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
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.
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
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.
Dolphins at Plettenberg Bay
Dolphins at Plettenberg Bay
Enjoy Wine Tasting