DAY 1 Port Elizabeth – Garden Route – Knysna
We depart from Port Elizabeth, also called the 'Friendly City' along the N2 national route to the Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley, towering 139 m above the river. Our next stop is at Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for “The place of much water”) stretching over 100 km of wild and rocky coastline, characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Now, truly in the famous Garden Route of the Cape, we traverse more magnificently scenic river valley passes to Knysna on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea, guarded by two promontories known as the 'Heads'. The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the Lakeland and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc.
DAY 2 Garden Route – George – Oudtshoorn
We explore the lake areas, the Wilderness National Park and travel via the scenic Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, also known as the 'Feather Capital' of the world, as by far the largest concentration of ostrich farms in the world are found here. We visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites.
DAY 3 Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay – Cape Town
After an early start we visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences, including ostrich racing. Our route to Mossel Bay takes us over the Outeniqua Mountains via the Robinson's Pass. Here we visit arguably the oldest Post Office in Africa, the Post Office Tree, and the site of the first landfall made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias in 1488. After an early lunch we travel to Swellendam, Grabouw and over the Sir Lowry's Pass to Cape Town where we arrive late afternoon.
|Duration||3 Days (Departing Daily at 09h00 from Port Elizabeth)|
|What to bring||Camera|
|Departure point||Port Elizabeth - Hotels and guesthouses in and around the city bowl|
|Exclusions||Lunches, costs of a personal nature|
|Inclusions||Accommodation in 4 star type lodges, breakfasts and dinners, entrances, conservation fees, guided touring in our 8 seater luxury microbuses.|
|Price from||To find the price for your date of travel, kindly click on BOOK NOW, select your departure date and click on time slot. Then enter the number of people travelling to get the per person rate, the total and a deposit amount if available to book your tour.|
|Return point||Most hotels and guesthouses in and around the city bowl in Cape Town|
|What to wear||Comfortable clothing, Well worn-in walking shoes, Warmer clothing for the evenings|