7 Day Garden Route Overland
Leaving the mother city of Cape Town behind us on day 1, we drive to the famous town of Stellenbosch, known worldwide for its quality wines, spectacular beauty, oak trees and historical buildings. Here we will have time to explore the town and sample some excellent wine from one of the local wine farms. Afterwards we will drive to the Cheetah Breeding Centre to experience these animals up close and personal. On clear days the magnificent mountain scenery makes for a memorable first day. On arrival at our accommodation for the night, your guides will brief you on what to expect from the days ahead.
On day 2 we travel along the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and, time permitting, stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub. We take a guided tour of the Cango Caves, which have some of the most impressive limestone caverns and the different formations are quite astonishing. You will have the opportunity to visit an Ostrich farm later in the afternoon. Tonight we stay in Oudtshoorn.
We cross over the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. Your afternoon is free to explore Knysna, one of South Africa’s most popular seaside towns. (Optional Activities – Elephant Encounter, Township Tour, Monkey town, Birds of Eden, lagoon cruise). Continuing to the Eastern Cape, we enter Addo Elephant National Park, which is home to many of Africa’s big game. Our truck gives us an elevated view on our game drive this afternoon, particularly for those photographic enthusiasts amongst us. Optional Activities: Night game drive with SANP.
After an early morning game drive in Addo we depart the National Park and drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where our tour will end.