This exploration of the appropriately named Garden Route, takes you to one of the most spectacular parts of South Africa for a truly memorable experience. Arriving in Port Elizabeth, you would be transported from along the start of the Garden Route at Storms River and the ancient indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest, a world of giant trees, forest ferns, clear streams and brightly coloured birds. Via a unique canopy tour, you will experience all the beauty and splendour that this forest has to offer. To ensure your adrenalin really gets worked up, we will visit the Bloukrans Bridge where you have the opportunity to try the world’s highest commercial bungee jump at 216m!
Step into a different world in Plettenberg Bay when you enjoy a 2-hour adventure into the river ziplining, jumping and splashing your way to experience nature at its best. A more relaxed afternoon awaits as you visit the gentle giants at the Elephant Park for an informative guided and interactive tour. Set off on an eco-adventure as you enjoy a ferry on the Knysna lagoon followed by a 4x4 drive up to the reserve where you enjoy spectacular views. There is an optional walk through a coastal forest into ancient seacaves with gorgeous views. All this rounded off with a yummy buffet lunch. Departing Knysna, you explore the Garden Route as you visit a master coffee roaster in Wilderness for a unique coffee tasting experience.
You would venture into South Africa’s ostrich capital in Oudtshoorn which would necessitate an opportunity to learn about and interact with these big birds at the ostrich farm. A visit to the wildlife ranch will allow for close encounters with big cats and reptiles in a truly memorable experience. And spend a few evenings relaxing in comfortable accommodation in the quiet town of George. Experience a Taste of Heaven… and you will be back for more!
Day 1 : Arrival in Port Elizabeth and Tsitsikamma
Head to Port Elizabeth and depart for the Garden Route to Tsitsikamma Forest on a canopy tour or enjoy the Tsitsikamma National Park.
Day 2 : Adventure in Knysna
Canoe along Knysna and go to the Elephant Park for a guided and interactive tour. Lastly, enjoy your time at the Knysna Waterfront.
Day 3 : Explore Knysna
Enjoy a 3-hour Knysna Featherbed Nature Reserve eco-experience (ferry, 4x4 drive and short hike), buffet, and a coffee tasting experience from a coffee master.
Day 4 : Oudtshoorn Wilderness
Become entranced with flora and fauna throughout the Outeniqua Mountain Pass, Cango Wildlife Ranch, and Cango Ostrich Farm.
Day 5 : Farewell to South Africa
Have free time until your departures.