Cape Town & the Garden Route

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4.9 Based on 22 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-11584
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Ends Cape Town, South Africa
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • See wildlife, including elephants, lions, penguins and whales (in season)
  • Experience culture from quaint communities to cosmopolitan Cape Town and nearby wineries
  • Enjoy the spectacular Garden Route scenery
  • Explore diverse nature from the forests of Tsitsikamma to the drylands of the Little Karoo
Start in Port Elizabeth and end in Cape Town, the trip "Cape Town & The Garden Route" is a guided food trip that takes 12 days. You will travel through Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant National Park, Sundays River Valley and 5 other destinations in South Africa. "Cape Town & The Garden Route" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This journey brings us from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town following the famous Garden Route. Along the way, we see fantastic wildlife, beautiful beaches, rainforests, deep canyons, rolling hills, endless vineyards, quaint towns, vibrant cities and one of the most spectacular coastlines on the planet. In season (August to November), this is also the best place on Earth to watch whales from the shoreline.
  • Day 1: Start Port Elizabeth; transfer to Sundays River Valley
  • Day 2: Game drives in Addo National Park
  • Day 3: Drive to Storms River; explore Tsitsikamma
  • Day 4: Free day to relax, walk or explore the region
  • Day 5: Morning visit Knysna Heads; afternoon to Oudtshoorn
  • Day 6: Visit Cango Caves and Meiringspoort Waterfall
  • Day 7: To Hermanus via Mossel Bay
  • Day 8: Free day; whale watching in season
  • Day 9: To wine region; afternoon wine tour and on to Cape Town
  • Day 10 - 11: Two days exploring Cape Town, Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and Simon's Town penguins
  • Day 12: End Cape Town
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners included
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 06 2020
5 - Excellent
Totally fabulous
We had a full tour with 16 people but our amazing guide Petro Pretorius ensured that everyone had a great experience. I won't repeat everything written in the other reviews - it's all true! You haven't lived till you experience a... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 08 2020
5 - Excellent
An outstanding trip
We were a big group of 15. Everyone got on well. Our leader, Petro Pretorius, was exceptional. Her knowledge was encyclopaedic and she was warm, open & resourceful. At all times we felt safe & confident in her care. She really... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 03 2020
5 - Excellent
Garden Route - to Cape Town
This was my first time as a solo traveler and I had some reservations. I can honestly say that i had a fantastic time. The whole group were so friendly - we had couples and singles - and everyone was incredibly friendly and... Read more
  • Lucas
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 17 2020
5 - Excellent
A fantastic tour, with a great group. Cape Town was nice, but the best of South Africa is its nature, I think. Loved the Garden route - so many great spots. I liked the overall arrangement so much, so that I've already booked my... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cape Town & the Garden Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 08 September 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 September 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cape Town & the Garden Route tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cape Town & the Garden Route tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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