Explore The Garden Route - 4 Days

We invite you to Explore the Garden Route. Join our awesome private / small group or singles tour with overnight stays in Knysna & Oudtshoorn.

Experience the spectacular Cango Caves and an Ostrich Ranch. View seals, whales and marine bird-life. Stroll along pristine beaches with no other footprints – only the endangered Oystercatcher. Visit ancient forests where elusive wild elephants and leopards lurk in the shadows. See Giant Yellowwood trees at Valley.

Take a boat cruise to the stunning Knysna Heads and delight in the shopping and fine culinary food at the Knysna Waterfront. Taste oysters and some of the regions finest wines, craft beers and fresh juices.
The tour is conducted by an experienced chauffeur driver/ guide / host who will remain with you throughout the tour.

Luxury accommodation is in four star Guest Houses, Lodges or Apartments and includes daily breakfasts. Also included are some Dinners, Lunches and entry fees to Activities / Attractions as per itinerary.

Duration 4 days
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What's included :
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Bottled water
  • Entry fees to: Monkeyland, Cango Caves, Ostrich Ranch, Diaz Museum and Seal Island Boat Cruise
  • Lunch Platter on Day 3
  • Entry/Admission - Knysna Heads
  • Entry/Admission - Knysna Yacht Club
  • Entry/Admission - Plettenberg Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Natures Valley Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - The Cango Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Mossel Bay Tourism
  • Entry/Admission - Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
What's excluded :
  • Lunches and two dinners
  • Optional Activities
  • Alcoholic drinks, tips, gratuities and personal items
  • Flights and transfers to and from George
  • Entry/Admission - The Waterfront Knysna Quays

Day 1: Knysna, Situated in the Heart of the Garden Route, is South Africa's Favorite Town.

Stop At: Knysna Heads, Coney Glen Road, Knysna 6571 South Africa
Depart from George Airport in the early afternoon. Journey to Knysna via the Wilderness. Here we stop for an optional craft Beer tasting.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Waterfront Knysna Quays, 21 Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571 South Africa
Our Guests can take an optional Boat or Yacht cruise. Options include a Ferry Boat or a cruiser which explore the Knysna Lagoon. Another options is a luxury Yacht which goes through the Knysna Heads and out into the Indian Ocean
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Knysna Yacht Club, Knysna, 6570, South Africa
Guests are invited to enjoy a typical South African Barbeque. (Braai) at the Knysna Yacht Club.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation is in a luxury Villa the Knysna Marina or at a Guest House in the Village. Breakfast is included

Day 2: Tsitsikamma Forest, Natures Valley Beach and Plettenberg Bay

Stop At: Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
Explore the beaches of Plett, looking for Dolphins, and in the winter months, Southern Right Whales come close to the shore.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Natures Valley Beach, Lagoon Drive, Nature's Valley South Africa
Enjoy a short walk in The Titsikamma Forest before spending some time at the beautiful Natures Valley Beach. We also stop to view giant Yellowwood Trees, over 500 yrs old.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Monkeyland Road Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
Join a tour of this famous Garden Route Attraction. Primates from all around the world are kept is a giant enclosure in the Forest. Also available is the Birds Of Eden. The birds, from destinations around the globe, put on a beautiful display of colour and song.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Knysna. You will return to the same accommodation as the previous night.

Day 3: Oudtshoorn

Stop At: The Cango Caves, 328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
Today you will visit one of the great wonders of Africa - the subterranean wonderland of Cango Caves for a tour of this vast sequence of caverns, each filled with astonishing formations of glittering stalagmites and stalactites.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Scenic Cape Route 62 Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
Oudtshoorn is the undisputed "Ostrich capital" of the world. Our itinerary includes a visit to a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm where, amidst enormous flocks of these strange birds, we are shown their development from the one kg egg to the 100 kg adult.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation is in a 4 Star Guest House

Day 4: Mossel Bay

Stop At: Mossel Bay Tourism, 7 Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500 South Africa
Enjoy a boat ride out to Seal Island to view seals, whales and sometimes the Great White Shark.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
Explore the Diaz Museum. Here you can see the Old Post Office Tree, the Shell museum and aquariam as well as a replica of the Carravele, a replica of the first sailing vessel to land in the Cape. Bartholomew Diaz, was a Portuguese navigator whose discovery in 1488 of the Cape of Good Hope showed Europeans there was a feasible route to India around the storm-driven southern tip of Africa
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :
George Airport, George, 6530, South Africa
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up: Hotel Pick-up with road transfer can be arranged from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. (There will be an additional charge)Return: Hotel Drop-off with road transfer can be arranged to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. There is a luxury coach service to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. (At own cost) Airports
  • George Airport, George South Africa
Departure Time :
8:30 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian or Halal option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Explore South Africa

Activity ID: V-32244P2

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