Cape Garden Route Express - East (Accommodated) (3 Days)

Tour Code 21EGRE3A. Signature Tours & Safaris
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Group Size: Maximum 8. Age Group: 8+

Explore the Garden Route on this 3- day tour

Starting from Cape Town on the Atlantic Ocean coast, this 3-day east-bound Garden Route tour will take you to some of the area’s best attractions – golden beaches, wine country, scenic Route 62, Cango Caves, Wilderness lakes, lush forests of the Tsitsikamma National Park. All en-route to the ‘friendly city’ of Port Elizabeth situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

This tour is also available in reverse if you wish to start in Port Elizabeth and end in Cape Town

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Day 1. Cape Town - Oudtshoorn Highlights. Oudtshoorn, Ostrich Farm, South Africa.

We travel via the scenic Winelands (pausing at a winery along the way) through the historic Du Toit’s Kloof Pass and the mountainous Route 62. Our first night is in Oudtshoorn, best-known as the ‘feather capital’ of the world, after the 18th-century Ostrich industry boom. We visit historical landmarks from the era, as well as a working ostrich farm to view and learn about these magnificent birds.

Day 2. Oudtshoorn - Knysna Highlights. Cango Caves, South Africa. Knysna, South Africa.

Today we will embark on a guided tour of the Cango Caves – a dripstone cave system with vast halls of towering Stalactite & Stalagmite formations, located in the foothills of the Swartberg mountain range. Travelling onward we via the picturesque Outeniqua Pass, the town of George, the lush green forests of the Wilderness National Park, the Knysna Lagoon to Knysna, well-known for its unique arts & craft – all locally made.

Day 3. Knysna - Port Elizabeth Highlights. Birds Of Eden. Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa.

Heading out after breakfast, we travel via Plettenberg Bay to The Birds of Eden, the world’s largest free-flight aviary. This sanctuary has won a multitude of awards for sustainability and responsible tourism efforts - home to rescued exotic - as well as native African bird species. After our visit, we head toward the highest road bridge in Africa (Bloukrans @ 216m), well-known for its bungee jumping. We journey to the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for ‘the place of much water’) where we walk a suspended bridge at the mouth of the Storms River, taking in the sheer beauty of the area. Our final stop is Port Elizabeth, known as the ‘Friendly City’ – where our tour ends.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Ashanti Lodge, Gardens, Cape Town

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain and in walking distances to the city centre, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers in Gardens is your gateway to Cape Town. This gorgeous Victorian Mansion offers backpacker dormitories to single, double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Chill next to the stunning pool, join the party in the legendary Kumasi Café/Bar with its cool cocktails, tasty food and fabulous mountain views or go explore the city's highlights close by.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Willow's Resort, Port Elizabeth

The Willows Holiday Resort is situated 15 km from Port Elizabeth and only a few meters from the beach, on the “wild side” of the Port Elizabeth coastline. The small, private beaches with tidal pools are perfect for swimming and lazing in the sun. For those looking for a little more action, there is a wide array of games and activities in the resort.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

Tour style:
Signature South Africa
This Signature South Africa tour is operated by a locally based (African) ground handler. We believe that working with a local operator in this way assists the community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism. At the same time it provides our clients with the extensive local knowledge and enthusiasm of the local staff and guides employed to ensure your tour/safari is as enjoyable as it is memorable.

Accommodation:
Pick up from your hotel in Cape Town
Drop off to your hotel in Port Elizabeth

On tour - accommodation is in twin shared accommodation with en-suite facilities. Many are situated in comfortable and picturesque locations.

Transport:
Minibus / 3 seater sedan

Meals
2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Twin/ Double share accommodation with en-suite facilities

Includes.
Transport
Accommodation
Meals as indicated
Services of driver/ guide
All road tolls and vehicle taxes

Included Highlights:
Route 62
Ostrich Farm
Cango Caves
Tsitsikamma National Park
Boukrans Bridge
Excludes.
Travel insurance
Flights
Airport taxes
Visas
Optional activities
Items of a personal nature
Single Supplements apply - contact Acacia for rates
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