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The Garden Route

The Garden Route - Absolute Africa
The Garden Route - Absolute Africa
Jess "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 slightly overwhelming. All I can say is it was incredible, I didn't want to leave. My tour leader Aly was fab; a great cook, funny, knowledgeable, enco..."
Excellent
5 reviews
Starts
Cape Town
Destinations
+9
Ends
Johannesburg
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Highlights

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 from Cape Town to Johannesburg and 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.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
28
Travel style
Overland Truck, Adventure, Safari, Wildlife
Operator
Absolute Africa

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - 3: SOUTH AFRICA
  2. Days 4 - 5: SOUTH AFRICA
  3. Days 6: SOUTH AFRICA
  4. Days 8: SOUTH AFRICA
  5. Days 11: LESOTHO
  6. Days 13: SOUTH AFRICA
  7. Days 15: SOUTH AFRICA

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

5 Reviews

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  • HS
    Written on January 16, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    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. I... Read more

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  • The Garden Route reviewer 2
    Written on December 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    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!
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  • D
    Written on April 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 :)
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  • The Garden Route reviewer 4
    Written on December 13, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    Great guide and fun group!

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    good to hear! thanks for leaving a review
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  • The Garden Route reviewer 5
    Written on October 8, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 slightly... Read more

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

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    • David17th July 2019
      Very easy to understand the website and even easier to make a booking.. The hardest part is which tour to choose!

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      Sep 1, 2019
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      Dec 6, 2019
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      Apr 10, 2020
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      Apr 23, 2020
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      May 7, 2020
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      May 6, 2020
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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    R
    Rand
    South Africa
    L
    Loti
    Lesotho

    Plugs & Adapters

    South Africa and Lesotho

    Visa

    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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

    Policies

    Location
    Cape Town is the starting point and Johannesburg is the endpoint.
    Trusted
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 20 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 20 October 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Absolute Africa. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Absolute Africa. Please familiarise yourself with the Absolute Africa payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Absolute Africa will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,886 km.
    • Cape Town (South Africa)
    • 177 km
    • Cape Agulhas (South Africa)
    • 100 km
    • Bonnievale (South Africa)
    • 198 km
    • Oudtshoorn (South Africa)
    • 161 km
    • Storms River (South Africa)
    • 158 km
    • Port Elizabeth (South Africa)
    • 55 km
    • Addo Elephant National Park (South Africa)
    • 145 km
    • Hogsback (South Africa)
    • 311 km
    • Malealea (Lesotho)
    • 198 km
    • Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park (South Africa)
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