DATE ROUTING
DAY 1 – Monday CAPE TOWN – PRINCE ALBERT
DAY 2 – Tuesday PRINCE ALBERT – OUDTSHOORN
DAY 3 – Wednesday OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNA
DAY 4 – Thursday KNYSNA
DAY 5 – Friday KNYSNA – TSITSIKAMMA
DAY 6 – Saturday TSITSIKAMMA – PORT ELIZABETH
END OF TOUR

 

Meal Key

BB – Bed and Breakfast
DBB – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
DBB+ – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast plus one additional activity
DBB++ – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast plus two additional activities
FB – Full Board (includes 3 meals per day)
FB+ – Full Board (includes 3 meals per day) plus one additional service
FB++ – Full Board (includes 3 meals per day) plus two additional services
FI – Fully Inclusive (includes all meals and local drinks), plus all activities

Selected departure dates

DURATION
6 days/5 nights

ROUTING
CAPE TOWN – PORT ELIZABETH

INCLUDES
5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified.

Jan19 Feb19 Mar19 Apr19 May19 Jun19 Jul19 Aug19 Sep19 Oct19 Nov19 Dec19
German 4 4 8 5 2 7 4 2
English 14;28 4;11;18;25 4;11;18;25 1;15;29 13;27 10;24 8;22 5;19 2;9;16;23;30 7;14;21;28 4;11;18;25 2;16

We offer 3 different accommodation options at certain hotels on the tour, which guests can choose from:

DAY 1 – MONDAY – CAPE TOWN – PRINCE ALBERT

Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese.

Overnight in Prince Albert.                       

DAY 2 – TUESDAY  – PRINCE ALBERT – OUDTSHOORN

After breakfast we continue our journey through the spectacular Meiringspoort Pass and Waterfall, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty. The winding road takes us through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour.

Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Dinner]

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY – OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNA

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch]

DAY 4 – THURSDAY – KNYSNA

Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). Afterwards you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure.

Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast]

DAY 5 – FRIDAY – KNYSNA – TSITSIKAMMA

Travel to Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of the Garden Route, before visiting Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. The sanctuary was developed to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds. Our journey continues to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world, currently offering the highest commercially operated Bungy Jump in the world. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys covered in mountain Fynbos and temperate high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea.

Overnight in the Tsitsikamma area. [Breakfast]

 

DAY 6 – SATURDAY – TSITSIKAMMA – PORT ELIZABETH

Head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city” with a wonderful climate. Enjoy a city orientation tour of Port Elizabeth, where the tour ends on arrival.

Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport. [Breakfast]

STANDARD CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS

1 UNDERTAKING

Zar Travel Services Guided Journeys undertakes to provide all services offered subject to the terms and conditions set out herein, which terms and conditions are accepted by the passenger.

2  DEFINITION

 Zar Travel Services SA means : Zar Travel Services SA cc.

 Passenger means: Individuals, groups, companies or other legal persons using the services offered by Zar Travel Serives SA and includes the agents of passengers.

Services means : The provision of accommodations and/or transportation and/or meals as offered by Zar Travel Services SA and accepted by the Passenger.

3 TERMS OF PAYMENT

3.1 On confirmation of services – a deposit of 25 % of the quoted tour price is required (N.B: For tours that include Blue Train, Rovos Rail and/or Private Game Reserves and Lodges, a different schedule of deposits, payments and cancellation fees apply. This will be provided when applicable.)

45 days before commencement of services – full payment plus rooming list is required.

Notes

  1. i) Bookings made within 45 days of commencement of services must be accompanied by full payment of the tour plus rooming list.
  2. ii) Where circumstances do not permit the timeous receipt of funds, explicit confirmation of transfer of funds will enable us to reserve services.

3.2  If payments are made in negotiable foreign currency, the payer will be responsible for any short payment resulting from exchange rate fluctuations. The exchange rate applied by the official bankers of Zar Travel Services SA on receipt of moneys will be accepted as the applicable rate.

3.3 If the required deposit or final payment is not received by due date, Zar Travel Serivces SA reserves the right to withdraw services.

4 CANCELLATIONS

4.1 General Conditions

4.1.1 Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to arrival will not normally result in cancellation fees being charged. However;

4.1.2 Zar Travel Services SA reserves the right to recover any costs incurred or charges received from suppliers up to the date of cancellation.

4.1.3 In the event of services being cancelled 45 days or less, prior to arrival, the following cancellation fees will apply.

  • 45 days to 36 days before commencement of services: 25% total quoted tour price due.

(Subject to 2. above)

  • 35 days to 16 days before commencement of services: 50% of total quoted tour price due.

(Subject to 2. above)

  • 15 days or less before commencement of services : 100% of the total quoted tour price due

We recommend that you ensure that your passengers take adequate personal cancellation insurance cover before departure from home.

 4.2  Special Conditions

For tours that include services of certain suppliers with more stringent policies, e.g., National Parks Board, Blue Train, Rovos Rail, Private Lodges and others, different cancellation fees will be enforceable.  These will be provided when applicable.

5   AIRLINES

Cancellations and refunds

In the event of cancellation or failure, for any reason whatsoever, to use confirmed space, as ticketed, 25% (twenty five percent) of the applicable airfare will be forfeited.  A change of reservation constitutes a cancellation. Extension of ticket validity is no permitted, save when a passenger is hospitalised due to illness or in the event of death of a member of the passenger’s immediate family.

Responsibilities and booking conditions

 All airfare reservations are arranged subject to the conditions imposed by the respective airline.

6 LUGGAGE

 One suitcase and one overnight bag per person is allowed. Zar Travel Services SA accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to luggage or personal property from whatsoever cause arising. Passengers are advised to take up adequate insurance cover.

7  DELAYS

Zar Travel Services SA shall not be responsible for the consequences of any delays whether arising from accidents, breakdowns, or any other cause.

8 RESPONSIBILITY

Zar Travel Services SA carries comprehensive passenger liability insurance details of which will be made available on request.  Zar Travel Services SA is not responsible for any damages sustained by any passenger as a Zar Travel Services SA acted as agent of such hotel, airline or other person.

9  LAW

The law of the Republic of South Africa shall govern the relationship between Zar Travel Services SA and the passenger and the Courts of the Republic of South Africa shall have sole jurisdiction in respect of any claims and/or disputes which may arise between Zar Travel Services and the passenger, or Agent.

BOOKINGS :

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