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Project Description

Garden Route Comfort

4 Days

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

COMFORT SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
TISD 41

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Discover the wonders of the Klein Karoo. Visit an ostrich farm and the Cango Caves. Trek through the Tsitsikamma Forest en route to Port Elizabeth.

Garden Route Comfort TISD 41
Languages Bilingual – English and German
Departure days Wednesdays
Departure locations Sea Point hotels ±07h30
Waterfront hotels ±08h00
City hotels ± 08h15
Vehicle Luxury sedan or minibus
Group size 2-14 guests
Additional Touring Options

Private tour: Itinerary available on a private basis departing on selected days. On request and subject to availability (not available on Freesale). Departure on any other day is subject to availability and   a surcharge may apply. Public attractions will not be private. Other language tour guides available on request.

Self-drive tour: Itinerary (excluding entrance fees and excursions) available on a self-drive basis departing on selected days. On request and subject to availability (not available on Freesale). Departure on any other day is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply.

Accommodation 4-star hotels
Meals 3 breakfasts
Entrance Fees
Conservation fee for Garden Route National Park (Storms River), Cango Caves
Optional excursions
en route
Olive farm tour and wine pairing
Ostrich farm tractor tour
Sunset Knysna oyster cruise
Ocean safari and township tour

 Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
7,21 5,19 2,16,30 13,27 13,27 10,24 8,22 5,19 3,17,31

Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
14,28 12,26 9,23 6,20 6,20 3,17 1,15,29 12,26 10,24 7,21 4,18 2,16,30
  • Cango Caves
  • Ostrich farm
  • Tsitsikamma Forest

Day 1 | Wednesday

CAPE TOWN to OUDTSHOORN via ROUTE 62 (±420km)

The tour heads eastwards to Oudtshoorn, via Route 62, a picturesque route that traverses the contrasting regions of the Western and Eastern Cape. Guests enjoy lunch in the Tradouw Valley en route, followed by a wine tasting (both own account). Once in Oudtshoorn, guests enjoy an informative tour of an ostrich farm aboard a tractor (own account); learning about the intricacies of a working farm. On arrival at the hotel, guests spend the afternoon at leisure. Dinner is enjoyed in the quaint setting (own account)

Overnight at Surval Boutique Olive Estate or similar – Breakfast.

Day 2 | Thursday

OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA via WILDERNESS (±125km)

After breakfast, guests enjoy a tour to an olive farm (own account). A tasting, paired with Protea Rose or juice, is offered in the orchard (own account). The tour visits the Cango Caves before continuing over the Outeniqua mountains to the Garden Route. Guests will enjoy photo opportunities in Wilderness, with sweeping views from the Map of Africa lookout point (weather permitting) before continuing on to Knysna. After check-in, guests embark on a sunset Knysna oyster cruise (weather permitting and own account), an informative cruise introducing guests to the culinary delights of a wild Knysna oyster. Dinner is enjoyed at one of many restaurants on the Knysna Estuary
(own account).

Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays or similar – Breakfast.

Day 3 | Friday

KNYSNA to PLETTENBERG BAY and back (±60km)

After breakfast, the tour makes its way to Plettenberg Bay. Guests embark a boat at Lookout Beach for a marine excursion (weather permitting and own account) with the emphasis on marine-mammal conservation. This Fair Trade Tourism certified ocean safari affords guests close-up views of whales, dolphins and seals. Back on shore, enjoy a relaxing lunch (own account). In the afternoon guests enjoy a guided tour of the Qolweni Township, school and crèche (own account). This community development programme focuses on education. Allocated tour proceeds are channelled into initiatives targeting the education of Qolweni’s young children. Guests are invited to donate pencils, books and other stationary. Dinner is enjoyed at one of many Knysna Waterfront restaurants (own account).

Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays or similar – Breakfast.

Day 4 | Saturday

KNYSNA to PORT ELIZABETH via TSITSIKAMMA FOREST (±285km)

The tour departs, after breakfast, for Port Elizabeth, via Storm’s River and the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest. The Garden Route features lush forests, blue ocean waters and rugged mountain peaks. Guests will stop at Storms River and enjoy a short walk to the suspension bridge to take in the views. Guests enjoy lunch (own account) in the Tsitsikamma Forest area, home to century-old trees. The tour concludes at a Port Elizabeth city hotel.

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  • Walking distance to city highlights

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