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MAGNIFICENT GARDEN ROUTE


From USD 670 * | from £ 489.1*

per person sharing

On the beautiful Garden Route Tour, we will organize your accommodation, several of your meals, your transportation and pickup and drop offs. And in between, we’ll take you on a magnificent tour of gardens, villages, caves, villages, waterfalls, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and more in this spectacular 4 day adventure across some of the most amazing sights in South Africa.  
 

Magnificent Garden Route departs from Cape Town on set days (Thursdays)

2019 Departure Dates:
April - 1, 15, 29
May - 13, 27
June - 10, 24
July - 8, 22
August - 5, 19
September - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October - 7, 14, 21, 28

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. 
Distance travelled today: 392 kms 

Day 2: (Tue) Prince Albert - Oudtshoorn (BD)
After breakfast we have the opportunity to sample some of the locally produced olives before travelling 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. 
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, 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 under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. 
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
 

**End Trip** 

Includes:

  • 4 days on the Fully Guided Magnificent Garden Route Tour,
  • 3 Breakfast
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Porterage
  • transportation
  • sightseeing.
  • Drop off in Port Elizabeth

Excludes:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Visas
  • Any international or domestic airfare
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
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