2 Night Garden Route Tour (PE to CPT)
About 2 Night Garden Route Tour (PE to CPT)
Enjoy a fabulous two night, three day Garden Route tour, taking you from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in style.
Day 1: Port Elizabeth – Garden Route – Knysna
We depart from Port Elizabeth, also called the 'Friendly City' along the N2 national route to the Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley, towering 139 m above the river. Our next stop is at 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. Now, truly in the famous Garden Route of the Cape, we traverse more magnificently scenic river valley passes 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 Lakeland 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 2: Garden Route – George – Oudtshoorn
We explore the lake areas, the Wilderness National Park and travel via the scenic Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, also known as the 'Feather Capital' of the world, as by far the largest concentration of ostrich farms in the world are found here. 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.
- Overnight at La Plume Guest Lodge or similar.
Day 3: Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay – Cape Town
After an early start we visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences, including ostrich racing. Our route to Mossel Bay takes us over the Outeniqua Mountains via the Robinson's Pass. 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 Bartholomeu Dias in 1488. After an early lunch we travel to Swellendam, Grabouw and over the Sir Lowry's Pass to Cape Town where we arrive late afternoon.
- 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 (PE to CPT) Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling