Garden Route to Port Elizabeth (Accommodated)

Tour Code 21GRPE4A. Signature Tours & Safaris
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Group Size: Maximum 8. Age Group: Open Age

Visit Oudtshoorn and the Garden Route on this 4-Day tour ending in Port Elizabeth

Starting from Cape Town on the Atlantic Ocean coast, this 4-day east-bound coastal Garden Route tour will take you to some of South Africa’s best attractions. From whale-watching in Hermanus (seasonal), exploring the Klein Karoo Cango Caves and ostrich farms, Wilderness lakes, Birds or Eden and Monkeyland, lush forests of the Tsitsikamma National Park, and Bloukrans Bridge – all en-route to the ‘friendly city’ of Port Elizabeth.

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 –Mossel Bay Highlights. Hermanus, South Africa.

On our first day, we travel the scenic coastal route via Gordon’s Bay to Hermanus, well-known as the best land-based whale watching spot of the Overberg. Humpback and Southern Right Whales frequent the coastline seasonally during the calving season and makes for spectacular ‘breach’ viewing and photo opportunities. From here, we continue to Mossel Bay, traditionally considered the start of the famed Garden Route, where we visit the Post Office Tree - site of the first landfall made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488.

Day 2. Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn Highlights. Cango Caves, South Africa. Oudtshoorn, Ostrich Farm, South Africa.

Today, we travel via the picturesque Outeniqua Mountains (named after the Outeniqua Khoikhoi who used to live in the area) to the semi-desert region of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn, also called the ‘Feather Capital’ of the world, after the Ostrich industry boom during the 1800s. Here we will embark on a guided tour of the Cango Caves - a dripstone caverns system with vast halls of towering Stalactite & Stalagmite formations. We also visit a working Ostrich farm, to view and learn about these magnificent birds.

Day 3. Oudtshoorn - Knysna Highlights. Garden Route, South Africa.

This morning, we visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch before we continue with our journey over the Outeniqua Mountains via George and the lush forests of the Wilderness National Park. We stop at the Knysna Lagoon, admiring the ‘Heads’ – the two promontories guarding the opening of the lagoon to the ocean - before continuing into Knysna town. The rest of the day at leisure to explore this picturesque Garden Route town well-known for its locally made art and craftwork.

Day 4. Knysna - Port Elizabeth Highlights. Birds Of Eden. Monkeyland. Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa.

Travelling via Plettenberg Bay, to The Birds of Eden, we visit the world’s largest free-flight aviary, which it has won a multitude of awards for sustainability and responsible tourism efforts and Monkeyland - a well-known primate sanctuary. We stop at the highest road bridge in Africa (Bloukrans @ 216m), known as one of the highest commercial bungee jumping sites in the world Breathtaking views await us at Tsitsikamma National Park en-route to ‘the friendly city’, Port Elizabeth – where we end our tour.

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 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
3 Breakfasts, 3 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:
Hermanus
Whale Watching (seasonal)
Old Post Office Tree
Ostrich Farm
Cango Caves
Wilderness Lakes
Birds of Eden
Monkeyland
Tsitsikamma National Park
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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