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12 Day Tour /Garden Route /Addo /Cape Town

Waterfront and Wines

12 Day Tour /Garden Route /Addo /Cape Town

The Fernery in the Tsitsikamma

Day 1 and 2

Accommodation Type: Lodging

Includes: Collection from Port Elizabeth International Airport (mid day flight arrival), Accommodation, breakfast, transfers and touring

At the base of the lovely Tsitsikamma Mountains, alongside ancient rivers that make their way towards the Indian Ocean, lies the beautiful 4-star Forest Ferns Estate. The magnificent Fernery Lodge is perched above a 30 meter waterfall in the Sandrift River gorge, with stunning views of the river mouth, Indian Ocean and Tsitsikamma Mountains. It offers guests breathtaking views, beautifully appointed living areas, and 6 superbly furnished luxury suites which are tastefully and individually decorated. Every effort has been made to ensure our guests comfort, from crisp percale linen and large luxurious bathrooms to underfloor heating and satellite television. Other features include heated towel rails, tea and coffee making facilities, a bar fridge stocked on request, digital safes, hair-dryers and cosy bath robes. Open fire places in the lounge and dining room, a jacuzzi, sauna and swimming pool for the exclusive use of Lodge guests, are but some of the features that make the Lodge a really special destination.

Occupying a magnificent position on 109 hectares that borders onto the Tsitsikamma National Park, it has enchanting views of the rugged coastline, river gorge, and surrounding plantations…the perfect spot to reacquaint yourself with nature and renew the harmony of your soul.

Activities in the Tsitsikamma Area…

The Dolphin Trail / Fynbos cheese farm lunches / Zipline (Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures) / Treetop Canopy Tour (Storms River Adventures) Back, neck and shoulder/ hot stone massage (Storms River) / Kayaking & Lilo on ocean and river gorge (Untouched Adventures) Bungee jumping (Bloukrans Bridge) / Tsitsikamma Segway Tours (Storms River Village) / Elephant Sanctuary (The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay) Tenikwa Wild Cat and Wild Life sanctuary (The Crags) / Birds of Eden (The Crags,) / Monkeyland (The Crags) Plettenberg Game Reserve game viewing – Landrover or horse back (Plettenberg Bay)

River Bend Lodge in Addo Elephant National Park

Day 3 and 4

Accommodation Type: Lodged

Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, transfers and touring

Located on a private concession within the malaria free Addo Elephant National Park, River Bend Lodge offers luxury accommodation, spa facilities and private game drives. Free WiFi is available. All have air conditioning, a ceiling fan, flat-screen TV, coffee machine and a bathroom with separate bath and shower and complimentary toiletries

The Silver Thorns Restaurant at the main lodge serves contemporary and culinary cuisine. Room service and special diet menus can be requested. Drinks and snacks can be enjoyed at the bar. The lodge also hosts regular wine tasting and food pairing.

The spa offers a variety of massages and beauty treatments. Other facilities at River Bend Lodge include a shared lounge, a library, 3 outdoor pools with sun loungers, a games room and a kids’ club.

Guests can go on private game drives and guided walks. Other activities in the area include horse riding and bird watching.

The 5-star, spacious and elegantly decorated suites offer a private patio with views of the surrounding landscapes and animals.

The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Day 5 and 6

Accommodation Type: Hotel

Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, transfers and touring

The Lofts Boutique Hotel offers contemporary designed rooms decorated with wooden beams. Some rooms have large sliding doors opening to a private balcony or patio facing the lagoon. The rooms come with satellite TV, tea/coffee maker and extra long beds. At Le Spa Tranquill, guests can enjoy treatments ranging from shower scrubs to hot stone therapy. The pool deck is almost all surrounded by the lagoon and offers a great way of digesting a day of spa. Knysna Golf Club is less than 15 minutes of driving from the hotel. The Knysna Waterfront with its bars and restaurants is within one km.

