• THE GARDEN ROUTE AND BEYOND

    21 days from£2,995 PP

    Journey through the scenic winelands and mountains of the Western Cape and onto the game reserves of the Eastern Cape, before returning to Cape Town along the spectacular coast of the Garden Route.

    Our new tour departs in May which is generally a quieter time of year with milder temperatures (average temperature in May is 25 degrees) making touring much more comfortable. 

    This new shorter tour is also ideal for those keen to experience South Africa but restricted by time. If however, you are looking for a longer tour, why not combine this with our new 18-day ‘Under African Skies’ tour, or perhaps even a side trip to the incredible Victoria Falls – talk to our Travel Specialists about options.


    Most of the drives on this tour are easy with well-maintained tarmac roads. A number of the activities on the tour require some walking and/or physical exertion.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Guided tour of Cape Town, including Table Mountain
    • Wine tasting tour in Stellenbosch
    • Swartberg experience with traditional lunch in Oudtshoorn
    • Camdeboo National Park
    • Sunset game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
    • The Garden Route along the Cape Coast

    21 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

    DAYS 1 - 4: CAPE TOWN & WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK


    DAYS 1 - 2

    Fly overnight from London to Cape Town, meet your Tour Escorts and transfer to hotel on the V & A Waterfront, where you will enjoy a welcome meal in the company of your fellow travellers.


    DAYS 3 - 4

    Transfer to the motorhome depot where a representative of the company will demonstrate your vehicle. An easy drive north to Langebaan with the following day at leisure to explore the West Coast National Park.

    DAYS 5 - 7: WINE TASTING IN STELLENBOSCH & MONTAGU MINERAL SPRINGS


    DAYS 5 - 6

    Drive inland to Stellenbosch, a beautiful setting famed for its vineyards. Enjoy a wine tasting tour with lunch (transport provided).


    DAY 7

    Continue on scenic Route 62 to Montagu, famous for its awe-inspiring rock formations, orchards, vineyards, local herbs and healing hot mineral springs.

    DAYS 8 - 10: OUDTSHOORN, SWARTBERG PASS & CAMDEBOO NATIONAL PARK


    DAYS 8 - 9

    Head to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa, as well as home to the Cango Caves. Included is an excursion up the Swartberg Pass with dinner at Kobus se Gat restaurant – a truly African gastronomic experience.


    DAY 10

    Continue to Graaf-Reinet in Camdeboo National Park, which retains much of the character of a typical 19th century town and is known as the ‘gem of the Karoo’.

    DAYS 11 - 15: ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK & TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK


    DAYS 11 - 12

    Driving south we head into Addo Elephant National Park for an included sundowner game drive – if we’re lucky we’ll see black and white rhino as well the elephants that give the park its name.


    DAYS 13

    Back to the coast as we travel to Tsitsikamma National Park where we’ll stay at one of the best campsite locations in South Africa at the official start of the famed Garden Route. 


    DAYS 14 - 15

    Spend the next two days exploring the beautiful scenery and towns along the garden route staying at campsites in Knysna and Wilderness.

    DAYS 16 - 17: SWELLENDAM, LANGEBERG MOUNTAINS & KLEINMOND


    DAY 16

    Drive to picturesque Swellendam, one of the oldest settlements in South Africa, famed for its Cape Dutch architecture with a beautiful setting at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains.


    DAY 17

    Travel to Kleinmond where if you are lucky you may spot some of the first migrating whales to arrive for mating season.

    DAYS 18 - 19: MELKBOSSTRAND, TABLE MOUNTAIN & JOURNEY HOME


    DAYS 18 - 19

    Travel to your final stop at Melkbosstrand north of Cape Town. The following day enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful city including a trip up Table Mountain if weather permits. Farewell meal at a coastal restaurant with spectacular views of the city.


    DAY 20 - 21

    Return motorhome then transfer to the airport for overnight flight to London.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • The services of experienced Tour Escorts
    • Return standard flights (London to Cape Town)
    • All airport taxes
    • 18 days fully-equipped Discoverer 4 motorhome hire (includes GPS and unlimited mileage)
    • Vehicle insurance (includes nil excess and Collision Damage Waiver)
    • One night's accommodation with breakfast in Cape Town waterfront hotel
    • Stellenbosch Wine-tasting tour including lunch
    • Swartberg experience with traditional lunch
    • Sunset game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
    • Full day Cape Town guided tour
    • Motorhome preparation and living kits
    • 17 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available)
    • Coach transfers (as stated)
    • Welcome and farewell meals
    • Tour daybook and South Africa touring atlas

    Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome

    EXCLUSIONS
    • Personal insurance – please ask for a quote
    • Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas
    • Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated)
    • Road tolls
    • National Park entry fees payable locally (approx £100 per person)
    • Personal expenditure, tips etc
    • Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request