13-day Cape Town with Garden Route & Whale Coast Glamping

Day 1: Missing Point

On arrival in Cape Town you will be met and transferred privately to your hotel situated at the V&A Waterfront.  

After you settle in, spend the rest of your day exploring the city. 

Day 2: Missing Point

While enjoying the next 2 full days at leisure in Cape Town where you can select from a range of optional tours and activities. The most popular Cape Town tours are: 

  • Go hiking in Table Mountain National Park or take a rotating cable car to the top for 360-degree views.
  • Visit Boulders Beach to see the only colony of African penguins in the world. 
  • The Cape of Good Hope is also a popular excursion for visitors staying in Cape Town 
Table Mountain Cableway

Day 3: Missing Point

You'll have the next two days to explore Cape Town at your own pace! There is much to see and do in South Africa's most sophisticated city—a melting pot of people and cultures, including Africans, Europeans, and Malays, topped off with magnificent scenery and abundant outdoor life. 

Suggestions include:

  • Walk around Bo-Kaap, one of Cape Town's most colorful and historic neighborhoods, for homes and mosques painted in vibrant rainbow colors including blues, purples, pinks, yellows, and greens.
  • Experience Cape Town through the eyes of passionate, local guides and storytellers on a gentle  cycle through the heart and soul of the city of Cape Town.
  • Visit historical sites like the Castle of Good Hope, a fort from the 17th century, and St. George's Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in Southern Africa.
  • Sample fresh seafood and international cuisine at a range of restaurants all over town.

Day 4: Missing Point

Today you have the choice of the following activities: 

  • There is a little walk that winds its way between Muizenberg and St. James, which is perfect for a gentle stroll with family and friends. Interestingly, this coastal stretch used to be known as Cape Town’s Golden Mile.
  • Soak up the urban creativity on a street art tour in Woodstock. This trendy neighbourhood boasts a number of walls adorned with art in an array of colours and designs.
  • Take a trip to the historic Robben Island, home to the prison that housed many political prisoners under apartheid, the most famous being Nelson Mandela.
Muizenberg Beach St James Beach

Day 5: Oudtshoorn

This morning your rental vehicle will be delivered to you at your hotel and you will head off on your road trip.  You set off to Oudtshoorn via on Route 62. The road follows winding and spectacular mountain passes that slowly unfold before your eyes, leading to lush green valleys hosting crystal streams and framed by the distorted geological shapes and colors of rock faces dating from hundreds of millions of years ago.

Aim to arrive around lunchtime so you can enjoy an afternoon activity like visit the Cango Caves, walking through the first six largest and most spectacular halls and continuing through to the "African Drum room". 

Recommended

Day 6: Oudtshoorn

Explore more of the Klein Karoo at own leisure. 

Suggested activities include: 

  • Authentic Working Ostrich Farm Tour: A unique guided tour of our working ostrich farm, including an exclusive viewing of the incubator and each stage of ostrich farming. During season you can even help the chicks hatch! (+/- 2 hours)
  • Meerkat Safari -One of the highlights when visiting us is the introduction of our Meerkat Family! Join us on an early morning drive down to the Meerkat burrows. Your guide will introduce you to the daily lives of these cute creatures.

  • Hike through the Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass

Day 7: Plettenberg Bay

Today the road takes to you to Plettenberg Bay a city famous for its beaches. It’s a popular place especially for families who want to spend time together on the beach. You can come here and grab a drink overlooking the beach, or jump in the water. 

Enroute the following activities are suggested: 

  • See the Knysna Heads at the Eastern Viewpoint – One of the best spots to get a view over the lagoon in Kynsna!
  • Knysna Elephant Park – You’ve got a lot of chances to see elephants on this trip
Knysna Heads Heads

Day 8: Plettenberg Bay

Today you have the choice of the following activities: 

Activities on site

  • Picnic at the dams
  • Go fishing with a local
  • Hiking Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wood-fired Hot Tubs

Activities in the area:

  • Canyoning 
  • Seal Diving
  • Horse Trails
  • Robberg Nature Reserve Hike
  • Monkey Land/Birds of Eden 
  • Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours 

Day 9: Plettenberg Bay

Today you have the choice of the following activities:

  • Explore the finest wines and vineyards with Plett Wine Tours

  • Stretch your mind and limbs at Plett Puzzle Park

  • Slackpacking

    Get your boots dirty with a multi-day hiking adventure that is made even better with a hot shower, delicious meals and a comfortable bed at the end of each day. This is the beauty of slackpacking; a walking adventure minus the discomfort that comes with carrying a heavy backpack, eating dehydrated meals and sleeping wild

Day 10: Whale Coast

This morning, say goodbye to the lush green forests of Plettenberg Bay and continue your journey to Stanford. With the Klein Rivier running through it & mountain views, Stanford is ideal for a laid-back getaway in a quaint and historic village that remains true to its entrepreneurial roots – pop into one of the antique stores, restaurants, vineyards or coffee shops. For the adventurous – horse riding, boat cruises, hikes, bird watching and Great White Shark Cage diving are all within a 20km radius of the village. There is so much to choose from, whether you want to shop, see, sip or sleep

 

Day 11: Whale Coast

Today you have the choice of the following activities: 

Facilities on-site

  • Wifi at the restaurant
  • Restaurant on the property
  • Babysitting available (on request)
  • Children’s play area with a putt-putt course 
  • Housekeeping services
  • Credit Card Facilities

Activities on-site

  • Swimming in the dam in front of your tent
  • Wine Tasting
  • Horse Riding
  • Bass Fishing in the top dam
  • Hiking: There are 2 circular trails to explore. The 5km red trail passes the tents, so you can start and finish at the tent. There is also a 2km yellow trail
  • Whale watching from the sky (landing strip at AfriCamps)
  • Mountain biking

Day 12: Whale Coast

Today you have the choice of the following activities:

  • Cruise up the Klein River 
  • Quad Biking 
  • Sea kayaking along Walker Bay

  • Horse-riding at Pearly Beach

  • Cliff-path walk

  • Explore the Klipgat Cave

Day 13: End of Itinerary

It's time to say goodbye to South Africa! At the designated time, you'll make the drive back to Cape Town International Airport where you will return the car and check in for your trip home. If you have time before the flight, check out more of the city before your departure. Safe travels!

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