Cape Kaleidoscope (5 Days)

Cape Kaleidoscope Tour on Route 62

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.

Available on Mondays (German and English guide) and Wednesdays with an English guide. Alternatively, a self-drive option is available else; have your own personal guide driving this route with you.

Cape Kaleidoscope tour map
Cape Kaleidoscope tour map showing the number of nights in each place

Cape Kaleidoscope Tour Summary

DayPlace
1Cape Town to Oudtshoorn (Garden Route) via Route 62 (±420km)
2Oudtshoorn to Knysna via Wilderness (Garden Route) (±125km)
3Knysna to Albertinia via Mossel Bay (±160km)
4Albertinia to Arniston via Swellendam (±220km)
5Arniston 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.

Oudtshoorn - Ostrich capital
Oudtshoorn – Ostrich capital

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.

Knysna on the Garden Route
Knysna on the Garden Route

Day 3, Wednesday / Friday

Guests depart the hotel after breakfast and head for the historic harbor town of Mossel Bay. Guests 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 guests 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.

Giraffes and safari accommodation
Giraffes and safari accommodation at Garden Route Game Lodge

Day 4, Thursday / Saturday

Guests 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. Lunch (own account) and time permitting visit to a local farm for a produce tasting (own account) are enjoyed en route. Dinner is at the hotel.

Overnight at The Arniston Hotel or similar – Dinner and breakfast.

Cape Coast is full of beautiful little fishing towns
The Cape Coast is full of beautiful little fishing towns

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.

Map of Africa Monument in Agulhas
Map of Africa Monument in Agulhas

Cape Kaleidoscope Tour Rates

Scheduled Tour Rates from 1st November 2022 until 31st October 2023: R 22 740 per person sharing (Single Supplement: R 13 645). Children from 7-11 years pay R11 370

Cape Kaleidoscope Private Tour Rates
Number of travelers until 31st October 2023Per Person Rate
1 personR45 331
2 peopleR26 338
3 peopleR26 488
4 to 6 peopleR22 050
7 to 9 peopleR18 281
10 to 14 peopleR16 506
Single SupplementR2 431

Cape Kaleidoscope Tour Scheduled and Private Guided Tour Includes:

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

Cape Kaleidoscope Self-drive Tour Rates
Number of travelers until 31st October 2023Per Person Rate
1 person Group B Car HireR18 056
2 people Group B Car HireR13 506
3 – 4 people Group V Car HireR13 506
5 – 7 people Group E Car HireR14 381
Single SupplementR1 894

Cape Kaleidoscope Self-Drive Tour Inclusions:

Accommodation: 4* hotels and a private game lodge
Meals: 4 x breakfasts and 4 x dinners
Arrival English Airport Meet and Assist
Air-conditioned vehicle of appropriate size (Europcar Group B, V, or E); including Tourism levy, 15% VAT, Carbon Emissions Tax, Airport Surcharge, Unlimited mileage, and Document admin fee. You will also receive a VIP Card giving you discounts / value adds.
Select conservation fees and excursions as per the itinerary
Green Seat: SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism

Exclusions

Travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, visa fees, porterages, meals not mentioned, optional excursions, gratuities, and personal expenses

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