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Luxury 4 star Garden Route tour (6 Days)


From R22 500 pp*
(* 10 pax +) | View all pricing | German Flag  Available in German

 

Regions visited  Garden Route | Tour duration  6 Day Tour

Included

Included in this tour Meals
Included in this tour Transport: vehicle, fuel, and toll fees
Included in this tour Registered / qualified tourist guide
Included in this tour Driver (for guided tour groups bigger than 10 people)
Included in this tour Accommodation
Included in this tour Entrance fees

Excluded

Excluded from price All lunches and dinners are for clients own account.
Excluded from price Optional activities
Excluded from price Travel insurance

The tour operates all year round with a minimum of two persons. For single travelers who would like to do this as a private tour please contact us for a quotation.

Please note that the tour starts with a full-day tour of the city and its surrounds. Meet and greet can be organized as well as the first nights’ accommodation and transfer to your hotel. Please contact us if you require these services.

HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Harold Porter Nature Reserve, Land based whale spotting (June – December), Rotary drive (Walker Bay viewpoint), Wine tasting (Hemel en Aarde Valley).
OPTIONAL:
Whale watching adventure on the open sea

Day 2: Famous Route 62, Swellendam (South Africa’s third oldest town), Tradouw pass, Huisrivier pass, Port & wine tasting

Day 3: Ostrich show farm, Schoemanshoek Valley, Cango Caves, Visit the Wildlife Ranch including two wildlife encounters of your choice (cheetah, lemur, serval, snake, tegu or crocodile cage diving)

Day 4: Outeniqua Pass, Wilderness, Sunset sail on the Knysna estuary, The Heads viewpoint

Day 5: Bloukrans Bridge, Tsitsikamma National Park, Hiking and beautiful photo opportunities, Visit to the big Yellow wood tree, Indigenous forest.
OPTIONAL:
Bungy jumping at Bloukrans bridge

Day 6: Big 5 safari - Addo Elephant National park, Port Elizabeth

DETAILED ITINERARY

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Day 1: Cape Town - Hermanus, 150km

We depart from Cape Town and take the beautiful coastal drive (Clarens drive) towards Hermanus. The route is well-known for its natural beauty, white sandy beaches, majestic mountains, a rich diversity in plant life and excellent wines. We visit beautiful waterfalls and learn about the indigenous flora at Harold Porter Nature Reserve.

During whale season there are several opportunities to spot whales from the numerous vantage points along Hermanus’ elevated rocky coastline (the best land-based viewing point in the world for whale–watching). We conclude the day with wine tasting at one of the well-known estates in the Hemel en Aarde valley (meaning – “Heaven and Earth”) followed by a drive up the mountain for a majestic view over Hermanus and the spectacular Walker Bay.

Route Cape Town – Strand – Gordon’s Bay – Clarens drive - Rooiels – Pringle Bay – Betty’s Bay – Kleinmond – Hermanus
Highlights
  • Harold Porter Nature Reserve
  • Land based whale spotting (June – December)
  • Rotary drive (Walker Bay viewpoint)
  • Wine tasting (Hemel en Aarde Valley)
Optional
  • Whale watching adventure on the open sea
Accommodation Hermanus, Harbour House Hotel
Meals No meals included
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Day 2: Hermanus - Oudtshoorn, 350km

This is a day of changing landscapes and beautiful contrasts. We leave the coastal areas and travel towards the Klein Karoo. Klein meaning “small” and Karoo is an old Khoi San word meaning “Land of thirst”. We travel through the third oldest town in South Africa, Swellendam and cross into the Klein Karoo via the very scenic Tradouw pass. Keep your eyes open for the Blue crane, South Africa’s national bird which is known to be found in this area.

This route brings you to the famous Route62, known as the longest wine route in the world! Crossing the beautiful Huisrivier pass with its magnificent geological rock formations we head into Calitzdorp, well known as the Port Capital of South Africa. We stop at Boplaas wine estate for port tasting. A short drive brings you to the feather capital of the world, Oudtshoorn.

Route Hermanus – Stanford – Riviersonderend – Swellendam – Tradouw pass – Barrydale – Ladismith – Huisrivier pass – Calitzdorp – Oudtshoorn
Highlights
  • Famous Route 62
  • Swellendam (South Africa’s third oldest town)
  • Tradouw pass
  • Huisrivier pass
  • Port & wine tasting
Accommodation Oudtshoorn, Mooiplaas Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast included
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Day 3: Oudsthoorn and surrounds 60km

We will be spending the day around the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, which is situated between the spectacular Swartberg and Outeniqua passes. We visit one of the many ostrich show farms in the area and learn about this fascinating bird, which played such a big economic role in this town. The tranquil Schoemanshoek Valley leads us to the world renowned Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn oldest and most popular attraction.

To date three systems of limestone caverns have been discovered and a part of these magical caves will be explored by us!

