Days 1 - 2
Located along the well-known Route 62 in South Africa’s beautiful Klein Karoo, the charming town of Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world. It is surrounded by numerous ostrich farms and the golden arid landscape of the Karoo. Visitors can enjoy the locally produced wine and port; sample ostrich meat and biltong; learn about the ostrich feather boom at the C.P. Nel Museum; and visit the world-renowned Cango Caves, the largest cave system in Africa featuring ancient rock formations and sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. Other popular activities include: mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding, and taking a day trip to the quaint town of Prince Albert over the scenic Swartberg Pass.
Days 2 - 4
The seaside town of Plettenberg Bay is a popular holiday destination situated just 2.5 hours’ drive west of Gqebertha, on the spectacular coastal Garden Route, The Portuguese explorers called it the 'Beautiful Bay', and it’s easy to see why – Plettenberg Bay is a picturesque, charming town with endless pristine beaches, tranquil lagoons, clean rivers, indigenous forests, and a dramatic rocky peninsula. Playground to the wealthy, beach mansions overlook the Indian Ocean, often dotted with luxury yachts, while leisure time is given over to polo and golf, among other things. However, all kinds of visitors will feel at peace here as simply swimming in the warm water on a safe beach is a great way to experience the beauty of Plettenberg Bay. Adrenaline seekers can visit Bloukrans Bridge, a 30-minute drive away, to do the highest bungee jump on earth.
Brandwacht Game Reserve
Days 4 - 5
Set against a majestic backdrop of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in the heart of the famed Garden Route, Brandwacht Game Reserve is a picturesque wilderness encompassed by a pristine blanket of fynbos, vegetated valleys, and a wide range of fauna and flora. The reserve embodies the image of the quintessential African safari, as the tranquil scenery teems with wildlife including eland, zebra, blue wildebeest, nyala, impala, ostrich, greater kudu, waterbuck, bontebok, southern giraffe as well as lions and an abundance of birdlife. After an exciting day of game-viewing, birding, guided bush walks, and horseback rides, guests can enjoy a refreshing sundowner while savouring sweeping views of the idyllic landscape before unwinding at the onsite luxury accommodation.