinner at The Palm River Hotel (drinks excluded)
Complimentary 3-course dinner at Ilala Lodge Hotel, Cassia Restaurant with return transfers (drinks excluded). 
 
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Day 4

Onward travel

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to Victoria Falls Airport.

Luxury Hotel: Old Drift Lodge
Accommodation, all meals and drinks, complimentary mini bars in the rooms, return transfers ex Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport, shuttle transfers to Victoria Falls town, Emergency Medical Evacuation cover.
Stay 3 Pay 2 at Old Drift Lodge. Special offer is valid during the Green Season (01 November ’23 to 20 December ’23, 11 January’24 to 31 March’24 and 01 November’24 to 20 December‘24). * Conservation levy is charged per person per night and payable for 3 nights.
Activities available at Old Drift Lodge at no extra charge to guests (time / weather permitting)
Morning or Afternoon Game drives in the Zambezi Nat Park
Morning or Afternoon River Safaris
Morning or Afternoon Guided Walking Safaris
A Lunch at the Lookout Cafe - Including drinks (2023). A breakfast, brunch or lunch at the Lookout Cafe -per stay- Including drinks (2024)
Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe 
 
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Hotels

  • La Plume Boutique Guest House
    La Plume Boutique Guest House
    Oudtshoorn
  • Aha The Rex Hotel
    Aha The Rex Hotel
    Knysna
  • Garden Route Game Lodge
    Garden Route Game Lodge
    Albertinia
  •  Misty Waves Boutique Hotel
    Misty Waves Boutique Hotel
    Hermanus
  • Old Drift Lodge
    Old Drift Lodge
    Victoria Falls
  • Palm River Hotel
    Palm River Hotel
    Victoria Falls
  • The Wallow Lodge
    The Wallow Lodge
    Victoria Falls

La Plume Boutique Guest House

Oudtshoorn
  • La Plume Boutique Guest House

La Plume is perfectly situated to explore the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, and its surroundings. Located in Oudtshoorn, La Plume Boutique Guest House is within a 15-minute drive of Safari Ostrich Show Farm and C.

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Aha The Rex Hotel

Knysna
  • Aha The Rex Hotel

Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style and impeccable service making it one of the most exhilarating getaways in its class. The Rex is close to Knysna Quays, Knysna Elephant Pa

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Garden Route Game Lodge

Albertinia
  • Garden Route Game Lodge

Garden Route Game Lodge located in Albertinia Garden Route. Hotel is near to the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, Garden Route Game Reserve, House of Aloes, and The NG Church.

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Misty Waves Boutique Hotel

Hermanus
  •  Misty Waves Boutique Hotel

Located in the best-rated area in Hermanus, The Old Harbor is 601 meter away and Hermanus Golf Club is 1.2 minute from the Misty Waves Boutique Hotel.Village Square and Whale Coast Mall are worth checking out if shopping is o

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Old Drift Lodge

Victoria Falls
  • Old Drift Lodge

Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, lies Old Drift Lodge. The lodge boasts luxury accommodation overlooking the pristine Zambezi National Park, a mere 7 kilometers from the mighty Victori

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Palm River Hotel

Victoria Falls
  • Palm River Hotel

The hotel’s location could not be more idyllic, situated as it is along the banks of the iconic Zambezi River, among towering indigenous trees and only 4 kilometres from Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Fal

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The Wallow Lodge

Victoria Falls
  • The Wallow Lodge

Located in Victoria Falls, The Wallow Lodge is in a national park, a 1-minute drive from Victoria Falls National Park and 14 minutes from Devil's Pool. This all-inclusive tentalow is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Zambezi National

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What's Included?

  • Transportation including toll fees in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • 5 nights Accommodation as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners including gratuities.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water in eco-friendly packaging.
  • TOUR EXTENSION:
  • Regional return flights: Cape Town to Victoria Falls
  • Schedule return transfers, 3 night accommodation (selected hotel), Flight of Angels & Guided Tour of the Falls

What's not Included?

  • Rerurn International flight.
  • Visa fees.
  • Health requirements, immigration requirements.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Air and rail fares (unless specified as part of a package).
  • Personal items (beverages, cigarettes, telephone calls, room service, laundry and other extras).
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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