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Garden Route Road Trip

7 days from £878 (was £975)

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
Addo Elephant Park


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Accommodation & Meals


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.


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.

Dates & Prices


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.

Cheapest: £442 November, 2023
Most expensive: £1,345 December, 2023

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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