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.
A Big 5 safari in a malaria-free Eastern Cape reserve is the show-stopper of this tour but you've got 12 days to self drive your way there from Cape Town via the Cape Winelands and the Garden Route.
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.
Self-drive your family from the leafy Cape Winelands to a malaria-free Big 5 reserve via the scenic Garden Route on this well-paced, can-do family holiday - add on a few days in Cape Town to start.