A long stretch of golden beaches set against a mountainous backdrop, the splendidly scenic Garden Route is one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Africa. Although there is a wide range of guided tours and holidays for the Garden Route, this easy, safe and friendly destination makes for a fantastic self-drive experience for families and romantics alike.
When you're touring the Garden Route, remember to enjoy the many day trips and activities on offer: canopy tours through the Tsitsikamma Forest are a must for nature lovers while visits to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and the Elephant Sanctuary are non-negotiable for families with kids. And if you're a golf enthusiast, why not enjoy a round or two at some of the Garden Route's award-winning 18-hole courses?
A Garden Route holiday also combines well with a stay in Cape Town and ends off beautifully with an Eastern Cape safari; kick off with all the fun of the Mother City before hitting the beaches of the Garden Route and the malaria-free Big 5 reserves of the Eastern Cape.
Our selection of top Garden Route tours and holidays is comprehensive and includes shorter self-drive itineraries as well as longer guided holidays and perfect combination trips. If you can't find what you're looking for, just let us know and we'll tailor-make a trip for you.
Self-drive your way along the Garden Route and enjoy one of South Africa's most scenic destinations at your own pace before heading off for a malaria-free Big 5 safari.
Arrive in time for the whales and get this self-drive adventure off to a great start. Then it's beaches, forests and mountains, topped off by a malaria-free Big 5 safari in the Eastern Cape.
Explore the beauty of South Africa’s southern coast Garden Route & experience Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay & Addo Elephant Park in this 11-day, fun-filled adventure.
One for the golfers, this nicely balanced itinerary combines stays at stunning courses with luxury tree-top accommodation - and there's plenty for the non-golfers to do as well.
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