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An exciting family adventure to discover South Africa's picturesque Garden Route. See elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard at Addo Elephant Park, as well as southern right whale and great white shark at Woody Cape - making 'The Big Seven'.

  • Explore the spectacular coast
  • View amazing wildlife
  • Discover the magic of Cape Town
  • See whales & sharks

One of the first stops on this exciting itinerary is Tsitsikamma, a highlight of the Garden Route, with a wonderful lagoon and forest to explore, perhaps on a tree-top canopy tour. At Knysna, you can go whale and dolphin watching, then it's time for a change of scene as you visit an ostrich farm in the Klein Karoo.

Finally, head to Cape Town, dramatically set between the Atlantic and Table Mountain. Many families like to spend extra time in Cape Town so you can extend your stay if you wish.

This is a varied self-drive itinerary to a malaria-free area, with an emphasis on the natural world: mountains, wildlife, forests, coast and marine life. As an alternative to self-drive we can arrange for a guide/driver to accompany you throughout the trip or for certain sections of your choice. Please contact us for more details.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

    Overnight flight to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg.

  2. Days 2-3 : Arrive Port Elizabeth, transfer to Addo Elephant Park

    Enjoy a wildife safari in Addo Elephant Park, with an optional visit to a private nature reserve at Kenton-on-Sea, a great place for bird watching.

  3. Days 4-5 : Transfer to Plettenberg Bay

    Drive to Plettenberg Bay via Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River, and visit a primate sanctuary. 

  4. Days 6-7 : Oudtshoorn

    Travel to Oudtshoorn, visit spectacular caves and stay on a working farmstead.

  5. Days 8-9 : Cape Town

    Drive through Winelands to Cape Town, where families can visit Cape Point and its colony of African (Jack Ass) penguins, plus enjoy free time to explore the ‘Mother City’.

  6. Day 10: Depart Cape Town

    Transfer to Cape Town Airport for an overnight flight back to the UK.

  7. Day 11: Arrive UK

You should note: A discount may apply to children under 12 sharing a room with both parents. Please enquire for details.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,899 per adult, £1,799 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £2,765 per adult, £2,465 per child

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 11 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea

When To Go

  • Feb
  • Easter
  • May
  • Summer
  • Oct
  • Xmas

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