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Garden Route Road Trip

Are you ready for a road trip?  This self-drive, self-catering package shows off the best of the Garden Route, and with a little planning, the journey there and back can be part of the fun.

Day 1.

The first night is spent in Oudtshoorn, a 420km drive from Cape Town.

Die Pampoen Padstall, Di Brown
The Pampoen Farm Stall, worth a visit.

Getting there is part of the fun.

As check in is at 2pm, consider traveling via the scenic R62.Recommended stops for coffee, a leg stretch, and a look around include:

Worcester – Die Pampoen Farm Stall.

Robertson – Affie Plaas Farm Stall.

Barrydale – A milkshake at Diesel & Crème.

Ladismith- turn in to the town and visit Gypsys Gin, they do breakfast, lunch, snacks, great coffee, craft gin, and they are the local tourism bureau.

Calitzdorp- ask for winery recommendations at Gypsys.

Arrive at Africamps Oudtshoorn, situated on a working ostrich farm, a ten minute drive from the town centre. Free-roaming zebra, springbok, blue wildebeest, kudu, impala, eland, waterbuck and nyala wander the farm. Your luxury tent overlooks the dam and has everything you need for a comfortable stay.  

The Swartberg Pass.

What to do in the area.

Visit the Cango Caves

Drive the Swartberg Pass.

Explore the town, don’t miss Die Smitswinkel for great coffee and Karoo memorabilia, cos local is lekker.

Book at Meerkat Adventure for early the next morning.

The Cango Caves

Day 2.

The distance to your home for the next two nights is 170 km with plenty to do and see on the way.

Getting there.

Leave Oudtshoorn and get onto the N12 which will take you George via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass. Stop at the viewing points for an eyeful.

Recommended stops include:

Dolphins Point lookout with views of Wilderness Beach and the abandoned railway bridge over the Kaaimans River.

Wilderness town. Quirky shops, the Touws River Mouth, and a beautiful expanse of beach. ‘Map of Africa’ viewpoint at Wilderness Heights.

Sedgefield. More great restaurants, beaches and visit Gericke’s Point for a walk and to explore the rock pools, fossilized dunes, and extreme natural beauty.

Knysna. Drive to Knysna Heads for unrivalled views of the town, lagoon, and ocean. A walk in Millwood Forest or Jubilee Creek.

Plettenberg Bay. Fantastic Blue Flag beaches, a bustling main road and a cool restaurant at Look Out Beach.

A short drive out of Plett takes you to AfriCamps Ingwe in the Crags, a lush forest and Fynbos area, and your base for the next two nights. There is a pool to use, a dam for picnics and a walking trail that is so easy it is called the Couch Potato Trail.  

Wilderness Beach

What to do in the area.  

Explore Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Jukani Wildlife centre and Hog Hollow Horse Trails.

Hike the Robberg Hiking Trail in the Robberg Reserve.

Visit Nature’s Valley

Zipline with Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

Head to the world’s highest bungee at Storms River.

Walk the suspension bridge at the Storms River National Park

Do a canoeing trip up the Bitou & Keurbooms River

Visit some of the wine estates in the area.

Views on the Robberg Hiking Trail

Day 4.

The distance to your final night is 99 km and will take you back through Knysna and Sedgefield to Wilderness, famous for its long stretches of beach, rivers, lakes, and lagoons. Africamps Oakhurst is on a large working farm of 640 hectares – 200 of which are pristine fynbos and indigenous forest. Your tent overlooks rolling fields and the beautiful Outeniqua mountains. Try your luck at fishing or take out one of the canoes on the large farm dam close to the dairy. A well-maintained track through the forest is ideal for mountain biking or trail running and the farm’s majestic waterfall makes for an adventurous forest hike. The kids can visit Oakhurst Dairy to watch cows being milked and calves being fed. Expect to see cows and horses during your stay here.

What to do in the area.

Hiking, there are countless trails of various distances.

Walk the boardwalk, do some bird watching.

Dolphin and whale watching,

Hang gliding, paragliding, kloofing

Horse riding, mountain biking, scenic drives,

The Wilderness Lakes Art Route,

Wilderness craft markets selling beautiful, locally made items.

Day 5.

Your trip back to Cape Town is 440km via the N2. Say goodbye to the Garden Route and head home. Stop in Swellendam for lunch, visit the Old Gaol and walk around this pretty town.

Just past Caledon pull off into Dassiesfontein and buy the best pies in the Western Cape. Spend some time exploring the sections of this unique place, it has everything from stoves to veldskoens, jewelry to jam, artwork, gifts, fruit, veg and everything in between.

The Tents.

These tents offer 55 – 65 square meters of living space and are equipped with all the comfort of a permanent structure – 2 bedrooms, proper furniture, a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and a solid wooden floor, but with the romance and adventure of staying in a tent

Each tent has air conditioning, an outdoor deck, , electrical outlets, an en-suite bathroom, fireplace, fridge, lounge area, pure cotton linen, a shower, tea, and coffee.

The campsites all have a pool or dam for swimming, braai areas and meals on request.

This special offer is available until 30 September 2020

Enjoy 5 days and 4 nights for just R2190 per person sharing.

Children under two years old stay free.

Children under 16 pay only R450.

The price is for self- catering, and cover accommodation only.

This special is only available to SADC residents.

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