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Magnificent Garden Route

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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.

  • Take in the sights of the Sandstone Heads at Knysna Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone 'Heads' which guard the sea entrance to Knysna's huge tidal lagoon
  • Visit the glorious indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest And enjoy spectacular coastal views from the Storms River mouth
  • Explore the stunning Cango Caves Go underground to marvel at these amazing icy formations

DAY 1
(Wed) Oudtshoorn
We depart by 07h30 from Cape Town and travel on to Stellenbosch for further collections. We then continue via the town of Montagu on the scenic 'Route 62' to the pretty village of Barrydale where we stop for tea (own account). Then it's on to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'feather capital of the world' thanks to its huge ostrich industry. After a fascinating tour of an ostrich farm, we continue to our Oudtshoorn hotel for check in and overnight.

Accommodation: Queens Hotel or similar

Distance travelled today: 480 km

DAY 2
(Thu) Knysna  (BB, D)
This morning we go underground to marvel at the icy formations in the Cango Caves, regarded, for good reason, as one of South Africa's most spectacular natural wonders. We then drive via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the town of George, then onto Knysna, perhaps South Africa's most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route. Spend the rest of the day discovering the joys of the town's many art galleries, craft shops and coffee bars.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar

Distance travelled today: 200 km

DAY 3
(Fri) Knysna  (BB, L)
Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon then visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone 'Heads' which guard the sea entrance to Knysna's huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches surrounding it. After lunch spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying this lovely and special town.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar

Distance travelled today: 20 km

DAY 4
(Sat) Port Elizabeth  (BB)
This morning we explore part of the glorious indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest and enjoy spectacular coastal views from the Storms River mouth. We continue on to Port Elizabeth to arrive mid-afternoon. The tour ends at approximately 14h30 at the airport or at a central hotel.

Distance travelled today: 315 km

2017 DEPARTURE DATES:
This tour departs on selected Wednesdays
04, 18 Jan
1, 15 Feb
1, 15, 29 Mar
12 Apr
03, 17, 31 May
14, 28 Jun
12, 26 Jul
09, 23 Aug
06, 27 Sep
11, 25 Oct
08, 22 Nov
06, 27 Dec

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Prices starting from £1969 per person ↓

Had a great time, the atmospehere was superb and enjoyed the meals too. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Miss Linda Elrick, reviewing Magnificent Garden Route

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Magnificent Garden Route

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  • Day 1Oudtshoorn
  • Day 2Knysna
  • Day 3Knysna
  • Day 4Port Elizabeth

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