Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour

From ZAR 14,500 per person (2019 Rates)

Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour

Full Board plus Activities

4-Star Accommodation

Highlights

Day 1

  • Arrive in George

Day 2

  • Scenic Drive across the Cape  Fold Mountain ranges
  • Lunch in Prince Albert
  • Swartberg Mountain Pass
  • Limestone Cave Excursion

Day 3

  • Oudtshoorn Ostrich encounter
  • Elephant Feeding
  • African Bush Safari drive
  • Rescued Lion Experience

Day 4

  • Scenic drive to Tsitsikamma
  • Woodcutters Tour

Day 5

  • Knysna Waterfront
  • Tsitsikamma Big Tree
  • World’s highest Bridge Bungee visit

Day 6

  • Depart George

 

The Numbers

  • Total distance travelled:
    • 750km
  • Total travelling time:
    • 16 Hrs
  • Total activity time:
    • 17 Hrs

 

Availability

Available all year round

 

Rates

  • Standard rate applies for bookings of 3 to 7 pax.
  • Surcharge for 1 to 2 pax.

 

What is Included

  • 4 star accommodation for 5 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Activity fees
  • All Transport to and from venues and accommodation
  • A registered and experienced tour guide

 

What is Excluded

  • Transport to and from George
  • Beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance

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Total Price: ZAR 14500.00



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Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour
Senior Scenic Garden Route Tour

Overview

This tour has been developed with more senior folks in mind who wish to experience the scenic Garden Route, Little and Great Karoo and partaking in non- strenuous activities along the way.

 

Experience the scenic Garden Route in 4 days as you travel from the capital city, George, over the majestic Outeniqua Mountains to Oudtshoorn. Then via the spectacular Meiringspoort Gorge to the quaint Karoo town Prince Albert. Travel back to the Small Karoo over the awe-inspiring Swartberg mountain pass on your way to visit the indigenous forests of Tsitsikamma. This tour will showcase the diverse landscapes and scenery of the Southern Cape as you travel from the Indian Ocean coast through the semi-arid Little Karoo and desert-like Great Karoo back to the lush forests along the coast.

The tour will take you to the picturesque and quaint little town of Prince Albert with its Victorian style buildings and water furrows lining the streets via the stunning Meiringspoort Gorge. After Lunch at the famous Swartberg Hotel, clients can expect breathtaking views of the Little and Great Karoo as you slowly traverse the historic Swartberg Mountain Pass with its many hairpin bends.  End the day by visiting the world-renowned Cango Caves. In Oudtshoorn you will be able to view African wildlife in a private game reserve where you will spend two nights in a luxury tent and be guided safari style on an authentic 2 hour (plus halfway stop) African Bush Safari drive. Here you will encounter elephants, rhinos, cheetahs and many antelope and bird species from the safety of a 4x4 vehicle. You will also learn all about the largest flightless bird at an ostrich farm and meet rescued lions from a safe distance.

On the way to Tsitsikamma you will travel along the scenic beach resort towns of Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Experience a very informative and insightful Woodcutters Journey through the local forests hosted by a local nature expert. On arrival at your Coastal Reserve accommodation with views of the ocean, forests and mountains, you will settle in for a one night stay in one of the chalets or a luxury tent.

On your way back to George, visit The Big Tree National Park displaying an 800-year-old yellowwood tree, walk across a 165-meter iconic bridge and experience the world famous Storms River Mouth National Park. Visit Face Adrenaline to view the world’s highest bridge bungee (from a safe distance) and relax or shop for curios at the Knysna waterfront on the way back to George.

 

View the route

The tour starts and ends in George and includes visits to Prince Albert, Oudtshoorn and Tsitsikamma. The total distance travelled during the 4 day tour is 750km through majestic mountain passes, lush forests and the semi-arid Karoo and desert-like Karoo landscapes on safe and well-maintained highways and secondary roads. Stops will be made roughly every hour when travelling.

En Route short breaks are included along the way.

 

Accommodation

George Guest House
Set in peaceful and quiet surroundings, this centrally located, 4 star Guest House in George is ideal for clients to relax before and after the tour.

Oudtshoorn Game Lodge
This 4 star Safari-style luxury accommodation in air-conditioned tents with private bathrooms, will give clients a real African experience. Expect small antelope to freely roam between the tents and view the big game from your deck.

