Garden Route & Private Game Reserve 5 Day Tour

Garden Route & Private Game Reserve 5 Day Tour

From: $1800,00 p/p sharing

This Tour once again suits both the adventurist and those who would like a relaxed experience. The tour begins and ends in the beautiful city of Cape Town.
We start with a scenic drive up to Knysna where you enjoy a sunset cruise, visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, and enjoy some adventurous Bungee Jumping for the brave.
We get up close and personal with the wildlife on two game drives and take to the seas to engage with the whales.


Day One

Day One – Destination Oudtshoorn
We set off from Cape Town via Paarl, through the famous Huguenot tunnel and visit the quaint towns of Worcester, Robertson and Montagu. Worcester is the administrative capital of the Breede Valley. Robertson was originally renowned for its ostrich farming and agriculture but today they are better known for their wine & fruit production. the last of the 3 towns is Montagu, well known to locals for their healing Hot Springs and the beautiful ‘folded’ mountains. Finally we arrive in Barrydale, an exceptionally charming town offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, on the cusp of the Overberg and Klein Karoo is a peaceful country getaway and a stopping point on our trip where we have lunch at one of the local eateries. After lunch we meander on towards Oudthoorn, the ‘ostrich capital of the world’, Oudtshoorn, via Ladismith and Calitzdorp along Route 62. On reaching Oudtshoorn, the largest town in the Little Karoo, we visit an ostrich farm to learn more about these flightless birds which have brought both fame and fortune to this historical town. We also get to visit the well known ‘feather palaces’ known to be opulent mansions owned by the first ever Ostrich breeders. After a busy afternoon we head to our local guest house where we get some downtime before heading to a local restaurant specializing in Ostrich steaks, a must have!

Day Two

Day Two – Destination Knysna
The morning begins with a tour of the Cango Caves, an underground marvel of narrow tunnels and dripstone caverns located in a limestone. A fully accredited Caves Guide will help us navigate the way through. Some of these tiny tunnels, such as the postbox are not for the faint hearted. Click here to read more about these magnificent caves. The next part of our route takes us over the scenic Outeniqua Pass, destination Victoria Bay, one of the quaintest and smallest bays on the Garden Route, commonly referred to as Vic Bay and a popular surfing spot. Here we relax on the rocks and enjoy lunch. After this casual relaxing lunch we make our way towards Knysna, namely the Lagoon, where we can enjoy their popular Sunset Cruise. To stretch your legs, there’s some free time to wander around the Waterfront where we will enjoy our dinner and of course, sample Knysna’s famous and delicious Oysters! Accommodation in a luxurious B&B

Day Three

Day Three – Destination Tsitsikamma Forest
We begin the day with a trip to the Knysna Heads, the famous sandstone cliffs that overlook the lagoon and the Indian Ocean. On our way out of Knysna, we pass through by indigenous forests that were once home to the Knysna elepant, and head on to Nature’s Valley, a small seaside hamlet embraced by the Tsitsikamma forest, and a tranquil shelter of beaches at the mouth of the Groot River. Our exploration of the Ttsitsikamma National Park will be on foot amongst the Yellow Wood trees and across the Stormsriver mouth over a thrilling suspension bridge. After lunch the journey will include a pause for adventure on the Bloukrans Bridge where one of the world’s highest bungee jumps is located. Those brave enough can throw themselves over and for those who prefer to watch with bated breath, we enjoy the craziness. The last stop before returning to Knysna is at Plettenberg Bay, originally named Bahia Formosa, or beautiful bay. Its charm as a coastal resort is a seasonal drawcard for local and international travellers. We then return to Knysna and have dinner at a restaurant of your choice.

Day Four

Day Four – Destination Private Game Reserve
Mossel Bay, or “The Bay of Mussels”, is our first stop after the morning’s breakfast. Bartholomeus Dias arrived on its shores in 1488 and archaeological finds here date back more than 164 000 years. We explore the caves inhabited by the Khoisan, who also lived off the abundant marine life along the coast and then visit the Bartholomeus Dias Museum Complex. Leaving Mossel Bay and journeying south, we travel to the Garden Route Game Lodge & Reserve, where, soon after arrival, we enjoy a scenic 4×4 safari trip with a professional ranger. Dinner is a delicious African buffet in the beautiful game lodge.

Day Five

Day Five – Game Reserve with final destination being Cape Town
The day starts with an early morning 3 hour sunrise safari, know to offer some of the best viewings. On return to the Lodge, we enjoy a good breakfast before heading on down to Cape Town, stopping off in the coastal town of Hermanus, a protected bay which offers the perfect breeding grounds for Wales. There are several ideal vantage points from the meandering coastal trail where the Southern Right Whales breed and remain close to shore. To get an even closer view of the magnificent mammals we have the (recommended) option of enjoying a whale watching cruise. The next leg of our trip takes us to Stony Point Nature Reserve located in Betty’s Bay, the charming coastal town in the Overberg. We spend time observing the unique colony of African Penguins in their natural habitat via a dedicated boardwalk. Our final route is the coastal meander over Clarence Drive, a winding route of sea and cliffs along the Cape coastline en route to Cape Town, from which we enjoy an ocean sunset. The adventure-filled day concludes with our farewell in Cape Town.


From $1300 per person sharing
Minimum Four persons