Magnificent Garden Route Escorted Tour - 3 nights / 4 days

3 Nights

Cape Town

Enjoy the most of the Garden Route on this 4 day escorted tour including Cape Town, the picturesque Hex River Valle, Meiringspoort Pass and Waterfall and the natural beauty of the Knysna area and Plettenberg Bay.

From £562pp
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Highlights

  • Travel along Sir Lowry's Pass and admirethe magnificent views.
  • See Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa.
  • Enjoy a tour of an Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn.
  • Visit Kynsna, known as the Oyster Box of South Africa.
  • Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting).
  • Travel along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth.
  • Day 1 - Cape Town - Mossel Bay
  • Day 2 - Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn
  • Day 3 - Oudtshoorn - Knysna
  • Day 4 - Knysna - Port Elizabeth
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After an early morning departure from Cape Town, you'll travel along Sir Lowry’s Pass, with its magnificent views from the top, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Your 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 coast line being the graveyard for many a ship. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is considered the icon that signifies the tip of Africa and that creates unforgettable memories. After this thrilling experience, you will 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 at the Diaz Hotel & Resort or similar.

Distance travelled today: 507 kms

Meals Included: Ro

Diaz Beach Hotel & Resort

With a stay at Diaz Beach Hotel & Resort in Mossel Bay in the heart of the picturesque Garden Route. The hotel offers spectacular ocean views from every window and balcony and is loacted close to the beach and the Langeberg Mall and Santos Beach.

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 at the LaPlume Guest House in Oudtshoorn or similar.

Distance travelled today: 155 kms

Meals Included: Half Board

La Plume Guest House

La Plume is a Boutique Guest House on a working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm with spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains and the Olifants River Valley. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming 1902 Victorian homestead with its tranquil surroundings where Karin, the owner, has combined old-world charm with modern comforts to ensure extraordinary service and personal attention.

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 at the aha Rex Hotel or similar.

Distance travelled today: 134 kms

Meals Included: Half Board

aha The Rex Hotel

Located on the world-famous Garden Route, aha The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style, making it one of the most exhilarating getaway destinations in its class. Expect an eclectic mix of modern and classic comforts that capture the essence of 4-star luxury. The O Bar & Eatery serves Buffet Breakfast daily in a contemporary setting with cuisine that is beautifully presented and prepared using only the freshest ingredients that Knysna has to offer. aha The Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to Knysna’s outstanding restaurants, blossoming forests, nature reserves, arts and crafts, and the shores of the serene lagoon.

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Port Elizabeth (unescorted, driver only). You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the ‘friendly city’, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.
Distance travelled today: 274 kms

Meals Included: Breakfast

Minimum 2 guests / Maximum 25 guests.

Tour Includes:
3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner,
accommodation, porterage and transportation and sightseeing as specified.

 

Tour departs on selected Mondays.

Departure Dates in 2020:-
Jan 13, 27           
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24          
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30             
Apr 13, 27
May 11, 25        
Jun 8, 22         
Jul 6, 20             
Aug 3, 17, 31
Sep 7, 14, 21, 28         
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30             
Dec 14