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South Africa's Garden Route - Explore!
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South Africa's Garden Route

12 days
4.3
(10)
From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124857
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Start in Cape Town and end in Port Elizabeth! With the Explorer tour South Africa's Garden Route, you have a 12 days tour package taking you through Cape Town, South Africa and 10 other destinations in South Africa. South Africa's Garden Route includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Cape Town
  2. Day 2: Explore Cape Peninsula National Park
  3. Day 3: Free day in Cape Town; evening in Stellenbosch
  4. Day 4: Free day in Stellenbosch to visit a vineyard
  5. Day 5: Travel to Hermanus via Stony Point's African Penguin Colony
  6. Day 6: Visit Cape Agulhas. Spend the night on the banks of the Breede River
  7. Day 7: Opportunity for rafting on the Breede River. Drive to Oudtshoorn
  8. Day 8: Visit Cango Caves and take in the views at Knysna Heads
  9. Day 9: Discover Robberg Nature Reserve. Free afternoon in Plettenberg Bay
  10. Day 10: Walk, kayak or discover the tree canopy at Tsitsikamma National Park
  11. Day 11: Experience a game drive at Addo Elephant National Park
  12. Day 12: Search for wildlife as the sunrises. Trip ends at Addo Elephant Park
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
    Good
    4.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.8
  • Food
    Good
    3.7
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  • J
    · March 14th, 2020
    Well selected itinerary, excellent organisation and tour leader, small groups, good choice of local guides and tours. The Explore tour offers a wonderful experience of the Cape of South Africa’s rich and varied cultural heritage, beautiful coast line,... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Brilliant to read that you enjoyed the trip so much. Thank you.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • J
    · January 27th, 2020
    The trip was varied and had lots to enjoy. The food and drink was especially great both being to a high standard and inexpensive. Bianca our guide was terrific , really did everything to ensure the group gelled well and went beyond what was expected to... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you Jacqueline and lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the trip. Our Tour Leaders are an integral part of every trip and it is great to hear how much Bianca did to ensure the best group experience. The Explore Team
    Trip date: January 2020
  • South Africa's Garden Route reviewer 3
    · January 23rd, 2020
    Excellent Tour-excellent tour guide-Bianca. We had lots of fun & the best experiences were first in Capetown, then the ostrich farm, the penguin colony, and an animal refuge centre. The meals were very good-breakfast was provided every morning and we... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you Joanne for your review and in particular how much Bianca helped to enhance the experience. It is always great to hear how well are wonderful Tour Leaders are doing to make the overall experience so good. The Explore Team
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    Trip date: January 2020
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for the review. Glad you had a nice trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    Distance travelled some days was too far with only limited times at attractions. Holiday felt rushed
    Explore! commented on this review
    thanks for the feedback and we're sorry to hear the trip felt rushed, we get great feedback on this itinerary. we'll pass your comments to our Product team to review. thanks, The Explore Team
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • S
    · December 17th, 2019
    We enjoyed the trip and partly expected some lengthy time on the bus as we had a long distance to travel as it was a full and eventful programme. So glad we did not try driving it ourselves. As can happen on some trips the organisation was a bit to... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your honest review.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • J
    · December 1st, 2019
    The view are fantastic and there is the excitement of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hello Janet. Thank you for your review on the South Africa Garden Route Tour. Whilst I am pleased to see you had a great experience on the trip, it is disappointing that the meals and transportation was not up to your expectations. We’ll continue to... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    A minor point - the visit to Cango caves was clearly included in the itinerary, but we had to pay entrance fees (a small amount but slightly irritating). The Victoria Falls add-on was well worth doing and was the most memorable part of the whole... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback,
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    We particularly enjoyed the coastal walks, the wine-tasting visit and the penguins at Stony Point. At Addo it would have been better to include an early morning game drive, rather than the 15.00 afternoon one, which was very hot and we saw very few... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback.
    Trip date: January 2019
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South Africa's Garden Route
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