Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Cape Town

Accommodation: Swartberg Hotel

The tour begins as you leave the bustling city of Cape Town behind and travel through the peaceful Hex River Valley. This picturesque mountain pass features endless vineyards and fruit orchards making it an ideal spot to stop and sample some of the world-class wines and fruit produced in the area. You will then visit the National Heritage Site of Matjiesfontein, a village known for its beautiful Victorian-era architecture, before heading to the delightful village of Prince Albert where you will stay overnight in the historical Swartberg Hotel.

Day 2: Oudtshoorn

Accommodation: La Plume Guest House

The second day of the tour begins with a hearty Karoo breakfast followed by a scenic drive along the Meiringspoort Pass. This spectacular pass meanders through the towering Swartberg Mountains and the lovely tree-lined village of De Rust, known for its historic Victorian buildings, many of which are occupied by tempting eateries and trendy little art galleries. You will then spend the night in the nearby town of Oudtshoorn, where you can take a guided tour of an ostrich farm as well as the world-famous Cango Caves, an elaborate underground labyrinth of vast limestone caverns.

Day 3 - 4: Knysna

Accommodation: Rex Hotel

Day three of this tour will see you whisked along the beautiful Outeniqua Pass to the bustling commercial hub of George. This agricultural town boasts an array of historic landmarks including the Slave Tree and the Edwardian-style King Edward VII Library. The journey then continues past the pleasant seaside resort of Wilderness, before making an overnight stop in the bustling holiday town of Knysna. Take a boat cruise on the Knysna Lagoon to the impressive Featherbed Nature Reserve, enjoy lunch under the milkwood trees, and spend the afternoon exploring this charming little town’s various markets, selling artisan food products and an array of locally produced clothing and crafts.

Spend the fourth day of your tour exploring the natural area surrounding Knysna. Visit the Garden of Eden, which features a trail of wooden boardwalks and bridges running through the lush indigenous Knysna forest, known for its dense green foliage, gentle streams, and giant yellowwood trees. A tour of the forest is typically followed by a trip to the iconic Knysna Heads and to the impressive Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, the world’s first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. This can be followed by a trip to Brenton on Sea, an attractive holiday resort surrounded by pristine expanses of wilderness and unspoiled white sand beaches.

Day 5: Tsitsikamma

Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn

Your journey continues along the coast to the exclusive seaside resort of Plettenberg Bay where you can enjoy visiting the magnificent Birds of Eden Sanctuary, the world’s largest single free flight aviary. This is followed by visits to the Bloukrans Bridge, one of the highest bungee jumping sites in the world; the 77-meter suspension bridge at the Storms River Mouth; and the Tsitsikamma National Park. This impressive park encompasses over 80 kilometers of rugged coastline as well as a remote mountainous region covered in unique mountain Fynbos and temperate high forests.

Day 6: End of Journey

Accommodation: Own arrangements

The final day of your tour involves a journey eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest toward the commercial hub of the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth. Known locally as the friendly city due to its warm and welcoming residents, this city features a pleasant climate and a popular Waterfront Area complete with beautiful beaches lined with an array of vibrant pubs and restaurants. It is in this lively city where your tour comes to an end. Guests may disembark, on request, at the Port Elizabeth Airport.

Rates

6 Day Garden Route Splendour

From $ 1,264

  • Single: $ 1,446

Price includes:

5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 5 nights’ accommodation, porterage, transport and sightseeing as specified

Tour Departs:
Selected Tuesdays

Tour Information:
Subject to minimum 2 guests. Please note that the guests will be travelling on the same vehicle, but will be dropped off at different accommodation, depending on their accommodation choices. All departures in English. German/English on selected departures.


Dates Rates (PPS) Rates (SINGLE)
01 Jan 2019 — 31 Mar 2019 $ 1,306 $ 1,497
01 Apr 2019 — 30 Sep 2019 $ 1,264 $ 1,446
01 Oct 2019 — 31 Dec 2019 $ 1,306 $ 1,497

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