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4 Day Garden Route Safari

StartCape Town
EndCape Town
Duration: 4 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 9950.00AUD 780.39CAD 705.67EURO 480.91GBP 452.89USD 527.85

This short Garden Route tour takes in the best of one of South Africa's most popular destinations. Incredible scenery including beaches, indigenous forests and spectacular landscapes. Wildlife encounters include ostriches, whales as well as the Big 5. Exploring the Titsikama National Park, bungy jumping or relaxing on amazing beaches are just some of the activities available.

Countries visitingSouth Africa
This tour is:Family Friendly
Accommodation on tour:Backpackers/Guest house
Malaria free:Yes


  • Route 62 road trip
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Cango caves
  • Ostrich farm
  • Knysna
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Garden Route Game Lodge - Big 5 game drives
  • Hermanus - Whales (seasonal)
  • Penguin colony

Below is the basic day to day brief.

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window.

Please download the dossier should you want more detailed information on the route and tour.

Day 1:  Route 62 and Oudtshoorn
Beginning in Cape Town, our Garden Route adventure takes us along the amazing Route 62 – reputed to be one of South Africa’s most scenic drives. From the mountainous wine lands of the Cape across the dry “Karoo” region we head for Oudtshoorn – the Ostrich capital of the world. We explore the famous Cango Caves and spend the night in Oudtshoorn.

Meals:  Dinner
Included Highlights:  Cango Caves tour (standard tour), Ostrich farm visit

Day 2:  Garden Route – Knysna, Plettenberg Bay & Storms River
A morning visit to an ostrich farm allows for an opportunity to get up close to these unusual creatures.  We then descend the spectacular Outeniqua Pass on our way to Knysna – the heart of the Garden Route. After lunch we head to the sea side village of Plettenberg Bay with its spectacular beaches. We stop at the Bloukrans Bridge to take in the magnificent views and allow the brave to do the Bungy jump en route to our final destination - Storms River Village.

Meals:  Breakfast and dinner
Included Highlight:  Map of Africa viewpoint
Optional Activities:  Bungy Jumping 

Day 3:  Garden Route – Titsikamma National Park & Garden Route Game Lodge
This morning we visit the Titsikamma National Park where one can hike to the Storms River mouth, take a dip in the ocean or just soak up the splendid surroundings. We then enjoy a scenic drive along the Garden Route to the Garden Route Game Lodge where we end the day with a Big 5 game drive. A fantastic African buffet dinner is enjoyed in the “boma” and one can then relax in the hot springs under the stars.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner
Included Highlights:  Tsitsikamma National Park, Big 5 Game Drive 

Day 4:  Garden Route to Cape Town via Hermanus (whale watching)
A busy day starts with a Big 5 safari and a splendid breakfast before we head to Hermanus in the Southern Cape. This Seaside village is known for its excellent shore based whale watching (seasonal) and one can wonder along the seaside cliffs and view these amazing mammals up close. Next stop is a visit to the penguin colony at Stony Point before heading back to Cape Town.

Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlight:  Big 5 morning safari, Land based whale watching (in season July-Nov), Visit Penguin colony

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Note: Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period.

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 9950.00AUD 780.39CAD 705.67EURO 480.91GBP 452.89USD 527.85

2024 Tour Prices - Per person

ZAR 9,950 p/p - Backpacker dorm (+R1,250 for 1 pax)

ZAR 11,150 p/p - Backpacker Double/Twin

ZAR 11,750 p/p - Guest House Double/Twin 

ZAR 1,250 - Single Supplement
(if there’s 3 pax, the R1,250 applies to one, unless you want 3 single rooms)

  • Accommodation
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Qualified & registered tour guide
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 2 x Big 5 safari game drives
  • Entrance fees:
    Cango Ostrich Farm
    Cango Caves
    Tsitsikamma National Park
    Penguins @ Betty's Bay
  • Visas & travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Beverages & snacks
  • Souvenirs & tips
  • Optional activities (see list on itinerary for complete breakdown)


This tour has a duration of: 4 Days

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