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Explore The Garden Route    -    4 DAYS

 

 
 

 

 

 

The Famous KNYSNA HEADS

 

 Highlights

Experience the Garden Route. See  Natures Valley,  Knysna and Plettenberg Bay

Taste fresh oysters and some of the regions finest wines  at the Knysna Waterfront

Tour Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves and an Ostrich Show Ranch along the Route 62

Enjoy Wine / Juice tasting in the Klein Karoo. Sample some of our Craft Beers & Gins

Take an exciting boat cruise to Seal Island to see Seals and Whales at Mossel Bay

 

 

We invite you to Explore the Garden Route. Join our awesome private / small group or singles tour with overnight stays in Knysna and Oudtshoorn. 

Experience the spectacular Cango Caves and the comical Ostrich. View seals, whales and marine bird-life in Mossel Bay.  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.

Take a boat cruise to the stunning Knysna Heads and delight in the shopping and fine culinary food at the Knysna Waterfront. Taste oysters and some of the regions finest wines, craft beers and fresh juices.

The tour is conducted by an experienced chauffeur driver/ guide / host who will remain with you throughout the tour. Luxury accommodation is in four star Guest Houses, Lodges or Apartments 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) 

Meet and greet at George Airport. 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 Yachts and Ferries.  This evening guests are invited to the Knysna Yacht Club for sun-downers and a barbeque (Braai).

Luxury Accommodation is in 3/4 star accommodation either at the Knysna Waterfront or in a Guest House close to or over-looking the 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 many 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 undisputed monarch of the forest -  gigantic Outeniqua Yellowwoods. Enjoy your lunch on the beach at Plett.

Enjoy a tour of Monkeyland or the Birds of Eden or 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 + Lunch)

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.

We stop at a wine estate where guests may have an optional tasting of Klein Karoo Wines, Juices, Craft  Beer & Gin. A light Lunch Platter is included today.

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. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

DAY 4 (Breakfast)  

After breakfast 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 road  transport to Cape Town or Port Elizabeth.

 

Included in the Price: Three nights accommodation with breakfasts.  Ground transportation and chauffeur driver from George Airport on day 1 to George Airport on Day 4. Dinner Barbeque on day 1. Lunch Platter on Day 3. Entry to Monkeyland, Seal Island Cruise, Cango Caves, Ostrich Ranch and Diaz Museum. 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.

 

 

 

DETAILED MAP

 

Knysna

Dolphins at Plettenberg Bay

 Ostriches in Oudtshoorn

Knysna Forest

  Cango Caves

Dolphins at Plettenberg Bay

Enjoy Wine Tasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting To George:

By Air:  The Following Flights are recommended:

From Johannesburg:     Kulula  Flight MN925 @ 11h05    |    Safair   Flight  FA220 @ 09h55

From Cape Town:       S A Airlink   Flight SA8639 @ 14h15     

By Private Transfer: Guests depart at 08h00 from Cape Town or Port Elizabeth at 10h00 and transfer directly to Knysna.

By Coach: Daily departures by Inter-cape Luxury Coaches Depart at 06h00 from Cape Town and 06h30 from Port Elizabeth.

   
 
  
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