Explore South Africa's exquisite Garden Route and wild coast
Travel to South Africa and Lesotho and explore the exquisite Garden Route on a tour from Durban to Cape Town via the Hermanus Wine Region. Combining the classic Garden Route with the enchanting beauty of the Wild Coast, this adventure offers the chance to experience the incredible variety of cultures, stunning landscapes and unique flora and fauna of South Africa. Exploring the traditional Xhosa lifestyle and visiting quaint coastal towns, sophisticated vineyards and cosmopolitan cities, this is the perfect South African tasting platter.
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Encounter gentle giants on a game drive through Addo Elephant National Park
Embark on a half-day guided walk in the mighty Drakensburg Range and some spectacular hikes along the Garden Route
Delve into the astounding Cango Caves outside of Swellendam
Ride the rapids of the Breede River on a scenic whitewater adventure
Cruise the classic R320 wine route, stopping for a tipple or two, en route to South Africa's southernmost point
Discover the Wild Coast, home to some of South Africa's friendliest tribal folk, the Xhosa
Finish in Cape Town, the perfect stepping-stone to the outdoors, epicurean adventures, seaside fun or further travel
Purpose-built overland vehicles are used for the duration of this trip. These multi-purpose trucks allow for excellent game viewing, equipped with large sliding windows. There is no air-conditioning, however, so they can get dusty and hot.
The going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land!
Facilities do vary, and WiFi is not always available. Accommodation upgrades are often available, however.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip finishes upon arrival in Cape Town on Day 14. Please do not book any flights until after 6pm this evening.
Our Garden Route Adventure trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 45 reviews in the last year.
Gdn Route - It's a must do !! Cultural & destination trip (not so much game viewing). If in July, bring gloves, thermal clothes & liner for sleep bag - this will ensure you have an incredible trip. Gift & Sandile (crew), with this itinery gave us a fun & comprehensive tour of SA - kept us safe & healthy. Food, accomm, local wine & beer excellent. Do the extra activities. Lesotho is a highlight. Buy from local/ Community market people along the way - they're great people trying to make a living & love to chat - take the time. We now have Sth African dust in our souls !!
Review submitted 06 Aug 2017
This trip is perfect for anyone looking to experience all the beauty and adventure South Africa has to offer. It's a great combination of downtime and included/optional activities so you can make it as adventurous or laid back as you want. The camping was a great experience (I had never camped before this trip) and the tents are easy to put up/take down once you get the hang of it but definitely bring gloves as they came in really handy with tent assembly. Overall had an amazing experience; truly unforgettable.
Review submitted 30 Jul 2017