4 Day Magnificent Garden Route
Explore indigenous forests, ancient mountain passes and beautiful rugged beaches. Discover the scenic Garden Route, one of South Africas most beautiful coastal regions. From Cape Town travel via Cape Agulhas, the Southernmost tip of Africa, through historic Swellendam to Mossel Bay. Discover iconic sights like…
Explore indigenous forests, ancient mountain passes and beautiful rugged beaches.
Discover the scenic Garden Route, one of South Africas most beautiful coastal regions.
From Cape Town travel via Cape Agulhas, the Southernmost tip of Africa, through historic Swellendam to Mossel Bay.
Discover iconic sights like the Cango Caves and an ostrich show farm before heading down to Knysna via the Outeniqua Pass and travelling through George and the pretty holiday town Wilderness.
Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve Knysna.
Cape Town/Port Elizabeth
4 Day Magnificent Garden Route
Day 1: Monday - Cape Town - Mossel Bay
After an early morning departure from Cape Town, we’ll travel along Sir Lowry’s Pass, with its magnificent views from the top, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Our journey continues to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area has largely been untouched and unexplored with its rugged coast line being the graveyard for many a ship. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is considered the icon that signifies the tip of Africa and that creates unforgettable memories. After this thrilling experience, we continue via historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, to Mossel Bay, from where the Garden Route extends to the Storms River in the east. Overnight in Mossel Bay.
Distance travelled today: 507 kms
Day 2: Tuesday - Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn
After breakfast we continue our journey to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
[Breakfast & Dinner]
Distance travelled today: 155 kms
Day 3: Wednesday - Oudtshoorn - Knysna
After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting) , 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. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna.
[Breakfast & Lunch]
Distance travelled today: 134 kms
Day 4: Thursday - Knysna - Port Elizabeth
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth.
Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.
Distance travelled today: 274 kms
All departures are in English.
German commentary is available on selected departure dates.
Minimum 2 Guests, Maximum 18 Guests
- Diaz Hotel & Resort or similar x 1 night
- La Plume Guest House or similar x 1 night
- Rex Hotel or similar x 1 night
Included in the 4 Day Magnificent Garden Route
- 1 dinner
- 1 lunch
- 3 breakfasts
Not included in the 4 Day Magnificent Garden Route
- Services not mentioned in the included section
2020 English Departures
January - 13, 27
February - 3, 10, 17, 24
March - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April - 13, 27
May - 11, 25
June - 8, 22
July - 6, 20
August - 3, 17, 31
September - 7, 14, 21, 28
October - 5, 12, 19, 26
November - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December - 14
2020 German Departures
February - 3
March - 2
June - 8
July - 6
August - 3
September - 7
October - 5
November - 2