Garden-Route Safari

Day 1: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Our destination today is Oudtshoorn. Oudtshoorn is situated in the semi-desert area known as the 'Klein (little) Karoo'. We'll take the well-travelled R 62 from Cape Town; pass Worcester, Robertson, Montagu, Barrydale, Ladiesmith and Calitzdorp to finally get to Oudtshoorn. We have planned a wine tasting in Robertson and could have a lovely picnic lunch on the bank of the Breede River.

B/ Oudtshoorn

  • Du Toits Kloof Pass
  • Wine tasting in Robertson

Day 2: Oudtshoorn - Knysna

After breakfast you'll be engaged in a guided tour through the magnificent Cango Caves. The network of caves is the largest one in Africa and contains an impressive display of stalactites and stalagmites. Visitors to the caves get to explore a section of the place on foot, accompanied by a guide. Next we'll visit an ostrich farm. The guided tour will inform you on everything worthwhile knowing about the large, flightless birds. Still to be enjoyed on the ostrich farm is a hearty lunch, where of course ostrich meat features on the menu. After this we'll take the Outeniqua Pass through George to Knysna.

B/L Knysna

  • Cango Caves
  • Ostrich Farm Safari
  • Knysna Waterfront

Day 3: Knysna

Today starts off with a boat ride over the lagoon. By ferry, you will be transported to Featherbed Nature Reserve, a private nature park area on the west 'Head' of Knysna. The excursion includes the Ferry ride, a tractor ride at the summit of the West Head and a 2km walk, with a tour guide, through the forest and along the spectacular coast line. Upon our return a first class buffet table awaits under the shade of the Milkwood trees. After lunch we head back to Knysna. Now the afternoon is yours. You may want to relax at the pool side and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere or go for a leisurely stroll at Knysna's Waterfront.

B/B/L Knysna

  • Knysna Featherbed
  • Nature Reserve
  • Afternoon to your disposal
  • Knysna (Overnight & breakfast)

Day 4: Knysna – Kenton on Sea – Safari Camp

Today we'll have an early morning start and head past Port Elizabeth to Kenton-on-Sea and the nearby game reserve. En route to the game reserve we'll take a walk to the "Big Tree". From there we'll go on an approx. two and a half hour drive to the game reserve close to Kenton-on-Sea. We'll drive to our accommodation via a scenic boat ride. Late afternoon you will attend the 1st game drive followed by dinner.

B/B/L/D Game Reserve

  • Big Tree
  • Afternoon game drive
  • Game Reserve (overnight stay, all meals and drinks included)

Day 5: Safari Camp

The entire Day has been set aside for the game reserve. At the crack of dawn we set off in a 4 wheel drive vehicle to go on a game drive. The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish. Then, around early evening the third safari begins! Enjoy exploring the untouched natural environment.

B/B/L/D Game Reserve

  • Game viewing morning and evening
  • Game Reserve (overnight stay, all meals and drinks included)

Day 6: Kenton on Sea – Tsitsikamma

After the last game drive and a hearty breakfast we will head for Port Elizabeth where we have a city orientation tour. On our way back to the Garden-Route we'll visit the Tsitsikamma National Park. A short walk from here leads us to Storms River Mouth.

B/B Tsitsikamma

  • Morning game drive
  • Tsitsikamma National Park

Day 7: Tsitsikamma -Villiersdorp

On the way to Villiersdorp, we'll stop at the Bloukrans Bridge and hopefully see a bungee jumper plummeting from the highest bridge into a 216m depth! In Mossel Bay we'll visit the Bartholomeu Dias Museum Complex which shows a life-size replica of the Dias-Caravel as well as the famous 500-year old Post Office Tree. From here we'll continue on to Swellendam, the third oldest city in South Africa. In Swellendam we'll visit the Drosdty Museum which used to be the seat of the landdrost, a magistrate-cum-commissioner of the Dutch East India Company.

B/B/D Villiersdorp

  • Bloukrans Bridge
  • Bartholmeu Diaz Museum Complex
  • Drosdty Museum, Swellendam

Day 8: Villiersdorp – Cape Agulhas –Hermanus

The last day of our tour takes us to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa. Geographically, Cape Agulhas is situated about 170km East from Cape Town and 53km further South from Cape Point. From Here, we'll venture on to Hermanus. During the months June through to December, the Southern Right whales congregate in the bay to mate and bring their young into the world. They can be spotted while on a boat ride or a leisurely stroll along a coastal road. We head back to Cape Town via Clarens Drive, a scenic coastal road, which offers a lovely view of False Bay.

  • Cape Agulhas
  • Hermanus
  • Cape Town
  • End of tour

PRICE | Please contact us for more information

Service includes:

  • 8 x Overnights in double or twin rooms
  • 1 x Overnight stay in Game Reserve
  • 9 x Breakfasts
  • 2 x Lunch,
  • 2 x Dinner
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • German/English speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees for activities as per itinerary

  • 2 persons minimum
  • Extra charge for single occupancy
  • Expenses of private nature are excluded
Please note that all details are subject to changes