GARDEN ROUTE SPLENDOUR
PRICED FROM ZAR 11 515 PER PERSON SHARING
PORT ELIZABETH > KNYSNA > OUDTSHOORN > CAPE TOWN
(SUN) PORT ELIZABETH > KNYSNA (D)
Head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. Visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the town. Overnight in Knysna.
**Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 360 kms
(MON) KNYSNA (BL)
After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where we 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 to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.
**Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 15 kms
(TUE) KNYSNA > OUDTSHOORN (BL)
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘ostrich capital’ and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
**Hlangana Lodge (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 210 kms
(WED) OUDTSHOORN > CAPE TOWN (B)
There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue straight through to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. (The tour will travel via Franschhoek, if there are guests booked on the Franschhoek option).
Distance travelled today: 468 kms
PACKAGE INCLUSIONS3 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 1 Dinner
Accommodation | Transportation | Porterage
Sightseeing as specified
2019 DEPARTURE DATES
All departures are in English on dates below.
13, 20, 27 Jan
3, 10, 17, 24 Feb
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Mar
7, 14, 21, 28 Apr
5, 12, 19, 26 May
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun
7, 14, 21, 28 Jul
4, 11, 18, 25 Aug
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sep
6, 13 ,20, 27 Oct
3, 10, 17, 24 Nov
1, 8, 15, 22 Dec
We offer 3 different accommodation options at certain hotels on the tour:
• The Comfortable Option offers ‘standard room’ types
• The Cut Above Option offers accommodation in a slightly higher room category than ‘standard rooms’
• The Premium Option offers accommodation in ‘superior room’ types
Where guests have a choice of accommodation options, the guests will all travel together in one luxury vehicle with a professional guide. Please ensure you confirm your preference for the accommodation options when booking your Guided Journey.
‘A Cut Above’ Option – From ZAR 12 065 pps & ZAR 13 215 per single person
• Upgrade to a studio luxury apartment or similar at the Rex Hotel on Day 1 & 2; and a standard room or similar at Hlangana Lodge on Day 3.
‘Premium’ Option – From ZAR 12 220 pps & ZAR 13 500 per single person
• Upgrade to a studio luxury apartment or similar at the Rex Hotel on Day 1 & 2; and a superior room or similar at Hlangana Lodge on Day 3.