Special Offer: From Cape Town to the Garden Route

14 days – EUR 940.00 pp in dbl-room1
Cape Town, Hermanus, Knysna, Addo, Oudtshoorn, Winelands-Paarl

This is an ideal tour for exploring Cape Town and the Garden Route. The various accommodations we have included mainly consist of B&B's that are owner-managed.


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1st day: Cape Town

Breathtaking view of Cape Town and the ocean
Breathtaking view of Cape Town and the ocean
The Waterfront and Table Mountain
The Waterfront and Table Mountain
Arrival at the airport.

Rental car pick-up
Type: Toyota Corolla Sedan or Similar
Pick-up location: Cape Town, Airport


Accommodation: Huijs Haerlem

3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
The stars seem to be closer here, high above Sea Point and the Atlantic Ocean, and nothing will interrupt your views over the Mother City, Robben Island and Bloubergstrand. The spacious gardens and the pool terrace are perfect spots for enjoying breathtaking sunsets. Even though Huijs Haerlem is only minutes away from the Waterfront, beaches and the city centre, many are tempted by the tranquillity to stay and unwind at the solar heated pool. The spaciousness of the house is steeped in colonial tradition and has been given to contemporary comfort.


Details: Cape Town
The city of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula alone warrant a trip to South Africa. It is the oldest city in South Africa, commander Jan van Riebeek having landed at Cape Town in 1652. From there the Boers migrated further into the country. In 1814 the Dutch East India Company ceded the land to the British Crown. The British influence increased from then on, and today Cape Town is probably the most liberal city in South Africa. This is where the abolishment of apartheid began.

You will probably not find a more beautiful setting for any city in the world. Overlooking the city is Table Mountain, a flat-topped mountain often covered with a tablecloth of clouds. To the east the vineyards produce wines of world-class quality, and at the southern point, known as the Cape of Good Hope, a nature conservation area protects the fauna and flora. There one can take secluded walking trails which provide a view of both oceans.

Bathers are advised to swim in the warmer waters of the Mozambique current on the eastern side, which is approximately 2° warmer than the Atlantic Ocean with its current stemming from the Antarctic.
Map: 1st day: Cape Town

4th day: Hermanus

Balcony with sea view: A B&B overlooking Walker Bay
Balcony with sea view: A B&B overlooking Walker Bay
Whale watchers paradise
Whale watchers paradise
To the heart of the Whale Coast
Distance: 145 km Travel time: 2:00 h


Accommodation: Whalesong Lodge

2 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
An intimate guest-house is perched on the Cliffs overlooking Walker Bay with views of the coastline stretching from the white sand dunes of "Die Plaat" past Hermanus all the way to Cape Point. Guests can enjoy whale watching from the comfort of their bed. The accommodation has five spacious rooms, some with full sea view and a small private balcony to take in the fresh sea air. The en-suite bathrooms have under floor heating and a separate bath and shower. There is a small pool, although a number of small sheltered coves are within easy walking distance for those who prefer to swim in the sea. A number of sandy beaches are a short drive away.

In the evenings you can enjoy sundowners while watching the sun set over the sea. Dinner is available.

Details: Hermanus
Hermanus is a beautiful little fishing village between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas, the southern most point of Africa. A trip to this village is especially rewarding during the whale season between June and November. There is no place in the world better suited to viewing whales and dolphins from the shore.
Map: 4th day: Hermanus

6th day: Knysna

The view of the lagoon from the lodge
The view of the lagoon from the lodge
Enchanting southern coast of Africa: The Garden Route
Enchanting southern coast of Africa: The Garden Route
The Garden Route
Distance: 415 km Travel time: 5:30 h


Accommodation: Fish Eagle Lodge

2 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
The view from the lodge is spectacular. One can see the Knysna Lagoon and far into the mountainous horizon. Every room has a balcony/veranda and a swimming pool awaits in a corner of the lush garden. A selection of restaurants can be found in close proximity.


Details: Garden Route
The coastal region between Swellendam and Humansdorp is known as the Garden Route. It is characterised by picturesque coves, secluded beaches, steep cliffs and indigenous forests. Just inland, high mountain ranges cause precipitation of up to 2,500 mm a year. Behind the mountains the rainfall quickly diminishes to around 250 mm per year. Despite this precipitation the Garden Route is not considered a high rainfall area. Rain showers are brief but intense and occur mostly at night. The name of the region derives from the first immigrants, who thought they had found the Garden of Eden. The Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park is the area's main attraction with its unspoiled forest and coastal areas through which beautiful hiking trails meander.
Map: 6th day: Knysna

8th day: Addo

Enchanting garden: Country house near Sunlands
Enchanting garden: Country house near Sunlands
The elephants at Addo are unusually large
The elephants at Addo are unusually large
From the Garden Route to the Game Reserves
Distance: 325 km Travel time: 4:00 h


Accommotation: Hopefield Country House

2 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
The haven of comfort and luxury is situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, close to Port Elizabeth and a stone's throw from the world-famous Addo Elephant National Park.

Slightly elevated above the green orchards of the citrus farm, Hopefield Country House offers unobtrusive views of the natural beauty of the Sundays River Valley. You can spend a relaxing day sunbathing by the swimming pool or take a leisurely stroll through the citrus orchards, home to various species of birds. The rose garden boasts more than 50 rose varieties.

