Garden Route Safari

7 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

Departing from the beautiful city of Cape Town, this adventure tour takes you along the stunning coastal roads and the famous “Garden Route”, you’ll take in the major highlights from the gorgeous wine region of Stellenbosch, to Hermanus where you may be lucky enough to spot migrating whales. Explore all this glorious coastline offers before experiencing game drive in Addo National Park – the trip is offered as a camping tour or accommodated and route can run in opposite direction

Safari Highlights:

Stellenbosch wine area; African penguin colony; Hermanus Bay for whale migration; Cango Caves; George and its museum; Plettenburg Bay and beaches; Nature’s Valley for hikes and optional activities at Tsitsikamma; Addo Elephant National Park for game viewing.

Main Attractions:

South Africa: Garden Route, The Winelands, Addo National Park

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Day 2  Aan de Eike Guesthouse
Day 3  Kleinplaas Holiday Resort Oudtshoorn
Day 4&5  Tsitsikamma Village Inn Tsitsikamma
Day 6  Kudu Ridge Game Ranch for Addo
Day 7  Port Elizabeth – end

Map & Itinerary

Day 1  Stanford Valley Guest Farm Cape South Coast
Day 2  Aan de Eike Guesthouse Swellendam
Day 3  Kleinplaas Holiday Resort Oudtshoorn
Day 4&5  Tsitsikamma Village Inn Tsitsikamma
Day 6  Kudu Ridge Game Ranch for Addo
Day 7  Port Elizabeth – end

Map & Itinerary
Length 7 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From ZAR 15530
Countries South Africa
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping
Group Size Minimum 4 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1  Cape South Coast

Departing the bustling and beautiful city of Cape Town, we make our way via the vineyards and town of Stellenbosch to enjoy chocolate and wine tasting before continuing onward to Stony Point Nature Reserve where we watch the antics of African penguins and onward to Hermanus, our overnight destination.  Between the months of July to November, southern right whales migrate here to breed and feed – they often come close to the shore and cliffs making a fantastic spectacle.

Day 2  Swellendam

After travelling through some charming Overberg Villages, we arrive at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Here we have the opportunity to stretch our legs, walk and tour a small area of the reserve, before heading to Cape Agulhas the southern most point of the African continent.

Day 3  Oudtshoorn

Making our way through the Klein Karoo, the traditional farming region renowned for its numerous farm stalls; where we will stop to experience one along the way before arriving at Oudtshoorn. Here we join a guided tour to explore the stunning formations of the limestone Cango Caves with impressive stalactites and stalacmites and massive caverns.

Day 4&5 Tsitsikamma

A region full of forest walks, stunning beaches and lagoons offering a range of optional activities, this truly is a place to experience and enjoy. We visit Nature’s Valley – a charming village and this afternoon you can hike or relax by the beach. On day 5 set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot around Tsitsikamma National Park, taking us along the Waterfall Trail which makes up the first part of the famous Otter Trail. Perhaps also take part in optional activities such as the huge Bloukrans bungee jump, kayak, zip line and much more.

Day 6  Sunday’s River Valley (Addo)

After stopping at the surfing mecca of Jeffrey’s Bay we continue to Addo National Park, the third largest national park in SA and home to numerous animals including rhino, elephant, buffalo, a range of antelope as well as predators such lion, leopard, spotted hyena and over 400 bird species

Day 7  Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)

This morning your guide will drop you in the city where your tour ends

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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