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Garden Route Tour

Garden Route and Wildlife (7 days, 6 nights)

swartberg_pass.gif Please Note: here are many different ways to tour the Garden Route. Should you be interested in this experience, we will gladly tailor-make your tour according to your requirements. The following is an example of the contents of a typical Garden Route tour.

Day 1 Highlights (Cape Town to Prince Albert):
  • Via Worcester
  • Hex River Valley
  • Opportunity for lunch at Matjiesfontein at Lord Milner Hotel
  • Prince Albert
  • The Great Karoo
  • Overnight Prince Albert
Day 2 Highlights (Prince Albert to Oudtshoorn):
  • Swartberg Pass (weather permitting ; alternatively through Meiringspoort)
  • Cango Caves
  • Cango Ostrich Ranch
  • The Little Karoo
  • Overnight Oudtshoorn
Day 3 Highlights (Oudtshoorn to Knysna):
  • Outeniqua Pass
  • Outeniqua Mountains
  • George
  • Wilderness and Lake District
  • The Coastal Plains
  • The Knysna Heads
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Overnight Knysna
Day 4 Highlights (Knysna to Tsitsikamma)
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Hike to the suspension bridge that crosses the mouth of the Storms River
  • Big Tree
  • Overnight in Tsitsikamma National Park or Stormsriver Village
Day 5 Highlights (Tsitsikamma to Eastern Cape region)
  • Travel via Port Elizabeth
  • Game Reserve
  • Game viewing
  • Overnight in Game Reserve
Day 6 Highlights (Eastern Cape Game Reserve)
  • Game Reserve
  • Game viewing
  • Overnight in Game Reserve
Day 7 Highlights (Game Reserve to Port Elizabeth)
  • Game Reserve
  • Game viewing
  • Depart for PE where the tour ends

Garden Route Information
Meals Breakfasts included
Accommodation
Accommodation as specified
Departure Dates
Any date
Transport Luxury vehicle with air-conditioning. Guide/Driver.
Price Includes Transport, driver/guide, entrance fees, activities as specified in the itinerary.
Price Excludes Beverages, items of a personal nature, gratuities.
Minimum Number
One
Climate Prepare for all the seasons. The days can be fairly hot (25 degrees C) as well as rainy and cool. There is a fair possibility of rain showers.
Best time to go All year round.
Health Requirements Malaria free. 
Combines well with Cape Town
Other Ideas Additional days can be added.
Child Policy Children are welcome.
Clothing Cool, light clothing during daytime.
Long sleeve jacket for game drives and at night.
Light raincoat in case of rain on drives.
Comfortable walking shoes.
Things to remember Camera, Binoculars, Hat, Sunscreen.
Notes     
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Alex, UK
As you say, we are now safely back after a wonderful nearly 3 weeks in southern Africa.  All your arrangements went perfectly. Avis had got us a Corolla (I had called in to check the booking/car type on our way through Jo'burg to Durban the previous week).  Hippo Hollow Lodge was excellent, and again everything fell into place as planned.  We did your Panoramic Route recommendation the first day Sunday, after a long Saturday flying and driving - then 2 early mornings in the park, and a more leisurely breakfast and return on Wednesday.

So everything was great, and we did appreciate all your trouble in making the arrangements for us.  And we shall certainly be happy to recommend you to our friends with similar requirements in that area.  I am sending Pierre a copy of this, with our thanks Pierre for passing us on to someone so helpful and efficient!

Many thanks.
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