12 day Cape Natural and Cultural Splendour

Cape Town

Days 1 - 2

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

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Elandsberg Nature Reserve

Days 2 - 4

Falling within the Cape Florist Region, the Elandsberg Nature Reserve stretches along the foot of the Elands berg Mountains on the western coast of South Africa. This natural heritage site is home to an array of unique flora and fauna including beautiful indigenous fynbos and blossoming wildflowers. The reserve is inhabited by abundant populations of eland, wildebeest, springbok, bontebok, zebra as well as bat-eared foxes, baboons, antelope species and even the lesser-spotted leopard. Visitors can also look forward to spotting the world’s largest bird, the ostrich; and catch a glimpse of a variety of other birdlife inluding: fish eagles, black eagles, pelicans, kingfishers and even the blue crane, the national bird of South Africa. Lucky visitors can look forward to seeing one of the world's rarest reptiles, the endangered geometric tortoise.

Oudtshoorn

Days 4 - 6

Oudtshoorn is famous for its ostriches and the magnificent Cango Caves. Located along the renowned Route 62, which takes motorists past one awe-inspiring sight after another, Oudtshoorn is known as the Ostrich Capital of the World: these huge birds are almost as common as people in this charming town. Other than ostriches and the wonderful feathers and meat they provide, the Oudtshoorn area also boasts the spectacular Cango Caves; the largest show cave system in Africa, permeated with sparkling stalactites and stalagmites and captivating rock formations.

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Plettenberg Bay

Days 6 - 9

The Portuguese explorers called it the Beautiful Bay, and it’s easy to see why – Plettenberg Bay is a picturesque, charming town with miles of 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.

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Breede River Valley

Days 9 - 10

Situated in the spectacularly scenic Western Cape Province, the Breede River Valley is home to some of South Africa's greatest wine producing areas. The partially navigable river offers the unique prospect of wine tasting while cruising along its calm waters. This picturesque valley is peppered with a handful of quaint farming towns including Robertson, Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor, Tulbagh and Montagu. It falls along the incredibly popular Route 62, which is said to be one of the longest wine routes in the world. Soak up the magnificent views of majestic mountains meeting fertile plains swathed in vineyards; sample a wide variety of delicious local wines and immerse yourself in the relaxed country atmosphere. Other popular activities include: canoeing, fishing and hiking.

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Cape Town

Days 10 - 12

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