Garden Route

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What Regions or Countries to Combine

A Garden Route holiday is usually enjoyed as part of a bigger itinerary. Situated between Cape Town and the game reserves of the Eastern Cape, the Garden Route fits nicely into a combination of the three destinations, giving you an unbeatable mix of mountains, beaches, wildlife and all the attractions of Africa’s favourite city. You can self-drive the entire route either way, fly from point to point, or join a tour. And thanks to South Africa’s impressive transport infrastructure, you can also add on a safari in the Kruger National Park.

Cape Town & Garden Route

Start or end your Garden Route holiday in the Mother City and you won’t miss out on Table Mountain, the penguins of Boulders Beach, the V&A Waterfront and Nelson Mandela’s prison home Robben Island.

Garden Route & Safari

The Garden Route ends at the malaria-free, Big 5 reserves of the Eastern Cape. Privately run and complete with luxury lodges, riverside suites and grand family farmhouses, they offer game drives, nature walks & canoe safaris – ask us about the best accommodation for your requirements.

Garden Route & Kruger

With an airport at either end of the Garden Route, it’s simple to fly from the glittering Cape coast to the earthy wilderness of the Kruger and its adjoining private reserves – the Sabi Sands, Thornybush and Timbavati. Stand by for Africa’s best Big 5 game viewing…

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WHAT TO DO?

Shark-cage diving, Sailing, Hiking & more

1. Celebrate a Special Event

Whether it’s a honeymoon or anniversary, multi-generational holiday or your first holiday with young children, there’s accommodation & experiences on the Garden Route to meet every special requirement.

2. Shuck an Oyster

Home to the best oysters in South Africa, Knysna boasts its own Oyster Festival in July but you don’t have to visit then to sit down to great food & Cape wines throughout the Garden Route.

3. Meet the Wildlife

Interact with elephants, walk among flocks of exotic birds & free-ranging primates or visit a big cat sanctuary to stroll with a cheetah – a Garden Route holiday will entertain, inform & delight animal-lovers.

4. Cruise the Coast

The Garden Route’s captivating coastline is home to leisurely river cruises, luxury yacht tours & high-speed boating. You can also paddle a kayak along the coast or head inland up forest-flanked rivers.

5. Go Golfing

Add 18 holes to your itinerary. Some of South Africa’s best golf courses lie on the Garden Route – beautiful live-on estates with stunning mountain backdrops.

6. Into the Deep

Discover the Garden Route’s underwater world with a wide range of aquatic activities – whale watching, shark-cage diving & swimming with seals; boat-based marine tours keep your feet dry.

7. Book an Adventure

Surf, sky dive or bungee jump: there’s always something to shout about on the Garden Route. There are also hiking & mountain biking trails, tree-top canopy tours plus game viewing by horseback.

8. Visit the Local Community

Take time out to see how the locals live on a community-based tour. Your guide will introduce you to the energetic culture of township life with chances to meet wide-smiling schoolchildren.

Tailor-made Holidays

We’ll design your holiday to match your interests, tastes & budget!