The Maldives islands are home to some of the very best scuba diving in the world. Even if you’re not a diver, snorkelling in the warm waters offers wonderful opportunities to spot a wide variety of marine life. Some resorts have their own diving schools, whilst others have their own reefs and you may even see whale sharks.
Escape this winter on our South Africa Garden Route Tour
22nd June 2017
Escape the British winter for the warmth of our South Africa Garden Route Tour.
Fill your days with lions, penguins, whale-watching and great wine tasting trips on our South Africa Garden Route Tour.
The South Africa Garden Route Tour
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world. It’s where our Garden Route Tour begins with a two night stay. Discover the city with a guided tour to show you the highlights. Robben Island, which held Nelson Mandela for many years, is sure to be on your must-see list.
The self-drive tour then heads inland to Prince Albert, a delightful village dating back to 1762. Your next stop is Oudtshoorn and the spectacular limestone caverns of the Congo Caves. From here, drive along the banks of a natural lagoon in the heart of this unique region and enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. End in delightful Knysna for the next two nights.
There is plenty to see at Knysna including the Garden of Eden and the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.The the views from the famous Eastern Heads and Brenton on Sea are simply breath-taking. Travel on to the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest where you have time to explore before heading on to Port Elizabeth where you can enjoy a private guided tour of this pretty city.
Stellenbosch and Franschoek
Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town is the beautiful wine growing area of Stellenbosch.
With nearly 200 wine and grape producers it was the first region to establish a formal route among the wineries. More than 140 wine farms decorate the vine-swept landscape, many of them historical farms with beautiful Cape Dutch manors houses, gardens, hotels and fine-dining restaurants.
An option while in Cape Town is to to spend the day in elegant Franschhoek visiting the vineyards. Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province famously known as the French Corner of the Cape and is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa.
We love Franschoek so much that we recommend a deviation from the tour to spend the night at the beautiful Mont Rochelle Hotel.
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In Oudtshoorn, take part in a guided tour of an ostrich farm. This town is known as the ostrich capital of the world! Get as up close and personal as you wish with these amazing birds.
The Congo Caves and Wildlife Reserve are another reason for the area’s growing popularity. In the Congo Caves, discover vast caverns with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. In the wildlife reserve, you have the chance to get close to some of its big cats. A catwalk takes visitors over their enclosures, as well as a cheetah encounter.
Oudtshoorn marks the start of the Route 62 wine route. If port is your tipple of choice, you won’t be disappointed in Oudtshoorn.