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Magnificent Garden Route from Cape Town

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 780

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$ 780

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Day 1

Cape Town to Price Albert

Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese. Overnight in Prince Albert.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Swartberg Hotel

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    Swartberg Hotel



    The Swartberg Hotel is a charming, country hotel, situated in the heart of the quaint Karoo village, Prince Albert. Established as a hotel in 1864, the Swartberg Hotel is now one of 19 national monuments in the village. Accessible from the N1 and Route 62, ...

    The Swartberg Hotel is a charming, country hotel, situated in the heart of the quaint Karoo village, Prince Albert. Established as a hotel in 1864, the Swartberg Hotel is now one of 19 national monuments in the village. Accessible from the N1 and Route 62, the ideal place to base yourself to explore the Karoo, Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Pass, Meiringspoort and many other attractions of the area. A biker's haven with all the exciting routes available for the adventure seekers! Get away from the pressures of the rat race and relax in our beautiful gardens, treat yourself to some spa pampering or catch a show at the beautiful Showroom Theatre.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Air Conditioning
    • Boardrooms
    • Coffee Shop or Cafe
    • Ensuite Bathroom facilities
    • Gym
    • Telephone
    • Television

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Day 2

Prince Albert to Oudtshoorn

After breakfast we have the opportunity to sample some of the locally produced olives before travelling through the spectacular Meiringspoort Pass and Waterfall, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty. The winding road takes us through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. 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. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

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, 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 under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.
Overnight in Knysna.

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 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.

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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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