Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town you will be met and transferred in a private vehicle to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may have time for some sightseeing today, or you might simply prefer an afternoon snooze by the pool!
Day 2: Day at leisure
Today, why not grab your boots and hike to the top of Table Mountain, or if you're feeling less energetic simply take the cable-car up to the summit. On a clear day, the views of Cape Town below and the ocean beyond are exceptional.
Day 3: Day at leisure
The sightseeing opportunities are endless with choices ranging from a day trip to Cape Point, seeing a colony of penguins on the way, shark cage diving, seasonal whale watching, or perhaps an historic tour of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 of his 27 imprisoned years.
Day 4: Drive to Franschoek (driving time approximately 1 hour)
Your rental vehicle will be delivered to your hotel at your chosen time, so that you can drive out to the winelands of Franschoek. The Kleine Zalze Lodge offers panoramic views of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains and the vineyards of the De Zalze wine estate, providing a wonderful setting for your imminent wedding ceremony.
Spend some time today talking to the lodge staff to go over the details of your wedding day.
Day 5: Day at leisure
Relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings and perhaps take the opportunity to do a wine tasting tour. Nearby Stellenbosch is well worth exploring, renowned not only for its vast range of wines but also for its art galleries and lively village atmosphere.
Day 6: Your wedding day!
With all the planning and preparation complete, you'll be able to relax and enjoy this very special day. The lodge staff will prepare the wedding venue and make sure that every detail is taken care of. In the evening after your ceremony, a 3 course dinner will be served in the lodge's Terroir restaurant, well known locally for its great cuisine.
Day 7: Day at leisure
After a leisurely breakfast you have a free day to carry on exploring or simply make the most of the comfort of the lodge.
Day 8: Drive to Hermanus (driving time approximately 1.5 hours)
Today you'll set off to the coast to visit Hermanus, one of the best places in the world for whale watching (June to November). With a stunning coastline, a long beach and good local restaurants Hermaus is a great place to spend a couple of relaxing days.
Day 9: Day at leisure
Day 10: Drive to Outdshoorn (driving time approximately 5 hours)
Outdshoorn is renowned for being the ostrich capital of the world. And 30 km north you will find the spectacular Cango Caves, situated in the Swartberg mountain range, part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site. The caves are 20 million years old and have become a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa.
Day 11: Drive to Knysna (driving time approximately 2 hours)
Heading South from Outdshoorn your route will take you down to the Garden Route, through George and on to Knysna. Nestled between the shores of the Knysna estuary, the Indian Ocean and hectare after hectare of indigenous forest, it is the perfect place to hike, go mountain biking, play golf, charter boats or relax and enjoy the local hospitality.
Day 12: Day at leisure
Day 13: Drive to Port Elizabeth (driving time approximately 3.5 hours)
Today’s drive will take you to Port Elizabeth, passing through the picturesque Plettenberg Bay and then, with a small detour, to Jeffrey’s Bay, one of the world’s “top 5” surfing spots. An ideal place for a lazy lunch!
Day 14: Port Elizabeth
Today the car can be returned to Port Elizabeth Airport, from where you can catch your onward flight.
Your holiday doesn't have to end here - this could be the ideal opportunity to add on a safari in one of the many Eastern Cape (malaria free) game reserves. Speak to us for more information if you'd like to continue your trip!