SOUTH AFRICA: GARDEN ROUTE AND BEYOND

12 nights – Bespoke Itinerary
Discover the spectacular scenery and wildlife of South Africa’s garden route

Days 1 & 2 – Your adventure begins in Cape Town
Relax and enjoy a free day in this beautiful city. Why not take the cable car up Table Mountain, relax at the waterfront or visit one of the lively townships. 
4 nights Cape Town

Day 3 – Day Tour to Cape Point Peninsula National Park
The drive to the Cape Point Nature reserve and around the Cape Peninsula is one of the most remarkable drives anywhere in the world and features steep cliffs, stunning vistas and plenty of sightseeing opportunities! The national park has many lovely walks, hikes, horse riding and an African Jackass Penguin colony.

Day 4 – Half-day tour – Robben Island, Bo-kaap and Mandela Glasses
Stop at Bo-Kaap Malay quarter and learn about slavery in the Cape. Visit the famous Nelson Mandela’s glasses hear stories of Madiba’s visit to this spot. Take the 30-minute boat ride to the island for a guided tour with Robben Island guide around the island on the bus. Walk to the prison and meet an ex-prisoner who will share his stories. return to the V&A Waterfront.

Day 6 – Franschhoek
Collect your car and head along the famous Garden Route into the rolling countryside of the Winelands. In the afternoon perhaps hire a bike and cycle around the beautiful countryside, or visit one of the vineyards wine tasting.  
1 night Franschhoek

Day 7 – Oudtshoorn
Continue along the inland road to Oudtshoorn where you can visit the Cango caves and wildlife park. 
1 night Oudtshoorn

Day 8 – Knysna
Today head south to the coast road to the pretty seafront town of Knysna. Why not take a harbour cruise, or visit the nearby Ostrich farm.  
1 night Knysna

Days 9 & 10 – Plettenberg Bay
Continue east along the coast to stunning Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma National park. Walk along the bridge at Storm River, try out one of the worlds largest zip lines. Visit the elephant sanctuary, Birds of Eden sanctuary, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre for big cats, or just hike in the surrounding Cragg Mountains. 
2 nights Plettenberg

Days 11 & 12 – Safari.
Continue along into the Eastern Cape to your safari lodge. Enjoy some incredible game drives as well as relaxing in your lodge where you can enjoy the facilities and great South African food.
2 nights game lodge

Day 13 – Depart for your onward destination.

More time?
Why not extend your trip by taking more time in each location, add in more stops to continue on to another part of South Africa such as KwaZulu Natal, Kruger National Park, Sun City or take one of the worlds great rail journeys on the Blue Train between Pretoria to Cape Town. Please ask for details.

All our bespoke itineraries and can be amended to your preferences. Small group and coach tours are also available.

Includes

  • Transfers
  • Accommodations
  • Car hire
  • Breakfast
  • Meal package and game drives (safari lodge)

Excludes

  • International flights – can be added
  • Rail journey – can be added
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses and meals not stated
  • Gratuities

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