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Garden Route Highlights

Garden Route Highlights 04 Days / 03 Nights

  • The 4-day Garden Route Classic tour leads you toward the exploration of some of the most scenic trails, expansive vineyards and stunning tourist attractions in South Africa. You meet locals, learn about Ostrich farming, take a dhow cruise, visit the giant African elephants and indigenous birds of the region in their natural habitat and much more – all in the span of four days. 

    Tour Nights

    • Plettenberg Bay: 2 nights
    • Oudtshoorn: 1 nights
  • Summary

    • Tour code: STSA19
    • Accommodation Grade
    • Group Tour

Your Tour Itinerary


Day 1: De Opstal Country Lodge, Oudtshoorn

Leave Cape Town and move along the scenic Route 62 to reach Barrydale, a small village offering stunning vistas of mountains, hills and rivers and popular for its vineyards, orchards and local arts and crafts. Have lunch here (at your own cost). Continue toward Oudtshoorn, the town popular as the ‘ostrich capital of the world’ as the result of being home to world’s largest population of ostriches. Take a guided tour of a working ostrich farm and learn about history of the ostrich industry of Oudtshoorn. Check into your hotel late in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner later. Overnight stay at De Opstal Country Lodge in a standard room or similar.  Read More

Day 2: Hog Hollow Country Lodge, Plettenberg Bay

In the morning, you head to the Cango Caves, the 20 million year-old cave system equipped with an extensive system of tunnels and chambers. Later visit Knysna, a beautiful town on the Garden Route that remains surrounded by an exquisite lagoon and ancient forests. While in Knysna, spend some time exploring the Knysna Waterfront, one of the most popular leisure and shopping destinations in the region. From here, proceed to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay, known to be of great interest for animal and nature lovers as well as appreciators of great wineries and vineyards. Embark on a cruise up the Keurbooms River and enjoy the visuals of cascading waters and sounds of bird calls. Arrive at your lodge; have dinner later. Overnight at the Hog Hollow Country Lodge in a standard room or similar.  Read More


Day 3: Hog Hollow Country Lodge, Plettenberg Bay

After breakfast, visit the Elephant Sanctuary for a personal encounter with African elephants. Enjoy elephant back riding, walk trunk in hand with elephants, see them swimming and get the opportunity to feed and photograph these gentle creatures. After lunch (at your own cost), visit Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight aviary and bird sanctuary in the world and home to over 280 different species of birds. Time permitting; visitors may opt for whale and dolphin spotting aboard a boat before coming back to the lodge. Overnight stay at the Hog Hollow Country Lodge in a standard room or similar.  Read More

Day 4: Departure

After breakfast, check out and move along the scenic Garden Route to reach the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge. The tour ends in Port Elizabeth. Depending upon you plans ahead; you can take a drop at the airport or a hotel of your choice in Port Elizabeth. 

Dates & Prices

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Jan - 31 Aug



  • 01 Sep - 31 Dec



Tour Highlights

  • Visit Oudtshoorn to learn about ostrich farming
  • Check out the Cango Caves, the 20 million year-old cave system
  • Enjoy a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary
  • Walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge

what's included?

  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation as per itinerary.
  • Sight-seeing as per itinerary.
  • English speaking registered tour guide.
  • Meal includes 3 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners.

what's Not included?

  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Visas, health requirements, immigration requirements.
  • Any tips and gratuities.
  • Air and rail fares (unless specified as part of a package).
  • Personal items (beverages, cigarettes, telephone calls, room service, laundry and other extras).
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.


Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.