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6 DAY GARDEN ROUTE
OVERLAND TOUR
GEORGE, OUDTSHOORN, KNYSNA, PLETTENBERG BAY, TSITSIKAMMA

6 Day Garden Route Overland Tour

GEORGE | OUDTSHOORN | KNYSNA | PLETTENBERG BAY | TSITSIKAMMA

4 to 5 Star Hotels

4 to 5 Star Hotels

Bed & Breakfast inclusive.
Pickup and dropoff from hotels inclusive.

All Entrance Fees Included.

All Entrance Fees Included.

Our prices always include all entrance fees to any excursion within the tour itinerary.

Chauffeur Driven

Chauffeur Driven

In 5 star luxury vehicles. View our fleet page for more info on our vehicle assets.

your destination

The Garden Route

The Garden Route is a 300 kilometre stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Witsand in the Western Cape to the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous estuaries and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, Great Brak River, Little Brak River, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Nature’s Valley; with George, the Garden Route’s largest city and main administrative centre. Recently the towns of Albertinia, Riversdale, Heidelberg, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, De Rust and Uniondale have been added to the Garden Route district and municipality.

Fully guided 6 day tour.
Features all the best garden route locations.
4 to 5 star accomodation with bed & breakfast included.
Fully qualified tour guide assigned to you for the duration of the tour.
All entrance fees included.

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your destination

The Garden Route

The Garden Route is a 300 kilometre stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Witsand in the Western Cape to the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous estuaries and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, Great Brak River, Little Brak River, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Nature’s Valley; with George, the Garden Route’s largest city and main administrative centre. Recently the towns of Albertinia, Riversdale, Heidelberg, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, De Rust and Uniondale have been added to the Garden Route district and municipality.

Fully guided 6 day tour.
Features all the best garden route locations.
4 to 5 star accomodation with bed & breakfast included.
Fully qualified tour guide assigned to you for the duration of the tour.
All entrance fees included.

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6 DAY GARDEN ROUTE TOUR ITINERARY

AT A GLANCE

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DAY 1: GEORGE SCENIC
& HISTORIC

Embark on a tour of discovery into the rich that George is famous for. The Railway Museum offers a special delight for adults and children alike!

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DAY 2: KLEIN KAROO
& OUDTSHOORN

The Ostrich capital of the world is an adventure, culture and environment destination in the Klein Karoo.

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DAY 3: KNYSNA FEATHERBED
& HISTORIC

The Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head in Knysna, is the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route.

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DAY 4: PLETTENBERG BAY
& TSITSIKAMMA

Tucked between the mountains and the sea, offers beautiful forests and numerous exciting activities.

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DAY 5: STORMSRIVER
& TSITSIKAMMA

The area is covered in large tracts of indigenous forest, commercial plantation and fynbos. Deep river gorges cleft the plateau as they make their way down to the sea.

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DAY 6: GEORGE ORIENTATION

Enjoy a visit to Milkwood village where local craftsmen sell their wares, a perfect last stop to stock up on some souveniers.

Day One:

George Scenic
& Historic

Arrive at George Airport and head to Outeniqua Transport Museum. We board the Powervan to travel in the Outeniqua Mountains, one of the most scenic railway passes in the country. Experience the forest and four passes, waterfalls and six tunnels, fynbos and proteas, bird and animal life and the panoramic picnic area. Enjoy a picnic lunch. Thereafter we travel to our Hotel where we will check in. Welcome Dinner with Host. Evening at leisure. Overnight 4* Protea Hotel King George, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Included.

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Day One:

George Scenic
& Historic

Tours-for-South-Africa--George

Arrive at George Airport and head to Outeniqua Transport Museum. We board the Powervan to travel in the Outeniqua Mountains, one of the most scenic railway passes in the country. Experience the forest and four passes, waterfalls and six tunnels, fynbos and proteas, bird and animal life and the panoramic picnic area. Enjoy a picnic lunch. Thereafter we travel to our Hotel where we will check in. Welcome Dinner with Host. Evening at leisure. Overnight 4* Protea Hotel King George, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Included.

