Garden Route Splendour Escorted Tour - 4 Days Escorted Tour

3 Nights

Port Elizabeth

Make your way through Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Franschhoek and Cape Town with visits to Tsitsikamma National Park, the Featherbed Nature Reserve and ostrich farm and the spectacular Cango Caves.

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Highlights

  • Visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth.
  • Stay in Knysna, known as the Oyster Box of South Africa in the heart of the Garden Route.
  • 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.
  • Visit the spectacular Cango Caves, one of the world's great natural wonders.
  • Optional early morning Meerkat Safari (own expense) to witness these incredible creatures emerging out of their burrows.
  • Visit a local farm school and learn about the local farming community.
  • Discover the delights of Cape Town set at the foot of Table Mountain.
  • Day 1 - Port Elizabeth - Knysna
  • Day 2 - Knysna
  • Day 3 - Knysna - Oudtshoorn
  • Day 4 - Oudtshoorn - Cape Town
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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. Overnight in Knysna in The Rex Hotel in a standard room (or similar).

Distance covered today: 360kms.

Meals Included: D

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 a leisurely breakfast you’ll 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 in a standard room at the Rex Hotel (or similar).

Distance covered today: 15kms

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.

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. You’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. You will arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn at the Hlangana Lodge in a standard room (or similar).

Distance travelled today: 210kms

Meals Included: Half Board

Hlangana Lodge

Set amongst beautiful gardens, the Hlangana Lodge is a picturesque setting for your South African escape. Enjoy a stylish champagne breakfast, before venturing out on an organised tour, or relaxing by the pool to soak up some sun. In the evening, take the short stroll to the resort centre, where you'll find an excellent choice of award-winning restaurants. Hlangana Lodge is located close to Cango Wildlife Ranch and C.P. Nel Museum.

There is an option (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).

Distance travelled today: 468kms

Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour departs on Sundays.

Minimum 2 guests / Maximum 25 guests.

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

Departure Dates in 2020:
Jan 12, 19, 26.
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23.
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26.
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28.
Jul 5, 12, 19, 26,
Aug 2, 9, 16, 22, 30.
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27.
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25.
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Dec 6, 13, 20.

Departure Dates in 2021:
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31.
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28.
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28.
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25.
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27.
Jul 4, 11, 18, 25.
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Sep 5, 12, 19, 26.
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28.
Dec 5, 12,19.

Please note: One suitcase and one overnight bag is allowed per person.