From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth via the Stellenbosch winelands, George, the ostrich farms of Outshoorn, the Cango Caves, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
DAY 1 AND 2: CAPE TOWN
Travel around the Cape Peninsula, viewing the Cape of Good Hope Nature
Reserve. Clifton Beaches, Hout Bay & Mariners' Wharf, Chapmans Peak, Cape
Point, the Penguin colony at the Boulders, Simon's Town, OR Kirstenbosch
Botanical. Why not visit The Castle of Good Hope, Cable car ride up Table
Mountain or a scenic drive to the spectacular Signal Hill.
DAY 3 : STELLENBOSCH – DORPSHUIS HOTEL
Visit a Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. A Cellar Tour gives you the opportunity to view
the production of wine, and if you wish, you may enjoy winetasting or a ploughmans
lunch within the gardens. You may also wish to visit 'Oom Samie se Winkel' and
other fascinating venues in this unique University Town, with its Oak-lined Streets.
Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa.
DAY 4 : GEORGE
The site where George now exists was originally a woodcutter's post, established in
1776. In 1811, the town that had grown up around this post was named George
Town in honour of George III, the monarch at the time. George is the only district in
the country where hops are grown.
Take a day trip to Oudshoorn
Known as 'The Feather Capital of the World', Oudtshoorn is the centre of a
flourishing ostrich industry as is also close to the famous Cango Caves.
Ostrich Farms that have traded since the turn of the century, venture into the inner
chambers of the stunningly beautiful Cango Caves, travel by coastal steam train to
Knysna, a community nestled between the mountainous forest and the ocean. Enjoy
a sunset cruise on the vast navigable lagoon that flushes into the sea through the
famous Knysna Heads.
DAY 5/6 : KNYSNA
It has been associated with the timber industry since farmers and traders settled in
the neighborhood in the latter half of the 18th century. The virgin forests were there
for the felling but the topography of the land made transport difficult. However, in
1817 ships of the Royal Navy managed to navigate the treacherous Heads and
chart a safe passage into Knysna lagoon, making it possible to reach the forests of
The village of Knysna dates from 1825 when Governor Lord Charles
Somerset decided to establish a town on the lagoon to further exploit the forests
and build ships. The major product of Knysna is still timber, and furniture and other
articles are made and sold in the town. Oysters are also cultivated in Knysna. The
Knysna Quays Hotel is on the edge of the lagoon.
DROP OFF your car in Port Elizabeth and fly to Cape Town, Durban (visit the Elephant Coast) or Johannesburg.