Oudtshoorn Holidays

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Cape Point, South Africa

Day 1: Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met and shown to the vehicle rental collection office. Drive to your hotel in convenient proximity to the city.

One of the many bays around Cape Town

Days 2-3: Cape Town

Two free days to explore the ‘Mother City. With Table Mountain as its iconic backdrop, a bevy of beautiful beaches, the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, wonderful shops, restaurants and bars, Cape Town is an essential stop in South Africa. Take the revolving cable car to the top of Table Mountain and a boat trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, or see where the two oceans meet on a day trip to the famous Cape of Good Hope.

Inquisitive ostrich getting up close

Day 4: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Make your way to Klein Karoo’s capital - Oudtshoorn today. Since 1863 Oudtshoorn had become known as the ostrich capital of the world, successfully producing the best feathers, leather products and ostrich meat world wide. The town of Outdshoorn is situated in the beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountins, and is the commercial hub of the greater Klein Karoo region, which encompasses the towns of Prince Albert, De Rust and Calitzdorp. Being surrounded by mountains means that every road into Outdshoorn allows a picturesque pass, offering travellers scenes of unspoilt natural beauty.

Seals on the rocks at Plettenberg

Day 5: Oudtshoorn - Plettenberg Bay

Drive to Plettenberg Bay. Known as the jewel of the Garden Route, this tranquil town is famous for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, indigenous forests and the rugged Robberg Peninsular where you can enjoy a scenic walk around the point of the peninsular.

Rockpool at Plettenberg

Day 6: Plettenberg Bay

Whilst in Plettenberg Bay why not head to beautiful Knysna and enjoy a fun and adventurous cruise to Knysna Heads? From Keurboomstrand in the north to the Robberg Peninsula there are 15km of beaches interrupted only by the Keurbooms River mouth. Central Beach is the busiest beach in Plettenberg Bay and it is the launch site for Marine Safaris, dive charters and ocean kayaking tours. Just 2 minutes from the town, there are many restaurants, bars and facilities nearby.

Day 7: Plettenberg Bay - Port Elizabeth

Your next port of call is along South Africa’s east coast at Port Elizabeth, 800km from Cape Town. Port Elizabeth is also known as "Nelson Mandela City", the landing place of the 1820 settlers and the area that saw the first meeting of Khoisan, British, Dutch, German and Xhosa people. This major sea port and tourist destination is renowned for its sunshine and sandy beaches. Conditions in Port Elizabeth are ideal for sailing, swimming and scuba diving.

Day 8: Port Elizabeth

Within the city are many parks with well landscaped gardens, the largest being St Georges Park which covers 73 hectares and is home to the world famous Port Elizabeth Cricket Club, the oldest bowling green in South Africa, Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial and the 1882 Victorian Pearson Conservatory.

Rocky shore at Plettenberg

Day 9: Port Elizabeth

PORT ELIZABETH - PUMBA WATER LODGE Continuing on for a safari in the Eastern Cape, which is malaria free and offers excellent 'Big Five' game viewing. Overnight Pumba Water Lodge - The idyllic Pumba Water Lodge is located in the 7,000 hectare Pumba Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. From its elevated position, Water Lodge (aptly named) looks over Lake Cariega with unrivalled views of the bushveld beyond.

Days 10-11:

PUMBA WATER LODGE A Big Five reserve Pumba is also home to the rare white lion. Twice daily game drives are offered which can be substituted for a bush walk, bird watching, night drive with star gazing, archery and bass fishing.

Sandy beach at Tsitsikamma

Day 12:

PUMBA WATER LODGE - PORT ELIZABETH Sadly your last day as you have to drop your car off at Port Elizabeth Airport this morning.

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