Route Cape Town – Paarl – Franschhoek – Stellenbosch – Cape Town  
Highlights
  • Ostrich show farm
  • Schoemanshoek Valley
  • Cango Caves
  • Visit the Wildlife Ranch including two wildlife encounters of your choice (cheetah, lemur, serval, snake, tegu or crocodile cage diving)
Accommodation Oudtshoorn, Mooiplaas Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast included
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Day 4: Oudtshoorn - Knysna 150km

The road from Oudtshoorn towards the Garden Route leads us to the spectacular Outeniqua pass! After a brief photo stop, we travel through George and the winding Kaaimans pass, towards the beautiful coastal town of Wilderness, which is well known for its un-spoilt sandy beaches. 

We head for one of South Africa’s favourite towns, Knysna, where you have a bit of time to explore the waterfront before heading to our accommodation.  We end the day with a relaxing, late-afternoon sunset sail on the Knysna estuary.

Route Oudtshoorn – Outeniqua pass - George – Kaaimans pass – Wilderness – Sedgefield – Knysna
Highlights
  • Outeniqua Pass
  • Wilderness
  • Sunset sail on the Knysna estuary
  • The Heads viewpoint
Accommodation Knysna, The Rex Hotel
Meals Breakfast included
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Day 5: Knysna – Addo Elephant Park

The lush vegetation, mountains, lagoons, rivers, beaches, and sea combine to make the Garden Route a visual treat.  We leave Knysna and travel further along the coast, passing coastal towns and picturesque estuaries.  On the other side of Plettenberg Bay the Bloukrans Bridge crosses a deep ravine, which is the site of the world’s highest bungee jumps from a bridge, a full 216m in height.

Next, we visit one of South Africa’s national parks, Tsitsikamma National Park.  Tsitsikamma means “place of the sparkling waters”. With its rugged coast, thriving indigenous forest, panoramic views, and abundance of fresh water from streams, this park is a paradise to visitors.  There will be time for different hiking trails and taking pictures, afterwards we’ll have a light lunch at the restaurant with its views over the sea. 

Route Knysna – Plettenberg Bay – Bloukrans Bridge (bungy jumping) – Tsitsikamma National Park – Stormsriver – Addo Elephant Park
Highlights
  • Bloukrans Bridge
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Hiking and beautiful photo opportunities
  • Visit to the big Yellow wood tree
  •  Indigenous forest
Optional
  • Bungy jumping at Bloukrans bridge
Accommodation Addo Elephant Park, Camp Figtree
Meals Breakfast & dinner included
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Day 6: Addo Elephant Park – Port Elizabeth 100km

After an early breakfast you will be collected at 8am for a four-hour game drive in the Addo Elephant Park. The Big 5 is difficult to spot, but the landscape combined with the animals, makes this an unforgettable experience! There is a possibility to spot Lion, Buffalo, Black Rhino, leopard, elephant and, much other smaller game, such as Kudu, Warthog and many bird species.  After returning to the lodge you will have the opportunity to have lunch before heading to historical Port Elizabeth, also known as “The Friendly City”, and we come to the end of a memorable tour.  

Route Addo Elephant Park – Port Elizabeth
Highlights
  • Big 5 safari - Addo Elephant National park
  • Port Elizabeth
Meals Breakfast included
 
               
  2 - 3 PAX 4 – 5 PAX 6 - 7 PAX 8 – 9 PAX 10+ PAX
 
R40, 550.00
R29, 450.00
R25, 400.00
R23, 850.00
R22, 550.00
 

* German Flag Tour available in German (additional R750 per day)
* Prices are estimates only – please enquiry with your travel dates for an exact quotation
* Group Size: Min 2 people, large groups can be accommodated.
* Prices per person sharing (rates valid until 30/09/2020)

 
               

 
 

Included

Excluded / Optional

 

Meals
Breakfasts where specified.
Dinner excluding drinks on day 5.

Transport: vehicle, fuel, and toll fees
Luxury vehicle will be used. The type of vehicle will depend on the group size. All our vehicles have operating licenses and ample passenger liability insurance.Fuel and toll fees are included.

Registered / qualified tourist guide

Driver (for guided tour groups bigger than 10 people)
All our drivers are licensed and have professional driving permits.

Accommodation
We have selected 4-star accommodation establishments for this tour.  The establishments we use at each destination are stipulated on the itinerary above.
Prices are per person sharing. A single supplement applies.

Entrance fees
All entrance fees to cited highlights on the itinerary.

Meals
All lunches and dinners are for clients own account.

Optional activities
All optional activities are excluded. Please let us know if you are interested in any of the optional activities listed. Choosing an optional activity might exclude a tour highlight due to time constraints.

Travel insurance
All travel and medical insurances are excluded, and it is recommended that travellers arrange this before they travel.

 

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