Scenic Garden Route

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Scenic Garden Route

Highlights Include:

  • Discovering charming villages, exploring the beautiful “Garden of Eden,” and the Cango Caves
  • Cruising the Knysna Lagoon
  • Watching for whales (June – December)
  • Visiting an ostrich farm
  • Cape Town tour with wine tasting
Tour Details

From: $1,100 per person | Single supplement on request

4 days

2021 Departures: Select Dates, All Year

From the moment you depart the Mother City of Cape Town, you’ll see and feel the changing landscape, and why it is called The Garden Route, a seriously scenic stretch of South Africa’s south-eastern coast. Look for over 300 species of bird, visit a few of the route’s ten nature reserves, and see the marine reserves that are home to tide pools, dolphins, seals and penguins. In several of the bays along the Garden Route you’ll find Southern Right Whale nurseries when the whales come to calve in the area from June to December.

Immerse yourself in the luxurious lap of Mother Nature!

This is an escorted tour. Our Destination Specialists can also offer this tour as a private safari, customized to your travel preferences.

Day 1Arrive Cape Town, South Africa, tour to an Ostrich Farm | Meals: D

Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included in cost). Continue to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner. Overnight at De Opstal Country Lodge

Day 2Tour of Cango Caves and explore Knysna | Meals: B D

Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world. Continue to the lagoon side town of Knysna – the gem of the Garden Route. Enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront before proceeding to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay. Embark on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River before arriving at your lodge where you shall spend the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge. Overnight at Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Day 3Birds of Eden | Meals: B D

After breakfast visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to Bramon Wine Estate for a horse drawn carriage trail at Bramon Wine Estate, including wine tasting and light tapas followed by lunch (to own account).Optional: Marine Encounter boat trip (weather and time permitting; additional charge) before returning to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner. Overnight at Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Day 4Tsitsikamma National Park & Depart Port Elizabeth, South Africa | Meals: B

After breakfast and check-out formalities, journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities.

The tour terminates in Port Elizabeth at approximately 18h00 with drop-off at the airport or your Port Elizabeth based hotel.

  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Wine tasting in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve excursion and ferry
  • Ostrich farm visit
  • Cango Caves tour
  • Entrance fees (subject to change)
Not Included
  • All flights and related taxes
  • Travel insurance (emergency medical & evacuation coverage required)
  • Fees for passports, visas, or health vaccinations
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
  • A pre-night stay and sightseeing tour in Cape Town is recommended
  • This tour departs with minimum of two and maximum of 16 guests
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