Cape Country Routes, South Africa, a leading group of owner operated and managed accommodation and activity establishments, all carefully selected for their character, charm and romance and situated on the scenic and historic routes in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape, has put together a captivating 12-day Cape Classic Tour package which starts in the heart of South Africa’s exceptionally beautiful and scenic Mother City and ends in its ‘wild’ province, the Eastern Cape.
From Cape Town – with its rich and diverse culture, cosmopolitan atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, extraordinary architecture, world-class beaches, superior vineyards and stunning landscapes; to Stellenbosch – the picturesque university town that is a blend of historical architecture, student life, epicurean delights and oak-lined avenues; to Montagu – the quaint town that serves as the ‘gateway’ to the Little Karoo, well-known for its heritage, natural hot springs, rugged terrain, majestic mountains, spectacular passes, vineyards, orchards and rivers; to Oudtshoorn – the charming Klein Karoo town known as the ostrich ‘capital of the world’; to Knysna – the heart of the Garden route with a variety of things to do and see – the Knysna forest, Knysna heads, Noetzie Beach, or Buffelsbaai; to Jeffrey’s Bay – affectionately known as J-Bay – home to some of the best surfing in South Africa. It is also popular for its aloe-studded landscape, sun-drenched beaches, dolphin spotting, and shell collecting. And then, to wrap up the Classic Cape Tour, the Eastern Cape, South Africa’s ‘wild’ province with its stretches of untouched beach, peaceful river estuaries, lush forests, mountain vistas, the arid Karoo landscape, wildlife reserves including the remarkable Addo Elephant National Park.
Your tour itinerary:
Two nights stay-over at the trendy 4-star Hippo Boutique Hotel, in Cape Town – the perfect base from where you can venture out to enjoy and experience Cape Town’s sights, sounds and variety of activities – visit Table Mountain, explore the Cape Peninsula, go on a boat cruise from the V&A Harbour, go shopping, dine at world-famous restaurants, helicopter flips, guided city walks and cycle tours. The next two nights will be at the beautiful Evergreen Manor & Spa, in the historical heart of Stellenbosch where an easy four-minute walk brings you to the centre of the town with many reputable restaurants, art galleries, museums and historical buildings. You can also take a guided bicycle tour of Stellenbosch and the Vineyards, a guided Vineyard hike, a Vine Hopper Hop On Hop Off wine tour and a Foodie walk through Stellenbosch. Then, only one night at the 4-star Art Deco-style Montagu Country Hotel, in the small town of Montagu – the ‘heart’ of Route 62. Here you can explore the wide streets lined with Cape Victorian national monuments, discover a wide range of wining and dining options, visit one of the many popular climbing spots in the mountains and for something different – book a tour to visit the nearby wineries in a classic vintage car from American Dream Cars.
Then, it’s onto a two-night stay-over at the 4-star De Zeekoe Guest Farm, 7 kms outside Oudtshoorn. Its wide range of activities include hiking, birding, canoeing, stargazing, swimming and massages (at Karoo Tranquillity, its new salon) and the Cango Caves, the Safari Ostrich Farm and the not-to-be-missed world-unique opportunity of ‘Walking with Wild Meerkats’ (Five Shy Meerkats). Then two-nights at the luxurious 4-star Lofts Boutique Hotel, housed in the old Boatshed on Thesen Islands, Knysna. Its location, right on the waters’ edge, provides guests with a tranquil and relaxing experience. Conveniently close are boutique shops (jewellery, clothing, interior furniture decor and health shops), and a host of activities are available – GoNow bicycles, stand-up paddling, kayaking, whale watching, sailing, sunset cruises and fishing. Other nearby attractions include the Knysna Elephant Park, the Knysna Forest, swimming beaches and three world class golf courses. Then, one-night at Supertubes Collection, situated only 30 meters from the world-famous Jeffrey’s Bay surfing beach. Aside from surfing, other activities here include whale watching, fishing, horse-riding, Big Five game viewing, excursions and shopping – there are many surf brand factory shops.
And the last two nights of the Cape Country Routes’ Cape Classic Tour will be spent at a 150-year old haven of historical delight, the 4-star Zuurberg Mountain Village, Eastern Cape which borders on the Addo Elephant National Park. Activities at and around the hotel include the ‘Elephant Experience’, fantastic Big 5 game viewing opportunities, private guided game drives, guided walking trails and horse riding.
Cape Country Routes’ Cape Classic 12-day Tour (13 days/12 nights): R9 500 per person sharing on a Bed and Breakfast basis – excluded are all other meals, entrance fees and additional activities. Valid until 30 September 2020. T’s & C’s apply.
Booking is essential – please use the code: CCR 12Day when booking
CCR Central Reservations: 076 203 8929 (also WhatsApp), [email protected]
*In keeping with new protocols regarding the Coronavirus, all Cape Country Routes properties are adhering to stringent health and safety cleaning protocols – the safety of guests and staff being of the highest priority.