Cape Town & the Garden Route

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5.0 Based on 22 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Food tour
  • Explorer
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
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  • Starts Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Ends Cape Town, South Africa
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Wildlife from elephants and lions to penguins and whales (in season)Culture from quaint towns to cosmopolitan Cape Town and nearby wineries
The trip "Cape Town & The Garden Route" starts from Port Elizabeth and ends in Cape Town. It is a food trip that takes 12 days taking you through Oudtshoorn, Port Elizabeth, Hermanus and 4 other destinations in South Africa. "Cape Town & The Garden Route" is a guided small group trip that 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 take in fantastic wildlife, beautiful beaches, rainforests, deep canyons, rolling hills, endless vineyards, quaint towns, vibrant cities, and one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. This trip takes in the best of one of South Africa’s greatest regions, packing in surprising diversity. In season (August-November) this is also the best place on Earth to watch whales right from the shoreline.
5 - 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 roadblock of a dazzle of zebra (yes, that's the collective term for them) or meet one of the big five lumbering around a corner in front of your vehicle, eat a 5-star braai meal (bbq but much more) cooked by your hosts in De Rust, gape at the astonishing stalactites in the Kango Caves, gaze from the top of Table Mountain or listen to an ex-prisoner describing life on Robben Island. In a relatively short tour you experience so many different types of scenery, flora and fauna and culture but in manageable chunks. Petro shares her passion for South Africa with you and gives you a full and honest account of the challenges faced by this wonderful but struggling country.”
  • 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 went the extra mile for us. The food & wine was outstanding and also ridiculously cheap. Our itinerary was well thought out & enjoyable. Accommodation was always clean & well appointed. Accommodation hosts & local people were unfailingly friendly & helpful”
  • 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 inclusive. Our guide, Jan, was excellent and went over and above in ensuring the whole group had a wonderful trip.”
  • 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 next trip.”
  • Day 1: Start Port Elizabeth; transfer to Sundays River Valley.
  • Day 2: Game drives in Addo N.P.
  • 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 Simonstown penguins.
  • Day 12: End Cape Town.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to Port Elizabeth and from Cape Town are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cape Town & the Garden Route tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cape Town & the Garden Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 31 March 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 31 March 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 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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