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- Garden Route
A Garden Route Holiday & Safari
A long, lazy stretch of mountain-backed coastline, the Garden Route begins a few hours’ drive from Cape Town. It’s an area of great natural beauty: forested hills tumble down to sandy beaches punctuated by slow rivers and glassy lagoons. The ocean is warm enough to swim in and the climate usually sunny, warm and dry.
Combined with Cape Town, the Garden Route is the perfect vacation destination. You can even drive it yourself in a hire car. The region has excellent roads and a friendly, unhurried attitude and since the Garden Route ends where the private game reserves of the Eastern Cape begin, you can finish your holiday with a malaria-free Big 5 safari.
There’s as much or as little as you want to do on a Garden Route holiday. There are health spas and sizzling summer beaches but also shady forest walks, mountain bike trails and river cruises too. You can meet amiable elephants at a sanctuary or tee off on a world-class golf course. There’s shark-cage diving, sailing, hiking and local culture to fit in as well as white-knuckle adventures ranging from high-speed boats to bungee jumping.
The Garden Route has accommodation for every requirement and budget: family-run guesthouses, clean-lined beach villas and grand country houses on private estates. Ask us about the ones best suited for your needs – some accommodations are very intimate and suitable for couples and honeymooners while others have sprawling lawns, swimming pools and child minders for the quintessential family holiday. Many accommodations are ideal and appealing to independent-minded self-drivers.
Speak to us about organising your Garden Route holiday. We can combine it with Cape Town and a Big 5 safari in the Eastern Cape, tailoring an itinerary with accommodation to your specifications. We can also make any necessary activity bookings.