Week long Tours

GTours will tailor tours to your specific requirements and interests. These are example itineraries. All schedules are estimates and can be changed as required.

Garden Route / Klein Karoo (Kannaland)

Following the N2 to Swellendam, we will visit the interesting museums in this pretty town. Continue to Mossel Bay, the site of the first recorded landing in South Africa by Bartholomew Dias. Post a letter at the famous and historic post office tree, and explore the Dias Museum.

An optional detour, to visit the town of George or to partake in a quick swim in the nearby Victoria Bay, can be arranged.

Travel the scenic route via Wilderness along the coast to overnight in Knysna - known for its forests and wood industry, elephants, seahorses, the Knysna Loerie and its large lagoon. The following morning, visit the famous "Heads" and later take a boat trip across the estuary to the Featherbed Nature Reserve for a short walk and a 4 X 4 trailer ride.

In the afternoon visit the Plettenberg Bay Elephant Park for the unique experience of touching, feeding and walking with rescued African elephants.

The next stopover is Plettenberg Bay - a very affluent holiday destination with beautiful sweeping beaches. Apart from its scenic attractions it has a strong population of dolphins and in season Great Whales calve in this large bay. Enjoy the nightlife. The following day take a boat trip into the bay for the amazing experience of close up encounters with dolphins and whales. Enjoy a swim in the Indian Ocean (weather permitting).

Travel to Storms River Mouth with an optional stop at Monkeyland Sanctuary and the Bird Park.

Storms River Mouth is in the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, and is a national treasure with gorges and a magnificent wild coastline. Walk through indigenous forests and across the suspension bridge, viewing an old cave en route. The following morning either enjoy walking in this famous hiking area, swimming or relaxing or undertake one of the many adventure activities such as bungi jumping, tree top canopy tours, abseiling, black water tubing, mountain biking, scuba diving, snorkeling or fishing.

In the late afternoon, travel to Oudtshoorn via George and the Outiniqua Pass, overnighting in an “Ostrich Palace”. The following day, explore the awe-inspiring Cango Caves. A visit to an ostrich show farm is a must - and a ride on an ostrich is an option before driving the return journey back to Cape Town.

Some Examples of Options / Extras

Garden Route / Klein Karoo Tours can be adjusted to include :

  • Driving from Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhus, and overnighting at Cape Agulhas. (7-day tour)
  • Returning from Oudtshoorn along Route 62 (the world’s longest wine route), overnighting in either Robertson or Montague. (7-day tour)
  • Driving from Storms River Mouth via the Klein Karoo and the spectacular Meiringspoort Pass and overnighting in Prince Albert Hamlet in the Great Karoo. The next day travel over the rustic and breathtaking Swartberg Pass to Oudtshoorn. (7-day tour)
  • Drive to Port Elizabeth from Storms River Mouth and fly back to Johannesburg or Cape Town (5-day tour.) Spend a night or two in Port Elizabeth.
  • Include a day or two at the Shamwari Game Reserve to see the "Big Five," either driving from Port Elizabeth or flying from Plettenberg Bay.
  • Visit Addo Elephant Park.

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