6 Day Garden Route, Safari & Winelands



Minimum 2 guests / Maximum 18 guests

Selected departure dates on a Thursday


All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates.

 Day 1 – Thursday   Cape Town – Oudtshoorn

Depart Cape Town and travel through the ‘Little Karoo’ and Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. En route, stop off in the town of Barrydale, where we will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the “ostrich feather capital” and centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. (The school visit is subject to the school being open)

Overnight: La Plume Guest House  or similar  – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Distance travelled today: 418 kms

Day 2 – Friday        Oudtshoorn – Knysna

After breakfast take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Return to Oudtshoorn for a tour and light lunch at an Ostrich Farm. Our journey continues over the scenic Outeniqua Pass to George, the administrative hub of the Garden Route area and then onto Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.

Overnight: Rex Hotel or similar – Bed, Breakfast & Lunch 

Distance travelled today: 204 kms

Day 3 – Saturday         Knysna – Plettenberg Bay – Knysna

After a leisurely breakfast, drive through the Tsitsikamma Forests. Explore this breathtaking stretch of the Garden Route, where mountains, indigenous forests, deep gorges, and lush vegetation hug the rugged coastline of cliffs and sandy beaches.  Visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). In the afternoon you’ll return to Knysna, with a stop in Plettenberg Bay, originally christened “Bahia Formosa” (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers. There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. There is also an option (for own account and subject to availability) to visit the Birds of Eden Sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world.

Overnight: Rex Hotel or similar – Bed, Breakfast & Lunch 

Distance travelled today: 200 kms

Day 4 – Sunday             Knysna – Albertinia

After a leisurely breakfast, travel via George and Mossel Bay to Albertinia, a town set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive, at a malaria free private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the Big Five.

Overnight : Garden Route Game Lodge or similar – Bed, Breakfast & Dinner

Distance travelled today: 150 kms

 Day 5 – Monday           Albertinia – Hermanus

Our safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Our expert guide will endeavour to spoil us with sightings of the “Big Five”, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, our journey will take us to the picturesque Cape Dutch town of Swellendam. This charming town was founded in 1745 and is famous for its youngberries, eclectic architecture and National Parks, as well as outdoor activities. Our journey further continues to the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, offering the best land-based whale watching (Aug-Nov) in the world.

Overnight: Misty Waves or similar – Bed, Breakfast & dinner 

Distance travelled today: 370 kms

Day 6 – Tuesday         Hermanus – Cape Town

After a leisurely breakfast depart Hermanus and travel to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Our story telling guide will take us on a tour through Franschhoek village, sharing with us the fascinating history of the French Huguenots. Then finally onto Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain where the tour ends on arrival. [Breakfast]

Distance travelled today: 180 kms


NOTE  – Option to extend and stay in Cape Town for a few nights to enjoy this beautiful city 










Rates valid 01/01/24 – 30/04/24 & 01/09/24 – 31/12/24

R 23 100.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation

R 27 225.00 per single person

 Rates valid 01/05/24 – 31/08/24

R 22 730.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation

R 26 690.00 per single person


5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified.



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