Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Stormsriver and surrounds
3 to 4 Nights
(Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Stormsriver and surrounds) – 3/4 Nights.
- Travel up/down the east coast of the Western Cape.
- Visit towns of Knysna, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George.
- Visit the Knysna Heads with breathtaking views.
- Optional visit to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
- See Stormsriver mouth with its lovely rocky coastline and steep mountainsides.
- Walk through the large caves at Oudtshoorn (guided tour) and have an informative tour of an ostrich farm (even ride an ostrich!)
- Can include a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary,Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, all situated near Plettenberg Bay.
This tour which is very flexible will be tailored to your needs. Activities can be arranged to replace some of the above, and all activities are time and weather permitting. Accommodation is at reputable guesthouses/hotels,which we will recommend, according to your requirements.
Accommodation, entrance fees and meals are for your own account. We will recommend and secure accommodation, according to your requirements.
The Garden Route (Afrikaans: Tuinroete) is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River which is crossed along the N2 coastal highway over the Paul Sauer Bridge in the extreme western reach of the neighbouring Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley; with George, the Garden Route's largest city and main administrative centre. It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Temperatures rarely fall below 10°C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28°C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains just inland of the coast. The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. Nearly 300 species of bird life are to be found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forest to wetlands.Ten nature reserves embrace the varied ecosystems of the area as well as unique marine reserves, home to soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and a host of other marine life. Various bays along the Garden Route are nurseries to the endangered Southern Right Whale which come there to calve in the winter and spring (July to December).The Garden Route is home to golf courses, forests, shopping malls, retirement homes, craft villages and the worlds highest bridge bungy jump, the Bloukrans Bridge Bungy.