Explore South Africa's Garden Route

Explore South Africa’s Garden Route with this four Day and three Night tour from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. A picturesque route with many adventures planned along the way: go wine tasting, see cheetahs, crocodiles or even ride an ostrich along the way! We take an old style steam train through the scenic Outeniqua Pass and a lagoon cruise before heading to Port Elizabeth.

Day 1

We leave Cape Town and travel over Sir Lowry’s Pass, via Elgin to Swellendam. We explore this historical town and the Drostdy Museum before we stop for lunch in Barrydale. We then continue on to Oudtshoorn for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Optional: Lunch in Barrydale
Standard Accommodation – Hlangana Lodge / Queens Hotel or similar

Day 2

Today we enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn and visit the Cango Cheetah and Crocodile Ranch before we stop for lunch at Highgate Ostrich Farm. The afternoon is spent touring the farm and ostrich rides are available for the very brave! Dinner and overnight accommodation is in Oudtshoorn.

Optional: Lunch at Highgate Ostrich Farm & Ostrich Rides
Standard Accommodation – Hlangana Lodge / Queens Hotel or similar

Day 3

We drive through the magnificent Outeniqua pass to George where we board the Outeniqua ‘Choo-Tjoe’ steam train for one of the worlds most picturesque rail journeys on our way to Knysna.

We arrive in Knysna for lunch at scenic lookout spot: ‘The Heads’. After lunch we board the John Benn Ferry for a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Tonight’s overrnight stop is either in Knysna or Plettenberg Bay.

Optional: Lunch at Knysna Heads
Standard Accommodation – Lairds Lodge or simliar

Day 4

Early morning takes us to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. We take a hike to Storms River Mouth from where we can admire the view of the Indian Ocean from a suspension bridge. We make our way back to Knysna for lunch.

After lunch, we make our way back to Cape Town along the scenic N2. For those continuing on to Port Elizabeth, a driver / guide from our Port Elizabeth office will transfer you to your next destination.

Optional: Lunch in Knysna