The fabulous Garden Route is a highlight of any trip to South Africa and if you would like somebody else to take care of the driving while you concentrate on enjoying the scenery. Travel in an air-conditioned mini bus with an experienced driver guide and stay in comfortable accommodation. The tour gives you the opportunity to view the magnificent Cape Winelands, lush Route 62 and the Knysna region
Day 1: Cape Town, Route 62, Oudtshoorn
Day 2: Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay
Day 3: Garden Route
Day 4: Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma
Day 1: Cape Town, Route 62 & Oudtshoorn
Depart Cape Town at 08:00am and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch. Continue to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour.
Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner. Dinner and overnight
accommodation in Oudtshoorn.
Day 2: Oudtshoorn, Knysna & Plettenberg Bay
Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world. Travel to the lagoon-side town of Knysna – gem of the Garden Route. Embark on an excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
The trip includes a ferry across the lagoon to the base of the western head, a drive to the top of the reserve and an optional 2.2 kilometre downhill nature trail walk. The tour ends with a delicious lunch served under the shade of the milkwood trees. On return to the mainland, continue your journey to Plettenberg Bay and check-in to your accommodation where you shall spend the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge.
Breakfast & dinner included.
Day 3: Plettenberg Bay
After breakfast visit Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world.
Under a two-hectare dome, the world’s largest aviary, Birds of Eden, is a safe and natural free-flight environment for African birds and a selection of smaller animals. An indigenous forest and a mysterious ruin with walk-behind waterfall provide these graceful creatures and their visitors with amusement.
Later, continue to Bramon Wine Estate and enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage whilst sipping on a glass of wine. The canopy protected carriage, with
drop down sides for protection from weather conditions, takes you on a
1-hour journey through the vineyards including wine tastings and an
informative cellar talk before returning to Bramon Restaurant for light
tapas. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner.
Breakfast & dinner included.
Day 4: Departure - Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma
After breakfast and check-out formalities, journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities.
The tour terminates in Port Elizabeth at approximately 4pm with drop-off at the airport or your Port Elizabeth based hotel.
Departs - Every Thursday
De Opstal Country Lodge OR Surval Boutique Olive Estate
Hog Hollow Country Lodge OR Hunter Country House
Accommodation with private facilities
Transport in air-conditioned luxury vehicle
Tours led by English-speaking Guide
Activities as specified
Meals as specified
What's not included?
Passport, visa & immigration fees
Airport arrival/departure taxes
Additional hotel nights
Travel protection plan
Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
Any items not mentioned as
Bookings for this tour must be a minimum of 2 passengers
per booking and a maximum of 16 passengers for each tour. Please contact
our consultants for further information.