TFSA-Excursion-Info-Ostrich

Day Two:

Klein Karoo & Oudtshoorn

After breakfast we check out and depart to the Klein Karoo. We visit the Safari Ostrich Farm where Commercial ostrich farming started during the late 1880’s in South Africa. This was also the start of the ostrich industry worldwide. The tour starts in the breeding camp, where the first stage of the ostrich life cycle is explained. We will see large flocks of ostriches at different stages of development in the surrounding fields from breeding to rearing. Every tour ends with an “Ostrich Derby” where local jockeys display their riding skills. The tour includes a traditional ostrich steak lunch in the farm dining room. We now head to the Cango Caves, one of the natural wonders of the world. The Cango Caves lie in the Swartberg Mountain Range in a limestone belt. The Cango Caves is a wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites and helictites (limestone formations that grow in unusual directions). After the Cango Caves we depart to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Just off the famous Route 62, part of the South African Garden Route & Klein Karoo, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers you an escape to something spectacular, – the unique experience of feeding elephants.  After a tour of this wonderland, we head to the Guesthouse where we will check in and overnight. Enjoy a traditional BBQ. Overnight 4* Guesthouse De Denne, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Included.

Day Two:

Klein Karoo & Oudtshoorn

TFSA-Excursion-Info-Ostrich

After breakfast we check out and depart to the Klein Karoo. We visit the Safari Ostrich Farm where Commercial ostrich farming started during the late 1880’s in South Africa. This was also the start of the ostrich industry worldwide. The tour starts in the breeding camp, where the first stage of the ostrich life cycle is explained. We will see large flocks of ostriches at different stages of development in the surrounding fields from breeding to rearing. Every tour ends with an “Ostrich Derby” where local jockeys display their riding skills. The tour includes a traditional ostrich steak lunch in the farm dining room. We now head to the Cango Caves, one of the natural wonders of the world. The Cango Caves lie in the Swartberg Mountain Range in a limestone belt. The Cango Caves is a wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites and helictites (limestone formations that grow in unusual directions). After the Cango Caves we depart to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Just off the famous Route 62, part of the South African Garden Route & Klein Karoo, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers you an escape to something spectacular, – the unique experience of feeding elephants.  After a tour of this wonderland, we head to the Guesthouse where we will check in and overnight. Enjoy a traditional BBQ. Overnight 4* Guesthouse De Denne, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Included.

Day Three:

Knysna Featherbed
& Historic

After an early morning departure we travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Knysna. The world-famous Heads are the grand sandstone cliffs towering above the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon, with hectares of evergreen forests, an unspoilt coastline and the Outeniqua Mountains in the background. Situated within the newly proclaimed Garden Route National park, the Knysna Estuary is tidal and home to the famous Knysna Oyster and the rare Knysna Sea Horse. The Ferry departs daily at 10:00 for a spectacular four-hour eco-experience to The Featherbed, a privately owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage site. It is a pristine piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna. This experience includes a return ferry trip, nature drive and guided walk, ending with a sumptuous buffet lunch at the Forest Restaurant. After lunch we once again board the ferry and return to the mainland for leisure time to explore the quaint town with its many art and craft shops, visiting the view sites at Belvidere Estate and the Holy Trinity Church before returning to our Hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight Knysna Log-Inn, Lunch, Bed & Breakfast included.

TFSA-Excursion-Info-Featherbed

Day Three:

Knysna Featherbed
& Historic

TFSA-Excursion-Info-Featherbed

After an early morning departure we travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Knysna. The world-famous Heads are the grand sandstone cliffs towering above the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon, with hectares of evergreen forests, an unspoilt coastline and the Outeniqua Mountains in the background. Situated within the newly proclaimed Garden Route National park, the Knysna Estuary is tidal and home to the famous Knysna Oyster and the rare Knysna Sea Horse. The Ferry departs daily at 10:00 for a spectacular four-hour eco-experience to The Featherbed, a privately owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage site. It is a pristine piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna. This experience includes a return ferry trip, nature drive and guided walk, ending with a sumptuous buffet lunch at the Forest Restaurant. After lunch we once again board the ferry and return to the mainland for leisure time to explore the quaint town with its many art and craft shops, visiting the view sites at Belvidere Estate and the Holy Trinity Church before returning to our Hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight Knysna Log-Inn, Lunch, Bed & Breakfast included.

