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$1072.87 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 Day Garden Route Tour

Day 1, we depart at about 08h00 from your hotel in Cape Town and head north via the Du Toit’s Kloof Mountain pass on our first League of the journey. Cape Town to Oudtshoorn the Ostrich capital.The R62 known as the longest wine route in the world takes us through the beautiful towns of Robertson, Montagu and Ladysmith. En-route we stop for some wine tasting and lunch. The journey takes us through the Little Karoo where you will observe the scenery changing from lush greens to brown semi-desert areas making this a day of surprises. Oudtshoorn is the commercial hub of the Klein Karoo and the ostrich capital of the world. Here ostriches are found in great numbers and the region produces the best feathers, leather products and ostrich meat worldwide.We visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch to learn more about crocodile, cheetah, reptiles and the other animals onsite, with a chance to view cheetah, tiger, lion, puma, and jaguar. After breakfast we visit the world famous Cango Caves where we take a guided tour full of fascinating things to see.From the Caves we travel to an Ostrich farm on the other end of Oudtshoorn. You will receive a tour of a working Ostrich farm and possibly have the opportunity to ride an ostrich.  Day 2, after a breakfast we visit the world famous Cango Caves where we take a guided tour full of fascinating things to see.From the Caves we travel to an Ostrich farm on the other end of Oudtshoorn. You will receive a tour of a working Ostrich farm and possibly have the opportunity to sit on and ride an ostrich.  Day 3, we will have an opportunity to visit Tsitsikamma nature reserve and Plettenberg bay. The region stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to Eerste Rivier in the east, is bordered on the north by the imposing Tsitsikamma Mountains and in the south by the Indian Ocean. Arguably the most beautiful part of the Garden Route in South Africa, Nature’s Valley is unique in that it lies nestled in the Tsitsikamma National Park coastal forest, – the only residential area within a South African National Park. Southern Cape Bushbuck, Bushpigs, and wild birds can frequently be seen in the gardens of Nature’s Valley village. The area is covered in large tracts of indigenous forest, commercial plantation and Fynbos.  Day 4,  after a breakfast we visit Knysna heads and spend some free time at the Knysna waterfront. Later we will make our way to Mossel Bay where we visit the Post Office Tree and Diaz museum where early pioneers left mail for the homebound ships to Europe. Late, we return to our Hotel. Day 5, the last day of your tour you will visit Knysna heads and spend some free time at the Knysna waterfront. Later we will make our way to Mossel Bay where we visit the Post Office Tree and Diaz museum where early pioneers left mail for the homebound ships to Europe. We travel via the rolling hills off Swellendam en-route to Cape Town to arrive in Cape Town at about 17h00.

$1677.38 Multi-day & Extended Tours

South African 5-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town

Day 1: Depart Cape Town (D)Morning departure from Cape Town over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains via Sir Lowry's Pass. Stop at the Hamilton Russell Vineyards near Hermanus for a tour and tasting of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley terroir driven wines. During whale season (June to December), also stop in Hermanus which boasts the best land-based whale watching along its cliff path. Here you would have the option of embarking on an eco-marine (all year round) and whale watching (seasonal) boat trip (additional charge). After lunch (own expense), continue to Swellendam. Dinner is at the hotel restaurant.Overnight stay at Schoone Oordt County House (luxury room)Day 2: Knysna (B, L, D)After a leisurely breakfast, depart Swellendam, and enjoy your journey along the Garden Route via Mossel Bay. Travel to Plettenberg Bay, and stroll along the white sandy beaches. Check into your accommodation in the afternoon. Dinner is enjoyed at the lodge.Overnight stay at Hunters Country House Day 3 : Plettenberg/Tsitsikamma National Park (B, D) After breakfast, visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world and Monkey Land, the world’s first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary OR Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, a sustainable wildlife sanctuary for various wild cat species. Proceed to the Tsitsikamma National Park and enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River. Spend some time at leisure in the town of Plettenberg Bay before returning to the lodge for dinner. Overnight stay at Hunters Country House Day 4: Depart Plettenberg Bay (B/L/D)Morning departure from Plettenberg Bay to the lagoon-side town of Knysna. Embark on an excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve which is located on the western Knysna Head. The trip includes a ferry across the lagoon to the base of the western head, a drive to the top of the reserve and an optional 2.2 kilometre downhill nature trail walk. The tour ends with a delicious lunch. On return to the mainland, continue your journey to Oudtshoorn. Visit an ostrich show farm for a guided tour. Following this visit, dinner is at your hotel.Overnight stay at Rosenhof Country House (standard room)Day 5: Depart for Cape Town International Airport (B)Before departing Oudtshoorn, enjoy a morning visit to the Cango Caves, one of the natural wonders of the world in the Karoo area. Travel along the famous Route 62 to Cape Town. Stop at the Country Pumpkin Restaurant near Barrydale for lunch (own expense). After lunch, enjoy a slow drive to Cape Town where your tour ends around 6 p.m. with drop-off at Cape Town International Airport or your Cape-Town-based hotel.

