ROUTE 62 - GARDEN ROUTE VIA OUDTSHOORN (4 DAYS)
Day 1 - We leave Cape Town behind, and travel along the N1 (National Road) over the scenic Du Toitskloof Pass. Our journey takes us through Worcester, the largest town in the Breede River valley.
We pass through Robertson,for its roses, race horses and wine and might do some wine tasting if you wish.
Then we continue our travels through Montagu and Barrydale were we stop for coffee (time permitting), before we continue via Calitzdorp, the Port capital of South Africa, to Oudtshoorn.
Day 2 - We explore the Oudtshoorn area and visit the world renown Cango Caves, and learn interesting facts on our visit to the Ostrich Farm.
Then, after lunch, we make our way over the Outeniqua Pass towards George, Wildernis and Knysna, where we will stay overnight.
Day 3 - The third day is spent seeing what Knysna has to offer. (See below for exchangeable options) We visit the Knysna Heads and get a birds-eye view, do a cruise on the lagoon (weather permitting) or or a visit in the Featherbed Nature reserve.
(1) Visit the Elephant Sanctuary – learn about African Elephants and feed and touch them.
(2) Visit Monkeyland – with the largest Bird Sanctuary in the area.
(3) Visit Plettenberg Bay – with its beautiful beaches, or take a boat trip to see the whales (in season).
(4) Travel the Bloukrans and the Grootriver Passes and visit the Garden of Eden. The night is spent in Knysna.
Day 4 - We head back for Cape Town along the N2. We stop in Mossel Bay and visit the Diaz Museum and the Post Shoe. Then we continue our journey via Albertina and Swellendam to Cape Town.