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Garden Route Uncovered 2020 - Cullinan Guided Journeys
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Garden Route Uncovered 2020

Scenic Discoveries From Oudtshoorn to Knysna

Garden Route Uncovered 2020

From R12270

per person

Discover scenic mountain passes and explore a rugged coastline known for its beaches and indigenous forests.

Experience the beauty of the garden Route, South Africa’s most scenic coastal region.
From Port Elizabeth through to Cape Town. Head westwards towards Knysna and enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Travel via Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn and discover iconic sights like the Cango Caves and a working Ostrich Farm. Travel onwards through the ‘little Karoo’ via the Spa town of Montague before arriving in Cape Town.

  • Departure
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Include
    2 lunches
    1 dinner
    3 breakfasts
    Professional English-speaking Guide
  • Not Included
    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
    1 lunch
    5 breakfasts
    3 dinners
    Entry Fees

Day 1: Sunday - Port Elizabeth - Knysna

Head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. Visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the town. Overnight in Knysna. [Dinner] Distance travelled today: 360 kms

Day 2: Monday - Knysna

After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where we 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: 15 kms

Day 3: Tuesday - Knysna - Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’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. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Lunch] Distance travelled today: 210 kms

Day 4: Wednesday - Oudtshoorn - Cape Town

There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. 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, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue straight through to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. (The tour will travel via Franschhoek, if there are guests booked on the Franschhoek option). [Breakfast] Distance travelled today: 468 kms

2020 English Departures

  • January - 12, 19, 26
  • February - 2, 9, 16, 23
  • March - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • April - 5, 12, 19, 26
  • May - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • June - 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July - 5, 12, 19, 26
  • August - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • September - 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October - 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December - 6, 13, 20

2020 German Departures

  • January - 12
  • February - 9
  • March - 8
  • April - 12
  • May - 10
  • June - 14
  • July - 12
  • August - 9
  • September - 13
  • October - 11
  • November - 8
  • December - 13
  • All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates.
  • Minimum 2 Guests, Maximum 18 Guests
  • Departures will not be operational on 8, 15 & 22 December 2019

2020 Rates

  • RATES valid 01/01/20 - 30/04/20 & 01/09/20 - 31/12/20
    • R 12,510 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 13,410 per single person
  • RATES valid 01/05/20 - 31/08/20
    • R 12,270 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 13,170 per single person
  • Accommodation used:
    • Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar x 2 nights
    • Hlangana Lodge (standard room) or similar x 1 night