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Garden Route Road Trip

7 days from £975 £878

Beaches, wildlife, and wine on South Africa's Western Cape

Queue your favourite playlist, grab a window-seat, and hit the highway for this 7-day road trip on one of South Africa’s most iconic routes. Wind your way along the lush Indian Ocean coastline, stopping at sublime beaches, prehistoric caves, vibrant Xhosa townships, world-class vineyards, and some of South Africa’s best wildlife parks. With the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, foodie experiences, and animal encounters, you’ll be planning next year’s trip before you’ve even got home. 


Highlights include

The Big 5
Tsitikamma Park hike
Plettenberg Bay
Cango Caves
Shark project
Cape Town
Oudtshoorn
Addo Elephant Park

Itinerary

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Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation

We’ve chosen a selection of comfy hotels in great locations for this trip. All rooms are on a twin share basis with en suite, but single room upgrades are available at an additional cost.

Lots of our travellers are solo travellers, so when you book with us, we’ll pair you up with a like-minded roommate of the same sex. Our trips are great for couples or friends as well - just let us know you’re together, so we can be sure to put you in the same room.

Meals

6 breakfasts are included on this trip. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like the rest of the time.

South African cuisine has a host of influences from Dutch and Malaysian to French, as well as indigenous cultures. Some of our favourite dishes include Bobotie (spiced mince with an egg-based topping), chakalka and pap (spicy beans, onions and peppers with a polenta-like side), and vetkoek (deep-fried dough ball). Food is generally good value, especially if you choose to dine in local eateries.


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Amy G
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Elisha was quick to deal with our query and responded adequately. Booking was swift and easy.

Hannah
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Japan 13 day budget tour ...

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Chelsie P
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Great service. Never disappointed and they are always there to help with any questions!

Whitney B
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Very easy to navigate.

Stephanie B
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Amazing! The staff are incredible and so helpful. Couldn’t recommend enough. Becca has been fantastic in helping me plan my trip too! X

Anonymous
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TESS WAS GREAT, SHE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP ME WITH MY TRIP. CANT THANK HER ENOUGH FOR HER HELP.

Jacob
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Incredibly helpful throughout the whole process, not just with the actual assistance the company provides but through the communication and transparency they've shown thus far.

CHARLOTTE S
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Becca was really good with all the questions I had about the trip and answered them fully without pushing me into booking anything. I decided on the Thai Experience and looking forward to it!...

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Anonymous
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Booked this as a surprise for my grandson. Very accomodating and helpful staff

Anonymous
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Great- they made everything very easy and were very efficient!

Alexander M
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The advisor, Jane, was very helpful and tolerated our many requests!

Anonymous
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The booking process is super easy and email responses are super quick!

Lucy C
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Great communication but not pushy, lots of options to choose from and really helpful team to help decide!

Leah
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Amazing customer service!

Megan P
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So many amazing trips & deals available! All the information is clearly available and all the reps are friendly & helpful with fast responses- I can't wait for my trip!

Anonymous
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Exciting trips and helpful agents... Tqvm..

Anonymous
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Good information and easy website to navigate!!!

Sophie B
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Emma was a fantastic travel advisor, helping me every step of the way. This is a great company to book with and I highly recommend if you’re looking to travel!

Anonymous
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Very good

Alisha
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I recently went on the 25 day Thai Experience, which had the most amazing itinerary. JJ was the BEST tour guide and made the trip so memorable. He was there 24/7 for all of us and made travelling...

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Sophie O
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Very helpful xx

Anonymous
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very helpful with lots of info

Anonymous
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Emma was extremely helpful

Kallum S
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Really helped me get established in NZ for my working holiday.

Emma W
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Really helpful with questions and extremely easy to book with, I’m looking forward to the trips


Dates & Prices


Flights

To get a flight quote use the buttons below or call our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037.

Cheapest flights between London and Cape Town for the next 6 months.

*Prices updated every 72 hours

Cheapest: £452 April, 2024
Most expensive: £952 July, 2024

Extra information

Arrive in Cape Town International Airport (CPT), we’ll hit the road straight away on day 1 (around 7am), so you will want to arrive the day before the trip and book an additional night of accommodation. Our travel advisors can help with this. Airport transfers are not included on this trip, but it only takes around 20 minutes to get to the city centre by taxi.

The trip ends on day 7 back in Cape Town at around 4pm. You’ll need to arrange your own return airport transfer as well, but your tour guide can help you. Please ensure you leave plenty of time to make your flight or fly out the following day. 

Maximum group size on this tour is 39.

This trip is designed for those aged 18-35. No special level of fitness is required.

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