Day 1 Cape Town To Oudtshoorn
Known as the small town with a big heart and situated in the foothills of the jaw dropping Langerberg and the Riviersonerend mountain. Robertson, lying only an hour and a half North east of Cape town is gateway to the famous Route 62. With 150 years of history, Robertson has grown into one of the most attractive Cape Winelands towns. The town boast of over 50 wineries and tourism establishments. Guest will be more than welcome to stop at one of the wineries for a wine tasting experience before proceeding towards Outdshoorn.
Situated at the confluence of Keisie and Kigna river, Montagu is an epitome of silent getaway. Unique Cape Dutch architectural buildings grace her town streets and the hot mineral spring resort is very popular with people visiting from as far as Cape town. Montagu is also an agricultural center cultivating fruits, vineyards and local herbs. Montagu’s highest elevation point Bloupunt is also quite frequented by local and visiting hikers. The Bloupunt peak overlooks the village and also offers one beautiful views of Montagu from the summit.
Oudtshoorn is in the Klein Karoo, between the Oteniqua and the Swartberg mountains. Oudtshoorn is the Ostrich Capital of the world. The world's biggest bird is one of the many attractions in this area of exceptional contrast and natural beauty. The region is also home to the spectacular Cango caves that are located in the Precambrian limestone. The principal cave is one of the country's finest and most visited by locals and overseas tourists. Here you will be able to take part in a 60 minutes standard guided tour and whereby you will be showing all the 4 chambers of the principal cave. Guests are also advised to put on comfortable shoes for this walking tour.
Rosenhof country lodge
Overnight at Rosenhof Country house or Similar.
Day 2 Oudtshoorn To Knysna
The Cango Caves are Africa's largest show caves and one of the Seven Wonders of Southern Africa, which makes the Cango Caves the archaeological and historical highlight of the Klein Karoo. It lies 29km from Oudtshoorn in the picturesque Cango Valley and is situated in a limestone ridge that runs parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains and here you’ll find the finest dripstone caves, with their massive halls and towering limestone formations in a variety of colors. It was originally thought to be only about 1km long, but the caves have been discovered to extend naturally for well over 5km - however it could be even longer, larger and more mysterious than current estimates. You can visit approximately one-quarter of the entire 5km system of interlinking tunnels. The rest is closed for conservation purposes.
If you’re visiting Oudtshoorn, you really have to do this. The only Tractor Safari on an Ostrich Farm in South Africa. Do something different, interact with a specie whose ancestors have been around since the age of dinosaurs. Have some fun, learn something new and have a great time in the Klein Karoo. Visit Incubator Room and see chicks hatching inside incubator – also get a real close and personal perspective of chicks piping out by means of a “Spy-Camera” inside incubator onto big screen T.V. Watch how ostrich eggs are carved. -See, touch and learn about Ostrich Leather. -See, touch and learn about all the different types of Ostrich Feathers. -Learn about Ostrich evolution and significance to past cultures.
Perched up in the farm lands that lies North East of George Town is Redberry farm. A pleasant and vibrant strawberry farm where visitors can enjoy strawberry picking and artisan eateries. Redberry farm is also known to the best family hang out spot on the garden route and also offers pony rides, bumper boats and also has a beautiful maze that even adults can find amusing.
Taking traffic from the semi desert Oudtshoorn towards the Indian Ocean is the Outeniqua pass. Meaning "Laden with honey" in an almost extinct native language, the Outeniqua pass is a beautiful example of good engineering work. The pass has 40 bends, curves and turns that are over 90 degrees. The highest point at the Outeniqua pass is at 800m above sea level and also provides one with beautiful views of George Town and the Indian ocean.
Protea hotel Knysna
Overnight at Protea hotel Knysna or Similar
Day 3 Knysna
Knysna Knysna meaning ferns is a beautiful coastal town in the heart of the famous garden route, situated on a warm water estuary that is fed from the Knysna river. The estuary opens up to the Indian ocean after passing two large headlands that are known as the Knysna heads. The heads are frequented by visitors as they give you a beautiful view of the Knysna town. There are also long golden sandy beaches that runs along the Western head and are popular with surfers, swimmers and beach walkers. Knysna has a typical moderate garden route climate. Temperatures usually stays between 10- and 25-degree Celsius throughout the year. There are many activities that you can enjoy while in Knysna, from boat-based activities such as whale watching and the featherbed eco tour. Knysna is also well known for golfing. A few golf courses such as Pezula golf course, Simola golf course and Knysna golf course are known to be some of the best golf courses in the country.
Featherbed Eco tour
Hop on to the featherbed cruise boat to witness the plethora of the calm Knysna lagoon waters and the stunning Knysna heads. Once the boat docks, you will be driven up the Knysna eastern head on 4x4 vehicles to enjoy the beautiful views of Knysna from above while your guides are sharing with you the information about the flora, fauna and geology of this beautiful town. 0
Protea Hotel Knysna
Overnight at Protea hotel Knysna or Similar
Day 4 Knysna to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
Tsitsikamma National Park
Tsitsikamma national park Tsitsikamma national parks rest in the Tsitsikamma forest area, an indigenous forest that separates the 2 provinces of the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape. The national park is a big attraction to travelers along the garden route. A range of activities can be enjoyed here, from Hiking to the famous suspension bridge to kayaking up the Storm’s River gorge. Tsitsikamma also makes a great spot for birdlife watching, both coastal and land-based birds. From Tsitsikamma national park, you can also take a 15 minutes' drive to Tsitsikamma village where you could also enjoy another range of activities such as Zipline, tubing, Ezzi Scooter tours etc.
Bloukrans Bungee bridge Suspended at a height of 216m, it is the highest commercial bungee jumping bridge in the world. The bungee jumping activity is conducted by the renown Face adrenaline and at Bloukrans is the perfect place for anyone to face their fears. The jump from the free fall is about 60m deep and followed by 6 swings once the rope is finished. There is also an optional zipline from the entrance to the bridge to the bungee platform. There is also a restaurant at Bloukrans should one require to grab a bite.