Grand Garden Route Itinerary
Day 1 Durban
Travel to South Africa and visit Durban. Relax on the beach or take a stroll past the shops and cafes along the promenade.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 2-3 Drakensberg
Head out on a hike to explore Drakensburg's stunning mountain ranges, rich in plant and animal life.
ACCOM: Resort - 2
Days 4-5 Lesotho Highlands
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.
ACCOM: Lodge - 2
Days 6-7 Wild Coast/Mazeppa Bay
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Day 8 Addo Elephant National Park
Once just an elephant sanctuary, the Addo Elephant National Park now also shelters buffaloes, leopards, rhinos and the fascinating flightless dung beetle.
ACCOM: Cottage - 1
Days 9-10 Garden Route/Tsitsikamma National Park
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.
ACCOM: Chalet - 2
Day 11 Oudtshoorn
Visit Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. See impressive stalactites and stalagmites adorning the Cango Caves.
ACCOM: Lodge - 1
Day 12 Stellenbosch Wine Region
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Day 13 Cape Town
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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