Scenic Garden Route Circular

A 5-day escorted tour via the Overberg region and along one of the most beautiful stretches of South Africa’s coastline, starting and ending in Cape Town. Highlights include a stop in Hermanus which is world renowned as the best land-based whale watching spot along our shoreline, Swellendam, Knysna, a visit to the inspiring Tsitsikamma National Park and Oudtshoorn.

Description

Highlights

  • Overberg Wine Region
  • Whale Watching (Seasonal)
  • Picturesque Garden Route
  • Ostrich Safari & Cango Caves
  • Route 62

Information

  • Departure – 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • English speaking THETA registered tour guide
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Includes 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 4 Dinners

 

Day 1 – Tue             Overberg Region                                    (BD)

Depart Cape Town and stop en-route for a wine tasting within the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Stop in Hermanus for an optional eco-marine or whale watching (seasonal) boat trip (additional charge).  Continue to Swellendam – the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Overnight Gaikou Lodge (standard room) or similar

 

Day 2 – Wed           Swellendam / Plettenberg Bay             (BLD)

After breakfast, depart Swellendam and journey along the Garden Route via Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay for lunch and a stroll along the beach. Check in and enjoy dinner and overnight at the lodge. Overnight Hunter’s Country House (standard room) or similar

 

Day 3 – Thu             Tsitsikamma / Plettenberg Bay             (BD)

After breakfast, visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers incredible views. Spend some time at leisure in the town of Plettenberg Bay before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.  Overnight Hunter’s Country House (standard room) or similar

 

Day 4 – Friday         Plettenberg Bay / Oudtshoorn               (BLD)

Morning departure from Plettenberg Bay to the lagoon-side town of Knysna – gem of the Garden Route.  Embark on 90 minute lunch cruise on the picturesque Knsyna Lagoon.  Upon return, continue your journey to Oudtshoorn.  End the day with a visit to an ostrich show farm for a guided tour followed by dinner at your hotel. Overnight Rosenhof Country House (standard room) or similar

 

Day 5 – Sat              Oudtshoorn/ Cape Town                       (B)

Before departing Oudtshoorn enjoy a morning visit to the Cango Caves.  Travel along the famous Route 62 to Cape Town.  Stop near Barrydale for lunch (to own account).  Continue to Cape Town where your tour will end with drop-off at your Cape Town based hotel or Cape Town International Airport.

 

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