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.
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.
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 4.55 out of 5 based on 40 reviews in the last year.
I loved this trip. The itinerary is well thought through and the driving to destinations a scenic banquet in itself. Inclusions are good, but also take some money to do the optional activities. Camping may not be for everyone, but minimal requirement is young at heart (this author 50+).
Review submitted 08 Jul 2017
This trip was my first time travelling alone and can I just say if you are thinking about doing something like this but afraid then please do not waste another second thinking and just book. From the start I was never on my own, with intrepid organising my transfers from and to airport all I had to do was turn up and meet my group. The group was absolutely lovely and from the start we all really had a blast together and made some really lovely friends. Our group was quite small as was off peak season with just 5-6 for the duration which we were told is not very common with each trip being normally fully booked during peak season. It was fantastic for us, more room on the overland vehicle which was great for one :) the vehicles are really well set up and efficient, the tents are easy peasy to assemble and mattresses so comfy you would hardly know you are even camping! Do bring heavy duty gloves for pitting up the tents though as without can be sore on your hands and will be your godsend and it gets really cold at night but as long as you have a warm coat then you will be fine. Our guides also took us to a store to buy nice heavy blankets if we wanted to so that was awesome. If you are lucky you will get a guide as amazing as ours was, thank you Gibson and not forgetting our wonderful driver Gordon. The two of them were patient, kind, funny and extremely hard working during the trip, always striving to make sure that we were happy and constantly filling us in with lots of interesting information about south africa and the stops we made along the way. The food was absolutely top notch every day, and there was always seconds if anyone was still hungry. All of the places we stayed were unique to their own properties and this added so much to our south african experience from camping to staying in log cabins and 5 star backpacker lodges, it was all perfectly planned and can only thank Intrepid, Gibson and Gordon for making everything so perfect. I really enjoyed the...
Review submitted 05 Jul 2017