GARDEN ROUTE & EASTERN CAPE Day Tours

The forever landscape to the east of Cape Town, reaching all the way to the Wild Coast and deep inland, is an amazing treasury of all kinds of good things and places. Our exquisite Garden Route runs south from the friendly city of Port Elizabeth, to the quaintly artistic village of Knysna –few finer places from which to explore this green coastal belt of the Cape West Coast.

FEATHERBED ECO EXPERIENCE


SHORT TOUR
Departs Daily at 10h00 and 11h30
Returns at ±14h00
Nestled on the Western Head in Knysna, the Featherbed Nature Reserve stands as the quintessential eco-experience along the Garden Route. Embark on a captivating journey with a return ferry trip across the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head. Ascend the headland in a 4x4 vehicle, accompanied by a trailer, making stops at breathtaking viewpoints. A knowledgeable guide enriches the adventure with insights into the area's history, fauna, and flora. Opt for an optional guided 2.2km walk, leading through coastal forests and fynbos to ancient sea caves. The experience culminates in a world-renowned buffet lunch, set in an enchanting outdoor restaurant beneath the shelter of Milkwood trees. This extraordinary outing is tailored for all ages and fitness levels, making it a delightful family excursion.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Knysna lagoon ferry trip
  • 4x4 vehicle experience
  • Lunch

PORT ELIZABETH CITY TOUR


HALF DAY TOUR
Available on request between 08h00 and 14h00
Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), fondly known as the 'Friendly City', is situated in the adventurous Eastern Cape province and is South Africa’s second oldest city. Visitors to Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) will gain insight into the city’s diverse and remarkable past when going on a City tour, as it is rich in history and culture – dating back to the 1820 British Settlers. Visitors can look forward to catching a glimpse of, and exploring some of the following highlights: The Campanile, City Hall, Public Library, Feather Market Centre, Market Square, Fort Frederick, Donkin Reserve & Lighthouse, some of Route 67’s public artwork that is dedicated to late Nelson Mandela and various sightings of architectural delights. Time permitting, visitors may pass St Georges and Settlers Park, as well as enjoy a scenic drive along Port Elizabeth’s (Gqeberha) breathtaking beachfront.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) city exploration
  • Settler’s Park
  • St George’s Park
  • The Campanile
  • Mohair Centre

OUDTSHOORN TOUR


FULL DAY TOUR
Departs Daily on request at 08h00
Returns at ±17h30
We begin our day with a spectacular drive over the Outenique Mountain Pass into the feather capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, where you’ll get up close and personal with ostriches at Safari  Ostrich Show Farm.  After lunch (own account), you’ll have the opportunity to go right into the Cango Caves with its magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. 

* Please take note of the departure times and follow the guidance provided by the guide to avoid any delays.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Outenique Mountain Pass
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Ostrich farm
  • Lunch
  • Cango Caves

KNYSNA & PLETTENBERG BAY TOUR


FULL DAY TOUR
Departs Daily at 08h00
Returns at ±17h00
Come enjoy the glorious scenery from Knysna to Plettenberg Bay, and we’ll show you the stunning birds, bees, monkeys and cats. We show you the famed cliff formations of the Knysna ‘Heads’ followed by a tour to the Birds of Eden, the largest free flight walk-through aviary in the world.  A short hop away is Monkeyland and home to numerous monkey species ,  It’s fascinating. Finally, stop at Tenikwa, to see their indigenous cats of South Africa and support their rehabilitation facilities.

* Please take note of the departure times and follow the guidance provided by the guide to avoid any delays.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Knysna Heads
  • Birds of Eden
  • Monkeyland
  • Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

TSITSIKAMMA TOUR


FULL DAY TOUR
Departs Daily at 09h00
Returns at ±16h30
If you’re a lover of nature, or simply a lover of beauty, our Tsitsikamma full day tour offers some of the area’s most beautiful, scenic attractions on a platter for you.  We stroll through the famed Tsitsikamma Forest towards the legendary thousand-year-old Outenique yellowwood tree, before breathing in the sensational coastal views of the adjacent Tsitsikamma Coastal Nature Reserve.  What finer place to enjoy a tasty lunch than the nearby Storms River Mouth Restaurant.  For the young and the restless among us, we’ll all be there to cheer you on as you test your nerves at the world highest bungi jump – 216 metres.  Alternatively, try a treetop canopy tour in Tstsikamma (optional and for own account)! Our day closes with a visit to one of South Africa’s most popular – and elite – holiday destinations, Plettenberg Bay.  With its sensational beaches and great cosmopolitan lifestyle, you’ll see why it’s such a sought-after destination!

* Please take note of the departure times and follow the guidance provided by the guide to avoid any delays.

YOUR EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tsitsikamma Forest
  • Thousand-year-old Outenique yellowwood tree (optional activity - own account)
  • Lunch (own account)
  • Bungi jump (optional activity – own account)
  • Plettenberg Bay