Spend 2 nights in Knysna
and 1 night at the Buffelsdfrift Game Lodge.
Explore the Wilderness, Knysna,
Plettenberg Bay and Natures Valley.
Enjoy 2 Safaris at the Botlierskop
Visit the Cango Caves,
Ostrich Ranch and Seal Island at Mossel Bay.
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.
DAY 1 (Dinner)
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 optional activities including luxury Yachts and Ferries.
This evening guests are invited to the Knysna Yacht Club for sundowners and
a traditional South African barbeque (Braai).
is in 3/4 star accommodation. Either at the at the Knysna Waterfront or in a
DAY 2 (Breakfast)
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.
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
Optional tour of Monkeyland, Jukani Wildlife Center or the Birds of
Eden before departing back to Knysna. The Evening is
free to explore the Waterfront and dine at one of the
DAY 3 (Breakfast
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. En
Route we visit the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Home to the Big Five,
you will enjoy a safari on a 4X4 open vehicle with an experienced ranger.
We travel over the Robinson 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.
Game Drive in Oudtshoorn and overnight at the Buffelsdrift Private Game Lodge.
DAY 4 (Breakfast)
The day begins with an
early morning game drive. Look out for a wide
range of animals include Hippo, Elephant, Lion,
Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, Buffalo, Rhino, Springbok
and much more.
After Breakfast you will 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.
We drop off our guests in the early afternoon at
George Airport for your onward flight or coach/car transport to Cape
Town or Port Elizabeth.
Included in the
nights accommodation with breakfasts and two dinners. Ground
transportation and chauffer driver from George on Day 1
to George on Day 4. Entry to Cango Caves and Ostrich Ranch. Three Safari
Game Drives, Tourism levies and sales tax. Bottled
Not included in the Price: Lunches,
dinners, optional activities, flights or transfers to
and from George, alcoholic drinks, tips and personal items.