Garden Route: Save up to 50% on a single or per person sharing four-day Garden Route tour with Thompsons Guided Holidays

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When one eats too much fudge or goes out for sushi specials at least twice a week; what used to be the equivalent of a drumroll becomes as dull as a teeny-bopper’s autobiography.  Explore uncharted territory and get your groove back: save up to 50% on a single or per person sharing four-day Garden Route tour with Thompsons Guided Holidays. Choose from the following:

  • Pay R3200 per person sharing and experience a four-day Garden Route tour, valued at R6400
  • Pay R3523 per single person and experience a four-day Garden Route tour, valued at R7045

The moment you’re whisked away from the smiley city of Port Elizabeth, you’ll see and feel the landscape change from the frontier-esque dustiness of the Eastern Cape to the fertile lushness of the Garden Route.   Identified by its verdant vegetation and abundance of lakes and coastal views, the Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most popular coastal drives; stretching its foresty fronds all the way from Storms River to Heidelberg and delighting tourists and eco-warriors from across the globe.

Day 1: (Sunday) Port Elizabeth / Knysna (D) 

Set off from the airport between 12h00 and 13h00 (earlier if everyone has already arrived), travelling through the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest towards the romantic seaside resort of Knysna, in the heart of the famous Garden Route, with scenic stops along the way. Dinner and overnight in Knysna. 
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Hotel or similar 

Day 2: (Monday) Knysna (BB,L) 

Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches beyond. After lunch the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this lovely and special town. 
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Hotel or similar 

Day 3: (Tuesday) Cango Caves & Oudtshoorn (BB,HL) 

The morning, enjoy the wonderful views of the spectacular Outeniqua Pass en route to Oudtshoorn, the ‘feather capital of the world’, so named, because it’s the centre of South Africa’s ostrich industry. After lunch, we learn more about these hardy, enigmatic creatures during a tour of an ostrich farm. We then head underground for a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s most incredible natural wonders. Stay overnight in Oudtshoorn. 
Accommodation: Queens Hotel or similar 

Day 4: (Wednesday) Cape Town (BB) 

Enjoy the ever changing passing canvas as we travel to Cape Town. During the whale season we will travel via the seaside village of Hermanus in the hopes of catching a glimpse of southern right whales, which frolic offshore (July to November only). Out of season we will return to Cape Town along ‘Route 62’. 


(SAT) - On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport you will be met by a Thompsons Representative and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon depart on a City Tour of the ‘Friendly City’ of Port Elizabeth. You will be collected on Sunday for the start of your tour. 
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Marine or similar 


(WED) Arrive in Cape Town - Check into your accommodation in Cape Town, your base for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis. 
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar 

(THU) Cape Peninsula - Depart on a full day tour to Cape Point, drive along the Atlantic seaboard, visit Hout Bay and then continue to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, before stopping off to see the lovable penguins at Boulders Beach. Drive through the historic naval village of Simon’s Town. Return to Cape Town and overnight. 
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar 

(FRI) Cape Winelands - Explore the beauty of the Cape Winelands, visiting both Paarl and Stellenbosch before stopping for wine tasting at two well-known estates. Visit the Huguenot Memorial and the Afrikaans Language Monument. 
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar 

(SAT) Departure - Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport in time for your flight.

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  • Save up to 50% on a single or per person sharing four-day Garden Route
  • Route runs through Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town
  • Choose from four different tour dates
  • Discover the magical Garden Route with professional tour guides
  • Tour in air-conditioned mini or midi-buses
  • Enjoy 3-star accommodation with private facilities
  • Ideal for a romantic getaway
  • Enjoy nature
  • Great as a gift

The Fine Print

  • Valid for 6 May 2012 to 9 May
    2012; 13 May 2012 to 16 May 2012; 3 June 2012 to 6 June 2012 ; 1 July 2012 to
    4th July 2012

  • Booking essential and
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  • Includes transportation during
    tour, accommodation, three breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner and hotel

  • Excludes pre or post-tour
    travelling arrangements and costs

  • Passengers must provide full
    names, flight details (if arriving at Port Elizabeth airport or hotel details
    if staying overnight) as well as dietary or special requirements

  • Limited number available

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  • No children under 8 years old

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