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Cape Kaleidoscope

5 Days

Cape Town to Cape Town

COMFORT SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
TISD 42

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Live the sights and sounds of the Klein Karoo; meander along the Garden Route and send a postcard from the iconic Post Office Tree. View the ‘Big 5’ and visit the southern tip of Africa.

Cape Kaleidoscope TISD 42
Languages English and German
Departure days Mondays and Wednesdays
Departure locations Sea Point hotels ±07h30
Waterfront hotels ±08h00
City hotels ± 08h15
Vehicle Luxury sedan or minibus
Group size 2-14 guests
Accommodation 3 and 4-star hotels and private game lodge
Meals 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
Entrance Fees
Cango Caves, Diaz Museum, Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum
Excursions
Ostrich farm tractor tour, sunset Knysna oyster cruise, 2 open safari vehicle game drives
 

English Departure Dates

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
7,14,21,28 5,12,19,26 2,9,16,23,30 6,13,20,27 6,13,20,27 3,10,17,24 1,8,15,22,29 5,12,19,26 3,10,17,24,31 7,14,21,28 4,11,18,25 2,9,16,23,30

German Departure Dates

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
5,12,19,26 3,10,17,24,31 7,14,21,28 4,11,18,25 4,11,18,25 1,8,15,22,29 6,13,20,27 3,10,17,24 1,8,15,22,29 5,12,19,26 2,9,16,23,30 7,14,21,28
  • Wine tasting
  • Sunset Knysna oyster cruise
  • ‘Big 5’ open safari vehicle game viewing
  • Arniston coastal village
  • Cape Agulhas

Day 1 | Monday / Wednesday

CAPE TOWN to OUDTSHOORN via ROUTE 62 (±420km)

Guests are collected from the hotel and travel inland, via Route 62, towards Oudtshoorn. Route 62 meanders through vineyards, mountain vistas and the semi-arid Klein Karoo. Guests savour lunch (own account) in Barrydale, at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. Afterwards, discovering Calitzdorp, South Africa’s port wine capital. Guests can enjoy wine tasting (own account).

Oudtshoorn, dubbed ‘the ostrich capital of the world’, boasts over 400 ostrich farms and several, so-called, Feather Mansions. Guests board a tractor for a guided tour of a working ostrich farm. Relax and delight in the friendly Klein Karoo hospitality. Enjoy dinner in town.

Overnight at Hlangana Country Lodge or similar – Dinner and breakfast.

Day 2 | Tuesday / Thursday

OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA via WILDERNESS (±125km)

Guests enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before departing for Knysna. The tour visits the Cango Caves, a 20-million-year-old national treasure in the foothills of the Swartberg mountains, before continuing over the Outeniqua mountains to the Garden Route. Admiring sweeping views from Dolphin Point and the Map of Africa (weather permitting), savour lunch (own account) and continue on to Knysna. In Knysna, guests board a boat and enjoy a sunset Knysna oyster tour. This informative cruise introduces foodies to local wines and the culinary delights of a wild Knysna oyster. Dinner is served at a Knysna Estuary
restaurant.

Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays or similar – Dinner and breakfast.

Day 3 | Wednesday / Friday

KNYSNA to ALBERTINIA via MOSSEL BAY (±160km)

Guests depart the hotel after breakfast and head for the historical harbour town of Mossel Bay. Guests visit the Dias Museum Complex and several different museums, including the Shell and Maritime Museums as well as the iconic Post Office Tree. Lunch (own account) is savoured at The Point. Guests continue westwards to a private game reserve for the evening’s accommodation. The reserve offers guests the opportunity to see the ‘Big 5’ and other game. Board an open safari vehicle for an afternoon game drive. Delight in an outdoor dining experience (weather permitting).

Overnight at Garden Route Game Lodge or similar – Dinner, breakfast, and 2 game viewing excursions.

Day 4 | Thursday / Saturday

ALBERTINIA to ARNISTON via SWELLENDAM (±220km)

Guests enjoy an early morning game drive before breakfast. The reserve is home to elephant, lion, buffalo, white rhino, giraffe, cheetah and a variety of antelope species.The tour departs for Arniston, a small coastal village in the Overberg region on the Cape south coast. Lunch is enjoyed en route (own account). Dinner is served at the hotel.

Overnight at The Arniston Hotel or similar – Dinner and breakfast.

Day 5 | Friday / Sunday

ARNISTON to CAPE TOWN via FALSE BAY (±290km)

Guests enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing for Cape Agulhas, the southern-most tip of Africa and where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic. The Cape of Storms is notorious for its many wrecks. Visit a South African national monument – the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Museum. Continue on to Hermanus, renowned for its whale watching. In season (July to November) the southern right whale returns to these waters to calve. Lunch is enjoyed en route (own account). The tour continues its meander along False Bay’s coast and concludes, late afternoon, at a Cape Town city hotel.

RECOMMENDED PRE / POST HOTEL

Protea Hotel by Marriott Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Location: Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

  • Near vibrant nightlife hotspots, cafés and restaurants in Long Street
  • Famous for their burgers and milkshakes
  • Walking distance to city highlights

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Mother City – Untold Stories of Cape Town (TICM)
  • Full day Cape Town story-telling tour
  • Departs Cape Town daily; English
  • Cape Malay, Bo-Kaap
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Local community project
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RECOMMENDED PRE / POST TOURS

Kruger National Park Safari (TISD 05 and TISD 05 Fly-in)
  • 3 day Kruger National Park short break
  • Departs Johannesburg Fridays and Mondays; Bilingual
  • 3 Kruger National Park open safari vehicle game drives
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RECOMMENDED PRE / POST TOURS

Wild and Scenic TISD 06
  • 4 day Johannesburg circular tour to Mpumalanga and Limpopo
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  • Panorama Route sites
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