The Garden Route’s extraordinary beauty complements the contrast of the adjacent semi-arid valley, called the Little Karoo. The tour offers natural wonders such as the Cango Caves and its ideal habitat for ostrich farming makes it the ostrich Mecca of the world.
- Mossel Bay
- Cango Caves
- Plettenberg Bay
- Tsitsikamma National Park
Price per person – AUD
|1 Jan to 31 Oct 2017||AUD 685 – (ZAR 6,700)||AUD 980 – (ZAR 9,600)|
|01 Nov 2017 to 31 Oct 2018||AUD 790 – (ZAR 7,750)||AUD 1,120 – (ZAR 10,950)|
Number of Days: 3
- Price is valid until 31 October 2018. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
- Departs daily subject to availability
- Departing All hotels in Cape Town and Cape Town airport airport
- Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard.
- Minimum of 2 people on tour.
- Guided Tour
- Accommodation in luxury 4 star type small hotels / lodges
- 2 x breakfasts and 2 x dinners
- Entrances, activities mentioned, conservation fees
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Travel Insurance.
- Flights and airport taxes
- Pre and post tour accommodation (maybe required depending upon arrival and departure flight times)
- All drinks, tips, curios & items of a personal nature
Day 1: Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn
Depart from Cape Town and we drive eastwards via Sir Lowry’s Pass and the famous apple country of Grabouw to Swellendam and Mossel Bay. Here we visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree and the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Then we travel further over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo to visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences, including possible ostrich racing. Overnight in Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather Capital” of the world, as over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here.(Dinner)
Day 2: Cango Caves – George – Wilderness – Knysna
We visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. We travel past Oudtshoorn and over the Outeniqua Mountains again to George and Wilderness for a visit to the Wilderness National Park lakes area. We skirt around the lakes to Knysna on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the “Heads”. The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the lakelands and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc.(Breakfast & lunch)
Day 3: Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park
We explore Knysna and travel further via Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Then we traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes. We visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for ‘The place of much water’) stretching over 100 km of wild and rocky coastline, characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Our next stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley, towering 139 m above the river. The final part of our journey takes us past a few coastal holiday villages to Port Elizabeth, also called the ‘Friendly City’ for a short city tour before the tour ends. (Breakfast)
What to bring:
Comfortable clothes with well worn-in walking shoes, smart casual clothing is sometimes required in the evenings and warmer clothing during our winters from May to September.
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