Garden Route Tours & Safari Packages

30 Tours to Garden Route, ordered shortest to longest trip. Prices are from R6000 $416 £313 €367 A$587 C$555 NZ$607 to R40950 $2838 £2134 €2507 A$4006 C$3785 NZ$4145 per person. Use our Tour Search → to filter by price, duration, start point, travel style and more.

Great White Shark Diving Tour in Gansbaai

Priced from pps R9312 $645 £485 €570 A$911 C$861 NZ$943 Full pricing info
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Length
03 days
From Cape Town to Cape Town
A great 3 day Great White Shark Diving Package in Gansbaai, South Africa. Get up close and personal with these magnificant creatures of the deep and learn more about their role in the ocean's ecosystems.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Cape Town,  
Cape Whale Route,  
Garden Route
Type of Tour
Great White Shark Diving

3 Day Accommodated Tour of the Garden Route, South Africa

Priced from pps R11450 $794 £597 €701 A$1120 C$1058 NZ$1159 Full pricing info
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Knysna Lagoon & Head
Length
03 days
From Cape Town to Cape Town
This 3 Day tour travels the Garden Route with its spectacular sea and mountainous landscapes, visits Oudtshoorn, Knysna & takes a safari in a private game reserve.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Cape Winelands,  
Garden Route,  
Oudtshoorn Cango Caves
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Accommodated Garden Route Adventure Tour from Cape Town

Priced from pps R6000 $416 £313 €367 A$587 C$555 NZ$607 Full pricing info
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Bungee
Length
04 days
From Cape Town to Cape Town
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.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Cape Town,  
Garden Route
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

4 Day Accommodated Tour of the Garden Route, South Africa

Priced from pps R14300 $991 £745 €875 A$1399 C$1322 NZ$1448 Full pricing info
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Blue Crane at the private game reserve
Length
04 days
From Cape Town to Cape Town
Experience the beauty of the Karoo & Garden Route on this guided, 4 Day, accommodated tour which includes a wildlife safari in a private game reserve.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Cape Winelands,  
Garden Route,  
Oudtshoorn Cango Caves
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Garden Route Adventure Tour from Cape Town - Accommodated

Priced from pps R7300 $506 £381 €447 A$714 C$675 NZ$739 Full pricing info
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Wilderness beach
Length
06 days
From Cape Town to Cape Town
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.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Addo Elephant National Park,  
Cape Town,  
Cape Whale Route,  
Garden Route,  
Oudtshoorn Cango Caves
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

6 Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Addo Backpacking Safari

Priced from pps R7000 $485 £365 €428 A$685 C$647 NZ$709 Full pricing info
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Cape Agulhas
Length
06 days
From Cape Town to Cape Town
Six days of exciting adventures, wildlife and beautiful scenery, from Cape Town to the Garden Route and Addo Elephant Park, and back again.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Addo Elephant National Park,  
Cape Town,  
Cape Whale Route,  
Cape Winelands,  
Garden Route,  
Oudtshoorn Cango Caves
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Garden Route & Addo Park Safari

Priced from pps R16800 $1164 £876 €1028 A$1643 C$1553 NZ$1701 Full pricing info
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Addo elephant herd
Length
06 days
From Cape Town to Cape Town
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.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Addo Elephant National Park,  
Cape Town,  
Cape Whale Route,  
Garden Route,  
Oudtshoorn Cango Caves,  
Port Elizabeth
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Cape Town to Garden Route Overland Camping Package

Priced from pps R9450 $655 £493 €578 A$924 C$874 NZ$957 Full pricing info
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Truck and tent
Length
07 days
From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
This Budget Camping Safari takes your from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth via the Cape Whale Route, Little Karoo, scenic Garden Route and malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Addo Elephant National Park,  
Cape Town,  
Cape Whale Route,  
Garden Route,  
Oudtshoorn Cango Caves,  
Port Elizabeth
Type of Tour
Overland Camping Tours

Garden Route to Cape Town Overland Camping Tour

Priced from pps R9450 $655 £493 €578 A$924 C$874 NZ$957 Full pricing info
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Addo herd
Length
07 days
From Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
This Garden Route Safari travels south along the scenic coast of South Africa from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, visiting Addo Elephant Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay, Cango Caves and the Cape Whale Route.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Addo Elephant National Park,  
Cape Town,  
Cape Whale Route,  
Cape Winelands,  
Garden Route,  
Oudtshoorn Cango Caves,  
Port Elizabeth
Type of Tour
Overland Camping Tours

Cape Town to Garden Route Accommodated Overland

Priced from pps R14450 $1001 £753 €884 A$1414 C$1336 NZ$1463 Full pricing info
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Cape Town view
Length
07 days
From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
This Accommodated Budget Garden Route Tour travels from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth via Hermanus, Cango Caves, Plettenberg Bay, Nature's Valley & Tsitsikamma on the scenic Garden Route and the Malaria-Free Addo Elephant National Park.
Countries Visited
South Africa
Top Destinations Visited
Addo Elephant National Park,  
Cape Town,  
Cape Whale Route,  
Cape Winelands,  
Garden Route,  
Oudtshoorn Cango Caves,  
Port Elizabeth
Type of Tour
Accommodated Overland Tours

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Why Travel to Garden Route? by

The Garden Route is one of the most scenic coastal areas of South Africa, stretching from the Heidelberg in the west to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River in the east. The Garden Route is a popular tourist destination attracting a variety of visitors to its beautiful beaches, lagoons, mountains and indigenous forests. Several charming coastal towns and quaint inland villages dot the Garden Route, including George, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Sedgefield, Glentana, Hartenbos, De Rust, Great and Little Brak River and more.

