3 Night Garden Route Tour (PE to CPT)
About 3 Night Garden Route Tour (PE to CPT)
Enjoy a fabulous three night, four day Garden Route tour, taking you from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in style.
Day 1: Port Elizabeth – Garden Route – Tsitsikamma National Park – Knysna
Depart Port Elizabeth at 09h00. Our first stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley towering some one hundred and thirty nine metres above the river. We visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for 'The place of much water' stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Then we traverse through magnificently scenic river valley passes to Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Continue to Knysna. We join a sundowner cruise on the lagoon.
- Overnight at Fish Eagle Lodge or similar. Dinner included.
Day 2: Knysna – George – Oudtshoorn
Spend the morning in Knysna visiting the “Heads” etc. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc. This afternoon we experience some of the most magical views on the Garden Route and Wilderness National Park and scenic viewpoints along the way. We travel over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo where we visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, an endangered species breeding facility extraordinaire. Then travel to our hotel.
- Overnight at La Plume Guest House. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 3: Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay
After breakfast we visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some unique experiences including ostrich racing. A ride on a back of an ostrich is not for the fainthearted. We visit the Cango caves, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprises an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Visit Oudtshoorn, also called the "Feather capital" of the world, as over ninety percent of the world's ostrich farms are found here. Continue to Mossel Bay.
- Overnight at the Point Hotel. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 4: Mossel Bay – Swellendam – Hermanus – Cape Town
We visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree and the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Continue to Hermanus, the best place in the World to spot Whales from land – (July to Dec). After lunch depart for Cape Town via the beautiful coastal route between Hermanus and Gordon’s Bay, arriving late afternoon.
- Breakfast included
- Minimum stay: 3 Days
Activity/entrance fees include:
- Post Office Tree Museum
- Ostrich Farm
- Cango Caves Standard Tour
- Cango Wildlife Ranch entrance
- Sundowner Cruise
- Big Tree
- Tsitsikamma National Park Conservation Fee
- Full breakfast
Lunches are an optional extra.
3 Night Garden Route Tour (PE to CPT) Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling