Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the Garden Route. This is a classic tour of the Garden Route starting in Cape Town and ending in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. You take in all the highlights from the evocative, sepia-tinged landscapes of the Klein Karoo to jewel-bright greens and blues of the forests and lagoons. Highlights include the stunning scenery and warm hospitality of the Klein Karoo, picturesque and quaint holiday towns offering diverse attractions, great shopping and fine dining, and extraordinary natural beauty and fascinating flora and fauna of the delicate mountain, forest, lagoon and coastal eco-systems.
DAY 1 – MON CAPE TOWN – PRINCE ALBERTTravel through the picturesque Hex River Valley. Continue to Matjiesfontein, a National Heritage Site. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. Overnight in Prince Albert.
DAY 2 – TUES PRINCE ALBERT – OUDTSHOORNAfter breakfast, enjoy a spectacular drive through the Swartberg Mountains to Oudtshoorn. Enjoy a tour of the Cango Caves and visit an ostrich farm. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Dinner]
DAY 3 – WED OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNATravel over the Outeniqua Pass via George and Wilderness to Knysna. 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. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch]
DAY 4 – THU KNYSNAToday you’ll explore the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest, and to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head for spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting) and to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast]
DAY 5 – FRI KNYSNA – TSITSIKAMMATravel to Plettenberg Bay and visit Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free-flight aviary in the world. Continue to Bloukrans Bridge, currently offering the highest commercially operated bungy jump in the world. Visit the Tsitsikamma Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). Overnight in the Tsitsikamma area. [Breakfast]
DAY 6 – SAT TSITSIKAMMA – PORT ELIZABETHHead eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth. Enjoy a city orientation tour of Port Elizabeth, where the tour ends on arrival. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport. [Breakfast]