Moafrika Tours partners with Springbok Atlas Tours to offer guests 6 exciting days discovering the delights of The Garden Route in South Africa. It’s a visual feast of scenic wonder as you travel from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth along the spectacular Route 62.

The Garden Route Discovered Tour starts in Cape Town (or Stellenbosch by special request) and takes you to the Little Karoo farming village of Prince Albert. The second day is a scenic drive from Prince Albert to the ostrich capital of South Africa, Oudtshoorn, and a visit to the famous Cango Caves.
The third day takes you from the Little Karoo to the spectacular coastal town of Knysna with a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve. The fourth and fifth day is spent exploring Knysna and the magical Tsitsikamma National Park. On the last day, you bid farewell to your tour guide and are driven along the spectacular N2 highway to the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.

Accommodation options on the Garden Route Splendour Tour include:

  • Comfortable option; establishments offering guests comfortable accommodation in standard rooms with double or twin beds
  • Cut Above option; establishments offering guests slightly more luxury than standard hotel rooms
  • Premium option; upmarket establishments offering guests luxury accommodation

Accommodation used of the Garden Route Splendour Tour:

  • Swartberg Hotel
  • La Plume Guest House
  • Rex Hotel
  • Tsitsikamma Village Inn

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1/MONDAY:

CAPE TOWN – PRINCE ALBERT (392 kilometres/ 4 hours 40 minutes travelling time)

The tour starts off in Cape Town and travels on the iconic Route 62 through Hex River Valley to Prince Albert. The first stop is the historic town of Matjiesfontein to see the local hotel which once served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and has been restored to reflect the character of the former Victorian era.
The journey continues to the beautiful Little Karoo town of Prince Albert which is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and delicious cheese.
Overnight in Prince Albert.

DAY 2/TUESDAY:

PRINCE ALBERT – OUDTSHOORN (100 kilometres/ 1 hour 30 minutes travelling time)

The day starts early with a delicious breakfast and a chance to sample Prince Albert’s famous local produce. The journey starts with a scenic drive through the Meiringsport Pass which falls within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The road winds through the magical Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo town of De Rust.
Then it is onto the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn. The day is broken with a light lunch at a wine estate and the chance to sample fine wines of the Little Karoo. After lunch, guests are taken on a magical tour of the Cango Caves which is a spectacular grouping of limestone caves and one of the great wonders of the world. The last part of the day is spent at a working ostrich farm.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn (breakfast and dinner included in the rate)

DAY 3/WEDNESDAY:

OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNA (134 kilometres/ 1 hour 45 minutes travelling time)

An early start and a hearty breakfast before setting off on a scenic journey over the incredible Outeniqua Pass to George which is the sixth oldest town in South Africa. Visit the town’s famous historical landmarks which include the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building. Continue on to Knysna travelling via Wilderness.
Once in Knysna, guests join a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve and take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head. Enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the seaside town which sprawls on both sides of the Knysna Lagoon. A light lunch under ancient milkwood trees is enjoyed at a popular quayside restaurant in Knysna. Guests are then free to explore the charming town which is set around a natural harbour lagoon.
Overnight in Knysna (breakfast and lunch included in the rate)

DAY 4/THURSDAY:

KNYSNA

The fourth day is spent exploring the beautiful town of Knysna and visiting its popular attractions. This includes a trip to the Garden of Eden which is a botanical garden set in the lush Knysna Forest. Demarcated paths take visitors on a scenic walk under the canopy of ironwood, stinkwood, yellowwoods and array of other indigenous trees. The Knysna Forests spans some 565 square kilometres and stretches from the Krom River and Mossel Bay to the southern slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains.
Guests carry onto Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary which is a safe haven for primates that have been rescued from life in cages; followed by a walk to the famous Eastern Head and a trip to Brenton on Sea. Both attractions are a feast of spectacular views, beautiful natural landscapes, unspoilt beaches and tranquil surroundings. The afternoon is spent at your own leisure in Knysna.
Overnight in Knysna (breakfast including in the rate)

DAY 5/FRIDAY:

KNYSNA – TSITSIKAMMA (40 kilometres/ 20-minute travelling time)

The half-hour scenic drive from Knysna to the Tsitsikamma National Park takes you firstly to Plettenberg Bay which is the jewel of the Garden; and the Birds of Eden Sanctuary which is the biggest single free-flight aviary in the world. The journey continues to Bloukrans Bridge which is the highest single-span bridge in the world and offers the highest bungy jump in the world.
The rest of Friday is spent exploring the Tsitsikamma National Park and the magical world of inter-tidal life and reefs in a marine reserves as well as the mystical forests which are home to the Outeniqua yellowwood tree.
Overnight in the Tsitsikamma area (breakfast included in the rate)

DAY 6:

KNYSNA – PORT ELIZABETH (275 kilometres/ almost 3 hours travelling time)

After a hearty breakfast you say goodbye to your tour guide and are driven to Port Elizabeth, travelling on the magnificent N2 to South Africa’s ‘Friendly City’. Guests can be dropped off at Port Elizabeth Airport.
Breakfast included in the rate.

DEPARTURE TIME/PLACE Selected departure dates (except 16,25,26 December and 1 January)
INCLUDED
Transfer in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle Pick up Mondays in Cape Town and and drop off Saturdays in Port Elizabeth
5 nights accommodation 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner,
NOT INCLUDED
International and domestic flights Personal items and purchases; including snacks, drinks and curios
Cash bar for alcoholic beverages and soft drinks with meals Gratuities for staff and tour guide

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