Garden Route Tours
The Garden Route is one of South Africa ‘s most popular holiday destinations and has the most spectacular coastline with many small coastal towns.
The name Garden Route comes from the verdant and diverse vegetation, Fynbos and the numerous estuaries and lakes dotted along the coast.
We leave Two Waters Safaris Lodge and get an early start to enjoy the various fun activities, different experiences and photo opportunities.
Stop over at Jeffrey s Bay where the world renowned Corona surfing competition is held in the winter. Storms River bridge spans one of the many gorges and is situated in the nature reserve called Tsitsikamma which is a Khoisan word meaning water. For the adrenalin and brave hearted Bungy jumping is next on the list from the Bloukrantz bridge one of the world`s highest bungy or photograph the stunning views of the ocean and mountains and forest. Curio shopping can also be found at this beautiful gorge where the people from many of the African countries display their hand-crafted wooden carvings, stone work and paintings. They enjoy bartering for money.
Walk with elephants in the elephant sanctuary and interact with these amazing animals. Riding on an elephant is no longer allowed in South Africa but learning about these majestic animals from the knowlegable game wardens makes this a truly warming experience.
Close by is Birds of Eden and Monkeyland where you have an hours walk in the indigenous forest and see many different species of monkeys that have been reintroduced into the forest by our vervet monkeys. Many of these monkeys were organ grinders and pets and have been brought to this sanctuary from all over the world. It is an amazing experience.
Twenty minutes away is the beautiful coastal town of Plettenberg Bay. Enjoy a cocktail or high tea with breath taking views of the Indian Ocean and pristine beaches at Plettenberg Bay and Robberg beach.
We will overnight in the quaint town of Knysna. Pronounced Nye-snuh!
Visit the waterfront for great shopping and great cuisine.
WHALE WATCHING can be done from July to November
After breakfast leave for the quaint town of Oudtshoorn via the coastal town of George and over the Outeniqua Mountains and visit the world renowned Cango Caves. The caves are among the top ten most visited South African attractions. The caves are a series of caverns and chambers and are naturally hewn out of limestone. We will overnight on a working ostrich farm that goes back over 5 generations. Ostrich steaks are on the menu for dinner.
A visit to a wine estate and an ostrich farm. Oudstshoorn, pronounced Oats sawn, is the heart of the ostrich feather industry .The old grandiose feather palaces are still to be seen, while ostrich farms arenn now involved in the commercial production of meat, leather, eggs and feathers and great ostrich leather products can be purchased. Then back to the lodge or overnight in Port Elizabeth if you have an ongoing flight.
4 people $450
3 people $555
2 people $750
1 person $1185
Breakfast is included
Entrance fees and Lunches and dinner for own account.
Garden Route Tour to Cape Town.
We leave Two Waters Safari Lodge and get an early start along the Garden Route (coastal route) to view Bungy jumping or participate! Visit the elephant sanctuary and interact with these amazing mammals. Visit Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay and overnight in the quaint town of Knysna.
After breakfast we continue our journey along the Indian Ocean to the amazing city of Cape Town. Accommodation choices are either 4 or 5 star rated hotels or a choice of two beautiful self-catering homes with stunning ocean views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Vehicle/ guide/refreshments in vehicle…$300 day, Accommodations $85pp incl. breakfast, Bungy Jumping $100pp, Elephant Sanctuary $45pp, Monkeyland $24pp. Knysna to Cape Town $300 Vehicle/guide/ refreshments in vehicle.
Spend the morning going up the cable car to the top of the world renowned Table Mountain with the most spectacular ocean and mountain views. Weather permitting as on a cloudy day the clouds cover the gracious mountain like a table cloth hence the name. Cable Car fee $25
Climbing Table Mountain is an amazing experience for the very fit and quite a challenge.
Visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for great shopping and dining experiences.
$200 Vehicle /Guide/refreshments in vehicle.
A full day ahead of the whole peninsula around Cape Town. Along the route we will see the famous Clifton Beaches, Camps Bay, Hout Bay and a short ferry ride to view the many cape seals. For those that enjoy shopping an African curio market where you can barter with the local people is situated at the harbour.
The next stop is Cape Point where the two oceans meet. The Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Take a small cable car (vernicular) or climb the many steps to the top.
Simonstown and Boulders Beach where the African Penguins (also known as jack ass penguins because of the sounds they make) can safely live and be viewed via a walkway.
Lunch at Boulders Beach or the nearby Groot Constantia Wine Estate, the oldest wine estate established in 1659. The wine was made from French muscadel grapes and was made by Simon van der Stel.
We pass the oldest university in South Africa, The University of Cape Town which is home to many overseas students. The university was started by Cecil John Rhodes in 1829.
$300 vehicle/guide/refreshments in vehicle, entrance fees $25pp, Lunch aprox.$20pp.
Whole day of wine tasting in the beautiful Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek Wine growing areas, for those that enjoy the fruits of the wine or the foodies that can participate of the fine cuisine created on these stunning wine estates and photograph the most awe-inspiring views. A wonderfully relaxing day enjoying nature.
$300 Vehicle/guide/refreshments in vehicle, lunches for own account.
Greenmarket square which is an open market for African arts, carvings and curios where you barter with the many different African people from all over the African continent. Another option is a visit to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront or a day of leisure. For the ladies that would like to view diamonds, tanzanite and other stones a visit can be arranged.
All the tours can be tailor made according to your interests. For the golfers there are the most amazing golf estates throughout South Africa. Visit the different golf estate sites. No Charge as You could walk or take an Uber.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. The sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch against the eastern slopes of Cape Town s Table Mountain makes it a wonderland to enjoy a leisurely or brisk walk. A restaurant is available and in the summer months an open air theatre can be enjoyed.
$150 vehicle/guide/refreshments in vehicle. lunch for own account.
Day 5 .
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for journey home.
Shark Cage Diving
Shark cage diving can be arranged near Knysna.