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4 Days - Garden Route Classic Tour

Route:

Cape Town - City - Route 62 - Oudtshoorn - Knysna - Plettenberg Bay - Tsitsikamma National Park - Port Elizabeth

Garden Route Classic Tour

Trip details:

  • Tour Code - IL-GDN3 (ex CPT) / IL-GDN3P (ex PLZ)
  • Departure - ex CPT - Thursdays at 08h00
  • Departure ex PLZ - Mondays at 08h45
  • Transport in air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • English speaking THETA registered tour guide
  • 4 star graded accommodation

Highlights:

  • Route 62
  • Magnificent scenery
  • Quaint & charming towns
  • Knysna Lagoon & Heads
  • Encounter with Elephant

Garden Route Classic Tour - Italian Departures

  • From 01-05-2015 to 30-09-2015
  • Departure - ex CPT - Tuesdays

Garden Route Classic Tour - French Departures

  • From 01-01-2015 to 31-12-2015
  • Departure - ex CPT - Tuesdays

 

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Thursday (D): Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included in cost). Continue to Oudtshoorn - the 'feather capital' of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner. Overnight De Opstal Country Lodge (standard room) or similar.

Day 2 - Friday (BD): Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves - one of the natural wonders of the world. Continue to the lagoon side town of Knysna - the gem of the Garden Route. Embark on a tranquil cruise to and into the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). On return to the mainland, continue the journey to Plettenberg Bay for the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge. Overnight Hog Hollow Country Lodge (standard suite) or similar.

Day 3 - Saturday (BD): After breakfast get up-close-and-personal with nature at the Elephant Sanctuary. With the help of the resident African Elephants and the well-informed guides, you will learn about the sad and mystical story about the Knysna Elephants. The visit presents you with the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph these gentle giants. After lunch (to own account), visit Birds of Eden - the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Optional: Whale & Dolphin boat experience (weather & time permitting; not included) before returning to the lodge. Overnight Hog Hollow Country Lodge (standard suite) or similar.

Day 4 - Sunday (B): After breakfast and check-out formalities, journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities. The Tour terminates in Port Elizabeth at approximately  18h00 with drop-off at the airport or your Port Elizabeth based Hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Includes:

  • 4 Star graded accomodation
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners

Excludes:

  • Any additional personal expenses and purchases
  • Any activities and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any flights

 

Extra information

  • Spanish departures on a weekly basis
  • German departures on alternate Thursdays ex CPT
  • Please contact your consultant for the departure dates, and rates