Garden Route Trail
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from $ 700 to $ 1000
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Experience the magic of the Garden Route, whose breathtaking coastline is the backdrop for many diverse highlights. It offers opportunities to view elephant, stroke a cheetah and ride an ostrich. Complement this with beaches, forests, caves, winelands and the Indian Ocean, for a route filled with color and excitement.
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Day 1 - East London
Leaving Durban, a driving day takes us through the rolling grasslands of the Transkei. The mud huts of the Xhosa people evoke an image of timeless Africa.
Our first overnight stop is north of East London.
Day 2 - Port Elizabeth
Addo Elephant Park - Port Elizabeth.
We travel through the historic frontier lands of the early settlers to Addo Elephant Park, one of South Africa’s major conservation success stories.
We game drive in search of these gentle giants. Watching a herd in their natural habitat is a memorable experience.
Day 3 - Port Elizabeth
Tsitsikamma - Nature’s Valley.
Watch the surfers, swim or catch a tan on the glorious beach at Jeffrey’s Bay, famous on the world surfing circuit. Our next stop at Bloukrans River Bridge offers the option for a spectacular 216 m bungi jump*. The bravest (or craziest) leap from the largest concrete bridge in Africa.
In Tsitsikamma Forest National Park, we set up camp in a truly unique area -forested slopes on one side and pounding surf on the other.
Day 4-5 - Oudtshoorn
Enjoy a short hike to the suspension bridge at the Storms River mouth which offers amazing views.
In the afternoon we visit Plettenberg Bay and Knysna with its enchanting lagoon before we arrive at our two night stop in the Wilderness area.
A full day begins with a drive inland, over the Outeniqua Pass, into the semi-arid Karoo region. At the Cango Crocodile Ranch the Cheetahland Conservation Foundation allows the unforgettable option of stroking a cheetah*. Experience the eerie beauty of the Cango Caves.
Finally, a visit to an ostrich farm in the Oudtshoorn area offers the unique chance to ride an ostrich.
Day 6 - Cape Town
After a walk we break camp and drive to Mossel Bay for a last swim in the turquoise ocean.
Driving through the Winelands, with its famous Cape Dutch architecture, we stop at one of the estates which gives us the opportunity for a spot of wine tasting.
Day 7 - Cape Town
The scenery is unforgettable as we travel to Cape Point, where the panorama is breathtaking.
Food and Dining
We enjoy a picnic lunch at the Cape of Good Hope, the south-westernmost point of the African continent. The awesome sight of Table Mountain welcomes us into Cape Town.
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