4 Day Garden Route
The 4 day Garden route tour is a South African safari that starts from and ends up in Cape Town. This African safari holiday in South Africa visits a prestigious ostrich farm. There you’ll watch these large birds strut their soft, glamorous stuff.
About The 4 day Garden Route Tour
This South African safari package heads to the famous Cango Caves. The caves are known for the magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. It’s like a strange other world inside and quite captivating. You can choose to just step over the threshold while on this 4 day Garden route tour from Cape Town.
For the more adventurous one, you can venture further inside. Your 4 day Garden route tour then heads to Knysna. This town is well known for many things other than its natural beauty. There are arts and crafts community, cosmopolitan waterfront and its own oysters!
You’ll spend some time filling up your shopping bags before you proceed. The 4 day Garden route tour next stop will be the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Its forests, marshes and pristine beaches can be accessed by ferry.
You can view the imposing sandstone Knysna Heads and beyond. This alone makes the ride a worthy venture.
4 Day Garden Route Tour Highlights:
This 4 day Garden route tour package highlights focuses on great scenery, topography, nature walks, visiting an Ostrich farm and bird watching.
- Natural Features including Stalagnites
- Beautiful Scenery, topography and landscape
- Nature walk
- Ostrich farm visit
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird watching
There will be a considerable slow down at Hermanus and Swellendam. These areas are renowned for their land-based whale watching. The 4 day South African safari tour departs every Tuesday.
4 day Garden Route Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Route 62 and Oudtshoorn
4 day Garden Route tour adventure leave at about 08h00 from your hotel in Cape Town. You will head north via the Du Toit’s Kloof Mountain pass on our first League of the journey. The journey takes you from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn the Ostrich capital of the world.
The R62 is known as the longest wine route in the world. It takes you through the beautiful towns of Robertson, Montagu and Ladysmith. En-route your 4 day Garden Route tour adventure stops for some wine tasting and lunch.
The journey takes you through the Little Karoo. Here you'll observe the scenery changing from lush greens to brown semi-desert areas. This will be a day of surprises. Your 4 day Garden Route tour adventure will arrive at Hotel in Oudtshoorn. It is here where you will overnight.
Oudtshoorn is the commercial hub of the Klein Karoo and the ostrich capital of the world. Here ostriches are found in great numbers. The region produces the best feathers, leather products and ostrich meat worldwide.
Day 2: Garden Route – Knysna
After breakfast your 4 days Garden Route tour visits the world famous Cango Caves. Here you will take a guided tour full of fascinating things to see.
From the Caves you travel to an Ostrich farm on the other end of Oudtshoorn. You will receive a tour of a working Ostrich farm and possibly have the opportunity to ride an ostrich. You are here to also learn more about ostrich breeding habits. You will hear about the bygone days when Oudtshoorn was in the midsts of the 1920’s ostrich feather boom.
The 4 days Garden Route tour adventure travels over the Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. As you pass over mountain passes you will see how the scenery changes. This is when you understand why the area is known as the Garden Route.
You will arrive at the Knysna Quays Hotel in Knysna, where we overnight.
Day 3: Garden Route – Titsikama National Park
Today after breakfast your, 4 days Garden Route tour adventure visit Natures Valley. The destination is Tsitsikamma nature reserve and Plettenberg bay.
Tsitsikamma is a khoi word meaning “place of abundant or sparkling water”. The region stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to Eerste Rivier in the east. It is bordered on the north by the imposing Tsitsikamma Mountains and in the south by the Indian Ocean.
Arguably it is the most beautiful part of the Garden Route in South Africa. Nature’s Valley is unique. It lies nestled in the Tsitsikamma National Park coastal forest. This is the only residential area within a South African National Park.
Southern Cape Bushbuck, Bushpigs, and wild birds can frequently be seen. This is in the gardens of Nature’s Valley village. The area is covered in large tracts of indigenous forest, commercial plantation and Fynbos. Deep river gorges cleft the plateau as they make their way down to the sea. This creates spectacular waterfalls and deep kloofs.
Late afternoon your 4 Day Garden Route tour adventure returns to Knysna Quays Hotel. It is here where we will overnight.
About Titsikama National Park
The Tsitsikamma National Park forms a section of the Garden Route National Park. It is at the heart of the picturesque tourist region known as the Garden Route. This is found in the Southern Cape of South Africa.
Tsitsikamma is a Khoisan word. They were the original inhabitants of the area. This word means a place of much water.
Approximately 30% of the park is covered in fynbos (Cape Floral Kingdom). They are scattered amongst the forest vegetation. It boasts a wide variety of beautiful flowers, including proteas and heath.
Cormorants, Kelp Gulls and African Black Oystercatchers are prominent along the coastline. Pied and Giant Kingfishers can both be seen hunting fish at tidal pools. They may also be seen in the rivers that drain into the Indian Ocean.
More inconspicuous, but also inhabiting these rivers are Half-collared Kingfisher and African Finfoot. The Tsitsikamma Forest is the haunt of the Knysna Loerie.
Other forest species to watch or listen for include Emerald Cuckoo and Narina Trogon. We also have Knysna and Olive Woodpecker, Chorister Robin and Grey Cuckooshrike.
Day 4: Garden Route to Cape Town
After a breakfast your 4 Day Garden Route tour adventure makes a detour of Knysna heads. You will spend some free time at the Knysna waterfront.
Later you will make your way to Mossel Bay where we visit the Post Office Tree. There is also the Diaz museum where early pioneers left mail for the homebound ships to Europe.
4 Day Garden Route tour adventure travels via the rolling hills. This is off Swellendam en-route to Cape Town to arrive in Cape Town at about 17h00
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4 Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town Costs:
What is included in the 4 Day Garden Route Tour Cost?
- All road transfers as per the itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Transportation in an air-conditioned mini bus
- Professional guides that escort the tour
- 3 nights’ accommodation in midrange accommodation in the itinerary
- Meals as per the program
- Hotel porterage fees
4 Day Garden Route Tour Price excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
What to Carry on the 4 Days Garden Route Tour
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes
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