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5 day Magical Garden Route Tour Cape Town to Cape Town Departure dates Daily Departure city Cape Town Arrival city Cape Town Duration of tour 5 full days No of participants 2 – 12 persons Vehicle Luxury Microbus / Luxury Mini Coach or similar Languages English and German, with other available languages available on request Rate – sharing R10200.00 per person sharing Rate – single R11300.00 single room Valid: 01/11/09 – 31/10/2010 Main Attractions: • Historic Mossel Bay and the Post Office Tree • Ocean Safari in search of dolphin, whale and shark species • Monkeyland and Bird's of Eden rehabilitation centres • Ostrich farm visit and "ostrich derby" • Cango Caves • Cango Wildlife Ranch, endangered species breeding facility • Featherbed Nature Reserve Day 1 Depart Cape Town driving over Du Toit's Kloof Pass to the town of Robertson. We pass Montagu, a quaint country village and enjoy a wine tasting en-route. This is followed by a traditional South African lunch (included) in a typical country restaurant in Barrydale. After lunch, we continue through the little Karoo, traversing the Tradouw Pass. Our journey to the beautiful Wilderness continues, visiting the Diaz Museum in Mossel Bay. Arriving at the village of Wilderness we check-in and enjoy a superb dinner (not included) at the hotel or one of the nearby restaurants, located within walking distance. Accommodation: Far Hills Country Hotel or similar Meals included: Lunch Day 2 Today our ecological adventure begins with an exciting beach launch from Plettenberg Bay in search of Bottlenose and rare Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins, as well as certain shark species. Resident Bryde’s whales, Southern Right and Humpback whales, and even occasional Orcas are often seen (seasonal). After an exhilarating beach landing on Central Beach (Plettenberg Bay) we enjoy refreshments, then travel up the Indian Ocean seaboard to visit Monkeyland. A monkey safari, within an indigenous forest, is conducted by an experienced game ranger, followed by lunch (included). Adjacent to Monkeyland we find the bird sanctuary, Birds of Eden, located within a two hectare dome (the world's largest), which spans a gorge of indigenous forest. Here we spend some time, learning about the different bird species in their habitat. This concludes the day's adventure, and we return to our hotel in Wilderness. Dinner (not included) is available at the hotel or at one of the nearby restaurants. Accommodation: Far Hills Country Hotel or similar Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Day 3 Experience the stunning views of the Outeniqua Pass as we travel towards the Klein Karoo's capital - Oudtshoorn. Here we visit the Safari Ostrich Ranch where we are given a guided tour to view these strange flightless birds with their magnificent plumage. After enjoying a traditional ostrich lunch (included), we proceed on to the world famous Cango Caves, where a guided tour allows us to explore the ancient stalagmites and stalactites. En route back to Wilderness we are then introduced to some rare and endangered animals on a fully guided tour at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Dinner (not included) is available at the hotel or one of the nearby restaurants. Accommodation: Far Hills Country Hotel or similar. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Day 4 From our hotel in Wilderness, we travel to the Knysna Waterfront and embark on the Featherbed Nature Reserve ferry. On arrival we take a ‘Unimog’ (tractor driven wagon) ride to the top of the Western Head. An optional hike can be taken through the indigenous Knysna forest to the restaurant area where lunch (included) is served. On our return to Knysna we depart for an interactive elephant experience, where we are able to enjoy a very close encounter with these gigantic mammals. Finally we take a scenic sightseeing drive back to Wilderness in the late afternoon. Dinner (not included) is available at the hotel or one of the nearby restaurants. Accommodation: Far Hills Country Hotel or similar Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Day 5 After a sumptuous breakfast, our journey to Cape Town begins. After a visit to Mossel Bay, we travel over the scenic Tradouw's Pass toward Barrydale. Enjoy a wine tasting before you sit down to a real South African lunch in a typical country restaurant in Barrydale. Continuing through the Little Karoo we drive through Montagu, a quaint country village. We then traverse Kogmanskloof Pass through to the town of Robertson and Worcester. We continue over the Du Toit's Kloof Pass with stunning views over the Paarl Valley to Cape Town. The adventure ends by being dropped off at your hotel or at the airport. Meals included: Lunch For further information, contact African Blue Tours on firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 (0) 21 4381900.
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