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South Western Cape | Garden Route & Little Karoo

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Benjamin Wilson

Siya Phambile Expeditions

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South Western Cape | Garden Route & Little Karoo

Take a journey with us around the south western Cape, as we explore the diversity and majesty of one of the most unique areas in South Africa. From the world class city of Cape Town, we explore both the fynbos and Karoo regions, rich in a large variety of plants, small animals, and majestic scenery. We sample great cuisine, stay at great accommodation, have the chance to see many different species of wildlife and marine-life, and try out great activities.

DAY 1

Hermanus | Coastal Whale Watching

We begin our journey by leisurely traveling along the Cape Coastline, admiring the magnificent scenery and being on the look out for Whales (in season). We spend our time exploring the quaint seaside town of Hermanus, steeped in history and full of all the modern attractions like great restaurants, shopping, scenic walks and great people. Read more

Hermanus | 1 Night
DAY 2

Garden Route Game Lodge | Malaria Free

We travel along the internationally famous Garden Route, so-named because of its grand forests and stunning stretches of coastline, full of great accommodation, great cuisine. A chance to spot whales and other marine life (especially around the months of October). We spend the afternoon exploring the region's Game Reserve, searching for the Big 5 and other magnificent wildlife. Read more

Albertinia | 1 Night
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DAY 3

Knysna | Leisure Town

Enjoying an early morning game drive searching for animals, we return to the lodge for a hearty buffet breakfast. Following this we pack up and head off a short distance along the scenic coastal route to arrive in Knysna. We check into our accommodation for the evening, and then head out into town for an afternoon of optional activities. Knysna boasts many attractions; for the more active from Mountain Biking, to Elephant interaction, other wildlife sanctuaries, hikes in the forest. For the leisurely, boat cruises, wining and dining, walks through the city streets enjoying the many shops and galleries on display. Lunch will be light and for own expense. We enjoy dinner in the evening at one of the many fine dining places (for own expense). Read more

Knysna | 1 Night
DAY 4

Oudtshoorn | Caves, Ostriches & Wines

We take a trip across the Cape Fold Mountains, with some of the most scenic mountain passes in the country. Explore the Little Karoo, a more arid but nonetheless spectacular region famous for unique wine farms, ostriches, an abundance of animals (some of the Big Five), and the special Cango Caves.

Oudtshoorn | 1 Night
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DAY 5

Little Karoo | Route 62

Continuing our journey through the Little Karoo, we have a chance to visit a local winery that specialises in fantastic Ports. Several homely restaurants line the route, as well as a famous bar known as Ronnie's Sex Shop! We travel some of the most magnificent passes in the country at our leisure, heading through the mountains and a Nature Reserve ending along the Gamkapoort Dam. Read more

Gamkapoort Dam | 2 Nights
DAY 6

Gamkapoort Dam | Activities

We enjoy a peaceful day spent around the Dam, with many optional activities on offer such as hiking, canoeing, and a visit to one of the many Bushmen paintings in the area. The tranquility of the setting is perfect for just doing nothing too!

Gamkapoort Dam | 2 Nights
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DAY 7

English Countryside in the Arid Karoo

From here we travel a different route back to Cape Town, moving further through the mountains and into the Karoo, a large swathe of ancient landscape where the silence and stars are the best in South Africa. We take a long scenic drive through Anysberg Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and finish in the quaint town of Matjiesfontein and the Lord Milner Hotel. Read more

Matjiesfontein | 1 Night
DAY 8

Cape Town | Home is Own!

On our final day we enjoy a leisured drive along the scenic route back to Cape Town. After all the places we've visited, sit back, relax and soak up the scenery and vistas to end off a great trip. There will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hermanus
Day 2
Location Albertinia
Day 3
Location Knysna
Day 4
Location Oudtshoorn
Day 5
Location Gamkapoort Dam
Day 7
Location Matjiesfontein

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities *unless optional
  • All meals *unless for own expense

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Pre and Post tour accommodation

More information

  • Prices are per person sharing (double room), except for the solo traveler.
  • Single supplement generally adds 30% to per person sharing price.
  • This trip is fully customisable. In addition, you can choose your level of accommodation, the standard is set at comfort.

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Lowe, Sweden

We were given outstanding local knowledge of the Garden Route which took us off the beaten track, on the Route 62! Unforgettable experience delivered in a laid back, tailored fashion. Fantastic communication and good vibes, our trip outweighed any expectations! Highly recommended

Jan, Mariette, & Cocky, Netherlands

It was an amazing trip. They did a perfect job. The service was perfect and the guide called Ben was really good. He made a nice breakfast in the morning, a good lunch in the afternoon and a good meal in the evening. He was great in finding all kinds of animals. He made out dream come true and even more.. Read more

Tracey, United Kingdom

Brilliant service from start to finish. Fabulous place to visit and as we had a relatively short time we managed to see so much. Well planned itinerary, first rate guide who made all the difference. Thanks so much!

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