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South Africa - Garden Route Extension                   




Date: Your choice. 5 days/4 nights
Host: Self-drive
Cost: Ask for pricing
Trip Type: Adventure Series


The Garden Route is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world. This module was designed to be an extension to our "Adventure Series: Kapama & Cape Town" program although it could be considered as an add-on to any trip in southern Africa, or as a starting point for a more extensive trip. Roads are excellent in South Africa although you must adapt to driving on the other side of the road. The scenery is beautiful and varied and the accommodations in this case are 4-star.

Questions? Please contact one of the Civilized Adventures' Adventure Travel Specialists at

Why this trip?

Self-drive Garden Route

  • Enjoy the freedom of stopping where you wish and for as long as you wish
  • Stay in a charming 4-star guesthouse for 1 night
  • Explore the coast & enjoy 3 nights with Knysna as your base, staying in a chalet
  • Discover Knysna with its wide variety of activities, dining options and coastal scenery

Day by Day Itinerary

Click on a day below for a brief itinerary, then please CONTACT US for a detailed trip outline:

Day 1 - Oudtshoorn

Day 1 - Oudtshoorn

Assuming you were in Cape Town the night before this module begins, your car would already be delivered to your hotel. Drive to Oudtshoorn, enjoying scenes of mountains, valleys and rivers. Optional stops could include an Ostrich Farm and Cango Caves. (1 night, La Plume Guest House or similar)

Days 2, 3 & 4 - Knysna & the Garden Route

Days 2, 3 & 4 - Knysna & the Garden Route

Continue driving over the Outeniqua Pass toward Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.  Depending on your interests, you may wish to visit the "Birds of Eden & Monkeyland", an elephant sanctuary, or go on a Canopy Tour in the Tsitsikama Forest. Continue to Knysna Log Inn and stay in a Garden Chalet for the next 3 nights. This is a perfect base for exploring, or relaxing. (3 nights Knysna Log Inn, B daily)

Day 5 - To George & depart

Day 5 - To George & depart

Drive to the George Airport and return your car (drop fee is included). Fly to Cape Town or Johannesburg and connect to your international or ongoing flight. (B)


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Ask one of our experienced travel advisors for up to date pricing based on your dates. 

Please review the attached itinerary for a more complete description of this adventure including info on hotels, possible activities, and what's included. Accommodation and tours are subject to availability. Any prices we list are approximate; they can change with exchange rate fluctuations or due to any change you might make as you customize this program. Please contact us for more information.

This trip includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation as listed, including daily breakfast
  • Delivery of the rental car to your Cape Town hotel the night prior
  • Car rental, including insurance and drop-off fee at George airport
  • Taxes and other tourism levies

Flights, optional activities, items of a personal nature, gratuities, etc. are not included.

(Posted Mar. 2 '16)


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