Day 1 - 4: Cape Town

Accommodation: Kensington Place

Today you arrive at Cape Town's International Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Included during your stay is two full day private tours of Cape Town's most popular attractions. The Cape Peninsula tour is a scenic adventure of magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The view from Cape Point and the encounter with African penguins at Boulders Beach are unforgettable experiences.  

The Winelands tour explores the top wine country regions of Cape Town - Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch. These regions encompass superb mountain ranges, picturesque vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. You will have the opportunity to walk around the century-old vineyards and sample award-winning wines. 

Cape Town offers a wide range of activities, so please consult with one of our experts for more information. 

Day 5: Oudtshoorn

Accommodation: Rosenhof Country House

After a sumptuous breakfast and the arrival of your rental car, your scenic journey along the garden route begins as you travel to the town of Oudtshoorn. 

There are a number of Ostrich farms in this region as well as the opportunity to encounter Meerkats up-close. We highly recommend visiting the Cango Wildlife Ranch and the dramatic Cango Caves during your time in Oudtshoorn.


Day 6 - 8: Kanonkop House

Accommodation: Kanonkop House

This morning you continue on your journey along the garden route as you head towards the coastal town of Knysna. 

Situated between the town of George and the Tsitsikamma Forest, Knysna is perfectly positioned to explore the top attractions of all three areas. 

During the next three days, you can choose to cruise on the Knysna lagoon, visit an elephant sanctuary, play a round of golf or visit the Tsitsikamma Forest for a range of adventure activities. You have the freedom to decide where you wish to go and what you wish to experience. 

Day 9 -11: Shamwari Bayethe

Accommodation: Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

Today you bid farewell to the garden route and travel towards Port Elizabeth where you will then head inland to the private malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve. 

During your stay at Shamwari, you will venture out into the African bush in an open safari vehicle that is led by a professional guide. Morning and evening game drives afford you up-close encounters with wild animals, including the famous Big Five. 

You will also have the opportunity to explore the bush on foot, learning about the smaller wondrous creatures and the different plants of the reserve.

Shamwari is actively involved in a number of conservation projects and guests have the opportunity to visit these on the reserve. There are not many reserves who offer this opportunity to their guests. 

Day 12: Depart Shamwari

After one final morning game drive and a hearty breakfast, you gather your belongings and travel by car to Port Elizabeth Airport. After returning your car rental, you will connect with your onward travel arrangements. 


12 Day Garden Route, Cape Town & Eastern Cape Safari

  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: Arrival airport transfer in Cape Town, accommodation, breakfast daily, all meals at Shamwari Bayethe Lodge, scheduled safari activities, local brand beverages at Kanonkop and Bayethe, 8 days car rental with unlimited kilometers and automatic transmission, private full day Cape Winelands tour, private full day Cape Town and Peninsula tour, and conservation fees.

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