|GARDEN ROUTE DISCOVERER TOUR|
|SCHEDULED / GROUP TOURS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE THAT WISHES TO JOIN. WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE TO RUN A SCHEDULED TOUR AND LIMIT THESE TOURS TO 8 PEOPLE PER VEHICLE. PICK UP TIMES WILL BE RE CONFIRMED BY YOUR GUIDE THE EVENING BEFORE AS WE WILL NEED TO COLLECT PAX FROM VARIOUS HOTELS.|
Scheduled - 4 Day 3 Night tour from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
Day 1 Cape Town to Oudtshoorn:
This morning, the spectacular Du Toit's Kloof Pass takes us over the mountains to Worcester, where we stroll through the Karoo National Botanical Garden, a haven for rare or endangered plants. We then enter the verdant Breede River Valley, the largest of the Western Cape's fruit and wine producing valleys. As we follow the "fruit route" we enjoy magnificent mountain views, vineyards orchards and indigenous flora. Stops will be made at the roadside farm stalls to purchase fruit. We journey through the unique landscape of the arid Little Karoo, passing through Barrydale and Calizdorp, to Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world. We visit an ostrich farm where you have the option to include lunch before checking in at our accommodation.
|Entrances:||Karoo National Botanical Garden|
|Lunch (if not used on this day carry over to another day)|
Day 2 - Oudtshoorn to Knysna
After breakfast we drive to the Cango Caves, where we embark on a magical journey through massive caverns and fascinating limestone formations. The Cango Wildlife Ranch and valley of Ancients hosts endangered species and is a breeding facility extraordinaire. We then leave the Little Karoo behind and drive through the protea-covered Quteniqua Mountains to George. From here we continue along the garden route to Sedgefield, traveling via Wilderness and the scenic Lake District. We reach Knysna in time for a drive along the shores of the Knysna Lagoon to the quite village of Belvidere.
|Cango Wildlife Ranch|
Day 3 - Knysna to Tsitsikamma:
This morning we have a few hours to browse through the best of Knysna's arty-crafty shops. We drive along the coast to nearby Plettenberg Bay where we set off on a gentle "eco-stroll" along the Robberg Peninsula, a rocky headland which presents a fine example of how plants and animals adapt to the interacting influences of land and sea. Robberg affords excellent views of any whales and dolphins that may be visiting Plettenberg Bay. Today we are in the heart of the Garden Route and we enjoy a scenic drive along the Old Passes road, stopping for a swim at the unspoilt beaches of Natures Valley. We stop at the Bloukrans commercial bungy jump before reaching our overnight accommodation in Tsitsikamma Forest.
|Knysna Elephant Park|
Day 4 Tsitsikamma to Port Elizabeth:
Today is spent in the Tsitsikamma Forest, an indigenous primeval forest with towering ancient yellowwood trees, lush vegetation and deep gorges. We drive down a steep pass to the aptly-named Storms River Mouth, where there are numerous short walking trails into the forest. In the afternoon we take a short walk to the 800-year old "Big Tree" We leave the garden Route behind , reaching Port Elizabeth in the late afternoon.
|Entrances:||Tsitsikamma National Park|
Includes touring to Port Elizabeth, English speaking driver/guide, entrances as per itinerary, 3 nights accommodation with breakfast and 1 lunch. Lunches at your own account will be at the suggestion of you guide once he finds out the group preference. Dinner transfers are not included this is under own arrangements.
09:00AM EVERY MORNING – 18:00PM
CAPE TOWN TO PORT ELIZABETH OR PORT ELIZABETH TO CAPE TOWN
FLEXIBILITY NOT EXTENDED ON THIS TOUR
9 HOURS OF TOURING SERVICES EACH DAY
INCLUDED AS PER SPECIFIED ABOVE
INCLUDED AS PER ITINERARY