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$773.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 Day Garden Route Tours

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. We arrive at Hotel in Oudtshoorn, where we will overnight.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. Day 2 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. You will also learn more about ostrich breeding habits and of the bygone days when Oudtshoorn was in the midsts of the 1920’s ostrich feather boom.We travel over the Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. As we pass over mountain passes you will see how the scenery changes and understand why the area is known as the Garden Route. We arrive at the Knysna Quays Hotel in Knysna, where we overnight.Day 3 Today after breakfast we visit Plettenberg bay there after the Knysna heads and spend some leisure time at the Knysna waterfront where you will be able to do some shopping. After lunch we head for Cape Town via Mosselbay and passing the rolling hills of Swellendam to arrive in Cape town at about 17h00 

$1080.55 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.

$752 Private & Custom Tours

4 Day Garden Route and Karoo Tour

Day 1 - Cape Town | Hermanus | Victoria Bay (Friday) Coffee and breakfast stop at the No.1 Farm Stall in South Africa. A host of delicacies and refreshments are available and created from strictly local produce. Our journey then takes us north to one of the country's most sought after Game Reserve's where you'll be taken on a 2 hour safari drive. The Big 5 await! Enjoy a cocktail on the viewing deck after as you look over the vast open bush. You'll love this location! We'll then head to a secret sunset spot close to Herold's Bay for some snacks and sundowners overlooking the ocean Our overnight accommodation is in the quirky seaside town of Wilderness or Herolds Bay Day 2 - Sedgefield | Knysna | Plettenberg Bay (Saturday) First up is a visit to the 'Map of Africa' Viewing Point We then head to the Knysna Heads. A short walk to the viewing cliffs allows us to take some of the best photos of this entire trip, a firm favorite for locals and visitors alike! The Knysna Elephant Park is our midday stop. A chance to walk with Elephants, feed them and interact with them. This is an experience like no other and one that will certainly create some of your best memories in SA. Enrico's on the beach awaits! A late lunch/early evening dinner experience with a view of the Keurbooms lagoon. Overnight in comfortable rooms in Plettenberg Bay or Keurbooms Day 3 - Cruising on Route 62 (Sunday) A day on the roads of the central Karoo starts with a drive through the historic Montagu Pass built over 100 years ago (this is especially fun in our 4X4 vehicle). We'll then visit the quaint town of Barrydale, full of interesting little shops and points of interest. A slow sunset cruise on the Breede River. We'll toast to an eventful day on the road with a glass (or a few) of local sparkling wine on board an elegant flat-bottomed river boat. Overnight in cottage style accommodation in the mountains of Robertson. Day 4 - Robertson Wine Valley | 3 Farms | 3 Different Tasting Experiences (Monday) A family owned wine farm for a chocolate and wine pairing that'll get your taste buds excited for the rest of the day. An MCC tasting is up next at South Africa's most loved MCC farm. 4 different tastings of pure liquid gold in a setting that's fit for a Queen and her King! Our final tasting of the day is at a privately owned secret beer brewery in the mountains of Robertson where you'll be treated to a tour of the beer making process.

$1714.85 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 HouseDay 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 HouseDay 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.

$1075.80 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town

ItineraryDay 1: Cape Town to Prince Albert Pass By: Matjiesfontein Tourist InformationTravel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese. There will be a stop for lunch en-route (for clients own account).No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Swartberg hotel or similar comfortable - standard roomcut above - chalet roompremium - chalet roomDay 2: Prince Albert to Oudtshoorn Stop At: Meiringspoort Waterfall, De Rust, Western CapeAfter breakfast we continue our journey through the spectacular Meiringspoort Pass and Waterfall, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty. The winding road takes us through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Drinks for clients own account. Accommodation included: La Plume Guest House or similar comfortable - luxury roomcut above - honeymoon suitepremium - superior roomDay 3: Oudtshoorn to KnysnaStop At: Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna, Western CapeAfter breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like 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 (weather permitting), 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. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: drinks for clients own account.Accommodation included: Rex Hotel or similar comfortable - standard roomcut above - studio luxury apartmentpremium - studio luxury apartmentDay 4: Knysna Stop At: Garden of Eden, Knysna, Western CapeToday you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Western Capevisit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). Afterwards you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Rex Hotel or similar comfotable - standard roomcut above - studio luxury apartment premium - studio luxury apartmentDay 5: Knysna to Tsitsikamma Stop At: Birds of Eden, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Western CapeTravel to Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of the Garden Route, before visiting Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. The sanctuary was developed to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Tsitsikamma National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern CapeOur journey continues to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world, currently offering the highest commercially operated Bungy Jump in the world. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys covered in mountain Fynbos and temperate high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea.Overnight in the Tsitsikamma area.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similarcomfortable - log cabinscut above - village roompremium - premier roomDay 6: Tsitsikamma to Port ElizabethPass By: Port ElizabethHead eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city” with a wonderful climate. Enjoy a city orientation tour of Port Elizabeth, where the tour ends on arrival. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport. [Breakfast]Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$510.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Explore The Garden Route from Port Elizabeth

ItineraryDay 1: Knysna - Situated in the Heart of the Garden Route, is South Africa's Favorite TownStop At: Knysna Heads, Knysna, Western CapeOur first stop today is the Wilderness Beach where guests can enjoy an optional craft beer or juice tasting. We then explore the Knysna Heads, offering one of the most breathtaking views along the Garden RouteDuration: 3 hoursStop At: The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Knysna, Western CapeOur Guests can take an optional Boat or Yacht cruise. Options include a Ferry Boat or a cruiser which explore the Knysna Lagoon. Another options is a luxury Yacht which goes through the KnysnaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Knysna Yacht ClubGuests are invited to enjoy a typical South African Barbeque. (Braai)Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodation is in a luxury apartment at the Knysna Marina or at a Guest House in the Village. Breakfast is includedDay 2: Tsitsikamma Forests, Plettenberg Bay and Natures ValleyStop At: Plettenberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Western CapeExplore the beaches of Plettenberg Bay, looking for Dolphins, and in the winter months, WhalesDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Natures Valley Beach, Nature's Valley, Western CapeEnjoy a short hike in The Titsikamma Forest before spending some time at the beautiful Natures Valley Beach. We also stop to view giant Yellowwood Trees, over 500 yrs old.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Western CapeJoin a tour of this famous Garden Route Attraction. Primates from all around the world are kept is a giant enclosure in the Forest. Also available is the Birds Of Eden. The birds, from destinations around the globe, put on a beautiful display of colour and song.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Tonight you will stay in the same accommodation as the previous day.Day 3: Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital of the WorldStop At: The Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeToday 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.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeOudtshoorn is the 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.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Accommodation is in a 4 star Guest HouseDay 4: Mossel Bay Stop At: Mossel Bay TourismEnjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island to view seals, whales and sometimes the Great White Shark.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bartholomeu Diaz Museum ComplexExplore the Diaz Museum. Here you can see the Old Post Office Tree, the Shell museum and aquariam as well as a replica of the Carravele, a replica of the first sailing vessel to land in the Cape. Bartholomew Diaz, was a Portuguese navigator whose discovery in 1488 of the Cape of Good Hope showed Europeans there was a feasible route to India around the storm-driven southern tip of Africa Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.