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Four day Garden Route escorted tour

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Day 1 Tuesday:

Pick up at about 08:15 on Tuesdays from central areas in air-conditioned small vehicle with professional accredited driver guide to escort the tour.

Head north over the spectacular Du Toit's Kloof Mountain pass through Worcester, along Route 62 and through Montagu. We stop for a wine tasting and delicious lunch before we travel through the Karoo to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to magnificent feather palaces.  Overnight at the 3* Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate Hotel (or similar). 

Day 2 Wednesday:

After a good breakfast we visit the world famous Cango Caves for a 1 hour guided tour before we visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch to view crocodiles, cheetah, tiger, lion, puma, and jaguar. Lunch is at an ostrich farm and includes optional ostrich delicacies. We tour the farm and learn interesting facts about ostriches. 

The late afternoon takes us over the Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. We’ll take a drive to the spectacular Knysna Heads where the ocean surges through the two sea cliffs to enter the magnificent lagoon. Get your camera ready!

Our hotel tonight is the 4.5* Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa in Knysna (or similar). 

Day 3 Thursday:

The morning gives us some time to enjoy the quaint village of Knysna and we have a bit of free time in the Knysna Waterfront to take photos and shop for souvenirs, or to sit and absorb the beauty of the magnificent lagoon and the unique surroundings. At 10:00 we depart for a guided boat trip to Featherbed Private Nature Reserve (subject to weather conditions and boat sailing). You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads from the placid waters of the Knysna Lagoon. You’ll find out all about the magnificent flora and fauna from your specialist guide before enjoying a delicious buffet lunch at the outdoor restaurant under a canopy of Milkwood trees.

We head to Mossel Bay to visit the Post Office Tree and Diaz museum. We spend a leisurely afternoon at the swimming pool or stroll along the beach before enjoying dinner, and overnight at the 4* Protea Hotel by Marriott Mossel Bay (or similar). 

Day 4 Friday:

Breakfast is at Botlierskop Private Game before we experience a 3-hour safari game drive in an open vehicle on the 3000-hectare reserve to look for Rhinos, Lions, Buffalos, Giraffes, Elephants, the rare Black Impala and many species of birds. 

We enjoy lunch in historic Swellendam. If time allows we’ll stop at a local farm stall before heading back on the scenic route to Cape Town.

 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pick up is included in small air-conditioned vehicles from central hotels. Please ask at time of booking if your hotel is included in the central area.
Departure Time
Tuesdays +/- 08:15 and returns on Fridays +/- 18:30
Duration
4 days
Return Details
 
• Ask about ending your tour in Port Elizabeth. You will be picked up after breakfast at your hotel and you will miss the game drive at Botlierskop and lunch.
• Ask about ending your tour at Cape Town International Airport +/- 18:30 on Fridays.
• For groups of four or more, enquire about alternative departure days (subject to availability).
Inclusions
  • Pick up from Cape Town central areas is included. Please ask at time of booking if your hotel is in the central area. Drop off back at your hotel, or Cape Town airport, or Port Elizabeth, but you will miss the game drive and lunch on the last day.
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Wine tasting
  • Boat cruise
  • All activities as per itinerary
  • Professional accredited driver guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Drinks are available for purchase.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No children under 4 years permitted on this tour.
  • No wine tasting under 18 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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I've just read so many good reviews that there isn't really anything else I can add - so I won't. We went to SA with Fleetway Travel in Feb 2019 and part of the package was various excursions with this company. Anyway, they were excellent, very professional, friendly and I would
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Response from HyltonRoss, Manager at Four day Garden Route escorted tour
Responded May 26, 2019
Hi there, We are really pleased you enjoyed your tour with us! Sincere thanks from the Hylton Ross Touring team! Kind regards Hylton Ross Marketing
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We travelled to south africa in feb 2019 and our experience with hylton ross is amazing. They are really supportive and takes you to the best places. And our guide anthea was the best guide anyone could have.
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Response from HyltonRoss, Manager at Four day Garden Route escorted tour
Responded May 26, 2019
Hi there, We are really pleased you enjoyed your tour with us! Sincere thanks from the Hylton Ross Touring team! Kind regards Hylton Ross Marketing
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