Garden Route Budget Travel


Where is the Garden Route?

The Garden Route is an area on the Southern Coastal belt of South Africa. The Garden Route includes towns such as Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley. The Garden Route is one of South Africa's most popular destinations and with good reason. The Garden Route is one of the most scenic stretches of land in Southern Africa. The area has beautiful beaches and bays, lakes and mountains and tall indigenous forests.

What's the weather like?

The climate of the Garden Route is mild making it an ideal destination for hiking, swimming, diving, fishing and a range of other activities. It is largely a winter rainfall area, but the Garden Route spans different climatic zones and has periods of rainfall throughout the year. 

First World Infrastructure

The infrastructure of the area is fantastic with great roads, accommodation and activities on offer. The area relies heavily on tourism and has catered accordingly.

Garden Route Towns & Highlights

Highlights of this area include the town of Oudtshoorn with its magnificent Cango Caves and ostrich riding. Another great town to visit is Knsyna with its beautiful lagoon and its close neighbour Plettenberg Bay with its wide open beaches and whale and dolphin watching opportunities. The area is also home to the Tsitsikamma National Park which has a range of adventure activities on offer including Tree Top canopy tours and forest hikes. Each town you will visit in the area has its own character and distinct look and feel.

The Garden Route is one of South Africa's top attractions and is a must visit for any visit to South Africa.


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Self Drive Package - Garden Route from Cape Town to PE

Duration 08 Days, Travel Style South African Self Drive Tours
Priced from pps R0 $0 £0 €0 A$0 C$0 NZ$0 Full pricing info
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Camp's Bay The scenic Cape Town to Port Elizabeth self drive tour takes in top travel highlights of South Africa including Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Cape Whale Route and the Garden Route.

Trip Style Garden Route Self Drive Tours

Garden Route to Cape Town Accommodated Overland

Duration 07 Days, Travel Style Accommodated Overland Tours
Priced from pps R13250 $918 £719 €805 A$1262 C$1205 NZ$1395 Full pricing info
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Addo Park elephants This Accommodated Budget Garden Route Tour travels south along the scenic coast of South Africa from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, visiting Addo Elephant Park, Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Cango Caves & Cape Wine Route.

Trip Style Garden Route Overland Safaris

Cape Town to Garden Route Overland Camping Package

Duration 07 Days, Travel Style Overland Camping Tours
Priced from pps R8450 $585 £459 €513 A$805 C$769 NZ$890 Full pricing info
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Truck and tent This Budget Camping Safari takes your from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth via the scenic Garden Route and the Malaria Free Addo Elephant National Park.

Trip Style Garden Route Overland Safaris

Garden Route & Addo Park Safari

Duration 06 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R15520 $1075 £842 €943 A$1478 C$1412 NZ$1635 Full pricing info
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Addo elephant herd This budget Garden Route Nature and Addo Elephant National Park Wildlife Safari explores top wilderness and scenic highlights of South Africa, from Cape to Addo and back.

Trip Style Garden Route Budget Safari Packages

Garden Route Adventure Tour from Cape Town - Accommodated

Duration 06 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R6600 $457 £358 €401 A$629 C$600 NZ$695 Full pricing info
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Wilderness beach An all inclusive Tour of South Africa's Garden Route offering a variety of adventure activities along the scenic way. Visit the Cango Caves, Storms River, Kysna, Hermanus, embark on a "Big 5" Game drive in Addo Elephant Park and explore the Tsitsikamma Forest.

Trip Style Garden Route Budget Safari Packages

Accommodated Garden Route Adventure Tour from Cape Town

Duration 04 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R4900 $339 £266 €298 A$467 C$446 NZ$516 Full pricing info
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Bungee This tour of South Africa's scenic Garden Route gives you ample opportunity to enjoy the varied scenery and take part in thrilling adventure activities. Tour activities include a visit to the Cango Caves, a wildlife viewing drive, and canoeing.

Trip Style Garden Route Budget Safari Packages