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Garden Route Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences


  • 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

  • Wonders of South Africa Super Special

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH: 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$ 1,906
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • A World In One Country Super Special

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,099
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • South African Family Adventure: Cape Town, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve & More

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Start your trip in Cape Town, a highlight of Southern Africa with its unrivalled natural beauty, before continuing on to a unique malaria-free private game reserve located at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains. End with a stay at the only private lodge situated inside the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,358
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Spectacular South Africa: Cape Town, Knysna, Kapama Private Game Reserve & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: This comprehensive South Africa tour offers a taste of all that makes the country such a great destination, including its wine regions, natural beauty, abundant wildlife, national parks, and rich native culture.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,776
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Cape Highlights and Safari: Cape Town, Garden Route & Kariega Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy a stay in South Africa's Mother City; Cape Town before getting up close with African wildlife on the Eastern Cape. Visit the world's ostrich capital, sample the best of South Africa's famous Winelands, and follow the Garden Route to see South Africa in all its diverse beauty.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,978
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
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  • Private Magnificent Garden Route: Silver

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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$ 1,912
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • A World in One Country: Kruger, Hluhluwe, Cape Town & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,088
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Garden Route Splendour: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: The Garden Route is legendary for its awesome natural beauty. From Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, 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$ 996
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Magnificent Garden Route: Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: 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$ 850
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Stunning Hermanus

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 613
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cape, Garden Route and Safari Escapade: Cape Town, George & Shamwari

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the breathtaking sights of Cape Town, explore the famous Garden Route, and venture in the African bush to see the Big Five on this comprehensive journey along the South African cape. You’ll learn about South African culture, enjoy premium amenities, and see incredible animals on this epic family adventure.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,313
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Beautiful Knysna

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 416
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Port Elizabeth Signature

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy a short break at one of South Africa’s attractive coastal cities, Port Elizabeth with its excellent beaches and beautiful sweeping bay.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 207
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Wonders of South Africa: Kruger, Garden Route, Cape Town & More

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH: 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$ 2,155
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
    South Africa See Trip Details
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