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4-Day Garden Route Experience from Cape Town

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    Day 1: From Cape Town to Oudtshoorn

    Stop At: De Krans Wines, Station Rd, Calitzdorp 6660 South Africa
    Guests leave Cape Town at 08h30 and travel through some of the wine-producing valleys of the Winelands. Each valley is graced with great scenic beauty.

    Finding our way into the unique Klein Karoo by way of the superb Cogmanskloof Pass, we travel the Route 62 passing through a string of picturesque small towns set in this uniquely beautiful scenery.

    Enjoy lunch and wine tasting and lunch platter at Die Krans in Calitzdorp, an internationally renowned award winning Wine Estate.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Scenic Cape Route 62 Volmoed, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
    We arrive in the town of Oudtshoorn, undisputed "ostrich capital" of the world. Our itinerary includes a visit to a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm where flocks of these strange birds are kept. We are shown their development from the egg to the 100 kg adult.

    Overnight in Oudtshoorn in a 4 star Guest House.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a four star Guest House.

    Day 2: Cango Caves and Knysna

    Stop At: The Cango Caves, 328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
    The day begins with the Cango Caves Adventure Tour. Visit one of the great wonders of Africa - the subterranean wonderland of Cango Caves for a tour of this vast sequence of caverns, each filled with astonishing formations of glittering dripstones.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Waterfront Knysna Quays, 21 Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571 South Africa
    After lunch we head over the Outeniqua Pass to Knysna. En Route we stop at the Wilderness for an optional Craft Beer or Gin tasting. We arrive in Knysna in the late afternoon.

    Enjoy an Optional Cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. There is a choice between Yachts, Ferries and Cruisers. Sip a Sun-downer at the Knysna Yacht Club before dinner at the Knysna Quays.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation is at the Knysna Marina or a 3/4 star Guest House in the Knysna Village.

    Day 3: Tsitsikamma Wilderness including Natures Valley and Plettenberg Bay

    Stop At: Natures Valley Beach, Lagoon Drive, Nature's Valley South Africa
    Today we drive to The Tsitsikamma National Park. We visit Plettenberg Bay and try to spot the local dolphins at play. Visit Natures Valley and take a walk along one of the most pristine beaches in South Africa. View ancient giant Yellowwood trees.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Monkeyland Road Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
    Optional Tours include: Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and the Knysna Elephant Park. In the late afternoon we return to Knysna. Enjoy a Sun-downer at the Knysna Yacht Club before dinner at the Knysna Quays.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: You are invited to the Knysna Yacht Club to enjoy a typical South African Barbeque. Breakfast is also included today.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Knysna in the same accommodation as the previous night.

    Day 4: Mossel Bay

    Stop At: The Dias Museum, 1 Market St, Mossel Bay Central, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa
    We visit the Diaz Museum, Aquarium and the Cape St Blaiz Lighthouse. We also take a boat cruise to Seal island to see, up close, hundreds of Cape Fur Seals.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick-up at Cape Town Accommodation Establishments or the Cape Town International Airport. The tour concludes at George Airport.
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    George Airport, George, 6530, South Africa
    Inclusions
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Cape Town Hotel pickup and drop-off at George Airport
    • 2 nights accommodation in 3 & 4 star establishments.
    • Bottled water
    • Chauffeur/Driver
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry fees to the Ostrich Ranch, Cango Caves and Seal Island Boat Trip.
    • Wine/Juice tasting with lunch platter
    • South African Style Barbeque (braai) at the Knysna Yacht Club
    • Entry/Admission - De Krans Wines
    • Entry/Admission - Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
    • Entry/Admission - The Cango Caves
    • Entry/Admission - The Dias Museum
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Optional activities such as Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Elephant Park
    • Knysna Lagoon Cruise
    • Airfare, Private Road Transfer or Luxury Coach from George Airport to your next destination.
    • Entry/Admission - Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
    • 4-star Accommodation with daily breakfasts
    • Vegetarian, Vegan and Halal option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Road Transport from George Airport to your next destination is available. (At own cost)
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Each Guest is allowed 1 medium sized bag and 1 cabin bag / rucksack
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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