Garden Route I & II

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hen you take a trip down the N2, between the Eastern and Western Cape, you’ll discover one of South Africa’s best kept secrets: the Garden Route. garden-route-ii

The Garden Route is a mix of modern golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artists’ communities, garden-route-iretirement estates, modern malls, craft centers, mountain hideaways and beach holidays. A large number of interesting and creative people are drawn to this magnificent stretch of coastline and many of them now call it home.

The main highway through The Garden Route, a highlight on most visitors’ itineraries, is the N2 stretch running from Heidelberg in the Southern Cape to Storms River Village on the Eastern Cape border.

While exploring all the nooks and crannies of the Garden Route, don’t forget to cast an eye out to sea where you could see the Southern Right and Humpback Whales, Bottlenose and common dolphins and even Killer Whales that have been known to frolic close to the shore, especially near Plettenberg Bay.

Whatever your pleasure is, you’ll find what you’re looking on the Garden Route… even if it’s just to lose yourself in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, if not the world.

Additional Trip Information
Itinerary I

GARDEN ROUTE (ITINERARY I

  • 6 days / 5 nights
  • $1200 per person

Day 1: Departure from Cape Town.

  • Take the N2 to Somerset-West.
  • Proceed through Gordon’s Bay, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond.

Day 2: Cape L’Agulhas

  • Enjoy Hermanus.
  • Drive through picturesque Swellendam and Bredasdorp and the whitewashed fisherman cottages at Struisbaai.
  • Stand at Cape L’Agulhas, the most southern point of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.

Day 3: Garden Route

  • Follow Garden Route by driving to the coastal town of Mossel Bay.
  • Visit the Postal Tree.

Day 4: Garden Route

  • Enjoy the lagoon town of Knysna with its delightful waterfront shops.
  • Arrive in Plettenberg Bay.
  • Day 5: Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Visit the World of birds/ Monkey world/ Tenikwa rehabilitation center.
  • Proceed to the Storm’s River and indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest
  • Arrive at Jeffrey’s Bay

Day 6: Departure

  • Depart for nearest airport OR proceed to next tour.

NOTE: This tour can also be done starting in East London, ending in Cape Town (Garden Route 2).

A return tour can also be arranged.

OPTION 1: A detour to Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves can be arranged.

OPTION 2: Proceed to Sunshine Coast Tour (and Kariega Game Reserve)

Itinerary II

GARDEN ROUTE (ITINERARY II

  • 10 days / 9 nights
  • $1700 per person

Day 1: Flight to East London on the Sunshine Coast.

  • Drive to Nature View.
  • Enjoy South African hospitality: home-made meals and produce at Farm stall.
  • Visit the nearby Kap River Game Reserve.
  • Enjoy a typical South African braai on the farm.
  • Enjoy the hornbills, warthog and resident bushbuck on the farm

Day 2: Drive along Sunshine Coast.

  • Proceed through Port Alfred to Kenton-on-Sea (Optional stay at Kariega Game Reserve).
  • Meet and interact with South Africans along the way.
  • See the lovely beaches of Jeffrey’s Bay.

Day 3: Proceed to Garden Route

  • Plettenberg Bay: Visit the World of birds/ Monkey world/ Tenikwa rehabilitation center.
  • Stop at the Storm’s River Bloukrans Bridge, driving through the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest.

Day 4: Coastal Towns

  • Enjoy the lagoon town of Knysna with its delightful waterfront shops.
  • Pass through coastal towns such as Wildernis and Mossel Bay.

Day 5: Cape L’Agulhas, most Southern Point of Africa

  • Drive through picturesque Swellendam and Bredasdorp and the whitewashed fisherman cottages at Struisbaai.
  • Stand at Cape L’Agulhas, the point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.

Day 6: Proceed to Hermanus

  • Enjoy Hermanus, relax, whale-watch or shop.

Day 7: Arrival in Cape Town

  • Proceed through Kleinmond, Betty’s Bay and Gordon’s Bay.
  • Take the N2 from Somerset-West.
  • Arrive in Cape Town.

OPTION: A detour to Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves can be arranged.

NOTE: This trip can also be done starting in Cape Town, ending in Plettenberg Bay or East London (Garden Route 1)

 

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