The Garden Route
A fascinating place to visit!
One of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.From Heidelberg in the
west to Tsitsikamma and Storms River on the Eastern Cape border. A quick stop-off as
we travel along the N2 at the heart of Aloe ferox country:
Cost: from R9900pp sharing (depends on number of participants)
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Included: transport, guide, accommodation, 3x breakfast, 4x lunch, 3x dinner, entrance fee to parks and activities
Excluded: All unspecified meals and beverages, laundry, excursions, transfers and gratuities, any service not specified
- Albertinia and the factory of Aloe Ferox
- Knysna, the Waterfront and Featherbed Nature Reserve
- Tsitsikamma and Storm River National Park
- The 3 sanctuaries: Birds of Eden, Jukani and Monkeyland
- Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves and Ostritch Farm
Aloe factory Albertinia
Aloe with its outstanding healing and rejuvenating characteristics is unique in the concentration of its active ingredients and the versatility of its application. We will visit the “House of Aloes”,which was established in 1986 and where Aloe juices are extracted for medical and skin-care products.
Previously a harbor for the export of Yellow-wood and other indigenous hard wood trees, the beautiful Knysna Lagoon is today an eco tourism mecca. The Featherbed Nature Reserve, only a short boat ride away, invites you to take a walk through indigenous coastal Fynbos and learn more about this unique eco-system. The views are spectacular and you get as close as you can to the notorious Knysna Heads, the treacherous passage that divides the lagoon from the Indian Ocean and is the final resting place for a number of ships.
Birds of Eden
A dazzling variety of Africa's most beautiful birds fly free under the world's largest dome net. A unique opportunity to see them up close and take pictures that would be impossible in the wild.
Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary.
Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony.
Here you can experience all of the big cats; lions (white and tawny), tigers, jaguars and leopards together with cheetahs, cougars and caracals. Other apex predators include African painted dogs, hyenas, jackals and the notoriously fearless honey badger. All of the animals have been rescued from human exploitation. All of the animals at Jukani live in very large natural enclosures, each species with their own private dam or watering hole and shelters that blend in with the environment. Tours are led by our expert rangers where the focus is primarily on conservation education.
The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance
(SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
Tsitsikamma National Park
One of the last patches of indigenous forest in South Africa. This so called afromontane forest deserves our protection as it is home to more different plants than any other forest in the world, except for the amazon rainforest. A number of beautiful hikes and walks with spectacular views invite you to discover the area. For the more adventurous, Canoe and Lilo tours up Storms River are offered. The park also offers an excellent Restaurant with views of the waves.
Nestled in the great forests and lying at the feet of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, this friendly town offers a number of activities for any age and every interest. Learn to brew your own beer, make cheese or swing from tree canopy to tree canopy, there is something for everybody!
Just 30 km from Oudtshoorn are this spectacular drip-stone caves. You can choose between the scenic historic tour or the more challenging adventure tour. Both will amaze you with magnificent rock sculptures that have formed over thousands of years.
Known as 'the Ostrich capital of the world' the largest town of the Little Karoo has many historic monuments and is an important cultural hub. The fast money that could be made during the Ostrich feather boom has led to the building of opulent feather palaces that are well preserved to this day.