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Overview

Take a tour of one of South Africa’s most renowned areas, the scenic and culture enriched Garden Route where travellers can revel in the wonders of this beautiful stretch of land. From charming towns to the natural wonders of lofty peaks and ancient caverns, guests can get to grips with the people, animals and beautiful scenery that adorns this unforgettable region. This tour sees a perfect balance of sightseeing and free time to explore the region even more.

Day 1

Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Begin your South African adventure by leaving the bustling city of Cape Town as you head to the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. You will have a wine tasting along the world’d longest win route, Route 62 before arriving for lunch at the quaint town of Barrydale. After lunch you will visit the local farm school and learn about the community before continuing your journey to Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich farming capital.

Swartberg Country Manor (or similar)

 

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Day 2

Oudtshoorn - Knysna

After breakfast continue your journey through the spectacular Meiringspoort Pass and Waterfall, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty. The winding road takes us through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy 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. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour.

La Plume Boutique Guest House (or similar)

 

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Day 3

Knysna

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.

The Rex Hotel (or similar)

 

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Day 4

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 breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure

The Rex Hotel (or similar)

 

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Day 5

Stormsriver -Tsitskamma

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. Continue the journey 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).

Tsitsikamma Village Inn (or similar)

 

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Day 6

Port Elizabeth

The final days sees you travel eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to the “friendly city” of Port Elizabeth. Enjoy a city orientation tour of the Port town where upon arrival the tour comes to an end. Guests may request to disembark at Port Elizabeth Airport.

 

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  • What's Included

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Porterage
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Sightseeing as specified
Not included
  • International flights
  • Gratuities

What's Included

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Porterage
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Sightseeing as specified
Not included
  • International flights
  • Gratuities

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