Departing from Cape Town, spend 6 days exploring the superb coastal scenery and exciting sightseeing of the Garden Route including Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Tsitsikamma. This tour ends in Port Elizabeth.
What to Expect
Day 1 – Tuesday: Cape Town – Prince Albert
Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Enjoy a wine tasting along a route that boasts the longest harvest season in the world. Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese. Overnight in Prince Albert.
Day 2 – Wednesday: Prince Albert – Oudtshoorn (Meals: BD)
After breakfast, enjoy a spectacular drive through Meiringspoort Pass, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty, as the road winds its way through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Klein 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 a tour of 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. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Day 3 – Thursday: Oudtshoorn – Knysna (Meals: BL)
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, 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 under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna.
Day 4 - Friday: Knysna (Meals: B)
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 and you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Knysna Elephant Park (optional). 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. Overnight in Knysna.
Day 5 - Saturday: Knysna -Tsitsikamma (Meals: B)
Travel to Plettenberg Bay, before continuing to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single-span arch bridge in the world, currently offering the highest commercially operated bungee jump in the world. Visit Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). Overnight in Tsitsikamma.
Day 6 - Sunday: Tsitsikamma - Port Elizabeth (Meals: B)
Travel via Tsitsikamma Forest and Jeffreys Bay to Port Elizabeth. City orientation tour of Port Elizabeth, where tour ends on arrival.
- 5 Breakfasts
- 1 Lunch
- 1 Dinner
- Sightseeing as specified
Know Before You Go
Departs on Tuesdays, selected departures
Minimum 2 guests
All departures in English; German/English tours on selected departures
Rates valid from 01 December 2015 to 30 November 2016
Comfortable - ZAR 1540
A Cut Above - ZAR 1960
Best of the Best - ZAR 2015
Rates valid from 01 December 2016 to 30 November 2017
Comfortable - ZAR 1,540
A Cut Above - ZAR 1,960
Premium - ZAR 2,130