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Garden Route Uncovered

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Trip Length

5 days

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All year round
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Garden Route Uncovered

Embark on a 4-day escorted Garden Route tour along one of the most beautiful stretches of South Africa’s coastline stretching between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches, beautiful bays and vividly coloured wildflowers delight the eye. Visit Oudtshoorn, known for its large ostrich farming industry and home to the Cango Caves. Enjoy a lagoon boat trip and visit a free-flight bird sanctuary as well as the inspiring Tsitsikamma National Park! HIGHLIGHTS: Route 62 Ostrich Safari & Cango Caves Picturesque Garden Route Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River

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Embark on a 4-day escorted Garden Route tour along one of the most beautiful stretches of South Africa’s coastline stretching between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches, beautiful bays and vividly coloured wildflowers delight the eye. Visit Oudtshoorn, known for its large ostrich farming industry and home to the Cango Caves. Enjoy a lagoon boat trip and visit a free-flight bird sanctuary as well as the inspiring Tsitsikamma National Park! HIGHLIGHTS: Route 62 Ostrich Safari & Cango Caves Picturesque Garden Route Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River

Itinerary

Day 1

Route 62

Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included in cost). 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 a delicious dinner.

Take in the Famous Route 62 on route to your first stop, Oudtshoorn

Activities

  • Ostrich Farm Guided Tour

Accommodation

Overnight Surval Boutique Olive Estate (standard room) or similar

  • Dinner included
  • If you enjoy luxury and sophisticated elegance, Surval Boutique Olive Estate will delight you. Savour the sights and sounds of Oudtshoorn from Surval, perfectly positioned on Route 62. It is an exceptional working farm offering superb accommodation and uncompromising levels of service.
Day 2

Cango Caves or Elephant Feeding Experience

Spend the day on safari, with a choice of 2 Activities: Cango Caves / Cango Ostrich Farm / Cango Wildlife Ranch / Wine Tasting, Lunch, Elephant Feeding Experience!

Witness The Cango Caves or get up close and personal with an Elephant Feeding Experience!

Activities

  • Cango Caves
  • Cango Ostrich Farm

Optional Activities

  • Cango Wildlife Ranch
  • Wine Tasting
  • Elephant Feeding Experience

Accommodation

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

  • Unique, understated elegance in luxury tent accommodation. With mountains as backdrop and a magnificent waterhole at your doorstep, it's the closest you will get to the wild of the Klein Karoo.
Day 3

Plettenberg Bay Exploration

Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world. Embark on a Knysna lagoon boat trip before proceeding to Plettenberg Bay.

Arrive at your accommodation where you shall spend the following two nights. Plenty of time to freshen up before dinner at the lodge.

Experience The Cango Caves for yourself before a fun filled boat cruise along the Knysna Lagoon

Activities

  • Dinner At Zinzi Restaurant

Accommodation

Hunters Country House

  • Terrace Rooms
  • An intimate, thatched 25 square metre bedroom with king/twin beds, half bathroom en-suite with french doors leading onto outdoor patio seating area. Each room is equipped with an air conditioner, mini bar, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, flat screen TV with DVD player and bespoke amenities.
Day 4

Plettenberg Bay Exploration

After breakfast, you have a chance to visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed on a horse-drawn carriage trip followed by a wine tasting on the Plettenberg Bay wine route.

Optional: Marine Encounter boat trip (weather and time permitting; additional charge) before returning to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner.

Time to visit The Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world

Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Whale Watching

Optional Activities

  • Gourmet Picnic

Accommodation

Hunter’s Country House

  • Ideally situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape.
  • Accommodation consists of a variety of cottage suites, each equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, internet access and a private patio. Certain suites have their own plunge pools. -Guests can enjoy a range of delicious meals at either of the on-site restaurants. Other amenities offered are a large pool with loungers to relax on, a children’s playground and a lounge with a fireplace.
Day 5

Tsitsikama National Park - Port Elizabeth

Journey along the final leg of the Garden Route Tour to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park – ‘garden of the Garden Route’. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge offering incredible views.

The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth at approximately 18h00 with drop-off at the hotel or airport.

Your final African breakfast before exploring the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park

Activities

  • Storms River Walk
  • Hiking & Nature Walks

Optional Activities

  • Bungee Jumping

Accommodation

  • Breakfast Included before departure

What's Included

Accommodation

All Accommodation as per itinerary

Ground Transport

Ground Transfers as per itinerary

Fees

All Park and Entry Fees

Flights

All International/Domestic Flights are excluded but can be arranged on request

Meals

Meals as specified in itinerary

Created by
Marylyn Maposa

I have been in the travel and hospitality industry for 8 years in South Africa and United Arab Emirates. In the last four years, my key focus has been on safari based travel, with a world-renowned African Safari Travel Company. I graduated from the University of South Africa with a BCom in Tourism Management. I am now a Co-owner and founder of an African Safari Tour Operator, Maps Tours and Travel.

For me travel has always been my passion, my first love. My whole life’s been geared towards travel. My number one priority is my customers. I go above and beyond to ensure my clients are happy and their vacation becomes a dream come true! My long-standing relationships with top industry suppliers allow me to provide extraordinary variety — from small, comfortable hotels, to world-class luxury resorts, to exclusive, intimate hideaways — all at extremely competitive prices. Connect with me and let's start planning your next African adventure!

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