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This 8-day journey offers an in-depth exploration of South Africa's famed Garden Route. While we list it here as a self-drive journey, we can also provide a local guide/transport if you prefer. You can increase/decrease the number of days you wish to travel and travel in the reverse direction. A wonderful 14-day journey can be enjoyed by combining this itinerary with our Cape Town Explorer and Kruger Wildlife Safari itineraries.


South Africa
Start Cape Town (Day 1)
Day 1 Hermanus (Whales)
Day 2 Swellendam (Town)
Day 3 Oudtshoorn (Garden Route)
Day 4 Garden Route (Other)
Day 5 Knysna (Garden Route)
Day 6 Nature's Valley (Town)
End Port Elizabeth (City) (Day 7)

Tour Features

Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour uses guest houses and self catering accommodations.

Self-drive tour

Drive a vehicle yourself and travel without a tour guide. Rental vehicle is included.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

Not for solo travelers

Solo travelers cannot book this private tour.

Suitable for all ages

This tour is suitable for children of all ages.

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: nature hikes/walks
  • Game drives: self-drive
  • Getting around: self-drive
  • This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself help
  • A transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost

Accommodation & Meals

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Day
  • 1
    Hermanus Guest House Mid-range guest house in or near Hermanus
    Meals at Own Expense
  • 2
    The Windmill Guesthouse Mid-range guest house in or near Swellendam
    Breakfast Included
  • 3
    La Pension Guest House Mid-range guest house in or near Oudtshoorn (Garden Route)
    Breakfast Included
  • 4-5
    Alfreds Manor Mid-range guest house in or near Knysna (Garden Route)
    Breakfast Included
  • 6
    Kamma-Otter Mid-range self catering accommodation in or near Nature's Valley (Garden Route)
    Breakfast Included
  • 7
    Conifer Guest House Mid-range guest house in or near Port Elizabeth
    Meals at Own Expense
  • 8
    End of tour (No accommodation)
    Breakfast Included

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  • This tour is offered by Compass Odyssey, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rate will likely change.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • The exact order, content and rate of this tour is subject to availability.