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Fairtrade Garden Route

Discover the Garden Route and Cape Town during this 13day trip!

Sun, beautiful nature, colorful cultures, interesting people, jawdropping views... And all of this in one holiday! Come and experience South Africa during this amazing trip of a lifetime. Start your holiday by visiting the Garden Route and your first safari experience. After go to Cape Town and got to know this beautiful side of the country. Visit the Penguins in Simon's Town and visit Cape Point. Taste all the food and drink all the wine this Wine Country has to offer you. 

Day 1: Port Elizabeth

Welcome to South Africa!

Once you have arrived and have gone through passport control you move through to the International arrival hall where you will be met by a BELAFRIQUE representative. They will be holding a sign with your name on it so you don’t miss them. They will hand over your travel documents and answer any questions that you may have and take you to the car rental counter to pick-up your vehicle.

Your journey continues with a 15 minutes' drive to your first hotel: Singa Town Lodge. Check-in and relax in your home for the next night.

Singa Town Lodge (B&B)

Day 2: Port Elizabeth - Amakhala Game Reserve

After breakfast you will need to check out and make your way to the Amakhala Safari Lodge. Check in, sit back and relax! Today you will be able to experience your very first game activity! We recommend to do the game drive tonight so you can learn all about the beautiful bush and the animals that live there. 

Safari Lodge on Amakhala (FI)

Day 3: Amakhala Game Reserve

Rise and shine! Your first full day in a safari lodge! You can choose 2 game activities today but we recommend doing a game drive in the morning and a guided bush walk in the afternoon. During the bush walk you will be able to see the animals up close and much more relaxed.

Safari Lodge on Amakhala (FI)

Day 4: Amakhala Game Reserve - Plettenberg Bay

This morning after your morning Game drive, you can enjoy your last brunch in the lodge. Afterwards you will have to check out and make your way to your next destination, Plettenberg Bay. Here you will be staying in the Hog Hollow Country Lodge for the next 3 days! Check in and relax by the pool or go for a walk on the property and follow one of the many walking trails into the forest.

Hog Hollow Country Lodge (B&B)

Day 5: Plettenberg Bay

Today we recommend you visit the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Why not go on the canopy tour? It is an experience you really can't miss! Fly over the gorges and forests and see the forest like the birds up in the sky.

After this thrilling experience you can do something a bit more relaxing. You can go back to your hotel or you can visit the Birds of Eden and Monkeyland. We can pre-book these activities for you if you like so just let us know!

Hog Hollow Country Lodge (B&B)

Day 6: Plettenberg Bay

Time to visit the Pearl of the Garden Route - Knysna! A gorgeous little town full of charm in the midst of a lagoon. It is unique and beautiful and will enchant any visitor - tourist and local alike! Take a cruise on the renowned John Benn and take in the views with crisp glass of wine. 

Hog Hollow Country Lodge (B&B)

Day 7: Plettenberg Bay - Whale Coast

Another day, another destination! After breakfact, you will need to check out and depart to your next accommodation which is situated in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Your home for the next 2 nights is the Garden Lodge. You can enjoy some nice long walks in the reserve, surrounded by stunning nature and flowers.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Garden Lodge (FI)

Day 8: Whale Coast

Today you can enjoy one of the many activities that are included in your stay like guided walks in the reserve, Horse Riding or mountain biking, Coastal drives and bird-watching.  Or you can enjoy one of the many other activities! If you visit in between July and November you really should go on a Whale watching cruise as it is the whale season here. But while you are here you should enjoy some wine-tasting and visit Cape Agulhas, the Southern tip of Africa. If you are a bit more adventurous you will maybe enjoy shark-cage diving! You see, there is much to do!

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Garden Lodge (FI)

Day 9: Whale Coast - Hermon

Head to Hermon today, you will be staying at the splendid Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse for the next 2 nights. During your drive here you can stop and spend some time at Butterfly World or Giraffe House. Unlike the name would suggest, you will be able to see much more animals than just the Giraffe. 

While staying in Hermon, you can easily visit the Cape Winelands.

Bartholomeus Klip Farm (B&B)

Day 10: Hermon

Why don't you go ahead and visit the Cape Winelands today?

In Paarl we recommend Paarl Rock or a visit to the Spice Route Wine Estate for a leisurely pizza and wine whilst you take in the most breathtaking views or opt for their more upmarket restaurants from local South African chef Bertus Basson. For a great picnic we suggest Boschendal or if you enjoy gardens paired with very avantgarde design then head into Babylonstoren! The stunning gardens are a perfect location for a leisurely long walk and their Deli has the best bread! They also offer great massages if you like to relax some more today.

You can also visit Franschhoek and go on a Wine Tram Tour. The Tram stops at most of the wine estates so you can choose where you would like to get off and taste some wine or explore the property. If you don't like the property you can just stay on the Tram and go to the next stop. 

Bartholomeus Klip Farm (B&B)

Day 11: Hermon - Cape Town

Time for the grand finale of your Garden Route trip: The Mother City! You will be staying at the Vineyard Hotel for the next 3 days. This hotel is situated near Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and close to Constantia, the oldest wine region in the Cape! Check in, relax and go explore the beautiful Botanical Garden. Don't forget your walking shoes!

Vineyard Hotel (B&B)

Day 12: Cape Town

The Cape Peninsula is not to be missed. Off to Cape Point and to see the penguins at Boulders Beach. You can have breakfast or lunch in Simon's Town before heading to Cape Point or you can also have your lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point where you can enjoy a nice Seafood Platter with a stunning view. Again take your walking shoes and once you have walked to the Cape Point view point go and explore the other trails in the nature reserve. As you arrive at the Cape Point entrance they will give you a map of the area and the walking trails. There are some lovely secluded spots in the reserve - go and explore! Keep an eye out for the Baboons, some buck and the odd snake whilst exploring.

Return via the lovely Chapman's Peak, which is one of the most stunning roads in the Western Cape (you will need to pay a fee to drive here) and Hout Bay. You can maybe stop at Hout Bay to enjoy the sunset over the ocean!

Vineyard Hotel (B&B)

Day 13: Cape Town

How about doing Table Mountain for your last day? You are welcome to either take a hike up the famous mountain as there are many trails to choose from or you can take the cable car to the top. Magnificent views from up here. Bo-Kaap is also a great neighborhood to see with its colorful houses and vibrant history, You can explore the neighborhood on foot. If you’re interested in history, you can definitely visit Castle of Good Hope.

After a busy day go and relax in the waterfront, a nice place to wind down and to drink something at one the many restaurants and bars to choose from.

Vineyard Hotel (B&B)

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