Elements Travel

Garden Route Tour

Special Tour 8 day
Cape Town South Africa


Cape Town International Airport (Google Map)

Cape Town International Airport (Google Map)
Day 1:

On arrival at Cape Town airport you are met in the arrivals hall by your guide. You depart from the airport on a Tour of the City before going to your hotel to check in. This evening you have dinner at Quay Four Restaurant in the V&A Waterfront.

Day 2:

After breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and you depart for a full day Cape Point tour.

Cape Point Day Tour – Includes all entry fees

Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope are often referred to as the meeting place of two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. Located at the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula, this Cape Point Tour is the ultimate in covering the most scenic parts easily, conveniently and safely. Join us for a unique and memorable day to see Cape Town’s very best! You may just fall in love with the Cape whilst you explore. This tour offers a scenic drive along the iconic Chapman’s Peak, a boat rip out to Seal Island, a funicular ride to the top of Cape Point and lots of time to explore the Boulders Beach penguins colony.

Day 3:

After breakfast you embark on a journey along the garden route as you travel by bus to Knysna in the heart of the garden route. On the way there’ll be a brief stop in the Town of Ashton where you’ll have time to visit Platform 62, a shop and winery. The next stopping at Bufflejasrivier where famous for roosterkoek (bread buns baked on a fire). Lunch is for your own account. You arrive in Knysna in the late afternoon where you check into your hotel and have some time at leisure.

This evening dinner is at The Drydock Restaurant.

Day 4:

After Breakfast at the hotel, you enjoy a full day tour taking in the sights in Plettenberg Bay, visit MonkeyLand, the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate shelter, and plays an important role in raising awareness about the plight and rehabilitation of endangered primate species. You also visit Birds of Eden under a two-hectare dome, the world’s largest aviary, Birds of Eden, is a safe and natural free-flight environment for African birds and a selection of smaller animals. An indigenous forest and a mysterious ruin with walk-behind waterfall provide these graceful creatures and their visitors with amusement.

You return to Knysna and have time at your leisure. This afternoon you check in to the Harbour for your dinner cruise on the John Ben serving a buffet dinner.

Day 5:

This morning you have an early start with breakfast at the hotel and departing for Oudtshoorn by 07:15am.

Your first visit is to the Orstrich Ranch with a guided tour. Visitors are assured of personal attention and upon their arrival are greeted by one of our multi-lingual guides who will, during the course of the tour explain every aspect of ostrich farming, from breeding to rearing. The tour starts in the breeding camp, with a nest of ostrich eggs, where the first stage of the ostrich life cycle is explained. Visitors will get the opportunity to test the strength of the eggs by standing on them – a great photo opportunity. During the breeding season visitors get to see ostrich eggs hatching in the incubator rooms. A highly entertaining and educational tour is guaranteed.

Next you visit the famous Cango Caves.

The spectacular Cango Caves are a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rock formations that attracts thousands of visitors annually. They extend more than two kilometres into the Swartberg Mountains and visitors can take guided tours that wind through narrow passageways and steep stairways linking the massive caverns.

You depart Oudtshoorn along Route 62 with a brief stop in Barrydale where you get to stretch you legs and have lunch at one of the local restaurants you with wish. Lunch is for your own account.

The final drive for of the day is to the town of Arniston, located near the Southern-most tip of Africa. You check in at the Arniston Hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Day 6:

After breakfast at the hotel you depart for the Southern-most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas where you’ll have time to roam or grab a coffee at the Southern most restaurant on the African continent. You depart for Hermanus and arrive in time for lunch at any of the various restaurants. Lunch is for your own account.

This afternoon you embark on a Whale Watching boat cruise. The cruise is about 3 hours and as it is whale season you are bound to enjoy some great sightings.

This evening you have dinner at The Rock Restaurant.

Day 7:

Winelands & Table Mountain Day Tour – Includes Cable Car tickets and a wine tasting

Depart Hermanus for the Winelands region, where your first visit is to the Idyllic Franschhoek, nestled in a valley settled by French Huguenots in 1688, is a delight for both antique lovers and gastronomes alike.

Next you visit the historic town of Stellenbosch where you’ll have some free time before departing for the city. On arrival back in Cape Town you visit Table Mountain and ride the revolving cable car for a bird’s-eye view of Cape Town and the Peninsula from the top of the iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting).

After check in at the hotel, you prepare for dinner. This evening you enjoy dinner at Belthazar restaurant in the V&A Waterfront.

Day 8:

Today you have a transfer to Cape Town Airport where you check in for your onward flight.