4 Days - 1 Country
Between Cape Town in the south, and East London on the Eastern Cape coast, runs an astoundingly beautiful stretch of coastline, the Garden Route, our own Garden of Eden.
Day 1 - (Wed) Oudtshoorn
We depart by 07h30 from Cape Town and travel on to Stellenbosch for further collections. We then continue via the town of Montagu on the scenic ‘Route 62’ to the pretty village of Barrydale where we stop for tea (own account). Then it’s on to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ thanks to its huge ostrich industry. After a fascinating tour of an ostrich farm, we continue to our Oudtshoorn hotel for check in and overnight.
Accommodation: Queens Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 480 kms**Memorable Moment: Cape Route 62 will take you along the longest wine route in the Western Cape and most likely the whole world. Innovation and pride, combined with a terrain and mild climate that are harmoniously balanced, results in the prominence of the outstanding wines on Cape Route 62.**
Day 2 - (Thu) Knysna (BB, D)
This morning we go underground to marvel at the icy formations in the Cango Caves, regarded, for good reason, as one of South Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders. We then drive via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the town of George, then onto Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route. Spend the rest of the day discovering the joys of the town’s many art galleries, craft shops and coffee bars.
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar Distance travelled today: 200 kms
Day 3 - (Fri) Knysna (BB, L)
Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon then visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches surrounding it. After lunch spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying this lovely and special town. Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar Distance travelled today: 20 kms
Day 4 - (Sat) Port Elizabeth (BB)
This morning we explore part of the glorious indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest and enjoy spectacular coastal views from the Storms River mouth. We continue on to Port Elizabeth to arrive mid-afternoon. The tour ends at approximately 14h30 at the airport or at a central hotel. Distance travelled today: 315 kms
3 Nights' Accommodation
3 Breakfasts | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner
Conservation Levy and Park Fees
(Please note that conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice and is at the discretion of the game park.) * Guests may start the tour from Stellenbosch
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