Cape Town to Port Elizabeth Garden Route Tour
”Remember the quality of your Safari has EVERYTHING to do with the quality of the guide who leads your experience…”
South Africa Garden Route Tour overview:
This 4 Day Magnificent Garden Route Tour starts in Cape Town and ends in the "friendly" city of Port Elizabeth. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport. Please note this Tour has set departure dates. All departures are in English.
2023 Departure dates: 2,16,30 Jan; 6,13,20,27 Feb; 6,13,16,20,27 Mar; 3,10 Apr; 1,22 May; 12 Jun; 3,17 Jul; 7,21,28 Aug; 11,18,21,25 Sep; 2,9,16,23 Oct; 6,9,13,20,27 Nov; 4 Dec.
Transportation: All Tours and transfers in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
Professionally Escorted: Discover the magic of South Africa's Garden Route in the company of professional Tour Guide
Accommodation: Rooms of a 4 star standard with private facilities on a twin share basis
Inclusions: 3 Breakfasts | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner | Accommodation | Transportation | Porterage | Sightseeing as specified
Exclusions: All flights, optional extra activities, entrance fees not specifically stated as included in Itinerary, meals not specifically stated as included in Itinerary, soft and alcoholic drinks, travel insurance, tips and gratuities (it is customary in South Africa to tip your guides), expenses of personal nature.
South Africa Garden Route Tour Itinerary
Day 1: (Mon) Cape Town to Mossel Bay
Distance traveled: +/- 500km's
After an early morning departure from Cape Town, we'll travel along Sir Lowry's Pass, with its magnificent views fom the top, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Our journey continues to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is considered the icon that signifies the tip of Africa and selfies and photos here create unforgettable memories. We continue via historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, to Mossel Bay from where the Garden Route etends to the Storms River in the East. Overnight in Mossel Bay.
Accommodation: Diaz Hotel & Resort (or similar)
Day 2: (Tue) Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn
Distance traveled: +/- 150km's
After breakfast we continue our journey to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. 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. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Accommodation: La Plume Guest House (or similar) (BD)
Day 3: (Wed) Oudtshoorn to Knysna
After breakfast we journey over the Outeniqua Pass down to the coastal town of George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa with many historical landmarks. The tour then travels via Wilderness 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. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature reserve (weather permitting), where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Knysna "Head" to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon down below, returning for lunch. Afternoon at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight Knysna.
Accommodation: Rex Hotel (or similar) (BL)
Day 4: (Thu) Knysna to Port Elizabeth
Distance traveled: +/- 300km's
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.
There are several direct daily flights between the Kruger National Park region and Cape Town International Airport. This Tour can be booked as a stand alone Tour after enjoying a couple of days in Cape Town OR as an extension of our flagship 7 Day South Africa Wildlife Safari Tour - a fantastic value for money and ultimate wildlife exprience Tour for first time visitors to South Africa.
Departure point: Cape Town City
Return details: Port Elizabeth City (Airport on request)
Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights
Subject to availability at the time of booking
Min 2, Max 7-15 participants per vehicle
Families travelling with children under the age of 12 years old will need to book a private vehicle and guide for this Tour, please contact us for rates and availability. No children under the age of 12 allowed on our Guided Tours.
A 25% non refundable deposit required to secure a booking, the balance is payable no later than 30 days prior to arrival, bookings made less than 30 days before departure will be required to pay full amount at time of booking
Tour reconfirmation required the day before the Safari, please refer to voucher for further details
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival date and/or commencement of Safari/Tour/Activity - deposit plus 25% of total bill; 14 to 29 days - deposit plus 50% of total bill; 0 to 13 days - 100% of total bill.
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Chacma baboons are numerous in the Kruger National Park and live in huge troops numbering up to 200 animals (typically between 30-40). Troops consist of a family group of males, females and their young. Young baboons depend on their mothers for transportation, initially the little “pink foots” cling to the underside of the mother. At around 3 months of age they start riding “jockey style” on mommy’s back (leaning against the tail for support) as seen in this footage...
There are approximately 10000 Giraffes in the Kruger National Park. They are gregarious and live in nonterritorial loose groups of up to 20 at a time, a behaviour that apparently allows for increased vigilance against predators. They have excellent eyesight, and when one giraffe notices approaching danger it will keep staring until the others look in that direction too. Giraffes live up to 26 years in the wild and slightly longer in captivity.