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3 Day Private Garden Route Tours

The 3 day Private Garden Route tours require a minimum of 2 persons. The tour starts and end in Cape Town and is privately run just for your group or family. On this short Garden Route tour we overnight in the towns of Knysna and Oudtshoorn. A safari option can be included and you select your own departure date and attractions and pay for these as you choose. The Private 3 day tours usually start around 8 am with pickups from anywhere within Cape Town and you can expect to be back at your hotel during the late afternoon or early evening hours on the final day. Personalised tour times may be arranged if needed.

3 day private garden route tours visit Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world
3 Star Double / Twin Room, per person sharing 
R 7200 pp
3 Star Single Room, per person
R 7600 pp
Children rates apply. Please note when enquiring  
Discounts are available for larger groups or families  
Tours with 2 guests may take place in sedan-type vehicles  
Personal changes to tours could affect the rate  
Qualified Driver Guide / Air-Con. Vehicle / Fuel / Toll Fees  
3 Star Accommodation with breakfasts  
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Day 1 (roughly 490 km, 5hr drive)

3 Day Private Garden Route Tours start from Cape Town and cross the Helderberg Mountain Range at Sir Lowry's pass. We pass Elgin and Grabouw, the apple producing areas where the popular Appletizer soft drink was born. The drive through the rolling wheatlands of the Overberg will bring us to historical Swellendam - one of the oldest towns in South Africa - and Albertinia, leading Aloe producing town which is home to the world's largest Aloe statue. We pass Mossel Bay, George and Wilderness with very scenic viewpoints to arrive in Knysna for the night's stay.

Stops of interest along the way:
Mini Safari - 2/3 hr optional game drive on a private game reserve (for your account).
Mossel Bay - An optional visit to The Post Office Tree and Dias Museum complex (no charge).
Lion Walk - Walk with hand-reared lions in a free-roaming environment (for your account).
Albertinia - Stop at the Aloe Factory Shop with the world's largest Aloe statue (no charge).
Knysna Boat Cruise - Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the popular Knysna lagoon (for your account).

Safaris, boat rides, lion walk or museums are available


Day 2 (roughly 200 km, 2.5 hr drive)

After breakfast we do a quick exploration of Knysna, the heart of The Garden Route. We drive up the Knysna Heads (cliffs) for a dramatic view over the town and Indian Ocean. Guests have the opportunity to do elephant feeding encounters and take a stroll through the Garden Route forests at Garden of Eden. Guests who prefer the more adventurous activities may request a visit to Bloukrans Bungy Bridge or hiking in Tsitsikamma Park. From here we head over The Outeniqua Mountains to Oudtshoorn - The Ostrich Capital of the world. Here we will settle in for the night.

Stops of interest along the way:
Knysna Heads - View the town and Indian Ocean from The Knysna cliffs (no charge).
Elephant Encounters - Enjoy a stroll with some elephants while feeding them fruits (for your account).
Garden of Eden - A short, relaxing walk through the forests of The Garden Route (no charge).
Cango Caves - A guided tour of incredible rock formations, stalactites and stalacmites (for your account).
Ostrich Show Farm - Experience the daily lives of ostriches, their habits and mysteries
(no charge).

Elephants, hiking or Cango Caves can be done on the second day of our 3 day garden route tours

Day 3 (roughly 450 km, 5hr drive)

Today we wake up in The Klein Karoo. An optional, natural Meerkat Encounter can be requested which takes place very early during the sunrise hours. The Cango Wildlife Ranch is also available where many types of animal viewing and interaction takes place. We leave Oudtshoorn for Cape Town via Barrydale, Montagu and the Huguenot Tunnel at Du Toit's Kloof Pass - the longest underground tunnel in South Africa to arrive back in Cape Town in the late afternoon or early evening.

Stops of interest along the way:
Meerkat Adventures
- Witness a Meerkat family wake up and prepare for the day (for your account).
Cango Wildlife Ranch - View and interact with many different types of animals (for your account).
Route 62 - We take South Africa's most popular country road back to Cape Town.
Ronnie's Sex Shop - Visit this famous farm stall with an entertaining story behind the name (no charge).
End of tour - We arrive back in Cape Town and you are dropped at your accommodation.

Enjoy wildlife, adventure or scenery along the way back from our 3 day garden route tours

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