12 Day Garden Route Tailor Made Holiday


Price: US $ 3424.00

This Garden Route holiday, tailor made, includes a winning combination of activities, ideal for a family adventure. We’ve based this on self-drive, but use guides wherever they will add to your experience. We’ve also based this on some gorgeous and interesting places to stay.

Highlights include Cape Town, a sea kayaking and Cape Point day trip and a wine tram tour at Franschoek. Visit Hermanus, with perhaps some whale watching, too, depending on the time of year, and take in Outdsthoorn, where you can visit an ostrich farm and the Cango Caves. Drive along the Garden Route and enjoy Plettenberg Bay and take a safari in Kareiga Game Reserve.

This is purely a suggested itinerary based on the most popular places to see, the list of accommodation choices is huge and these are just some of the options. Ask us for recommendations and a tailor made quotation.

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: CAPE TOWN. Arrive Cape Town and transfer to your guest house. Free afternoon.
Day 2: CAPE PENINSULA. Full day private guided tour of Cape Peninsular including a sea kayak trip, seeing the penguins at Boulders Beach, and the Cape of Good Hope. Breakfast.
Day 3: WINELANDS: You start the day with a guided tour of Kayamandi township on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. A Xhosa Mama will welcome you into her home to share some of the delicious dishes. Then you head for Franschhoek and take the hop-on-hop-off Wine Tram tour. It’s a great way to discover the scenic Franschhoek Valley with its history and vineyards. Return to Cape Town for the evening. Breakfast
Days 4-5: TO HERMANUS. Today we drop off your hire car and you drive the short distance to Sandbaai near Hermanus on the south coast. You have two days to explore this charming coast town, and depending on the time of year, you might see whales from here. Breakfast.
Day 6: TO OUTDSHOORN. Today you take a scenic drive (about 4-5 hours) inland to Outdshoorn. You’re staying at an ostrich farm just south of the town. As well as meeting ostriches you can go and see the nearby famous Cango Caves with their stalactites and stalagmites. Breakfast.
Days 7-8: ALONG GARDEN ROUTE TO PLETTENBERG BAY. You drive along this beautiful stretch of coast passing charming spots like George, Wilderness and Knysna, to your home for the next 2 nights at Plettenberg Bay. There are lots of different activities possible form here, but we’d strongly recommend a marine boat trip to see dolphins etc, and perhaps take a treetop canopy tour. Breakfast.
Days 9-11: TO KARIEGA GAME RESERVE. Today you drive past the large town of Port Elizabeth and further on into the Eastern Cape to a great game reserve called Kariega. You’re staying here for 3 nights in a chalet on full board basis and your game activities are included. get ready to see lots of wildlife. Full board.
Day 12: TIME FOR HOME. Its time for head back to Port Elizabeth where you drop your hire car in time for your onward flight home. (B)

OUR TOP TIP:
Take every game drive you’re offered – you’ll see something different on every one. They may involve early starts – but a lion surely beats a lie-in.

TRIP TYPE:
Small group. Min. age 6.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:
Leisurely.

ACCOMMDATION:
Luxury Guest House, Lodge or tented camp with a pool and treetop dining room. Private inside and outside bathrooms.

SOLOS:
This trip can accommodate solo travellers with a surcharge.

TRAVELLING WITH A LOCAL OPERATOR
This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Price Excludes:
Flights and drinks.

Price Includes:
Per person sharing. Rate airport to airport. Accommodation, transfers, all meals, game drives, bush walks, guides, listed activities.