4-Day Ultimate Garden Route Selection Tour from Cape Town

A feast of variety, this tour offers a premium selection and combines some of South Africa's finest seascapes with quintessential quirks of the Garden Route and perfectly rounds it off along the robust Route 62 to give you an all-encompassing escape into this corner of paradise. You'll traverse scenic coastal routes, gazing upon vast ocean expanses framed by distant mountains; taste local delicacies highlighting South Africa's unique flavours; immerse yourself in the sound of nature at Buffelsdrift and Botlierskop Private Game Reserves and join in the thrill of spotting wild animals on safari.

This small-group tour can be joined on scheduled days or booked as a private tour. This curated journey is aimed at the distinguished traveller who is not interested in a fast pace trip but still enjoys the idea of travelling in a smaller, more intimate micro group. The group size is either limited to your party as a private tour or to a maximum of 8 people, guaranteeing you a window seat.

per adult from

$1,803

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Botlierskop 4x4 Safari Drive
    • Wilderness National Park Hike
    • Meet the Elephants at Buffelsdrift
    • Route 62 Wine Tasting
    • Reach The Tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas
    • Entry/Admission - Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Cape Town - Whale Coast - Hermanus - Cape Agulhas

      Stop At: Hermanus, Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape
      Set out from Cape Town, expectant for the day ahead with a guaranteed window seat and the promise of many awe-inspiring moments to come. You’ll head along the spectacular Clarence Drive, winding along the coastal road and marvelling at the dramatic twists where the ocean meets the mountain slopes. The view changes with each turn, revealing more of the silhouettes ahead and exposing the vast expanse of False Bay as the ocean stretches out before you.

      The coastal beauty continues as you meander towards the little hamlet of Hermanus, known around the world for its unparalleled land-based whale watching between July-December. You’ll enjoy the magnificent surrounding scenery and the quaint streets of Hermanus with a hearty lunch at a local eatery. Nearby, local stallholders offer a selection of African wares for shopaholics, and so eat your heart out as you browse and marvel over the local bric-a-brac.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, South Africa
      From the fynbos lined paths of Hermanus, head on to the southernmost point of Africa and the very spot where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans collide. Whist eagle-eyed visitors look for a discernible difference between the two oceans, most visitors will make the pilgrimage to the official plaque and take the requisite photo with one foot on each side of the ocean or for those that dare to brave the cooler Atlantic currents, in the water.

      Your final resting place for the day is none other than the local fishing town of Arniston, characterised by drastic craggy cliffs, white sandy beaches and charismatic fishermen's cottages. Indulge in an included local seafood dinner and prepare to be blown away by the unique flavours that have been perfected by generations.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-star Arniston Hotel or similar.

      Day 2: Cape Agulhas - Botlierskop - Knysna

      Stop At: Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Gonnakraal Road, Little Brak River, 6503, South Africa
      After a leisurely morning soaking in the ocean air, you'll set course for an exhilarating afternoon at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, traversing vast hills in search of some members of the African Big 5. Hidden between Mossel bay and George along the esteemed Garden Route, this 4200 hectare private reserve with sprawling views of the Outeniqua mountains and the Indian Ocean is the epitome of safari excellence. Home to four of the Big Five, Botlierskop offers a host of unrivalled wild animal viewing options. After lunch, you'll head out on a custom fitted 4x4 vehicle with a knowledgeable ranger; you can expect wild encounters with giraffes, honey badgers, Cape mountain zebra, vervet monkeys, hippos, waterbuck and the rare and endangered white rhinoceros. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of Africa’s apex predators, the lions!
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Knysna, Knysna, Western Cape
      As the sun begins to wane, you'll continue on to the eclectically quirky town of Knysna, famed for sensational coastal views, rare oysters and a bustling waterfront scene. This jewel of the Garden Route lazes on the edge of the lagoon, and the Knysna Heads - a pair of rocky sandstone cliffs - highlight the meeting place between the town’s lagoon and the Indian Ocean. Dinner can be enjoyed from the Eastern Head, affording you a breathtaking view and the chance to sample some world-famous Knysna oysters if you please!
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-star Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar.

      Day 3: Knysna - Klein Karoo - Oudtshoorn

      Stop At: Wilderness, Wilderness, Western Cape
      Enticed by the crisp morning air and fresh ocean scents, you will have a morning at leisure to drink in the surrounds and sneak in a little shopping at the Knysna Waterfront if you so desire.

