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Garden Route Essentials2018-07-23T15:21:41+00:00

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Garden Route Essentials

3 Days

Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

ESSENTIALS SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
TISD 20

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Explore the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth, visiting Tsitsikamma, standing on the Storms River Bridge, Oudtshoorn sights and the Cape Winelands.

Garden Route Essentials TISD 20
Languages English and German
Departure days Tuesdays
Departure locations Protea Hotel by Marriott Marine ±11h30
Vehicle Luxury sedan or minibus
Group size 2-30 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 3-star hotels
Meals 2 breakfasts
Entrance Fees
Garden Route National Park conservation fee (Storms River Bridge)
Optional excursions
en route
Ostrich farm tractor tour
Cango Caves
Cheese and wine pairing, cellar tour

 English Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
20 4,18 5,19 5,19 2,16,30 28 25 30 20 3,7 1,22

German Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
13,27 11 22 12,26 12,26 9,23 14 11 16 13,27 10,24 15,29
  • Beach hotel
  • Tsitsikamma Forest
  • Garden Route
  • Route 62

Day 1 | Tuesday / Sunday

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

Guests are collected from their hotel and head west to Knysna via Storm’s River and the Tsitsikamma Forest; in the heart of the Garden Route. Guests will stop at Storms River and enjoy a short walk to the suspension bridge to take in the views. Enjoy lunch (own account) in the Tsitsikamma Forest area, home to century-old trees, then continue on to the picturesque town of Knysna. After arrival and check-in, guests board the informative Knysna oyster cruise to sample oysters and enjoy a sundowner. Guests savour an evening’s dinner next to the Knysna Estuary (own account).

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

Day 2 | Wednesday / Monday

KNYSNA to PLETTENBERG BAY and back (±60km)

After breakfast, guests make their way to Plettenberg Bay. Guests depart from Lookout Beach on a marine excursion (weather permitting) dedicated to the observation and conservation of marine mammals. This Fair Trade Tourism certified ocean safari affords guests extensive and memorable whale, dolphin and seal watching. Back on shore they can enjoy a relaxing lunch (own account). In the afternoon, guests take a guided tour of the Qolweni Township, school, and crèche. This is a community development programme; allocated tour proceeds fund the education of Qolweni’s children. Guests are invited to donate pencils, books and other stationary. Take the scenic drive back to Knysna; spending the afternoon at leisure or exploring the village of Knysna. In the early evening, guests enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants at the Knysna Waterfront (own account).

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

Day 3 | Thursday / Tuesday

KNYSNA to OUDTSHOORN via WILDERNESS (±125km)

After breakfast, the tour departs for Oudtshoorn, in the Klein Karoo. Continue via the Outeniqua Pass over the Outeniqua Mountains. Oudtshoorn is the principal town of the Klein Karoo and the ostrich capital of the world. Lunch (for own account) at an ostrich farm in the Cango Valley on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn and guests take an informative tractor tour of the farm. Enjoy dinner in this quaint setting.

Overnight at Surval Boutique Olive Estate or similar – Dinner and breakfast.

Day 4 | Friday / Wednesday

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

The tour departs for Cape Town, via the Cango Caves and the iconic Route 62. After breakfast guests enjoy an olive farm tour and tasting, paired with Protea Rose or juice, before the tour departs for the Cango Caves. Departing the Cango Cave system, the tour traces Route 62, the region’s iconic freeway. Guests can enjoy a wine tasting (own account) and the sweeping views of the Tradouw Valley. Lunch is enjoyed en route (own account). Guests arrive at a Cape Town hotel in the late afternoon.

RECOMMENDED PRE / POST HOTEL

Protea Hotel by Marriott Marine

Location: Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth

  • Close to entertainment and restaurants
  • Beach front hotel
  • Located on the famous Hobie Beach

RECOMMENDED PRE / POST HOTEL

Protea Hotel by Marriott Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Location: Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

  • Near vibrant nightlife hotspots, cafés and restaurants in Long Street
  • Famous for their burgers and milkshakes
  • Walking distance to city highlights

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