Between Cape Town in the south, and East London on the Eastern Cape coast, runs an astoundingly beautiful stretch of coastline, the Garden Route, our own Garden of Eden.
|3 Nights’ Accommodation
||Porterage Sightseeing as specified
|Accommodation check-in on Day 1 is from 14h00. Shuttle service on Day 1 starts at 06h15 and ends at 22h00. If you are arriving on a very early morning or late evening flight, please inform your Travel Agent, in order to make alternative transfer arrangements
2018 ENGLISH DEPARTURE DATES 8,22 Jan 5,12,19,26 Feb 5,12,19,26 Mar 2,16,30 Apr 14,28 May 11,25 Jun 6,20 Aug 3,10,17,24 Sep 1,8,15,22,29 Oct 5,12,19,26 Nov 3,17 Dec 2018 GERMAN DEPARTURE DATES 8 Jan 12 Feb 12 Mar 20 Aug 3 Sept 8 Okt 5 Nov 3 Dez
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. Overnight in Prince Albert.
Swartberg Hotel (standard room) or similar
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. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
La Plume Guest House (luxury room) or similar
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. The Featherbed Nature Reserve was extensively damaged during the recent fire disaster in Knysna. As such, the Featherbed Eco Tour will be amended to a lagoon cruise on board the John Benn accompanied by lunch. This will be a temporary arrangement until the Featherbed Nature Reserve has been repaired and re-opened to the public. Overnight in Knysna.
Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar
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
A Cut Above Option - Accommodation
From ZAR 10 820 per person sharing
Upgrade to a chalet at Swartberg Hotel or similar on Day 1; a honeymoon suite at La Plume Guest House or similar on Day 2; and a studio luxury apartment at The Rex or similar on Day 3.
Premium Option - Accommodation
From ZAR 11 050 per person sharing
Upgrade to a suite at Swartberg Hotel or similar on Day 1; a superior suite at La Plume Guest House or similar on Day 2; and a interleading studio luxury apartment at The Rex or similar on Day 3.