Experience the highlights of the Garden Route, travelling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in this short 4 day/3 night guided tour.
Visit Tsitsikamma National Park en-route to the quaint holiday town of Knysna. Enjoy the bright greens and blues of the forests and lagoons and the evocative landscapes of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn. A community visit at a farm school school is also included, subject to the school being open.
Tours depart on selected Sundays and will depart with a minimum of 2 guests. Guests on this tour travel together in a luxury vehicle with a professional guide providing a fantastic quality holiday experience.
The tour includes 3 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 1 dinner; 3 nights accommodation; porterage; transport; and sightseeing as specified.
From Port Elizabeth, head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. You will visit Tsitsikamma Park and Storms River Mouth, before arriving at your overnight accommodation in Knysna.
The Rex Hotel is renowned for its chic urban style and impeccable service. Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes, this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route. Accommodation at the Rex is inspired by a mix of contemporary and classic decor, featuring calming colours and plush fabrics.
Enjoy the shops and atmosphere of this quaint town before joining a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve, before taking a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to take in the panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for some lunch under the milkwood trees.
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, the centre of the world's Ostrich farming industry. You will visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world's great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the late afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel in Oudtshoorn, with enough time to check in and relax before dinner.
Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, within walking distance of some of town's finest restaurants, Hlangana Lodge is a pretty guest house set in a picturesque garden with a sparkling swimming pool. The attractive and comfortable en-suite rooms offer all modern amenities and lead out onto a deep, tranquil veranda with refreshing garden views.
Enjoy an early morning meerkat safari and witness these incredible wild, habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities. After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast.
After breakfast, the journey continues through the Little Karoo to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open.) Continue to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, where the journey ends on arrival. The tour may travel to Cape Town via Franschhoek to collect other guests.