Spend one night in Oudtshoorn
and two nights in Knysna
Visit the Cango Caves and an Ostrich Ranch
Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay &
Take a boat cruise to Seal Island at Mossel
Explore the art and craft shops at the Knysna Waterfront
The Tour Begins and ends at George Airport. On the last day you have an
option of reaching your next destination by Air, Luxury air-con Coach or a Private Road
There are several options
getting to the Garden Route. You can fly
from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban.
arrange a door to door private road transfer from Cape Town or Port Elizabeth. There is a luxury coach service from Cape Town and Port
Transport Details Below)
Accommodation is in three or four star Guest Houses, Lodges or Apartments and
includes daily breakfasts, Dinners and Lunches as per itinerary.
A Typical Itinerary:
We depart from George Airport in the early afternoon.
We journey to Knysna via the Wilderness.
Here we stop for an optional craft Beer tasting. 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. Visit
the Knysna Heads where the mighty Indian Ocean rushes in and out of
the Knysna Lagoon.
Wind up the day with an optional Lagoon Sunset Cruise. There
are a number of options including luxury
This evening guests are invited to the Knysna Yacht Club for
sundowners and a
is in 3/4 star accommodation. Either at the at the Knysna Waterfront
or in a Guest House overlooking the Knysna lagoon.
DAY 2 (Breakfast)
Today you will explore Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma region. Originally
named Bahia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) by the first Portuguese explorers,
Plettenberg Bay more than lives up to its name as you spend time in its
environs. We will do some whale and dolphin spotting. In the winter months there
will be plenty of whales to view close to the shore.
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
tranquillity 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 Yellowoods.
Enjoy your lunch on the beach at Plettenberg Bay.
Enjoy a tour of Monkeyland or the Birds of Eden before departing back to
Knysna. The Evening is free to explore the Waterfront and dine at one of the
Today we head for Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo. The Route takes you through the
seven passes road which winds through forests, farmlands and rivers. We travel
over the Outeniqua Pass to 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.
You will 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 stalagmites and stalactites.
End the day with an optional wine tasting, sampling some of the finest wines
from the region. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
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 seaside, we drop off our guests in the
early afternoon at George Airport for your onward flight or coach
transport to Cape Town or Port Elizabeth.
Included in the Price:
Three nights accommodation with breakfasts. Ground transportation and
chauffer driver from George on day 1 to George on Day 4. Barbeque on day 1. Entry to Monkeyland, Seal Island
Cruise, Cango Caves and Ostrich Ranch. Tourism
levies and sales tax.
Not included in the Price:
Lunches & dinners not specified, optional activities, flights or transfers
to and from George, drinks, tips
and personal items.
Dolphins at Plettenberg Bay