• African Blue Tours
  • Contact David Smith
    Telephone +27 (0)21 438-1900
    Mobile +27 (0)82 321-6175
  • Address
    P.O. Box 32392, Camps Bay, 8040
    Cape Town, South Africa

4 Day Garden Route Splendour (PE-CT)

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Group size: 2 to 25 people per tour
  • Tour departs from: Port Elizabeth
  • Price: From R11775 to R13510 per person

Tour Highlights

  • Tsitsikamma Forest
  • Cango Caves
  • Knysna
  • Ostrich Farm
  • Route 62
  • Franschhoek

Suitable for those interested in Countryside, Nature, Photographic

Itinerary

  1. 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. Visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). 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.

    OVERNIGHT: The Rex Hotel or similar

  2. DAY 2: Knysna

    After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we 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: The Rex Hotel or similar

  3. DAY 3: Knysna to Oudtshoorn

    Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, 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. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account).

    OVERNIGHT: Hlangana Lodge or similar – bed and breakfast

  4. DAY 4: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

    There is an option (for own account) to 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, the journey continues 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 travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago. Here you will disembark the tour and be transferred to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain.

    TOUR ENDS

Note

Departs on Sundays

Excluded: Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Gratuities; Visa fees; 3 Lunches and 2 dinners

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