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The Garden Route Splendor begins with an exploration of the Indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest, and only gets more magical from there. On this 4-day adventure, you’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise, see Ostrich farming, the Cango Caves, and spend time with children at a local farm school. There is a lot packed into a few days, but we’ll take care of your accommodation, transportation, several meals and more. Book it now, and enjoy a beautiful tour of some of the most magical sites in South Africa! 

Garden Route Splendour Departs from Port Elizabeth on set days (Sundays)

2019 Departure Dates:
April - 7, 14, 21, 28
May - 5, 12, 19, 26
June - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July - 7, 14, 21, 28
August - 4, 11, 18, 25
September - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October - 6, 13, 20, 27

Day 1: (Sun) Port Elizabeth - Knysna (D)
We depart Port Elizabeth and head westwards to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). We'll arrive at our 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. 
Distance travelled today: 360 kms 

Day 2: (Mon) Knysna (BL)
After a leisurely breakfast we'll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, 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. 
Distance travelled today: 15 kms 

Day 3: (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). 
Distance travelled today: 210 kms 

Day 4: (Wed) Oudtshoorn - Franschhoek - 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 to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. From here you will be transferred to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, where the tour ends on arrival. 
Distance travelled today: 468 kms


**End of Trip**


  • 4 Days on the Fully Guided Garden Route Splendour Tour, Comfortable Option
  • 3 Breakfast
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Porterage
  • Transportation
  • Sightseeing.
  • Drop off in Cape Town


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