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Family Garden Route Package

Priced from: R 18 000.00 per person

DAY 1 - 4: CAPE TOWN

Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town, Cape Town Hotels, accommodation in Cape Town
Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town, Cape Town Hotels, accommodation in Cape Town
Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town, Cape Town Hotels, accommodation in Cape Town
Mount Nelson Hotel Cape Town, Cape Town Hotels, accommodation in Cape Town

 

Fly into Cape Town where you will collect your rental car and drive to the child-friendly Mount Nelson Hotel, perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town.
Cape Town offers an abundance of fun family experiences ranging from adventure sports to educational entertainment.
On your Cape Town vacation, accommodation is at the luxurious Mount Nelson Hotel – one of the leading family-friendly hotels in Cape Town. Boasting a nine acre garden setting, Mount Nelson Hotel provides the ideal environment for children to run free, while parents unwind with complete peace of mind.
Cape Town will be sure to keep you and your children enthralled. A number of suitable activities for families to enjoy on their Cape Town vacation include:
• Taking a cable car ride up Table Mountain
• Visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium, Robben Island, the Kirstenbosch    Botanical Gardens
• Seeing baboons at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
• Taking an outing to Boulders Beach to visit the resident penguin colony
• Hunting for gem stones at the Scratch Patch

DAY 4 – 6: HERMANUS

Hermanus Hotels, accommodation in Hermanus, Garden route hotels and lodges
Hermanus Hotels, accommodation in Hermanus, Garden route hotels and lodges
Hermanus Hotels, accommodation in Hermanus, Garden route hotels and lodges
Hermanus Hotels, accommodation in Hermanus, Garden route hotels and lodges

 

After a relatively short and beautiful coastal drive from Cape Town you will arrive in Hermanus – the whale-watching capital of the world.
The Hermanus waters are the breeding ground of the Southern Right whale, and between the months of July and December offers some of the most spectacular land-based whale watching in the world. During breeding season whales come in close to the shore to breed and nurture their young, providing spectacular views of these goliaths of the deep.
Accommodation is at Grootbos Garden Lodge, a family-friendly retreat located amongst lush indigenous fynbos gardens with superb sweeping views.
Activities suitable for families at Grootbos include:
•    4x4 drives and walks through the fynbos and forests of the reserve, led by a specialist guide
•    Walks along deserted beaches, visits to archaeological and cultural sites
•    Boat-based whale watching trips, as well as boat tours to a nearby seal island to view penguins, seals, dolphins and great white sharks
 
•    The 1750-hectare Grootbos Nature Reserve provides excellent opportunities for horse riding, with 16 well-trained horses and experienced instructors that cater for all levels of riding
•    Trips to the nearby coast to view the Southern Right Whales from land (from July – December)

DAY 6 – 7: ROUTE 62 TO OUDTSHOORN

Swartberg Country Manor, Oudtshoorn accommodation, hotels  B&B's in Oudtshoorn
Swartberg Country Manor, Oudtshoorn accommodation, hotels  B&B's in Oudtshoorn
Swartberg Country Manor, Oudtshoorn accommodation, hotels  B&B's in Oudtshoorn
Swartberg Country Manor, Oudtshoorn accommodation, hotels  B&B's in Oudtshoorn

 

From Hermanus you will take a drive along the famous Route 62 – the most scenic drive in South Africa – to the small town of Oudtshoorn. This rugged mountainous landscape is the Ostrich capital of the world, so expect to visit one of the many ostrich farms.
Accommodation is at Swartberg Country Manor situated outside the town, and offering guests the unique opportunity to explore and experience the true essence of subsistence farming in the Little Karoo.
Activities suitable for families in Oudtshoorn include:
• Exploring the Cango Caves and their magnificent underground formations
• Viewing Ostrich races and seeing the size of the Ostrich eggs
• Visiting the Crocodile Farm and its toothy inhabitants

DAY 7 – 9: PLETTENBERG BAY

 

