A classic tour of the Garden Route starting in Cape Town and ending in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. You take in all the highlights from the evocative, sepia-tinged landscapes of the Karoo to jewel bright greens and blues of the forests and lagoons.

Day 1: Mossel Bay

After an early morning departure from Cape Town travel through the picturesque Sir Lowry’s Pass, surrounded by magnificent mountains. Stop for coffee and a short rest at a farm stall at the top of Sir Lowry’s pass. The journey continues through Caledon, Napier and Bredasdorp on your way to Cape Agulhas. You will spend some time at the Cape Agulhas lighthouse before departing for lunch in Swellendam. Thereafter continue onward to Mossel Bay for your overnight stay.

Day 2: Oudtshoorn

Depart Mossel Bay after a leisurely breakfast via the scenic Robinson Pass. Continue 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, followed by a wine tasting at a local wine estate before enjoying a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages.

Day 3: Knysna Central

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks such as 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, 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 under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Day 4: Knysna Central

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.

Day 5: 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 Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). The Tsitsikamma 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.

Departure Day

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, after which the tour ends. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:Single Add:
11 Jan 202116 Jan 2021 R16250 R2230
25 Jan 202130 Jan 2021 R16250 R2230
08 Feb 202113 Feb 2021 R16250 R2230
15 Feb 202120 Feb 2021 R16250 R2230
22 Feb 202127 Feb 2021 R16250 R2230
01 Mar 202106 Mar 2021 R16250 R2230
08 Mar 202113 Mar 2021 R16250 R2230
15 Mar 202120 Mar 2021 R16250 R2230
22 Mar 202127 Mar 2021 R16250 R2230
29 Mar 202103 Apr 2021 R16250 R2230
05 Apr 202110 Apr 2021 R16250 R2230
12 Apr 202117 Apr 2021 R16250 R2230
26 Apr 202101 May 2021 R16250 R2230
10 May 202115 May 2021 R15840 R2120
24 May 202129 May 2021 R15840 R2120
14 Jun 202119 Jun 2021 R15840 R2120
05 Jul 202110 Jul 2021 R15840 R2120
19 Jul 202124 Jul 2021 R15840 R2120
02 Aug 202107 Aug 2021 R15840 R2120
16 Aug 202121 Aug 2021 R15840 R2120
30 Aug 202104 Sep 2021 R15840 R2120
13 Sep 202118 Sep 2021 R15840 R2120
20 Sep 202125 Sep 2021 R15840 R2120
27 Sep 202102 Oct 2021 R16250 R2230
04 Oct 202109 Oct 2021 R16250 R2230
11 Oct 202116 Oct 2021 R16250 R2230
18 Oct 202123 Oct 2021 R16250 R2230
25 Oct 202130 Oct 2021 R16250 R2230
01 Nov 202106 Nov 2021 R16250 R2230
08 Nov 202113 Nov 2021 R16250 R2230
15 Nov 202120 Nov 2021 R16250 R2230
22 Nov 202127 Nov 2021 R16250 R2230
29 Nov 202104 Dec 2021 R16250 R2230
06 Dec 202111 Dec 2021 R16250 R2230
13 Dec 202118 Dec 2021 R16250 R2230

Price Includes:

5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, accommodation, porterage, transportation, sightseeing as specified.

Price Excludes:

Visas, travel insurance, flights, tips, drinks, optional activities and items of a personal nature.

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Covid-19 Flexible Booking – Springbok Atlas

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Refund Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID-19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full refund up to 48 hours before your trip date should you experience COVID-19 related travel issues. You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts travel, which has a direct causal impact on the guest’s travel plans.
• Travel restrictions on the destination(s) are imposed by the guest’s country of residence.
• The destination(s) fall under official government sanctioned lockdown.
• The destination(s) close their borders to all international travellers, or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled, with no viable alternative routing available to reach your destination in Africa.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.

Covid-19 Flexible Booking – Springbok Atlas

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Refund Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID-19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full refund up to 48 hours before your trip date should you experience COVID-19 related travel issues. You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts travel, which has a direct causal impact on the guest’s travel plans.
• Travel restrictions on the destination(s) are imposed by the guest’s country of residence.
• The destination(s) fall under official government sanctioned lockdown.
• The destination(s) close their borders to all international travellers, or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled, with no viable alternative routing available to reach your destination in Africa.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.