Hermanus Holidays

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Inquisitive ostrich getting up close

Day 1: Oudtshoorn

Cape Town - Oudtshoorn. We depart Cape Town this morning and head out onto Route 62, the longest wine route in the Western Cape. It is an area of magnificent landscapes, towering cliffs and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora, and meanders all the way to Oudtshoorn our first destination. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and this afternoon we visit a show farm to learn about the history and use of these unique birds, as well as their life cycle and how they are farmed.

Cango caves, just outside Oudtshoorn

Day 2: Oudtshoorn - Knysna

Oudtshoorn - Knysna. After breakfast we travel to the beautiful Cango Caves where we embark on a guided tour of the mysterious limestone formations in this subterranean wonderland. We continue our drive over the breathtaking Outeniqua pass which offers stunning views over the Swartberg escarpment and the Indian Ocean, and make our way to the Garden Route town of Knysna. This evening why not try out one of the many restaurants Knysna has to offer, and sample the oysters they are famous for.

Day 3: Knysna

Knysna - Tsitsikamma National Park - Knysna. Today we continue further along the Garden Route to experience the famous Tsitsikamma National Park, where we spend the morning hiking along the winding board walk through the forest to the suspension bridge at Tsitsikamma mouth. The protected and indigenous forest of Tsitsikamma contains the most amazing array of vegetation, birds and wildlife. On the way back a stop can be made at the Bloukrans bridge for those who want to experience the world’s highest bungi jump!

Sandy beach at Tsitsikamma

Day 4: Knysna - Hermanus

Knysna - Hermanus. This morning we drive through the coastal towns of Sedgefield, Wilderness and George and make our way to the Garden Route Game Lodge, where we embark on a game drive in an open Landrover with an experienced game ranger. The game reserve is home to lion, elephant, white rhino, buffalo and cheetah as well as giraffe and numerous antelope species, and hopefully we will get to spot some of these magnificent creatures. We carry on to the town of Hermanus where we spend the night.

Leopard at Hlane Royal National Park

Day 5: Hermanus

Hermanus - Cape Town. After a hearty breakfast we take a leisurely drive to the Hemel and Aarde Valley were we sample wines at one of the local vineyards. We proceed to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens which is home to a spectacular variety of Fynbos, where we spend some time enjoying nature in these peaceful surroundings. The last stop for the day is at Stony Point to see the African Penguins. This is one of only three land based colonies in South Africa. We arrive back into Cape Town later this evening.

Africa Spotlight
German influence on the architecture in Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Founded in 1892 during the German colonial rule, the distinct colonial character has been well preserved. Swakopmund has several excellent ...


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