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Garden Route Quest 4 Star (4 Days) GRQ3N4

Route 62| Garden Route| Knysna| Plettenberg Bay| Tsitsikamma National Park| Port Elizabeth| Oudtshoorn| Klein Karoo| Western Cape| South Africa| Africa
  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Terms and Conditions

Overview

Introduction

This is a 4-day escorted tour along one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world, between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. This stretch of coastline not only delivers the iconic views of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay but also offers unique and quirky experiences. From Oudtshoorn, known for its large ostrich farming industry, the Cango Caves, home to some of the oldest stalagmite accumulations on the planet, a cruise along the serene Keurbooms River, interacting with the gentle giants at The Crags Elephant Sanctuary. to the Tsitsikamma National Park where you will be in the presence of Outeniqua Yellowwood trees up to 700 years old.

Accommodation

1 Night Queen's Hotel Oudtshoorn

Room: Standard Double Room
The Queen's Hotel is an oasis of colonial elegance and wired modern convenience in the heart of Oudtshoorn - the capital of the beautiful semi-arid Klein Karoo. Finished ...

2 Nights Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Room: Hog Hollow Country Lodge: Main Lodge
"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live" Lin Yutang (1895 – 1976)Set on the ...

Itinerary

+ Day 1

Depart from Cape Town and travel at an easy pace along the iconic Route 62. The drive takes only five hours but you will take the day to explore the gorgeous route and stop along the way. Your guide will supply recommendations, including lunch stop recommendations, according to the pace and stops you choose. Your journey ends in Oudtshoorn, in the Karoo, notable for its ostrich farming industry. Check into your hotel and rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Overnight:  Queen's Hotel Oudtshoorn or similar

Activities and Services

Recommended

+ Day 2

Today you explore South Africa’s oldest tourist attraction, the Cango Caves, located in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain range - the first tour was conducted here in 1891. Situated in a limestone ridge (Precambrian), its dripstone caves, massive halls and towering limestone formations in a variety of colours, makes the Cango Caves one of the Seven Wonders of Southern Africa. You will then tour High Gate Ostrich Farm's main yard and farmlands. You will also interact with the world’s largest bird, with the largest eggs and most beautiful feathers and eyes before lunch. You end your journey today in The Crags near Plettenberg Bay. Two hours of that three-hour journey is spent on the Garden Route, arguably one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Please feel free to ask your guide to pause along the way. You will be stopping in Knysna and your guide will give you an orientation tour before dinner on the water in Knysna after which you will be taken to check-in at your hotel.
Overnight:  Hog Hollow Country Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 3

After breakfast, travel to the lagoon side of Knysna to go on the most beautiful walk in the world - the Featherbed Nature Reserve Eco-Experience which includes a ferry trip on Knysna Lagoon and lunch under a canopy of Milkwood trees. After lunch, depart for the Elephant Sanctuary The Crags, where you will be treated to the once in a lifetime meet and greet experience. You will be able to walk, touch, feed and take photographs with these gentle giants. You will be transferred to your nearby hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight:  Hog Hollow Country Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 4

The final leg of your journey completes the last portion of the Garden Route and takes about three hours to the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. However, you will want to pause at the majestic Tsitsikamma National Park and walk along the suspension bridge which spans Storms River mouth gorge. Your guide will recommend lunch stops. Drop-off in Port Elizabeth will be by 5pm, either at the airport or your hotel.

Activities and Services

Terms and Conditions

Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 8 excursions/activities
  • 6 meals and the gratuities - 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Standard transfers from and to airports, accommodations, and activities as outlined in the detailed itinerary
  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle and bottled water is provided daily
  • Nature reserve drive in an open off-road  vehicle
  • Dedicated driver/guide

Excludes

Unless otherwise specified

  • All flights, related costs, and taxes (international and local)
  • All meals and beverages (bottled water, coffee, tea, soda, specialty beverages and alcohol)
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Porterage and tipping
  • Trip insurance and items of a personal nature