Drive towards the coast to the resort town of Plettenberg Bay, your base from which to explore the famous Garden Route.
Accommodation is at Hunters Country House, which welcomes and caters for children of all ages. The two-bedroom Family Suites provide spacious accommodation where the whole family can truly relax in their ‘private home’, while the Summer House is the perfect venue for informal family meals where guests can enjoy delicious wholesome food.
Hunters Country House boasts a specialised children’s programme to keep children busy during their Garden Route holiday. Minded by trained staff, Cubs’ Corner is a dedicated children’s recreation area, with paddling pool, jungle gym, shaded sandpit, video / TV / games room and dining room.
Family-friendly activities and attractions to enjoy on your Garden Route tour include:
• Elephant Sanctuary: Offering a close encounter experience with elephants
• Monkeyland: The world’s first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary
• Birds of Eden: This unique free-flight Bird Sanctuary boasts the world's largest dome and spans over a gorge of indigenous forest
• Tree-Top Canopy Tours: This is not for the faint hearted as you swing from Yellowwood tree to Yellowwood tree, platform to platform on a steel cable up to 30 meters above the forest floor

DAY 9 – 12: SAFARI IN THE EASTERN CAPE

Shamwari Game Reserve Riverdene Lodge, garden route game lodges
Shamwari Game Reserve Riverdene Lodge, garden route game lodges
Shamwari Game Reserve Riverdene Lodge, garden route game lodges
Shamwari Game Reserve Riverdene Lodge, garden route game lodges

 

Leaving Plettenberg Bay behind, drive 3 hours and come face-to-face with Africa’s Big 5 at a malaria-free game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
Your base for your South African safari is at Shamwari Riverdene Lodge, offering entertainment for the whole family.
A typical day on safari starts off with an early game drive where skilled rangers and open 4x4 safari vehicles will soon have you within arms length of Africa’s wildest creatures.
Child minding facilities are available at an additional cost for children younger than four years as they are too young to join game drives. At Shamwari Riverdene Lodge, children can partake in various social, sporting and arts & cultural activities under the supervision of the children’s co-ordinator.
Children’s activities include:
•    African bead making
•    Clay making
•    Face painting
•    Star-gazing
•    African story-telling
Please note: A safari is a large contributor to the cost of this tour, although well worth it. If required, the Shamwari portion can be reduced to 2 nights or accommodation downgraded to the family-friendly Kariega Main Lodge.
 
Garden Route and Western Cape Itinerary

Priced from R 14 000.00 per person sharing

This tour as with all the tours we have up on our website is simply a blueprint of what is possible. Your tour will be tailormade according to your wishes, so contact us to start planning your perfect Garden Route Safari.

Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve

Travel along the Malaria Free Garden Route to Shamwari Game Reserve, the ultimate luxury big five African safari adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 7 different lodges on this private game reserve. Choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience.

• Arrive in Port Elizabeth Airport

• Pick up your Avis Car Group B – Polo Player or similar

• Make your way to Shamwari Game Reserve

• Spend 2 night at Shamwari Game Reserve (Bayethi Lodge) on a full board basis including all Meals, 2 Game drives per day and local drinks.

Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant Living

 

The Garden Route, a panoramic region idyllically placed between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, is home to Lake Pleasant Living Exclusive Holiday Suites in the Knysna district. This charming property, built on the edge of one of the few natural freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere, is a serene retreat set in the picturesque Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve. Enjoy Lake Pleasant as a holiday destination to stay. More than a hotel room, our spacious suites are equipped with all the modern conveniences. Experience ‘lifestyle living’ and not merely just a room to

• After your morning game drive and breakfast make your way to Sedgefield

• Spend 2 nights at Lake Pleasant living in a Luxury standard room inclusive of breakfast

Schulphoek Guest House
Schulphoek Guest House
Schulphoek Guest House
Schulphoek Guest House

SCHULPHOEK

 

Situated at the beautifully protected sanctuary of Schulphoek Bay with spectacular uninterrupted sea views, 5 km from Hermanus Town Centre. There are seven double rooms all en-suite & luxuriously fitted meeting with international standards. The bedrooms have immense charm and character, each individually decorated with fine linens, offering privacy and exclusivity with subtle touches of luxury. The bathrooms are unique with environmentally friendly soaps and shampoos, terrycloth gowns and slippers, and warmed bath sheets to wrap yourself up in total splendour.

