Round trip from Cape Town

 

 

 

This 4 day round trip from Cape Town to the Garden Route and back includes a visit to the Klein Karoo as well as other well-known places along the way.

Duration: 4 day private tour round trip

Included: Jeffreys Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Hermanus, Cape Agulhas

Sights:  Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Bloukrans Bungy, Natures Valley Hike, Stormsriver mouth, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Knysna Heads, Braai (barbeque) at De Denne

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DAY 1: CAPE TOWN – OUDTSHOORN
An early round trip start along the N1 out of Cape Town will take in the Huegenot Tunnel, the Breede River Valley including Robertson and Montague, and route 62. Along the way stops at the iconic Ronnie’s Sex Shop, Diesel and Crème for the world’s best milkshakes or wine tasting in Robertson are all options. We should reach Oudtshoorn in the early afternoon, and we go straight to the world famous Cango Caves for an hour tour. We arrive at our farm stay De Denne in time to catch a glorious Karoo sunset. Tonight we are treated to a traditional braai with Ostrich steaks.
DAY 2: OUDTSHOORN – PLETTENBERG BAY
After breakfast, we visit the working ostrich farm at Highgate. Continuing on our round trip tour, we cross over the Outeniqua mountains towards the Garden Route, we are treated to first spectacular views of the pass before the topography changes. Now its all verdant hills, exquisite lakes and breathtaking beaches all the way to Plettenberg Bay. A walk on Sedgefield or Wilderness Beach, a kayaking stop in Wilderness, visiting the Knysna Heads for a view of the lagoon, a walk in the forest at the Garden of Eden… you will probably only reach your guest house on the beach in Plettenberg Bay by sunset. You guide will take you through you options today, there is a lot to see and it all depends on your activity level!
DAY 3: GARDEN ROUTE AREA, OVERNIGHT PLETTENBERG BAY
We include a visit to the Tsitsikamma National Park for a walk to the Storms River mouth, as well as entrance to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. Optionally you can also go visit the big cat sanctuary at Jukani, the Elephant Sanctuary, the world’s highest bungy jumping bridge, or opt to go for a glorious hike at the Robberg Peninsula or at Natures Valley. The area also offers wine tasting, wonderful farmers markets should our trip fall on a Saturday, and of course the beach at Plett itself is unforgettable.
DAY 4: PLETTENBERG BAY – CAPE TOWN
Your final stretch of the round trip to Cape Town will follow the N2. One can either drive back and along the way visit the Diaz Museum in Mossel Bay, or go for a day safari at Botlierskop. We can slightly lengthen the trip on client request to still take in the southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhus, but this would probably require an extra night stay or a very late arrival in Cape Town. Alternatively, we can have a late start and your guide can drop you at George Airport, for a much shorter journey back to Cape Town (or onward to Johannesburg should this be preferable).