Welcome to the Garden Route
The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River which is crossed along the N2 coastal highway over the Paul Sauer Bridge in the extreme western reach of the neighbouring Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley; with George, the Garden Route’s largest city and main administrative centre.
Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay – George – Victoria Bay – Knysas – Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikama
Day 1 .
Fly from Joburg to Cape Town – 1 Nights
Climb (or take the Cable Car!) up Table Mountain, Explore the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Tour the Cape of Good Hope, visit Robben Island & District Six Museum, Shop for Bargains at Greenmarket Square, Go shopping for everything else at the V&A Waterfront, Visit the Penguins @ Boulders Beach, Hike Lions Head to watch the Sunrise and watch the sunset at Camps Bay.
Day 2 . STELLENBOSCH AND Gansbaai – 1 Night
Day 3. IN CAPE AGULHAS 1 NIGHT
IN CAPE AGULHAS: Check out the most southerly tip of South Africa, Visit the Lighthouse, Visit the Wine Boutique on the Shipwreck Coast & if you’re a craft beer fan, check out Frasers Folly @ BlackOysterCatcher Winery. Visit an Ostrich Farm, Visit Cango Caves, Hike the Klein Karoo region
Day 4. MOSSEL BAY and KNYSNA 1 NIGHT
Relax, Enjoy the Town, Recuperate! (or skip if you’re short on time!) IN KNYSNA: Go Whale Watching, Eat Oysters, Shop at the Waterfront (*TIP* Decorated Ostrich eggs are much cheaper here than at the farms!), Knysna Lagoon.
Day 6 . JEFFREYS BAY AND PORT ELIZABETH – 1 NIGHT
IN JEFFREY’S BAY: Learn to Surf, Shop at the discount surf outlets (Billabong, Ripcurl etc), get the best massage anywhere in Africa at Skin Deep (honestly, they are awesome! gorgeous treatment rooms, amazing therapists – book in advance so you don’t miss out when you’re there!) IN PORT ELIZABETH:
Another beautiful town to spend a day or so in and a fitting place to end the Garden Route.
Day 7 : Drive Back to Johannesburg . Via Addo National Park and Bloemfontein
All Transfers , 3* Accommodation , Breakfast and Dinner – City Tours