Wonders of the Garden Route

Explore the very best of the South African Garden Route in one tour. From the big 5 in the Addo Elephant National Park to the iconic city of Cape Town. Along the way, you can look forward to scenic mountain passes, ocean sunsets and tropical forests.

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A small-group lodge safari through the Garden Route of South Africa, from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town – 7 Days


Tour Highlights

Addo Elephant National Park – A visit to the Addo Elephant National Park is not only a visit to what’s become a fantastic conservational project, but also a beautiful area of the country.

Garden Route – Along the Garden Route, you can choose from the 10 nature reserves that are dotted along the route. The Garden Route is also known as the best “road trip” route to see the Southern Right Whales, with whale watching ranking as a popular activity among locals and tourists alike!

Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve – Named after the Khoisan phrase that means “place of abundant water”, Tsitsikamma is renowned for its stunning coastline, dramatic rivers and indigenous forest. Proclaimed in 1964 as the first marine national park in Africa, Tsitsikamma offers a variety of activities to enjoy.

Cango Caves – The Cango Caves measure over four-kilometres and are made up of a network of extensive tunnels and chambers. They boast spectacular trails amongst magnificent limestone formations and are located 29-kilometres outside of Oudtshoorn, an area well-known for its ostrich farming.

Winelands – With green rolling hills covered in vines, and grand old manor houses, the Cape Winelands produce international and award-winning wines annually, making it one of the most popular highlights in South Africa.

Cape Town – Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Ships en-route to Eastern Africa and the Far East. The first official recording of the Cape was in 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck established the first European settlement here – although prior to that, there was a reference by Vasco de Gama who apparently ‘sighted’ the Cape of Good Hope in 1497.

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Included

  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
  • Travel insurance and visas

We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. Most of them have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.

Day 1: Addo Rest Camp or similar
Day 2 & 3: Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar
Day 4: Turnberry Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 5 & 6: The Townhouse Hotel or similar

Departure: The Wonders of the Garden Route Safari departs from Port Elizabeth Airport. Please proceed to the information desk, where your shuttle driver will meet you at 12:00 for the transfer to Addo National Park. Private transfers are available at an additional cost.


Transport: Jenman Safaris uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters and 12-seater 4×4 Safari vehicles (Chosen vehicle determined by Jenman African Safaris).


Travelling Times and Distances: All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.


Meals: Breakfast is included daily and provided by the lodge restaurants. A dinner package is available, at additional cost for 4 dinners. This needs to be booked in advance and the meals are to be taken in the lodge restaurants. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance. Should you not wish to pre-pay for this, dinners will be for your own account and will still need to be taken in local restaurants or at the lodges if there are no restaurants in the nearby vicinity. There are no facilities available for self-catering.


Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit South Africa prior to departure.


Travel Insurance: Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.


Making your Travels Meaningful: The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is.

We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, a global initiative that allows you to make a lasting impact on the communities you visit. Use your excess luggage allowance to pack supplies needed by the Dingani Primary School in Zimbabwe and Masongora Primary School in Uganda. We’ll then make sure it gets delivered to them. Click hereto view the schools current needs list.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Walter G

    My wife and I went to Cape Town to visit our daughter and we arranged for Jenman Tours (excellent driver and guide Chantal) to drive us around from Capetown along the “garden route” as far as Addo Elephant Park with stops along the way there and back. We are interested in wildlife (especially birds) and our driver/guide Chantal was very knowledgeable and as also brought many reference books for us to consult as we drove along. We first went to Oudshoorn to see Meercats (highly recommended) and visited an Ostrich farm (interesting for kids) and then onto Addo (also highly recommended). Addo is amazing for elephants but also herds of zebras. warthogs, hartebeast and many species of antelppe-like animals as well as a male lion. In Addo Chantal drove us around as our guide. On the way back to CapeTown we stopped in Knysha area/Plattenberg Bay and Robberg Peninsula and Tsitsikamma National Park (also highly recommended). Finally on to Hermanus, then Betty’s Bay (penguin colony) and Cape of Good Hope and then back to Cape Town. The hotels that Jenman picked were all very good (will review separately). Chantal a great driver and guide and what a luxury to have your own driver for just the two of us. South Africa roads (at least in the Western and Eastern Cape) are good and it seems you could hire a car and drive yourself but if you can afford it, go with Chantal. You will see more and have a more relaxing time.

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