We are in the final stages of planning our trip for July. Cape Town (4 nights) at the start and 4 nights on Safari at the end are booked.
We were thinking
1 night Exploring winelands & overnight
1 night Hermanus (probably 138 Marine Beachfront Guest House) - hope to see whales!
1 night Prince Albert -booked African Relish Cottage Deurdrift 1 (including dinner) Probably take all day to get there (via R62 and Swartberg Pass)
1 night Wilderness
1 night Jeffreys Bay
Depart from Port Elizabeth 8.20am.
We like the look of The Vista room at Le Petite Ferme but it is over our budget. Given the time of year (early July) is it worth paying a premium for a room with a plunge pool and a view?
But now I'm wondering is Wilderness the best place to stay. We will drive from Prince Albert, call for lunch and a look in the handbag shops at Oudtshoorn and then on to the coast. It would be good to stretch our legs and take in the sea air. We like good local food (especially seafood!). Should we overnight at Wilderness or head on to Knysna? We'll then have one full day to drive the garden route, including walking and sight seeing.
It will be an early start from Jefferys Bay for our 8am flight it but looks more appealing than Port Elizabeth for our last night before our safari.
Will this work? We don't mind long drives and are not bothered about riding ostriches or visiting meerkats but would like time for photo opportunities, walks and good food.
All assistance gratefully appreciated