Garden Route Splendour

Price
From R15'840 per person
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Destination
Garden Route
Travellers
2 - 18
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Destination
Garden Route Discover Garden Route
Tour Start Date & Time
24th May 2021 View other Times
Additional Information
Includes: 5 Breakfasts | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner | Accommodation | Porterage | Transportation | Sightseeing as specified.
  • Day 1 - Monday
  • Day 2 - Tuesday
  • Day 3 - Wednesday
  • Day 4 - Thursday
  • Day 5 - Friday
  • Day 6 - Saturday
Day 1 - Monday

Cape Town - Mossel Bay

This morning you will be met by your local tour guide and depart for the scenic Garden Route. Travel along Sir Lowry’s Pass, with its magnificent views, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Our journey continues to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area has largely been untouched and unexplored with its rugged coastline being the graveyard for many a ship. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is considered the icon that signifies the tip of Africa. After this thrilling experience, we continue via historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, to Mossel Bay, from where the Garden Route extends to the Storms River in the east. Overnight in Mossel Bay. 

Distance travelled today: 507 kms

Day 2 - Tuesday

Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn

After breakfast we continue our journey to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages.             

Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Dinner]

Distance travelled today: 155 kms

Day 3 - Wednesday

Oudtshoorn - Knysna

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. 

Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Distance travelled today: 134 kms

Day 4 - Thursday

Knysna

Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). Afterwards you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breath-taking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure.

Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast]

Distance travelled today: 110 kms

Day 5 - Friday

Knysna - Tsitsikamma

Travel to Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of the Garden Route, before visiting Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. The sanctuary was developed to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds. Our journey continues to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world, currently offering the highest commercially operated Bungy Jump in the world. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys covered in mountain Fynbos and temperate high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea.

Overnight in the Tsitsikamma area. [Breakfast]

Distance travelled today: 100 kms

Day 6 - Saturday

Tsitsikamma - Port Elizabeth

Head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city” with a wonderful climate. Enjoy a city orientation tour of Port Elizabeth, where the tour ends on arrival. 

Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport. [Breakfast]

Distance travelled today: 185 kms

01 Jan 2021 - 30 April 2021 | 01 Oct 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
R 16 250.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
R 18 480.00 per single person
01 May 2021 - 30 Sept 2021
R 15 840.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
R 17 960 per single person
01 Jan 2022 - 30 April 2022 | 01 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
R 17 110.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
R 19 340.00 per single person
01 May 2022 - 30 Sept 2022
R 16 640.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
R 18 760.00 per single person

Accommodation used:
Diaz Hotel & Resort or similar x 1 night
La Plume Guest House or similar x 1 night
Rex Hotel or similar x 2 nights
Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar x 1 night

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Garden Route Splendour

Price
From R15'840 per person
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Destination
Garden Route
Travellers
2 - 18

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