Package Tour - Garden Route Glory (SPC5)
Categories: Nature / Sightseeing / Wine
The Gorgeous Garden Route and its Abundant Attractions: the Garden Route is ideally explored on a luxury coach road trip. You can sit back and relax and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua mountain ranges which run parallel to the stunning southern Cape coastline and harbour large stretches of indigenous hardwood forests and expansive lagoons.
At a Glance
Day 1: Port Elizabeth to Knysna
Head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. 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. [D]
Day 2: Knysna
After a leisurely start, with time to enjoy the shops and atmosphere of this quaint town, you’ll join a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to experience panoramic views of the town and lagoon and walk back through milkwood trees for lunch. [BL]
Day 3: Knysna to Oudtshoorn
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. You’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour, 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. Late afternoon you will travel to your hotel in time to check in and relax before dinner. [B]
Day 4: Oudtshoorn to Stellenbosch
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, travel 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 continuing to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. Continue to Stellenbosch, the second oldest city in South Africa, surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountains with vineyards as a backdrop. Arriving in the late afternoon. [B]
Day 5: Stellenbosch to Cape Town
Enjoy breakfast. Afterward you'll have the opportunity for a wine tasting before travelling to Cape Town, where the tour ends. [B]
Guests may be dropped off, on request, at Cape Town International Airport.