GARDEN ROUTE AND GAME RESERVE AT YOUR LEISURE
The below itinerary is a sample itinerary which can be tailor made to suit your individual requirements, interests and budget. Contact us to tailor make your holiday.
Day 1: Garden Route – Oudtshoorn
For those with limited time, explore the scenic beauty of the garden of the Garden Route at your leisure on one of our self drive packages to suit your budget.
Pick up your hire vehicle from George airport and drive to the picturesque little Karoo town of Oudsthoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. From here you are at an ideal location to explore its many attractions including the opportunity to visit various working and ostrich show farms.
Overnight at the delightful Rosenhof Country House
Rosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. The carefully renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with its yellowwood beams and ceilings and a tasteful collection of antique furniture, exudes an aura of authenticity.
The lovely rose garden, which gave Rosenhof its name, leads to stylishly decorated bedrooms, each individually furnished.
Day 2 & 3: Garden Route – Knysna
At your own leisure make your way to coastal town of Knysna, situated between lush forests and tranquil estuary, Knysna offers a wide variety of activities to all its travelers. Enjoy a lagoon trip to the majestic Featherbed Nature Reserve on the Knysna Heads, or just relax with a glass of bubbles and devour some locally cultivated Knysna oysters, while the calm waters of the lagoon gently lap against its banks.
Fill your day in Knysna with visits it to the Featherbed Eco Nature Reserve and the Knysna Elephant Park, where you have the opportunity to interact with the Elephants, or Monkeyland Primate Sancturay. Knysna offers a host of garden route activities for both the young and young at heart!
Indulge in 2 nights at the magnificent Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa
Africa’s first truly luxury resort, located on the Eastern Head of Knysna on the exquisite coastline of the Western Cape, is a sanctuary of privacy and indulgence created to reflect the natural beauty of its surrounds.
Set on a stunning 1,000 ha estate, known for its secluded beach, sweeping fynbos landscapes and ancient indigenous forests, the Pezula Resort has breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains
Day 4 – 6: Eastern Cape – Private Game Reserve
Travel from Knysna towards the Eastern Cape for a magical game viewing experience in a malaria free environment, at a Private Game Reserve.
Among the Frontier Settlers some five generations ago, our families settled in the Eastern Cape to farm sheep and cattle on the wild and often hostile Zuurveld. We are still here in the now historic and hospitable Frontier Country, only today our Private Game Reserve offers a wildlife experience that will capture your imagination, refresh your soul and help to conserve our natural heritage.
The haunting cry of the fish eagle echoes through the rugged krantzes, and the veld grass whispers with the roaming of Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous other antelope. At Amakhala you can experience the delights of the African bushveld while on safari, bushwalk, river cruise or simply with a glass of wine from the veranda of your lodge.
Here you will also experience the warm hospitality of the settler family descendents who run
The Heritage Collection of Game lodges, and you may discover some of our little “secrets”; like the prehistoric bushman burial ground, or the site of Africa’s most ancient dinosaur fossil finds.
Amakhala Game Reserve offers luxury accommodation in Safari Lodges, Country Houses and restored Settler Farmhouses located between the Greater Addo and Frontier Country area in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Only 45 minutes drive east of Port Elizabeth, Amakhala Game Reserve and Accommodation in the Eastern Cape is easily accessible for any visitor to South Africa,and it is surely a not-to-be-missed stop on South Africa’s famous “Garden Route”.
Day 7: Departure
As they say in the movies all good things must come to an end. Enjoy a final morning game drive before you check out and make your Port Elizabeth airport to terminate your hired vehicle or you have the option of driving yourself back to Cape Town International Airport to connect onto your onward bound flight.
This package has been based on the accommodation mentioned – we can however, accommodate your specific requirements and budget!
Best of Garden Route and Game Reserve package can be done on a private guided excursion basis, please do not hesitate to contact one of our travel consultants for more details or to tailor make your itinerary
The costs are based on 2 adults travelling.
Please send us your specific requirements and we will tailor make your South African holiday!
Costs will vary depending on the month of travel / Standard of accommodation required and number of travellers.