TFSA-Excursion-Knysna-Elephant-Park

Day Four:

Plettenberg Bay &
Tsitsikamma

After breakfast we check out and depart to Tsitsikamma which, tucked between the mountains and the sea, offers beautiful forests and numerous exciting activities. Start the day off with an exhilarating stroll through Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a 1 hour guided safari through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary – the world’s largest, free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary.  Here you can expect to see many species of monkeys, apes and lemurs living in our forested sanctuary. From there we move on to Birds of Eden Sanctuary. Work up an appetite as you wander through the world’s largest free-flight aviary at Birds of Eden, which incorporates an indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways.  Previously caged birds from every corner of the globe live here in free flight. After the activities we will head to Tsitsikamma Village to check in. Dinner at Lodge/Hotel. Overnight Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Day Four:

Plettenberg Bay &
Tsitsikamma

TFSA-Excursion-Knysna-Elephant-Park

After breakfast we check out and depart to Tsitsikamma which, tucked between the mountains and the sea, offers beautiful forests and numerous exciting activities. Start the day off with an exhilarating stroll through Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a 1 hour guided safari through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary – the world’s largest, free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary.  Here you can expect to see many species of monkeys, apes and lemurs living in our forested sanctuary. From there we move on to Birds of Eden Sanctuary. Work up an appetite as you wander through the world’s largest free-flight aviary at Birds of Eden, which incorporates an indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways.  Previously caged birds from every corner of the globe live here in free flight. After the activities we will head to Tsitsikamma Village to check in. Dinner at Lodge/Hotel. Overnight Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Day Five:

STORMSRIVER &
TSITSIKAMMA

After a late breakfast, we proceed to the Tree Top Canopy Tour. After this adrenalin packed activity we will enjoy a light lunch and a visit to the Stormsriver National Park for a scenic hike on the 5km suspension bridge. This is known as the Garden of the Garden Route, which the ancient San people (early inhabitants of the area) called the “place of sparkling water”. Tsitsikamma’s spectacular scenery includes 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys covered in mountain Fynbos and temperate high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea. The high mountains, deep gorges and rugged unspoilt coastline are covered with the Cape’s unique fynbos. Beautiful indigenous forests, the home to many ancient trees such as Yellowwood, Stinkwood, Hard Pear, Ironwood and many more. Return to the Hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Enjoy a cold drink next to the swimming pool or take a walk on one of the many hiking trails the area has to offer. Dinner at the 60s Diner! Overnight Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Lunch, Bed & Breakfast.

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Day Five:

STORMSRIVER &
TSITSIKAMMA

TFSA-Excursion-Tsitsikamma

After a late breakfast, we proceed to the Tree Top Canopy Tour. After this adrenalin packed activity we will enjoy a light lunch and a visit to the Stormsriver National Park for a scenic hike on the 5km suspension bridge. This is known as the Garden of the Garden Route, which the ancient San people (early inhabitants of the area) called the “place of sparkling water”. Tsitsikamma’s spectacular scenery includes 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys covered in mountain Fynbos and temperate high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea. The high mountains, deep gorges and rugged unspoilt coastline are covered with the Cape’s unique fynbos. Beautiful indigenous forests, the home to many ancient trees such as Yellowwood, Stinkwood, Hard Pear, Ironwood and many more. Return to the Hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Enjoy a cold drink next to the swimming pool or take a walk on one of the many hiking trails the area has to offer. Dinner at the 60s Diner! Overnight Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Lunch, Bed & Breakfast.

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Day Six:

George Orientation

After breakfast we check out and move on to George Airport. En-route we will stop at Milkwood Village to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the craft markets, or at the Timberlake Organic Village for some locally produced cooking & crafts. We travel through George for a short orientation tour before departing to George Airport where we bid each other farewell.

Day Six:

George Orientation

Tours-for-South-Africa-Bridge

After breakfast we check out and move on to George Airport. En-route we will stop at Milkwood Village to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the craft markets, or at the Timberlake Organic Village for some locally produced cooking & crafts. We travel through George for a short orientation tour before departing to George Airport where we bid each other farewell.

Tour Additional Info

  • Rates are subject to availability on confirmation and are valid until 30 September 2020.
  • Rates are subject to change due to activity operator price adjustments and volatile fuel price changes.
  • Advertised vehicles are subject to availability.
  • All toll fees included where applicable.
  • Luggage trailers included upon request.
  • Porterage & Gratuity are not included in any fare.
  • Waters are not included but can be supplied at an additional cost of
    R12 per 330ml unit or R15 per 500ml unit.
  • Driver overnight fee may apply for long distance transfers. This will either be
    for the client’s account or will be charged for separately.
  • A waiting fee will be raised at R 250 per hour/part thereof for deviation
    from agreed departure time. This does not apply to delayed flights.
  • It is by law a requirement that all vehicles with guests on board have a
    name list and detailed itinerary.
  • Full Day tours are strictly from 08:00 to 17:00 or 09:00 to 18:00.
  • Half Day tours are strictly 5 hours – AM or PM.
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