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Garden  Route Fly - inn   4/5 Days

 
 
       
 

*Guided or Self-drive*

 
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This tour can begin in Cape Town, Durban or  Johannesburg international Airports. For the budget traveler the Flight can be replaced with luxury, air-con coach transport departing from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

Tour Highlights Include:
 

Cango Caves -  Ostrich Ranch -  Cango Wildlife Ranch -  Knysna  - Plettenberg Bay - Natures Valley  - Tsitsikamma Forests - Mossel Bay

DAY 1  Guests arrive at George Airport at around 12h00. On arrival you will be met by a representative from Explore The Garden Route and your tour will begin.

Arriving in  Knysna, there is time to discover the craftsmen, who have settled in the area from every corner of South Africa. This region has a tremendous range of arts and crafts, in all mediums.  We wind up the day with a sunset lagoon cruise on the beautiful Knysna Lagoon. Overnight in Knysna.

DAY 2  After breakfast at the Knysna Quays, we head on to Plettenberg Bay and Natures Valley. Originally named Bahia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) by the first Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay more than lives up to its name as you spend the day in its environs, experiencing your choice of the 101 delights available in the area.  

The coastal road we follow wends it's way along steep river gorges, over spectacular mountain passes and through dense indigenous forests and ferns. We visit the tiny settlement of Nature's Valley, one of the loveliest havens of tranquility along the Garden Route. Our exploration of this ancient forest  leads through the tangle of trees, ferns and creepers and the the undisputed monarch of the forest -  gigantic Outeniqua Yellowwoods.

Optional activities include: Monkeyland,  Birds of Eden, the Keurbooms River Cruise or the Knysna Elephant Park.

DAY 3  Free day to explore Knysna and surrounds. There are a number of options. The energetic can follow a horse trail through the forest, canoe a river trail or play a round of golf. The angler can go exciting deep-sea fishing.

The bird-watcher can observe exquisite birdlife in the forest, mountain, fynbos and coastal habitats. There is the Featherbed Bay Reserve to explore with its incredible richness of flora and seabirds.  Overnight in Knysna.

DAY 4  Finding our way into the unique Klein Karoo by way of the superb Outeniqua Pass, we travel through a string of picturesque small towns set in this uniquely beautiful scenery. We arrive in the town of Oudtshoorn, principal centre of the Klein Karoo and undisputed "ostrich capital" of the world. Our itinerary includes a visit to a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm where, amidst enormous flocks of these strange birds, we are shown their development from the one kg egg to the 100 kg adult.

We then visit one of the great wonders of Africa - the subterranean wonderland of Cango Caves. For a tour of this vast sequence of caverns, each filled with astonishing formations of glittering dripstones.

A visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch will reveal cheetahs, lions, tigers, crocodiles and much more. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

DAY 5  We head down to Mossel Bay. Enjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island to view seals, whales and sometimes the Great White Shark or We also explore the Diaz Museum. We drop of our guests at 12h00 George Airport for your onward flight. 

This itinerary can be a four day or five day tour. If travelers wish to do a 4 day tour, then day 3 of the above itinerary will fall away.

Guided Tour:

Included: Accommodation (3/4 star), breakfasts; ground transportation and driver/guide;  boat cruise on the Knysna Lagoon; Cango Caves; Cango Wildlife Ranch; Cango Ostrich Ranch;  Mossel Bay morning activities, tourism levies and sales tax.   

Excluded: Airfares (Coach fares) lunches; dinners; optional activities & excursions, alcoholic drinks; tips and personal items.

Self Drive Tour:

Included:  Accommodation only (3/4 star)  with breakfasts. Booking fee, entry to activities as per itinerary.

Excluded: Car rental (See Rates Here) fuel, tolls, lunches, dinners.

 

 Knysna

 Plettenberg Bay

 Oudtshoorn

 Garden Route Sunset

 Mossel Bay

 
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