Cape, Winelands & Garden Route for Families

16 Days, 15 Nights

15 day Guided trip from Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus, Agulhas and Garden Route.

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Cape Town - 3 Nights

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, situated between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is fortunate to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

Franschhoek - 2 Nights

Idyllically situated in the Cape Winelands, this peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The once sleepy little village was named Franschhoek, meaning 'French Corner' as it was founded by French Huguenots. The fertile valley of Franschhoek boasts a rich heritage showcased at the fascinating Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village, which remains remarkably well preserved. The town’s proximity to Cape Town allows for pleasant day trips during which visitors can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues.

Hermanus - 2 Nights

Situated just 140 kilometres from Cape Town and built between the beautiful shores and cliffs of Walker Bay, Hermanus has grown from a small seaside resort town to become possibly the best-known place for whale watching in the world. This town is also famed for its natural scenic beauty, long stretches of pristine beaches and excellent variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. Today, Hermanus is more than just a popular holiday destination and offers visitors all kinds of activities, both energetic and relaxing. Visitors can explore the Old Harbour Museum, which is comprised of the charming fisherman’s village, the old harbour, and the Whale House Museum; hike through the nearby Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and sample an array of top-quality wine along the famed Hermanus Wine Route.

De Hoop Nature Reserve - 2 Nights

Set near the southernmost tip of Africa, along the famously beautiful Garden Route, Dehoop Nature Reserve is known for its spectacular natural scenery, excellent hiking trails and abundant wildlife. This magnificent reserve stretches over 34000 hectares and is decorated by awe-inspiring, brightly-coloured indigenous fynbos. The area is home to a variety of mammals including bontebok, eland, Cape mountain zebra, and baboon, and also encompasses a marine section that extends for five kilometres into the ocean, allowing wonderful opportunities for snorkelling among pristine turquoise pools and shallows. Visitors can look forward to a fantastic selection of activities including the popular 5-day Whale Trail (known as one of the best hikes in South Africa), an adrenaline-pumping eco-quad bike tour, and more.

Gondwana Game Reserve - 3 Nights

Situated at the heart of South Africa’s spectacular Garden Route, Gondwana Game Reserve holds the distinction of being the only Fynbos reserve in the world with free-roaming Big Five game as well as endangered species like the Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Rhinoceros, and Black Harrier among many others. The landscapes here are characterised by towering mountains, green rolling hills, and swathes of brighty-colored fynbos - creating ample opportunities for outdoor adventure and nature photography. Visitors can look forward to top-notch game drives, superb fishing, and a wonderful Junior Ranger program for children. An idyllic climate - the second most moderate in the world - adds further appeal. The reserve is situated a convenient 25 minutes outside the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay and a mere four hours’ drive from Cape Town.

Wilderness - 3 Nights

Set on the spectacular Garden Route of South Africa, along the Indian Ocean coastline, Wilderness is a gorgeous little town famous for its enthralling, jungly nature reserve and beautiful beach lagoon. The town is wedged between the Kaaimans River, Goukamma Nature Reserve, and Outeniqua Mountains - a huge variety of landscapes to explore. The Wilderness National Park is a Ramsar site (wetlands of international importance), home to numerous exquisite birds and animals, including the legendary, brightly coloured Knysna Lourie, as well as some fascinating archaeological sites. Dolphin Point provides an excellent spot for whale watching and dolphin spotting. Active travellers can look forward to sublime hiking routes and a multitude of watersports, as well as fantastic opportunities for abseiling, kloofing, paragliding, hang-gliding, quad biking, canoeing, horse riding, and cycling. Charming shops, restaurants and art galleries complete the package.

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