- South Africa
- Garden Route Safari
Usually part of a more extensive SA trip
A Garden Route safari is usually part of a more extensive South Africa holiday. Together with classic destinations such as Cape Town and the Kruger Park, you’ll have the opportunity to create a highly diverse and unforgettable holiday. The country’s sophisticated travel infrastructure means getting between destinations is easy, accommodation is plentiful and wide-ranging, and you can choose between self-drive and guided tours. Browse our recommendations or simply ask us to tailor-make an itinerary for you.
Lying between Cape Town and the Eastern Cape reserves, the Garden Route meanders along the Western Cape’s coastline, taking in beaches, grand forests and friendly towns such as Knysna and Plettenberg Bay along the way. Packed with activities and home to world-class golf courses, it’s an easy self-drive destination and connects seamlessly with your Big 5 safari in the Eastern Cape.
Whether you start in Cape Town and make your way to the Eastern Cape’s Big 5 reserves or begin in Port Elizabeth and work back to the Mother City, you can add Table Mountain, Cape Point, the Boulders Beach penguins and the V&A Waterfront onto your safari itinerary. Save some time for the Cape Winelands and – in season – whale watching and shark-cage diving.
Super-size your Garden Route safari by adding one of Africa’s best reserves to your itinerary. The Kruger Park and its adjacent Sabi Sands Private Reserve offer peerless Big 5 game viewing and have well-deserved reputations for up-close leopard sightings. Accommodation ranges from budget-conscious to some of the most luxurious and well-appointed on the continent.