Garden Route Splendour in 4 Days Escorted Tour

3 Nights

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth or The Bay is one of the largest cities in South Africa. it is situated in the Eastern Cape Province, 770 km (478 mi) east of Cape Town. The city, often shortened to PE and nicknamed "The Friendly City" or "The Windy City", stretches for 16 km along Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. Port Elizabeth is the southern most large city on the African continent, just farther south than Cape Town.

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Highlights

  • Visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth.
  • Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
  • Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry.
  • Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities.
  • Day 1 - Port Elizabeth - Knysna
  • Day 2 - Knysna
  • Day 3 - Knysna - Oudtshoorn
  • Day 4 - Oudtshoorn - Cape Town
  • Additional Information

Head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. Visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the town.

Meals Included: D

aha The Rex Hotel

Property Location Located in Knysna, aha The Rex Hotel is in the suburbs and convenient to Pledge Nature Reserve and Knysna Quays. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Knysna Elephant Park and Simola Golf Course.

After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where we 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.

Meals Included: Half Board

aha The Rex Hotel

Property Location Located in Knysna, aha The Rex Hotel is in the suburbs and convenient to Pledge Nature Reserve and Knysna Quays. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Knysna Elephant Park and Simola Golf Course.

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Meals Included: Half Board

Hlangana Lodge

Property Location Located in Oudtshoorn, Hlangana Lodge is convenient to Cango Wildlife Ranch and C.P. Nel Museum. This 4-star guesthouse is within the vicinity of Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue straight through to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. (The tour will travel via Franschhoek, if there are guests booked on the Franschhoek option).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Minimum 2 guests / Maximum 25 guests.

Tour Includes:
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified.

Departure Dates in 2019:
- 13th, 20th and 27th of January 2019.
- 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th of February 2019.
- 3rd, 10thm 17th, 24 and 31st of March 2019.
- 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of April 2019.
- 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of May 2019.
- 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of June 2019.
- 7th, 14th, 21st and 29th of July 2019.
- 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of August 2019.
- 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of September 2019.
- 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of October 2019.
- 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th of November 2019.
- 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of December 2019.

We offer 3 different accommodation options at certain hotels on the tour, which guests can choose from:
- The Comfortable Option offers “standard room” types
- The Cut Above Option offers accommodation in a slightly higher room category than “standard rooms”
- The Premium Option offers accommodation in “superior room” types