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Spend four days travelling along the stunningly picturesque Garden Route of South Africa.

Visit the ostrich capital of Oudtshoorn, the interactive Knysna Elephant Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, Tsitsikamma National Park and the famous Cango Caves.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Drive along the famous & picturesque Route 62
  • Explore the beautiful Garden Route
  • Visit an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Take a boat cruise around the Knysna Lagoon
  • View the majestic Knysna Elephants up close
  • Stroll along superb beaches near Plettenberg Bay

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Visit the giant birds in Oudtshoorn

Leave Cape Town this morning and head north-east through the Huguenot Tunnel and along the stunningly scenic Route 62. You’ll pass a series of diverse and incredibly beautiful landscapes on your way to Barrydale where you’ll stop for lunch (at your own expense). Continue eastward towards Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the South Africa. Make a stop in the afternoon and visit one of the famous Ostrich farms in the area.

Day 2

Creep through the Cango Caves

Begin your day with a tour of the Cango Caves. These massive, beautiful caves stretch for several miles and are deservedly one of the most popular attractions in the area. As you make your way to the small town of Knysna, you’ll travel over the scenic Outeniqua Mountain Pass and through the quaint towns of George and Wilderness.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Knysna Waterfront before you embark on an adventurous cruise out to the beautiful Knynsa Heads on board the Three Legs Rivercat. With its lush green surroundings and gentle waters, Knysna is one of the Garden Route's best known travel destinations.

Spend the rest of the afternoon in this quaint coastal town before heading to Hog Hollow Country Lodge, situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Day 3

Get up close to a Knysna elephant

Following a leisurely breakfast, you’ll head over to the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary for a visit. Here you will learn the history of Knysna's elephant population, and then have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these majestic beasts. Touch, feed and photograph them without any fencing or barriers to spoil the encounter.

After lunch, travel to Plettenberg Bay for a visit to the Garden Route's very own world-class free-flight bird sanctuary, Birds of Eden. There is also an optional whale and dolphin experience in the sheltered, warm waters around Plettenberg Bay. Stay for dinner or return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 4

See Tsitsikamma dolphins at play

An early start takes you to the end of the Tsitsikamma National Park. Known as ‘the place of much water’, the heartland of the park stretches some 5km down to the sea, protecting an amazing array of inter-tidal life, reef and deep-sea fish.

Watch dolphins as they swim and play among the breakers, walk along the suspension bridge that crosses the Storms River gorge, hike some of the amazing trails that cut through the national park, or sit on the shore and watch for the Southern Right whales that come here to breed.

Continue on to Port Elizabeth where you will be dropped off either at the airport for your scheduled flight or at your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Morning tour of the Cango Caves
  • Adventurous cruise to and into Knysna Heads (weather permitting) on board the Three Legs Rivercat
  • Up-close-and-personal with nature at the Knysna Elephant Park
  • Visit Birds of Eden - the largest free-flight bird avairy in the world
  • Ostrich Farm guided tour
  • Journey along the Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge
  • 1 night at Hlangana Lodge on half board basis
  • 2 nights at Hog Hollow Country Lodge on half board basis

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014 $800
  • 01 May 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $700
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $800

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

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"Explore a beautiful region of South Africa with a small group of travellers - perfect for a first time trip to Africa."

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