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Private Magnificent Garden Route Silver

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,560

The Garden Route is legendary for its natural beauty. From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (or vice versa), journey across mountain passes and along a pristine coastline that boasts excellent resorts.


South Africa’s Route 62 is one of the world’s great drives, often referred to as the ‘African Route 66’. Over 4 days, see the Cape at its most splendid as you experience the magnificent Garden Route.

Consider arriving early to explore beautiful Cape Town. In the shadow of incredible TableMountain, this cosmopolitan city brings together the best of South Africa’s culture, natural beauty and wildlife. Set out for Oudtshoorn, known as ‘the feather capital of the world’, and take an afternoon tour of an ostrich farm to learn more about South Africa’s ostrich industry.

The eerie Cango Caves greet you with their stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations. The first official guide to the caves, Johnny van Wassenaer, claimed to have walked 29 hours before reaching their end. A morning tour however, will give you plenty of time to see the highlights of this spectacular landmark.

Built around a tranquil estuary, Knysna offers its visitors many attractions, from the spectacular ‘Heads’ that form a gateway to the sea, to nature reserves dedicated to the area’s amazing bird life. 


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,560

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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
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

De Opstal Lodge

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    De Opstal Lodge



    Situated in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley just a short drive from the quaint town of Oudtshoorn. This cosy guest house is located on a working ostrich farm with spectacular views. The homestead dates back to 1830 and, together with its tranquil surroundings, is reminiscent of ...

    Situated in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley just a short drive from the quaint town of Oudtshoorn. This cosy guest house is located on a working ostrich farm with spectacular views. The homestead dates back to 1830 and, together with its tranquil surroundings, is reminiscent of yesteryear. Guests will enjoy superb traditional dishes and fine local wine in the rustic restaurant. The rooms are tastefully furnished with antiques and Cape Cottage furniture and all have air-conditioning.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wedding Chapel

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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
Accommodation

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 at Port Elizabeth Airport or central hotel.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily on request

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Private vehicle with English speaking guide
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by BLD
  • Tours/sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary

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.

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