Doing one of our Garden Route Tours should be at the top of your list of Cape Town Tours and Trips when you visit South Africa’s rainbow nation. It rates as the no 1 tour activity or experience you can do from Cape Town. You are in for a scenic diversity treat of charming picturesque towns and villages, dramatic & scenic landscapes, tall trees, deep gorges, shimmering lakes, majestic mountain ranges, golden beaches and lush indigenous forests on all our Garden Route Tours.
Our guides are superb : engaging, knowledgeable and passionate professionals, and will do everything possible to make your Garden route experience the trip of a lifetime with extraordinary moments and travel stories.
The Garden Route with its abundance of natural beauty and wonders, is located along the picturesque Southern Cape Coastline of South Africa. It stretches from Mossel Bay through George, Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay up to Tsitsikamma and is a must-see highlight when you visit South Africa. A malaria-free Safari combines perfectly with the Garden Route.
For the best and diverse scenic tour experience, start and end your Garden Route Tour from Cape Town before or after doing our superb Cape Town Tours. Half the fun and diverse natural scenic splendor on our tours, is the route traveling to and from the Garden Route with stunning rugged mountain scenery on route from Cape Town, beautiful landscapes, wine estates, quaint farmstalls and picturesque villages, the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, Cape Aguhas in the Overberg and Hermanus on the Whale Coast. This scenic feast of landscapes in a circular route to and from the Garden Route, makes Cape Town the ideal start and end destination for your Garden Route Tour
If you have a few extra travel days, add an authentic African Safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, home to the Big 5 wildlife animals, just a few hours’ drive from the Garden Route.
We offer a variety of fabulous Garden Route Tours with scenic, nature and leisure travel options, safari and wildlife options, activity and adventure options or a combination thereof. Whatever your unique interests and preferences when you are on holiday, one of our private or small-group Garden Route Tours with our superb Guides would be perfect for your vacation.
Our private tours can be fully customised (routes, towns, excursions, accommodation venues, duration and pace, start and end destinations). Or choose from many flexible options on our small-group tours to enjoy your perfect memorable holiday experience.
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Explore the highlights of the Garden Route from Cape Town, including rugged mountain scenery on route to charming Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo on Day 1, the limestone formations of the famous Cango Caves, in Oudtshoorn. On Day 2 we travel along the scenic Garden route to Knysna – jewel of the Garden Route. On Day 3 we explore Plettenberg Bay with its long golden beaches, as well as and the dramatic beauty of the Tsitsikamma Forest and Coastal Park. On Day 4 we travel back to Cape Town via the Garden route, then turning inland.
We offer this tour as a Private Tour, fully customisable, as well as Small-Group Classic Garden Route Tours are offered. Our accommodation venues are superb 4-star establishments with many upgrade possibilities.
If you have limited holiday time in Cape Town and South Africa, and need to decide between the wide variety of Garden Route Tours, this is the best tour option to see the main highlights along this picturesque coastline.
In addition to the Classic Garden Route Tour Highlights (Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma), we add the Overberg with quiant Arniston as well as Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa and meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
We travel back to Cape Town via Hermanus (with the best land-based Whale Watching from July to November) and the stunning coastal Clarence Drive.
Because of the wonderful scenic diversity that the Overberg adds to your Garden route tour experience, this is the favourite of all our scenic Garden Route Tours. Read here to see our 14 Superb reasons why you should add the Overberg to your Garden Route Trip.
The Garden Route (with Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma) is combined with a malaria-free Safari in the Eastern Cape, a natural extension of the Garden Route and home to the free-roaming Big 5 of Africa (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino).
You can choose between visiting Addo Elephant National Park, with more than 600 Elephant, or one of the luxury private game reserves with 4-star and 5-star luxury lodges. Experience the thrill of an authentic African Safari in the search for wildlife encounters, the peaceful surroundings of nature and the sounds of the bush.
Combine your Garden Route Tour (including Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves, Knysna, Tsitsikamma) with a Safari in the flagship Game Reserve, Kruger Park, home to the free-roaming Big 5 of the animal kingdom (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino)
Our Tour package includes highlights of cosmopolitan Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape Point and Peninsula and the Cape Winelands as well as a Garden Route Tour, including Oudtshoorn’s Cango Caves, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma, Arniston, Cape Agulhas and Hermanus on the Whale Coast
Explore Cape Town City, Table Mountain, Cape Point and the Stellenbosch / Franschhoek / Paarl Winalnds before departing for the scenic Garden Route (Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma) and a malaria-free Safari within the Eastern Cape, home to the free-roaming Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino)
Highlights of Cape Town and the Garden Route as well as a Safari at the flagship Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, home to the free-roaming Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino) and the Panoramic route on the Mpumalanga escarpment
Explore the Garden Route and add a Safari at the flagship Game Reserve, Kruger National Park or one of the adjacent private game reserves in the Greater Kruger area, a game reserve like no other and home to the free-roaming Big 5 of the animal kingdom (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino)
The tour includes the classic must-do highlights of the Garden Route (Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma) and adds a wildlife and nature experience on the malaria-free Garden Route at a 4-star Safari Lodge on a Conservation Reserve.
The Garden Route’s conservation game reserves are smaller than the Eastern Cape’s private Game Reserves with its free-roaming wildlife. Predators on the conservation reserves on the Garden route are kept separate in large camps and do not hunt.
This provides a soft safari experience and is the ideal tour if you have limited time and your travel budget is limited and cannot include the malaria-free Eastern Cape.
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The Garden Route, perennially green, has a mild Mediterranean Maritime climate and lies on a narrow belt between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Southern Coast of South Africa
Aside from the abundance of scenic landscapes, the Garden Route offers unlimited scenic photographic opportunities, animal interactions, wildlife experiences, active and adventure activities.
So whether you are interested in scenic beauty, leisure, landscapes, hiking or adventure, the Garden Route offers a diverse variety of holiday experiences and one of our fabulous Garden Route Tour options will match your interests.
Start and End destinations are flexible : Cape Town , George (or the Domestic Airport at George), Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma, Port Elizabeth (or the International Airport at Port Elizabeth).
To experience one of the best highlights offered in our beautiful rainbow country, a Garden Route Tour should be right at the top of your travel bucket list of South African Tours and Trips.