Cape Kaleidoscope tour is a 5 day tour that departs and returns to Cape Town. Live the sights and sounds of the Klein Karoo. Meander along the Garden Route and send a postcard from the iconic Post Office Tree. View the ‘Big 5’ and visit the southern tip of Africa.
The Scheduled Tour (with other people) is on most Mondays (German and English guide) and Wednesdays (with an English guide). This tour departs with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 14 people. Else; have your own personal guide driving this route with you (Private Tour). Alternatively, a self-drive option is available.
All options include accommodation at 4* hotels and a private game lodge.
Cape Kaleidoscope Tour Summary
|1||Cape Town to Oudtshoorn (Garden Route) via Route 62 (±420km)|
|2||Oudtshoorn to Knysna via Wilderness (Garden Route) (±125km)|
|3||Knysna to Albertinia via Mossel Bay (±160km)|
|4||Albertinia to Arniston via Swellendam (±220km)|
|5||Arniston to Cape Town via False Bay (±290km)|
Cape Kaleidoscope Tour Full Itinerary
Day 1, Monday / Wednesday
Guests are collected from the hotel and travel inland, via Route 62, towards Oudtshoorn. Route 62 meanders through vineyards, mountain vistas, and the semi-arid Klein Karoo. Guests savor lunch (own account) in Barrydale, at the foot of the Langeberg mountains. Afterward discover Calitzdorp, South Africa’s port wine capital. Guests can enjoy wine / port tasting (own account). Oudtshoorn, dubbed ‘the ostrich capital of the world’, boasts over 400 ostrich farms and several so-called Feather Mansions. Guests board a tractor for a guided tour of a working ostrich farm. Relax and delight in the friendly Klein Karoo hospitality. Enjoy dinner in town.
Overnight at Hlangana Country Lodge or similar – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 2, Tuesday / Thursday
Guests enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before departing for Knysna. The tour visits the Cango Caves. A 20 million year old national treasure in the foothills of the Swartberg mountains. Before continuing over the Outeniqua mountains to the Garden Route. Admire sweeping views from Dolphin Point and the Map of Africa (weather permitting). Enjoy lunch (own account) and continue to Knysna.
In Knysna, guests board a boat and enjoy a sunset Knysna oyster tour (weather permitting). This informative cruise introduces foodies to local wines and the culinary delights of a wild Knysna oyster. Dinner tonight is at a Knysna Estuary Restaurant.
Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays or similar – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 3, Wednesday / Friday
Guests depart the hotel after breakfast and head for the historic harbor town of Mossel Bay. Visit the Dias Museum Complex and several different museums including the Shell and Maritime Museums. As well as the iconic Post Office Tree. The lunch (own account) stop today is at The Point.
Guests continue westwards to a private game reserve for the evening’s accommodation. The reserve offers the opportunity to see the ‘Big 5’ and other wildlife. Board an open safari vehicle for an afternoon game drive. Delight in an outdoor dining experience (weather permitting).
Overnight at Garden Route Game Lodge or similar – Dinner, breakfast, and 2 game viewing excursions.
Day 4, Thursday / Saturday
Enjoy an early morning game drive before breakfast. The reserve is home to elephants, lions, buffalo, white rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs. And a variety of antelope species.
The tour departs for Arniston, a small coastal village in the Overberg region on the Cape south coast. En route, enjoy lunch (own account). Time permitting visit a local farm for a produce tasting (own account). Dinner is at the hotel.
Overnight at The Arniston Hotel or similar – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 5, Friday / Sunday
Guests enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing for Cape Agulhas. The southernmost tip of Africa and where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic. The Cape of Storms is notorious for its many wrecks. Visit the new Map of Africa monument and the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Museum.
Continue to Hermanus, renowned for its whale watching. In season (July to November) the southern right whales return to these waters to calve. Lunch is enjoyed en route (for your own account). The tour continues its meander along the False Bay coast and concludes late afternoon at a Cape Town city hotel.
Scheduled* Tour Rates from 1st November 2023 until 31st October 2024: R 25 470 per person sharing (Single Supplement: R 7 645). Children from 7-11 years pay R12 735
*This tour is with other people so if you prefer to a private tour, these rates are just below the departure dates.
|November 2023||6, 13, 20, 27||1, 8, 15, 22|
|December 2023||4, 11, 18||6, 13, 20|
|January 2024||8, 15, 22, 29||10, 17, 24, 31|
|February 2024||5, 12, 19, 26||7, 14, 28|
|March 2024||4, 11, 18, 25||6, 13, 27|
|April 2024||1, 8, 15, 22, 29||3, 10, 17, 24|
|May 2024||6, 13, 20, 27||1, 8, 15, 22|
|June 2024||3, 10, 24||5, 19, 26|
|July 2024||1, 15, 22||10, 24, 31|
|August 2024||5, 12, 19, 26||14, 21, 28|
|September 2024||2, 9, 16, 23, 30||4, 11, 18, 25|
|October 2024||7, 14, 21, 28||2, 9, 16, 23|
Cape Kaleidoscope Private Tour Rates
|Number of travelers until 31st October 2024||Per Person Rate|
|1 person||R50 900|
|2 people||R29 350|
|3 people||R27 375|
|4 to 6 people||R26 500|
|7 to 9 people||R20 530|
|10 to 14 people||R18 650|
|Single Supplement||R2 650|
Cape Kaleidoscope Tour Scheduled and Private Guided Tour Includes:
Transport: As per the itinerary
Accommodation: 4* hotels and a private game lodge
Meals: 4 x breakfasts and 4 x dinners
Entrance Fees: Cango Caves, Diaz Museum, Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, Museum
Excursions: Ostrich farm tractor tour, sunset Knysna oyster cruise, 2 x open safari vehicle game drives
Green Seat: SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism
Cape Kaleidoscope Tour Scheduled and Private Guided Tour Excludes:
Travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, visa fees, porterages, 5 x lunches, gratuities, and personal expenses
For the more adventurous, discover the same itinerary with a hired vehicle (not included in below pricing).
Let us know which option* you would prefer and number of people in your party.
*Options: Scheduled (with others), private basis or self-drive (with rental car in addition).