Eastern Cape

2018 details to follow

14 – 20 October 2017

7 days, 6 nights

Highlights include: Legendary Hogsback,  Barkly Pass, Queenstown,  Grahamstown, Addo Elephant Park & more.

Day 1

Depart Mossel Bay, George & Oudtshoorn. Our journey takes us via De Rust and Willowmore, to Graaff-Reinet. This is a beautiful and historical town. Visit the icon of this town, the well known Dutch Reformed church, in the centre of town. Reinet house is another national monument and is well worth a visit.

Overnight Graaff-Reinet.

Day 2

Our route via Lootsberg pass to Middelburg. Continue to Burgersdorp to see their beautiful Dutch Ref. Church.

Aliwal North is next in line. Visit Garden of Remembrance in honour of victims who died here in Concentration camps during the Anglo Boer war 1899 – 1902. Not to be missed: the unique sandstone Sacred Heart Cathedral, as well as the Dutch Ref. Church. Proceed to Lady Grey, picturesque little town.

Continue along Kraai River Pass to Barkly East. Their beautiful sandstone Church, dates back to 1906.

Final stop for the day at Mountain Shadows Hotel, situated a few kilometers from the picturesque Barkly Pass to overnight!

Day 3

Beautiful scenery awaits us along the picturesque Barkly Pass, part of the Southern Drakensberg mountain.

Pop in at Elliott, to visit another sandstone beauty:  the Dutch Reformed church, with a miniature replica adjacent.

Travel along the border of previously known “Transkei”,via Cala and Lady Frere to Queenstown: various national monuments  including: Queens College, Anglican Church, & Garden of Remembrance.

Overnight Queenstown.

Day 4

Route along N6 via Cathcart & Stutterheim.

King William’s Town is next line and then to Hogsback. Experience the indigenous forests on the outskirts of this village. Poets wrote about the romance of these beautiful mist-wreathed forests and fantasy.

Overnight Hogsback (2 nights).

Day 5

Hogsback: a magical paradise. Visit “The Edge” an awesome viewpoint unto the valley below, with indigenous forests. Pop in to see St. Patrick’s on the Hill, a romantic little chapel.

Visit a few gardens: Gardens are in full bloom with Azaleas & Rhododendrons during October, a breathtaking experience!

Visit the Arboretum, the heart of  Hogsback, with it’s “39 steps”  waterfall. Trees from around the world in this park, including  Redwood trees, originating from California, over 100 years old.

Day 6

Our route is via Alice. Fort Beaufort  is next in line, where we’ll spend some time. Visit the Martello tower and the very interesting museum.

Next  is Grahamstown, affectionately referred to as “City of Saints”, with a host of churches, historical buildings and a variety of outstanding architecture. Spend time to see the architecture of this lovely city!

In the afternoon we reach Addo Elephant Park.

A large concentration of elephants can be found in this park together with a host of other animals. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon, whilst we are going on a game drive.  Overnight Kirkwood.

Day 7

Our return trip is via Uitenhage and then onto N2. Our journey is along the Garden Route.

Another stop at Storms River Bridge, perhaps you feel like lunch? Proceed via Plettenberg Bay & Knysna, to George & Mossel Bay. Late afternoon arrival.

Tour package: On request

(Tour package includes: dinner, bed & breakfast, transport, entrance fees to activities & Theta accredited Tourist Guides)

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