6 Day Garden Route Splendour Tour

A classic tour of the Garden Route starting in Cape Town and ending in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. You take in all the highlights from the evocative, sepia-tinged landscapes of the Klein Karoo to jewel bright greens and blues of the forests and l

Tour Code:
SCP6
Depart From:
Cape Town   |   Ending at: Port Elizabeth
Departures: Weekly (Tuesdays)
Duration: 6 Days
Country: South Africa
Type: Coach Tours | Special Interests |
Children: Allowed - see children policy 

 






6 Day Garden Route Splendour Tour

6 Day Garden Route Splendour Tour

6 Day Garden Route Splendour Tour

6 Day Garden Route Splendour Tour

6 Day Garden Route Splendour Tour

6 Day Garden Route Splendour Tour

 
 

Departing from Cape Town, spend 6 days exploring the superb coastal scenery and exciting sightseeing of the Garden Route including Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Tsitsikamma. This tour ends in Port Elizabeth.

Language
All departures in English. German/English on selected departures.

Tour Notes:
Minimum 2 guests. School visit is subject to school being open. Guests on this tour travel together in a luxury vehicle with a professional guide providing a fantastic quality holiday experience. Guests do have the choice of accommodation options, which may be offered at the same hotel, or at different hotels in the same vicinity.

Accommodation:
Day one - La Plume Guest House
Day two, three and four - Rex Hotel
Day five - Tsitsikamma Village Inn

Health & Clothing
Health
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving within 6 days from infected areas.
Vaccination against typhoid is advised.

Clothing
South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.

Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linens and rainwear for summer. Warmer clothes are needed for winter.

Day One - Depart Cape Town
Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Enjoy a wine tasting along a route that boasts with the longest harvest season in the world.

Day One
Continue to Matjiesfontein. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese. Overnight in Prince Albert.

Day Two
After breakfast, enjoy a spectacular drive through Meiringspoort Pass, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty, as the road winds its way through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a tour of one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Three
After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks such as the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Four
Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). Afterwards you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure. Overnight in Knysna.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Five
Travel to Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of the Garden Route, before visiting Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. The sanctuary was developed to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds. Our journey continues to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world, currently offering the highest commercially operated Bungy Jump in the world. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 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. Overnight in the Tsitsikamma area.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Six
Head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate and its well known oceanarium and snake house (for own account). Enjoy a city orientation tour of Port Elizabeth, where the tour ends on arrival.
Meals: Breakfast

Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.

Garden Route Splendour Comfortable (CT-PE) Valid: 2016-12-01 to 2017-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 13500.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 15040.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Garden Route Splendour Premium (CT-PE) Valid: 2016-12-01 to 2017-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 14750.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 16880.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Garden Route Splendour A cut above (CT-PE) Valid: 2016-12-01 to 2017-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 14170.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 16130.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Tour Include
- 5 breakfasts,
- 1 lunch,
- 1 dinner,
- 5 nights’ accommodation,
- porterage,
- transport and sightseeing as specified

Tour Exclude
Items of a personal nature.

Terms & Conditions
1. Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to arrival will not normally result in cancellation fees being charged. However,

2. We reserve the right to recover any costs incurred or charges received from suppliers up to the date of cancellation.

3. In the event of services being cancelled 45 days or less, prior to first service booked, the following cancellation fees will apply:

* 45-31 days prior to commencement of services : 25% of the price contracted (subject to 2, above).
* 30-15 days prior to commencement of services : 50% of the price contracted (subject to 2, above).
* 14 days or less prior to commencement of services : 100% of the contracted price

Certain accommodation establishments apply more stringent cancellation policies thus different cancellation fees will be enforceable.

Accommodation Pre-tour (10km radius)



The Blue Train
Journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance, where spectacular scenery stirs the imagination and luxurious comfort soothes body and soul.
From: R12280.00 per person sharing


Parliament Hotel
The Parliament Hotel is exclusively located on Barack Street. The central location adjacent to The Company Gardens and the Slave Museum make this city hotel the ideal starting point for business trips or holidays in Cape Town.
Grading:


The Grand Daddy
The rooms are subtle, stylish and silvery. Air-conditioned, en-suite and entertaining. Luxe out in your en-suite marble bathroom as you daydream about adventures, seeping in the ebb and flow of memories that you want to hold onto forever.
Grading:


Greenmarket Place
The outstanding brand-new Greenmarket Place Apartment in the middle of suave&trendy Cape Town City Centre (2km from the V&A Waterfront), in revamped building situated right on the famous bustling historic Greenmarket Square, with a view of Table Mountain.


Mandela Rhodes Place
This modern hotel offers the definitive city lifestyle with a choice of luxurious apartments, various leisure options and a wealth of retail facilities in the heart of Cape Town.
From: R1270.00 per person sharing

Post-tour accommodation (10km radius)



The Blue Train
Journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance, where spectacular scenery stirs the imagination and luxurious comfort soothes body and soul.
From: R12280.00 per person sharing


The Grand Hotel
The historical Grand Hotel, which has hosted nobility and the elite for 120 years, is now being restored. This, the only "green" hotel in the Eastern Cape, offers luxury accommodation and catering for all guests in a garden setting in the city centre.


Parliament Hotel
The Parliament Hotel is exclusively located on Barack Street. The central location adjacent to The Company Gardens and the Slave Museum make this city hotel the ideal starting point for business trips or holidays in Cape Town.
Grading:


The Grand Daddy
The rooms are subtle, stylish and silvery. Air-conditioned, en-suite and entertaining. Luxe out in your en-suite marble bathroom as you daydream about adventures, seeping in the ebb and flow of memories that you want to hold onto forever.
Grading:


Hacklewood Hill Country House
Imagine a bygone era of colonial charm, good conversation and fine dining - now let us take you there. Hacklewood Hill Country House is a luxurious 5 star hotel situated in Walmer, Port Elizabeth.
Grading:


The Paxton Hotel
Welcome to a world of stylish hospitality. The Paxton Hotel - superb accommodation on beachfront in Port Elizabeth with spectacular views of Algoa Bay harbour.
Grading:


The King Edward Hotel
The King Edward Hotel is a large, opulent hotel that offers luxurious elegance in the beautiful Port Elizabeth, near the beach and the historic Donkin Reserve. The rooms are tastefully decorated with attention to detail and spacious bathrooms.


Greenmarket Place
The outstanding brand-new Greenmarket Place Apartment in the middle of suave&trendy Cape Town City Centre (2km from the V&A Waterfront), in revamped building situated right on the famous bustling historic Greenmarket Square, with a view of Table Mountain.


Mandela Rhodes Place
This modern hotel offers the definitive city lifestyle with a choice of luxurious apartments, various leisure options and a wealth of retail facilities in the heart of Cape Town.
From: R1270.00 per person sharing


Bishops Inn Port Elizabeth
Comfortable rooms & self-catering suites opposite Kings Beach in Port Elizabeth close to the city centre, restaurants, hospitals, airport and all attractions.
Grading:


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