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Garden Route tours and Garden Route holidays - Oudtshoorn is the ostrich farming capital.

Garden Route + Cape Town - Accommodated Tour


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12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,395
International flights quoted separately
Explore South Africa's scenic Garden Route travelling in a rugged 4x4 truck by day & sleeping overnight in simple en-suite accommodation. Starting in Port Elizabeth visit Addo Elephant Park, explore Tsitsikamma, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn, Stellenbosch & Cape Town. Group size 4 to 18 - Activity Package included. Camping option also available.
Overland Tour Garden Route South Africa Port Elizabeth Cape Town
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Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant Park
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Tsitsikamma Forest
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Plettenberg Bay
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Oudtshoorn
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Cango Caves
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Of Good Hope
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Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant Park
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Tsitsikamma Forest
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Plettenberg Bay
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Oudtshoorn
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Cango Caves
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Of Good Hope
Day 1
You will be met at Port Elizabeth Airport and transferred to your hotel in this coastal city.
 
Check in and relax in this warm and friendly holiday city, with its many magnificent beaches.
Day 2
This morning you will be collected from your Port Elizabeth hotel and taken to the airport departure point for your group adventure tour travelling in a rugged 4x4 overland truck.
 
We travel 1-hour to the Addo Elephant National Park in the beautiful Eastern Cape. Our truck gives us an elevated view on our game drive this afternoon, particularly for those photographic enthusiasts amongst us. In addition to the elephants, you can hope to see antelope, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and other plains game, as well as several of the Big Five before dining in your warm African surroundings. You can also take an optional night game drive with an Addo ranger.
 
Regardless of lodge meal plans, all your meals are included whilst on tour and will be prepared & served from the overland vehicle - except for specified optional dinners in cities. Alcohol is not included. Accommodation varies and includes lodges, hotels, hostels, chalets, permanent tented camps and traditional huts. Bedding is provided, but you do need to bring your own towel. Truck lockers are 30 x 80cm, so please use soft bags that will fit (but there is no weight restriction). Please be aware that accommodation sometimes has to be substituted for operational reasons.
 
Average group size is 14 people (with minimum of 4 and maximum of 20). On accommodated tours the average age is 40+, with a range from 18 to 55 years although this does vary by tour. If over 65 years, you need a doctors letter that you are sufficiently fit for overland travel. Teens aged 16 to 18 years are on request and must travel with an adult.
Day 3
This morning we game drive through Addo before heading west to the Tsitsikamma Forest.
 
En-route we make a brief visit to jeffreys Bay, most famous for it's waves, this little town is also home to a small surfing museum.
 
Meaning "place of abundant water", Tsitsikamma is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets with exceptional hiking trails through indigenous forests and superb coastal scenery. On arrival relax and explore the scenic beauty of the forest.
 
 
Day 4
This morning we set off to explore on foot, the rugged coastline of this marine reserve.  We follow the Waterfall Trail, a spectacular winding path that follows the rocky coastline, which is the first section of the world renowned Otter Trail Hike.
 
This is not an easy hike so those who prefer a more leisurely option can make use of the boardwalks to the Storms River mouth
 
Many optional adventure activities are available in Tsitsikamma - the adventure capital of South Africa - including black water tubing down the Storms River, an exciting zip wire tree-top canopy tour.
Day 5
Today we travel 1-hour from Tsitsikamma Forest to beautiful Plettenberg Bay.
 
In the afternoon you can participate in optional activities such as a visit to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden, and enjoy an optional dinner out in Knysna.
Day 6
This morning is free to to explore or join one of the optional activities on offer in the resort town of Plettenberg Bay.  
 
In the afternoon,we travel 2-hours along the beautiful Garden Route and through the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains to Oudtshoorn.
 
On arrival in Oudtshoorn we visit the world-renowned Cango Caves – a vast series of underground halls and caverns formed over 20 million years ago in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. The caves, which extend for over 3 miles, contain spectacular stalagmites and stalactites and offer relatively easy access.
Day 7
This morning there is the optional opportunity of visiting an Ostrich Farm to view these huge flightless birds in their natural surroundings.
 
We then enjoy a scenic 5-hour drive along spectacular Route 62 to Stellenbosch. On arrival we explore this historic university town, which is at the heart of the Western Cape’s wine region and second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape. As this our last night together, in the evening enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 8
This morning we visit a Stellenbosch wine estate to taste some of South Africa’s finest wines.
 
We continue 1-hour to Cape Town, where on a clear day you can enjoy magnificent views of Table Mountain. Your tour ends with drop off at your hotel.
Day 9
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
We recommend you purchase a day pass onboard the convenient Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and beaches. The "Red Route" bus stops at the Table Mountain base station, where you can buy a ticket to ascend by cable car and enjoy one of the world’s most famous views. Continue to Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Day 10
Today we recommend an optional full day tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
  
Your tour travels through Hout Bay and along spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape Point peninsula, returning via Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Constantia and Kirstenbosch Gardens. This is a scenic tour of the whole Cape Peninsula, with the optional opportunity of visiting the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Days 11 To 12
At leisure to relax and explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season) and explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
You can visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens or simply relax on golden Camps Bay beach – the choice is yours.
Day 13
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
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