Klein Karoo and Garden Route. Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (T 41 Eastbound)


From R 12 900 per person sharing
Single Supplement: R 1 500
Valid to: 31 October 2017

Discover the wonders of the Klein Karoo. Interact with elephants and ostriches, enjoy an ocean safari and embark on a sunset oyster cruise on the Knysna Estuary before trekking through the Tsitsikamma Forest en route to Port Elizabeth.

Includes

  • 3 Breakfasts; 1 Dinner
    Entrance Fees:Conservation fee for Garden Route National Park (Storms River); Sunset Knysna Oyster Cruise; Cango Caves; Ostrich Farm, Ocean Safari and Elephant Interaction.

Day 1 | Wednesday / Friday
CAPE TOWN to OUDTSHOORN via ROUTE 62 (±420km)

This morning you will head East via Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn, a picturesque route that encompasses the contrasting regions of the Western and Eastern Cape.

Enjoy lunch (own account) en route and enjoy the Tradouw Valley followed by a traditional Witblitz tasting. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and has over 400 ostrich farms, as well as several Feather Mansions.

Make your way to the ostrich farm in the Cango Valley and learn about these exotic birds and their industry and dare to ride the world’s biggest bird species.
Once at the lodge freshen up and enjoy some leisure time, or participate in an optional game drive (own account).

Enjoy dinner in this quaint, rural lakeside setting.
De Opstal Country Lodge or similar – dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 2 | Thursday / Saturday
OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA via WILDERNESS (±125km)

After breakfast you will have the rare opportunity to experience an elephant interaction and feeding of the African elephants that were all raised at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge.

Leaving these gentle giants, you will then visit the Cango Caves, a 20 million year old natural treasure at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains before making your way over the Outeniqua Pass. Our next scenic stop is in Wilderness.

Enjoy photo opportunities and unspoilt views at Map of Africa lookout point (weather permitting) before you continue on your journey to Knysna.
After checking into your hotel we embark on a Sunset Knysna Oyster Cruise (weather permitting), an informative and interactive cruise introducing you to the wild Knysna oyster.

Tonight we dine out (own account).
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar – bed and breakfast

Day 3 | Friday / Sunday
KNYSNA to PLETTENBERG BAY and back (±60km)

After breakfast we make our way to Plettenberg Bay. From Lookout Beach you will be taken on an Ocean Safari (weather permitting).
The Ocean Safari is dedicated to observation and conservation and allows for extensive and memorable whale, dolphin and seal watching. Following your marine excursion, enjoy a relaxing lunch in Plettenberg Bay (own account).
In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the Qolweni Township, school and crèche.
This is a community enrichment programme that sees the proceeds of its tours going into the education of the young children of Qolweni. Guests are welcome to donate pencils, books and other stationary.

Arrive at your Knysna hotel and enjoy time at leisure before making your way to the Knysna Waterfront for dinner (own account).
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar – bed and breakfast

Day 4 | Saturday / Monday
KNYSNA to PORT ELIZABETH via TSITSIKAMMA FOREST (±265km)

Departing the hotel after breakfast, you will head East towards Port Elizabeth via Storm’s River and the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest.
The Garden Route is a gorgeous coastal area featuring lush forests, blue ocean waters and rugged mountain peaks and was named for its ecologically vast indigenous fynbos and other plant species.

Your first stop brings you to Storms River. After a short walk, take in the dramatic views on the suspension bridge at Storms River Mouth where the river meets the Indian Ocean.

Enjoy lunch (own account) in the Tsitsikamma Forest area, an indigenous forest where the Knysna elephant once roamed freely.

Arrive at Port Elizabeth in the late afternoon where you will be dropped off at your Port Elizabeth hotel or Port Elizabeth International Airport.

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