Garden Route and Safari Tour is a 5 day / 4 night package tour by Skaris Touring

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Package Tour - Garden Route and Safari Tour

Categories: Big 5 / Wildlife / Wine

Skaris Touring designed this itinerary to be a completely flexible touring option and for you to experience a typical safari in South Africa (malaria free area). The route we take is circular so as not to repeat what we’ve already seen and experienced on our return. Total distance we will travel is approximately 1400km. There is a good mix of driving, sight-seeing and stop overs, to allow everyone to enjoy the trip to the max. We will drive through farmlands, wine lands, forests and sanctuaries. There is a difference in landscape over every hill and around every corner. We will see animals, marine life and beautiful quaint little towns, boasting luxury accommodation with South Africa’s best in wining and dining. We pass lush fields, dams and lakes with breathtaking sea views along the Atlantic Ocean. The short safari includes a typical South African braai (BBQ) with boerewors and Pinotage wine in a private game reserve, (purely South African). Close up game viewing surrounded by local flora at the foot of the mighty Swartberg Mountain range. A must…

At a Glance

Tour duration
5 days / 4 nights
Min / max group size
1 to 7 people per tour
Tour departs from
Cape Town
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town to Hermanus
Depart Cape Town, a Peninsula Tour to the Cape of Good Hope, visit the penguins and shark spotters. We then follow the Atlantic Ocean, passing Khayelitsha Township to Gordons Bay, along Clarence Drive with beautiful views of the sea and False Bay. First nights stop is Hermanus, the Whale Capital (seasonal). Dinner on the sea front, experience Walker Bay’s best wines and seafood.

Overnight: Four star B&B or hotel (depending on availability and group size)

Day 2: Hermanus to Knysna
Depart Hermanus, drive on the N2 through barley and wheat country, (look our for South Africa’s national bird the Blue Crane), passing farming towns with mountains as our backdrop until Knysna (Oyster Country). A visit to the Elephant Sanctuary, Big Tree and Harkerville Forest (great for mountain biking). Sundowners on the Knysna Lagoon, oysters, wine and dinner on Leisure Isle.

Overnight: Four star B&B or hotel (depending on availability and group size)

Day 3: Knysna
A visit to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden (the largest free-flight aviary in the world). Lunch in Plettenberg Bay at The Deck. A drive to the Tsitsikamma Forest, Storms River (try the highest bungee in the world). Sundowners and dinner either in Plettenberg Bay or in Knysna.

Overnight: Four star B&B or hotel (depending on availability and group size)

Day 4: Knysna to Private Game Reserve
Depart Knysna, a drive over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudsthoorn, (home of the ostrich). Visit a typical ostrich farm, the Lion and Croc Park, Cango Caves. Arrive at a private game reserve (8000 hectares, 2000 animals, 32 different species of antelope, giraffe and Cape zebras.) Game drive with sundowners. Enjoy a typical South African braai (BBQ).

Overnight: Private Game Reserve

Day 5: Private Game Reserve to Cape Town
Go on an early morning game drive followed by a big South African breakfast and depart for Cape Town on the famous Route 62. We pass Calitzdorp (the home of port), over mountain passes, a visit to ‘Ronnies Sex Shop’, through winelands and make our way to Montagu and the Robertson wine region, over the Du Toits Kloof Mountains and on the N1 to Cape Town.

Overnight: Cape Town

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