Explore the very best of the Western Cape on this Where Oceans Meet Escorted Tour.
South Africa’s legendary Garden Route is an area of outstanding natural beauty encompassing wine-growing regions, ancient forests and mountain peaks. On this circular tour of the Western Cape you’ll discover golden beaches and rugged coastlines, and stay at historic seaside towns.
- Return flights from Glasgow, other UK airports available
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- 13 nights in a hotel and 2 in flight
- 32 meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 13 dinners
- 10 excursions included: Wine tasting in Stellenbosch, the Cango caves and ostrich farm, Keurbooms river cruise, Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River, game drive in Albertinia, visit to a Reptile centre, Cape Agulhas and the Shipwreck Museum, visit Hermanus, Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach, Simons Town and the Naval Museum
- All taxes and government air passenger duty
- Services of a tour manager
Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.
To speak to an adviser regarding more information for this cruise or to book this cruise, please call 0800 1707 233 and quote *DC THOMSON TRAVEL*
Where Oceans Meet Itinerary
Day 1: UK – Cape Town
After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Cape Town.
Day 2: Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town where you’ll stay for three nights at the locally rated 4-star Sun Square Cape Town City Bowl Hotel
Day 3 Cape Town
Spend the day touring the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, Africa’s most south-westerly corner. Visit Boulders Beach where 2,500 African penguins await you, then historic Simons Town, steeped in naval history.
Day 4: Cape Town
This cosmopolitan city has plenty to explore independently. Or, join an optional half-day tour taking in the Company’s Garden park, St George’s Cathedral, the South African Museum, the Parliament Buildings, the pastel-coloured homes of the Bo-Kaap and a cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting).
Day 5: Cape Point-Somerset West
Continue to the town of Somerset West, which is overlooked by the Helderberg Mountains in the heart of the winelands, where you’ll spend two nights at the locally rated 4-star NH The Lord Charles. This afternoon enjoy an included excursion historic Stellenbosch, second oldest town in South Africa, where the Dutch East India Company legacy shows in the architecture.
Day 6: Stellenbosch
Travel into the winelands for a tasting at the Neetlingshoff wine estate, dating back to 1705. You’ll also visit Franschhoek, a small town founded by French Huguenots and famous as South Africa’s ‘wine and food capital’
Day 7: Somerset West-Albertinia
Depart Somerset West, heading via Route 62 for Albertinia. This afternoon look forward to an included game drive. Stay tonight at the locally rated 4-star Garden Route Game Lodge which lies against a backdrop of the Langeberg mountains and at the start of the coastal Garden Route.
Day 8: Albertinia-Oudtshoorn
Perhaps join an optional game drive. Depart for the ‘ostrich capital’ of Oudtshoorn via Route 62. Stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Queens Hotel.
Day 9: Oudtshoorn
Visit the Cango Ostrich Farm and discover this famous home of the largest bird on earth. Explore the tunnels and vast caverns of Cango Caves, on a fairly strenuous excursion.
Day 10: Plettenberg Bay
Stop for a cruise on Keurbooms River with a picnic lunch, taking in the nature reserve known for its bird life. Continue to Plettenberg Bay and stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Whalesong Hotel & Hydro.
Day 11: Tsitsikamma
Visit Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park, a conservation area of ancient forests, waterfalls and gorges, and enjoy outstanding views from the suspension bridge.
Day 12: Tsitsikamma-Arniston
Depart for the seaside village of Arniston, stopping en route in Knynsa, a scenic town set beside a lagoon. Spend the next three nights at the locally rated 4-star Arniston Spa Hotel.
Day 13: Cape Agulhas and Bredarsdorp
This morning enjoy a full day included tour of Cape Agulhas – Africa’s most southerly point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet and many ships have been wrecked. Find out more at the Shipwreck Museum in Bredarsdorp.
Day 14: Arniston Bay
Today is at leisure to relax, or explore Arniston and the fishing village.
Day 15: Arniston-Cape Town-UK
Return to Cape Town, along a scenic route as you head to the airport for your return overnight flight.
Day 16: UK
Arrive in the UK for your included door-to-door travel service.