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Garden Route Splendour 2021 – 2022

South Africa's Most Scenic Coastal Route
Cullinan Guided Journeys / Garden Route Splendour 2021 – 2022

Garden Route Splendour 2021 – 2022

From R15840

per person

Experience the beauty of the Garden Route.

Travel through picturesque scenery to explore off- the- beaten track villages in the Klein Karoo and the charming towns.
Travel from Cape Town via Cape Agulhas, the Southernmost tip of Africa to Mossel Bay. Discover iconic sights like the Cango Caves and a working ostrich show farm before heading down to Knysna via the Outeniqua Pass.
Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed nature Reserve and visit some of the prime wildlife sanctuaries in the area. Travel onwards towards Tsitsikamma National Park for an exploration
into indigenous forests and rocky coastline.
  • Departure
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Include
    1 dinner
    1 lunch
    5 breakfasts
  • Not Included
    Guided tours of the Company Gardens and the Arderne Gardens
    3 x Mittagessen
    13 x Fruhstuck
    6 x Fruhstuck
    5 x Fruhstuck
    2 x Mittagessen
    1 x Abendessen
    4 x Abendessen
    1 x Mittagessen
    11 x Fruhstuck
    Besichtigungen laut Reiseplan
    3 x Fruhstuck
    3 x Abendessen
    2 x craft beer tastings and brewery tours
    1 wine tasting at Buitenverwachting Wine Estate
    Kliptown Open Air Museum
    11 breakfasts
    1 x cheese & wine pairing
    1 wine tasting and a BBQ (Braai) lunch)
    2 x Craft Beer Tastings & a Beach BBQ (Braai) dinner
    Boulders Beach
    1 wine tasting of five wines at Groot Constantia Wine Estate
    Visit to V&A Waterfront
    Muizenberg Beach
    Table Mountain (excludes the cost of the Cable Way ticket & weather permitting)
    USB charging ports onboard vehicle
    Wifi onboard vehicle
    1 wine tasting and a 2 course winelands lunch
    Entrance to the Franschhoek Motor Museum
    Surface Tour at the Cullinan Diamond Mine
    Professional English Commentary only
    2nd Wine Tasting (time permitting)
    Shore-based Whale Experience
    Carlton Centre
    Entrance into Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein
    Hector Peterson Memorial site (photo opportunity only)
    Lilliesleaf Farm
    Entrance to Sun City Resort
    Closed vehicle game drive in PIlanesburg Game Reserve
    Visit to Paul Kruger House
    Visit the Voortrekker Monument
    Visit the Apartheid Museum
    Visit to Hector Peterson Memorial
    Regina Mundi Church
    Visit to Constitution Hill
    Return transfer from main Sandton / Rosebank Hotels
    Entrance fees: God’s Window, Three Rondawels and Bourkes Luck Potholes
    Bottled water
    Kruger National Park Conservation Fees
    Return transfers from central Hazyview Hotels
    Entrance fee in to Addo Elephant National Park
    Closed vehicle game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
    Electric mountain bikes, helmets & water bottles
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    1x wine-tasting at Stellenbosch Wine Estate
    Cape Point Nature Reserve
    3 x wine tastings and 1 x cellar tour
    Estate is closed on Sundays, a visit to the Stoney Point Penguin Colony will be included instead.
    1 x wine-tasting at Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate
    Welcome drink on arrival
    English-speaking game ranger
    2 -3 hour open vehicle game drive
    Guided tours at Zeits MOCCA and the Norval Foundation
    Guided tours of Company Gardens and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    3 x gin tastings
    2 hour cruise accompanied by marine biologists
    Chocolate and wine pairing
    Cloete Cellar
    Cape Dutch Manor House at Groot Constantia
    Groot Constantia Wine Estate
    Entrance fees for guided tour of the Heart Museum
    2 x wine tastings
    Passage on the wine tram
    Entrance to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market and Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill
    Interactive djembe drumming session and set menu dinner
    Return transfers to / from Cape Town City Center Hotels with English driver only
    High tea buffet
    An accredited fully licensed guide and use of riding gear
    1 x craft beer or 1 x wine tasting
    Return transfers to / from Cape Town City Centre Hotels
    National Park permits
    2 wine tastings
    Interactive Djembe drumming session & set menu dinner
    Show, 4-course dinner and a glass of sparkling wine
    Riding gear
    1 craft beer tasting or 1 wine tasting
    Kruger National Park Conservation Fees
    Complimentary collection service from select hotels*
    Return transfers from Port Elizabeth city centre hotels
    Full board at Chobe only
    4 breakfasts
    Return airfare ex Johannesburg
    14 breakfasts
    3 lunches
    13 breakfasts
    4 dinners
    10 breakfasts
    2 dinners
    2 breakfasts
    6 breakfasts
    2 lunches
    3 dinners
    3 breakfasts
    Entry Fees
    Professional English-speaking Guide

