Magnificent Garden Route

4 day Small Group Tour - from £615

From Karoo villages to coastal towns, with breathtaking scenery in between, take in the highlights of the Garden Route in just four days.

Highlights:

  • Ostrich Farm and Cango Caves
  • Lagoon cruise to Featherbed Reserve
  • Travel through historic Swellendam
  • Cape Agulhas
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town to Mossel Bay

After an early morning departure from Cape Town, travel along Sir Lowry’s Pass with its magnificent views, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. The journey continues to Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area’s unspoilt rugged coastline historically was the graveyard for many ships and the historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse here,  signifies the southern most tip of Africa. Afterwards, continue via historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, to Mossel Bay.

Hotel: Diaz Hotel and Resort or similar
Meals: None

Day 2 - Oudtshoorn

After breakfast continue the journey to the Route 62 town of Oudtshoorn. Located in the Little Karoo region of the Western Cape, the town is renowned as the ‘feather capital of the world’ and a visit will be made to an ostrich farm for a guided tour. Next, enjoy a tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages.

Hotel: La Plume Guest House
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - Knysna

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, which has some fine examples of Edwardian architecture. The tour then travels through the attractive holiday resort of Wilderness with its long stretch of beach on its way to Knysna. Known as the oyster box of South Africa, Knysna nestles on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.

Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon. After lunch the afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Hotel: Rex Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, travel eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, a city known for its wonderful climate and where the tour ends. Ask your consultant about extending your holiday with a safari at one of the Eastern Cape game reserves.

Meals: Breakfast

4 day Small Group Tour - from £615

Options

  • 6 day Garden Route Splendour tour – includes an extra night in Knysna and a night in the Tsitsikamma area – from £815
  • Add an Eastern Cape Safari Lodge stay from £175

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Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar standard if necessary. Flights not included. Discount flights available from most UK airports.

Cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve subject to weather conditions.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your tour includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Max 18 passengers
  • Expert guide throughout tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner

Departure Dates

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2020-09-07

2020-09-14

2020-09-21

2020-09-28

2020-10-05

2020-10-12

2020-10-19

2020-10-26

2020-11-02

2020-11-09

2020-11-16

2020-11-23

2020-11-30

2020-12-14

2021-01-11

2021-01-25

2021-02-08

2021-02-15

2021-02-22

2021-03-01

2021-03-08

2021-03-15

2021-03-22

2021-03-29

2021-04-05

2021-04-12

2021-04-26

2021-05-10

2021-05-24

2021-06-14

2021-07-05

2021-07-19

2021-08-02

2021-08-16

2021-08-30

2021-09-13

2021-09-20

2021-09-27

2021-10-04

2021-10-11

2021-10-18

2021-10-25

2021-11-01

2021-11-08

2021-11-15

2021-11-22

2021-11-29

2021-12-06

2021-12-13

To confirm availability call 0333 234 3667

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