      A gem of the Garden Route, and a picture perfect representation of its essence; the Wilderness National Park awaits you next for a back-to-nature immersive hike. The Park’s lush terrestrial landscapes will transport you to a Garden of Eden type paradise as you follow the gentle hiking paths along reed lined banks covered by dense forest canopies. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for colourful Kingfisher’s flitting and feeding around the water’s edge or the region’s famous, but rare Knsyna loerie with its green plumage and dark red wing feathers.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
      From the lush Garden Route to the vast arid plains of the Klein Karoo, your journey over the Outeniqua Mountain Pass really shows off our magnificent country of contrasts as the scenery changes before your eyes. Reach Buffelsdrift, a private game lodge on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, for a serene sunset bush drive. With the wind in your hair and a private ranger at the wheel, you’ll learn about the natural landscape in the Karoo and the critters that call it home; look out for buffalo, giraffe, kudu, porcupine, caracals, meerkats, aardvark, honey badgers and foxes.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Pass By: Oudtshoorn, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
      When evening arrives, you'll enjoy a sensational dinner on the deck overlooking the waterhole and if you're lucky enough you might get to see the resident hippos lazing about. Enjoy the sounds of the bush as you kick back tonight in one of Buffelsdrift's luxury glamping safari tents bordering the Klein Karoo ostrich capital, Oudtshoorn.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-star Buffelsdrift Glamping Lodge in luxury tented accommodation or similar.

      Day 4: Oudtshoorn - Route 62 - Cape Town

      Stop At: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
      As dawn breaks and the animals of the bush begin to awake, you will embark on a "walk to remember" of huge proportions. Meet three orphaned African elephants with suitably tribal names: Bulelo meaning Thank you, Jabari aka Powerful and Malaika aka Angel. Their parents were poached in Kruger, and in efforts to keep this family together; the herd was hand-reared and now roam free in the vast Cango Valley at the Buffelsdrift private game reserve. Every morning, they eagerly report to the waterhole to walk knee-cap-to-shoulder alongside their human-dad caregivers. Join in the stroll to experience these loveable creatures’ caring nature up-close in a wild Karoo setting.
      Duration: 45 minutes

      Pass By: Route 62 Mountain Adventures, Montagu South Africa
      With cameras and memories full, you'll begin your slow journey back to Cape Town along the expansive Route 62. America might have the flashier Route 66, but South Africa’s most famous country road – Route 62 – charms from the first. From the give way road signs warning that nimble-footed antelope might leap in front of your car at any moment to the multitudes of boutique wine farms along the way, you'll be spoilt for choice as you sample local wines and ports!

      Pass By: Hotspots2c Tours, 13 Gardner Williams Ave, Paardevlei, Cape Town, 7110, South Africa
      Capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards as you approach Cape Town and that nostalgically unmistakable silhouette of Table Mountain, marking the end of your time with us.

      Please note: this itinerary guideline can run in reverse or a different order.

      No meals included on this day.
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
      Ports
      • Transnet Port Terminals, Cape Town Harbour, Ground Floor, Block 4, Cape Town Habour, Duncan Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
      Departure Time :
      8:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Safe Travel COVID-19 Compliance : This tour will adhere to the latest Tourism Industry Safety & Hygiene Protocols for leisure travel during the pandemic as prescribed by the TBCSA (Tourism Business Council of South Africa) aligned with the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines; • Tour Guides and travelers will be required to wear cloth face masks whilst on tour; in the vehicle or in public for travel during the pandemic. • Travelers will be required to sign and complete a Declaration of Health document when boarding the tour during the pandemic. • Hand sanitiser or disinfectant hygienic wipes will be available and used regularly on tour during the pandemic. • Tour group size capacity limits and social distancing controls will be strictly monitored during the pandemic. • Tour vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected between tours as well as during the tour during the pandemic. • All operations, third-party transport, activity and/or accommodation suppliers (if any) used on tour will adhere the required COVID-19 guidelines for travel during the pandemic and until post COVID-19 travel protocols are determined. • These protocols will be updated as required on an on-going basis in line with the risk adjusted activity allowed and the pandemic status in South Africa.
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    8

    Organised by Africa Select Journeys

    Activity ID: V-252131P1

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