• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Car rental included
  • Activity included

Amazing South Africa Garden Route getaway with Big Five safaris

  • Round trip
  • 14 nights
  • South Africa
price from £ 2,369.00 per person
  • total price from £ 4,738.00
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  • price based on: 2 adults

Set out on an unparalleled journey along South Africa's scenic Garden Route, including breakfast, flights, safari excursions and more

When it comes to a memorable South African escape, you can likely do no better than a journey along the Garden Route. Bursting with beautiful natural draws, it showcases some of the country's biggest gems and makes for a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. Kick things off with a stay near the buzzing V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa's capital and scenic port city, which boasts the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop. Then, you'll make your way through the Cape Winelands for an indulgent stay in Stellenbosch and a chance to discover the most scenic slice of South Africa (don't forget to sample a few local wines as you go, of course).

You'll experience the age-old beauty and unique charms of Oudtshoorn, which is most famous for its ostrich farming industry. You'll then have a chance to reconnect with nature once again as you sleep on the tranquil shores of Knysna Lagoon, and live out your safari dreams with a stay on the private grounds of Amakhala Game Reserve - complete, of course, with daily game drive experiences.

Several optional tours can be added to your escape, including a full-day peninsula excursion taking you across Cape Point and Boulders Beach, and a relaxing boat cruise to give you a phenomenal 360-degree picture of Knysna Lagoon. A varied, wild and wonderful getaway is on the cards - so what are you waiting for?

  • 12 nights in a selection of hotels (or similar)

  • Breakfast included

  • Two lunches and two dinners during your stay in Amakhala Game Reserve (drinks excluded)

  • Two game drives per day in Amakhala Game Reserve (the last two nights of the tour)

  • Conservation levy in Amakhala Game Reserve

  • Rental car between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth (one-way fee applicable upon pick-up of vehicle)

  • Flight from Birmingham, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, London Stansted to Cape Town and from Port Elizabeth to Birmingham, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, London Stansted

We know plans can change. Our Flexible holidays let you rearrange your trip!

Choose from any alternative available dates. Includes refundable options. T&C's apply!


Day 1-3: Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town! Upon arrival, pick up your rental car (not included) and head to your hotel for check-in and a much-needed night's rest. Spend your second and third days here at leisure, or opt to join a full-day guided peninsula tour (not included) on one day, for a remarkable excursion from…

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Cresta Grande Cape Town  or similar

Day 4-5: Stellenbosch

It's on to Stellenbosch next: perhaps one of the finest draws of the Garden Route, this part of the trip will open you to a world of flavours and natural beauty, as you travel past the Winelands for which the country is famous, surrounded by the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simons…

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Devon Valley Hotel - Stellenbosch  or similar

Day 6-7: Oudtshoorn

You'll venture to the town of Oudtshoorn next, travelling through the Little Karoo and the historic spa town of Montagu en route. Known for its ostrich farms, Oudtshoorn makes for a unique stop along your itinerary, where you can also acquaint yourself with the spectacular stalactite Cango Caves.

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate  or similar

Day 8-10: Knysna

Continue your journey over the Outeniqua Pass en route to George, the administrative hub of the Garden Route, followed by Knysna. Located on the banks of a pristine lagoon, surrounded by the Outeniqua Mountains, Tsitsikamma National Park and the Indian Ocean, it's a truly magical spot where tranqui…

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Premier Resort The Moorings (Knysna)  or similar

Day 11-12: Amakhala Game Reserve

For the last leg of your epic South African escape, you'll set your sights on Amakhala Game Reserve, a private reserve where the Big Five can be spotted in all their glory. An afternoon game drive awaits as soon as you arrive; two further game drives (one early morning and one afternoon) are planne…

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Hlosi Game Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve  or similar
• Optional excursions •
  • Full-day peninsula excursion: On this guided tour with a small group, you'll journey from Clifton to Camps Bay, followed by Llandudno, Chapman's Peak Drive and the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park, before heading back along the coast to Simon's Town and Boulders Beach; finally, end your trip in Kristenbosch Botanical Gardens if visiting in the summer, or Groot Constantia for a wine tasting and cellar tour in the winter (transfers included)

  • Boat cruise on Knysna Lagoon: As part of a small group, enjoy a leisurely guided tour across this scenic lagoon, taking in the rugged cliffs that surround it (transfers not included; guests must make their own way to the waterfront)

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  • Airport transfers
  • Fee for one-way drop-off of rental car
  • Taxes
  • Visa
  • Full-day peninsula excursion with Cape Point and Boulders Beach
  • Boat cruise on Knysna Lagoon
  • Additional safaris

If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

Additional Information

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2021

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

Passport, visa and health requirements

The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration/entry requirements, before you travel.

Tour occupancy

Max 2 people per room

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents 5 days prior to departure at the latest


British citizens must have a passport to travel to South Africa. Travel documents must be valid for at least 30 days, or ideally 6 months beyond the day of departure and have at least two free pages for visa stamps.


In South Africa, the national currency is the South African Rand (ZAR).

Similar accommodation

In case the above mentioned hotel is unavailable, you'll stay in a comparable hotel in the nearby surroundings. You'll receive the final accommodation with your travel documents, 5 days before departure at the latest.

One-way car hire

Please note this is a one-way car hire, and there is a one-way fee applicable upon pick-up of the vehicle.