Day 1: Monday - Cape Town - Mossel Bay

After an early morning departure from Cape Town, we’ll travel along Sir Lowry’s Pass, with its magnificent views from the top, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Our journey continues to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area has largely been untouched and unexplored with its rugged coast line being the graveyard for many a ship. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is considered the icon that signifies the tip of Africa. After this thrilling experience, we continue via historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, to Mossel Bay, from where the Garden Route extends to the Storms River in the east. Overnight in Mossel Bay. Distance travelled today: 507 kms             

Day 2: Tuesday - Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn

After breakfast we continue our journey to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Dinner] Distance travelled today: 155 kms

Day 3: Wednesday - Oudtshoorn - Knysna

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch] Distance travelled today: 134 kms 

Day 4: Thursday - Knysna

Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). Afterwards you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast] Distance travelled today: 110 kms 

Day 5: Friday - Knysna - Tsitsikamma

Travel to Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of the Garden Route, before visiting Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. The sanctuary was developed to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds. Our journey continues to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world, currently offering the highest commercially operated Bungy Jump in the world. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys covered in mountain Fynbos and temperate high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea. Overnight in the Tsitsikamma area. [Breakfast] Distance travelled today: 100 kms 

Day 6: Saturday - Tsitsikamma - Port Elizabeth

Head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city” with a wonderful climate. Enjoy a city orientation tour of Port Elizabeth, where the tour ends on arrival. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport. [Breakfast] Distance travelled today: 185 kms 

2021 English Departure Dates

  • January - 11, 25
  • February - 8, 15, 22
  • March - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • April - 5, 12, 26
  • May - 10, 24
  • June - 14
  • July - 5, 19
  • August - 2, 16, 30
  • September - 13, 20, 27
  • October - 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December - 6, 13

2022 English Departure Dates

  • January - 10, 24
  • February - 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March - 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April - 4, 11, 25
  • May - 9, 23
  • June - 13
  • July - 4, 18
  • August - 1, 15, 29
  • September - 12, 19, 26
  • October - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November - 7, 14, 21, 28
  • December - 5, 12

Tour Highlights:

    • Visit Dassiesfontein farmstall, packed with locally produced products from the Overberg region
    • Visit to Cape Agulhas (the southernmost tip of Africa)
    • Visit to Cape St Blaize Cave in Mossel Bay, site of one of South Africa’s oldest archaeological excavations, and known as the Cradle of Human Culture
    • Guided tour of the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
    • Wine tasting in the scenic Schoemanshoek Valley, outside Oudtshoorn
    • Guided tour of a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
    • Lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna
    • Enjoy a leisurely walk or swim along the pristine Buffalo Bay Beach in the Goukamma Nature Reserve
    • Visit to the Big Tree set in the lush, green indigenous forest
    • Visit to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary & Birds of Eden Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay
    • Bloukrans Bridge near Nature's Valley (highest single span arch bridge in the world & the world’s highest bridge bungy)
    • Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park and scenic Storms River Mouth
  • All tour departures are in English commentary
  • This Small Group Tour requires a minimum of 2 Guests to operate and will not exceed a maximum of 18 Guests
  • Transport will be in a Cullinan Guided Journeys branded vehicle with 2-8 guests travelling in a 13 seater vehicle, 9-11 guests in a 15 seater vehicle and 12-18 guests in a coach

2021 RATES valid :

  • 01/01/21 - 30/04/21 & 01/10/21 - 31/12/21
    • R 16,250 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 18,480 per single person
  • 01/05/21 - 30/09/21
    • R 15,840 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 17,960 per single person

2022 RATES valid :

  • 01/01/22 - 30/04/22 & 01/10/22 - 31/12/22
    • R 17,110 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 19,340 per single person
  • 01/05/22 - 30/09/22
    • R 16,640 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 18,760 per single person
  • Accommodation included:
    • Diaz Hotel & Resort in Mossel Bay or similar x 1 night
    • La Plume Boutique Guest House in Oudtshoorn or similar x 1 night
    • Rex Hotel in Knysna or similar x 2 nights
    • Tsitsikamma Village Inn in Storms River or similar x 1 night