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4 Day Southern Circle Garden Route Tour (SCCD)

Route:

Cape Town - City - Hermanus - Mossel Bay - George - Garden Route - Port Elizabeth

4 Days Guided Tour of the Garden Route - Scenic South African Beauty

Relax and join our tour of the popular garden route with highlights such as Hermanus / Cango Caves and an Ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn / Knysna and the heads / the Tsitsikamma National park and Storms River.

 

Itinerary:

Tours Garden Route - Monday 25th April 2011
Garden Route, Hermanus. This exciting tour departs from Cape Town and drive eastwards via the beautiful coastal route between Gordon’s Bay and Hermanus, a seaside holiday town ( Hermanus is the best place in the World to spot Whales from land - July to Dec). After lunch we drive on to Mossel Bay. Here we visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree and the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Overnight Mossel Bay


Tours Garden Route - Tuesday 26th April 2011
Garden Route, Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farm On this second day of this tour, We travel over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo to visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some unique experiences including ostrich racing. A ride on a back of an ostrich is not for the fainthearted. We visit the Cango caves, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprises an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Visit Oudtshoorn, also called the "Feather capital" of the world, as over ninety percent of the world's ostrich farms are found here. Overnight at La Plume Guest House.


Tours Garden Route - Wednesday 27th April 2011
4 Day Garden Route Tour After breakfast we visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, an endangered species breeding facility extraordinaire. Then depart for George and Wilderness National Park. We skirt around the lakes with stops at scenic viewpoints to Knysna. The town is situated on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the "Heads". The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the lakelands and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc. We join a sundowner cruise on the lagoon. Overnight in Knysna at the Fish Eagle Lodge. Overnight in Knysna.


Tours Garden Route - Thursday 29th April 2011
Garden Route, Tsitsikamma Mouth We explore Knysna and travel further via Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Then we traverse through magnificently scenic river valley passes. We visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for 'The place of much water" stretching over 100 km of wild and rocky coastline characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Our next stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley towering some 139 m above the river. The final part of the Garden Route 4 Day Tour takes us past a few coastal holiday villages to Port Elizabeth, also called the 'Friendly City' for a short city tour before the tour ends.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Price Includes: Guide / Airconditioned Vehicle / Accommodation in 4 star places / dinners / breakfasts and entrance fees on tour.

 

Extra information

Departure From Cape Town or Port Elizabeth Departure Date: 25 th April 2011 - 09h00 AM from major hotels or airport.

TOUR NAME: Tours Garden Route - 4 Day.
CODE: SCCD
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfasts and Dinners
DEPARTURE: Monday, 25 th April 2011
DURATION: 4 Days
ROUTING: Cape Town - Hermanus - Mossel Bay - George - Oudtshoorn - Garden Route - Port Elizabeth
SPECIAL NOTES: None
MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: None
DRESS REQUIREMENTS: Comfortable casual and smart casual for the evenings