Explore charming historic towns off the beaten track in the Klein Karoo, travel through picturesque scenery and take in all the top highlights of the Garden Route in just 4 days/3 nights.
The tour departs on selected Mondays and includes 3 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 1 dinner; 3 nights accommodation; porterage; transport; and sightseeing as specified.
The tour will depart with a minimum of 2 guests. Guests travel together in a luxury vehicle with a professional guide providing a fantastic quality holiday experience. All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates.
After an early morning departure from Cape Town, you will 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. Your journey continues to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area has largely been untouched and unexplored with its rugged coastline 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. You then continue onward to Mossel Bay and your overnight accommodation.
You will overnight here at Diaz Hotel & Resort in the seashore town of Mossel Bay, a small slice of coastal paradise along the celebrated Garden Route. The hotel occupies an enviable space that allows it to have breathtaking sea views from every window and balcony and promises complete relaxation. There is an enticing rim flow pool as well as a Water Park that is set right alongside the ocean to provide entertainment for in-house guests. Ride the tubes or simply enjoy sun kissed days poolside.
After breakfast, you continue onto 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, followed by a wine tasting at a local wine estate, before a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world's great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. You will then be taken to your overnight accommodation in Oudtshoorn.
La Plume is a family-owned 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and vine farm outside the town of Oudtshoorn offering warm country hospitality and accommodations in refined style. Enjoy relaxing on the cool veranda with its sweeping view across the Olifant's River Valley to the Swartberg Mountains. The spacious en-suite rooms are tastefully furnished with gracious antiques and offer all modern conveniences.
After breakfast, you will travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks such as 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 take in the panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch (included). In the afternoon, explore and discover more of this charming town at your leisure.
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. Whether you are a foodie, a golfer, wildlife enthusiast or an adventure seeker, there are plenty of experiences in store for you. Accommodation at the Rex is inspired by a mix of contemporary and classic decor, featuring calming colours and plush fabrics. Every modern comfort is available in these beautifully appointed rooms, suites and apartments.
After breakfast you will be transferred (unescorted, driver only) eastward along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, where the tour will come to an end. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.
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