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.

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13 Sep 202118 Sep 2021 R15840 R2120
20 Sep 202125 Sep 2021 R15840 R2120
27 Sep 202102 Oct 2021 R15840 R2120
04 Oct 202109 Oct 2021 R16250 R2230
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18 Oct 202123 Oct 2021 R16250 R2230
25 Oct 202130 Oct 2021 R16250 R2230
01 Nov 202106 Nov 2021 R16250 R2230
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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
10 Jan 202215 Jan 2022 R17110 R2230
24 Jan 202229 Jan 2022 R17110 R2230
07 Feb 202212 Feb 2022 R17110 R2230
14 Feb 202219 Feb 2022 R17110 R2230
21 Feb 202226 Feb 2022 R17110 R2230
28 Feb 202205 Mar 2022 R17110 R2230
07 Mar 202212 Mar 2022 R17110 R2230
14 Mar 202219 Mar 2022 R17110 R2230
21 Mar 202226 Mar 2022 R17110 R2230
28 Mar 202202 Apr 2022 R17110 R2230
04 Apr 202209 Apr 2022 R17110 R2230
11 Apr 202216 Apr 2022 R17110 R2230
25 Apr 202230 Apr 2022 R17110 R2230
09 May 202214 May 2022 R16640 R2120
23 May 202228 May 2022 R16640 R2120
13 Jun 202218 Jun 2022 R16640 R2120
04 Jul 202209 Jul 2022 R16640 R2120
18 Jul 202223 Jul 2022 R16640 R2120
01 Aug 202206 Aug 2022 R16640 R2120
15 Aug 202220 Aug 2022 R16640 R2120
29 Aug 202203 Sep 2022 R16640 R2120
12 Sep 202217 Sep 2022 R16640 R2120
19 Sep 202224 Sep 2022 R16640 R2120
26 Sep 202201 Oct 2022 R16640 R2120
03 Oct 202208 Oct 2022 R17110 R2230
10 Oct 202215 Oct 2022 R17110 R2230
17 Oct 202222 Oct 2022 R17110 R2230
24 Oct 202229 Oct 2022 R17110 R2230
31 Oct 202205 Nov 2022 R17110 R2230
07 Nov 202212 Nov 2022 R17110 R2230
14 Nov 202219 Nov 2022 R17110 R2230
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28 Nov 202203 Dec 2022 R17110 R2230
05 Dec 202210 Dec 2022 R17110 R2230
12 Dec 202217 Dec 2022 R17110 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.