2 Night Garden Route Tour (CPT to PE)
Cape Town City Centre
About 2 Night Garden Route Tour (CPT to PE)
Enjoy a fabulous two night, three day Garden Route tour, taking you from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth in style.
Day 1: Cape Town – Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn
We depart from Cape Town and drive eastwards via Sir Lowry's Pass and the famous apple country of Grabouw to Swellendam and Mossel Bay. Here we visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree and the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Then we travel further over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo to visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences, including possible ostrich racing. Overnight in Oudtshoorn, also called the "Feather Capital" of the world, as over ninety percent of the world's ostrich farms are found here.
- Overnight at La Plume Guest Lodge or similar.
Day 2: Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves – George – Wilderness – Knysna
We visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. We travel past Oudtshoorn and over the Outeniqua Mountains again to George and Wilderness for a visit to the Wilderness National Park lakes area. We skirt around the lakes to Knysna on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the "Heads". The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the lakelands and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc.
- Overnight at Fish Eagle Lodge or similar.
Day 3: Knysna – Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park – Port Elizabeth
We explore Knysna and travel further via Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Then we traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes. We visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for 'The place of much water') stretching over 100 km of wild and rocky coastline, characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Our next stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley, towering 139 m above the river. The final part of our journey takes us past a few coastal holiday villages to Port Elizabeth, also called the 'Friendly City' for a short city tour before the tour ends.
- Minimum stay: 2 Days
Activity/entrance fees include:
- Post Office Tree Museum
- Ostrich Farm
- Cango Caves Standard Tour
- Cango Wildlife Ranch entrance
- Big Tree
- Tsitsikamma National Park Conservation Fee
Sundowner Cruise - optional extra.
2 Night Garden Route Tour (CPT to PE) Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling