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The Garden Route & East Cape Safari

  • Cape Town
  • Cape Winelands
  • Hermanus
  • Knysna
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Eastern Cape Safari
  • 14 nights from
  • £3,945 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-1200

Holiday Overview

The Garden Route & East Cape Safari Self Drive Holiday

The Garden Route is a classic South African self-drive holiday that offers wonderful scenery with excellent accommodations, food and of course Big Game.

Begin by exploring Cape Town, before moving onto the Cape Winelands and the tempting vineyards of Stellenbosch. Journey onwards to the coastal town of Hermanus, renowned for its marine wildlife before moving onto Knysna and Port Elizabeth.

From Port Elizabeth finish your adventure in style, with a Big 5 malaria free safari.

14 Nights / 15 Days

Start Cape Town / End Port Elizabeth

The Garden Route & East Cape Safari includes:

  • International flights
  • 3 Nights accommodation Cape town
  • Fully Inclusive Car Hire
  • 2 Nights accommodation Stellenbosch
  • 2 Nights accommodation Hermanus
  • 2 Nights accommodation Knysna
  • 2 Nights accommodation Port Elizabeth
  • 3 Nights East Cape Safari
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Day 1 - Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

The Vineyard

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Day 2 - Cape Town

Enjoy a full day of exploring Cape Town at your own pace. Ask your consultant for details on the many day trips and tours available, including Cape Point and Robben Island

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The Vineyard

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Day 3 - Cape Town

Enjoy Cape Town at your leisure. At an agreed time, your hire car will be dropped off at your hotel.

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The Vineyard

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Day 4 - Cape Town - Stellenbosch

Bid a fond farewell to Cape Town and take the short (around 1hr) drive to the Cape Winelands town of  Stellenbosch. After checking into your hotel, spend the rest of the day exploring this picturesque wine region at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Oude Werf Hotel

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Day 5 - Stellenbosch

Spend the day sampling the wonderful scenery and epicurean delights of Stellenbosch. Cafes, restaurants and wineries are all on hand delivering delicious African fare.

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Oude Werf Hotel

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Day 6 - Stellenbosch - Hermanus

Hermanus is considered the world’s best land-based destination for whale watching. Southern right whales swim from Antarctica every year to breed and rear their young, making Walker Bay their home from about July to November. The famous Hermanus Cliff Path provides visitors with exceptional views of these gentle giants which can sometimes come within 10 meters of the coast.

Featured accommodation

The Marine Hermanus

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Day 7 - Hermanus

Hermanus is not just about whale watching, this bohemian town has a vibrant ambience and features museums, art galleries, markets and great restaurants.

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The Marine Hermanus

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Day 8 - Hermanus - Knysna

Continue East along the Garden Route to Knysna.The forested town of Knysna grew around its large, warm- watered lagoon and is still the town’s principal showcase.

Featured accommodation

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa

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Day 9 - Knysna

Why not stroll along the paved pathway that leads to the top of Knysna Heads and makes a terrific viewpoint and offers spectacular photos. The town itself is also an amalgamation of wealth and bohemian artistry with something for every kind of traveller.

Featured accommodation

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa

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Day 10 - Knysna - Port Elizabeth

Contiue along the Garden Route by driving into the popular town of Port Elizabeth

Featured accommodation

Hacklewood Hill Country House

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Day 11 - Port Elizabeth

Enjoy a full days leisure in Port Elizabeth. Perhaps explore some of the blue flag beaches, situated along the Indian Ocean coastline, or enjoy a lazy lunch and some people spotting in on of the many restaurants and cafes in the town.

Featured accommodation

Hacklewood Hill Country House

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Day 12 - on Safari

Complete the last section of the Garden Route, en route to the wildlife reserve of Shamwari, your home for the next 3 nights

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Shamwari Long Lee Manor

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Day 13 - on Safari

A full day on safari. After thrilling game drives, you can lounge at one of two swimming pools or read in the garden lounge. The views are pristine and French doors open onto rolling river meadows and an extensive lawn. A more decadent option would be treatments in the tranquil spa. Long Lee Manor exudes an enviable luxury.

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Shamwari Long Lee Manor

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Day 14 - on Safari

Enjoy your last full day on the rolling savannah, spotting game and enjoying the wonderful facilities.

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Shamwari Long Lee Manor

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Day 15 - Port Elizabeth

After your morning game drive and breakfast, chech out from Shamwari and take the 90 minute drive to Port Elizabeth airport, where this tour concludes.

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