Cape Town & the Garden Route

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5.0 Based on 22 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Food tour
  • Explorer
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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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 within 30 days of departure.
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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 wineriesScenery along the one of the most beautiful coastlines in the worldDiverse nature from the forests of Tsitsikamma to the drylands of the Little Karoo.
Starting in Port Elizabeth and ending in Cape Town, the trip "Cape Town & The Garden Route" is a guided food tour that takes 12 days. You will travel through Oudtshoorn, Cape Town, Hermanus and 4 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 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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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
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.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 11 nights hotels and guest houses.Travel by private minibus,All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
Others
  • No long drives
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cape Town & the Garden Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 19 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 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.

Visa

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 travelling 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.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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