• Drive to Hermanus, which will take you approximately 4 hours

• Spend 1 nights at Schulphoek in 1 x standard Room inclusive of breakfast

Franschhoek Country House and Villas
Franschhoek Country House and Villas
Franschhoek Country House and Villas
Franschhoek Country House and Villas

Franschhoek Country House

 

Travel to Franschhoek Country House & Villas, your 5 star hotel accommodation in the heart of the Franschhoek valley complimented by the well known Monneaux Restaurant and a number of guest services on offer for you to enjoy and indulge in. Situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek Village, only 1km from the main town it is an ideal base to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine. Guests can choose between the original and charming Franschhoek Country House or the Villas @ Franschhoek Country House. The original Franschhoek Country House offers a range of luxury rooms including the charming Standard Rooms, Luxury Rooms and Garden Cottages. Whichever you choose, the accommodation on offer is designed with your comfort and luxury experience in mind.

• Drive to Franschhoek, which will take you approximately an hour and a half

• Spend 2 nights at Franschhoek Country House & Villas in a Luxury standard room on a BB Basis

• After a leisurely breakfast make your way to Cape Town International Airport

• Drop off your Avis Car hire at Cape Town International Airport.

Top 5 Garden Route Package Option2

Priced from: R 12 500.00 per person

This tour as with all the tours we have up on our website is simply a blueprint of what is possible. Your tour will be tailormade according to your wishes, so contact us to start planning your perfect Garden Route Safari.

Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve

Travel along the Malaria Free Garden Route to Shamwari Game Reserve, the ultimate luxury big five African safari adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism.  Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 7 different lodges on this private game reserve. Choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience. After your morning game drive and breakfast make your way to Plettenberg Bay.


 

  • Arrive in Port Elizabeth Airport.
  • Pick up your Avis Car Group B – Polo Player or similar.
  • Make your way to Shamwari Game Reserve.
  • Spend 2 night at Shamwari Game Reserve (Bayethi Lodge) on a full board basis including all Meals, 2 Game drives per day and local drinks.
     

Emily Moon River Lodge

Emily Moon River Lodge
Emily Moon River Lodge
Emily Moon River Lodge
Emily Moon River Lodge

Perched high on a hill overlooking the spectacular view of the winding Bitou River, it’s wetland and far distant mountains is Emily Moon River Lodge and Restaurant Emily’s in Plettenberg Bay.
Passing through the gate at the end of the road you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back in time.  The feeling of a bygone era is just what Mark and Christine wanted to achieve with the creation of their magical luxury lodge.   There are eight beautiful suites each given its own identity and individuality following an Afro chic theme, each has its own seating area with a fireplace, television,  a completely private deck and spacious bathroom.  Nothing has been spared to make this a very special experience.   Each lodge sleeps two people on a bed and breakfast basis.
 

  • Spend 2 night at Emily Moon River Lodge in 1 x luxury room on a BB Basis.

Kanonkop House

Kanonkop House
Kanonkop House
Kanonkop House
Kanonkop House

Kanonkop House commands a breathtakingly beautiful view of the Knysna Lagoon stretching all the way to the famous Knysna Heads.
Our garden and small indigenous forest attract wildlife and an abundance of birds – from the elusive Knysna lourie to the iridescent sunbirds and humble wagtails.  Enjoy their antics while relaxing on a lounger next to the pool, before venturing down the hill to discover and experience all that Knysna and the Garden Route has to offer.
 

