Welcome to Calitzdorp


Of the seven wineries in the area, four are within walking distance of the town centre – they all specialise in port-style wines (known as Cape Ruby, Cape Tawny or Cape Vintage) though there are table wines as well.


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Day Safari to Inverdoorn with transport

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Inverdoorn Game Reserve Safaris, Cape Town Central, Western CapeTour detailsThis one-day safari tour allows Cape Town visitors to get up-close and personal with Africa's most famous animals all just a short drive from Cape Town. This tours is perfect for people wanting to make the most of their time and enjoy a safari without sacrificing too much travel time in the country. Also, as the reserve is situated in the Western Cape, you will never need to worry about the risk of malaria, and a one day safari is easily and conveniently slotted into your schedule as a fun day outing to enjoy some of the Cape’s most stunning flora and fauna.The Ceres Fruit ValleyThe early morning pick-up from your hotel will allow you to see all the beauty of the Cape Town landscape in the beautiful colours of the morning's light. The world-famous Ceres Fruit Valley will have you gazing into the beauty of stunning sceneries, plantations bathing in the beautiful valley encircled by a majestic mountain range. (drive by)The Klein KarooThe Klein Karoo area is one of the most beautiful areas in the Western Cape, bounded on the north by the Swartberg, and on the south by the Langeberg and Outeniqua mountains. This area was first explored by European settlers in the late 17th century, who came across only Khoisan people living in this dry area. Today, the area is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Cape, with a number of fascinating small towns including Ladismith, Calitzdorp, De Rust, and well-known mission stations such as Zoar, Amalienstein, Barrydale, Dysselsdorp and Ceres. No tour through the Klein Karoo would be complete without a visit to Inverdoorn however! (drive by)InverdoornOver 1,200 wild animals can be seen, with a number of species including lion, cheetah, Black rhino, eland, leopard, jackal, Cape clawless otter and many more. Bird life is equally prolific, with a number of local and migratory species to be found across the reserve. Bird species you may encounter on this Cape Town safari include African fish eagle, blackbreasted snake eagle, giant kingfisher, Cape vulture, Cape eagle owl, flamingo, ostrich, secretary bird, sacred ibis, spotted eagle owl, black stork, barn owl and jackal buzzard to name just a few. A game drive across the reserve is the perfect way to take on the plentiful game and bird life that can be found at the Private Game Reserve.** Please note, this is minimum 2 guests travelling, we can confirm if we have existing guests already on the tour **Duration: 9 hours

$688.72 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cape Wine-lands & The Garden Route - 5 Days

