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We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227

Cango Caves

garden route tour

4-Day Garden Route Guided Tour; Cape Town – Cape Town

4-Day Garden Route Tour – Cape Town to Cape Town (Code: SCCH) This 4-day garden route tour departs daily from Cape Town to the scenic Garden Route.  The tour continues through other must-see areas in the Garden Route such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth! We also traverse through the adjacent Little Karoo visiting the famous Cango Caves and an ostrich farm, then on to Cape Town via Route 62.  Our small group tours create an exclusive feel in luxurious comfort.   Day 1.  Cape Town – Mossel Bay – George – Knysna (Garden Route) Depart from Cape Town on the Garden Route tour and drive eastwards via Sir Lowry’s Pass. Travel through the famous apple country of Grabouw to Swellendam and Mossel Bay. Here you visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree. This is the site where the Portuguese explorer, Bartholomeu Dias, made first landfall in 1488. From here you truly enter the Garden Route and travel past George via the Wilderness Lakelands to Knysna. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge. Day 2.  Knysna – Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park (Garden Route) You explore Knysna and travel further to Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Then you traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes. You visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for ‘The place of much water’). Stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys, the parks impresses! Your next stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge, towering 139 m above the valley. We return to Knysna via the “Big Tree” and spend the last part of the afternoon exploring the Heads at Knysna.   Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge. Day 3.  Knysna – George – Oudtshoorn (Karoo)

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8-days highlights of south africa

3 Day Garden Route Guided Tour – Cape Town to Gqeberha(Port Elizabeth) (Code: SCCA)

3-Day Garden Route Tour This 3-day garden route tour departs daily from Cape Town via the popular Route 62 to the scenic Garden Route. We also traverse through the adjacent Little Karoo, visiting the famous Cango Caves and an ostrich farm.  The tour continues through other must-see areas and finally ends up in Gqeberha(Port Elizabeth) the afternoon of the 3rd day! Our small group tours create an exclusive feel in luxurious comfort.   DAY 1. Cape Town – Wine Estate – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn Depart and drive eastwards towards the Garden Route. Traverse via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region. Also called the heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers, travel further via the Robertson and Montague wine regions. You visit one of the many Wine Estates on the first day for wine tours throughout Cape Town, South Africa, for a wine tasting. Continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn.  We visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! Overnight at La Plume Lodge outside Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, as over ninety per cent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. (Dinner included) DAY 2.  Cango Caves – George – Wilderness – Knysna You 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. You can do an optional visit to the Cango wildlife ranch. The Ranch encompasses over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public. It provides each species with a voice and highlights animal and environmental issues. You travel past Oudtshoorn and over the Outeniqua Mountains entering the real

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3 Day Garden Route Tour – Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha to Cape Town (Code: SCCB)

 This tour through the Garden Route offers quick but in-depth views over this diverse and scenic area. The emphasis is on affordable luxury and comfort utilizing small 4-star type lodges.  Guided transport is in luxury 7-seater or smaller air-conditioned vehicles. DAY 1. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) – Garden Route – Knysna You depart on this 3 day Garden Route Tour from Gqeberha, also called the ‘Friendly City’, towards the Garden Route and along the N2 national route. Arrive at Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley towering some hundred and thirty- nine metres above the river. Now truly in the Garden Route, our next stop is further along at Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for the place of much water). The park stretches over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterized by massive cliffs, narrow, isolated beaches, and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. You can do a relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms River. Afterwards, travel to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 metres (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! You 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, focusing on 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 of the Garden Route proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the Lakeland and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities for unusual locally made art

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garden route guided tour

4-Day Garden Route Guided Tour – Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha to Cape Town (Code: SCCE)

4-Day Garden Route Tour – SCCE – Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) – Cape Town This 4 day Garden Route guided tour departs daily from Gqeberha and offers a relaxed way to view the exceptionally scenic Garden Route area. Our hand-picked overnight accommodations add to the comfort and luxury. DAY 1 Gqeberha – Garden Route – Knysna You depart from Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth on the Garden Route, so-called because of its lush, green scenery looking much like gardens along the N2 national route to the Storms River. This is the beginning of the Garden Route – with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley towering some one hundred and thirty- nine metres above the river. Your next stop is at Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for the place of much water), stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline. It is characterized by massive cliffs, narrow, isolated beaches, and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Here you can do a relatively relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms River. Afterwards, we 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 the highest commercial natural bungee jump! Travel further and before entering Plettenberg Bay, stop at the Birds of Eden. This unique two-hectare dome (the world’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. More than 3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds, live. Then a short to Monkeyland, the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. On this visit, you can expect to see various primates, ranging from the Gibbons of Asia to the Lemurs of Madagascar. More than 700 primates live at the sanctuary. Then continue further to Knysna.  On

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Garden Route and Wildlife

6 Day Garden Route and Wildlife Tour (Code: SCCN)

6-Day Garden Route, Wildlife and semi-desert Karoo This 6-day guided tour starts off exploring the lush and scenic Garden Route and, secondly, wildlife in the adjacent semi-desert.  Also included are three national wildlife areas, the Addo, the Mountain Zebra and Karoo National Parks! This tour is an excellent substitute for game viewing in the north of the country! Day 1.  Cape Town – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn (Garden Route and Wildlife) Depart from Cape Town on the 6-day garden route and wildlife guided tour. Drive eastwards via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region, the heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers, as well as via the Robertson and Montague wine regions. You visit one of the many Wine Estates in these areas for a wine tasting. Continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn. Visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! We overnight in Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world. Over ninety per cent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. Overnight in a Guest Lodge on a working ostrich farm – La Plume Lodge. Dinner included today. Day 2. Cango Caves – Garden Route – George – Knysna Our first stop is at 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 over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public, giving each species a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues. Travel further past Oudtshoorn over the Outeniqua pass via George and Wilderness along the Wilderness National Park

