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South Africa


Garden Route Express

TOUR CODE OTA-SA32   Length: 7 Day/6 Night 

This itinerary will take you along the bottom of the African Continent.  We begin in the Port Elizabeth area and work our way along the coast to Cape Town.  This drive is known as the Garden Route as it passes through some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Africa.  While particularly good in the spring (Sept-Oct) it is a most enjoyable drive anytime of the year.  It can be done as a self-drive or fully guided as we have quoted below.  There are many ways we can customize the itinerary to meet your particular interest and budget.  Quality game viewing at our private reserve and at Addo Elephant National park can also be added.  Please call one of our representatives to discuss the many options available.



DAY 1 – Grahamstown to Knysna

Early morning you will be transferred from XXL Game Reserve to Grahamstown.

We first take in a short tour of the historic town of Grahamstown which is renowned for its museums, schools and more than fifty churches, some of which were built before 1845. We will then depart for the Tsitsikamma Forest which is located approximately 300 kilometres south of Grahamstown. After lunch we will visit the Big Tree, a giant yellowwood that is over 500 years old before making our way to the Bloukrans Bridge which is the largest single span bridge in the world. Our last stop of the day will be the Elephant Sanctuary.

Overnight: Bed and breakfast in Knysna

DAY 2 – Knysna to Oudtshoorn

After breakfast we will take a tour to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. This is a four hour trip departing Knysna at 10h00 by ferry across the western lagoon to Featherbed Nature Reserve. We will take a 4 x 4 up the headland into the reserve stopping at a magnificent viewpoint. There is an optional guided walk for 2.2km through coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves. A buffet lunch will be served outside under a canopy of Milkwood trees. We should return to Knysna at about 14h00. After our return we have two hours of shopping before departing for Oudtshoorn via George and the Outeniqua pass.

Overnight: Bed & Breakfast in Oudtshoorn

DAY 3 - Oudtshoorn to Montagu

After breakfast you have the option of visiting either the Cango Caves for the standard tour or a working Ostrich farm. Leaving Oudtshoorn we start our journey on Route 62 which will take us via Calitzdorp and Ladismith to Barrydale. We will stop in Barrydale for a leisurely lunch and some wine tasting at the Joubert-Tradauw wine estate. We will then take a short drive to Montagu.

Overnight : Bed and Breakfast in Montagu

DAY 4 – Montagu to Cape Town

After breakfast we will travel via Robertson and Worcester to Villiersdorp for our second wine tasting experience and a bite of lunch. We will then take the scenic coastal drive through to Cape Point visiting Boulders Beach to see the African Penguins on the way. At Cape Point you can either walk up to the lighthouse or take the funicular railroad to the top of the station.

Overnight: Bed and Breakfast in Cape Town (suburb of Capri)

DAY 5 – Cape Town

At leisure in Cape Town – please see the attached list of options that you can choose from.

Overnight: Bed and Breakfast in Cape Town (suburb of Capri)

DAY 6 – Cape Town

After breakfast we will make our way to Table Mountain where you can take the cable car more than a thousand metres up to the top. (Cable cost will be for your own account) Please note that we can only go up the mountain should the weather permit. We will then do a short orientation tour starting in Bakoven and following the coastal road through to the City centre where we will pass the City Hall, Castle and Houses of Parliament. We will then travel to Table View for lunch and to enjoy a different view of the mountain. The afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight: Bed & Breakfast in Cape Town (suburb of Capri)

DAY 7 – Cape Town to Home

Arrangements can be made for further sightseeing or shopping depending on what time your flight is departing. You will be transferred to the airport.





Grahamstown to Cape Town Garden Route Express OTA-SA32:  $1886.00pp/dbl Valid to March 31, 2010


The following is included in above rate:

  • All transportation in an air conditioned sedan or passenger van.
  • A full time guide for the duration of the tour.
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in local bed and breakfasts establishments.
  • Daily breakfasts.
  • Entrance into the Elephants Sanctuary.
  • Knysna Featherbed tour including lunch in Knysna.
  • Entrance fee for the standard Cango Cave tour or working Ostrich farm.


All prices will be re-confirmed at time of booking due to the fluctuation in the fuel price and/or accommodation quoted on may not be available.



*Prices subject to government taxes/levies or prices beyond our control. Prices and programs are subject to change without notice. All prices quoted in US dollars. Contact us for booking information, liability waiver, and terms and conditions. Airfare and air schedules subject to change without prior notice.


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