MAGNIFICENT GARDEN ROUTE

PRICED FROM ZAR 11 290 PER PERSON SHARING

4 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY

CAPE TOWN > PRINCE ALBERT > OUDTSHOORN > KNYSNA > PORT ELIZABETH

4
Days
Between Cape Town in the south, and East London on the Eastern Cape coast, runs an astoundingly beautiful stretch of coastline, the Garden Route, our own Garden of Eden.

DAY

1

(MON) CAPE TOWN > PRINCE ALBERT

Travel 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. Overnight in Prince Albert.
**Swartberg Hotel (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 392 kms

DAY

2

(TUE) PRINCE ALBERT > OUDTSHOORN (BD)

After 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. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
**La Plume Guest House (luxury room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 100 kms

DAY

3

(WED) OUDTSHOORN > KNYSNA (BL)

After 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. Overnight in Knysna.
**Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 134 kms

DAY

4

(THU) KNYSNA > PORT ELIZABETH (B)

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Port Elizabeth. You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the ‘friendly city’, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.
Distance travelled today: 274 kms

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

3 Breakfasts | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner
Accommodation | Transportation | Porterage
Sightseeing as specified

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
All departures are in English on dates below.
14, 28 Jan            
4, 11, 18, 25 Feb               
4, 11, 18, 25 Mar              
1, 15, 29 Apr
13, 27 May         
10, 24 Jun           
8, 22 Jul               
5, 19 Aug
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep          
7, 14, 21, 28 Oct
4, 11, 18, 25 Nov              
2, 16 Dec
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
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 11 700 pps & ZAR 13 475 per single person
•     Upgrade to a chalet room or similar at the Swartberg Hotel on Day 1; a honeymoon suite or similar at La Plume Guest House on Day 2; and a studio luxury apartment or similar at the Rex Hotel on Day 3.
‘Premium’ Option – From ZAR 11 950 pps & ZAR 14 370 per single person
•     Upgrade to a chalet room or similar at the Swartberg Hotel on Day 1; a superior suite or similar at La Plume Guest House on Day 2; and a studio luxury apartment or similar at the Rex Hotel on Day 3.
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