Be seduced by the glorious natural beauty of the Cape’s famous Scenic Garden Route on this 5-day tour of South Africa’s east coast. Stretching from Cape Town along the coast towards Port Elizabeth, pristine beaches, picturesque lakes and lagoons, and majestic mountains make up the breath-taking scenery of this magnificent coastline. Visit the sleepy town of whose six beautiful little towns are one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets, explore the magnificent Outeniqua Pass and discover Oudtshoorn, home to the famous Cango Caves and thousands of ostriches, which are farmed here on a grand scale. Small group departure Starting Price US$ 1,440
Overberg wine region
Whale watching (seasonal)
Picturesque Garden Route
Ostrich Safari & Cango Caves
Day 1 – Cape Town – Swellendam
Day 2 & 3 Swellendam – Plettenberg Bay
Day 4 – Plettenberg Bay – Oudtshoorn
Day 5 – Oudtshoorn – Cape Town
Morning departure from Cape Town over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains via Sir Lowry’s Pass into a region of immense beauty. Stop at the Hamilton Russell Vineyards near Hermanus for a tour & tasting of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley terroir driven wines. During whale season (June to December), also stop in Hermanus which boasts the best land based whale watching along its cliff path. Here you would have the option of embarking on an eco-marine (all year round) and whale watching (seasonal) boat trip (additional charge). After lunch (to own account), continue to Swellendam – the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Dinner is enjoyed at the hotel restaurant.
Overnight Schoone Oordt Country House D
After a leisurely breakfast, depart Swellendam and enjoy your journey along the Garden Route via Mossel Bay. Travel to Plettenberg Bay – millionaire’s playground for lunch and a stroll along the white sandy beaches. Check in to your accommodation during the afternoon. Dinner is enjoyed at the lodge.
Overnight Hunters Country House BLD
After breakfast, get up-close-and-personal with nature at the Elephant Sanctuary. The visit presents you with the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph these gentle giants. After lunch (to own account), travel to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Described as the ‘garden of the Garden Route’, the Tsitsikamma actually deserves a more vivid description to encapsulate the beauty of the place. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities. Spend some time at leisure in the town of Plettenberg Bay – ‘millionaires’ playground’ – before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Overnight Hunters Country HouseBD
Morning departure from Plettenberg Bay to the lagoon-side town of Knysna – gem of the Garden Route. Embark on an excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve which is located on the western Knysna Head. The trip includes a ferry across the lagoon and a drive to the top of the reserve with an optional 2.2 kilometre nature trail. The tour ends with a delicious lunch served under the milkwood trees. The tour winds its way through George and via the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Visit an ostrich show farm for a guided tour. Continue to the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world and which has become a major draw-card to the Karoo area. Following this visit of discovery, check into your overnight accommodation. Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight Rosenhof Country House BLD
Depart Oudtshoorn this morning and travel along the famous Route 62 to Cape Town. The ever changing colours of the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards offer you an unforgettable kaleidoscope of scenic tranquility. Stop at the Country Pumpkin Restaurant near Barrydale for lunch (to own account). After lunch, enjoy a slow drive to Cape Town where your tour ends around 18h00 with drop-off at Cape Town International Airport or your Cape Town based hotel. B
This tour departs 01st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from Cape Town with min 2, max 16 guests.
Accommodations and meals as indicated in the itinerary
Tour in air-conditioned micro-buses or 18-seater mini-buses.
01 Jan to 31 Aug 2018 : US$ 1,440 per person sharing
01 Sept to 31 Dec 2018 : US$ 1,545 per person sharing