+27 82 318 1898

Garden Route, Safari & Winelands 2024 - Cullinan Guided Journeys
tour-item-template-default,single,single-tour-item,postid-4276,mkd-core-1.1.2,mkdf-social-login-1.2,mkdf-tours-1.3.1,voyage child theme-child-ver-1.0,voyage-ver-1.7,mkdf-smooth-scroll,mkdf-smooth-page-transitions,mkdf-ajax,mkdf-grid-1300,mkdf-blog-installed,mkdf-breadcrumbs-area-enabled,mkdf-header-standard,mkdf-sticky-header-on-scroll-down-up,mkdf-default-mobile-header,mkdf-sticky-up-mobile-header,mkdf-menu-item-first-level-bg-color,mkdf-dropdown-default,mkdf-light-header,mkdf-fullscreen-search,mkdf-fullscreen-search-with-bg-image,mkdf-search-fade,mkdf-large-title-text,mkdf-title-with-subtitle,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.6,vc_responsive

Garden Route, Safari & Winelands 2024

Wine, Wildlife and Scenery - The Best of South Africa
Cullinan Guided Journeys / Garden Route, Safari & Winelands 2024

Garden Route, Safari & Winelands 2024

From R22730

per person

Experience the beauty of the Garden Route, explore a Private Game Reserve & discover the Cape Winelands on this circular journey which takes in all the highlights of this beautiful region.

From Cape Town travel through Montague to Oudtshoorn, discover the iconic sights of the Cango Caves and a working ostrich farm, before heading to Knysna via the Outeniqua Pass.
Travel via Mossel Bay towards Albertinia where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a malaria-free game drive in a private Game Reserve. Home to the Big 5.
Spend some time in Hermanus, well known for some of the best land-based whale watching in the world, before making your way through the scenic Cape Winelands and back to Cape Town.
  • Departure
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Include
    2 lunches
    5 breakfasts
    3 dinners
    Professional English-speaking Guide
  • Not Included
    3 x wine tastings
    Robben Island Excursion
    6 x Dinners
    Guided tours of the Company Gardens and the Arderne Gardens
    3 x Mittagessen
    13 x Fruhstuck
    6 x Fruhstuck
    5 x Fruhstuck
    2 x Mittagessen
    1 x Abendessen
    4 x Abendessen
    1 x Mittagessen
    11 x Fruhstuck
    Besichtigungen laut Reiseplan
    3 x Fruhstuck
    3 x Abendessen
    2 x craft beer tastings and brewery tours
    1 wine tasting at Buitenverwachting Wine Estate
    Kliptown Open Air Museum
    11 breakfasts
    1 x cheese & wine pairing
    1 wine tasting and a BBQ (Braai) lunch)
    2 x Craft Beer Tastings & a Beach BBQ (Braai) dinner
    Boulders Beach
    1 wine tasting of five wines at Groot Constantia Wine Estate
    Visit to V&A Waterfront
    Muizenberg Beach
    Table Mountain (excludes the cost of the Cable Way ticket & weather permitting)
    USB charging ports onboard vehicle
    Wifi onboard vehicle
    1 wine tasting and a 2 course winelands lunch
    Entrance to the Franschhoek Motor Museum
    Surface Tour at the Cullinan Diamond Mine
    Professional English Commentary only
    2nd Wine Tasting (time permitting)
    Shore-based Whale Experience
    Carlton Centre
    Entrance into Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein
    Hector Peterson Memorial site (photo opportunity only)
    Lilliesleaf Farm
    Entrance to Sun City Resort
    Closed vehicle game drive in PIlanesburg Game Reserve
    Visit to Paul Kruger House
    Visit the Voortrekker Monument
    Visit the Apartheid Museum
    Visit to Hector Peterson Memorial
    Regina Mundi Church
    Visit to Constitution Hill
    Return transfer from main Sandton / Rosebank Hotels
    Entrance fees: God’s Window, Three Rondawels and Bourkes Luck Potholes
    Bottled water
    Kruger National Park Conservation Fees
    Return transfers from central Hazyview Hotels
    Entrance fee in to Addo Elephant National Park
    Closed vehicle game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
    Electric mountain bikes, helmets & water bottles
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    1x wine-tasting at Stellenbosch Wine Estate
    Cape Point Nature Reserve
    3 x wine tastings and 1 x cellar tour
    Estate is closed on Sundays, a visit to the Stoney Point Penguin Colony will be included instead.
    1 x wine-tasting at Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate
    Welcome drink on arrival
    English-speaking game ranger
    2 -3 hour open vehicle game drive
    Guided tours at Zeits MOCCA and the Norval Foundation
    Guided tours of Company Gardens and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    3 x gin tastings
    2 hour cruise accompanied by marine biologists
    Chocolate and wine pairing
    Cloete Cellar
    Cape Dutch Manor House at Groot Constantia
    Groot Constantia Wine Estate
    Entrance fees for guided tour of the Heart Museum
    2 x wine tastings
    Passage on the wine tram
    Entrance to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market and Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill
    Interactive djembe drumming session and set menu dinner
    Return transfers to / from Cape Town City Center Hotels with English driver only
    High tea buffet
    An accredited fully licensed guide and use of riding gear
    1 x craft beer or 1 x wine tasting
    Return transfers to / from Cape Town City Centre Hotels
    National Park permits
    2 wine tastings
    Interactive Djembe drumming session & set menu dinner
    Show, 4-course dinner and a glass of sparkling wine
    Riding gear
    1 craft beer tasting or 1 wine tasting
    Kruger National Park Conservation Fees
    Complimentary collection service from select hotels*
    Return transfers from Port Elizabeth city centre hotels
    Full board at Chobe only
    4 breakfasts
    Return airfare ex Johannesburg
    14 breakfasts
    3 lunches
    13 breakfasts
    4 dinners
    10 breakfasts
    2 dinners
    2 breakfasts
    6 breakfasts
    1 dinner
    1 lunch
    3 breakfasts
    Entry Fees