$1025.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town

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]

$434.95 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Explore The Garden Route from Port Elizabeth

Your tour begins around Mid-day at George Airport.There are several options getting to the Garden Route. You can fly from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban or we can arrange a door to door private road transfer from Cape Town or Port Elizabeth. There is a luxury coach service.  Contact us for assistance with your transport requirements.DAY 1 (Dinner)From George Airport we journey to Knysna via the Wilderness.  Visit the Knysna Heads where the mighty Indian Ocean rushes in and out of the Knysna Lagoon.Wind up the day with an optional Lagoon Cruise. There are a number of options including luxury yachts & Ferries.  This evening guests are invited to the Knysna Yacht Club for a barbeque (Braai). Accommodation is in a 3 or4 star Guest house or an apartment at the Knysna Waterfront. DAY 2  (Breakfast)Today we explore  the Tsitsikamma region.   We also go whale spotting in the winter months.  The coastal road we follow wends it's way along steep river gorges and through dense indigenous forests and ferns.Visit the tiny settlement of Nature's Valley, one of the loveliest havens of tranquillity along the Garden Route. Our exploration of this ancient forest  leads through ferns and creepers and the  undisputed monarch of the forest -  gigantic Outeniqua Yellowwoods.Enjoy your lunch on the beach at Plettenberg Bay.Enjoy an optional tour of  Monkeyland / Birds of Eden (Own cost) before departing back to Knysna. Free evening to explore the Waterfront..DAY 3  (Breakfast)Travel over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn - undisputed "ostrich capital" of the world. Our itinerary includes a visit to a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm where, amidst enormous flocks of these strange birds, we are shown their development from the  egg to the 100 kg adult.You will  then visit one of the great wonders of Africa - the subterranean wonderland of the Cango Caves for a tour of this vast sequence of caverns, each filled with astonishing formations of glittering stalagmites and stalactites  End the day with an optional wine/juice tasting, sampling some of the finest wines from the region. Overnight in Oudtshoorn in a 3/4 star Guest House.DAY 4 (Breakfast)After breakfast we head down to Mossel Bay. Enjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island to view seals, whales and sometimes the Great White Shark. We also explore the Diaz Museum. After an opportunity to do some last minute shopping and enjoy lunch at the seaside, we drop you off in the early afternoon at George Airport for your onward flight or coach or private road transport. 

$543.68 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Wildlife Safari in the Garden Route

