Day 1: Durban
Tour begins at the end of the Wild Kingdoms tour.
Overnight at the Royal Palm Hotel. Dinner on own.
Day 2: Knysna
Early morning breakfast and transfer to the airport for your British Airways flight to Pt Elizabeth airport where you will be met by your tour guide and head westwards along the Garden Route.
Follow the Indian Ocean coastline, bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. Visit Tsitsikamma Park and Storms River Mouth.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure at the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Knysna. [D]
Day 3: Knysna
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy the shops and atmosphere of this quaint town before joining a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve where you can take a trailer ride to top of Western Head to enjoy panoramic views. Walk back through Milkwood trees for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbor lagoon. Overnight in Knysna, dinner on own at one of the many restaurants. [BL]
Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4: Oudtshoorn
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. You’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking 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. Late afternoon you will travel to your hotel in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Breakfast and Light Lunch
Dinner on own
Day 5: End of Itinerary
Enjoy an early morning meerkat safari (optional & for own account). Witness these incredible wild, habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the "Little Karoo" to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open.)
Continue to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, where the journey ends on arrival. The tour may travel to Cape Town via Franschhoek to collect other guests booked on the Franschhoek Winelands Option from the SJC14 South Africa Odyssey Tour.