Garden Route South Africa

4 Days

The Garden Route South Africa is the beautiful stretch of coastline that starts from Stilbaai and Albertina Towns. Winding its route for more than 200 km past George, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Finally coming down to Tsitsikama known for its giant trees and birdlife. The coastline from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay is close to 300 km long. It is among the most visited tourist destinations in South Africa.

Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays as the colorful flowers delights the eyes. Lakes, mountains, rivers and tall indigenous trees runs parallel to the coastline. Meandering hiking trails attract many hikers. Rivers and lakes attract fishing boats and swimming.

The town of George was established due to the growing demand of timber and wood used in for transport, furniture and building. It’s located on a 10-km plateau on the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains to the north and the Indian ocean to the south. While the plateau is fertile and lush greenery, behind the mountains the Klein Karoo is semi-arid. The Klein Karoo known for its gigantic beautiful castles built from proceeds of the ostrich boom back in the late 1800s. Today ostrich farming is still rife.

Garden Route South Africa

The Garden route is a perfect escape for adventure from scuba diving, abseiling, fishing and more. In ‘Plett’ there is the famous ocean safari, a search for sea mammals including the dolphins, whales and sharks. Tsitsikama national park combines the marine and land attractions abundant birdlife.

Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. The world’s biggest bird has it’s perfect home here. It is also the gate way to the Cango caves, a series of caverns and chambers naturally hewn out of limestone just 40km from Oudtshoorn. The Cango caves are among the top ten most visited places in South Africa.


The Garden Route tour starts in Cape Town and ends in Cape Town. You drive up to Tsitsikama where you explore the national park and engage several optional activities available here. Visit Plettenberg bay, Tsitsikama national park and Storms River mouth. We head to the little Karoo via Oudtshoorn to the Cango Caves. A stop at one Ostrich farm as we make our way down the popular Route 62.

Trip Highlights

  • Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Hermanus Town
  • Ocean Safari in Plettenberg Bay
  • Cango Caves
  • Tsitsikama bridge
  • Ostrich farm


You depart today on this Garden Route Tour taking the N2 highway through St Lowry's pass. Travel past Grabouw the apple country as you head towards Swellendam and Mossel Bay. Visit the oldest Post Office in Africa 'The Post Office Tree'. This is the site where the Portuguese explorer, Bartolomeu Dias , made landfall in 1488. From here have entered the Garden Route as you make your way through George via Wilderness Lakelands to Knysna

Accommodation: Augusta Bay Lodge

You explore knysna and travel and travel further to Plettenberg bay for a short visit. You traverse through magnificent scenic river valleys arriving at Tsitsikama national park. Stretching over hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterized by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests. From here you head to the Storms River, with the impressive Paul Sauer bridge towering 139 metres above the valley. We return to Knysna via the 'Big Tree'.

Accommodation: Augusta Bay lodge

You visit the Knysna lagoon for a short trip by boat. After you drive to George, past the scenic Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. This is the 'The Feather Capital' of the world due to the concentration of the ostrich farms. In the afternoon we visit the Cango caves regarded as one South Africa's natural wonders.

Accommodation: La Plume Guest lodge

After an early start you visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences. You drive down the Route 62 past Montague and Worcester through the Huguenot Tunnel. Arrive in Cape Town where the Tour ends!!!

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in lodges with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Cape Town, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Cape Town
  • International vaccinations and inoculations
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be?

No need for any fitness, this is a luxury tour with walks here and there.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well.

Are there ATMs on the way ?

Yes. The tour is essential from one town to another. Banking and Post Office services are available.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places.

Is it necessary to hire Guides?

Our Tours are run by professional Guides.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For this tour we’ll appreciate your preferred tip for the driver/Guide.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Garden Route South Africa
From €600 €720
/ Adult
  • 1-7 people
  • lodges
  • Cape Town
  • Moderate
  • All year
  • All meals provided
  • Guides available
  • Accommodated Tour

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