Cape Town & Garden Route Explorations

13 days
FROM £ 1240

Cape Town & Garden Route Explorations

This trip is for those of you who love stunning scenery. The world famous Garden Route is renowned for its beautiful mountains, forests, beaches, towns and villages as well as its incredible marine life. We have handpicked character accommodation throughout this trip and it definitely rates as one of our all-time favourite holidays.

On this self-drive tour you will start in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where you have a few days to make the most of this extraordinary place.

You will get the chance to see dolphins and perhaps even a whale or two at Hermanus (season permitting) before heading off to the wonderful Cape Winelands famous for its pretty towns, fabulous restaurants and those South African vineyards.

You then join the Garden Route, one of the world's most famous drives, sandwiched between the ocean and the mountains. Continue on to the town of Oudtshoorn famous for it's Ostrich Farms, Cango Caves, and Cango Wildlife Ranch, before spending your last few days exploring the beautiful Featherbed Nature Reserve, the Knysna Lagoon (a popular arena for water sports such as cruises, sailing and water skiing), or enjoy whale watching in the two marine nature reserves, Nature’s Valley and the Tzitzikama Forest, perhaps taking a treetop canopy tour and Storms River mouth – an absolute must.

The charitable trust of Real World Travel & Conservation is Explorers Against Extinction. The trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness about key conservation issues as well as raising funds for specific projects. You can find out more at On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1-4

Cape Town
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and given your information pack and hire car. You will start your tour by driving to your hotel. Relax and explore for the next few days. Most visitors spend their time exploring the Waterfront, the scenic Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain but there is so much more to do. Pretty beaches, fabulous restaurants, tourist attractions such as Robben Island or Boulder Bay's penguin colony are just some of them.

DAY 5-6

Drive from Cape Town to the seaside town of Hermanus. This little town is famous for its whale watching particularly from July to November where you can spot the Southern Right whales. It is also a pretty little town with a historic quarter with lots of shops, seaside cafes and seafood restaurants and plenty to keep you busy.

DAY 7-8

Today you will drive into the world famous Cape Winelands region. The whole area is filled with vineyards and beautiful wine estates and is very picturesque. There are numerous wine estates to visit in the Winelands, so take a tour of the cellars and taste the wine. You stay in the lively and pretty town of Franschhoek which is surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery.
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  • Personalised driving itinerary
  • Car hire
  • Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 24 hour emergency back up in SA and the UK
Not Included: International flights, meals & beverages not specified, petrol & additional car expenses e.g. tolls, parking etc, travel insurance, tips/gratuities &/or porterage, sightseeing trips/excursions & related entrance fees, and any items of a personal nature i.e. laundry, spa treatments, etc.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £1,240 (mid season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

Safari Extension  Thinking of adding on a safari?  Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge in the malaria-free Lalibela Game Reserve offers a fantastic safari experience with daily game drives. Please do get in touch for further details.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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