Garden Route Classic

THE NITTY GRITTY

4 Days – Scheduled or Private 

 

Embark on a journey of the renowned Garden Route with mountains that crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, quint villages and flora to delight the eye. Visit Oudtshoorn, home to the Cango Caves, cruise along the serene Keurbooms River and the great Storms River mouth within the Tsitsikamma National Park.

TOUR INFORMATION

English tour guide, entrance fees applicable to itinerary

Meals:
3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
Highlights:
Route 62
Ostrich Safari & Cango Caves
Picturesque Garden Route
Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River

ITINERARY

4 Days from Cape Town

 

Day 1:

Cape Town to Oudtshoorn via Route 62

Cape Town

Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62, meandering your way through the countryside and quint villages to Barrydale.

Route 62

After lunch (to own account) continue to Oudtshoorn, the “feather capital” of the world.

Oudtshoorn

Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner.

 

Overnight Hlangana Lodge (standard room) or similar | Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2:

Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay via Knysna

Oudtshoorn

Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves, one of the natural wonders of the world, before departing for Knysna.

Knysna

Enjoy some leisure time at the Knysna Waterfront before proceeding to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay.

Plettenberg Bay

Embark on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River before arriving at your accommodation for the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge.

 

Overnight Hog Hollow Country Lodge (standard room) or similar | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 3:

Plettenberg Bay area

Plettenberg Bay

After breakfast visit Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to Hog Hollow Horse Trails for a horse-drawn carriage and wine tasting experience followed by lunch (to own account). Return to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner. Optional: discuss the availability of additional activities on offer in the area with your guide.

 

Overnight Hog Hollow Country Lodge (standard room) or similar | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 4:

Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth

Plettenberg Bay

Journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park – Garden of the Garden Route. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers incredible views.

Port Elizabeth

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

 

Meals: Breakfast

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Garden Route Classic

Tour Excludes:
Lunch
General Information:
Bring your swimsuit / bathing costume. We recommend some warm clothes – even in summer it can get chilly at sea. We highly recommend guests who are prone to any kind of motion sickness (or are unsure if they are) to use anti-nausea medication well in advance.