SOUTH AFRICA

Guided Tours By Springbok Atlas




SOUTH AFRICA GUIDED TOURS THROUGH SPRINGBOK ATLAS

 

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

 

DATE

ROUTING

DAY 1

CAPE TOWN – OUDTSHOORN

DAY 2

OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNA

DAY 3

KNYSNA

DAY 4

KNYSNA - ALBERTINIA

DAY 5

ALBERTINIA – HERMANUS

DAY 6

HERMANUS – CAPE TOWN

 

END OF TOUR

 


TOUR BY DATE

DAY 1 – THURSDAY  CAPE TOWN - OUDTSHOORN

 

Depart Cape Town and travel through the ‘Little Karoo’ and Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. En route, stop off in the town of Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the “ostrich feather capital” and centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. (The school visit is subject to school being opened)
Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Dinner]


DAY 2 – FRIDAY   OUDTSHOORN - KNYSNA


After breakfast take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Return to Oudtshoorn for a tour and light lunch at an Ostrich Farm. Our journey continues over the scenic Outeniqua Pass to George, the administrative hub of the Garden Route area and then onto Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.
Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch]



DAY 3 – SATURDAY   KNYSNA


Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.
Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch]



 

DAY 4 – SUNDAY   KNYSNA - ALBERTINIA

 

After a leisurely breakfast, travel via George and Mossel Bay to Albertinia, a town set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive, at a malaria free private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the Big Five.    
Overnight in the region of Albertinia. [Breakfast & Dinner]



 

DAY 5 – MONDAY ALBERTINIA - HERMANUS



Your safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Your expert guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the “Big Five”, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, your journey will take you to the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam. This charming town was founded in 1745 and is famous for its youngberries, eclectic architecture and National Parks, as well as outdoor activities. Our journey further continues to the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, offering the best land based whale watching (Aug-Nov) in the world.
Dinner and overnight in Hermanus. [Breakfast & Dinner]



 

DAY 6 – TUESDAY  HERMANUS - CAPE TOWN

 

After a leisurely breakfast depart Hermanus and continue to Somerset West, travelling via the scenic coastal road to Gordon's Bay. This is a spectacular route with steep cliffs and lovely coves. Locals label it as the Helderberg area’s own "Chapman's Peak" drive with amazing views over False Bay. Travel to the Stellenbosch area, set within the scenic Cape Winelands. This “Heart of Cape Heritage and hospitality” is a gracious blend of old Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture. A wine tasting will be enjoyed, before travelling to Cape Town, where the tour ends on arrival. [Breakfast]
Guests may disembark, on request, at Cape Town International Airport.



 

DURATION

6 days/5 nights


Minimum 2 guests required / Maximum 14 guests


Selected departure dates


ROUTING

CAPE TOWN - KNYSNA - CAPE TOWN


INCLUDES


5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified.


Please book JNB/CPT flight to depart Johannesburg after 15h00


DEPARTURE DATES

 

Dec16

Jan17

Feb17

Mar17

Apr17

May17

Jun17

Jul17

Aug17

Sep17

Oct17

Nov17

Ger/Eng

1

5

 

 

6

4

1

6

3

7

 

 

English

 

19

2;9;16;23

2;9;16;23;30

20

18

15

20

17

14;21;28

5;12;19;26

2;9;16;23;30

German

 

 

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

2

 

Dec17

Jan18

Feb18

Mar18

Apr18

May18

Jun18

Jul18

Aug18

Sep18

Oct18

Nov18

Dec18

English

7;14

4;18

1;8;15;22

1;8;15;22

5;19

3;17

14

12

2;16;30

6;13;20;27

4;11;18;25

1;8;15;22

6;13

German

7

4

1

1

5

3

14

12

2

6

4

1

1


We offer 3 different accommodation options on the tour that guests can choose from:


The Comfortable Option mostly offers “standard room” types
The Cut Above Option is mostly, but not limited to, a mix of “standard room” and “superior room” types
The Premium Option is mostly, but not limited to, “superior room” types

The “Cut Above” and “Premium” options feature upgraded accommodation where applicable and you will note from the accommodation list of these options, that on certain days of the tour, the same room types are featured on both the “Cut Above” and “Premium” options.

RACK RATES valid 01/12/16-30/11/17


“Comfortable Option”:


R 15 150.00 per person
R 17 750.00 per single person

 

RACK RATES valid 01/12/17-30/04/17 & 01/08/18 - 31/12/18 - HIGH SEASON


“Comfortable Option”:


R 16 230.00 per person
R 18 830.00 per single person

 

RACK RATES valid 01/05/18 - 31/07/18- LOW SEASON


“Comfortable Option”:


R 16 020.00 per person
R 18 620.00 per single person


Accommodation used:


La Plume Guest House (luxury room) or similar x 1 night
Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar x 2 nights
Garden Route Game Lodge (lodge room) or similar x 1 night
Misty Waves Hotel (non sea-facing room) or similar x 1 night

RACK RATES valid 01/12/16-30/11/17


“A cut above Option”:


R 15 570.00 per person
R 18 740.00 per single person

 

RACK RATES valid 01/12/17 - 30/04/18 & 01/08/18 - 31/12/18- HIGH SEASON

“A cut above Option”:


R 18 470.00 per person
R 22 460.00 per single person

 

RACK RATES valid 01/05/18 - 31/07/18- LOW SEASON

“A cut above Option”:


R 17 960.00 per person
R 21 780.00 per single person


Accommodation used:


La Plume Guest House (luxury room) or similar x 1 night
Rex Hotel (studio luxury apartment) or similar x 2 nights
Garden Route Game Lodge (lodge room) or similar x 1 night
Misty Waves Hotel (non sea-facing room) or similar x 1 night

RACK RATES valid 01/12/16-30/11/17


“Premium Option”:


R 16 100.00 per person
R 19 690.00 per single person

 

RACK RATES valid 01/12/17 - 30/04/18 & 01/08/18 - 31/12/18- HIGH SEASON

“Premium Option”:


R 20 040.00 per person
R 25 570.00 per single person

 

RACK RATES valid 01/05/18 - 31/07/18- LOW SEASON

“Premium Option”:


R 18 380.00 per person
R 23 110.00 per single person


Accommodation used:


La Plume Guest House (superior room) or similar x 1 night
Rex Hotel (studio luxury apartment) or similar x 2 nights
Garden Route Game Lodge (deluxe lodge room) or similar x 1 night
Misty Waves Hotel (sea facing rooms) or similar x 1 night

 

Please note that the guests will be travelling on the same vehicle, but will be dropped off at different accommodation, depending on their accommodation choices.

 

LANGUAGE

All departures are in English. German/English commentary is available on selected departures

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