Cape Town ~ Oudtshoorn ~ Knysna ~ Mossel Bay ~ Cape Town
Cape Town ~ Oudtshoorn
Early morning departure from Cape Town. Way through the most beautiful Montagu mountains to Oudtshoorn town, the Ostrich Capital of South Africa. It is famous for ostrich farms and exceptional restaurants serving a wide range of delicious meals cooked of kudu, antelopes, zebra, crocodiles and ostrich meat.
Visiting Cango Caves - initially regarded with dread and awe as being the entrance to Hell. The Cango Caves are a series of magnificent drip-stone formations of stalactites and stalagmites which were formed over millions of years. An adventure tour offers crawling through the narrowest passages (29 cm!).
Ostrich farm tour. During the tour you will learn more about these remarkable birds and their fascinating nature. Your guide will explain every aspect of ostrich farming, from breeding to rearing. You will have opportunity sit on an ostrich, ride an ostrich and enjoy "Ostrich Races".
Accommodation at Guest House 3*, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4* or Rosenhof House 5*.
Game Lodge – luxury en-suite tents overlooking the lake where you can spot hippos. The unforgettable experience in Little Karoo Reserve.
Oudtshoorn ~ Knysna
Morning bush-safari in the Game Reserve, elephant feeding or Meerkat safari of your choice.
Visiting Cango Wildlife Ranch which offers crocodile cage diving for adventure seekers. For big cat's lovers there is an opportunity of close encounters with cheetahs, leopards and tigers in their large natural enclosures. It is the most popular Wildlife Reserve on the Garden Route.
Visit panoramic Wilderness beach for a cup of coffee or cool drinks.
Trip to Knysna - the Capital of Oysters. This area is also a famous forest ecoregion - tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests Biome. It is one of the popular holiday towns in South Africa, great boating activities and family fun. You will be attracted by mild climate and relaxed lifestyle.
Accommodation: Tree Top Lodge 5*, Protea Quays Hotel 4*, Russel Hotel 3* or similar. Dinner cruise on beautiful Knysna Lagoon, pristine waters and home to much marine and bird life.
Knysna ~ Tsitsikamma~ Mossel Bay
Early morning visit Birds of Eden and Monkeyland sanctuary and easy walk in Tsitsikamma forest. It is a natural wonder on the Garden Route, where thrill-seekers can enjoy the highest commercial bungee jump in the world at 216 m.
Trip to Mossel Bay - the historical Capital of SA. Portuguese Bartholomeu Diaz became the first of European discovering South Africa arrived in Mossel Bay area. Tour to Maritime Museum which centers around a historical Post Office Tree that's been used as a kind of post office by sailors since early 1488.
We will drive back to Cape Town by the end of the day or depart from George Airport to continue a tour around South Africa.
Price includes: accommodation at the hotel (of your choice) 2 nights, 1 dinner at the lodge, 1 bush-safari, breakfast at the hotels, all entrance fees, transport, services of driver and English or Russian speaking tour guide during the whole trip, tours to Ostrich farms and Dinner cruise.
The Garden Route is a most beautiful region in South Africa stretching along the coast and offering numerous tourist activities. The Garden Route is a 500 km road through the picturesque coastal towns of the Western Cape along the coastline of the Indian Ocean. The way from Cape Town to Storms River provides a stirring study in contrasts: savannah of Eastern Cape, subtropics of Western Coast, tropical Tsitsikamma forest and deserted Karoo region. Such diverse nature and eco-tourism activities made the Garden Route very famous around the world. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here, the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along, the white sandy beaches and South African National Game Reserves.
Cape Town ~ Hermanus ~ Mossel Bay ~ Wilderness ~ Knysna ~ Plettenberg Bay ~ Tsitsikamma ~ Oudtshoorn ~ Cape Town
Cape Town ~ Hermanus ~ Mossel Bay
Morning departure from Cape Town. During season August – November we will stop in Hermanus for whale watching. It is the calving season and whales are so close to the coast that you can take excellent pictures and watch them frolicking.
Next stop at Mossel Bay – the historical Capital of South Africa. Portuguese Bartholomeu Diaz became the first of European seafarer to land on Southern Africa soil in Mossel Bay. Tour to Diaz Maritime Museum and visiting Bushman Cave.
