Garden Route Tour. Code (OV17) 4 day tour
3 Nights, 4 Days
Garden Route Tour
(The tour can depart from either Port Elizabeth or Cape Town)
Day 1, Night 1
Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay
8:30 am pick up from your place of residence in Port Elizabeth and depart along the Port Elizabeth Wild side on our way to the renowned Garden Route. Our first stop is at a wildflower reserve for a fresh cup of coffee or tea and a view of the spectacular bridge over this river gorge.
We continuing to Storms River to stretch your legs where we view the deep gorge over which the arch bridge was built before continuing along the Garden Route heading to the spectacular scenery of the Tsitsikamma National Park, descending to sea level with stunning views over the Indian Ocean.
We take a walk to the mouth of the river over suspension bridges that span these amber coloured waters before a light lunch at the park's restaurant, overlooking the bay and the cliff faces as they meet the Indian Ocean.
Leaving the coast we continue to Bloukrans river gorge with its massive arch bridge and the highest Bungee jump in the world at an astonishing 216 m above the river bed below.
We continue through the heart of the Garden Route to our overnight accommodation in a lovely guest house situated a short walk away from the beach on a board walk in the holiday town of Plettenberg Bay with it spectacular views out over Formosa Bay or ‘beautiful bay’ as first described by the early Portuguese explores.
Overnight guesthouse, lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
Day 2, Night 2
Plettenberg Bay to Mossel Bay
Wake up for a delicious breakfast, check out and depart for the famous Garden Route and Knysna with its spectacular Knysna heads and lagoon.
We enjoy some time at the Knysna Waterfront and have lunch at a restaurant overlooking the entrance of the lagoon before departing for Mossel Bay.
Here we visit the site of the first European landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz in 1488 and the local post office tree. If there is sufficient time we visit he Maritime Museum, housing the replica of the Diaz Caravel.
We depart Mossel Bay and make our way up one of the nearby mountain ranges via a steep pass to overnight in a special retreat in this Fynbos covered mountain range.
Overnight Mountain retreat, lunch, dinner bed and breakfast
Day 3, Night 3
Mossel Bay to Seaside Village
After a delicious breakfast we check out and continue along the scenic Garden Route.
Departing from the main freeway we head into the countryside through wheat fields that extend for as far as the eye can see, here we cross one of the rivers by a hand powered ferry.
We have lunch on the road before heading down to a delightful fishing village on the coast. We take our evening meal in a local restaurant or make a Braai (Barbecue) of fresh fish by Alan Tours, depending on availability.
Overnight seaside cottages, lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
Seaside Village to Cape Town
After breakfast we depart for the southernmost point of the African continent, walking to the southernmost point with its fully operational lighthouse for a photo session before making our way to a local eatery near the small boat harbour for a meal of freshly caught fish.
After lunch we continue to Hermanus for the best shore based whale watching in the world.
We walk along the shoreline looking for the gentle seasonal Southern Right whales as they lazy in the ocean below the low cliffs before we finally approach Cape Town through expansive wheat fields and towering mountains as we descend to the Cape flats on our way to the Mother city lying before the majesty of that sandstone massif, Table Mountain.
Drop off at airport or place of residence in Cape Town and the end of the tour.
Rate per person sharing: R 19 250.00
Minimum two persons
Rate valid till 31 October 2019
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