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From Cape Town Along the Garden Route

Garden Route tours

The Garden Route is the ultimate destination for an amazing South African roadtrip. It covers a beautiful stretch of coastline between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It's a diverse and scenic landscape that includes rolling vineyards, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, Big 5 game reserves and picturesque towns. 

You can build your very own self drive Garden Route holiday with the bite-sized Garden Route tours below, covering a large range of South African experiences. Simply choose the ones that catch your eye, and add them to the quote request form. If you have any questions, just call or email one of our South Africa travel specialists on 01273 322 047. Prefer to book a ready-made itinerary? Take a look at our South Africa self drive holidays.

If you're travelling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, or arriving from another direction, we can arrange these modules into a South Africa tour that fits around your plans. We can also extend your time in any of these places, just let our South Africa Travel specialists know.

Garden Route tours Easy Going Cape Town

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Price: From £245 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departure: Daily
Route: Cape Town

This Cape Town module is a great way to start or finish your Garden Route holiday. The possibilities in this lively city are endless; from the world famous Table Mountain to the picture-perfect beaches of Camps Bay, from the penguins of Boulders Beach to the historic Robben Island. There's so much to see and do here that you may never want to leave, so we recommend you make time to fully enjoy this wonderful city on your South Africa travel plan.

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Garden Route tours - Stellenbosch wine tour

Garden Route tours Cycling through the Vineyards

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: From £138 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departure: Daily
Route: Stellenbosch
Cycle amongst the vineyards with the wine lands mountainous landscape as your backdrop. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll embark on an easy going cycling trip through elongated valleys, past sunny slopes and along narrow paths through the vines. Of course, you'll also have the opportunity to sample some of the local wines; this is why we have deliberately chosen a bicycle as transport rather than your car. You'll spend two nights in a guest house among the vineyards in Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa; built in 1679.

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Garden Route tours French Cuisine and Cabernets

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: From £175 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departure: Daily
Route: Franschhoek
This module is perfect for food and wine lovers. You'll discover the spectacular valley of Franschhoek. Not only is this town home to some of the best wines in South Africa, but also to some of the best food. During your stay we'll arrange for you to sample locally produced chocolate, cheese, olive oil and, of course, wine. You'll visit various wine estates where you can enjoy the combination of flavours. The French roots of this peaceful town are clearly visible; particularly if you time your visit with Bastille Day.

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Garden Route tours - South Africa trip

Garden Route tours Adventures Along the Coast

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Price: From £238 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departure: Daily
Route: Hermanus - De Hoop Nature Reserve (or vice versa)
During this African ocean experience you’ll discover the coastal landscape of Hermanus and De Hoop nature reserve in a unique way. You’ll go horse riding through the soft sand dunes to the roaring ocean ahead. At De Hoop Nature Reserve, far away from the crowds, you can experience the unique coastal vegetation between the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the bright white sand dunes and rare animals such as the Cape Mountain Zebra and bontebok.

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Garden Route tours Life on the Farm…

Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Price: £28 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departure: Daily
Route: Heidelberg

During this unique module you’ll stay with a friendly host family on a farm which is home to more than 1,500 ostriches, numerous cows, sheep and large estates where they cultivate wheat, vegetables and herbs. During your stay here, you’ll head out with the farmer on a tour of his farm and learn all about life here; and if you like, you can also feed the ostriches and sheep. After your tour you will return to the farm stay where the lady of the house will serve up traditional South African cuisine - butternut soup, Mieliepaptert and Tipsy Tart.

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Garden Route tours - South Africa tour

Garden Route tours Ostrich Beaks and Mountain Peaks

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: From £98 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departs: Daily
Route: Oudtshoorn - Swartberg - Oudtshoorn
South Africa is home to 90% of the world’s ostriches and Oudtshoorn is the place to see them. You won't need long to spot these graceful birds as you travel through vast pastures. The majestic Swartberg mountain range is just an hour away from Oudtshoorn, so during your stay we’ll arrange for you to take a mountain hike with a local guide through this beautiful area. Unpack your walking boots and journey to the Swartberg Pass where you'll discover views of 2000 metre high pinnacles and vast mountain panoramas.

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Garden Route tours Clicking with the Xhosa

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: From £105 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departs: Daily
Route: Knysna
During this module you'll explore the heart of the Garden Route; Knynsa. Everything you could possibly need is nearby and it's only a short drive to the beautiful Knysna Lagoon. There are fun bars, pubs and restaurants with live music until late at night. You'll stay in a cosy guest house and during your stay you'll go on a unique trip to Knysna Township with a local guide who lives and works in the township. They work hard to help the local community and as well as these tours also run a safe house for abused women and children and a soup kitchen. 

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Garden Route tours - Whale watching in South Africa

Garden Route tours Whales, Waves and Sandy Bays

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: From £198 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departs: Daily
Route: Plettenberg Bay
In Plettenberg Bay you’ll find a wide sandy beach inviting you to take a stroll. This area is quite well developed so it's easy to find a great seafood restaurant to eat at. After your first night you'll go on either a whale or dolphin watching tour (depending on the season). In whale season (July – December) you'll take a small boat out to try to spot these huge marine mammals up close. You'll have a good chance of seeing Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales and dolphins, seals and sea birds. 

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Garden Route tours Hiking Trails Amongst the Trees

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: From £75 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departs: Daily
Route: Tsitsikamma
Looming cliffs, lapping waves, deep ravines and ancient woodlands; you can expect to find all this and more in Tsitsikamma National Park. You'll have a full day to explore the park as your accommodation is located inside. The accommodation here is more functional than in most other parks, but the unique location more than makes up for it. 

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Garden Route tours - South Africa safari tour

Garden Route tours Spot Addo’s Gentle Giants

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: From £78 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departs: Daily
Route: Addo
This module takes you to Addo Elephant Park. As the name suggests, this park is best known for its large elephant population; it's home to over 450 of these gentle giants. With your own hire car you'll go in search of these wild animals and with a bit of luck discover not only elephants, but also lions and zebras. You'll stay two nights in a small Guest House with swimming pool just outside the park. You'll sleep in a traditional country house or a cultivated African round hut with thatched roof (rondavel) between the orange trees.

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Garden Route tours Secret Safari in the Eastern Cape

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: From £408 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
Departs: Daily
Route: Private Safari Lodge
This module is dedicated to Safari. In a private game reserve you'll go in search of incredible wild animals; they should be easier to find in this small reserve. With your own personal ranger you'll go on a photo safari to try and capture as many wild animals as you can. Your ranger knows the area like the back of his hand and often speaks enthusiastically of his passion for wildlife and nature. In this private reserve you can, with a little luck, see the Big Five, but there are also giraffes, zebras and antelopes.

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Garden Route tours - Eastern Cape safari
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