Keen to do some further travel? Along with our partners at the Big 5 game reserve in South Africa we are now delighted to be able to offer a Garden Route tour to round off your trip in style!
The Garden Route tour lasts for 6 days and takes you from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town with some exciting stops in between. This costs just £650 extra in addition to your programme on the reserve. The trip only leaves on selected dates each year, and as such you will need to coincide the end of your programme with the beginning of the tour.
The dates for 2017 are:
- 24th January – 6th February
- 7th March – 13th March
- 11th April – 17th April
- 16th May – 22nd May
- 13th June – 19th June
- 18th July – 24th July
- 29th August – 4th September
- 26th September – 2nd October
- 17th October – 23rd October
- 14th November – 20th November
The dates for 2018 are:
- 23rd January – 29th January
- 6th March – 12th March
- 10th April – 16th April
- 15th May – 21st May
- 12th June – 18th June
- 17th July – 23rd July
- 28th August – 3rd September
- 25th September – 1st October
- 16th October – 22nd October
- 13th November – 19th November
The Garden Route tour rough itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: Tuesday – Port Elizabeth
Enjoy some free time in and around Port Elizabeth for the day. You will have a busy week ahead, so getting in some downtime will be a good idea too!
Day 2: Wednesday – Jeffrey’s Bay
Head to Jeffrey’s Bay, the surfing Mecca of South Africa. You will arrive in the morning and can take part in either a surfing lesson in the morning or a horse ride in the afternoon. The rest of your time is free to relax and explore!
Day 3: Thursday – Tsitsikamma
In the morning head to Tsitsikamma where there are one of the highest bridges and bungee jumps in the world! Your accommodation will be situated in the Tsitsikamma village which is a few minutes from the rafting activities, bungee jump, zip line tours, and many more. So make sure you try out some of these activities while in the area!
Day 4: Friday – Knysna
Knysna is one of the famous coastal towns on the Garden Route, known for the Knysna Quays and Knysna Heads. You will take a boat ride to the Knysna Heads at about 14:30, but other than this, you are free to explore the town and the wonderful coastline and waterfront.
Day 5: Saturday – Oudtshoorn
You will now be entering the Karoo which is more inland. Oudtshoorn is famous for the Cango Caves as well as the Oudtshoorn Crocodile Ranch. You will enjoy a tour of the crocodile ranch, after which you are free to explore the Cango Caves, go ostrich riding, or explore this Karoo town.
Day 6: Sunday – Cape Town
Cape Town is a place which has everything for everyone…so we are sure that you will find some sort of activity that will suit your tastes. As part of this tour you will either visit Table Mountain, Cape Point or Robben Island. Other than that, you are at leisure to explore and make the most of your time in Cape Town! Activities in CT include speed boat rides, shopping galore and a lot more. In the evening, you will all enjoy a group dinner before everyone departs the next morning.
Day 7: Monday – Cape Town
Today everyone will say their goodbyes and will leave for the airport while some will stay on to enjoy CT. The vehicle will depart once at about 7am for the airport for those that need a transfer.
Please note that the above is merely an outline of the trip and is subject to change depending on certain factors such as the weather etc.
We also urge you to plan ahead and to think about what you would like to do along the way as time may be a limiting factor.