Journey Along the Garden Route with Matthew

Curated by: Matthew Smith

What to expect

Your adventure begins in the Mother City before taking a leisurely drive along the Garden Route where your first stop will provide you with one of the best whale watching spots in the world. Continue your journey along this scenic route stopping in both George and Knysa before reaching the seaside city of Port Elizabeth. Finally, your adventure brings you to Amakhala Game Reserve for an incredible, malaria-free, Big 5 safari experience.

  • Ideal duration: 12 Days
  • This tour is great for:
    • Adventure
    • Beach
    • Big Five Safari
    • Canoeing
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Malaria-free Safari
    • Ocean Safari
    • Photography
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  • Your adventure begins
  • South Africa
    An aerial view of the Mother City, Cape Town
    South Africa

    2 Nights
    Cape Town

    The beat of the Mother City

    Cape Town is a vibrant melting pot of colour, creativity and cuisine. With its flat, larger-than-life mountain harbouring white sandy beaches, bountiful vineyards and a bustling waterfront at its base.

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  • South Africa
    Humpback whale spotted along the Whale Route, South Africa
    South Africa

    2 Nights
    Whale Route

    Home to the gentle giants of the sea

    The gentle giants of the ocean emerge from its depths along the Whale Route. Thunderous claps echo toward the shoreline as southern right whales and humpback whales carry out courtship rituals and bear calves in sheltered...

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  • South Africa
    South Africa

    1 Night
    George

    Escape to the Garden Route's epitcentre

    George has come a long way from its timber-felling roots. Now a popular tourist destination and golfing mecca, the town boasts world-class golf courses (such as Oubaai, Le Grand George and Fancourt) designed by PGA professionals....

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  • South Africa
    Beautiful aerial views of the Knysna Heads
    South Africa

    2 Nights
    Knysna

    The jewel of the Garden Route

    Although there is some contestation about what the name ‘Knysna’ means, it is largely agreed to be a Khoi word referring to the rolling valleys and hills of the Knysna forest. And what a forest it is: Its abundance of ferns...

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  • South Africa
    South Africa

    1 Night
    Sunshine Coast

    Bask in the great outdoors on the Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast, much as its name implies, basks in the sun for most of the year and is drenched in seaside charm. The 500km long stretch between the forest-clad slopes of the Tsitsikamma and the river port city of East...

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  • South Africa
    South Africa

    3 Nights
    Amakhala Game Reserve

    Diverse ecosystems & thrilling wildlife encounters with Amakhala

    Just north of Port Elizabeth and on the doorstep of the Addo Elephant Park, visitors will find Amakhala Game Reserve. Patches of forest, robust Nama Karoo, dense thickets of valley, thorn-tree terrain and sweeping grasslands...

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Your journey mapped out:

Ready to pack your bags for Africa? With just a few details from you, we'll put together your dream holiday!

  • 2 Nights in Cape Town South Africa
  • 2 Nights in Whale Route South Africa
  • 1 Night in George South Africa
  • 2 Nights in Knysna South Africa
  • 1 Night in Sunshine Coast South Africa
  • 3 Nights in Amakhala Game Reserve South Africa
  • 11 Nights in total

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