On this 3N Garden Route Meander you will discover the wonders of the Klein Karoo.
Interact with elephants and ostriches,enjoy an ocean safari and embark on a sunset oyster cruise on the Knysna estuary before trekking through theTsitsikamma Forest en route to Port Elizabeth.
This 3N Garden Route Meander is packed full of the best of the Garden Route.
CAPE TOWN to OUDTSHOORN via ROUTE 62 (±420km)
This morning you will head north then via Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn, a picturesque route that encompasses the contrasting regions of the Western and Eastern Cape.
Enjoy lunch (own account) en route and the gorgeous views of the Tradouw Valley followed by a traditional Mampoer tasting (included).
We make our way to an ostrich farm in the Cango Valley. Take a tour of the farm and be introduced to the large, flightless and exotic ostrich.
For the daring, enjoy an optional ostrich ride.Once at the lodge freshen up and enjoy some leisure time, or participate in an optional game drive (own account). Enjoy a dinner of local fare in this quaint, rural lakeside setting.
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge or similar – dinner, bed and breakfast
OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA via WILDERNESS (±125km)
After breakfast you will have the rare opportunity to experience an elephant interaction as well as being able to feed the African elephants that were all raised at the lodge.
Leaving these gentle giants, we visit the Cango Caves, a 20 million year old natural treasure at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains before making our way over the Outeniqua Pass.
Our next scenic stop is in Wilderness. Enjoy photo opportunities and unspoilt views at Map of Africa lookout point (weather permitting) before we continue on our journey to Knysna.
On arrival, check into your hotel before embarking on a Sunset Knysna Oyster Cruise (weather permitting), an informative and interactive cruise introducing you to the wild Knysna oyster. Dinner (own account).
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar – bed and breakfast
KNYSNA to PLETTENBERG BAY and back (±60km)
After breakfast we make our way to Plettenberg Bay. From Lookout Beach you will be taken on an Ocean Safari (weather permitting), dedicated to observation and conservation and allowing for extensive whale, dolphin and seal watching.
Following lunch (own account), we take a guided tour of the Qolweni Township, school and crèche. Guests are welcome to donate pencils, books and other stationary.
Arrive at your Knysna hotel and enjoy some leisure time before we make our way to the Knysna Waterfront for dinner (own account). Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar – bed and breakfast
KNYSNA to PORT ELIZABETH via TSITSIKAMMA FOREST (±265km)
Departing the hotel after breakfast, we head east towards PortElizabeth via Storm’s River and the beautiful and Tsitsikamma Forest.
Our first stop brings us to the Storms River. Take in the dramatic sights on the suspension bridge of the Storms River Mouth.
Enjoy lunch (own account) in the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest area.
Arrive at Port Elizabeth in the late afternoon where you will be dropped off at your
Port Elizabeth hotel or Port Elizabeth International Airport.