Come and journey with us through the many places of unbelievable beauty that the Garden Route offers. From the cities of Cape Town or Port Elizabeth, we will explore the various sites and attractions of the Garden Route. Even with small towns nestled on route, the Garden Route is a place of tranquility and peace. There is just a wonderful feeling about it. You could say that this is where local South Africans go to find their piece of peace.This is the only all year rainfall region of South Africa and it shows in the splendor of its vegetation and centuries old trees.
DAY 1 – Cape Town
Enjoy the cosmopolitan vibe of the mother city. Rich in a heritage of diverse cultures and natural beauty, Cape Town really has it all. Weather permiting, we will take a cable car ride up Table Mountain. Later, a visit is paid to the famous V&A Waterfront.
DAY 2 – Cape Town
Enjoya full day peninsula tour. Drive along the Atlantic Seaboard with its spectacular white beaches and majestic mountains. Visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, one of only three land-based penguin colonies in the world. Continue to Cape Point. Enter the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and drive through the unique fynbos scenery towards Cape Point, the most South-western point of the African continent.
DAY 3 – Cape Town – Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn
Depart Cape Town. A stop is made in Albertinia, home of the diverse aloe ferox succulent plant. Our next stop is Mossel Bay, a town of many firsts. Here we will visit the Dias Museum and South Africa’s first post-office, the milkwood post-office tree. Our journey continues to Oudtshoorn.
DAY 4 – Oudtshoorn – Knysna
Oudtshoorn, capital of the Little Karoo and ostrich capital of the world. In times gone by this was a place with feather palaces, feather barons and feathers worth their weight in gold. This put a once insignificant country town on the world map. We visit a renowned ostrich farm. What extends Oudtshoorns’ fame even more is their underground fairyland, the Cango caves. We take a tour of these world famous caves. In the afternoon we depart for Knysna.
DAY 5 – Knysna – Tsitsikamma
Knysna is a picturesque town built on the banks of an enormous estuary. Its name means ‘place of wood’ for the vast indigenous forests of this region. A town of romance and industry, oysters and timber. It offers a wide variety of activities for the intrepid traveler. Today we will visit the Knysna Elephant Park and enjoy a close encounter with the worlds’ largest mammal. Next, we visit the Birds of Eden, the largest, single free-flight aviary in the world and Monkeyland, the worlds’ first multi-species free-roaming primate sanctuary.
DAY 6 – Tsitsikamma
Tsitsikamma means a ‘place of much water’. South Africa’s only all year rainfall area. Luckily for us, most of the rain falls at night. A lushness of greenery and forest, this beauty extends itself from the mountains to the sea. Experience the forest from a birds’ point of view with Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours and take a tractor ride through forest.
DAY 7 – Tsitsikamma – Port Elizabeth
Transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport.
PS: This tour can also be done from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.
- Table Mountain
- Chapman’s Peak
- Cape Point
- South Africa’s oldest Post Office
- Cango Caves
- Birds of Eden
- Knysna Elephant encounter