South Africa Suggested Itineraries
 
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South Africa Suggested Itinerary - Knysna and Port Elizabeth are great places from which to explore the Garden Route, with great beaches and malaria-free safari reserves such as Addo Elephant.

 
The Garden Route, a lush and pristine area that mostly hugs the coastline from Mossel Bay through to the indigenous forests of the Tsitsikamma has much to offer the international tourist. Not only is it achingly beautiful, a rugged coastline, interspersed with stretches of sun drenched beach, for languid summer days in the sun, guests will enjoy Knysna's Lagoon, known for its oyster beds, Oudtshoorn, just over the Outenique Mountains, is the heart of the ostrich farming industry in South Africa and home to the enormous and mystical Cango Caves. Visit an elephant sanctuary, a monkey and primate sanctuary and a free flight bird enclosure, hop on-board a dolphin and whale boat excursion, or enjoy the many galleries and crafts, as the area is a thriving artists community, their well of inspiration, the very area in which they congregate - South Africa's Garden Route.

Port Elizabeth has also become the hub for safaris within the Eastern Cape. Surrounding Port Elizabeth are a plethora of game reserves, that offer a superb safari experience, many of which also boast Africa's Big Five. Go on safari in the Addo Elephant National Park, where conservation efforts literally saved the elephant, that once roamed unhindered and in abundance in the area from extinction. Private game reserves have mushroomed in recent years within the Eastern Cape, banding together in their conservation efforts, with a safari offering that is quite exceptional.

The following are some of the scheduled day tours departing from Knysna, Plettenberg Bay & Port Elizabeth but we can customise your own tour to match your requirements (please note that we only book day tours when accommodation is booked with us too).
 
Featherbed Tour (Self-drive)
Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna The Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head in Knysna, is the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route.
Return ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head.
4x4 vehicle & trailer drive up the headland onto the Reserve, stopping at spectacular viewpoints.
Specialist guide giving information on history, fauna & flora.
Optional guided 2.2km walk through coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves.
World renowned buffet lunch at an outdoor restaurant setting under a canopy of Milkwood trees.
Wonderful family outing, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
 
Knysna & Plettenberg Bay Tour
Knynsa and Plettenberg Bay TourFrom Knysna - Full Day Tour
Come enjoy the glorious scenery from Knysna to Plettenberg Bay, and we’ll show you the stunning birds and the bees…monkeys and hopefully, dolphins too! We interrupt our journey along this celebrated route, to show you the famed cliff formations of the Knysna ‘Heads’, and we take you to our true Garden of Eden, followed by a tour to the Birds of Eden, the largest free flight walk-through aviary in the world. A short hop away is Monkeyland, sanctuary and home to numerous monkey species from around the world. It’s fascinating. And rest assured, as we move from Knysna to Plett as it’s known locally, we’ll all be keeping our eyes peeled for schools of dolphins which frequent this coastline. It’s a wonderfully graceful sight, and a fitting cherry on the top of a delightful day.

Tsitsikamma Tour
Tsitsikamma TourFrom Knysna - Full Day Tour
f you’re a lover of nature, or simply a lover of beauty, our Tsitsikamma full day tour offers some of the area’s most beautiful, scenic attractions on a platter for you. We plan to stroll through the famed Tsitsikamma Forest towards the legendary thousand-year-old Outenique yellowwood tree, before breathing in the sensational coastal views of the adjacent Tsitsikamma Coastal Nature Reserve. What finer place to enjoy a tasty lunch (optional activity - own account) than the nearby Storms River Mouth Restaurant, and for the young and the restless among us, we’ll all be there to cheer you on as you test your nerves at the world highest bungee jump – 216 metres (optional activity – own account).
And talking jumping, we’ve planned a visit to Monkeyland, sanctuary and home to numerous rare species of monkeys from around the world. Our day closes with a visit to one of South Africa’s most popular – and elite – holiday destinations, Plettenberg Bay. With its sensational beaches and great cosmopolitan lifestyle, you’ll see why it’s such a sought-after destination!

Knysna - Oudtshoorn Tour
Oudtshoorn TourFrom Knysna - Full Day Tour
A day of vast contrasts awaits you on this intriguing full day tour of the Oudtshoorn district in the Little Karoo. You’ll be climbing passes, walking underground, and spending quality time with ostriches! We begin our day with a spectacular drive over the Outenique Mountain Pass into the feather capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, where you’ll get up close and personal with ostriches on a Karoo ostrich farm. You’ll have the opportunity to go right into the Cango Caves with its magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and we’ll also visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch to marvel at crocodiles, snakes and numerous big and beautiful cats of the wild variety. As we said, a day of wild contrasts in Oudtshoorn, but likely to produce a feather in your cap!

City Tour
Port Elizabeth City tourFrom Port Elizabeth - Half Day Tour
The coastal city of Port Elizabeth is steeped in history, and a half day spent here provides a superb overview of its significant role in the South African story. The history of Port Elizabeth is bound up with that of the arrival of the 1820 British Settlers, and the remnants of that pivotal time still lingers. We’ll explore the many memorable sights of the City, and enjoy its superb examples of exquisite Victorian and Edwardian architecture. We’ll travel along the beachfront, past the harbour and into the old town, with a visit to Settler’s Park and St George’s Park, proud home of eastern Province cricket. With its beautiful beaches and strong sense of cultural past, Port Elizabeth is a superb destination for a sizeable glimpse of South Africa’s journey to today.

Madiba Bay Cultural Tour
Garden Route Township Tour(Half Day Tour including dinner)

Visit the diversity of the townships. Relax at one of our carefully selected shebeens for drinks(not included) and dinner (included).

Enjoy the unbeatable hospitality of our African hosts and absorb the convivial community atmosphere with the locals.

Addo And Schotia Safari Combination
Addo safariFrom Port Elizabeth - Full Day Tour
Camera and binoculars, check? Hat and sunscreen, check? You’ve a glorious day ahead. The Addo Elephant National Park is one of the great elephant parks of South Africa, and with four hours to traverse the beautiful terrain, you and your camera are assured of superlative elephant images. From there, an afternoon heading into evening tour of Schotia Private Game Reserve, guided by a professional game ranger in an open safari vehicle, a wilderness area renowned for their free-roaming lions. Dinner is safari al fresco, a true bush experience, with a hearty meal in an African lapa, lit only by lanterns and serenaded by sounds of the wild.

Addo Elephant National Park Tour
Addo Elephant Park safariFrom Port Elizabeth - Full Day Tour
Spend a day with elephants, and you’ll learn something of yourself. That’s what they say…but you be the judge. Addo Elephant National Park has, arguably, the best elephant viewing in South Africa, and with a full day at your disposal, you’ll have the leisure time for close encounters with these gentle giants. In addition, the Addo wildlife population includes rhino, antelope, buffalo and the king of the jungle, not to mention a bird list to excite the most blasé twitcher. From bee eaters to buffalo, this is a full day of what Africa does best. Wildlife, wonderfully.