Enjoy the highlights of the Garden Route with this luxurious 4-day tour and Botlierskop safari. Oudtshoorn is famous for its ostriches, the largest birds in the world. These majestic, flightless foul offer not only lean, delicious meat; but also silk soft feathers and large eggs, renowned for centuries as some of Africa’s finest and most luxurious curios. The area also boasts rolling fields of hops, used in the manufacture of smooth lagers and ales around the country.
Knysna is well known for its beautiful terrain, with a massive lagoon and the renowned Knysna heads. With a keen eye, one might notice that there is a gap between the ‘heads’ through which the waves push fresh water into the large dam. Famous for its Yellowwood trees, the area is surrounded by lush green forests and an abundance of birds and wildlife.
Botlierskop Game Reserve has four of the Big 5 and is located near Mosselbay in the heart of the Garden Route. Its 3 000 hectares of land is home to 26 different animal species and more than 200 species of birds. In the luxury reserve guests are afforded the opportunity to partake in 4×4 When it comes to accommodation, there is a choice between the elegant Manor House and various levels of luxury tented suites, built on private wooden decks. There is also a not-to-be-missed spa situated on the riverbank with mountain scenery and two spa rooms. The spa is Luxury Safari’s best pick for a safari extension on a short Garden Route tour.
This tour entails a fair amount of driving and early morning starts that allow for additional activities and stops. However, travellers are of course welcome to do less activities and sleep in. The choice is entirely yours.
Departing from Cape Town, the tour will take the R62 to Oudtshoorn. Accommodation will be at the picturesque, four-star, country guest house De Denne B&B (subject to availability).
Oudtshoorn has an incredible array of activities on offer, all available within an hour’s drive from De Denne. The package includes a visit the incredible Cango Caves and to an Ostrich Farm. An optional activity is the opportunity to see crocodiles, white tigers, leopards, lemurs, snakes and much more at the Wildlife Ranch. This can be arranged with the tour guide.
From Oudtshoorn you will travel over the panoramic Outeniqua Pass to Knysna, passing the Knysna Heads before arriving at the four-star Atlantic Guest House, which overlooks the Knysna Lagoon.
Departing from Atlantic Guest House, the tour will head to Botlierskop Game Reserve where sun, safari, elephants and lions are just a few of the reasons to visit. Here you will take part in two safari drives with optional extras available, such as a nighttime safari and the horseback safari.
Once you have experienced all that Botlierskop has to offer, the guide will meet you for your six-hour return trip to Cape Town. Your guide will point out the optional activities available en-route.