If you’re attending the GIJN conference in Johannesburg until 19 November, and would like to make use of the gap between then and the start of Media Indaba Africa on the 23rd, we’ve sourced a few tours you might be interested in. Here’s a sample - if you’d like something specific, please mail Cheryl Pluke, or call her on +27 21 4246644
Cape Town to Knysna 3 Days / 2 Nights
Rate: R9680.00 per person Departs every day from your hotel or guesthouse in the Cape Town area at 07:30am. HIGHLIGHTS
Day 1: Oudtshoorn
The charming town of Oudtshoorn, situated in the Klein Karoo is home to South Africa’s ostrich farm industry and the world famous Cango Cave • Wine Tasting Robertson • Visit the Ostrich farm Dinner & overnight stay at Turnberry Boutique Hotel or Similar.
Day 2: Knysna / Plettenberg Bay
Knysna, situated between lush forests and the shores of a peaceful lagoon offers a wide variety of activities and attractions. • Cango Caves • Swartberg Pass • Lunch at "Kobus se Gat" • Knysna Heads and Waterfront • Elephant Park (optional) Dinner & overnight stay in Graywood Hotel or Similar
Day 3: Mossel Bay
Depart from your hotel to Mossel Bay. Venture on a 4X4 Safari, one of the biggest attractions on the Garden route. • Visit Mossel • 4X4 Safari (duration 2h) Return to Cape Town in the afternoon
Cape Town to Knysna 3 Days / 2 Nights
Rate: R13150.00 per person Departs from your hotel or guesthouse in the Cape Town area at 07:30am. HIGHLIGHTS
Day 1: Oudtshoorn
Depart from your hotel in Cape Town and travel via Robertson winelands. Visit the oldest and biggest cheetah and croc contact centre world- wide. • Wine tasting on route to Oudtshoorn in Robertson area • Ostrich farm Dinner & overnight stay in Oudtshoorn.
Day 2: Oudtshoorn/ Knysna
Breakfast Visit the charming town of Oudtshoorn,,home to South Africa’s ostrich farm industry and the world famous Cango Caves as well as Knysna, situated between lush forests and the shores of a peaceful lagoon, offering a wide variety of activities and attractions. • Cango Caves • Elephant Park (optional) Dinner & overnight stay in Knysna.
Day 3: Tsitsikamma / Plettenberg Bay
Breakfast Tsitsikamma is an area characterised by large tracts of indigenous forests, deep river gorges and magnificent coastlines. • Nature's Valley • Monkeyland & Birds of Eden (optional) • Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve • Plettenberg Bay Dinner & overnight stay in Knysna
Day 4: Mossel Bay
Breakfast Mossel Bay - discovered by Bartholomew Dias, Mossel Bay is one of the biggest attractions on the Garden Route. • Knysna Heads and Waterfront • Safari tour at Game Reserve Return to Cape Town
Winelands Full Day
Rate: R930.00 per person Daily Tours - Depart: 08:00 – 09:00 Return: 17:30 HIGHLIGHTS • Wi-Fi on board Stellenbosch • City orientation • Dorp Street Winelands Full Day • De Braak • Free walk around historical town • Wine tasting at a Stellenbosch wine estate • Cellar Tour • Cheese Tasting Paarl • Drive through Paarl • Wine-tasting at a Paarl wine estate • View Nelson Mandela’s former prison (Victor Verster) Franschhoek • Historical village • Huguenot memorial (optional) • Wine tasting at a Franschhoek wine estate • Helshoogte pass • Opportunity to purchase wine
Godwana Game Lodge at Sanbona Game Reserve
Rate: R6938.00 per adult sharing per night* From R9020.00 per single adult per night* Seated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountain Range in the heart of South Africa’s Little Karoo, Sanbona has an alluring atmosphere of stillness, an air of isolation amid the raw beauty and boundless plains. Resembling a typical thatched Karoo homestead, offering 12 generously proportioned luxury suites, each with endless views over the plains, Anysberg-mountain and beyond. Rate Includes • Welcome drink on arrival • Luxury Accommodation • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) • Selected beverages (coffee, teas, waters and game drive beverages*) • Game drives (two for every night you stay with us) • Transfers from the welcome lounge to your lodge while on the reserve (this is at set times)
Garden Route Game Lodge
Rate: R2480.00 per person sharing per night Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, the Garden Route Game Lodge guards the entrance to South Africa’s world famous Garden Route Coast. Only 3½ scenic hours’ drive from Cape Town, this malaria free, family owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life including the Big 5. Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy game viewing in open Land Rovers, luxury accommodation and a memorable dining experience in one of our African style restaurants. Rate Includes • Self-drive • Dinner and Breakfast • Two game drives • Entry to Reptile Park Directions from Cape Town: Take the N2 highway out of Cape Town and head east for 348 km. The entrance to the Garden Route Game Lodge will be 7km beyond the small town of Albertinia.
Thali Thali Game Lodge
Rate: R 1,800.00 per adult sharing per night; From R2 210.00 per adult single per night (subject to availability) Thali Thali is a 1,460 hectare Cape West Coast game and fynbos reserve situated just off the R27 near Langebaan, just over one hour’s drive from Cape Town, bordering the West Coast National Park. The Cape West Coast is intoxicating and the Langebaan area with its beautiful lagoon has a charm that keeps people coming back year after year. A visit to Thali Thali offers the ideal laid-back West Coast style break-away – complete with game drives, archery lessons and sundowners on the deck for the not so adventurous. We boast a wide range of game like kudu, oryx, giraffe, red hartebeest, eland, zebra, sable, springbok, black wildebeest, duiker, bontebok, steenbok, ostrich, dromedary camel and emu. The reserve is also home to many different bird species and guests are welcome to enjoy a walk in the fynbos to view these creatures. ** Subject to availability Rate Includes • Luxury Accommodation • High Tea (includes tea coffee and juice) • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with dessert) excluding beverages • Game drive • Archery
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat
Rate: R7745.00 per person sharing per night The ultimate wilderness experience to escape, rest, heal and be at one with nature, with wide open plains, mystical rock formations, crystal clear waterfalls and an abundance of flora and fauna. A 7500 hectare malaria and predator free haven nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, just 270km from Cape Town. This South African Natural Heritage Site is home to over 130 documented Bushman rock art sites and the internationally renowned Rooibos tea plantations. Bushmans Kloof is the winner of multiple international travel awards, including being voted as the No.3 Top Resort in Africa by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, and the Best Luxury Wellness Spa in South Africa by World Luxury Spa’s 2016. Rate Includes • Luxury Accommodation • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with dessert) excluding beverages • High Tea • Nature Drives • Guided nature walks and hikes • Water activities • Archery (Lunch is not included on the days of arrival and departure)