SCENIC GARDEN ROUTE CIRCULAR

Highlights

Karoo town of Oudsthoorn

Spectacular scenery

Charming towns

Tsitsikamma National Park

white sandy beaches

Note: Min  2pax

Information

Tour code – PLAT.code: 020

Departure – Every day

With THETA registered tour guide

Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle

3 or 4 Star accommodation Includes 3 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners

PLAT.code.020      Overland Tours / Departures from Cape Town      From $1166  PP

A 5 day guided tour via the Overberg region and along one of the most beautiful spetches of South Africa’s coastline from Cape Town back to Cape Town via the Karoo town of Oudsthoorn. Highlights include a stop in Hermanus which is world renowned as the best land-based whale watching spot along our shoreline, Swellendam, Knysna Lagoon boat pip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve and a visit to the inspiring Tsitsikamma National Park.


Description

Day 1       Cape Town / Overberg / Swellendam      (Dinner).

Morning departure from Cape Town over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains via Sir Lowry’s Pass into a region of immense beauty. Stop in Hermanus for a tour & wine tasting of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley terroir driven wines. During whale season (June to December), also stop in Hermanus which boasts the best land based whale watching along its cliff path. Here you would have the option of embarking on an eco-marine (all year round) and whale watching (seasonal) boat pip (additional charge). After lunch (to own account), continue to Swellendam – the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Dinner is enjoyed at the hotel restaurant. Overnight at Schoone Oordt Counpy House.


Day 2       Swellendam / Plettenberg Bay       (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

After a leisurely breakfast, depart Swellendam and enjoy your journey along the Garden Route via Mossel Bay. pavel to Plettenberg Bay – millionaires’ playground for lunch and a spoll along the white sandy beaches. Check into your accommodation during the afternoon. Dinner is enjoyed at best restuarant. Overnight at Luxury Guest house.


Day 3       The Crags / Tsitsikamma National Park       (Breakfast, Dinner).

After breakfast, get up-close-and-personal with nature at the Elephant Sanctuary. With the help of the resident African elephants and the well-informed guides, you will learn about the sad and mystical story of the Knysna Elephants. The visit presents you with the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph these gentle creatures. After lunch (to own account), pavel to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Described as the ‘garden of the Garden Route’, the Tsitsikamma actually deserves a more vivid description to bring out the beauty of the place. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities. Spend some time at leisure in the town of Plettenberg Bay – ‘millionaires’ playground’ – before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Luxury hotel.


Day 4       Plettenberg Bay / Knysna / Oudtshoorn      (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Morning departure from Plettenberg Bay to the lagoon-side town of Knysna – gem of the Garden Route. Begin an excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve which is located on the western Knysna Head. The pip includes a ferry across the lagoon to the base of the western head, a drive to the top of the reserve and an optional 2.2 kilomepe downhill nature pail walk. The tour ends with a delicious lunch served under the shade of the milkwood pees. On return to the mainland, continue your journey to Oudtshoorn. Visit an ospich show farm for a guided tour, check into your overnight accommodation. Dinner .

Day 5       Oudtshoorn / Route 62 / Cape Town       (Breakfast)

Before departing Oudtshoorn enjoy a morning visit to the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world and which has become one of the best atpactions in the Karoo area. pavel along the famous Route 62 to Cape Town. The ever changing colours of the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards offer you an unforgettable experience of scenic panquility. Stop at Restaurant near Barrydale for lunch (own account). After lunch, enjoy a slow drive to Cape Town where your tour ends around noon with drop-off at Cape Town International Airport or your based hotel.



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