Exploring The Garden Route

Montagu | Outshoorn | Knysna | Port Elizabeth

A delightful one way drive along South Africa's Garden Route with time to stop and explore on the way.

Day 1 - Montagu (150km) 
First stop today is the beautiful Winelands region where the historic Dutch town of Stellenbosch provides the perfect location for lunch. At the town of Worcester, with its fine botanical gardens, you will join the famous Route 62, one of the most scenic drives in Africa.

Overnight at Montagu Vines. 

Day 2 - Oudtshoorn for 2 nights (250km) 
The journey along the '62' is simply stunning, with several small farming communities to visit on the way, including Calitzdorp, famous for its port wine. Oudtshoorn is a great base to explore the scorched little Karoo region. 

Overnight at Hlangana. 

Day 3 -Oudtshoorn
Enjoy a second day of exploring this fascinating corner of South Africa, with a visit to a working ostrich farm a must! Also take some time to visit the impressive Cango Caves, enjoying a guided tour through the magnificent halls and limestone formations.

Overnight at Hlangana. 

Day 4 - Knysna (110 km)
Drop down through the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to George and the lush coastal section of the Garden Route, with some fine beaches and ancient forests of Yellowwood and other native trees. Knysna, at the centre of the region has plenty of shops and galleries to explore and an excellent excursion by boat across the saltwater lagoon to Featherbed Nature Reserve.

Overnight at Waterfront Lodge. 

Day 5 - Knysna
Close to Knysna is the upmarket seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, relax on the lovely sandy beaches, try to spot whales from the Robberg Peninsula (during their migration season) or perhaps visit the spectacular Storms River Mouth in nearby Tsitsikamma National Park.

Overnight at Waterfront Lodge. 

Day 6 - Port Elizabeth  (250km)
20 miles from Knysna is the upmarket seaside town of Plettenberg, with a lovely sandy beach. Another place to visit is the awesome Storms River Mouth in nearby Tsitsikamma National Park. You can return your car to the airport before departing for your onward journey. 

6 day self drive from £325

Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary. Flights not included. Discount flights available from most UK airports. Tour available in both directions or add extra nights to extend your self drive holiday.

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Exploring The Garden Route

Self Drive

Relaxed and enjoyable self drive touring. Book them as they are or ask your consultant to add extra days in the places you choose.

Your self drive tour includes:

  • Well planned route
  • Time to explore
  • Air conditioned car
  • Maps and information
  • Prebooked hotels
  • Flexible itineraries
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  • Expert staff who have travelled in Africa
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  • Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements
  • Pick and choose the places you want to visit
  • Wide range of twin and multi-centre holiday options
  • One consultant to make all your arrangements

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  • Tailor made service at package tour prices
  • Breakfast included in most locations
  • Free nights and upgrades at many top resorts
  • Book now with a low deposit and pay in full later

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  • Part of Freedom Destinations, a leading UK travel company
  • Established for over 12 years
  • Your holiday fully ABTA and ATOL protected
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