Garden Route Budget Travel


 Location and Weather

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. The climate of the Garden Route is mild making it an ideal destination for hiking, swimming, diving, fishing and a range of other activities.

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.

Towns and their 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 Plettenburg 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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Google Map of Garden Route

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Tours Focused on Garden Route

Self Drive Package - Garden Route from Cape Town to PE

Duration 08 Days, Travel Style South African Self Drive Tours

The Cape Town to Port Elizabeth self drive option takes in some of the top highlights on offer in South Africa including the Cape Winelands, The whale capital of South Africa - Hermanus, the Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park.

Trip Style Garden Route Self Drive Tours

Cape Town to Garden Route Overland Camping Package

Duration 07 Days, Travel Style Overland Camping Tours
Priced from pps R7650 $546 £444 €522 A$759 C$738 NZ$791 Full pricing info
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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 Adventure Tour from Cape Town - Accommodated

Duration 06 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R6600 $471 £383 €451 A$655 C$637 NZ$683 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