4 Day Garden Route Tour   

The name, Garden Route, comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. Making it one of the most popular holiday destination for local and international guests stretching from Heidelberg to the Storms River Valley including towns such as Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley; with George the Garden Routes largest City.

Highlights of day 1:

Driving along Route 62 also known as the longest wine route in the world. It stretches from Wellington, Breederiver Valley, Tulbagh, Worcester, Robertson and the Klein Karoo.

  • Huguenot Tunnel
  • Barrydale and Ladismith which are well known amongst hikers
  • Oudtshoorn – South Africa’s center for ostrich farming
  • Ostrich farm, Cango Wldlife Reserve and also Cango Caves

Highlights of day 2:

George, named after the British monarch, King George 3rd, was established as a result of the growing demand for timber and the wood being used in building, transport and furniture. Today it is the administrative center for the Garden Route.

  • Outeniqua Mountain Pass with George and the Wilderness on route
  • Knysna heads and check in at the place of accommodation in Knysna

Highlights of day 3:

Knysna’s port could provide shelter for up to 50 ships and the regions abundant timber was exported as early as 1787. Being such a difficult port to enter, a harbor pilot was employed to assist large vessels and the pilot was known as John Benn, and were borne buy a double-deck pleasure cruise currently operating as a tourist attraction on the Knysna Lagoon.

  • featherbed cruise on the lagoon on the John Benn
  • Natures Valley and monkey land
  • Tsitsikamma nature reserve and the storms river mouth
  • Overnight in Knysna

Highlights of day 4:

Although Mosselbay was discovered in 1488, in 1501 a Portuguese navigator, Pedro d’ Ataide, sought shelter in Mosselbay after losing much of his fleet in a storm. He left an account of the disaster hidden in an old shoe which he suspended from a milk wood tree. The report was found by the explorer to whom it was addressed – Joao da Nova – and the tree served as a kind of post office tree for decades there-after and is known today as the now famous “Post Office Tree” in Mosselbay.

  • Dias Museum and old Post Office Tree
  • a Visit to the Aloe Vera factory in Albertinia
  • Driving the N2 route to Cape Town via, Riversdale, Heidelberg, Swellendam and Caledon
  • Optional drop off can be arranged at Port Elizabeth Airport with prior arrangement (additional cost)

Includes:

  • Vehicle, tour guide, 3 nights accommodation and fuel
  • Accommodation is based on Bed & Breakfast  and are 3 / 4 star graded
  • Entrance to some of the activities and excludes entrance fees to optional visits
  • First night dinner is included and excludes lunches and the rest of the nights dinners
  • Prices valid until September 2017

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