UPDATED ROUTE! The Garden Route's extraordinary beauty complements the contrast of the adjacent semi-arid valley, called the Little Karoo.
The tour offers natural wonders such as the Cango Caves and its ideal habitat for ostrich farming makes it the ostrich Mecca of the world.
Running along a scenic stretch of coastline, the Garden Route is an ever changing landscape. Beginning in Cape Town and ending in Port Elizabeth. This tour offers many spectacular sights, from fields of colourful wild flowers to shorelines dotted with beaches and bays. Destinations: Hermanus, Mossel bay, Post Office Tree, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, George, Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms' River Mouth.
This Garden Route Tour is running parallel to the Western Cape Coastline, and is known for its tranquility, lovely cosy beaches, magnificent mountains and passes, the deep blue lakes and it's indigenous forests and in stark contrast we experience the semi-desert Little Karoo featuring natural wonders such as the Cango Caves.
This tour and mini Safari allows one to experience both the beauty of the famous Garden Route as well as the semi-desert Karoo - thus introducing the traveller to scenic beauty of extreme contrast. We explore the dramatic coastline of the Garden Route then turn inland to experience the Karoo and the Swartberg mountains.
This is all about contrasts; the lush Garden Route in stark contrast with the arid Great Karoo. The first part takes us along the green Garden Route. From here to the Addo Elephant Park and the Great Karoo. Spectacular mountains, white beaches, a prodigious floral kingdom and sapphire sea contrasting with the lunar-like Great Karoo.
The coastline between Cape Town and Durban encompasses lush, sub-tropical eastern KwaZulu Natal, the Wild Coast with Xhosa huts dotted around the ridges, to the mountains, lakes, cliffs and dense indigenous forests of the Cape South Coast, aptly called the Garden Route, the beauty and vegetation will captivate even the well traveled.
This tour Is designed for those travelers who do not have much time, but would like to experience some of the most extiting parts South Africa has to offer. We visit the Garden Route and the famous Kruger National Park with over a hundred species of the wildlife of Africa! The adjacent scenic Panorama Route is our final stop-over.
At Southern Circle Tours & Safaris we offer a comprehensive array of guided tours and longer packages. From a countrywide network of scheduled tours with guaranteed departures, specialised group travel and tailor-made itinerary design, to your dream wedding package that will be the envy of your friends! We arrange your entire holiday from the time you arrive with us in Africa until you unfortunately have to return home.
For nearly 400 years, Robben Island - set in the Atlantic Ocean some 12 kilometres from Cape Town - was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society.
During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its brutality. The duty of those who ran the Island and its prison was to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their convictions.
Southern Circle Tours and Safaris is an inbound Tour Operator specialising in luxury tailor-made tours and daily excursions departing from Cape Town, South Africa. Whether you are a seasoned traveler in the Western Cape or a first time visitor to Cape Town and the garden Route, we can take you to places and areas that you have not been to before in the comfort of a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
A serial site - in Cape Province, South Africa - made up of eight protected areas, covering 553,000-ha, the Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world. It represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa but is home to nearly 20% of the continent's flora. The site displays outstanding ecological and biological processes associated with the Fynbos vegetation, which is unique to the Cape Floral Region. The outstanding diversity, density and endemism of the flora are among the highest worldwide.