Garden Route Splendour
Duration: 3 nights escorted tour
Knysna 2 nights
Oudtshoorn 1 night
Day 1 Port Elizabeth/Knysna: The tour departs from Port Elizabeth airport and begins with a journey through the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting) before continuing to the visually stunning seaside resort of Knysna.
Day 2 Knysna: Enjoy a morning lagoon cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Take in panoramic views of the imposing sandstone 'Heads' which guard the sea entrance to Knysna's tidal lagoon and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches surrounding it. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy this charming town, so take a stroll and discover the many art galleries, craft shops and inviting cafes.
Day 3 Knysna/Oudtshoorn: Travel via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'feather capital of the world' thanks to its huge ostrich industry. Learn more about these enigmatic creatures during a tour of an ostrich farm. Later, head underground for a fascinating tour of the spectacular Cango Caves to marvel at the limestone formations.
Day 4 Oudtshoorn/Cape Town: Early this morning you may wish to join a Meerkat Safari (additional expense), to see these incredible creatures emerging from their burrows. After breakfast, travel through the Little Karoo to Barrydale and visit a local farm school then continue to the historic spa town of Montagu. Later, visit Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by vineyards before travelling to Cape Town where the tour concludes. Alternatively, why not extend your tour and stay overnight in Franschhoek.
Departures: Sundays from Port Elizabeth.
Meals: Breakfast. Lunch is also included on days 2 and 3; dinner is also included on day 1.
Tour Price: The price shown for this escorted coach tour is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes sightseeing as outlined and accommodation in 3* hotels. International flights are not included.