Garden Route

Itinerary: from Cape Town to Cape Town

Duration: 5 days

Group size: max. 12 people

Lodge Tour Price: 760 €

 

 

Highlights:

  •  Big Five Game Viewing
  •  Visit the world renowned Cango Caves
  •  Explore the Knysna markets and surroundings
  •  Ostrich farm and riding in Oudtshoorn
  •  The highest Bungy jump in the world
  •  Addo Elephant Nationalpark
  •  Tsitsikamma Nationalpark
  •  Cheetah Trekking

 

Info

This tour covers the best the Garden Route has to offer, like Tsistikamma, Outshoorn, Wilderness and Addo Elephant Park. Starting point isCape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We visit an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn. Moreover, we will do some whale watching in Hermanus and do a game drives to see the BIG 5 in the Garden Route Game Lodge.

Day 1: Oudtshoor
Day 2: Plettenberg Bay
Day 3: Tsitsikamma Nationalpark and Addo Elephants Nationalpark
Day 4 : Garden Route Game Lodge , game drive
Day 5: Cheetah Tracking and Hermanus

Itinerary*

DAY 1

Depart Cape Town at 6am and head up to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo semi desert area and also the ostrich capital of the World. This drive follows the world famous Route 62. We will visit the Cango Caves for a tour through these magnificent cave system and also visit an ostrich farm for a closer look at this enormous birds. You can even try your luck at riding one! Tonight we will stay in Oudtshoorn and have a delicious ostrich braai for dinner. (Dinner)

DAY 2

Leaving Oudtshoorn we will cross the mountain range to the coast and the gorgeous Garden Route. Our first stop is the scenic ‘map of Africa’ lookout in the Wilderness and then we are off to Knysna (consistently voted as South Africa’s favourite town). Here we will visit the Knysna Heads, Waterfront, markets and explore this charming town thoroughly. After Knysna we pass through Plettenberg Bay and overnight at the Crags just outside Plettenberg Bay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3

The magnificent Tsitsikamma National Park awaits us this morning. Thundering waves, thick forest, plentiful birdlife and otters, this National Park has it all! Walk the coastal route to the hanging bridge over Storms River Mouth and experience what makes this the most scenic park in South Africa. From here we will head east towards the Addo elephant National Park and your opportunity to spot the last Cape elephants, various antelope species and more. Tonight we overnight at the Avoca cabins situated on the banks of the Sundays River. (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

DAY 4

From the Eastern Cape we head back towards the Garden Route and to the World’s highest Bungy at Bloukrantz (plenty of time to jump for those thrill seekers). Our journey leads us to the Garden Route Game Lodge where we will overnight in the luxury accommodation. The lodge has its own reptile park. We will do a late afternoon safari drive where we have the opportunity to view rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah and many varieties of antelope species. A scrumptious and varied buffet dinner is served at the lodge! (Breakfast, Dinner)

 

DAY 5

We start the day early with a morning safari drive to see some of those animals that we did not see the previous evening. Hereafter we will do a cheetah walk with an experienced range. Departing round lunchtime we head towards Hermanus and one of the best land based whale watching site in the world (June-December). The Southern Right whales are making a dramatic comeback after nearly becoming extinct a mere 50 years ago. We return to Cape Town in the late afternoon via the stunning False Bay coastline where we might see some dolphins to welcome us home. (Breakfast)

*subject to change without notice

Important: On occasion this tour can also be run the other way around!

Price and Services

Price:               760 €

Price includes:

  • Breakfast and dinner and accommodation as in the itinerary
  • Experienced guide
  • Entrance fees:
    • Big 5 Game Viewing at Garden Route Game Lodge
    • Ostrich Farm
    • Cango Caves
    • TsitsikammaNational Park
    • Reptile Park

Not included:

  • Lunches & drinks
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (compulsory: Luggage, Accident and medical cover)
  • Addo National Park entry fee

Optional activities:

  • Boat based Whale Watching: look at dolphins and whales from a boat – R450
  • Bungee Jumping, experience pure madness and pure thrill – jump the world’s highest Bungee at Storms River – R720
  • Cango Caves – R80

Departures

Departure dates every Monday (min.4 people)

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