Garden Route Tour
The well known garden route of the western Cape will always be an attraction. So, indulge yourself and come to South Africa and do a self drive tour or guided if you wish.
Please note: The itinerary can be changed so, feel free to request changes and we will do so.
Depart Cape Town on the N2 or the N1 (Season based) & drive through the Klein Karoo. Experience this semi-arid area, with its red soil & unique plant life and…..thousands of ostriches….
Optional Port Wine Tasting in Calitzdorp, Port Capital of Africa or, visit an ostrich farm (watch ostrich racing!), or visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and have your picture taken with the Cheetah. Crocodile cage dive optional.
Overnight at De Denne Guest Farm. www.dedenne.com
We recommend a hot air balloon trip over the Klein Karoo at sunrise, in the shadow of the Swartberg Mountains. Awesome!
At sunrise, experience the magic of watching families of meerkat awaken and go about their business in the little Karoo.
This is an opportunity to spend time CLOSE UP to these fascinating animal.
These walks are conducted by field researchers & conservationists.
Amazing photographic opportunities.
Then, before lunch, we take you to the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s natural wonders with an impressive collection of stalagmites and stalactites. www.cango–caves.co.za
Later we drive to Knysna, Oyster Capital of South Africa, via the breathtaking Outeniqua Mountain Pass. Catch a sunset cruise on the Estuary if we are on time. This is the best way to see the famous KNYSNA HEADS which guard the entrance of the enormous “lagoon”.
Overnight at either Knysna Country House or Belvidere Manor. http://knysnacountryhouse.co.za/
Take a dolphin/whale safari and see marine life in a licensed boat off Plettenberg Bay beach.
Take an tour at Botlierskop near George in an open safari vehicle and few wildlife.
OR…We can arrange for you to go walking through the indigenous forests with african elephant.
Other options include golf, kayaking, horse riding, cycling, hiking, quad-biking or shopping.
In the evening sample some of the freshest oysters you will find, at one of the Oyster Farms. Overnight in Knysna
Watch, or join in the fun, at the World’s Highest Bungi Jumping Facility (Bloukrans: 216 metres – 7 seconds free-fall)
Visit the world’s largest free flight bird aviary with a very impressive of exotic and indigenous species.
End the day walking in the Tsitsikamma coastal reserve, or a short cruise down the breathtaking gorge of the Storms River. Adventure options such as black-water tubing, abseiling, kayaking or tree-top canopy tours.
Overnight at Knysna on the garden route.
Transfer to Port Elizabeth for shopping or sight seeing before your connecting flight.
Transfer to George airport for the connecting flight home, Sun City or Kruger Park.
Transfer to a luxury lodge near Addo National Park, Gorah, Shamwari Game Reserve, Kwandwe, Kariega or Bushman Sands. Catch “The Big Five” on camera, and fly the next day from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg or Durban to continue your holiday.
Return to Cape Town with an overnight stop in Mossel Bay. Use the Outeniqua Steam Train to get there, with a little help from our vehicle or drive straight there and visit the Famous Dias Museum Complex.
Return to Cape Town with an overnight stop at the Garden Route Game Lodge, Sanbona, or Botlierskop. Or if you spend the night in the picturesque town of Montagu, on your last day you will have the opportunity of doing the famous tractor ride that takes you high into the mountains of the Langeberge PLUS… you can enjoy lunch in the Robertson district , including an optional boat cruise on the Breede River before getting back to Cape Town.