DAY 1 Port Elizabeth – Garden Route – Knysna
You depart from Port Elizabeth, also called the ‘Friendly City’ towards the Garden Route and along the N2 national route. Arrive at Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer bridge across the valley towering some one hundred and thirty- nine metres above the river.
Now truly in the Garden Route, our next stop is at Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for the place of much water). The park stretches over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterized by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches, and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. 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 metres (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 of the Garden Route 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. We overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge in Knysna.
DAY 2 Garden Route – George – Oudtshoorn
You travel along the lake areas and the Wilderness National Park, a picturesque part of the Garden Route. It leads us to the scenic Outeniqua Pass and to Oudsthoorn, also known as the ‘Feather Capital’ of the world, as by far the largest concentration of ostrich farms in the world are found here. You visit the Cango caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites.
An optional visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch can be done. The Ranch encompasses of over 90 different animal species. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public. It gives each species a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues.
We Overnight at La Plume Lodge outside Oudtshoorn.
DAY 3 Oudtshoorn – ROUTE 62 – Cape Town
After an early start you visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences with these strange birds.
You travel via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to the Wine regions of Montague, Robertson and the Breede Valley Wine – heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers. You visit one of the many Wine Estates in these areas for a wine tasting. Your route to Cape Town takes you over the Du Toitskloof Pass and Paarl where we arrive late afternoon.
Other Garden Route tours with different departure points and / or duration you may be interested in:
- 3-Day Garden Route Tour, departing from Cape Town – Port Elizabeth.
- 4-Day Garden Route Tour departing from Cape Town ending in Port Elizabeth.
- 4-Day Garden Route Tour departing from Port Elizabeth ending in Cape Town.
- 5-Day Garden Route and Karoo Tour including a wildlife experience departing from and returning to Cape Town.
- 6-Day Garden Route and Great Karoo Tour with 3 wildlife experiences departing from and returning to Cape Town.
- 6-Day Garden Route and Wild Coast Tour departing from Cape Town ending in Durban
From R7340.00 p/p
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|Departure Point||Port Elizabeth – Hotels and guesthouses in and around the city bowl|
|Duration||3 Days (Departing Daily at 09h00 from Port Elizabeth)|
|Exclusions||Lunches, costs of a personal nature|
|Inclusions||Accommodation in 4 star type lodges, breakfasts and dinners, entrances, conservation fees, guided touring in our 8 seater luxury microbuses.|
|Location||Port Elizabeth – Knysna – George – Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay – Cape Town|
|Price From||From ZAR 7 340.00 per person sharing. Discounts for groups of 4 and more people, and during certain off-peak periods are available. In AVAILABILITY AND PRICE enter the number of people travelling and the month of travel to get the per person rate and a deposit amount when available.|
|Return Point||Most hotels and guesthouses in and around the city bowl in Cape Town|
|What to Wear||Comfortable clothing, Well worn-in walking shoes, Warmer clothing for the evenings|