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Magnificent Garden Route from Cape Town

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 840

The Garden Route is legendary for its awesome natural beauty. From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, this touring idea journeys across spectacular mountain passes and along a pristine coastline boasting some of South Africa's top resorts.


This 4-day small group trip takes you from exquisite Cape Town to Port Elizabeth via many of South Africa’s finest attractions.

Consider arriving early to enjoy all Cape Town has to offer. Take a day trip down the Cape Peninsula or hop the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. An early departure takes you to Oudtshoorn, the centre of South Africa’s ostrich industry and ‘feather capital of the world’. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the natural sights such as Meiringspoort waterfall.

A visit to Cango Caves gets your second day off to a memorable start before going on to Knysna, which can often feel like the best of South Africa rolled into one compact town. Marked by its impressive sandstone Heads, Knysna is surrounded by forests, Outeniqua Mountain Range and a marine reserve, meaning a vast number of native species call this region home.

The trip ends at Port Elizabeth, a famously friendly coastal getaway.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 840

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Day 1

Cape Town to Mossel Bay

After an early morning departure from Cape Town, You'll travel along Sir Lowry's Pass, with its magnificent views from the top, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Our journey continues to Cape Aulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area has largely been untouched and unexplored with its rugged Coast line being the graveyard for many a ship. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is considered the icon that signifies the tip of Africa and that creates unforgettable memories. After this thrilling experience, continue via historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, to Mossel Bay, from where the Garden Route extends to the Storms River in the east.

Distance travelled today: 507 kms

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Diaz Hotel & Resort

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    Diaz Hotel & Resort



    The Diaz Hotel & Resort welcomes you to the pristine seashore of Mossel Bay's renowned Diaz Beach, offering you a thrilling and entertaining holiday experience right in the heart of the picturesque and famous Garden Route. The Diaz Hotel is located only 10m from the ...

    The Diaz Hotel & Resort welcomes you to the pristine seashore of Mossel Bay's renowned Diaz Beach, offering you a thrilling and entertaining holiday experience right in the heart of the picturesque and famous Garden Route. The Diaz Hotel is located only 10m from the high-water mark and offers spectacular ocean views from every window and balcony. The Diaz Hotel was named in honour of the famed Portuguese navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, who landed in Mossel Bay in 1488. Themed on the long and vivid history of the area, the Diaz Hotel offers guests a comfortable stay with FREE Wi-Fi and considerate service throughout your stay.

    The Diaz Hotel & Resorts offers 86 superior sea-facing rooms, each with a private balcony from where you can enjoy our breathtaking views. We currently have 1 wheelchair-friendly room available. Our rooms are key card operated, non-smoking and are cleaned daily. Please note that all rooms have air-conditioning. Wake-up calls can be arranged with reception. Each room has its own private sea-facing balcony with deck chairs.

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Day 2

Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn

After breakfast continue your journey to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Enjoy a wine 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.

Distance travelled today: 155 kms

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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La Plume Guest House

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    La Plume Guest House



    La Plume Guesthouse is a 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and wine farm, in the Olifantsrivier Valley. It offers spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains. The attractive homestead has expansive wooden floors and Cape antiques. There's a swimming pool to take a ...

    La Plume Guesthouse is a 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and wine farm, in the Olifantsrivier Valley.
    It offers spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains. The attractive homestead has expansive wooden floors and Cape antiques. There's a swimming pool to take a dip in.

    Facilities

    • Bicycles
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 3

Oudtshoorn to Knysna

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Distance travelled today: 134 kms

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
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Rex Hotel

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    Rex Hotel



    One of Knysna's most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. The impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. The Rex Hotel offers ...

    One of Knysna's most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. The impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. The Rex Hotel offers its guests free onsite parking, free bicycle hire and 24 hours security. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to all major banks, shopping malls as well as the Waterfront.

    Facilities

    • Fitness Centre
    • Hair Salon
    • Parking

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Day 4

Knysna to Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, you'll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. You'll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the ''friendly city'', with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth.

Distance travelled today: 274 kms

Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.

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DEPARTURES:

Select Mondays from Cape Town and Select Sundays from Port Elizabeth

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Seat in coach vehicle and driver/guide
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

OTHER INFORMATION:

There is also the private option with same or higher category of accommodations that can depart on any day.

Alternative accommodation may be confirmed due to availability, these will always be in the same category or higher, at no additional charge.

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