Garden Route, Safari & Winelands

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • South Africa

  • Active pace

  • Small group tours

A relaxing journey along South Africa's breathtaking Garden Route, including the magical Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn and sightseeing in captivating Cape Town.

At a glance


  • Cape Town
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Knysna
  • Alberinia
  • Hermanus
  • Winelands
Garden Route, Safari & Winelands map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

Customer Reviews

Some of the hotels were very distinctive with great character...

13th February 2018
Andrew

Some of the hotels were very distinctive with great character where as some lacked character even though they were 4 star.The safari on the garden route was enjoyable but it was a bit sanitised like a large Woburn Abbey safari park spread over 6000 acres.

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3rd December 2017
Trusted Customer

Overview

A relaxing journey along South Africa's breathtaking Garden Route, including the magical Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn and sightseeing in captivating Cape Town.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

Arrive Cape Town

Day
2

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this wonderful city.

Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Day
3

Depart this morning and travel through Montagu, an historic spa town, and the 'Little Karoo'. In the town of Barrydale, there is the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the 'ostrich feather capital' and centre pf the world's ostrich farming industry. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Oudtshoorn - Knysna

Day
4

This morning, visit the Cango Caves, set in the foothills of the majestic Swartberg mountains. Originally discovered 10,000 years ago, these cavernous limestone chambers are filled with incredible stalagmites and stalactites. Return to Oudtshoorn for a tour and a light lunch at an Ostrich Farm. In the afternoon leave for Knysna, travelling through the awesome Outeniqua Pass, to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, known as the oyster box of South Africa. Then on to Knysna, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Knysna

Day
5

This morning, enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy a panoramic view of the town and the lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Knysna - Albertinia

Day
6

Today, travel via George and Mossel Bay to Albertinia, a town set against the backdrop of the majestic Lagenberg Mountain Range. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive, at a private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the "Big Five'. Overnight in the region of Albertinia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Albertinia - Hermanus

Day
7

The safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. The expert guide will endeavour to get sightings of the 'Big Five', general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, continue to the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam. This charming town was founded in 1745 and is famous for it's youngberries, eclectic architecture and National Parks, as well as outdoor activities. Arrive at the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, offering the best land based whale watching (August - November) in the world. Dinner and overnight on Hermanus.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hermanus - Cape Town

Day
8

Continue to Somerset West, travelling via the scenic coastal road to Gordon's Bay. This is a spectacular route with steep cliffs and lovely caves. Locals label it as the Heldelberg area's own 'Chapman's Peak' drive and the route offers amazing views over False Bay. Travel to the Stellenbosch area, set within the scenic Cape Winelands. A wine tasting will be enjoyed, before travelling to Cape Town.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cape Town - UK

Day
9

Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
10

Things to note

The school visit on Day 3 is subject to school being open.

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Cape Town: PH Breakwater
  • Oudtshoorn: La Plume Guest House
  • Knysna: Rex Hotel
  • Albertinia: Garden Route game Lodge
  • Hermanus: Misty Waves Hotel

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