Garden Route Safari

When to Go

on a Garden Route Safari?

Home to a healthy, malaria-free environment, the Eastern Cape sits under sunny skies for most of the year – indeed, many reserves boast an average of between seven and eight hours of sunshine a day. Rain can occur at any time of year but is heaviest in the spring and early summer months – September to December. May, June and July are usually the driest months.

Temperatures are never extreme in the Eastern Cape except perhaps in mid-summer with averages in the early 30s °C. Winters are cold with minimum temperatures dipping to just above freezing. It’s worth wrapping up warmly on early morning game drives!

Jan/ Feb/ Mar/ Apr
Warm to hot summer – some rain; great time to combine with Cape Town
May/ Jun/ Jul/ Aug
Cool winter – driest time of year; best time to combine with Kruger Park
Sep/ Oct/ Nov/ Dec
Mild to warm spring – wettest time of the year; good time for Cape Town & Kruger
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What to Do

on a Garden Route Safari?

1. Track the Big 5

The Eastern Cape reserves are home to the Big 5 & you’ll be on the lookout for them on your guided morning & afternoon game drives. Spot-lit night drives add to the thrill.

2. Go on a River Safari

Whether you explore by kayak, small boat or sunset cruiser, a river safari is an excellent way to spot wildlife & enjoy the sunset. Ask us about the best riverside lodges.

3. Bring the Family

Malaria-free game viewing; tailored safari activities; baby sitters, kids menus & private family villas – a Garden Route safari couldn’t be better for families if you designed it yourself!

4. Bring the Binoculars

A mix of different habitats means many of the Eastern Cape reserves have bird counts of over 400 species, including many of South Africa’s endemics. Expect fabulous, year-round birding with expert guides.

5. Hit the Beach

Many reserves are within easy reach of the famously unspoilt Eastern Cape coast. Add marine tours, beach walks & seasonal whale watching onto your Garden Route safari.

6. Walk the Wild Side

The Eastern Cape is great walking country & its private game reserves offer anything from short self-guided walks to fully-guided multi-day trekking – ask us about the best one for your requirements.

7. Explore on Horseback

The open landscape of the Eastern Cape was made for horseback safaris; stunning scenery, easy riding & a great way to see big game. We’ll tell you the best places to saddle up.

8. Get Romantic

Couples are spoilt for choice on a Garden Route safari: idyllic settings, private suites & all the candle-lit details. Ask us about the best honeymoon hideaways & boutique spa resorts.

Tailor-made Holiday

Experience the extraordinary! Let us tailor-make your safari to South Africa.

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