Day 1: Thursday - Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

This morning you will be met at your hotel by your representative and depart for the ‘Little Karoo’, travelling via Montagu, a picturesque spa town. Enjoy tea and scones at the only original Art Deco Hotel in South Africa. Stop off in the town of Barrydale, where we will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom, learning more about this rural community. A portion of the trip monies go towards our Barrydale Farm School Development Fund, that support local education of underprivileged children in rural communities. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Sample top quality port style wines in Calitzdorp, before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the ‘ostrich feather capital’ and centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. Overnight Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Dinner] Distance travelled today: 418 kms

Day 2: Friday - Oudtshoorn - Knysna

After breakfast take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Return to Oudtshoorn for a fun filled interactive tour and light lunch at an Ostrich Farm, including local specialties such as Ostrich Steak. Our journey continues over the scenic Outeniqua Pass to George, the administrative hub of the Garden Route area and then onto Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Along the way, visit the ‘Map of Africa’, an extraordinary viewpoint in Wilderness. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch] Distance travelled today: 204 kms

Day 3: Saturday - Knysna - Plettenberg Bay - Knysna

After a leisurely breakfast, drive through the Tsitsikamma Forests. Explore this breathtaking stretch of the Garden Route, where mountains, indigenous forests, deep gorges, and lush vegetation hug the rugged coastline of cliffs and sandy beaches.  Visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). In the afternoon you’ll return to Knysna, with a stop in Plettenberg Bay, originally christened "Bahia Formosa" (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers. There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. A portion of the trip price of this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, goes towards ensuring that these already endangered species can survive and reproduce for a future reintroduction into the wild. The experience directly advances UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land. There is also an option (for own account and subject to availability) to visit the Birds of Eden Sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. A portion of the trip price of this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience goes towards protecting genetically pure species of various Taxa in a semi-wild state and to hold the seeds of these Taxa for future reintroduction into the wild. The experience directly advances UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land. Lunch will be enjoyed en route. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch] Distance travelled today: 200 kms

