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Garden Route Wildlife Safari -  4 DAYS

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

     TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Spend 2 nights in Knysna and 1 night at a Garden Route Private Game Lodge

Explore Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Natures Valley and Oudtshoorn

Enjoy 3 Safaris at the Botlierskop & Buffelsdrift Game Lodges in an open vehicle

See the Cango Caves, Ostrich Show Ranch and the Tenikwa Wildlife Centre.

 

We invite you to Explore the Garden Route’s Wildlife. Join our awesome private / small group tour with overnight stays in Knysna and a Private Game Lodge in Oudtshoorn.

Enjoy three Wildlife Safaris at the Private Botlierskop & Buffelsdrift Game Lodges in 4x4 vehicles with experienced game rangers. Look out for Lions, Elephants, Hippo, Giraffe, Eland, Buffalo, Springbuck, Zebra and much more.

Experience the spectacular Cango Caves and the comical Ostrich. Stroll along pristine beaches with no other footprints – only the endangered Oystercatcher. Visit ancient forests where elusive wild elephants and leopards lurk in the shadows. See Giant Yellowwood trees at Natures Valley. Drive through the Cape Floral Kingdom of Fynbos and Proteas.

Visit the Tenikwa Wildlife Centre. Look for Whales and Dolphins at Plettenberg Bay. Take a boat cruise to the stunning Knysna Heads and delight in the shopping and fine culinary delights at the Knysna Waterfront. Taste oysters and some of the regions finest wines and fresh juices. Enjoy a typical South African Barbeque at the Knysna Yacht Club.

The tour is conducted by an experienced chauffeur driver/ guide / host who will remain with you throughout the tour. Luxury accommodation is in Guest Houses, Lodges or Villas and includes daily breakfasts. Also included are some Dinners, Lunches and entry fees to Activities & Attractions as per itinerary.

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 Transfer.

There are several options getting to the Garden Route. You can fly from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban. We can 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 Elizabeth  See Transport Details Below

 

A Typical Itinerary:

DAY 1 (Dinner)

Depart from George Airport in the early afternoon. 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). Overnight in Knysna. Luxury Accommodation is in 3/4 star Guest Houses, Lodges and Villas.

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 follows steep river gorges, spectacular mountain passes and 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 undisputed monarch of the forest - gigantic Outeniqua Yellowwoods.

Enjoy a tour of Tenikwa Wildlife Centre before departing back to Knysna. The Evening is free to explore the Waterfront and dine at one of the many restaurants.

DAY 3   (Breakfast + Dinner)

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.

Experience a sunset Game Drive 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 visit one of the great wonders of Africa - the subterranean wonderland of the 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 Price: Three nights accommodation with breakfasts and two dinners.  Ground transportation and chauffer driver from George on Day 1 to George on Day 4. Entry to Tenikwa Wildlife Centre, Cango Caves and Ostrich Ranch. Three  Safari Game Drives, Tourism levies  and sales tax. Bottled Spring Water.

Not included in the Price: Lunches, dinners not included in the itinerary, optional activities, flights or transfers to and from George,  alcoholic drinks, tips and personal items.

 

 

 

 

Knysna Lagoon - Another a Perfect Day

 

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Wildlife Safari

See Cheetah Safari

 Knysna Lagoon

 Cango Caves

 Ostrich Show Farm

 Tsitsikamma Forest

 

 

 

 

 

  
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