ItineraryDay 1: Cape WinelandsStop At: Explore South Africa, Cape Town Central, Western CapeMeet your driver and depart Cape Town after breakfast. Your first stop is Stellenbosch - Home of the South African Wine IndustryDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Robertson WineryWe leave Cape Town early and travel to the Cape's famed wine-lands region. Stellenbosch, centre of the considerable wine industry, is one of the prettiest of all small towns in South Africa, while the wines, wild flowers and fruits of the valley are amongst the finest in the world. We visit some of the area's most elegant wine estates, touring their cellars, tasting their superb wines and enjoying leisurely strolls around their magnificent grounds and stately homes. We overnight on a wine estate. Enjoy a traditional South African Dinner.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation is on a Wine Estate in the Breede River Valley. Day 2: Route 62 to OudtshoornStop At: Magic Moments in Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeLeaving the wine-lands, we head through the unique and scenically spectacular Klein Karoo Route 62 to arrive in Calitzdorp. Here we make a stop for lunch and a tasting of award winning wines. We continue on to Oudtshoorn, the "ostrich capital" of the world, with great flocks of ostriches providing a spectacle to be seen nowhere else in the world.The ostrich is surely one of the world's most peculiar birds and experience a visit to fascinating Ostrich Show Farm. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Accommodation is in a 4 star Guest HouseDay 3: Oudtshoorn to the Garden RouteStop At: The Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeWe proceed to one of Africa's great wonders - the subterranean wonderland of the Cango Caves. The largely unexplored sequence of vast caverns are filled with amazing formations of glittering drip-stone.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cango Wildlife Ranch, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeAfter a leisurely breakfast, we visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch where the cheetah play the star role. Also on view are crocodiles, lions and much more.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Herold Wine Estate, George, Western CapeWe depart for the Garden Route via the scenic Montague Pass. En- route we stop at the Herold Wine Estate tucked away in the Outeniqua Mountains. Enjoy a lunch platter and a wine tasting.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Knysna, Western CapeArriving in Knysna, we begin to explore this charming village with its myriad attractions for visitors. We visit the popular Knysna Quays with its many art and craft shops. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Accommodation is in an apartment in the Knysna Quays or a 4 star Guest House in the village.Day 4: Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay & Natures ValleyStop At: Plettenberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Western CapeToday you will explore Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma region. Originally named Bahia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) by the first Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay more than lives up to its name as you spend time in its environs. We will do some whale and dolphin spotting. In the winter months there will be plenty of whales to view close to the shore. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Natures Valley Beach, Nature's Valley, Western CapeThe coastal road we follow wends it's way along steep river gorges, over spectacular mountain passes and through dense indigenous forests and ferns. We visit the tiny settlement of Nature's Valley, one of the loveliest havens of tranquility along the Garden Route. Our exploration of this ancient forest leads through the tangle of trees, ferns and creepers to the undisputed monarch of the forest - gigantic Outeniqua Yellowood trees. Enjoy an optional Lunch at a wine estate.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Western CapeAn optional tour of Monkeyland or the Birds of Eden or the Knysna Elephant Park is available before departing back to Knysna. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Knysna, Western CapeEnjoy an optional sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. There are yachts and ferries or cruisers availableDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Knysna Yacht ClubWe wind up the day with a traditional South African Barbeque (Braai) at the Knysna Yacht Club. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Wilderness and Mossel BayStop At: Mossel Bay Tourism, Mossel Bay, Western CapeWe head down to Mossel Bay. Enjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island to view seals, whales and sometimes the Great White Shark. We also explore the Diaz Museum. After an opportunity to do some last minute shopping and enjoy lunch at the Mall. We drop off our guests in the mid afternoon at George Airport for your onward flight or road transfer.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$685.08 Kid Friendly

Cape Town to Garden Route Outdoor Adventure Tour - 5 Days

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Magic Moments in Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeVisit the Highgate Ostrich Show Farm and Explore the Cango Wildlife Ranch.Optional activities include Cage Diving with Crocodiles (Summer months only) Duration: 8 hoursStop At: Knysna Heads, Knysna, Western Capevisit The Cango Caves for an Adventure Tour. Explore The Knysna Heads. Enjoy a sun-downer and Barbeque at the Knysna Yacht Club. Visit The Many Arts and Crafts shops at the Knysna Quays. Optional Activity today is a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon.Duration: 12 hoursStop At: Natures Valley Beach, Nature's Valley, Western CapeEnjoy a short Hike through Indigenous forests. Take a stroll on Natures Valley beach and look out for Whales in Plettenberg Bay.Optional activities include Bungee Jump the worlds highest Bungee, Quadbiking in the Tsitsikamma Forest, Boat Based Whale Watching or take on the Tree Top Canopy Zip Line.Duration: 10 hoursStop At: Wilderness Beach, Wilderness, Western CapeVisit The Art & Craft shops in Knysna, Enjoy a hike along Wilderness Beach.Optional activities today include Paragliding in the Wilderness or Quadbiking. Duration: 10 hoursStop At: Mossel Bay Shark Seekers, Mossel Bay, Western CapeToday we visit the Diaz museum and take a boat ride out to Seal Island where you can see hundreds of seals and sometimes the great White Shark.Optional activity today is Great White Shark Cage DivingDuration: 6 hours