Drive in South Africa - Along the Beautiful Garden Route
Drive in South Africa

Along the Beautiful Garden Route

Drive in South Africa
(Along the Beautiful Garden Route)

The Republic of South Africa is called one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This country combines an exotic vacation, when you can watch predatory animals on a safari, and quality accommodation at the best resorts. You can taste unusual African dishes, enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery and learn about African culture.

Sandy beaches and exotic cuisine await you on the West Coast, while on the east coast you will discover landscapes of unprecedented beauty. Cape winemakers will surprise you with unsurpassed South African wines, and wonderful hotels will give you a rich and unforgettable vacation!

In the extreme southwest of the country is the fynbos biome - a type of shrub vegetation that prevails in the territory of the Cape region of South Africa, the most species-rich floristic kingdom on the planet. It is here that South African wine is mainly produced.

The east coast is known for constant winds blowing all year round. The wind in the area of ​​the Cape of Good Hope is so strong that at one time it caused a lot of inconvenience to sailors and often led to shipwrecks.

We will drive from Cape Town to Durban, along the famous Garden Route, through the small Karoo region, to the wild coast of the Eastern Cape. This self-driving route is one of the most popular and interesting stretches of South Africa coastline: temperate landscape of sandy beaches, surfing, exciting safari parks, nature reserves, rocky coasts and quaint small towns surrounded by ostrich, wine and olive farms - the best way to spend your ten-day vacation in South Africa.

Available Dates

  • 2023 | 10 places Book
  • Individual dates are available

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Summer

Price:

Great for Couples Families Individuals

It will be an amazing, exciting and unforgettable vacation on the expanses of the South African coast. Wild animals, magnificent landscapes, amazing nature, colorful settlements, exotic cuisine and incredible car adventures are waiting for you!

What's Included:

  • Airport transportation via privately chartered coach.
  • Overland driving in 4x4 vehicles (3-4 people per vehicle).
  • Fuel, toll-fee and parking costs.
  • Accommodation for 9 nights: deluxe and first-class lodges and cottages.
  • Meals: full board.
  • Entrance fees and wildlife safari charges.
  • Special events and activities.

What's not included:

  • International flight from home city to Cape Town and from Durban to home city
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Personal expenses, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tips, telephone calls and mobile data, etc.
  • Single supplement - 800 USD per person
  • Additional service
Day
1

Arrive in Cape Town. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the guest house. We will spend two nights in the Constantia area, where you can enjoy beautiful nature surrounded by wine farms. Welcome dinner.

Hotel: Ibis House

Distance: 0 km

Meals: Dinner

Day
2

Chapman's Peak, Cape Point, Simon's Town. Today we will go to Chapman's Peak, visit Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. After lunch, we will observe the penguin colony on the outskirts of Simon’s Town. The region is home to a growing colony of vulnerable African penguins. Wooden walkways allow visitors to see the penguins in their natural habitat. Return to our lodge in the afternoon and spend some time to familiarize with our vehicles.

Hotel: Ibis House

Distance: 180 km

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day
3

Table Mountain, drive to Montagu. Table Mountain is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to over 1 500 species of plants (more than the number found throughout the entire British Isles), most of them fynbos, which forms one of the world’s six plant kingdoms all on its own. At its highest point, Table Mountain reaches 1 085m (3 560ft) and affords views all the way to Robben Island and beyond. If the weather permits, we will climb to the top of Table Mountain by cable car and then visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Drive to Montagu and spend the night at a local olive farm.

Hotel: Galenia Olive Estate

Distance: 193 km

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day
4

Montagu to Oudtshoorn . Drive to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa. We will visit a farm where you can even ride one of these huge birds if you wish. We will also visit Kango Cave, which you can explore.

Hotel: Thabile Lodge

Distance: 238 km

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day
5

Oudtshoorn to Jeffery’s Bay . Drive to Jeffrey’s Bay along the Garden Route. Surfing, sea and sun is what most people come to Jeffrey’s Bay for. Jeffrey's Bay is synonymous with surfing. The best wave in Africa can be found in this bay. Here, the currents of the Atlantic Ocean mix with the warm currents of the Indian Ocean creating special sea conditions. The area also borders some beautiful nature reserves.

Hotel: Grand House Lodge and Spa, Jeffreys Bay

Distance: 294 km

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day
6

Jeffery’s Bay to Amakhala Game Reserve . Drive to Amakhala Game Reserve for safari.

Hotel: Safari lodge, Amakhala Game Reserve

Distance: 148 km

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day
7

Amakhala Game Reserve to Hole in the Wall . Drive to Hole In the Wall and spend the night at Hole in the Wall Hotel. This is a unique structure with a huge detached cliff that has a giant opening carved through its centre by the waves. The local Xhosa call this place "izi Khaleni", which means "place of thunder". During certain seasons and water conditions (high tide) the waves clap is such a fashion that the concussion can be heard throughout the valley.

The Legend of Hole in The Wall: Xhosa mythology tells a far more romantic tale of the sea people, semi deities who look like humans but have supple wrists and ankles and flipper-like hands and feet. A beautiful girl living on the Wild Coast, in a village near a lagoon, cut off from the sea by a mighty cliff, was seen by one of the sea people who became overwhelmed by her beauty and tried to woo her.

To cut a long story short: in dealing with the wrath of her father, the sea people enlisted the help of a huge fish who battered its way headfirst through the wall of rock. Through this hole spilled the sea people who swept the young Xhosa maiden away.

Hotel: Hole in the Wall Hotel

Distance: 478 km

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day
8

Hole in the Wall to Umngazi Beach Resort and Spa (185 km). Drive to Umngazi Beach. This is a great place where you can spend time on your own, walk in the fresh air or relax in the hotel.

Hotel: Umngazi Beach Resort and Spa

Distance: 185 km

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day
9

Umngazi Beach Resort to Oribi Gorge (221 km). Drive to Oribi Gorge and Lake Eland Nature Reserve. Safari. The picturesque Oribi Gorge, with a pristine landscape teeming with breathtaking views, is one of KwaZulu-Natal's most impressive natural spots. For its magnificent views, it is often called the Grand Canyon of Africa. It is named after the endangered Oribi antelope.

Hotel: Lake Eland Riverside Cottages

Distance: 185 km

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day
10

Oribi Gorge to Airport (176 km). Drive to the airport and fly out of Durban. End of program.

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