South Africa Garden Route 9 days


The garden route is a 300-kilometer stretch of coastal road on the south west tip of South Africa, maybe the most beautiful region in the country. Along the vinding roads you’ll find diverse vegetation and wildlife, abundance of lagoons, lakes, mountains, forests, and beaches. Home to almost a dozen nature and marine reserves, a road trip on the Garden Route offers plenty of opportunities for activities along the way.


Day 1

Flight lands at Cape Town International Airport (own arrangements)

Self drive from Cape Town Airport to Waterfront Village Apartments (approx 30 minutes)

Check in and welcome to Waterfront Village Apartments, Luxury Two Bedroom Apartment

Evening at leisure – perhaps visit the V&A Waterfront or one of the many lovely restaurants

Suggestion – subject to your international flight arrival – take the cable car up Table Mountain

Day 2

Breakfast (own arrangements)
Depart on a Private Full Day Guided Cape Peninsula Tour including stops at a few seaside villages,

Cape of Goodhope, viewings of the African Penguins and Constantia Winelands

Please view full description below. Duration 8 hours

Evening at leisure

Day 3

Breakfast (own arrangements)
Morning at leisure – perhaps take the cable car up Table Mountain if you did not yesterday

Ticketing and boarding the Robben Island Ferry to take place at least 30 minute prior.
Proof of Identity required to board the ferry and presented at the ticketing station
Own arrangements to get to and from the Robben Island Ferry Terminal based at the V&A Waterfront. You can walk from your apartment, take a taxi / Uber. Self drive possible however parking would be charged at the V&A Waterfront on an hourly basis.

Robben Island Ferry Departs
Return back from Robben Island (might be slightly later, subject to ocean tides)

Evening at leisure

Day 4

Check out and depart for Knysna or Plettenberg Bay (self Drive) – approx 5 to 6 hours non-stop

Suggestion – take the road through Stellenbosch or Franschhoek before joining the freeway to Knysna as a morning excursion. Perhaps enjoy breakfast in one of the towns. Slight detour but possible to do.

Check in and welcome to The Turbine Hotel

Afternoon / evening at leisure – subject to your arrival time

Day 5

Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel

Day at leisure – perhaps enjoy a Knynsa lagoon kayak experience, visit the Titsikamma Forest , visit the neighbouring beaches and relax either lovely seaside towns.

Perhaps visit the Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay and enjoy a Walk with an Elephant. Click here to view details. Purchasing tickets in advance is advised due to peak season.

Another option is to visit the Elephant Park in Knysna.

Day 6

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then check out and depart for Lalibela Letaba Camp

Self drive, approx 3 hours 45 minutes direct. Please note that your vehicle will be parked at the reception area for the duration of your stay should you decide to self drive. The Reception area is approx 15 minutes from your lodge and the lodge will transfer you to and from this location upon arrival

En route to your lodge, just past Plettenberg Bay (approx 1 hour from The Turbine Hotel), you will find Bloukrans Bridge which is home to the world’s highest commercial bungee jump bridge. Many stop here before their journeycommences. This does add a few hours to your travel time due, subject to the amount of persons bungee jumping.

Check in and welcome to Lalibela Letaba Safari Lodge. Lunch at the lodge
Afternoon high tea followed by Afternoon Game Drive

Return back to the lodge for your pre-dinner drinks and dinner Safari times to be confirmed – above acts as a mere guide

Lalibela Lentaba Safari Lodge Includes:

All meals, 2 game activities per night stayed, all drinks (excluding premium wines).
Please note: Aircon is within each room and there is a laundry service available at an additional charge.

Day 7

Wake up call followed by a light breakfast then an early morning game drive
Arrive back at the lodge for brunch

Morning at leisure – enjoy a morning nap, lie at the pool, read a book

Lunch at the lodge

Afternoon tea is served
Afternoon Game Drive
Return back to the lodge for your pre-dinner drinks and dinner

Day 8

This day have more or less the same program as day 7

Day 9

Wake up call followed by a light breakfast
Early morning game drive
Arrive back at the lodge for brunch then check out and either self drive to Port Elizabeth Airport or private road transfer (approx 1 hour), subject to your transport preference as per quote.

Domestic flight departs Port Elizabeth Airport for Johannesburg Airport
International flight departs Johannesburg (own arrangements)