Tsitsikamma Coastal Reserve
Situated right above the famous Storms River Mouth, this luxury 4 star accommodation provides a premium service and majestic African sunsets.

Detailed Intinerary

Day 1

AM: Travel to George

PM: Arrive in George - Check into 4 star Guest House - Dinner

Day 2

AM: Breakfast at Guest House - Transfer to Price Albert via Meiringspoort

PM: Lunch at Swartberg Hotel - Swartberg Mountain Pass - Limestone Cave exploration - Check into 4 star Game Lodge - Dinner at Game Lodge

Day 3

AM: Breakfast at Game Lodge - Elephant Feeding - Working ostrich farm tour

PM: Ostrich lunch - Rescued Lion Experience -2 hour Bush safari - Dinner at Game Lodge

Day 4

AM: Breakfast at Game Lodge - Transfer to Tsitsikamma - Woodcutters Journey

PM: Lunch in a tranquil indigenous forest - Check into 4 star Coastal Reserve - Dinner at Coastal Reserve

Day 5

AM: Breakfast at Coastal Reserve - The Big Tree National Park - Tsitsikamma National park

PM: Lunch at Storms River Mouth - Walk along a 165-meter high bridge - View the highest bungee bridge in the world - Transfer to George - Check into 4 star Guest House - Dinner

Day 6

AM: Breakfast at Guest House - Depart George

PM: Arrive at next destination

The Fine Print

  • No activity refund or change to tour itinerary (click here and email us for a custom tour quote).
  • Weather dependent activities may have to be cancelled or re-scheduled for your safety when necessary.
  • Certain activities on this tour do not cater for the physically disabled.
  • For special arrangements (such as special dietary needs), please contact and confirm with Xplore English.

Our Terms and Conditions will be forwarded to you on receipt of your booking enquiry.

FAQ's (Frequently asked questions)

By Air - All major airports have flights to George more than once a week. By Bus - All major bus companies pass through or drive directly to George. By Car - George is conveniently located next to the N2 and N9..
We strongly recommend that you bring the following; Camera, battery charger, cell phone charger, electrical transformer (US), hat & sunblock (SPF 30). Should you forget to pack any of these, you can purchase it locally.
The Garden Route is a malaria free zone. There are many pharmacies where you can stock up on medicines. Certain medicines can only be bought with a doctor's prescription.
All Xplore English tour guides have First Aid level 1 as per the South African Tour Guide Association's rules and regulations. This entitles them to assist in a medical emergency or take control if needed, but they are not allowed to administer or supply medicine.
Unfortunately not. All bookings for the tour are made in advance. However, this tour has been designed with more senior folks in mind and does not include any strenuous or physically challenging activities.
It depends on the day, type of activity and what you consider to be "a lot of walking". The tour has been specifically developed with more senior folks in mind and does not include any physically challenging activities.

Full Board plus Activities

4-Star Accommodation

Highlights

Day 1

  • Arrive in George

Day 2

  • Scenic Drive across the Cape  Fold Mountain ranges
  • Lunch in Prince Albert
  • Swartberg Mountain Pass
  • Limestone Cave Excursion

Day 3

  • Oudtshoorn Ostrich encounter
  • Elephant Feeding
  • African Bush Safari drive
  • Rescued Lion Experience

Day 4

  • Scenic drive to Tsitsikamma
  • Woodcutters Tour

Day 5

  • Knysna Waterfront
  • Tsitsikamma Big Tree
  • World’s highest Bridge Bungee visit

Day 6

  • Depart George

 

The Numbers

  • Total distance travelled:
    • 750km
  • Total travelling time:
    • 16 Hrs
  • Total activity time:
    • 17 Hrs

 

Availability

Available all year round

 

Rates

  • Standard rate applies for bookings of 3 to 7 pax.
  • Surcharge for 1 to 2 pax.

 

What is Included

  • 4 star accommodation for 5 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Activity fees
  • All Transport to and from venues and accommodation
  • A registered and experienced tour guide

 

What is Excluded

  • Transport to and from George
  • Beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance

Enquire Now

Total Price: ZAR 14500.00



Send Enquiry

Already on tour?

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