Garden Route & Klein Karoo Day Tours

November 2015 to October 2016

 

Full Day Tour to Oudsthoorn-Klein Karoo (1)

Collection time from Knysna would be 07h50.

Collection time from Plettenberg Bay would be 08h00 and only 2 out of the 3 attractions would be included. Due to time restraints and travelling time.

If clients are accommodated in Oudtshoorn the night before the tour and are being dropped off at accommodation in Plettenberg Bay, then all 3 attractions can be done. Collection would be at 08h00.

 

Continue over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. We then visit Safari Ostrich Show Farm, where guests will be taken on a guided tour of the farm. We then proceed to the Cango Caves, one of the 23 cave systems known to be in the Swartberg Mountains. Here guests can enjoy a guided tour of the caves. Lunch can be enjoyed at one of the local restaurants. The tour then continues on to Cango Wild Life Ranch, where cheetahs (16 years an older, have the opportunity to touch the tame cheetah, at an extra cost), crocodiles, lion, white tigers and many other animals can be seen. 

We return to accommodation via the Outeniqua Pass, stopping at the Four Passes View Point.

Lunch and beverages to own account,

 

Full Day Tour (2)-Knysna & Plettenberg Bay

Collection from Knysna or Plettenberg Bay would be at 08h45.

Continue along the N2 through Knysna to Plettenberg Bay. On reaching Plettenberg Bay we continue on to Robberg Nature Reserve. Robberg consists of beautiful rock formations, fossils, an excavation site in a cave; seals, fantastic flora (This hike is for fairly fit people). For those not wishing to do the hike, the beautiful view can be enjoyed.

We then continue to the view points of Plettenberg Bay.

The tour then continues to Monkeyland or the Elephant Sanctuary or Birds of Eden for lunch (Lunch to own account) and a guided tour through the forest. Monkeyland is a  unique sanctuary which has many species of primates who are free to move about the forest as they do in the wild. Birds of Eden, this is the biggest single free flight Aviary in the World, with approximately 1 800 birds in the sanctuary.  The Elephant Sanctuary is a very informative and amazing place where guests get to interact with the elephants.

We then return to the Knysna, where we visit the View Points of the Knysna Estuary before proceeding to the Knysna Waterfront. Guests will be able to walk around the Waterfront before returning to their accommodation. Optional Ferry Trip on the Knysna Estuary. Return to accommodation.

Lunch and beverages to own account,

 

 

Full Day Tour – Tsitsikamma Area(3)

Guests will be collected at 08h30 from accommodation in Knysna/Plettenberg Bay and proceed to the World’s Highest Commercial Bungy jump at the Bloukrans Bridge, for a short stop. We then proceed to the  Paul Sauer/Storms River Bridge (opened in 1956), which was designed by Richardo Morandi, of Rome, a single cantilever bridge, 186m long and stands 120m above the waters of the Storms River. 30 years after the bridge was first opened, it was widened and now incorporates a walkway on both sides of the road, a great tourist attraction. We take a walk over the bridge and look down at the breath taking view.

We stop for a walk through the Tsitsikamma Indigenous Forest and visit the Big Tree, an 800-year-old yellowwood as well as the Fallen Tree, also a yellowwood, indigenous to South Africa.  

The tour then proceeds to the Tsitsikamma National Park for lunch (lunch to own account). After lunch, our tourists have about an hour and a half to walk around the park, which has breath-taking views of the sea breaking against the rocks and peninsula.  If guests would like to, they can walk along the boardwalk up to and over the hanging bridge, which crosses over the Storms River. Return to accommodation.

Lunch and beverages to own account,

 

Full Day Tour Knysna & Elephant Sanctuary

Depart George/Plettenberg Bay at 08h30 (08h45 from Knysna) and will proceed along the N2 to Knysna, stopping at St. George’s Anglican Church.

The tour then continues to the waterfront where guests board a Ferry. The Ferry will take guests on a scenic trip across the Knysna Estuary to Featherbed Nature Reserve. Here guests will disembark and continue for an informative tour of the nature reserve. Guests are transported to the top of the nature reserve by tractor and trailer. On reaching the top of the Western ‘Knysna Head’, guests will take a leisurely walk back to the restaurant. (Guests can also return to the restaurant making use of the tractor and trailer). Lunch will be enjoyed at the Featherbed Nature Reserve Restaurant.

After returning to the mainland by ferry, the tour continues to the Elephant Sanctuary where guest will go on a guided tour and have time to touch and feed the tame elephants in their natural environment. The tour then proceeds to Plettenberg Bay for a short visit, stopping at one of the viewpoints before returning to Knysna.

Lunch and beverages to own account,

 

Full Day Trip (5)

Depart Knysna/Plettenberg Bay at 08h00 and travel along the N2 to Mossel Bay.

On reaching Mossel Bay we visit the Maritime Museum housing the replica of the Bartholomew Dias Ship, which landed in Mossel bay in 1488.

Post Office Tree, in the 1500s passing, ships would collect mail from a boot hanging in this tree. Today you will find a post box in the shape of a boot, where you can post a letter. A special franking mark, in the shape of a boot, is stamped on any mail posted in this box.

St. Blaize Cave was inhabited many years ago by the Khoi/San and is today a national monument.

Lunch can be enjoyed at one of the local restaurants before continuing to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve for a 2 ½ to 3 hour guided game drive,  where lion, rhino, buffalo, giraffe and a large variety of buck, birds and flora can be seen. This is a must for any tourist visiting the area!

Return to accommodation.

Lunch and beverages to own account,