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8 DAY WONDERS OF THE GARDEN ROUTE - 8 Days

8 Day Wonders of the Garden Route
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The Garden Route offers the finest scenery, ocean sunsets and tropical forests from the Big 5 in the Addo Elephant National Park to the iconic Cape Town. Let the beauty of this unique area unfold before your eyes. 8 days Garden route.We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. Most of them have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.

Overview

  • DEPARTURE: This tour departs From Port Elizabeth International Airport
  • COUNTRY(‘S): South Africa
  • TOUR CODE: 8A-WDR-GRT-1
  • RETURN: To Cape Town Airport
  • PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 24 Travelers per group
  • STYLE: Accommodated
  • MEALS: BB: Breakfast and D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4x4/ SUV
  • 4 - 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose-built trailer.
  • 8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24-Seater.

Day 1
Port Elizabeth International Airportto The Kelway Hotel 4.1km

Accommodation:The Kelway Hotel, Port Elizabeth / Similar

On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure in the “friendly” city by the sea to participate in optional activities or enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the beach.

Meals & Drinks:

Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)

Beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Overnight: The Kelway Hotel

The Kelway Hotel Port Elizabeth is perfectly positioned for business & leisure travellers seeking central accommodation in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The hotel is situated just a few minutes from the airport, and within walking distance to popular tourist attractions and swimming beaches of Port Elizabeth.

This multi graded 3 & 4 star timber structured hotel was built in 2004 & offers 63 en - suite rooms, conference facilities, secure parking & restaurant where breakfast, lunch or dinner can be enjoyed, making it one of the most popular hotels in South Africa.

Day 2
ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

Accommodation: Addo Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge, Greater Addo/ Similar

Today we will explore Route 67 on a walking tour, which consist of a series of public art works celebrating the 67 years of public service of the freedom icon, Nelson Mandela, fondly known as Tata Madiba. In the early afternoon, you will be transferred to Addo National Park. A benchmark conservation success, the park offers a unique wildlife habitat, famous for the Addo elephants and the remaining population of the flightless dung beetle. We spend the afternoon on a game drive in our tour vehicle, in search of elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. Additional game drives conducted in open game-viewer vehicles are available at an extra expense. An evening spent at the floodlit waterhole allows us to watch the nocturnal animals and listen to their calls.

Meals and Drinks

Breakfast (Breakfast & lunch not included)

Beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Overnight: Addo Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge

Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris, is an intimate lodge, built alongside the waterhole frequented by our resident elephants and other wildlife. There are 10 spacious timber-and-canvas units on platforms with wonderful views. Luxuriously furnished, all are en suite with inside and outside showers and spa tub. Evenings can be spent around the campfire. It is only 1.5 hr scenic drive from Port Elizabeth and there is also a 1200 m airstrip. In the Zuurberg Mountains it is malaria-free.

Activities include Meet our Elephants where one can walk, feed and learn about them with amazing photographic opportunities, game drives, nature walks and visit historical sites.

Full-day and half-day tours to Addo Elephant National Park can be arranged.

Day 3
DAY 3 -5: TSITSIKAMMA, SOUTH AFRICA

Accommodation: Mooiplaas Guest House, Oudtshoorn

After visiting ‘The Heads’ in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon, we will enjoy an interactive and educational oyster tasting experience. We continue our journey, travelling over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Little Karoo arriving in the town of Oudtshoorn. We take a trip to the famous Cango Caves, with their impressive ancient stalagmites and stalactites before overnighting in the ostrich capital of the world.

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast (Dinner& lunch not included)

Beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Overnight: Mooiplaas Guest House

Mooiplaas Guesthouse, you can relax, unwind and enjoy yourself in the comfort of our stylish and luxurious 4 star accommodation and experience something different, an authentic and unique farm stay. Soak up the family friendly atmosphere while enjoying the peace of wide open spaces and big open skies of the Klein Karoo.

When you arrive at Mooiplaas Guesthouse, you will be greeted with a refreshing welcome drink, explained what to do and where to go to on your stay in the Klein Karoo.

The rooms are elegantly decorated and equipped with all the necessary items to make you feel extra special. At night we light up the evening atmosphere with an unique barbecue dinner and afterwards, you can join the stargazing session done by one of our local guides( at an extra cost). Returning back in your room, you will find two bottles of free water and a night cap of the local port to enjoy before you drift off!

We delight in spoiling our guests - no request is too much effort for us!

Our dining room offers fine local cuisine and serves a full breakfast (included in the rate), four course set dinner menu and an open bar. Find out more about our traditional Klein Karoo cuisine and check out our favorite recipes!

Day 4
DAY 6 & 7: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Accommodation: Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town

En-route to Cape Town, we visit the pretty university town of Stellenbosch, for wine tasting and a cellar tour. Once in Cape Town the afternoon is at leisure, enjoy sundowners at one of the fabulous beaches or indulge in some last minute shopping at the V&A Waterfront. The next day we get to explore the many attractions the ‘Mother City’ has to offer on our Cape Point tour.

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast (Dinner& lunch not included)

Beer and wine (Other drinks not included

Overnight: Townhouse Hotel

This exceptionally intimate and individualized 4-star hotel is ideally set in a surprisingly tranquil corner of the city center, adjacent to the historic, oak-lined avenues of the famed Dutch East India Company Gardens. The hotel offers a range 107 beautifully designed rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art conference center and an onsite restaurant offering an unforgettable fine dining experience with a gourmet menu showcasing some unique South African dishes prepared by a renowned Michelin-trained chef.

Day 5
DAY 8: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Spend the final day at leisure. Weather dependent there is the chance to take the cable car up Table Mountain (own expense) and enjoy one last view of the Cape of Good Hope before your transfer to the airport.

Meals & Drinks:

• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

• Non-alcoholic drinks

8 Day Wonders of the Garden Route

The Kelway Hotel, Port Elizabeth, D,B&B, 1 Nights

 

8 Day Wonders of the Garden Route

Addo Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge, Greater Addo, D,B&B, 1 Nights

8 Day Wonders of the Garden Route

Mooiplaas Guest House, Oudtshoorn, DB&B, 3 Nights

8 Day Wonders of the Garden Route

Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town, DB&B, 2 Nights

INCLUDE

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client

EXCLUDE

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

 

Accommodation Destination Basis Duration
The Kelway Hotel Port Elizabeth D,B&B 1 Night
Addo Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge Greater Addo D,B&B 1 Night
Mooiplaas Guest House Oudtshoorn D,B&B 3 Nights
Townhouse Hotel Cape Town D,B&B 2 Nights

 

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Price From USD$1,895/person
1,895
Total $ 3,790 USD