Garden Route Tours
Embark on a breath-taking journey from the Eastern Cape’s Big 5 Safari region near Port Elizabeth to the vibrant city of Cape Town, traversing the world-renowned Garden Route. This scenic route stretches along the picturesque coastline, offering a perfect blend of natural wonders, charming towns, and unforgettable experiences. The Garden Route holiday package can begin in Cape Town or on safari, either way it is easily connected by one route. Get everything you want out of a seriously diverse holiday from this package. As you journey from the Eastern Cape’s Big 5 Safari region near Port Elizabeth to Cape Town along the Garden Route, you’ll be captivated by the region’s natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and warm hospitality. It’s a truly unforgettable travel experience that showcases the best of South Africa’s landscapes and cultural treasures.
Starting from Port Elizabeth, you’ll find yourself at the gateway to some of South Africa’s most impressive game reserves. The Eastern Cape is renowned for its abundance of wildlife, including the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo). Explore renowned reserves such as Addo Elephant National Park, home to over 600 elephants, as well as lions, zebras, antelope, and various bird species. The Eastern Cape’s malaria-free safari region is renowned for its Big 5 wildlife reserves, luxurious lodges, and incredible wildlife sightings.
Leaving the wilderness behind, you’ll venture westward along the N2 highway towards Tsitsikamma National Park. This coastal wonderland is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, offering lush forests, dramatic cliffs, and the famous Storms River Mouth. Experience thrilling activities like canopy tours, hiking trails, and bungee jumping from the world’s highest commercial bridge, Bloukrans Bridge.
Continuing your journey, you’ll reach Plettenberg Bay, a coastal town renowned for its pristine beaches and adventure-filled activities. Dive into the vibrant marine life through snorkelling or diving excursions, spot dolphins and whales on a boat trip, or simply relax on the golden sands of Robberg Beach. Plettenberg Bay has many adventure activities within a short radius, making it a perfect beach holiday destination.
As you venture further, Knysna awaits with its breath-taking lagoon and iconic Knysna Heads. Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the lagoon, savouring fresh oysters and taking in the picturesque scenery. Explore the Featherbed Nature Reserve, offering hiking trails and guided eco-tours that showcase the region’s diverse flora and fauna. Knysna offers great views of the estuary, leisure shopping and water-based activities.
Next, journey towards the charming town of Wilderness, famous for its tranquil lakes, winding rivers, and untouched beaches. Embark on a canoe trip along the Touw River, go hiking in the Wilderness National Park, or simply unwind while admiring the stunning views.
Hermanus, known as the land-based whale watching capital, offers a plethora of travel attractions that showcase the majestic marine life and natural beauty of the region. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of southern right whales as they migrate to Walker Bay from June to December. From the cliffs of Hermanus, you can observe these magnificent creatures breaching, tail-slapping, and playing in the ocean.
Franschhoek, a picturesque town nestled in the Cape Winelands of South Africa, is a haven for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs. Known as the “Food and Wine Capital of South Africa,” Franschhoek boasts a rich history, breath-taking landscapes, and world-class wine attractions. Franschhoek’s wine attractions are among the finest in the world. The valley is home to numerous award-winning vineyards and wineries, each offering a unique and unforgettable wine-tasting experience
Stellenbosch, located in the heart of the Cape Winelands, is a charming town renowned for its wine attractions and rich cultural heritage. Nestled amidst rolling hills and vineyards, Stellenbosch boasts a picturesque setting that captivates visitors from the moment they arrive. As one of South Africa’s oldest towns, it exudes a unique blend of Cape Dutch architecture, tree-lined streets, and a vibrant atmosphere that showcases its historical significance. Exploring the Stellenbosch wine route is a journey of discovery and indulgence. Visitors have the opportunity to embark on cellar tours, wine tastings, and even food and wine pairings at the various estates.
The final leg of your Garden Route adventure takes you to the vibrant city of Cape Town, a melting pot of cultures and a treasure trove of attractions. Explore the iconic Table Mountain, take a boat trip to Robben Island, visit the historic Cape Point Nature Reserve, or simply soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere at the V&A Waterfront. There is just so much to do in and around this magical city.
With so much to choose from we generally rely on you supplying us with what you want from a holiday and we design it according to your interests and needs. Simply send us an enquiry letting us know what you are looking for regarding number of days, group size, interests, type of lodging and even budget. From there we will design a first draft itinerary and send it to you for your approval. We work closely with you to tweak it until its perfect.
Exploring cape town, garden route and south Africa
Exclusive family tours along the garden route
Perfect for couples
Typical big 5 safari lodges
Typical safari experience
Wine tasting in the Franschhoek Valley
A taste of Cape Town
Don’t miss the whales in season
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