From ZAR 14,500 per person (2019 Rates)
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.
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.
AM: Travel to George
PM: Arrive in George - Check into 4 star Guest House - Dinner
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
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
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
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
AM: Breakfast at Guest House - Depart George
PM: Arrive at next destination
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