Discover the glories of South Africa’s famed Garden Route on this magical trip from Cape Town. The Garden Route is so called because it runs through a lush landscape of thick woodland and fragrant bush along the Western Cape coastline – a marked contrast to the dry grasslands of so much of Africa.
This delightful 6-day tour takes you beneath towering mountains, along rocky coasts, past forest and fynbos (bush), lakes and lagoons, and breathtakingly beautiful bays and beaches.
Against this scenic backdrop you’ll enjoy special treats such as historic architecture, spectacular caverns, wine-tasting and wonderful wildlife.
From Cape Town travel to Oudtshoorn, center of the world’s ostrich farming industry. Admire the coastlines of Knysna and Tsitsikamma and stop at lovely Plettenberg Bay. Marvel at Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world and the location for a dizzyingly high bungy jump.
Your tour ends at Port Elizabeth – the “friendly city” – and you may find yourself making a solemn promise to return to this gorgeous part of the world as soon as possible!
Monday, subject to availabilityDuration
6 days, 5 nightsStart time
8:15am – 8:30am
Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels in City Centre, Green Point or Sea Point, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.
Same as the start point
There are two options for your 6-Day Garden Route Tour (subject to availability at the time of booking). On the Superior Option there is a combination of 3 and 4 star hotels, guest houses and lodges. The Standard Option uses 3 star accommodation hotels, lodges or guest houses.
Day 1: Cape Town – Prince Albert
At the start of your 6-Day Garden Route Tour you will be picked up from your hotel in the City Center, Green Point or Sea Point. You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking guide. You will traverse through the mesmerizing Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains enjoying wine tasting along the route. You will then continue to Matjiesfontein, which was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. You will then continue to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese.
You will stay the night at Prince Albert. Dinner is payable direct.
Day 2: Prince Albert – Oudtshoorn
You will enjoy breakfast (included) before visiting an awestruck Meiringspoort Pass with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty, as the road winds its way through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Further more you will be continuing to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. In the afternoon, you will get to visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour.
You will stay the night at Oudtshoorn and dinner is included in your package.
Day 3: Oudtshoorn – Knysna
After breakfast (included) you will continue over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and the King Edward VII Library building, said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. You next travel via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort with beautiful beaches. In the afternoon you’ll reach Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. You will be taken to a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve you will enjoy panoramic views while munching on lip smacking lunch (included) under the milkwood trees. The afternoon being at leisure for you to explore the town at your own paceWe booked.
You will stay the night at Knysna. Dinner is payable direct.
Day 4: Knysna
You will now get to explore the beautiful Knysna area. Your journey will include visit to the Garden of Eden set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction being the forest, with beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. You are also taken to the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. You will next head towards the famous Eastern Head. You are then taken to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. You get to spend the remainder of the afternoon at your own pace for an activity of your own.
You will stay the night at Knysna. Dinner is payable direct.
Day 5: Knysna – Tsitsikamma
After enjoying breakfast (included), you travel to lovely Plettenberg Bay before continuing to Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. Your journey continues to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world, currently offering the highest commercially operated Bungy Jump in the world. Visit the Tsitsikamma Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 80 km (48 miles) of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes. Feast your eyes on the full splendor of diverse “fynbos” species ranging from various protea species as well as “cone bush” and “pin cushions”.
You will stay in the Tsitsikamma area. Dinner is payable direct.
Day 6: Tsitsikamma – Port Elizabeth
After breakfast (included), head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. Enjoy a city orientation tour of Port Elizabeth. Your tour ends at Port Elizabeth and you can ask to be dropped at Port Elizabeth airport if you wish.
Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
You will be travelling together in a luxury vehicle with a professional guide providing a fantastic quality holiday experience. You do have the choice of accommodation options, which may be offered at the same hotel, or at different hotels in the same vicinity.
This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 8 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.
All departures are in English. Our supplier needs at least xx people on the tour to be able to go ahead. Accommodation is on twin-share basis. There is also a single supplement rate which will apply should you have a third person travelling.
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