DAY 1 Port Elizabeth – Garden Route – Knysna
You depart from Port Elizabeth, also called the 'Friendly City' along the N2 national route to the Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer bridge across the valley towering some one hundred and thirty- nine metres above the river.
Your next stop is at Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for the place of much water) stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterized by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches, and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. In the park you can do a relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms River. You now travel to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world's highest commercial bungee bridge and is the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world!
You visit Birds of Eden. This unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest), spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. It is currently home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. Travelling past Plettenberg Bay to Knysna on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the 'Heads'. The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the Lakeland and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc.You join a sundowner cruise on the lagoon and overnight in Knysna
DAY 2 George – Oudtshoorn
Spend the morning in Knysna visiting the “Heads” etc. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc. This afternoon you experience some of the most magical views on the Garden Route and Wilderness National Park and scenic viewpoints along the way. You travel over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo where you visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, an endangered species breeding facility extraordinaire. Then travel to our hotel.
DAY 3 Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay
After breakfast you visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some unique experiences including ostrich racing. A ride on a back of an ostrich is not for the fainthearted. You visit the Cango caves, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprises an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Visit Oudtshoorn, also called the "Feather capital" of the world, as over ninety percent of the world's ostrich farms are found here. Continue to Mossel Bay where you spend the night.
DAY 4 Swellendam – Hermanus – Cape Town
You visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree and the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Continue to Hermanus, the best place in the World to spot Whales from land – (July to Dec). After lunch you depart for Cape Town via the beautiful coastal route between Hermanus and Gordon’s Bay, arriving late afternoon.
|Duration||4 Days (Departing daily at 09h00 from Port Elizabeth)|
|What to bring||A hat protecting against the sun, sunscreen, camera|
|Departure point||All hotels as well as the local airport subject to timings|
|Exclusions||Lunches (provision for lunch stops is made), purchases of a personal kind such as artefacts.|
|Inclusions||Guided touring in luxury, air-conditioned eight seater microbuses, accommodation in luxury 4 star type small hotels/ lodges, breakfasts, dinners, entrances, activities mentioned, boat cruise, conservation fees|
|Price from||To find the price for your date of travel, kindly click on BOOK NOW, select your departure date and click on time slot. Then enter the number of people travelling to get the per person rate, the total and a deposit amount if available to book your tour.|
|Return point||All hotels in Cape Town|
|What to wear||Comfortable well worn-in clothing and walking shoes, Smart-casual wear is recommended in the evenings.|