The five individually decorated ensuite bedrooms are equipped with fans and heaters as well as all amenities to ensure a high level of comfort. Excellent breakfasts and dinners ensure that a stay at the country house will be one of the highlights of your trip.

Details: Addo Elephant Park
Long ago large herds of elephants congregated along the southern coastline of Africa, thriving and growing in size, mainly due to the rich vegetation. Farmers entered the area in the 19th century and regarded the elephants as a threat to their livelihood because they destroyed large areas while foraging. The animals were shot in large numbers. In 1931, when only 11 elephants remained in the Eastern Cape, Addo Park was established to give them the protection necessary to their survival. Zuurberg Park was later added and together they contain a population of over 200 giant elephants, herds of buffalo and a variety of antelope. The park has numerous vantage points which offer the opportunity to view game at watering holes (bring binoculars). While Zuurberg Park has two walking trails, Addo may only be viewed by motor vehicle or guided tour.
Map: 8th day: Addo

10th day: Oudtshoorn

Raising ostriches since 1890: A farm near Oudtshoorn
Raising ostriches since 1890: A farm near Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn: Centre of ostrich farming in South Africa
Oudtshoorn: Centre of ostrich farming in South Africa
Leaving the coast and entering the semi-desert
Distance: 390 km Travel time: 4:30 h


Accommodation: Mooiplaas Guest House

2 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
The guest-house is situated on Mooiplaas farm in the heart of the Klein Karoo, 10 km outside Oudtshoorn. It offers the comforts of home with a breathtaking view. A traditional farmhouse breakfast is served each morning and a barbecue and various light meals can be arranged on request. Activities available are hiking/walking, jogging, mountain biking, bird watching, golf, swimming (pool available), and tours of the accommodtaion's own ostrich farm. Eight tastefully decorated rooms with air-conditioning are available. Each room has a bathroom, lounge area, separate entrance and covered parking. An honesty fridge and a coffee/tea facility are also provided.

A hearty farmstyle breakfast is served in the sunny breakfast room or on the front porch overlooking the Swartberg Mountains, pool and gardens. For dinner, a three course meal featuring Ostrich meat is served by candlelight. The superb country cooking is complemented by some of the Cape's best wines.

 

Details: Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn is best known for ostrich farming, which became famous at the close of the 19th century as feathers became fashionable in Europe. To this day Oudtshoorn is a market leader in ostrich farming on account of the dry climate of the Little Karoo. Many farmers offer tourists guided tours, including a ride on an ostrich.

Another popular activity is a visit to the Cango Caves, a group of limestone caves containing countless stalactite formations. They were discovered in prehistoric times and were partially inhabited by the San (Bushman) people, who painted pictures of animals on the walls.

To the north, a spectacular mountain pass through the Swartberg mountain range offers magnificent views of the Karoo landscape.
Map: 10th day: Oudtshoorn

12th day: Winelands-Paarl

In the heart of the Winelands
In the heart of the Winelands
In the winelands: a tranquil retreat
In the winelands: a tranquil retreat
Beautiful landscapes with fertile winelands
Beautiful landscapes with fertile winelands
R62
Distance: 400 km Travel time: 5:00 h

The name "Route 62" embodies the charm of the Cape hinterland. This lonely route winds through enormous mountains and a variety of flora unequalled worldwide. With the exception of the towns of Montagu and Robertson, this tranquil area consists only of farm lands. The Cango Caves are situated near Schoemanshoek.

Accommodation: A country house in the winelands

2 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
The accommodation is centrally located in the winelands between three well-known towns: Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. The rooms are located in chalets spread evenly around the lush garden. During the day there is time to tour the beautiful countryside, visit some wine estates and, of course, sample the wines. Evenings can be spent on the terrace enjoying the red sunsets behind the mountains. The hotel has its own restaurant and stocks several of the good wines produced in the area.


Details: Winelands
The Cape Winelands extend from Paarl through Stellenbosch to Franschhoek and largely produce white wines of world-class quality. Wine has been produced there since the middle of the 17th century when the first settlers, mainly French and German-speaking farmers, moved to the area. The vineyards are cultivated in rich valleys instead of on steep slopes, as is customary in other countries. Wine-tasting is offered at most wine farms. In addition to the world-class wines, the spectacular landscapes make a visit to the Winelands a rewarding experience.
Map: 12th day: Winelands-Paarl

14th day: Cape Town

To the Cape Town Airport
Distance: 65 km Travel time: 0:40 h

Rental car drop off
Drop off location: Cape Town, Airport

Additional Services

Climate Compensation
For more information on our project, please refer to our website:
www.umfulana.com/about-umfulana/projects/climate-compensation

Rental car

Rental car company: AVIS South Africa
Type: Toyota Corolla Sedan or Similar (Group C)

Accessories: 4 Door, Air-conditioning, Power Steering, Central Locking, Electric Windows, Radio/CD, Airbags, ABS, Manual transmission
Capacity: 4 persons, 3 medium bags, 1 small bag

max excess: ZAR 0 (nil)
AVIS
Services The price is per person based on two persons sharing a double room and includes accommodations (meals included as stated above) and rental car (if stated above).

USD 1,189.001
(EUR 940.00)1




The tour can begin on any date desired.
Best Travel Time:
January – April, October – December

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» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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