Mossel Bay Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 188

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One of the many bays around Cape Town

Day 1: Cape Town

Welcome to Africa! We will be there to meet you at Cape Town airport, and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Vineyard in the winelands region

Day 2: Cape Town

This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point.

Cape Point, South Africa

Day 3: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Early this morning we depart Cape Town for Oudtshoorn and spend an exciting afternoon at the Cango Caves before retiring to our accommodation. The Cango Caves are a series of caves, made up of a succession of underground holes and enclosures, which can be explored on a guided tour (bookable locally).

Inquisitive ostrich getting up close

Day 4: Oudtshoorn - Plettenberg Bay

Today we drive over the stunning Outeniqua pass down to the coast. We pass through the small coastal towns of George, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna. Our destination for the day is Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of the Garden Route, with its sweeping unspoiled golden beaches and dramatic rocky peninsular.

Seals on the rocks at Plettenberg

Day 5: Plettenberg Bay

Today we take a day trip to the Tsitsikamma National Park, a beautiful 80km long coastal strip between Nature’s Valley and the mouth of Storms River. For those that are feeling adventurous there is the opportunity to conquer the highest bungee jump in the world at Bloukrans (optional, book locally). We spend the day hiking to the suspension bridge at Storms River mouth.

Rockpool at Plettenberg

Day 6: Plettenberg Bay - Mossel Bay

A leisurely departure takes us from Plettenberg Bay to a private game reserve near Mossel Bay, arriving early afternoon. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Langeberg Mountain Range, we go on an afternoon game drive to spot some of the wildlife that Botlierskop Game Reserve has to offer. After the game drive we head to our lodge

Day 7: Mossel Bay

This morning we leave the lodge and follow the coastal route towards Hermanus. Known as the heart of the whale coast, this coastal resort offers the best land based whale watching in the world. We explore Hermanus including land-based whale watching (in season - July - December) and visit a winery for some wine tasting. There is also time for an optional extra of Shark Cage Diving for anyone who feels brave enough! From Hermanus we drive to Betty’s Bay where we visit the penguins at Stony Point. Our Garden Route adventure ends in Cape town this afternoon.

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