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Magnificent Garden Route 2021 - 2022 - Cullinan Guided Journeys
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Magnificent Garden Route 2021 – 2022

Mountain Passes, Beautiful Beaches and Indigenous Forests
Cullinan Guided Journeys / Magnificent Garden Route 2021 – 2022

Magnificent Garden Route 2021 – 2022

From R12040

per person

Explore indigenous forests, ancient mountain passes and beautiful rugged beaches.

Discover the scenic Garden Route, one of South Africa’s most beautiful coastal regions.
From Cape Town travel via Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, through historic Swellendam to Mossel Bay.
Discover iconic sights like the Cango Caves and an ostrich show farm before heading down to Knysna via the Outeniqua Pass and travelling through George and the pretty holiday town of Wilderness.
Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna.
  • Departure
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Include
    1 dinner
    1 lunch
    3 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
    5 breakfasts
    3 dinners
    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 - Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth. [Breakfast] Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport. Distance travelled today: 274 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
  • Wine tasting in the scenic Schoemanshoek Valley, 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
  • All 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 12,250 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 13,350 per single person
  • 01/05/21 - 30/09/21
    • R 12,040 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 13,140 per single person
  • 2022 RATES valid :
  •  01/01/22 - 30/04/22 & 01/10/22 - 31/12/22
    • R 12,940 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 14,040 per single person
  • 01/05/22 - 30/09/22
    • R 12,615 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
    • R 13,795 per single person
  • Accommodation featured:
    • 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 1 night