Package Tour - 3 Day Garden Route (UMZGR3)
Categories: Countryside / Self Drive / Sightseeing
A 3 day tour of the Garden Route, including Oudtshoorn, commencing in Port Elizabeth and ending in Cape Town.
At a Glance
Day 1: Port Elizabeth to Knysna
We depart from Port Elizabeth in the morning and head towards the picturesque region of the Tsitsikamma Forest and Coastal National Park. Our first stop is for refreshments at the scenic Storms River Bridge. After stretching our legs, we continue on a short distance to the Big Treen an awe inspiring 800 year old wonder, Yellow Wood Treee in the serenity of the Tsitsikamma National Park. From there to the awesome Storms River Mouth for a walk to the swing bridge. Our next destination is Knysna, but before we reach this charming Garden Route town, we stop to take in a stunning coastal view at an elevated lookout at Plettenberg Bay. A 20 minute drive on from Plettenberg Bay, we see Knysna nestled on the banks of a beautiful lagoon. We will spend the night here, taking time to absorb the great scenery and charming holiday atmosphere. While in Knysna, we have the option of taking a sunset cruise across the lagoon to the famous Knysna heads.
Sleepover at Lagoona Inn or similar
Day 2: Knysna to Oudtshoorn
Today our first destination is the coastal town of Mossel Bay, but before getting there we take time enjoying all the Garden Route has to offer, as we travel through Sedgefield and the unique eco-system of the 5 lakes. When we reach Mossel Bay, we take a short tour around the historic town. Next on the agenda is a trip inland through the Robinson Pass. This will lead to our next destination, the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, the “Ostrich Capital of the World”. Here we visit an ostrich farm and maybe even ride an ostrich! We will spend the night in Oudtshoorn.
Overnight at De Opstal or similar
Day 3: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town
After a hearty breakfast we visit the world famous Cango Caves, and if requested the Cango Crocodile Farm. From there, we continue on our way to Cape Town via the R62 passing through the quaint towns and wine routes of Barrydale, Montagu and Robertson, over the beautiful Du Toit's Kloof Pass and through the Paarl Valley and into the Mother City of Cape Town.