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Garden Route Splendour

Travel along the breathtaking Garden Route and discover some of the best natural trails, lagoons, lakes and lush vistas on this 4-day tour. Stop by charming villages and learn more about the history and geography of this region.

 

Tour Nights

  • Knysna: 2 nights
  • Oudtshoorn: 1 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWSA08
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourGroup Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park and scenic Storms River Mouth
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner at a delightful lagoon side restaurant in Knysna
  • Immersive journey into the mythical Knysna Forests, discovering the legends build around woodcutters, elephants and steam trains 
  • Guided tour of the Cango Caves and a guided tour of a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
  • Visit a rural farm school in the Barrydale area with the opportunity to interact with the children
  • Explore the small towns along the well-known Route 62 between Oudtshoorn and Cape Town

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Port Elizabeth – Knysna
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    Meet your representative and fellow travellers and head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline, and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon, in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna. 

  • Day 2 Knysna
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    After breakfast, visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River Mouth (weather permitting) and the magical Knysna Forests, the stamping ground of the elusive Knysna elephants. Discover the stories of the woodcutters who worked the forests, the elephants that were hunted to extinction and the discovery of gold. Our expedition into the forest starts with a visit to the Dalene Matthee Big Tree Memorial. The enormous Yellowwood tree of over 880 years was named after Matthee, best known author of four books on the Knysna Forest. Enjoy a delicio us lunch en route of traditional cuisine and local treats. Overnight in Knysna with dinner at Drydock Restaurant, renowned for dishes with glorious aromas and flavours, using the finest local ingredients and freshly picked herbs from the region.
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
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  • Day 3 Knysna – Oudtshoorn
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    Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. Along the way, visit ‘Dolphin Point’, an extraordinary viewpoint in Wilderness. In Oudtshoorn, we’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a fun filled interactive tour and light lunch that includes local specialities such as Ostrich Steak, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ag es. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch  
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  • Day 4 Oudtshoorn – Franschhoek - Cape Town
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    Go for an early morning Meerkat Safari (on your own account and subject to availability). Catch these adorable carnivores waking up and coming out in the open to soak up the morning sun and head about their daily activities. After an exciting safari experience, head back to your hotel for a sumptuous breakfast. Post breakfast; continue your journey through ‘Little Karoo’ to reach Barrydale. Interact with local children and teachers at a farm school here and learn about local farming community. Next, travel to Montagu, a charming and historic spa town before proceeding towards Cape Town, set the foot of stunning Table Mountain.
    Meals: Breakfast 
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Dates & Guide Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)

Extension

Victoria Falls - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 04 to Day 07)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 15 Dec

    £919*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 15 Dec

    £1129*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 31 Oct

    £1579*

  • 01 Nov - 15 Dec

    £1349*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Jul - 31 Oct

    £2279*

  • 01 Nov - 15 Dec

    £1419*

At Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi riverthunders over a 100-metre drop into a narrow ravine dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia. The colossal cascade, with its surrounding rainforest and diverse wildlife, is one of Africa’s most celebrated attractions.Take a guided tour of the Zimbabwean side of the Falls and a spectacular helicopter flight excursion. Choose from a range of hotels and lodges, each offering distinct meal plans and additional included activities such as game drives in Chobe National Park, walking safaris in Zambezi National Park and sunset river cruises. Speak to our travel advisors about options for accommodation and activities.
Tour At a Glance:
‘Flight of Angels’ helicopter excursion for a breathtaking aerial perspective of the Falls
Join a guided tour of the Zimbabwean side of the Falls, including Victoria Falls National Park
Choose from several accommodation options, each with its own included excursions 
 

 

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Day 1

Arrival Victoria Falls

Transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to your selected hotel in Victoria Falls, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Deluxe Hotel: The Wallow Lodge
Accommodation, all meals and selected drinks, return transfers ex Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport, shuttle transfers to Victoria Falls town, Emergency Medical Evacuation cover.

Inclusive activities at The Wallow Lodge:
Visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
Cocktails & Canapes at the Batoka Gorge
Full Day Chobe National Park, includes river safari, lunch & game drive, including Chobe National Park Fee
Game Drive on the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary (this is included; however, guests might opt not to do this drive, based on the Chobe National Park done the day prior)
Sundowner Cruise, including river usage fee
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Day 2

Victoria Falls

Join a guided tour to explore the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls. The excursion includes entrance to the UNECO-listed Victoria Falls Rainforest National Park, with its network of walking trails and spectacular views of the Falls.
Spend time at leisure or join activities included with your accommodation, such as a sunset river cruise or a wildlife conservation safari. 
Meals included will be dependent on your choice of accommodation.

