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The Garden Route - Absolute Africa
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15 days

The Garden Route

From Cape Town to Johannesburg
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Absolute Africa
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US $1,570
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Start in Cape Town and end in Johannesburg! With the overland truck tour The Garden Route, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Cape Town, South Africa and 10 other destinations in Africa. The Garden Route includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - 3: SOUTH AFRICA
  2. Days 4 - 5: SOUTH AFRICA
  3. Days 6 - 7: SOUTH AFRICA
  4. Days 8 - 10: SOUTH AFRICA
  5. Days 11 - 12: LESOTHO
  6. Days 13 - 14: SOUTH AFRICA
  7. Days 15: SOUTH AFRICA
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

9 nights

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  • JD
    · September 23, 2019
    My husband and I added on this 15 day Garden Route tour to the 73 day Absolute Safari tour. Highly recommend both tours. The Garden Route tour, like the Absolute Safari tour, is unique each day. Different scenery, different excursions, different... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • HS
    · January 16, 2019
    While reading the Garden Route documents it says to be prepared for detours or adventures you wont be able to do because of the nature of the trip. When I read this I assumed that was because anything can happen to the truck or individuals in my group.... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
  • The Garden Route reviewer 3
    · December 19, 2018
    It was an real awesome tour. We saw lots of different things. Nature, Citys, Highlights like Cape Agulhas, Addo Nationalpark & the Truck itself.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Lukas. We are glad to hear you had an interesting and fun tour with us!
    Trip date: November 2018
  • D
    · April 06, 2018
    Great tour defiantly recommend. First two days in capetown are just your own stuff not really required to be on the tour by apart from that awesome! Expect big cook ups, few nights camping, long bus trips. Highlight is Jbay to surf and Ado national park
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your Garden Route tour. We are glad to hear you had a great time on this fun, relaxed short trip with us :)
    Trip date: March 2018
  • The Garden Route reviewer 5
    · December 13, 2014
    Great guide and fun group!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    good to hear! thanks for leaving a review
    Trip date: January 2014
  • The Garden Route reviewer 6
    · October 08, 2014
    I'd never travelled on my own before and I'd never done an overland trip, so started small - the Garden route. I was so nervous, I very nearly backed out of the trip. I'd read so many reviews, some mixed reviews trying to prepare myself and it was... Show more
    Trip date: August 2014

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15 days
The Garden Route
From Cape Town to Johannesburg
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    • Are flights included?

      As we have travellers from all over the world, flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. We recommend that you do not book your flights until your place on the tour has been confirmed. Check out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner to book your flight - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • What are the inclusions of the tour?

      This tour is fantastic value for money due to the number of activities, meals and transport included, to see all the inclusions on the tour please click 'What's Included' on the main tour page.

    • How early do you recommended arriving in Cape Town?

      On the tour you get 2 nights in Capetown so depending on what you would like to do you might want to arrive a few days earlier as some excursions like shark diving, Cape of Good Hope etc take a whole day.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • Is there anything that I need to be aware when bringing my children with me on this trip?

      Please be aware that in South Africa there are certain documents required at the port of entry for children. You can find further details on the South African Government Department of Home Affairs website.

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    • About the countries


      South Africa

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      South Africa and Lesotho


      Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for South Africa and Lesotho. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for South Africa and Lesotho. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for South Africa and Lesotho. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for South Africa and Lesotho. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for South Africa and Lesotho. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa and Lesotho. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Lesotho. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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