4 Day Garden Route Experience

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Departs Sundays. Enquire about other departures for 4 or more people.

Not recommended for children under 4 years. Maximum 2 children 4 to 12 Years pay 75% if sharing with 2 adults

Day 1:  Sunday – Port Elizabeth – Knysna

Meet your representative and fellow travellers and head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline, and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon, in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna.

Distance travelled today: 360 kms

Overnight: Rex Hotel or similar

Day 2:  Monday – Knysna – Tsitsikamma – Knysna

After breakfast, visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River Mouth (weather permitting) and the magical Knysna Forests, the stamping ground of the elusive Knysna elephants. Discover the stories of the woodcutters who worked the forests, the elephants that were hunted to extinction and the discovery of gold. Our expedition into the forest starts with a visit to the Dalene Matthee Big Tree Memorial. The enormous Yellowwood tree of over 880 years was named after Matthee, best known author of four books on the Knysna Forest. Enjoy a delicious lunch en route of traditional cuisine and local treats. Overnight in Knysna with dinner at Drydock Restaurant, renowned for dishes with glorious aromas and flavours, using the finest local ingredients and freshly picked herbs from the region. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Distance travelled today: 300 kms

Overnight: Rex Hotel or similar

Day 3:  Tuesday – Knysna – Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. Along the way, visit ‘Dolphin Point’, an extraordinary viewpoint in Wilderness. In Oudtshoorn, we’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a fun filled interactive tour and light lunch that includes local specialities such as Ostrich Steak, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Distance travelled today: 210 kms

Overnight: Hlangana Lodge or similar

Day 4:  Wednesday – Oudtshoorn – Cape Town

There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After breakfast, the journey continues through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, to interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom, learning more about this rural community. A portion of the trip monies go towards our Barrydale Farm School Development Fund, that support local education of underprivileged children in rural communities. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, where the tour ends on arrival. [Breakfast]

Distance travelled today: 468 kms

Other Options:

  • Enquire about ending your tour at Cape Town International Airport +/- 18:30 on
  • For groups of four or more, enquire about alternative departure days (subject to availability).


 01/01/24 – 30/04/24 & 01/09/24 – 31/12/24

R 15 815.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation

R 16 795.00 per single person

01/05/24 – 31/08/24

R 15 540.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation

R 16 490.00 per single person


Not recommended for children under 4 years. Maximum 2 children 4 to 12 Years pay 75% if sharing with 2 adults

Prepayment is required for the 4-day Garden Route Tour

Transport, accommodation, meals and excursions/sight-seeing included


BAGGAGE ALLOWED: One suitcase and one shoulder bag.

The Garden Route Tour departs from Port Elizabeth.

2024 Departure Dates

  • April – 21, 28
  • May – 5, 19
  • June – 2, 16
  • July – 7, 21
  • August – 4, 11, 18, 25
  • September – 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • October – 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November – 3, 10, 17, 24
  • December – 1, 8, 15


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