Your tour begins around Mid-day at George Airport.There are several options getting to George. You can fly from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban or we can arrange a door to door private road transfer from Cape Town or Port Elizabeth. There is a luxury coach service.  Contact us for assistance with your transport requirements.DAY 1 From George Airport we journey to Knysna via the Wilderness.  Visit the Knysna Heads where the mighty Indian Ocean rushes in and out of the Knysna Lagoon.Wind up the day with an optional Lagoon Cruise. This evening guests are invited to the Knysna Yacht Club for a South African Barbeque (Braai). Accommodation is in a 3/4 star Guest house or an apartment at the Knysna Waterfront. DAY 2 Today we explore  the Tsitsikamma region.   We also go whale spotting in the winter months.  The coastal road we follow wends it's way along steep river gorges and through dense indigenous forests and ferns.Visit the tiny settlement of Nature's Valley, one of the loveliest havens of tranquillity along the Garden Route. Our exploration of this ancient forest  leads through the tangle of trees, ferns and creepers and the  undisputed monarch of the forest -  gigantic Outeniqua Yellowwoods.Enjoy your lunch on the beach at Plettenberg Bay.Enjoy a tour of  Monkeyland or the Birds of Eden before departing back to Knysna. Free evening to explore the Waterfront and dine at one of the many restaurants.DAY 3  Today we head for Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo. The Route takes you through the seven passes road which winds through forests, farmlands and rivers. En Route we visit the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Home to the Big Five, you will enjoy a safari on a 4X4 open vehicle with an experienced ranger.We travel over the Robinson Pass to Oudtshoorn, principal centre of the Klein Karoo and undisputed "ostrich capital" of the world. Our itinerary includes a visit to a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm where, amidst enormous flocks of these strange birds, we are shown their development from the one kg egg to the 100 kg adult. Overnight in Oudtshoorn at the Buffelsdrift Private Game Lodge.DAY 4  The day begins with an early morning game drive.  Look out for a wide range of animals include Hippo, Elephant, Lion, Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, Buffalo, Rhino, Springbok and much more.After Breakfast you  will  then visit one of the great wonders of Africa - the subterranean wonderland of Cango Caves for a tour of this vast sequence of caverns, each filled with astonishing formations of glittering stalagmites and stalactites.We drop off our guests in the early afternoon at George Airport for your onward flight or coach transport to Cape Town or Port Elizabeth. 

$1360 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-day - Perfect Picturesque Garden Route Tour

Day 1: After pickup between 7 and 8 am from your Cape Town or Stellenbosch hotel (see recommended list), you’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle to our first stop at Spier Wine Estate where we will have a taste of two premium wine ranges, plus Spier’s flagship wine, Frans K Smit. Completing this appetizer we drive for approximately five hours to the town of Mossel Bay. Now off to the neighboring town of George, where we will overnight at the Acorn Guest House George (or similar).Day 2: After breakfast you will be taken to the Kaaimans River Gorge Reserve, located between the towns of George and Wilderness. The Kaaimans Waterfall is accessible by rowing boat or canoe. A drive through Knysna take you to the town of Plettenberg Bay, where you can either take a boat ride for a “Dolphin Encounters” excursion of 1,5 to 2 hours at Ocean Blue Adventures, or do tours at the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Birds of Eden and Monkeyland. Read more here: www.amatungulu.com/perfectgardenrouteDay 3: You have an early morning start for a day trip to Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa. We via Jeffrey’s Bay on our return in the afternoon to try surfing in one of the world's most famous surf spots, or just relax on the beach.  Overnight is the same as day 2 in the town of Cape St Francis at Club Break.Day 4: After breakfast, you’ll travel approximately four hours on the famous Route 62 to get to Oudtshoorn for a Heritage Tour at the Cango Caves. Located in a limestone ridge parallel to the picturesque Swartberg Mountains, the caves include over 2.5 miles (4 km) of drip stone caverns with vast halls and towering formations of stalactites and stalagmites. You’ll walk through some of this subterranean wonderland with your guide on a 2-hour tour of the caves.You can take part in a Wild meerkat tour which offer you the unique opportunity to see these animals that are part of the shy 5 in their natural environment.  Meerkats are part of the so-called Shy 5 which also includes the bat-eared fox, the aardvark, porcupine and aardwolf. Alternatively you can take a game drive, or go on a Khoi San Cultural Trail. More than one activity for your cost. We spend the night at De Zeekoe outside Oudtshoorn.Day 5: After you chose to do more of the activities (optional) on this farm after breakfast, we return to Cape Town along Route 62, the world's longest wine route. You’ll pass through breath-taking scenery and have plenty of rest stops. Also to be visited is Ronnie's Sex Shop which had visitors from all over the world, judging by the graffiti on its wall. Over the years it has become a popular stop for bikers, local farmers and people travelling Route 62 regularly. There will be more stops for wine tasting before reaching Cape Town to end your tour.