Franschhoek Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 619

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Johannesburg city

Day 1: Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

The Smoke that Thunders

Days 2-4: Johannesburg

Free time in Johannesburg.

Modern art in Johannesburg

Day 5: Johannesburg - Kruger N.P.

Free time in Johannesburg. Own arrangements made to get to Kruger National Park.

Looking for prey in the setting sun

Days 6-9: Kruger N.P.

Own arrangements.

Day 10: Kruger N.P.

We transfer you from the Royal Kruger Lodge to Marloth Park. The enormous Kruger National Park is almost two million hectares of wilderness. Proclaimed in 1899 thanks to the vision of President Paul Kruger, its size continues to expand as private reserves on its borders remove fence lines and more recently, international borders between the Kruger National Park and Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been removed to create the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, effectively doubling the protected game reserve area.

Days 11-13: Kruger N.P.

You can enjoy game drives and walking safaris, as well as horse riding, mountain biking and Tiger Fishing. The town of Malelane has a host of convenience stores, there are three major golf courses in the vicinity and the beaches of Mozambique are easily accessed on a day excursion.

Day 14: Kruger N.P. - Port Elizabeth

Today, we transfer you to the airport for your flight from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport to Port Elizabeth. FLIGHT: KRUGER MPUMALANGA AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH NOT INCLUDED. Pick up your hire car today at the airport and drive yourself to your hotel. Located along South Africa’s east coast, 800 kilometres from Cape Town, Port Elizabeth is also known as “Nelson Mandela Bay”, the landing place of the 1820 settlers and the area that saw the first meetings of Khoisan, British, Dutch, German and Xhosa people.

Day 15: Port Elizabeth - Knysna

Today, you will drive yourself to Knysna. The word Knysna comes from the Khoi-San language and it is thought that the word refers to the Knysna heads, which guard the entrance from the lagoon to the Indian Ocean and which are perhaps the most famous feature of this naturally beautiful town. The British-born entrepreneur, Sir George Rex, founded Knysna in 1804, a gold nugget was found in 1876 and alluvial gold was found in 1885, but even through the mini gold rush, Knysnas most important industries have been made up of generations of woodworkers and fishermen. Free time.

Day 16: Knysna

Free time in Knysna. Situated at the heart of the Garden Route, the town is established on the shores of an estuary and it is surrounded by lush indigenous forests, making Knysna a wilderness of beaches, lakes, mountains, forests and rivers where the endangered Knysna seahorse, the famous Knysna Loerie bird, the endangered dwarf chameleon, the Brenton Blue Butterfly and the highly elusive Forest Elephant can be found. The town itself is vibrant mix of artists and craftsmen, as well as waterfront restaurants, making it one of the most appealing towns in the country.

Day 17: Knysna - Overberg

Today, you are off to Overberg. Enjoy your drive to the wide open spaces of this region which are spread along the N2 and the famed Route 62. Approximately 200km from Cape Town, this area is surrounded by the spectacular peaks of the distant Langeberg Mountains, forming a narrow valley, which bubbles over to the wide plateau of the Klein Karoo. Free time.

Day 18: Overberg - Franschhoek

Enjoy your trip to the picture-perfect town of Franschhoek. Founded by the French Huguenots in the late 1600’s and still retains its French charm in its café lined streets and small boutique atmosphere. Surrounded by the dramatic Groot Drakenstein Mountains, it is home to internationally acclaimed wines from nearby estates such as La Motte, Moreson and Graham Beck and is also a culinary capital in South Africa, boasting numerous award winning restaurants which draw on menus with a sophisticated local twist. Free time.

Day 19: Franschhoek

Day at leisure in Franschhoek.

Day 20: Franschhoek - Cape Town

You will drive to the old and established suburbs of Gardens, Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof which merge into each other as they line the foothills of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The area enjoys convenient proximity to the city, the Table Mountain Cableway, as well as the beaches. The narrow little streets are lined by original Cape buildings, many of which have been beautifully restored, some now housing museums and art galleries, as well as lively sidewalk cafés and highly acclaimed restaurants. Free time.

Cape Point, South Africa

Days 21-24: Cape Town

Time at leisure in Cape Town.

Vineyard in the winelands region

Day 25: Cape Town

Drive yourself to the airport today to drop off your hire car and fly home.

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