Cape Town & the Garden Route

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5 Based on 82 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 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
  • +6
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the spectacular Garden Route, the greatest road trip in Africa
  • See iconic African wildlife, including elephants, lions, penguins and whales (in season)
  • Explore diverse nature from the forests of Tsitsikamma to the drylands of the Little Karoo
  • Experience culture from quaint communities to cosmopolitan Cape Town and nearby wineries
  • Walk through the ancient limestone Cango Caves
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 Sundays River Valley, Oudtshoorn, Cape Town and 5 other destinations in South Africa. "Cape Town & The Garden Route" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the Garden Route − ‘the greatest road trip in South Africa’ – on a journey from Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) to Cape Town. This highlight-packed trip is designed for those who want iconic South African experiences: a safari in Addo Elephant National Park; a cellar tour in Stellenbosch; a visit to the penguins of Simon’s Town; and free time in Cape Town, the most absorbing city in South Africa. For an extra-special experience, join the trip between June and November for a chance to spot migratory southern right whales as you stand on the shore.

Join us to celebrate Exodus’ 50th anniversary! The departure starting in Port Elizabeth on 29 September 2024 features extra inclusions to mark the occasion: a whale-watching boat trip from Hermanus, a local birthday celebration and a special edition Exodus kitbag.
  • Day 1: Start Port Elizabeth; transfer to Sundays River Valley
  • Day 2: Game drives in Addo Elephant 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 Stellenbosch; 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
5 - Excellent
Based on 82 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 01 2024
4 - Very Good
Cape Town and the Garden Route review
A tour of 15 people. Everyone got on well. Some queries with the itinerary. We passed by fabulous beaches without stopping such as Jeffrey’s Bay and Wilderness, yet stopped at service stations for lunch. This actually happened... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 29 2024
5 - Excellent
The Garden Route to Cape Town
This was a particularly enjoyable holiday where everything came together to create a fantastic experience. Good weather, a friendly group, an excellent tour leader and a well-constructed itinerary that took us to some wonderful... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 14 2024
5 - Excellent
A varied and enjoyable trip along the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
An enjoyable and interesting insight into South Africa with varied landscapes and experiences. Three game drives at the start with lots of wildlife – elephants, lions and many other animals to see in beautiful locations. We... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 09 2024
5 - Excellent
Feb 2024
Tour of the Garden Route and Cape Town
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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 20 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

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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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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.

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