Discover South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route on a scenic 4-day tour from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. Visit an ostrich farm, stroll among the ancient trees of Tsitsikamma National Park, marvel at the icy formations of the Cango Caves and more.
What to Expect
Stretching between Cape Town and East London lays an astonishingly beautiful stretch of coastline known as the Garden Route, a veritable Garden of Eden in South Africa. For 4 exceptional days, this tour will take you from the world-renowned Cango Caves to the flamboyant ostrich farms of Oudtshoorn, the vast Knysna Lagoon, and the age-old Featherbed Nature Reserve.
Day 1: (Wed) Cape Town / Oudtshoorn
Depart by 07:30 and travel via the town of Montagu along Route 62 (South Africa’s version of America’s famous Route 66). Stop at the pretty village of Barrydale for tea. Continue to Oudtshoorn, known as the “Feather Capital of the World,” thanks to its huge ostrich industry. After a fascinating tour of an ostrich farm, you will continue to Oudtshoorn center for a hotel check-in and overnight stay at the Queens Hotel or similar.
Day 2: (Thu) Oudtshoorn / Knysna (BD)
This morning travel underground to marvel at the icy formations of the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders. You will then drive via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the town of George, and onto Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning beach resort. Located in the heart of the famous Garden Route, enjoy the rest of the day discovering the joys of the town’s many art galleries, craft shops and cozy coffee bars.
Overnight accommodation will be at Knysna Log Inn or similar.
Day 3: (Fri) Knysna (BL)
Cruise the vast Knysna Lagoon, before a visit to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy amazing views of the imposing sandstone “Heads,” which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon. Explore the forests, marshes and pristine beaches surrounding the lagoon. After lunch spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the delights of the tranquil town
Return to Knysna Log Inn or similar accommodation for a second night’s stay.
Day 4: (Sat) Port Elizabeth (B)
Today you will drive to Port Elizabeth, arriving mid afternoon, after traveling through the glorious indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. The tour ends at Port Elizabeth Airport or at a central hotel of your choice.
- Tour in air-conditioned micro-buses or 18-seater mini-buses
- Professional tour guides
- 3-star accommodation in rooms with private facilities, on a twin share basis
- 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
- Hotel porterage included.
What's Not Included
- Any item not included in the itinerary
Know Before You Go
• Pre and post tours available on request