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 some one hundred and thirty- nine metres above the river.
Our next stop is at Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for the place of much water) stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterized by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches, and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. In the park you can do a relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms River. We now travel to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world's highest commercial bungee bridge and is the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world!
We visit Birds of Eden. This unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest), spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. It is currently home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. Travelling past Plettenberg Bay 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.
We overnight in Knysna.
DAY 2 Garden Route – George – Oudtshoorn
We travel along the lake areas and the Wilderness National Park which leads us to the scenic Montagu Pass and to Oudsthoorn, 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.
An optional visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch can be done. The Ranch encompasses of over 90 different animal species. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public, giving each species a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues.
We Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
DAY 3 Oudtshoorn – ROUTE 62 – Cape Town
After an early start we visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences with these strange birds.
We travel via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to the Wine regions of Montague, Robertson and the Breede Valley Wine - heartland of South Africa's Brandy producers. We visit one of the many Wine Estates in these areas for a wine tasting.
Our route to Cape Town takes us over the Du Toitskloof Pass and Paarl where we arrive late afternoon.
NOTE: Many extreme sport activities and weather dependent excursion options exist along the routing of this tour. We have included the nature highlights in the tour – however please discuss any of these options with your guide. (Some are only available on private and personalized tours)
|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|