Day 4: Sunday - Knysna - Albertinia

After a leisurely breakfast, travel via George and Mossel Bay to Albertinia, a town set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range. En route, enjoy a leisurely walk or swim at Victoria Bay, one of the smallest and most beautiful bays along the Garden Route. Join an afternoon open vehicle game drive, at a malaria free private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the Big Five. Enjoy a relaxed dinner of safari cuisine, discussing the day’s game viewing. Overnight in the region of Albertinia. [Breakfast & Dinner] Distance travelled today: 150 kms

Day 5: Monday - Albertinia - Hermanus

Our safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Our expert guide will endeavour to spoil us with sightings of the “Big Five”, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, our journey will take us to the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam. This charming town was founded in 1745 and is famous for its youngberries, eclectic architecture and National Parks, as well as outdoor activities. Our journey further continues to the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, offering the best land-based whale watching (Aug-Nov) in the world. Dinner and overnight in Hermanus. [Breakfast & Dinner] Distance travelled today: 370 kms

Day 6: Tuesday - Hermanus - Cape Town

After a leisurely breakfast depart Hermanus and travel to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Our story telling guide will take us on a tour through Franschhoek village, sharing with us the fascinating history of the French Huguenots and the Huguenot Memorial Museum. Then finally onto Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain where the tour ends on arrival. [Breakfast] Distance travelled today: 180 kms

2024 English Departure Dates

  • January - 4
  • February - 1
  • March - 7, 21
  • April - 11, 25
  • May - 9
  • June - 6
  • July - 4, 25
  • August - 8, 22
  • September - 5, 19
  • October - 3, 17
  • November - 7, 21
  • December - 5

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the small towns long the famous Route 62 between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn
  • Enjoy tea & scones at the Montagu Country Hotel, the only original Art Deco Hotel in South Africa
  • Visit a local farm school in the Barrydale area with the opportunity to interact with the children. The visit supports our Barrydale Farm School Development Fund that encourages local education of underprivileged children in rural communities
  • Sample top quality Port style wines in Calitzdorp, a town well known for its fortified wines
  • Guided tour of the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
  • Guided tour of a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Visit the ‘Map of Africa’ viewpoint in Wilderness, a unique sight that is quite literally a Map of Africa
  • Visit Tsitsikamma National Park and scenic Storms River Mouth
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk or swim at Victoria Bay, one of the smallest and most beautiful bays along the Garden Route
  • Open safari vehicle game drives in a malaria-free Big Five private game reserve
  • Visit to Hermanus, famous for shore based whale watching during the whale season (August – November)
  • Visit to Franschhoek, a picturesque village in the Cape Winelands
  • Drive past the Victor Verster prison where Nelson Mandela was released from in 1990
  • Enjoy carefully chosen experiences that positively impact our travellers and the communities we visit
  • All departures are in English commentary
  • This Small Group Tour requires a minimum of 2 Guests to operate and will not exceed a maximum of 10 Guests
  • Transport will be in a Cullinan Guided Journeys branded vehicle with 2-10 guests travelling in a 13-seater vehicle

2024 RATES valid: 

  • 01/01/24 - 30/04/24 & 01/09/24 - 31/12/24
    • R 23 100.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 27 225.00 per single person
  • 01/05/24 - 31/08/24
    • R 22 730.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 26 690.00 per single person
  • Accommodation included:
    • La Plume Boutique Guest House in Oudtshoorn or similar x 1 night
    • Rex Hotel in Knysna or similar x 2 nights
    • Garden Route Game Lodge in Albertinia or similar x 1 night
    • Misty Waves Boutique Hotel in Hermanus or similar x 1 night