Garden Route Discovery

Winelands | Knysna | Tsitsikamma | Oudtshoorn | Route 62

Enjoy stunning inland and coastal scenery on this spectacular 5 day circular tour around the southern tip of South Africa.


  • Cape Winelands 
  • Wine tastings 
  • Cango Caves
  • Ostrich farm 
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve 
  • Free time in Knysna 
  • Forest of Tsitsikamma
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • Whale watching in season

Day 1 - Swellendam 
Morning departure from Cape Town, travel via Sir Lowry's Pass towards the historic town of Swellendam, stopping for a winery tour and tasting along the way. During whale season (Jun-Dec) you will make an extra stop in Hermanus, famous for its land based whale watching. In the afternoon continue to Swellendam for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Gaikou Lodge 
Day 2 - Plettenberg Bay area 
Leave Swellendam and enjoy your journey along the Garden Route as you head via Mossel Bay enroute to Plettenberg Bay. Take a stroll along the white sandy beaches of this millionaire's playground before heading to your lodge for the night.

Overnight at Hunters Country House
Day 3 - Plettenberg Bay area 
This morning you visit Birds of Eden, the largest free flight aviary in the world. In the afternoon travel to the Tsitsikamma National Park, one of the most beautiful places along the Garden Route. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities.

Overnight at Hunters Country House
Day 4 - Knysna and Plettenberg Bay area 
After breakfast, travel to the beautiful lagoon side town of Knysna where you take an excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. The trip includes a ferry across the lagoon to the base of the western head, a drive to the top of the reserve and an optional 2.2 kilometre downhill nature trail walk. The tour ends with a delicious lunch served under the shade of the milkwood trees. On return to the mainland, continue your journey to Oudtshoorn for a guided visit to an ostrich farm before dinner and overnight. 

Overnight at Rosenhof Country House

Day 5 - Cape Town and farewell
This morning before departing Oudtshoorn, enjoy a visit to the impressive Cango Caves before travelling along the famous Route 62 taking in the simply breath-taking scenery along the way. A lunch stop is made enroute before heading back to Cape Town in the early evening.

5 day tour from £1095

Departs on selected Tuesdays. Tour price includes en-suite accommodation with breakfast, 2 lunches and 4 dinners. 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.

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Garden Route Discovery

Small Group Tour

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your small group tour includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Max 18 passengers
  • Expert guide throughout tour
  • Air conditioned vehicles
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners

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  • Expert staff who have travelled in Africa
  • Friendly advice and professional service
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Designed for you

  • 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

Best value

  • 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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