Wildlife Safari in the Garden Route

Day Trips & Excursions, George AirportTraveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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We invite you to Explore the Big 5 in the Garden Route and the Klein Karoo. Join our Chauffer Drive tour and enjoy two bush safaris with experienced rangers in an open 4x4 vehicle. Expect to see Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Kudu, Hippo and much more.  Visit the celebrated Cango Caves and an Ostrich Ranch. Stay in Oudtshoorn and Knysna and visit the Waterfront art & craft markets. Experience Plettenberg Bay and Natures Valley, beaches and forests.Optional tours include: Monkeyland,Birds of Eden and a sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon.
ItineraryDay 1: Knysna - South Africa's Favorite Town - is situated in the heart of the Garden RouteStop At: Wilderness Beach, Wilderness, Western CapeWe stop for an optional Craft Beer/Gin or Juice tasting.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Knysna Heads, Knysna, Western CapeVisit the Knysna Quays. This region has a tremendous range of arts and crafts, in all mediums. Visit the Knysna Heads where the mighty Indian Ocean rushes in and out of the Knysna Lagoon.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Knysna Lagoon, Knysna, Western CapeWind up the day with an optional Lagoon Sunset Cruise. There are a number of options including luxury Yachts and Ferries. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Knysna Yacht ClubThis evening guests are invited to the Knysna Yacht Club for sundowners and a barbeque (Braai)Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at an apartment in the Knysna Waterfront or a 4 star guest house in Knysna TownDay 2: Explore Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma RegionStop At: Plettenberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Western CapeWe will do some whale and dolphin spotting. In the winter months there will be plenty of whales to view close to the shore. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Natures Valley Beach, Nature's Valley, Western CapeWe 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 the undisputed monarch of the forest - gigantic Outeniqua Yellowoods.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Western CapeGuests may take an Optional tour of Monkeyland or the Birds Of EdenDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Accommodation is the same as the previous night.Day 3: Wildlife Safari and Ostriches.Stop At: Botlierskop Private Game ReserveVisit the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Home to Lion, Elephant, Rhino and buffalo. You will enjoy a safari on a 4X4 open vehicle with an experienced ranger.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeWe 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.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Buffeldrift Private Game Reserve or Nearby LodgeDay 4: Wildlife Safari and the magical Cango CavesStop At: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeThe 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.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: The Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeVisit 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: George AirportWe drop off our guests in the early afternoon at George Airport for your onward flight or coach/car transport to Cape Town or Port Elizabeth.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 3x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Two Safari Drives in an open 4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Entry to the Cango Caves and the Highgate Ostrich Ranch
  • Entry/Admission - Knysna Yacht Club
  • Entry/Admission - Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities
  • Entry/Admission - The Cango Caves

What’s not included

  • Lunches and two dinners
  • Optional Activities
  • Alcoholic drinks,tips and personal items
  • Flights and transfers to and from George
  • Entry/Admission - Knysna Lagoon
  • Entry/Admission - Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Itinerary

Day 1: Knysna - South Africa's Favorite Town - is situated in the heart of the Garden Route Stop At: Wilderness Beach, Wilderness, Western Cape We stop for an optional Craft Beer/Gin or Juice tasting. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Knysna Heads, Knysna, Western Cape Visit the Knysna Quays. This region has a tremendous range of arts and crafts, in all mediums. Visit the Knysna Heads where the mighty Indian Ocean rushes in and out of the Knysna Lagoon. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Knysna Lagoon, Knysna, Western Cape Wind up the day with an optional Lagoon Sunset Cruise. There are a number of options including luxury Yachts and Ferries. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Knysna Yacht Club This evening guests are invited to the Knysna Yacht Club for sundowners and a barbeque (Braai) Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at an apartment in the Knysna Waterfront or a 4 star guest house in Knysna Town
Day 2: Explore Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma Region Stop At: Plettenberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape We will do some whale and dolphin spotting. In the winter months there will be plenty of whales to view close to the shore. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Natures Valley Beach, Nature's Valley, Western Cape We 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 the undisputed monarch of the forest - gigantic Outeniqua Yellowoods. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape Guests may take an Optional tour of Monkeyland or the Birds Of Eden Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Accommodation is the same as the previous night.
Day 3: Wildlife Safari and Ostriches. Stop At: Botlierskop Private Game Reserve Visit the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Home to Lion, Elephant, Rhino and buffalo. You will enjoy a safari on a 4X4 open vehicle with an experienced ranger. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape 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. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Buffeldrift Private Game Reserve or Nearby Lodge
Day 4: Wildlife Safari and the magical Cango Caves Stop At: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape 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. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: The Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape 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 hours Stop At: George Airport We drop off our guests in the early afternoon at George Airport for your onward flight or coach/car transport to Cape Town or Port Elizabeth. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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