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  • Travelling along the Garden Route will provide many photo opportunities while on your South African tour.

Located between Heidelberg and Storms River, the Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. The name “Garden Route” comes from an abundance of flora and fauna including lagoons, lakes, lush forests, wild flowers and a pleasant and comfortable year-round climate to be enjoyed on a South Africa vacation.

The Garden Route intersects with various towns including Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness and Knysna. The town of George is seen as the administrative and commercial hub and is considered “The Gateway to the Garden Route”.

Chosen by many as the ideal self-drive holiday destination on South African tours , the Garden Route has garnered another nickname – “the driving route”. Following the coastline of the Indian Ocean, there are many places to stop and much to do. There are wine-tastings, good hiking, diving and surfing and some of the best golf courses in the country.

With nineteen nature reserves and national parks located within the expanse of the Garden Route, there is no shortage of wildlife available. Due to its proximity to the coast, marine parks are a particular specialty of the Garden Route. Various bays along the coast are nurseries for endangered Southern Right Whales that come to calve in spring and summer.

The name seems to suggest relaxation and while there are many spots to rest and unwind, there are also many exciting activities to explore when embarking on the Garden Route during South Africa travel.

 


 

South Africa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to South Africa trips.

Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

 

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Garden Route

  • Cape Highlights & Safari

    Take in the wonders of the Cape region of South Africa, from the mother city of Cape Town and winelands, along the wonders of the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and ending with an African safari in a private game reserve.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,538
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Beautiful Knysna

    Knysna is situated on South Africa's only National Lake and is the country's largest permanent estuary. Spend time visiting Featherbed Nature Reserve and get to know this enchanting town.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 264
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Magnificent Garden Route from Cape Town

    The Garden Route is legendary for its awesome natural beauty. From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, this touring idea journeys across spectacular mountain passes and along a pristine coastline boasting some of South Africa's top resorts.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 775
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Marataba Walking Trails

    Go in search of South Africa’s most impressive game on this safari tour with a difference. Explore the wide variety of trails on the Marataba Reserve, home to a stunning range of creatures.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,784
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Oudtshoorn: Cango Caves

    The Cango Caves have been at the forefront of tourism in South Africa since the end of the 18th century: the first to be protected by environmental legislation and the first to employ a full-time tourist guide, they remain South Africa's oldest tourist attraction.
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Oudtshoorn: Safari Ostrich Farm

    Safari Ostrich Farm is a working ostrich farm that was established in 1956 as a tourist activity. It remains a must-see attraction when visiting Oudtshoorn and is situated in the heart of “Ostrich Country”, only 6km outside of Oudtshoorn. Come & see ostriches up close on one of the tours!
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Private Magnificent Garden Route Gold

    The Garden Route is legendary for its natural beauty. From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (or vice versa), journey across mountain passes and along a pristine coastline that boasts excellent resorts.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,857
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Private Magnificent Garden Route Silver

    The Garden Route is legendary for its natural beauty. From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (or vice versa), journey across mountain passes and along a pristine coastline that boasts excellent resorts.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,560
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Pure Plettenberg

    One of the Western Cape’s highlights, Plettenberg Bay is often considered the jewel of the Garden Route, noted for its tranquility and charm.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 299
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • South Africa Sampler

    Spend two weeks discovering all that makes South Africa one of the world’s most diverse and colourful destinations. Take in natural sights such as Blyde River Canyon, explore the historic lands of the Zulus and Swazis, follow the magnificent South African coastline, and immerse yourself in the beauty, wine, and culture of the Cape. On this tour, a maximum of 40 guests are escorted by a local professional tourist guide. All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 guests. Transportation is in air-conditioned luxury vehicles and tours are only conducted in English.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,839
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide
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  • South Africa Sampler Super Special

    Spend two weeks discovering all that makes South Africa one of the world’s most diverse and colourful destinations. Take in natural sights such as Blyde River Canyon, explore the historic lands of the Zulus and Swazis, follow the magnificent South African coastline, and immerse yourself in the beauty, wine, and culture of the Cape. On this tour, a maximum of 40 guests are escorted by a local professional tourist guide. All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 guests. Transportation is in air-conditioned luxury vehicles and tours are only conducted in English.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,875
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Stunning Hermanus

    From wine to whale-watching to extreme sports or just enjoying spectacular scenery, Hermanus is a South African getaway for all tastes.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 641
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Winelands, Garden Route & Safari Adventure

    On this self drive itinerary, enjoy stops in Stellenbosch, the Little Karoo, Knysna and at a game reserve. This is a leisurely trip offering wine tasting, spectacular scenery, both inland and on the Garden Route plus animal viewing all in one specific South African region.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,667
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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