An all-inclusive tour of the garden route for a much needed vacation or special occasion. This tour includes luxurious accommodation in a 5-star hotel or guesthouse, meals at top restaurants and entrance fees to all activities and attractions.
What to Expect
Accommodation in 5 star hotels and meals served at top restaurants.
- 2 breakfasts
1st Morning: Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, Kanonkop Guest House, Conrad Pezula or Falcon View Manor, Knysna
2nd Morning: Rosenhof Country House, Pictures Guest House or La Pension Guest House, Oudtshoorn
- 3 lunches:
Day 1 Lunch: Café Gannet (RR, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Pizza)
Day 2 Lunch: Tsitsikama Cattle Baron (Mediterranean, Barbecue)
Day 3 Lunch: Nostalgie Restaurant (African), Safari Ostrich Farm Café (Vegetarian, Grill, Fusion), Signature Divine (R, French, Spanish) or Bello Cibo Restaurant (Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean)
- 2 dinners:
1st Night: The Olive Tree (European), Die Gieter’s Cathy & Remy Restaurant (RR, French, Mediterranean), 34 South (Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten-free, African, Mediterranean), Anchorage Restaurant (Seafood, Vegetarian, Soups), East Head Café (R, Contemporary, Café)
2nd Night: Nostalgie Restaurant (African), Bello Cibo Restaurant (Italian), Signature Divine (French, Spanish)
- 5 Star Hotel/ Guesthouse accommodation for the duration of your stay
1st Night: Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, Kanonkop Guest House, Conrad Pezula or Falcon View Manor, Knysna
2nd Night: Rosenhof Country House, Pictures Guest House or La Pension Guest House, Oudtshoorn
Guests will be collected from their accommodation by a qualified tour guide/ driver in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. You will travel along the scenic, mountainous N2 via Sir Lowry’s pass. Drive through the apple growing region of Elgin and the wheat growing region of South Africa. Along this route, pass through small towns like Caledon, Riviersonderend and Riversdale. There will also be frequent comfort stops along the way. Stop in Albertinia at the Aloe Vera factory (20 minutes) for a complimentary cup of coffee and some shopping. From there, you will proceed to Zorgfontein and walk with the lions (1-hour) for an experience of a lifetime. This will be followed by a stop in Mossel Bay, where you can smell the Indian Ocean for the first time. At approximately 3:00pm, travel to Botlierskop Game Farm for a breathtaking 3-hour game drive in an open 4×4 truck. This is a unique occasion to fully experience the "big five" animals like never before. Afterwards, depart for Knysna, passing through the scenic towns of George, Wilderness and Sedgefield. After checking-in at the accommodation and freshening up, guests will be taken for dinner as per the tour schedule. Thereafter, guests will be dropped off at their hotel/ guesthouse for a good night’s rest.
Guests will be collected from their accommodation after check-out and breakfast. You will explore the Knysna Heads, drive up to the top of one of the heads and down to the beach to appreciate the beauty of mother nature. Next stop will be at the Garden of Eden for a guided walking tour for approximately 15 minutes. Thereafter, you will dedicate an hour to admire the largest bird sanctuary in the southern hemisphere, Birds of Eden and visit Monkeyland Sanctuary. From there, guests will have an opportunity to interact, feed and walk with the elephants. Alternatively, guests can interact with cheetahs at Tenikwa. Please be advised that only one option can be taken and not both. Your next stop will be at the Storms River Mouth. Lunch will be served there at Cattle Baron. After lunch, you will embark on a guided walking tour of about 900 meters to the Hanging Bridge. Depart from there at approximately 3:00pm and travel back en route to Oudtshoorn through 800m Outeniqua Pass. You will overnight at Rosenhof Country House or a place similar. Estimated traveling time will be 3-hours and 20 minutes. Estimated time of arrival at accommodation will be at approximately 6:30/7:00pm.
Guests will be collected at their accommodation after check-out and breakfast. Your first stop will be at the Safari Ostrich Farm. Here, guests will have to opportunity to see, feed, touch, ride and kiss the ostriches. Your next attraction will be the Cango Wildlife Ranch for a top encounter with wildlife. This is the biggest and oldest cheetah contact center in the entire world. After this thrilling experience, your tour continues to the famous Cango Caves for a standard tour. After the tour, lunch will be served at one of the restaurants as per your itinerary. Thereafter, depart for Cape Town via the famous Route 62 with optional stops based on your guide’s recommendations. Guests will be dropped off at their accommodations in Cape Town. Should guests prefer to be dropped off in Port Elizabeth instead, this can also be arranged at time of booking.
- Pick-up and drop-off at hotel/ guesthouse or airport in Cape Town, George or Port Elizabeth
- Qualified tour guide/ driver
- Luxury vehicle: choice between Mercedes Benz C-Class (3), Hyundai H1 (7) or Toyota Quantum (13) depending on amount of pax
- Complimentary bottled water
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Accommodation in 5 star hotels/ guesthouses
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Entrance fees to attractions/ activities within the itinerary
What's Not Included
- Drinks and gratuities (optional)
- Any other activities or attractions not included in the itinerary
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• The garden route private tour departs from Cape Town with a minimum of two guests
• A 7:00am departure time is recommended in order to enjoy the full-day
• Children from 6 to 12 years-old pay half-price, those older pay full-price
• Prices are charged per person sharing (Minimum 2 pax)