Garden Route Glory

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 Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua mountain ranges which run parallel to the stunning southern Cape coastline and harbour large str

Tour Code:
SPC5
Depart From:
Port Elizabeth   |   Ending at: Cape Town
Departures: Two-weekly (Monday, selected departure dat)
Duration: 5 Days
Country: South Africa
Type: Safari | Coach Tours |
Children: Allowed - see children policy 

 






Garden Route Glory

Garden Route Glory

Garden Route Glory

Garden Route Glory

Garden Route Glory

 
 

Enjoy the gorgeous Garden Route and its abundant attractions!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the mountain
ranges which run parallel to the stunning southern Cape coastline.

Highlights
- Verdant, natural beauty of the Tsitsikamma mountains and forests
- Nature’s Valley and Knysna’s spectacular lagoon
- Travelling the Outeniqua mountain pass
- The Klein Karoo with its ostrich farms and the Cango Caves
- Community visit at a farm school before reaching the picturesque Cape Winelands

Departs
Monday, selected departure dates

Notes
- Minimum 2 guests
- School visit is subject to school being open
- Guests do have a choice of accommodation options, which may be offered at the same hotel, or at different hotels in the same vicinity

Accommodation
Day One, Day Two - REX HOTEL - SUPERIOR
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 Three - HLANGANA LODGE - SUPERIOR
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 - CULTIVAR GUEST LODGE - DELUXE
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 One - Departing Port Elizabeth
Head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests.

Day One
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. Overnight in Knysna. Enjoy a dinner at a fine local restaurant.
Meals: Dinner

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 harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna.
Meals: Breakfast, 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. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Meals: Breakfast

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.
Meals: Breakfast

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. Guests may be dropped off , on request, at Cape Town International Airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Garden Route Glory - Comfortable - (SPC5) Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 11610.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 13310.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Garden Route Glory - A cut above - (SPC5) Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 12260.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 14415.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Garden Route Glory - Premium - (SPC5) Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 13100.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 15330.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Tour Include
4 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 4 nights’ accommodation, porterage, transport and sightseeing as specified.

Tour Exclude
Any items of a personal nature and not specified.

Terms & Conditions
Twenty-five percent (25%) of any tour price is due and payable on booking the tour. Final payment is due and payable 30 days before departure. Bookings made within 30 days of departure must be accompanied by full payment.

CHILDREN DISCOUNTS are available for certain tours. However, specific restrictions apply. Please enquire when making reservations.

Cancellations shall only be valid if received by Springbok Atlas in writing and the following penalties, calculated as from the date of receipt of notice, shall apply:
45-31 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE : 25% (twenty-five percent) of the price contracted,
30-15 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE : 50% (fifty percent) of the price contracted.
14 DAYS OR LESS BEFORE DEPARTURE : 100% (one hundred percent) of the price contracted.

Please note that certain accommodation establishments apply more stringent cancellation fees, which will apply if relevant.

HEALTH AND VISAS
Guests are required to ensure that all such requirements are attended to as Springbok Atlas accepts no responsibility in this regard.


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