Eastern Cape Holidays
The wild, craggy coastline of the 125-mile Garden Route hides peaceful beaches, surfing waves and a wealth of marine life. Slightly inland lie the deep grottoes of the Cango Caves and Oudtshoorn’s ostrich farms. To follow the route you’ll need to begin in Cape Town and drive eastwards, where we then recommend stopping off at Knysna’s lagoon and the beaches of Plettenberg Bay for whale and dolphin watching. You can also hike the trails in Tsitsikamma National Park and explore the rugged coastal scenery of Storms River, home to the world’s highest commercial bungee jump. The route ends in Eastern Cape which is the perfect place for a safari. The region is home to Addo Elephant National Park, one of South Africa’s most accessible game reserves, and Shamwari Game Reserve, home to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
Popular Garden Route and Eastern Cape Holidays
Looking to enjoy South Africa beyond Cape Town? You’ll love our Garden Route holidays. Designed by our Experts to take in the best of this iconic road trip, these itineraries includes flights, hand-picked hotels, car hire and other unique experiences. Plus, the below is just an example of what our Experts can create for you. To book, tailor or create a bespoke South Africa holiday, talk to our Experts today.
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Currency: South African rand
Language: English, Afrikaans
Visas: British Citizens visiting for business or tourism do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required – the majority of the game parks are malaria-free.
Top 3 Things to Do on the Garden Route
- Swim on the beaches at Plettenberg Bay
- Go on safari in Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park
- See the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn
Why Book Your Garden Route Holiday with Flight Centre
We know South Africa: Many of our Travel Experts have either visited, lived in or are from South Africa, and can easily craft a tailor-made trip to suit your needs and budget.
Local knowledge: Flight Centre has stores located throughout South Africa, giving us access to local insider knowledge and up-to-the-minute travel information.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service: When you book a holiday along South Africa’s Garden Route from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.