Garden Route Adventure

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Garden Route Adventure.

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

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 Stellenbosch 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.

  • Make a splash on the Wild Coast
  • Encounter gentle giants in the Addo Elephant National Park
  • Travel along the scenic Garden Route
  • See why Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world
  • Delve into the astounding Cango Caves
  • Sip delicious wines at a Cape vineyard
  • Be enchanted by the Lesotho highlands

Garden Route Adventure Summary

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Day 1 Durban

South Africa's second most populous city, Durban is a tourist magnet thanks to its wealth of golden, sandy beaches and glitzy nightlife.

Days 2-3 Drakensberg

The highest mountain range in Southern Africa, Drakensberg - known locally as the Dragon Mountains - is home to an amazing array of flora and fauna.

Days 4-5 Lesotho Highlands

Nestled like a small island in the middle of South Africa, the kingdom of Lesotho is blessed with beautiful mountain ranges and endless hiking trails.

Days 6-7 Wild Coast/Cintsa

A charming little town on South Africa's Wild Coast, Cintsa has stunning beaches and friendly locals, whose lifestyle is still deeply rooted in tribal traditions and customs.

Day 8 Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park was created in 1931 to protect the region's 11 remaining elephants. Today there are over 450 elephants in the park, as well as endangered black rhinos.

Days 9-10 Garden Route/Tsitsikamma National Park

Protecting both land and sea, Tsitsikamma National Park is a spectacular place for walking and wildlife viewing - dolphins and southern right whales are visitors, along with baboons, monkeys and birds.

Day 11 Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. There are literally thousands of ostriches being farmed for their meat, leather and feathers in the area.

Day 12 Swellendam Wine Region

The perfect base for exploring the local wine region, Swellendam is a picturesque town with something for everyone: plenty of great restaurants, adventure activities and wildlife.

Day 13 Cape Town

Dominated by spectacular Table Mountain, Cape Town is a city that keeps on giving with its beautiful coastlines, world-class cuisine, excellent wineries and beautiful architecture.