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Garden  Route  Explorer  Tour   4 Days

 
 
       
 

*Guided or Self-drive*

 
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Tour Highlights Include:
 

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

DAY 1  Guests leave Cape Town early and travel through some of the wine-producing valleys of the Western Cape. Each valley is graced with great scenic beauty and we enjoy a  wine tasting at one of the elegant estates nestled amongst the vineyards that blanket the valley floors. 

Finding our way into the unique Klein Karoo by way of the superb Cogmanskloof 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. Overnight  Oudtshoorn

DAY 2  After breakfast, a visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch will reveal cheetahs, lions, tigers, crocodiles and much more. You will traverse the spectacular Outeniqua Mountains and descend into the heart of the Garden Route.

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. Accommodation option is the Knysna River Club or at the Knysna Quays.

DAY 3  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 or the Knysna Elephant Park. 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 forest, mountain, fynbos and coastal habitats. There is the Robberg Nature Reserve to explore with its incredible richness of flora, seals and seabirds.  Overnight in Knysna.

DAY 4  We head down to Mossel Bay. Enjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island to view seals, whales and sometimes the Great White Shark. We also explore the Diaz Museum. After an opportunity to do some last minute shopping and enjoy lunch at the Mall. We drop of our guests in the mid afternoon at George Airport for your onward flight. 

This tour can begin in George and end in Cape Town with slight changes to the itinerary.

Included:  Accommodation;  ground transportation and driver/guide; entry to activities as per itinerary,  breakfasts,   tourism levy and sales tax.

Excluded: are lunches, dinners, optional activities, flights, drinks, tips and personal items.

 Oudtshoorn

 

 Cango Wildlife Ranch

 

 Knysna

Guided Tour:

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

Excluded: Airfares; lunches; dinners; night game drives; excursions; alcoholic  drinks; tips and personal items.

If any of the above mentioned accommodation is unavailable we will arrange alternative accommodation of a similar standard.

Self Drive Tour:

IncludedAccommodation only (3/4 star )  with breakfasts. Booking fees

Excluded: Car rental (See Rates Here)  fuel, tolls, conservation and entry fees

 

 
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