  • Make your way with your Avis car Polo Player or similar to Kynsna
  • Spend 2  nights at Kanonkop Guest house in a Luxury room inclusive of breakfast
     

OCEAN ELEVEN GUEST HOUSE

OCEAN ELEVEN GUEST HOUSE
OCEAN ELEVEN GUEST HOUSE
OCEAN ELEVEN GUEST HOUSE
OCEAN ELEVEN GUEST HOUSE

The Ocean Eleven Luxury Guest House is situated on the Cape South coast of South Africa, in the quaint coastal town of Hermanus on Walker Bay. Not only does Hermanus offer the best land-based whale viewing in the world, with guests of Ocean Eleven being able to watch these creatures from the comfort of their suite, but our "Champagne Air" is also believed to have restorative qualities and many travel to this coastal town for recuperation and wellness.

  • Drive to Hermanus, which will take you approximately 4 hours.
  • Spend 1 night at Ocean 11 guest House in 1 x standard Room inclusive of breakfast.
  • Drive to Cape Town, which will take you approximately 2 hours.
  • Drop off your Avis Car hire at Cape Town International Airport.

 

Top 5 Garden Route Package Option1

Priced from : R 11 000.00 per person sharing

This tour as with all the tours we have up on our website is simply a blueprint of what is possible. Your tour will be tailormade according to your wishes, so contact us to start planning your perfect Garden Route Safari

Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve

Travel along the Malaria Free Garden Route to Shamwari Game Reserve, the ultimate luxury big five African safari adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism.  Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 7 different lodges on this private game reserve. Choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience.

  • Make your way to Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Spend 2 night at Shamwari Game Reserve (Bayethi  Luxury tented Lodge) on a full board basis including all Meals, 2 Game drives per day and local drinks.
     

Emily Moon River Lodge

Emily Moon River Lodge
Emily Moon River Lodge
Emily Moon River Lodge
Emily Moon River Lodge

Perched high on a hill overlooking the spectacular view of the winding Bitou River, it’s wetland and far distant mountains is Emily Moon River Lodge and Restaurant Emily’s in Plettenberg Bay .
Passing through the gate at the end of the road you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back in time.  The feeling of a bygone era is just what Mark and Christine wanted to achieve with the creation of their magical luxury lodge.   There are eight beautiful suites each given its own identity and individuality following an Afro chic theme, each has its own seating area with a fireplace, television,  a completely private deck and spacious bathroom.  Nothing has been spared to make this a very special experience.   Each lodge sleeps two people on a bed and breakfast basis.
 

  • After your morning game drive and breakfast make your way to Plettenberg Bay
  • Spend 2  night at Emily Moon River Lodge in 1 x luxury King room on a BB Basis
     

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve
Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve
Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve
Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

could be described as the place at which paradise and earthly perfection meet, where almost endless pristine beaches and undulating vegetation blend seamlessly against a backdrop of eternal skies. A place where every day unfolds as a gift, designed with you in mind.
It is a heavenly place in the Eastern Cape, just outside of a tiny jewel of a village called Port Alfred. Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is individually and sumptuously appointed; suites are spread along the wave of the Indian Ocean and the reserve facing vistas overlooking sweeping plains.
Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is a sanctuary for weary souls, a place of breathtaking beauty, where animals roam free and guests are free to explore.

•    After and early morning Game Drive and a leisurely breakfast make your home
 

    

  • After your leisurely breakfast
  • Drive to Oceana beach and wildlife Reserve, which will take you approximately 4 hours:
  • Spend 2 nights at Oceana Wildlife Reserve on a full board basis including all Meals, 2 Game drives per day and excluding local drinks.
  • Check in is at 12h30 - If you are in time for lunch on arrival lunch is served at 13h00
     
Cape Town & Kruger Package
Priced From: R 14 000.00 per person

This tour as with all the tours we have up on our website is simply a blueprint of what is possible. Your tour will be tailor made according to your wishes, so contact us to start planning your perfect Garden Route Safari

City Lodge OR Tambo International
City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport
City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport
City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport
City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport

Based at Africa’s busiest airport, City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport will provide business and leisure travellers with “home away from home” accommodation that is ideal for those commuting to and from Johannesburg and perfect for those who require immediate access to the airport.

