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Explore The Garden Route

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Explore The Garden Route

from R37180

per person

The Garden Route is a 300-kilometre stretch of the south-western coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape.

  • Departure
    Cape Town
  • Include
    Cellar Tour
    Wine Tasting
    Game Drive
    City Tour
    Porter Service
    Tour Guide
    Tollroad Fees
    Airport Transfers
  • Not Included
    Personal Expenses
    Park Fees
    Panorama Route
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport.  You will be met with a name board and your transfer to Stellenbosch takes place.

Day 2: Winelands

09h00 you will be met by your tour guide and do a tour of the winelands, which includes Paarl and Franschhoek.   Two wine tastings and one cellar tour will be done. We take a walk through Stellenbosch and visit the museum.

Day 3: Stellenbosch to Oudtshoorn

Drive to Oudtshoorn, which is quite a distance.   Late in the afternoon visit at the Safari ostrich farm, where you will learn everything about this bird from egg to adult bird.  Should we arrive late, we will do it the next morning.

Day 4: Oudtshoorn

After breakfast, we visit the Cango Caves before we drive to Addo National Park. We are staying outside the park in an area where there are working organic citrus farms. Afternoon game drive in our touring vehicle.

Day 5: Game Drive

Today you will enjoy a morning and sunset game drive in an open vehicle with a qualified ranger.

Day 6: Kenton on Sea

Drive to Kenton on Sea.   The standard tours stays inside this little village in a guesthouse.   Those guests who are not visiting a lodge will be offered activities by their guide.  Or else you could enjoy a walk on the beautiful beach.

Day 7: Cape St Francis

Drive to Cape St Francis.  The accommodation is located in the holiday resort of the South Africans, close to the beach.

Day 8: Storms River

Drive to the village Storms River. Dinner is included with the compliments of your agency and Access Southern Africa: Tonight you will have a traditional South African BBQ with your tourguide.

Day 9: Tsitsikamma National park

Today we drive into the Tsitsikamma National park and take a walk to the suspension bridge.  We then continue to Knysna and the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Bed only Brenton on Sea Cottages   Seaview Chalet Breakfast in a nearby restaurant

Day 10: Knysna

10h00 excursion to the Knysna Heads in the Featherbed Naturepark.    This park is privately owned and it is a South African Heritage Site.  A paradise on the western Knysna Heads. The western and the eastern Knysna Heads are the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon which is know for its oysters and the rare seahorse is also still found here.

Day 11: Wilderness and Mossel Bay

Continue along the well-known garden route.  The garden route is the area between Tsitsikamma and Mossel Bay.  Along this stretch, you find many lagoons and inland lakes. At this farm you can enjoy a morning working hour with the farmer where you learn how they handle their sheep and ostriches.  Thereafter a delicious farm breakfast is served with homemade jams, breads. This route is sandwiched between the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean. We stop in Wilderness,  well-known for the long white beaches and the lagoon. Thereafter we continue to Mossel Bay.  This is a harbour town and tourists enjoy it here.  The hinterland of Mossel Bay is a very important farm region for the Western Cape. In Mossel Bay we visit the Post Office Tree, which offers a lot of history on the portuguese sea cruises We stay on a farm near Heidelberg.

Day 12: Cape Agulhas and Hermanus

Today we visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve.  It is a floral kingdom of the fynbos. Hardly any other Nature Reserve has to offer such a lot as De Hoop does.  The sea, the dunes, the vlei and the variety of fynbos, various antelopes and the Potberg in the area give the reserve its flair.  It is also a bird paradise. Whale watching from the beach can be done from June to November. We continue to Cape Agulhas before we drive to Hermanus.  Cape Agulhas is geographically the most southern point of the African continent and the two oceans:  Indian and Atlantic meet here. Hermanus is a popular holiday resort for the Capetonians.

Day 13: Kleinmond and Cape Town

We drive along the most spectacular Route via Kleinmond and Gordons Bay to Cape Town. We check-in before we do our city tour.  A geographic and cultural orientating tour, which shows Cape Town from history to modern shopping centre at the V&A Waterfront.  You will see the centre of Cape Town, the Castle of Good Hope and the South African Museum, the Company Gardens and the traditional Cape Malay Bo-Kaap quarters.  Your tour will end at the V&A Waterfront. The guide can drop you off here, but you will make your own way back to the accommodation. Table Mountain is very weather dependant and not included in the price.

Day 14: Cape Point and Simonstown

Full day Cape Point tour with the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve, Chapmans Peak (if open) and Simonstown with a visit to Boulders, home of the penguins, and thereafter Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Day 15

Today you will get your transfer to the airport – in time for your flight