Evening with sunset on the beach and seafood dinner.
Accommodation at: Diaz Hotel 3*, Mossel Bay Boutique Hotel 4*, Ocean Manor 5*.
Mossel Bay ~ Knysna
Breakfast with a view of Mossel Bay beach. As optional we can arrange White Shark cage diving - one of the famous attraction, experience in its natural environment.
Continue trip to Knysna – pearl of the Garden route! Beautifully surrounded by subtropical forests, Knysna Elephant Park, golden beaches and beautiful lagoon. It is the home of Oyster and Crayfish festivals. Gastronomic is a lifestyle festival, held annually in September, that promotes healthy eating and organic principles. Cruise tour in Knysna Lagoon offers oyster tasting, glass of Champaign and beautiful view of Knysna Heads.
Evening – free time or dinner cruise in Knysna lagoon.
Accommodation at Tree Top Lodge 5*, Protea Quays Hotel 4* or Russel Hotel 3*.
Plettenberg Bay ~ Tsitsikamma National Park
In the morning we will visit Monkey Land and Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay. There are the most popular tourist attractions - the biggest primates and bird’s sanctuary where species are not caged and free to move around the forest.
Half day tour at Tsitsikamma National Park. It is Africa's oldest and largest marine reserve, playing a vital role in the preservation and conservation of marine fauna and flora. Tsitsikamma National Park is 80 km of rocky coastline with calm bays, spectacular waterfalls, high green ferns and wild beaches. It offers the visitors forest trail walks, Quid bike tours or adventure Canopy tour which can be arrange as optional.
Must do on this day: Bungee Jump! You have an opportunity to bungee jump of 216 m. It as the highest bungee jump in the world situated in the Tsitstikamma forest. If you are afraid just watch the adventure with a local beer. Return to the hotel in Knysna.
Optional: whale watching cruise, surfing, golf, rafting, bungee jumping, Canopy Tour, boat or motor boat cruise, tour to Elephant Park, quid bike ride.
Early morning we will have scenic drive trough Outeniqua Pass - is a truly magnificent wonder to behold, often with spectacular view. The word Outeniqua is said to be derived from a Khoisan tribe that once lived in these mountains and means “they who bear honey”. Today rock paintings from the Khoisan people can still be found in the area.
Visiting Oudtshoorn town - located behind Outeniqua mountains in the semi-desert area Little Karoo. It is a Ostrich Capital of South Africa and host of annual Afrikaans Music Festival.
Cango Caves tour in the most beautiful cave in the world. The Cango Caves are series of magnificent drip-stone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. A standard tour is 45 minutes or adventure tour is 60 minutes will be on your choice. The adventure tour snakes along narrow passages and tunnels which were formed over millions years.
In the season we can visit Prince Albert Waterfall between amazing formations from mountains.
At the end of the day - Ostrich farm tour. You can try to sit on an ostrich, ride an ostrich and even take part in an "Ostrich Races". Were ever your choice will be very memorable in your life.
Dinner and the best South African wines can be arrange in Buffelsdrift Lodge restaurant.
Accommodation at Guest House 3*, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 4*, Rosenhof House 5* or Buffelsdrift Lodge 4*. The Buffelsdrift Lodge is located in Little Karoo Nature Reserve and offers luxury en-suite tents overlooking the lake where you can spot hippos and rhinos. Evening bush-safari can be arrange at the lodge where you will see rhino, buffalo, giraffes, elephants and more.
Oudtshoorn ~ Cape Town
After breakfast elephant baby feeding or game drives safari on your choice.
Visit Wildlife Ranch. This reserve offers close encounters with cheetahs, leopards and tigers in their large natural enclosures and crocodile cage diving - the most popular adventure on the Garden Route providing lifetime memories.
Second half of the day we will drive back to Cape Town or departure from George airport to continue South African tour.
Price includes: accommodation at the hotels (to your choice) 4 nights,1 bush-safari, hotel breakfasts, all entrance fees, transport, service of driver and English or Russian speaking guide during the whole trip, tour to Ostrich farm, Knysna Lagoon cruise.
Price excludes: lunches, dinners, crocodile cage diving, extra activities at Tsitsikamma* forest, bungee jumping.