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Durban City

6-Day Garden, Wild Coast and Durban Tour (Code: SCCP)

Garden Route and Wild Coast Tour This excursion covers both the Garden Route and the Wild Coast areas, so named because of its rugged beauty. Afterwards, you experience the lush sub-tropical vegetation of South Africa’s East Coast, sometimes called the garden province. Here you visit the scenic Oribi Gorge before travelling to the holiday city of Durban. DAY 1.  Cape Town – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn (Garden Route and Wild Coast) Your 6-Day tour incorporates firstly; the scenic Garden Route, and secondly, Wild Coast departs from Cape Town. After driving eastwards via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region, we find the heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers and the Robertson and Montague wine regions. We visit one of the Wine Estates in this area for wine tasting. Afterwards, Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn, visiting an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! Oudtshoorn is called the “Feather capital” of the world as over ninety per cent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. We overnight at the La Plume Lodge. DAY 2.  Cango Caves – Garden Route – Knysna (Garden Route and Wild Coast) Today we visit the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. After this adventure, an optional visit to the Cango wildlife ranch can be done. The Ranch encompasses over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public, giving each species a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues. We traverse past Oudtshoorn and over the Outeniqua Mountains via George and Wilderness along the Wilderness National Park lakes area. We skirt around the lakes to

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Garden Route and Wildlife

11-Day Guided Tour of South Africa(Code: SC-02/11)

11-Day Tour of South Africa – Guided Tour This 11-day guided tour of South Africa offers the traveller a taste of the country and its diversity. The tour incorporates the Panoramic Route, Kruger National Park, a private reserve in the Greater Kruger area, Eswatini (Swaziland), Zululand and a private reserve. It also includes iSimangaliso; the first proclaimed world heritage site in South Africa, with a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia situated inside the heritage site. Afterwards, we travel through the scenic Garden Route ending in Cape Town. DAY 1. Johannesburg – Dullstroom – Panoramic Route – Sabie (Safari) Your taste of South Africa starts with travelling from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Lydenburg to Pilgrim´s Re; the early gold mining town turned into a living museum. Rich deposits of alluvial gold were found here at the end of the 19th century. We continue to Sabie. Overnight Ligna Lodge. DAY 2.  Panoramic Route – Private Game Reserve We visit Lone Creek Falls and travel via Graskop to marvel at scenic areas such as God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, and some of the spectacular waterfalls in the area.  Afterwards, we descend to the Lowveld via Abel Erasmus Pass and the Strijdom Tunnel to arrive at Mohlabetsi in the Balule private game reserve. This afternoon our encounter with South Africa’s wildlife begins as we embark on an open vehicle safari to search for the game. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars tonight (weather permitting). Overnight Mohlabetsi Lodge. DAY 3. Private Game Reserve – Kruger National Park After an early morning hike, searching for the wild on foot and breakfast, we enter the Kruger National Park and spend the rest of the afternoon in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. DAY 4. Kruger National Park  – Eswatini (Swaziland)

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11-Day Classic South Africa Highlights Tour (Code: SC-03)

11-Day Highlights of South Africa The 11-day highlights of South Africa truly incorporate all the most popular ones! We start with the scenic panoramic route, then into the Kruger National Park, travel through Eswatini (Swaziland), Zululand and its wildlife, including Lake St Lucia, located in the iSimangaliso world heritage site. In the second part of the tour, we visit the southern Drakensberg Mountains, ascent via the Sani Pass into the kingdom of Lesotho for lunch in Africa’s highest pub! The third phase of the tour includes the scenic Garden Route along the south coast before the tour ends in Cape Town. DAY 01.   Gauteng – Panoramic Route (Highlights of South Africa) Our first morning on tour of the South African highlights takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom, and Ohrigstad to the magnificent Three Rondavels view the site at the Blyde River Canyon. We travel further to marvel at scenic areas such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes (a walk down the hill to see this unique trick of nature is worth the experience), Lisbon Falls, God’s Window and the Pinnacle before a short visit to Pilgrim’s Rest; an early gold mining town declared a National Monument. Rich deposits of alluvial gold were found here at the end of the last century, hence the town’s existence deep in the mountains. Overnight at Ligna Lodge. DAY 02.  Panoramic Route – Kruger National Park After an early breakfast, we do a pleasant walk through the indigenous forest to see the Lone Creek Falls. Then we follow a scenic route to Hazyview and enter the Kruger National Park, a highlight of South Africa! We spend the rest of the afternoon in this magnificent reserve, around 2 million ha in extent. We overnight in the reserve in chalets in one of the rest camps. DAY

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At Southern Circle Tours and Safaris, we create an experience for you that you will never forget. Cango Caves is one of the unique destinations in South Africa.  Visit the spectacular Cango Caves on a self-drive or add it to an existing package. We can help you plan the most adventurous/relaxing, once in a lifetime holiday in southern Africa. For a list of things to do in the area, Southern Circle Tours & Safaris will make the sightseeing for your destination worthwhile. We offer budget and luxury packages that will suit your travel needs. Contact us for affordable rates and hand-picked accommodation for your 2021 breakaway.