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Scenic Garden Route Circular Tour

tour iconTours & Safaris|5 days

Scenic Garden Route Circular Tour

Highlights

  • Travel in a small guided group
  • Go whale watching in Hermanus (in season)
  • Explore Swellendam - South Africa's third oldest town
  • Drive along the picturesque Garden Route
  • Visit the Knysna Elephant Park
  • Explore the spectacular Cango Caves
  • Cruise down the beautiful Route 62 wine route
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Overview

Enjoy this wonderful 5-day escorted tour of the beautiful Garden Route as you visit Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and Oudtshoorn. Visit the small historical town of Swellendam, discover the beauty of Knysna and visit its elephant park for an up-close encounter with these remarkable animals.

Go whale-watching in Hermanus (between about July and December) and visit an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn. Explore one of the natural wonders of the world in the remarkable Cango Caves before driving back to Cape Town along the picturesque Route 62.

This tour is ideal for travellers with limited vacation time or those who wish to explore the Garden Route but who do not want to drive themselves

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Summary

  • Tour Duration: 5 Days

Accommodations Visited

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Schoone Oordt Country House

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Begin your Garden Route tour

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Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Begin your Garden Route tour | 1 Night

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Depart this morning from Cape Town as you drive over the scenic Hottentot-Holland Mountains and pass into a region of immense natural beauty. Stop just outside Hermanus for a tour of a wine estate and wine-tasting.

During whale season (about June to December) you will stop in Hermanus to spot these impressive creatures from the shore. Hermanus is well-known as one of the best land-based whale-watching destinations. You also have the option of heading out on an eco-marine or whale-watching boat trip, at an additional cost.

Continue on to South Africa's third oldest settlement, Swellendam, after lunch. Spend the night at Schoone Oordt Country House and enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel's restaurant.
During whale season (about June to December) you will stop in Hermanus to spot these impressive creatures from the shore. Hermanus is well-known as one of the best land-based whale-watching destinations. You also have the option of heading out on an eco-marine or whale-watching boat trip, at an additional cost.
Continue on to South Africa's third oldest settlement, Swellendam, after lunch. Spend the night at Schoone Oordt Country House and enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel's restaurant.

Day 2-3: Discover the gem of the Garden Route | 2 Nights

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Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

After breakfast, depart Swellendam and travel to the lagoon-side town of Knysna, known as the gem of the Garden Route. Enjoy time at the Knysna Waterfront before embarking on an excursion to the beautiful Featherbed Nature Reserve located on the western Knysna Head, which includes a ferry across the lagoon. Head out on the short downhill nature walk that offers truly remarkable scenery. Enjoy a tasty lunch at the reserve before returning to the mainland to continue your journey to Plettenberg Bay for two nights at the Hunter's Country House.

The next day, you will visit the Knysna Elephant Park, where you will have the amazing opportunity to touch, feed and photograph these wonderful gentle creatures. Later travel to the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park, followed by an exploration of the 'Millionaire's Playground' - Plettenberg Bay - before returning to Hunter's Country House.

Day 4: Marvel at the Cango Caves | 1 Night

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Garden Route, South Africa

Depart Plettenberg Bay in the morning and travel through George via the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Stop at an ostrich farm in the late morning for a guided tour and lunch. Continue to the spectacular Cango Caves where you can explore this natural wonder in the afternoon.

Continue your travels, arriving at the Rosenhof Country House for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Travel along Route 62

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Depart from Oudtshoorn in the morning and travel along the beautiful and famous Route 62 to Cape Town. The ever-changing colours of the mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards offer an unforgettable kaleidoscope of scenery as you make your way to Cape Town where your journey comes to an end.

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Inclusions

  • Activities as specified in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide for the duration of the itinerary
  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
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Exclusions

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

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DatesPrice
2018-01-01 — 2018-08-31 $1,430
2018-09-01 — 2018-12-31 $1,535
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