Standard Hotel: Insika Victoria Falls
Accommodation and Breakfast 
 
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Day 3

Victoria Falls

Take a spectacular 13-minute helicopter flight above the majestic Falls. Enjoy unparalleled views of the enormous chasm, zigzag gorges and the hundreds of small islands upstream in the Zambezi River.
 
Remaining time at leisure to enjoy the facilities at your chosen hotel or to join optional excursions.

Superior Hotel: The Palm River Hotel
Accommodation and Breakfast
3 Night Value Add: valid during 01st January - 20th December 2023 and 2024
Book three consecutive nights’ accommodation in any room type and guests will receive:
Complimentary 3-course dinner at The Palm River Hotel (drinks excluded)
Complimentary 3-course dinner at Ilala Lodge Hotel, Cassia Restaurant with return transfers (drinks excluded). 
 
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Day 4

Onward travel

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to Victoria Falls Airport.

Luxury Hotel: Old Drift Lodge
Accommodation, all meals and drinks, complimentary mini bars in the rooms, return transfers ex Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport, shuttle transfers to Victoria Falls town, Emergency Medical Evacuation cover.
Stay 3 Pay 2 at Old Drift Lodge. Special offer is valid during the Green Season (01 November ’23 to 20 December ’23, 11 January’24 to 31 March’24 and 01 November’24 to 20 December‘24). * Conservation levy is charged per person per night and payable for 3 nights.
Activities available at Old Drift Lodge at no extra charge to guests (time / weather permitting)
Morning or Afternoon Game drives in the Zambezi Nat Park
Morning or Afternoon River Safaris
Morning or Afternoon Guided Walking Safaris
A Lunch at the Lookout Cafe - Including drinks (2023). A breakfast, brunch or lunch at the Lookout Cafe -per stay- Including drinks (2024)
Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe 
 
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Hotels

  •  Hlangana Lodge
    Hlangana Lodge
    Star Rating Oudtshoorn
  • Aha The Rex Hotel
    Aha The Rex Hotel
    Star Rating Knysna
  • Old Drift Lodge
    Old Drift Lodge
    Star Rating Victoria Falls
  • Palm River Hotel
    Palm River Hotel
    Star Rating Victoria Falls
  • The Wallow Lodge
    The Wallow Lodge
    Star Rating Victoria Falls

Hlangana Lodge Star Rating

Oudtshoorn
  •  Hlangana Lodge

Oudtshoorn Hotel Location 1kilometer from the Oudtshoorn town center. Walking distance from well-known restaurants: Jemima's, Bello Cibo, La Dolce Vita, Black Swan.

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Aha The Rex Hotel Star Rating

Knysna
  • Aha The Rex Hotel

Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style and impeccable service making it one of the most exhilarating getaways in its class. The Rex is close to Knysna Quays, Knysna Elephant Pa

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Old Drift Lodge Star Rating

Victoria Falls
  • Old Drift Lodge

Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, lies Old Drift Lodge. The lodge boasts luxury accommodation overlooking the pristine Zambezi National Park, a mere 7 kilometers from the mighty Victori

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Palm River Hotel Star Rating

Victoria Falls
  • Palm River Hotel

The hotel’s location could not be more idyllic, situated as it is along the banks of the iconic Zambezi River, among towering indigenous trees and only 4 kilometres from Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Fal

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The Wallow Lodge Star Rating

Victoria Falls
  • The Wallow Lodge

Located in Victoria Falls, The Wallow Lodge is in a national park, a 1-minute drive from Victoria Falls National Park and 14 minutes from Devil's Pool. This all-inclusive tentalow is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Zambezi National

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What's Included?

  • Return International flights.
  • Meet & greet services.
  • Transportation including toll fees in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner including gratuities.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water in eco-friendly packaging.
  • TOUR EXTENSION:
  • Regional return flights: Cape Town to Victoria Falls
  • Schedule return transfers, 3 night accommodation (selected hotel), Flight of Angels & Guided Tour of the Falls

What's not Included?

  • Visa fees.
  • Health requirements, immigration requirements.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Air and rail fares (unless specified as part of a package).
  • Personal items (beverages, cigarettes, telephone calls, room service, laundry and other extras).
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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