Why Visit the Garden Route?

The Garden Route is an ideal travel destination, lying within easy reach of the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town in the picturesque Western Cape and not far from the rustic Eastern Cape and Wild Coast leading on to Durban in KwaZulu Natal on the East Coast of South Africa. The Garden Route is a particularly appealing holiday destination as it has a mild climate, breathtaking scenery and an excellent tourist infrastructure. The Garden Route boasts excellent roads, plenty of accommodation to suite all tastes and budgets and a wide variety of adventure activities. It is a diverse area of striking natural beauty with something unique to offer adventure seekers, families and couples in search of a romantic getaway.

Garden Route Safaris

The Garden Route tours we offer range from 5 days to 42 days in length, and vary from Budget Lodge to Camping Overland and Self-drive safaris and more, so there is something for everyone visiting this picturesque part of South Africa. Our Garden Route tours include Budget Lodge Safaris, Camping Overland Tours, a Western Cape Motorbike Safari, Self Drive Tours, Exclusive Overland Safaris, Accommodated Overland Tours and Exclusive Budget Safaris.

Garden Route Highlights & Towns

The Garden Route covers the southern coastal belt of South Africa that encompasses ten nature reserves embracing a variety of ecosystems, as well as several unique marine reserves. The main towns on the Garden Route are Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley.  Highlights of the Garden Route include the world’s highest Bungee Jump at Bloukrans Bridge, top golf courses in George, ostriches and the Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn, the beaches of Plettenberg Bay and Wilderness, Knysna’s oyster festival and the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest. 

George – Golfing Gem on the Garden Route

George is the largest town on the Garden Route and one of South Africa’s oldest. George is the official start of the Garden Route, known as "The Gateway to the Garden Route. The town is set on a fertile coastal plateau at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains and is best known for its superb golfing. George is home to three of the top golf courses in South Africa, amongst them the famous 18-hole course at Fancourt Golf Estate, designed by Gary Player.

George is one of the most convenient entry points to the Garden Route boasting a domestic airport. Although George does not lie on the coast it is close enough to Victoria Bay to offer swimming, surfing, scuba diving and whale watching as activities, in addition to mountain biking and hiking in the Outeniqua Mountains.

Oudtshoorn – Ostrich Capital near Cango Caves

Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of South Africa with one of the largest ostrich populations in the world, which means that this is the place to see the big birds, buy ostrich feathers and eggs, ride them and taste ostrich biltong and so on. The small town of Oudtshoorn lies in the Little Karoo or “Klein Karoo” as it is known in Afrikaans, not far from the Cango Caves. The Cango Caves are considered one of the top natural wonders of South Africa, consisting of giant underground caverns and narrow passageways. Those who are not too claustrophobic can take a walking tour through the well-lit stalagmites and stalactites in the extensive limestone chambers of the Cango Caves.

Mossel Bay  - Museums meet Adventure Sports

Mossel Bay is the place for museums and sporting, boasting several interesting museums and sandy beaches. Activities to keep the traveler enthralled include shark cage diving; shipwreck diving; snorkeling; power boating and golfing, bungee jumping, quad biking and more.

The Wilderness – Watery Birding Haven of the Garden Route

Wilderness has become a sought after holiday destination on the Garden Route with its long white beach and watery lagoons. Wilderness is a particularly good choice for surfers, birders and fishing enthusiasts. 

Activities in Wilderness include hiking, hang-gliding, paragliding, horse riding, and mountain biking. There are lots of water related activities too, such as ferry cruises, angling, boating and dolphin and whale watching amongst others. The wetlands and fynbos of the Wilderness National Park attract 250 species of birds including kingfishers and the striking Knysna Loerie. 

Tsitsikamma National Park – Hiker’s Paradise on the Garden Route

The Tsitsikamma National Park is renowned for its indigenous forests, superb hiking trails and rugged coastline. Tsitsikamma is a popular hiking destination, boasting excellent trails such as the Otter Trail, as well as playing an important role in conservation as one of the oldest marine reserves in Africa. Tsitsikamma is an excellent Garden Route stop for nature lovers as it offers spectacular scenery where the forests and dramatic cliffs meet the ocean in an area rich in fauna and fauna. Tsitsikamma is also a good choice for birders being home to various coastal and forest species, including the knysna Loerie.

Plettenberg Bay – the Seaside Resort Town

Plettenberg Bay is a holiday resort town with sweeping beaches, rivers and forests. Known as Plett this is a good stop for the active and adventurous, offering plenty of sporting activities and a lively nightlife.  You can choose between fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing, surfing and scuba diving to name a few. The Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary where primates roam freely through the forest lies near Plettenberg Bay. You can take a guided forest walk in this natural environment to encounter various primates ranging from gibbons to lemurs to capuchins to squirrel monkeys.

The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe Steam Train

The last scheduled passenger steam train operating in Africa, the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe, is one of the most popular day trips on the Garden Route. The Outeniqua Choo tjoe runs from George and Knysna, passing through spectacular coastal scenery and providing excellent photographic opportunities travelling at its leisurely pace.

Getting Active on the Garden Route

The climate of the Garden Route is mild all year round making it an ideal destination for outdoor activities including:

Hiking, swimming, diving, fishing, golfing, ostrich riding, whale-watching, bird watching, bungee jumping, paragliding, canoeing, surfing, cycling, horse riding and much more.

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