Garden Route Unexplored

Best of the Garden Route – 7 Day (GRU101)

R14,800.00

D A Y 1

13:30
Authentic Jakkalsvlei Food & Wine Pairing

Jakkalsvlei is situated 40km from the India Ocean at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. A short 40-minute drive from Mossel Bay – Jakkalsvlei offers wines for every taste! MTB trails and events are being held on a regular basis.

Choose one experience:
Candy Floss & Wine Pairing
Ice Cream & Wine Pairing
Fudge & Wine Pairing
Charcuterie/ Biltong & Wine Pairing
Snails/Prawns & Wine Pairing

We also recommend build your own burger, pizza or cheese board from the excellent menu

16:00
At leisure

We recommend the following activities:
Diaz Museum
Explore the centre of town and the Point Area

We recommend the following options for dinner:
Cafe Gannet
Kingfisher
Carola Ann’s 

Your accommodation is based on a 4-star Guest House or equivalent

D A Y 2

Breakfast will be served at your Guest House, and is included in your package

10:00
Mossel Bay Zipline

Experience the longest over-the-ocean zipline in the world, 1100 meters! The longest over-the-ocean zip line in the world!  Spanning approximately 1100 meters in length this zip line lets you glide over the bay for an adrenaline-fuelled experience.  Get a bird’s eye view of the caves below, spot some local sharks and seals below you or just take in the natural beauty of Mossel Bay. Weather and safety dependent.

We recommend exploring the immediate area around the Mossel Bay Zipline, called The Point:
Dive with sharks at The Shark Lab
Have an ice cream and stroll on the Promenade
Explore the Cape St. Blaize Cave
Walk up to the St. Blaize Light House
Remember our heroes at the War Memorial
Swim in our natural tidal pools at Die Poort

We recommend the following eateries for lunch:
Delfino’s
Kingfisher
Big Blu

14:00
Walking tour of Mossel Bay including a High Tea at De Ja Vu Vintage House

This little gem, De Ja Vu Vintage House, serves High Tea in a treasure trove of vintage cloths and accessories and rare books.  Vintage movies are screened regularly. Come take a step back in time.

Mossel Bay has many historical buildings.  Put on comfortable shoes, grab a map at the Mossel Bay Tourism office and enjoy all that Mossel Bay has to offer.  Some of the buildings you will see includes churches, schools, homes, municipal and commercial buildings as well as the Cape St Blaze Lighthouse all of which was built between the 1830 and 1900.  There is a lot to explore and a fascinating amount of history to learn on this enjoyable walk.  Not to mention, meeting the friendly locals that all this town home.

Your accommodation is based on a 4-star Guest House or equivalent

We recommend the following options for dinner:
Cafe Gannet
Carola Ann’s
Kingfisher

D A Y 3

Breakfast will be served at your Guest House, and is included in your package

09:00
Game drive experience at Botlierskop Game Reserve

With the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop and sweeping views out over the glistening Indian Ocean below. 4200 hectares of reserve offers four of the Big 5 ( lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino) Various day-activities available.

12:00
Depart for Wilderness along N2

13:00
Lunch in Wilderness

We recommend the following eateries for lunch:
Cocomo
Salinas
The Girls

14:30
Canoe experience

Enjoy a self-guided leisurely afternoon exploring the natural beauty of Wilderness! Set off from the Fairy Knowe Hotel onto the Touw River and explore the placid waters of the Garden Route National Park.  Explore the beauty of the river and local bird life for around 40mins (3km) paddling through indigenous forest and (2.5km) of walking on a boardwalk to a waterfall.

We recommend the following options for dinner:
Salinas
The Girls

Your accommodation is based on a 4-star Guest House or equivalent

D A Y 4

Breakfast will be served at your Guest House, and is included in your package

09:00
Explore the Map of Africa viewpoint

The Map of Africa is a stunning scenic panoramic view of mountains and forests. The Kaaimans River Valley over the years have shaped this area to look like the African continent.  Come stand above and look down at Mother Nature’s art work.

10:30
Depart for Knysna

13:00
Lunch

We recommend the following options for lunch:
34 Degrees South
Dry Dock

14:30
Springtide Charters

Enjoy a leisure cruise on the lagoon! This beautiful 50-foot sloop yacht was built in Plettenberg Bay and lunched in 1998.  Her name is Outeniqua.  She is a magnificent vessel that has a 21-meter mast with a 4 meter beam and a teak deck.  Come and sail the African seas and Knysna Lagoon while making memories with the people you love.

