Magnificent Garden Route

Embark on a picturesque journey along South Africa’s captivating Garden Route, a region renowned for its pristine indigenous forests, ancient mountain passes, and ruggedly beautiful beaches. This coastal adventure invites you to explore iconic sights and natural wonders, from the southernmost tip of Africa to the charming town of Port Elizabeth.

Embark on this enchanting coastal discovery, where you’ll traverse diverse landscapes, delve into history, and uncover the natural wonders of the Garden Route.


Monday – Cape Town to Cape Agulhas to Mossel Bay

  • Your local tour guide will meet you in the morning as you depart from Cape Town to embark on the scenic Garden Route.
  • Journey through Sir Lowry’s Pass, offering magnificent panoramic views, en route to Grabouw and Elgin, an area surrounded by majestic mountains. Stop at a local farmstall brimming with products from the region.
  • Continue to Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans converge, marking the southernmost tip of Africa. Explore the rugged coastline, rich in maritime history, with a visit to the historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.
  • Travel through historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, before reaching Mossel Bay, the gateway to the Garden Route. Overnight in Mossel Bay. (Distance traveled today: 507 km)

Tuesday – Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn

  • After breakfast, head to Oudtshoorn, home to the Cape St Blaize Cave, a site of significant archaeological excavations known as the Cradle of Human Culture.
  • Continue your journey to Oudtshoorn, renowned as the “ostrich capital of the world” and home to the spectacular Cango Caves, an awe-inspiring natural wonder shaped by the passage of time.
  • Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and indulge in a wine tasting at a local estate in the scenic Schoemanshoek Valley.
  • Explore the breathtaking Cango Caves, one of the world’s remarkable natural formations. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Dinner] (Distance traveled today: 155 km)

Wednesday – Oudtshoorn to Knysna

  • Enjoy breakfast and venture over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, boasting historical landmarks such as the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building.
  • Continue your tour through the charming holiday resort of Wilderness to Knysna, known as the “oyster box of South Africa.” This picturesque town is nestled along a lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.
  • Embark on a journey into the mystical Knysna Forests, once home to the elusive Knysna elephants. Discover tales of woodcutters, the tragic history of hunted elephants, and the golden discoveries.
  • Visit the Dalene Matthee Big Tree Memorial, honoring the renowned author of four books about the Knysna Forest. Savor a delectable lunch before returning to Knysna for the night. [Breakfast & Lunch] (Distance traveled today: 170 km)

Thursday – Knysna to Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)

  • After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).
  • Embark on an eastward journey along the enchanting Tsitsikamma Forest to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), affectionately known as the “friendly city.”
  • Your tour concludes upon arrival in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). Guests may request to disembark at Chief Dawid Stuurman Airport. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 274 km)


  •  1 dinner
  •  1 lunch
  •  3 breakfasts
  •  Porterage
  •  Accommodation
  •  Transportation
  •  Sightseeing