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5 Day Garden Route Scheduled Tour: This Garden Route tour visits Knysna, Oudtshoorn (with meerkat safari) and Cape Winelands - 3 different budget options available.

The Garden Route is ideally explored on a luxury coach road trip. You can sit back and relax and enjoy the incredible scenery of the mountain ranges which run parallel to the stunning southern Cape coastline.

We offer 3 different categories of accommodation to suit your budget - Best of the best, A cut above and Comfortable.

Knysna Heads

Knysna, Featherbed Nature Reserve, Oudtshoorn, visit Cango Caves and ostrich show farm, meerkat safari, Barrydale community visit and Stellenbosch.

Tour Departs:
2017: Selected Mondays from Port Elizabeth (ends Cape Town)
2018: Selected Sundays from Port Elizabeth (ends Cape Town)

Tour Notes:
Subject to minimum 2 guests. Please note that the guests will be traveling on the same vehicle and staying at the same hotel but in different room types. All departures in English. German/English on selected departures.

Tour Includes
4 breakfasts, 1 lunch until 30th November 2017 and then 2 lunches, 1 dinner, accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified.

Tour package rates Comfortable A Cut Above Best of the Best
Per person sharing Single supplement Per person sharing Single supplement Per person sharing Single supplement
Until 30th November 2017 R 11 610 R 1 700 R 12 260 R 2 155 R 13 100 R 2 230
1st December 2017 - 30th April 2018 R 12 160 R 1 800 R 12 670 R 2 170 R 13 800 R 2 400
1st May 2018 - 31st July 2018 R 11 610 R 1 600 R 12 260 R 2 155 R 13 100 R 2 230
1st August 2018 - 31st December 2018 R 12 160 R 1 800 R 12 670 R 2 170 R 13 800 R 2 400

Please note that rates are sometimes discounted and this is the standard rates - check with us when you know your dates so we can advise you if there are any specials.
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Cango Caves
Day One
Head westwards from Port Elizabeth along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the town.

Knysna accommodation: The Rex Hotel or similar on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis
The Rex Hotel
The Rex Hotel is renowned for its chic urban style and impeccable service. Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes – this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route. Whether you’re a foodie, a golfer, a wildlife enthusiast or an adventure-seeker, there are plenty of experiences in store for you!
Accommodation at the Rex is inspired by a mix of contemporary and classic décor, featuring calming colours and plush fabrics. Every modern comfort is available in our beautifully appointed rooms, suites and apartments – with accommodation options available to suit your budget and the size of your group.
The Rose Café is the Rex’s fabulous dining establishment, where guests are treated to excellent service and superb cuisine. The menu features a mélange of dishes from the Greater Mediterranean which have been influenced by North Africa, the Middle East and the vast culinary treasures of South Africa. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or have other special dietary requirements – the chefs will cater for your needs.
Other notable hotel features include an outdoor terrace area for al fresco refreshments, a hair salon, complimentary Wi-Fi and a welcoming atmosphere for children.

Day Two
After a leisurely breakfast you’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbor lagoon.

Knysna accommodation: The Rex Hotel or similar on a bed & breakfast basis plus lunch

Day Three
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. You’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages.
Late afternoon you will travel to your hotel in time to check in and relax before dinner (own account).

Hlangana Lodge Standard Room
Oudtshoorn accommodation: Hlangana Lodge on a bed & breakfast basis
Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, within walking distance of some of town’s finest restaurants, Hlangana Lodge is a pretty guest house set in a picturesque garden with a sparkling swimming pool.
The attractive and comfortable en suite rooms offer all modern amenities and lead out onto a deep, tranquil veranda with refreshing garden views. Hlangana Lodge is committed to responsible tourism and provides a high level of caring, attentive service.

Day Four
Enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast.
After breakfast, travel through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community (the school visit is subject to school being open), before continuing to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. Continue to Stellenbosch, the second oldest city in South Africa, surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountains with vineyards as a backdrop.

Stellenbosch accommodation: Cultivar Guest Lodge on a bed & breakfast basis
Ideally located less than 7km from historic Stellenbosch amongst the rolling vineyards at the foot of the Stellenbosch mountains, Cultivar Guest Lodge is a gem in the heart of the Cape Winelands. 
The lodge consists of 13 individually decorated rooms, each with their own unique ambience and all the usual amenities expected of a luxury establishment. Perfectly manicured gardens lead onto endless green lawns with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and majestic mountains. Guest can look forward to absolute relaxation and sincere South African hospitality with superb service to match.

Day Five
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a wine tasting in the Stellenbosch area, arguably the country’s most famous wine route.
Then finally onto Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. Between beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, traditional dancers with painted faces performing in the streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking and the taste of a well-made wine, this city will fill your senses.
The tour ends on arrival in Cape Town.

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