South Africa Holiday Deals
𝗘𝘅𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: Knysna is nestled along the world-renowned Garden Route, renowned for its lush forests, pristine beaches, and breathtaking coastal scenery. Visitors are drawn to the town's idyllic setting, where the Knysna Lagoon meets the Indian Ocean, creating a picturesque backdrop for outdoor adventures and leisurely pursuits.
𝗔𝗯𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀: Knysna offers a wide range of outdoor activities for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Visitors can hike through indigenous forests, mountain bike along scenic trails, or explore the nearby Garden Route National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. Water-based activities such as fishing, snorkeling, and surfing are also popular options.
𝗖𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗿𝗮𝗳𝘁𝘀: Knysna is known for its vibrant culinary scene and artisanal craft markets. Visitors can indulge in fresh seafood delicacies at waterfront restaurants, sample local wines at boutique wineries, or browse artisanal shops and galleries showcasing handcrafted goods and local artwork.
𝗗𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗼𝗽: Remote Coastal Wilderness: De Hoop Nature Reserve is a remote coastal wilderness renowned for its pristine beauty and unspoiled landscapes. Visitors are drawn to the reserve's rugged coastline, expansive beaches, and diverse ecosystems, providing a sanctuary for wildlife and a tranquil retreat for nature lovers.
𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮: De Hoop is a designated marine protected area, home to a rich diversity of marine life, including whales, dolphins, seals, and seabirds. Visitors can enjoy whale watching, snorkeling, and birdwatching along the coast, witnessing spectacular wildlife encounters in their natural habitat.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴: De Hoop is one of the best whale watching destinations in South Africa, particularly during the winter months when southern right whales migrate to the area to calve and nurse their young. Visitors can observe these magnificent marine mammals from coastal vantage points or join guided boat tours for up-close encounters.
Return economy class flights to Cape Town and return from George , subject to specific booking class available
4-days Group D - POLO or similar ( Automatic) - car rental with full insurance and unlimited mileage included.
2 Nights' accommodation at the Luxury Country House St James of Knysna - Includes Breakfast
2 Nights accommodation De Hoop Collection includes dinner and breakfast
Guided Bird Walk at De Hoop
90-minute cruise on a pontoon barge on Knysna Lagoon 𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗞𝗔𝗚𝗘 𝗘𝗫𝗖𝗟𝗨𝗗𝗘𝗦 : Additional meals and drinks that are not mentioned , All Personal Items, Visa Costs where applicable , Travel Insurance , Anything not mentioned as included under inclusions , Overnight accommodation en-route due to flight connections where applicable
𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆
WHY WE LIKE IT!
𝗦𝗧 𝗝𝗔𝗠𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗞𝗡𝗬𝗦𝗡𝗔
Knysna’s luxurious lagoon-side country house. The St. James of Knysna is a five-star country house on the banks of the idyllic Knysna Lagoon. Only 2.5 km from the centre of town – and 2.8 km from the popular The Waterfront Knysna Quays (with its restaurants, shops, etc.) – The St. James is also just a few minutes’ drive from Knysna’s championship golf courses: Simola, Pezula, and the Knysna Golf Club. And if you love the water – for canoeing, kiteboarding, or just paddling about – well, the Lagoon’s right there at the end of our lush and expansive gardens.
𝗗𝗘 𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗣 𝗖𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop – sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains. Birders observe wading birds on the shores of the vlei while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures. Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich. Activities are diverse and guests choose between various day walks through the rich fynbos plains or along the deserted coastline, or mountain biking along the many gravel roads or scenic game drives. Lazing on the beach and snorkeling in the many turquoise rock pools is simply another way to pass a rewarding day.
Fig Tree Restaurant open daily