Cape Winelands tour. Code (OV07) A 6 day tour.
5 Nights, 6 Days
Cape Winelands - The Therapy Tour
Day 1, night 1
Port Elizabeth to Prince Albert
Meeting in Port Elizabeth we get an early departure for the scenic R62. Having packed a breakfast basket of fresh bread rolls, pickles, cheese, smoked salmon, cucumber, olives and light champagne, we stop at the side of the road for a tasty mood picnic to kick the tour off.Our next stop is at the lovely town of Uniondale in the Western Cape where we stop for lunch. After a quick lunch we continue between the mountains towards De Rust where we stop for look around some of the interesting shops in the little village before continuing through some spectacular countryside and passes to our first night stop at a delightful guesthouse in Prince Albert.
Day 2, night 2
Prince Albert to Montagu
We wake leisurely before breakfast in the sunny morning room and set out to explore this gem of a Karoo town with its antiques, art and interesting furniture, a “full retail therapy session”, before we continue on our journey to Montagu and the Cape Winelands. We stop for lunch at a renowned hotel en-route to our overnight accommodation in Montagu taking in some spectacular scenery on the way.
Day 3, night 3
Montagu to Franschoek
Leisurely wake up and breakfast before departing to explore the western entrance to Route 62. Leaving Montagu behind we continue down a spectacular pass through spectacular countryside on our way through the heart of the Winelands.
We arrive early enough in Franschoek, the village well recognised as the gourmet centre of South Africa to explore further the delights of this lovely village.
We check into our overnight accommodation one of the nearby wine estates in this fertile valley.
Day 4, night 4
Franschoek and the Cape Winelands tours and excursions
This is a day we use to sample the many delights of the Cape Winelands and in particular the Franschoek area. There are a number of tours and activities that are available. We will discuss these with the added dollop of local knowledge and conditions before embarking on our day’s excursions. Tours and excursions are not included on this day in this costing.
Day 5, night 5
Franschoek to Calitzdorp
After an early wake up before breakfast we leave the valley, heading back over the Franschoek pass to the N2 via a short detour to an early and mission station seeped in history and set in scenic surroundings, if time allows. We continue on to the 3rd oldest town in South Africa, Swellendam a town with over 50 national monuments.
Leaving the N2 after Swellendam we continue inland to the quaint village of Barrydale, where we again join the enigmatic Route 62 for a welcome lunch break, before continuing on to our overnight stop in Calitzdorp the centre of the Port and Klein Karoo wine industry in South Africa.
Calitzdorp to Port Elizabeth
After an early breakfast we depart on the Route 62 to Oudtshoorn when we descend the Outeniqua pass to George and onto the coastal plains, joining the Garden route and lunch in Knysna before the final stretch back to Port Elizabeth at the end of the tour.
Rate per person sharing: R 27 500.00
Minimum two persons
Rate valid till 31 October 2018
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