South Africa’s Garden Route & Cape Town

Group 6 South Africa, Garden Route, Cape Town, Knysna, Port Elizabeth
Spring, Summer, Fall
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About the location

One of the most beautiful and diverse regions in the world, the Garden Route of South Africa's south-eastern coastline and Kapstadt (Cape Town) offer a wealth of memorable experiences. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, extreme wildlife encounters, beaches, wine, unbelievable scenery, history, or the cosmopolitan delights of the city, South Africa's southern region has all of these experiences to offer in a single visit!

This guide provides a wealth of recommendations of the activities to do, unique lodging experiences, and what to eat and drink. Enjoy! 

Guide Highlights

Garden Route is best by car!

You'll find an itinerary for where to stop when driving the Garden Route, including a recommended duration to spend in each city.

Coffee, cocktails, vineyards, cafe's ... all here

The guide breaks down recommendations for all the culinary treats and delicious sips along the way.

Guide Summary

The Garden Route and Cape Town are one-of-a-kind experiences, but planning is needed to ensure you cross off everything on your bucket list. 

This guide has done that homework for you! In it you'll find: 

  • First and foremost the recommended experiences (wildlife viewing, zip line, beaches, etc.) 
  • Unique lodging experiences near each point of interest, and further recommendations for luxury experiences
  • Cafe, coffee, and vineyard recommendations to enjoy Al fresco dining, local hangouts, and recommendations in the Cape Winelands from locals we met on our visit
  • A packaging of the points of interest into a sample itinerary for driving the Garden Route by car

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Foodie favorites
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 32 Historical
Kayaking / Canoeing

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family without kids
Active / Adventure


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  • Guide Architect

    Michael Gibbons

    Michael Gibbons

    Avid traveler for both business and pleasure. I enjoy equal parts relaxation and adventure while traveling, with al fresco night caps!

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