Situated on the tip of Thesens Island, Lofts Boutique Hotel offers uniquely themed accommodation and extensive spa treatments with an outdoor swimming pool. All with stunning views of Knysna Lagoon. 

About Knysna

Knysna is a bustling little town on the banks of the lagoon of the same name. It is guarded by two magnificent sandstone cliffs, The Knysna Heads, which stand over the narrow channel where the lagoon enters the Indian Ocean. Knysna lies in the heart of the Garden Route in the Western Cape between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and offers you a great opportunity to take a relaxing break from the N2. For those in search of adventure, the list is endless. In and around Knysna you can experience game reserves, horse riding, fly fishing, kite-surfing, sailing, scuba diving, whale watching, mountain biking, canoeing, abseiling, waterskiing, cage diving, sky diving, bungy jumping, have various forest walks or visit our local African art and craft markets. You can hire a bicycle, kayak across the Knysna River, cruise on a stylish yacht, hire your own boat, make a helicopter tour, admire the Outeniqua Mountains surrounded by indigenous forests, cross the Knysna Lagoon to visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve, take scenic drives or discover the culture and heritage of our Paradise on Earth. But you can also relax on our splendid beaches and end an unforgettable stay in “Paradise” with a romantic sunset cruise, sipping a sun-downer of your choice, thinking about when you will return to us in future……

The Franschhoek Country House

Day 7 and 8

Accommodation Type: Lodged

Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, transfers and touring

Franschhoek Country House & Villas, your 5 star hotel accommodation in the heart of the Franschhoek valley complimented by the well known Monneaux Restaurant and a number of guest services on offer for you to enjoy and indulge in. Guests can choose between the original and charming Franschhoek Country House or the Villas @ Franschhoek Country House. The original Franschhoek Country House offers a range of luxury rooms designed with your comfort and luxury experience in mind.

What to do… Franschhoek

Be pampered by at our treatment room, relax at the poolside, enjoy our award winning restaurant, stroll the charming village with boutiques and art shops, visit the museums or take a wine tour! When you are not sampling some of the Franschhoek fine wines and cuisines, there is so much more to do in and around the Franschhoek Village. Activities include touring the valley, a helicopter ride, rent a mountain bike, horse riding and much much more…..

Situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek Village, only 1km from the main town it is an ideal base to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine.

The V&A Hotel, V&A Waterfront

Day 9, 10 and 11

Accommodation Type: Hotel

Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, transfers and touring

The rich heritage of this V&A Waterfront hotel in Cape Town is evident from your first step into the hotel’s foyer. Guests will be able to sense the past of the property, which included shipwrecks, but enjoy contemporary, luxurious facilities. The elegant, intimate and romantic hotel offers 94 spacious en-suite guest rooms spread out over three floors. The Victoria and Alfred Hotel offers high-class dining options to its guests. The Oyo Restaurant and Cocktails bar provides the perfect setting for guests who want a space to relax and take in the views offered at the hotel. The superb location of this Waterfront hotel in Cape Town allows guests to walk to some of the top retail outlets and restaurants in the city. Cape Town’s natural beauty and bustling nightlife icons also surround it. It is situated in the Cape Town Waterfront, with Table Mountain as a backdrop.

The hotel was originally built as the North Quay Warehouse in 1904, but was converted into a luxury hotel in 1990.

Table Mountain & Cape Point

Table Mountain is a natural world heritage site, and Natural New 7 Wonder of the World, is a haven of magnificent mountains plunging into crystal seas fringed with bleached white sands of the Cape Peninsula. The mountain chain stretches from Signal Hill in the north, to Cape Point in the South and is also home to the world’s smallest, yet most diverse floral kingdom, The Cape Floristic Region.

Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa, is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys, just 60km outside of Cape Town. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora.

Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site, and is the most southerly point within the Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park.


Day 12

Includes: Drop off at Cape Town Airport

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Interesting Facts - Table Mountain

The most iconic landmark of South Africa… and the country’s most photographed attraction!

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