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Tour Description

Between Cape Town in the south, and Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Cape coast, runs an astoundingly beautiful stretch of coastline, the Garden Route, our own Garden of Eden.

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Tour Overview

Between Cape Town in the south, and Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Cape coast, runs an astoundingly beautiful stretch of coastline, the Garden Route, our own Garden of Eden. For four exceptional days, we’ll take you from the spectacle of the world-renowned Cango Caves to the flamboyant ostriches on one of our vast feather farms. We’ll journey to the famed Knysna Lagoon, the oyster capital of South Africa. Meandering along the coastline, it’s on with those walking shoes for an inspiring stroll through the Tsitsikamma National Park. Come along the Garden Route, and enjoy the extreme beauty of both coast and forest, set against the real curiosity of the inland landscapes and experiences.

Itinerary

Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese.

Distance travelled today: 392 kms

Accommodation: Swartberg Hotel or similar

After breakfast we continue our journey through the spectacular Meiringspoort Pass and Waterfall, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty. The winding road takes us through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour.

Distance travelled today: 100 kms          

Accommodation: La Plume Guest House or similar

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting) , where you 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.

Distance travelled today: 134 kms          

Accommodation: The Rex Hotel or similar

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends upon arrival in Port Elizabeth.

Distance travelled today: 274 kms          

Guests may disembark at Port Elizabeth Airport on request and can safely book a flight to depart from 3:00pm onwards.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 4 Days | 3 Nights
  • Start Location: Cape Town
  • End Location: Port Elizabeth
  • Pax: 2-25 guests per vehicle (usually smaller groups)
  • Departure time: 07h30 to 08h00
  • Language: All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates.
  • Accommodation: 3 to 4 star Hotels
  • Vehicle: Luxury Sedan / Minibus/ Coach
  • Baggage Allowed: One medium suitcase and one shoulder bag
  • Departure:  Selected Mondays
    2019: Jan 14, 28 / Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 / March 4, 11, 18 ,25 / April 1, 15, 29 / May 13, 27 / June 10, 24 / July 8, 22 / Aug 5, 19 / Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 / Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 / Dec 2, 16
  • Standard Room Rate – sharing: R 11 400 per person sharing (valid until 31/12/2019)

    Superior Room Rate – sharing: R 11 800 per person sharing (valid until 31/12/2019)

  • Standard Room Rate – single: R 13 000 single rate (valid until 31/12/2019)

    Superior Room Rate – single: R 13 650 single rate (valid until 31/12/2019)

    Please enquire for winter rates May-Aug 2019

Included:  3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 3 nights accommodation.

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