The Ultimate Roadtrip

Curated by: Bianca Johnstone

What to expect

South Africa's Garden Route showcases a collision of attractions from wine farms and wildlife to charming seaside hamlets and expanses of Afro-montane forest - the ideal setting for a self-drive! See it all for yourself with our Ultimate Road Trip: starting in Cape Town, winding along the Cape Winelands and its Whale Route, before ending in the Eastern Cape's Big 5 safari territory.

  • Ideal duration: 23 Days
  • This tour is great for:
    • Self-Drive
  • Best time to go:
  • Your adventure begins
  • South Africa
    An aerial view of the Mother City, Cape Town
    South Africa

    4 Nights
    Cape Town

    The beat of the Mother City

    Cape Town is a buoyant 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, it really isn't hard...

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    Wine tasting in the Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
    South Africa

    2 Nights
    Franschhoek Wine Valley

    Franschhoek: a paradise for foodies

    Hailed as the ‘gourmet capital’ of South Africa, the Franschhoek Wine Valley packs an oh-so-pleasant punch on the palate. With award-winning restaurants and over 50 wineries peppered throughout the village and its surrounds,...

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    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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    The spectacular shoreline of Wilderness, Garden Route
    South Africa

    3 Nights
    Wilderness

    A nature lover's utopia

    Despite what its name suggests, Wilderness is anything but wild! Flanked by the Indian Ocean, Outeniqua Mountains, and verdant forest, this unobtrusive seaside town between George and Knysna is home to a number of natural...

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    Sweeping golden beaches, Plettenberg Bay
    South Africa

    4 Nights
    Plettenberg Bay

    The heart of the Garden Route

    The posh town of Plettenberg Bay lies in the heart of the Garden Route against the backdrop of the Tsitsikamma and Langkloof Mountains while the town itself is spread across the shoreline of the Indian Ocean and Keurbooms...

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    South Africa

    1 Night
    Port Elizabeth

    With 40km worth of unspoilt coastline, white sandy beaches and rugged shores, life in Port Elizabeth revolves around the ocean. The ‘friendly city’ is the gateway to the Eastern Cape and its seaside hamlets and...

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    South Africa

    3 Nights
    Garden Route

    South Africa's very own Eden

    With an endless coastline flanked by rolling mountain ranges dotted by forests and valleys punctuated with rivers and charming towns, the Garden Route is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque routes in South Africa. This...

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    South Africa

    3 Nights
    Port Alfred

    Sprawled along the banks of the Kowie River between Port Elizabeth and East London, Port Alfred has long been touted as the heart of the Sunshine Coast. With a river meandering through town, long swathes of beach dotted with...

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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!

  • 4 Nights in Cape Town South Africa
  • 2 Nights in Franschhoek Wine Valley South Africa
  • 2 Nights in Whale Route South Africa
  • 3 Nights in Wilderness South Africa
  • 4 Nights in Plettenberg Bay South Africa
  • 1 Night in Port Elizabeth South Africa
  • 3 Nights in Garden Route South Africa
  • 3 Nights in Port Alfred South Africa
  • 22 Nights in total

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