We recommend the following options for dinner:
Dry Dock
Sirocco

Your accommodation is based on a 4-star Guest House or equivalent

D A Y 5

Breakfast will be served at your Guest House, and is included in your package

9:00
Knysna Forest Guided Walk

Rose Bilborough will escort you on a walking tours of the indigenous Knysna forest. She will impart insight into the history of the region as well as info on the trees of the forest and the creatures of the area.. Wear comfortable shoes, mosquito repellent and bring your camera!

12:00
Depart for George

We recommend the following options for lunch:
La Capannina
101 Meade Street

14:30
Depart for Oudtshoorn over the scenic Outeniqua Mountain Pass

16:00
Leisure

We recommend the following options for dinner:
The Black Swan
Nostalgie (reservations essential)
Jemimas

Your accommodation is based on a 4-star Guest House or equivalent

D A Y 6

Breakfast will be served at your Guest House, and is included in your package

9:00
Guided Swartberg Mountain Eco Tour& Lunch

Jan Bester of True South Travel will meet you at the Cango Caves Parking and take you to discover the Swartberg Mountains. Lunch is included.

From your Hotel / Guest house we travel North to the Southern foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. From here we commence our 900-meter scenic eco-tour up the world renowned Swartberg Pass. At the summit of the Swartberg Pass (1 580 meter above sea level) you will enjoy a scenic walk on this National monument. The Pass has a gravel surface and was constructed by renowned road engineer, Thomas Bain over a 4-year period and opened on 10 January 1888. From the “top” of the Swartberg Pass you will enjoy picture perfect panoramic views over the Klein- and Great Karoo. The dry-stone technique used to construct the pass required extreme manual labour and is as solid as it was when constructed 127 years ago.

14:00
Cango Caves Guided Heritage Tour

An easy walk through the largest and most spectacular halls and “African Drum Room”

Located in Precambrian limestones at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, just outside of Oudtshoorn.  Rediscovered in 178- by a local farmer, Jacobus van Zyl.  The Cango Caves are world famous and a must see.

16:00
Leisure

We recommend the following options for dinner:
The Black Swan
Nostalgie (reservations essential)
Jemimas

Your accommodation is based on a 4-star Guest House or equivalent

D A Y 7

Breakfast will be served at your Guest House, and is included in your package

10:00
Highgate Ostrich Fram Tour and lunch

Meet these big birds in person and enjoy lunch before departing.

Traditional Ostrich Tour is not only enlightening but also fun for the whole family. Learn all about ostriches, feed one by hand, and watch as our staff expertly demonstrate the various crafts using the ostrich’s exquisite feathers, eggs, and leather. You will be in awe with the beauty of your surroundings, with the Klein Karoo valley and the picturesque Swartberg Mountains.

13:00
Depart for your next destination

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The Fine Print

This is a self-drive package

Terms and conditions:

  • 50% deposit with reservation
  • Remaining 50% due 30 days before arrival
  • If booking less than 30 days before arrival – 100% of tour price will becharged
  • Not recommended for children under 12

Tour price includes:

  • Jakkalsvlei Pairing
  • Accommodation in a 4 star guest house or similar
  • Mossel Bay Zipline Experience
  • De Ja Vu Vintage House High Tea Experience
  • Game Drive Experience at Botlierskop
  • Canoe rental for 5 hrs in Wilderness
  • Featherbed Eco Experience
  • Guided Forest Walk in Knysna
  • Guided Swartberg Experience in Oudtshoorn
  • Cango Caves Guided Experience
  • Highgate Ostrich Experience

Tour price excludes:

  • Meals not specified in itinerary, drinks, personal expenses
  • Any suggestions as per the itinerary – marked in italics
  • Car hire or flights
  • Travel insurance will be for your own account

Cancellation policy:

  • 31 days or more before arrival – 25% cancellation fee
  • 30 days or less before arrival – 100% cancellation fee
  • Confirmation of reservations subject to availability
  • Prices valid till 30 November 2021
  • Prices subject to change
  • E&OE
  • One contact number available 24 hrs for support: 087 806 4200
  • Please note that all business adhere to strict COVID-19 regulations
  • With your confirmation you will receive a welcome info pack with all relevant information, emergency numbers and our office provide 24hr support.

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