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Scenic Garden Route Circular

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Nights:
  • Itinerary Includes:

•    Overberg wine region
•    Whale watching (during season)
•    Quaint and charming towns
•    Magnificent scenery
•    Encounters with elephants
•    Ostriches
•    Cango Caves
•    Route 62

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Monday (D)
Morning departure from Cape Town over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains via Sir Lowry's Pass into a region of immense beauty. Stop at the Hamilton Russell vineyards near Hermanus for a tour & 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 (to own account), continue to Swellendam – the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Dinner is enjoyed at the hotel restaurant. Overnight Klippe Rivier Country House (standard cottage) or similar.

Day 2 – Tuesday (BLD)
After breakfast, depart Swellendam and travel to the lagoon-side town of Knysna – gem of the Garden Route. Enjoy some time at leisure at the Knsysa Waterfront Complex before embarking 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 served under the shade of the milkwood trees. On return to the mainland, continue your journey to Plettenberg Bay for the following two nights. Dinner is enjoyed at the lodge. Overnight Hog Hollow (standard room) or similar.

Day 3 – Wednesday (BD)
After breakfast, get up-close-and-personal with nature at the Knysna Elephant Park. With the help of the resident African elephants and the well-informed guides, you will learn about the sad and mystical story of the Knysna Elephants. The visit presents you with the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph these gentle giants. After lunch (to own account), travel to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Described as the 'garden of the Garden Route', the Tsitsikamma actually deserves a more vivid description to encapsulate the beauty of the place. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities. Spend some time at leisure in the town of Plettenberg Bay – 'millionaires' playground' – before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Overnight Hog Hollow (standard room) or similar.

Day 4 – Thursday (BLD)
Morning departure from Plettenberg Bay. The tour winds its way through George and via the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. visit an ostrich show farm for a guided tour and lunch. Continue to the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world and which has become a major draw-card to the Karoo area. Following this visit of discovery, check into your overnight accommodation. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight Rosenhof Country House (standard room) or similar.

Day 5 – Friday (B)
Depart Oudtshoorn this morning and travel along the famous Route 62 to Cape Town. The ever changing colours of the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards offer you an unforgettable kaleidoscope of scenic tranquility. Stop at the Country Pumpkin Restaurant near Barrydale for lunch (to own account). After lunch, enjoy a slow drive to Cape Town where your tour ends around 18h00 with drop-off at Cape Town International Airport or your Cape Town based hotel.

ACCOMMODATION:

Child Policy
Children under 12 pay 50% on the tour price when accompanied by an adult 
Children under 12 pay 50% on the tour price when sharing the same room as two adults. Restrictions may apply on certain tours
 
Cancellation Policy
14 days prior to departure: 0% of total value of reservation.
7 days prior to departure: 50% of total value of reservation.
Within 6 days prior to departure: Total value of reservation

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