  • Arrive in Johannesburg
  • Make your way to the City Lodge OR Tambo International airport across from the terminal
  • Spend 1 night at the City Lodge OR Tambo International Airport inclusive of breakfast
     
Thakadu River Camp
Thakadu River Camp
Thakadu River Camp
Thakadu River Camp
Thakadu River Camp

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the few reserves in southern Africa, which is malaria free. Located in South Africa along the Botswana border and 20 kilometres from Gaberone, the reserve lies within a transition region between Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld.

  • You will be collected at 8am by private driver and vehicle, and transferred by road to Thakadu River Lodge in the Madikwe reserve, which will take approximately 4-5 hours
  • Spend 4 nights at Thakadu River Lodge in 2 x luxury family rooms inclusive of Two game drives per day, All meals daily, Welcome drinks and teas & coffees at meals
     
Kelway Hotel
Kelway Hotel
Kelway Hotel
Kelway Hotel
Kelway Hotel

The Kelway Hotel Port Elizabeth is perfectly positioned for business & leisure travellers seeking central accommodation in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The hotel is situated just a few minutes from the airport, and within walking distance to popular tourist attractions and swimming beaches of Port Elizabeth.

  • You will be collected at 11am by private driver and vehicle and transferred back to Johannesburg airport
  • Check in for flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth on South African Airways
  • On arrival in Port Elizabeth, pick up 2 x rental car for 12 days – Group U Toyota Corolla or similar Manual 5 seater, ABS, Air bags, Air conditioning, Power steering, Power window and    Radio/CD
  • Drive to the Kelway Hotel which will take approximately 10 minutes
  • Spend 1 night at the Kelway Hotel in 2 x inter-leading family rooms inclusive of breakfast

 

Lake Pleasant Living
Lake Pleasant Living
Lake Pleasant Living
Lake Pleasant Living
Lake Pleasant Living

The Garden Route, a panoramic region idyllically placed between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, is home to Lake Pleasant Living Exclusive Holiday Suites in the Knysna district. This charming property, built on the edge of one of the few natural freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere, is a serene retreat set in the picturesque Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve.

  • Drive to Knysna area which will take you approximately 3 hours
  • Spend 5 nights at Lake Pleasant Living in 2 x two bedroom suites inclusive of breakfast
     
Pebble Beach Guest House
Pebble Beach Guest House
Pebble Beach Guest House
Pebble Beach Guest House
Pebble Beach Guest House

Pebble Beach Guest House, nestled in the majestic Hermanus Mountains, is an enchanting base from which to explore the wonders of Hermanus...adjacent to the picturesque Hermanus Golf Club and overlooking the 25th green, it is only minutes from the beach, cliff path, whale watching and the Hermanus Village. From the sun-drenched swimming pool area you are treated to the magnificent backdrop of the Overberg Mountain range and the world renowned Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

  • Drive to Hermanus, which will take you approximately 4 hours
  • Spend 2 nights at Pebble Beach Guesthouse in 1 x family Room (double bed & sleeper couch) and 2 x Standard Twin Rooms inclusive of breakfast
     
Waterfront Apartment
VA Waterfront
VA Waterfront
VA Waterfront
VA Waterfront

Luxury serviced accommodation in exclusive homes and apartments for short- or long-term rentals.  All our properties are located within walking distance of Restaurants, Shops, Nightlife, the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the V&A Waterfront. Pristine beaches and Table Mountain are 10 minutes away by taxi.

  • Drive to Cape Town, which will take you approximately 2 hours
  • Spend 4 nights in a 3 bedroom Waterfront Apartment
  • Drive to Cape Town airport, which will take you approximately 20mins
  • Drop off rental car in time for your flight to Johannesburg on South African Airways