We collect you from the V & A Waterfront or your hotel nearby or Cape Town International Airport to start your exciting tour of the beautiful Western Cape
Day 1: Barrydale
Barrydale is a village located on the border of the Overberg and Klein Karoo regions of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Named after James Barry, it is situated at the northern end of the Tradouw's pass which winds its way through the mountains to Swellendam.
Visit the famous Country Pumpkin (optional extra - on own account) for a quick stop along the way.
Day 1: Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn, the "ostrich capital of the world", is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, located to the south of the Outeniqua Mountains. With approximately 60,000 inhabitants, it is the largest town in the Little Karoo region. The town's economy is primarily reliant on the ostrich farming and tourism industries.
Day 2: Cango Caves
29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lie the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Heritage (easy) or Adventure Tours.
Day 2: Safari Ostrich Farm
On our guided tour you will learn & see all aspects of ostrich farming & ostriches! Our professional guide will show you all stages from incubation to adulthood. Safari Ostrich Farm also is home to the beautiful & rare White Ostrich. On your tour you will also see the second biggest bird in the world after the ostrich, the Emu.
Day 2: Cango Wildlife Ranch
Our facility has been in existence for 30 years and currently comprises of over 90 different species of animals and 100 full-time staff. Cango Wildlife Ranch provides guided tours which are fundamental in our education programs, giving each species a voice, and enlightening the public on animal and environmental issues.
Day 2: Knysna
Knysna (probably from a Khoikhoi word meaning "ferns") is a town with over 51,000 inhabitants in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and is part of the Garden Route. It lies 34 degrees south of the equator, and is 72 kilometres east from the town of George on the N2 highway, and 25 kilometres west of Plettenberg Bay on the same road.
Day 3: Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay, nicknamed Plett, is the primary town of the Bitou Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It was originally named Bahia Formosa ("beautiful bay") by early Portuguese explorers and lies on South Africa's Garden Route 210 km from Port Elizabeth and about 600 km from Cape Town.
Day 3: John Benn Experience
The John Benn is a double-decker floating restaurant offering daily Lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. A memorable family activity on Knysna Lagoon. One of the best floating restaurants in Knysna.
Day 4: Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay (Afrikaans: Mosselbaai) is a harbour town of about 130,000 people on the Southern Cape (or Garden Route). Mossel Bay lies 400 kilometres east of the country's seat of parliament, Cape Town and 400 km west of Port Elizabeth, the largest city in the Eastern Cape Province.
Day 4: Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Situated between the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and unspoiled beaches of the Indian ocean, in the heart of the Garden Route, lies the 4000 ha Botlierskop Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape ensuring its visitors of a unique South African Safari experience. (optional extra - on own account)
Day 4: Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
We visit the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens at Betty's Bay, famed for it's coastal fynbos (the name for the local floristic kingdom). It encompasses mountain slopes with wind-clipped heathlands, deep gorges with relict forests, flats and marshes with restios, sedges and bulbs, as well as dunes adjacent to the beach with specialised salt-adapted plants. The Garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools.
Day 4: Drop Off
After an exciting day of discovery we find our way back to the V & A Waterfront or your hotel nearby or Cape Town International Airport. END OF SERVICE
This tour is designed for those who are want to enjoy the full experience of the famous Garden Route and the surrounding areas without the relaxed of a exciting tour.
After collection from your hotel we leave Cape town via the N1 highway towards Paarl, where we enjoy a wine tasting en-route to Oudtshoorn.
We stop in Barrydale for lunch at the famous Country Pumpkin. After a hearty lunch we proceed to Oudtshoorn, arriving in the late afternoon, where we visit an ostrich farm. You would be able to sit astride an ostrich and witness an ostrich race. Hereafter you will depart to your accommodation nestled in the Oudtshoorn valley just outside of town. Experience the tranquillity the Klein Karoo has to offer.
After breakfast we depart for the world renowned Cango Caves, where we enjoy a standard tour. Experience the breathtaking rock formations and walk away with a greater understanding of the geology of the Klein Karoo ("thirst land").
We then head for the Cango Wildlife Ranch where we can interact with the big cats of Africa as well as learn more about crocodiles and other reptiles. This experience is great fun for young and old. We enjoy a light lunch at the ranch and later end the day with a sunset cruise on the Knysna estuary popularly known as the Knysna Lagoon.
We explore the nearby town of Plettenberg Bay with its charming beaches and in season go on an optional boat ride to see the whales and or dolphins. We make our way to Mossel Bay doing a game drive at Botelierskop
Before we leave the scenic town of Mossel Bay we visit the Post Office Tree and the famous Diaz Museum. We lunch en-route in the town of Swellendam and drive back to Cape town via the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and scenic Claren's Drive.
Finally arriving in Cape town after four days of touring the beautiful Garden Route. Customers can be dropped off at Cape Town International Airport or at their hotels.
This tour takes just over 4 days starting: 08h00 day 1 till 17h00 day 4
Safari Ostrich Farm
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Game drive at Botelierskop
Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
Transportation in a legal permitted vehicle
Accredited registered tourist guide (English)
3-star accommodation on a B&B basis
Safari Ostrich Farm
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Sunset Cruise of Knysna estuary
Game Drive at Botelierskop
Entry to Diaz Museum
Entry to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
Game drive at Botelierskop
Lunch, dinner and drinks
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