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Grand Garden Route Overview
Travel South Africa's incredible Garden Route from Durban to Cape Town.
Discover South Africa's wildest secrets on this journey from the golden coastline of Durban to picturesque Cape Town. Trek in the rugged foothills of the Drakensberg, wander through ancient forests along the Wild Coast, spot wildlife in the Addo Elephant National Park, travel along the exhilarating Garden Route and stop to wander through vineyards in Stellenbosch, the heart of South Africa's wine country. This is the ultimate back-to-nature trip; from highland treks to beachside bliss, there's something for everyone.
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Travel to South Africa and visit Durban. Relax on the beach or take a stroll past the shops and cafes along the promenade.
Head out on a hike to explore Drakensburg's stunning mountain ranges, rich in plant and animal life.
Pass through the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, home to elands, zebras, mongooses and hundreds of bird species. Opt to explore the markets or ride a pony to a local village in the highlands of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Head to the Wild Coast and spend time relaxing on the beach, exploring stunning stretches of coastline and learning about the customs and culture of the local Xhosa people.
Once just an elephant sanctuary, the Addo Elephant National Park now also shelters buffaloes, leopards, rhinos and the fascinating flightless dung beetle.
With old growth forests, superb sandy beaches and a range of optional adrenalin-packed activities, the Garden Route is sure to thrill. Visit breathtaking Tsitsikamma National Park, a top spot to see dolphins, porpoises and, at the right time of year, southern right whales.
Visit Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. See impressive stalactites and stalagmites adorning the Cango Caves.
Relax amid the rows of vines in Africa's Stellenbosch winemaking region. Visit a vineyard to learn the secrets of making South Africa's legendary whites and reds.
Discover Cape Town's mix of scenic coastline, striking mountains, colourful arts scene and cafe culture while reflecting on the exquisite Grand Garden Route.
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