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The Splendid Garden Route

This one-way tour takes you west from Port Elizabeth along the spectacular Garden Route to Cape Town. Designed for those short on time, you will spend just three nights on this tour but you will see all the main sights of the area.  Ask us about pre & post tour stays to help you make the best of your limited time in the region. 

  • Travel along the iconic Garden Route
  • Enjoy the amazing Alba dinner cruise 
  • Visit the intriguing nature wonder of the Cango Caves 
8 Nights
From £2500 Per Person

Excludes International Flights

The Splendid Garden Route
From £2500 Per Person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1-2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9

Day 1-2 : Port Elizabeth

Upon arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport you will be met by Pembury Tours and transferred to your hotel. You will enjoy free time here whilst staying at The Garden Court Kings Beach. This hotel is situated on the Port Elizabeth beachfront and presents an affordable and welcoming destination to visitors to one of South Africa’s largest historic coastal cities. The white sands of Kings Beach, sweeping views of Algoa Bay, and the famed Hobie Beach, are just some of the reasons guests return again and again to our Port Elizabeth hotel. Garden Court Kings Beach offers a choice of 280 tastefully appointed en-suite rooms, and great amenities including a fitness centre, conferencing facilities and the popular Mike’s Kitchen. Nearby attractions include Kragga Kamma Game Park, South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre, Red Location Museum, Kwantu Private Game Reserve, The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World, St George's Park and many other cultural, scenic and historical landmarks. 

2 Night stay in a double or twin room on a bed & breakfast basis at Garden Court Kings Beach.

Hotel: Garden Court Kings Beach

Day 3 : Port Elizabeth - Kynsna

Breakfast is included this morning. Today you will join your guided tour along the Garden Route with Springbok Atlas. 

Head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. Visit Tsitsikamma Park and Storms River Mouth. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure at the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Knysna. [D]

Day 4 : Knysna

Enjoy the shops and atmosphere of this quaint town before joining a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy a trailer ride to top of Western Head and walk back through Milkwood trees for lunch.

Overnight in Knysna. [BL]

Day 5 : Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, the centre of the world’s ostrich farming industry. You’ll visit an ostrich farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Late afternoon you will travel to your hotel in time to check in and relax before dinner (not included).

Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [BL]

Day 6 : Cape Town

Enjoy an early morning meerkat safari (optional, not included). Witness these incredible wild, habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the "Little Karoo" to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open.) Continue to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, where the journey ends on arrival.

Your tour concludes at the hotel, Southern Sun, The Cullinan Hotel. This award-winning hotel is located in one of Cape Town’s most sought after areas, within easy reach of the renowned Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Long Street and other popular landmarks. The hotel offers guests a choice of 394 superbly appointed en-suite rooms, each tastefully furnished and designed for maximum comfort. Classically styled and indulgent, yet incorporating world-class amenities with contemporary emphasis, Southern Sun The Cullinan is beautifully designed. The classical architecture of the building is reflected throughout the hotel, with high ceilings, a balconied mezzanine level, and soaring columns around the pool area. 

3 Night stay in a double or twin room on a bed & breakfast basis at Southern Sun, The Cullinan hotel in Cape Town.

Hotel: Southern Sun, The Cullinan Hotel

Day 7 : Cape Town

Breakfast at The Peach Tree Restaurant is included this morning. Day at leisure to explore Cape Town. 

Hotel: Southern Sun, The Cullinan Hotel

Day 8 : Cape Town

Breakfast at The Peach Tree Restaurant is included this morning. Today is at your leisure to explore the city, select a three-course fine dining lunch or dinner cruise in the Table Bay harbour for 2 people on The Alba Restaurant is included during your stay in Cape Town. It has been designed to be smooth & stable in the water, with floor to ceiling glass windows & air-conditioning, which will ensure a comfortable dining experience with exceptional views

Hotel: Southern Sun, The Cullinan Hotel

Day 9 : Cape Town

Breakfast at The Peach Tree Restaurant is included this morning.

Check out time is 11h00.

Magic Transfer will collect you from your hotel and transfer you to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight. (Flight not included).

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