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Fair Trade Garden Route

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

Sun, beautiful nature, colourful cultures, interesting people, jaw-dropping 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. Afterwards, head towards Cape Town and discover 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 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, check out and make your way to the Amakhala Safari Lodge where a two night stay awaits you. 

Check into your room and relax before departing on your first safari (game drive) around 16:00. During your stay here you can enjoy two daily game drives and all meals are inclusive.

You will be back at the lodge for dinner.

Safari Lodge on Amakhala (FI)

Day 3: Amakhala Game Reserve

Rise and shine! After an early wake up call - safari usually departs around 06:00 am - you will go on your second game drive.

You will then be back around 10 for a nice breakfast and you will then be able to enjoy the lodge at leisure before lunch around 14:00. If you wish, this afternoon you could opt for a guided bush walk instead of the traditional drive. The bush walk is a different experience, where you will be able to see the animals up close. 

Safari Lodge on Amakhala (FI)

Day 4: Plettenberg Bay

After the last morning Game Drive and breakfast, check out and drive for about 3 1/2 hours to Plettenberg Bay. Check In Hog Hollow and spend the afternoon at leisure.

We recommend exploring the town of Knysna, the Pearl of the Garden Route and taking a cruise on the Lagoon to see the Knysna Heads. There are many restaurants to choose from for lunch! 

Hog Hollow Country Lodge (B&B)

Day 5: Plettenberg Bay

We recommend taking a drive to the Tsitsikamma Nature reserve. It is an hours drive away and is just a beautiful experience! We recommend doing a canopy tour over the reserve. You travel over the massive trees and it is an awe-inspiring experience.


There are many activities to choose from in the area like the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness & Education Center. You could also experience a dolphin encounter or a cultural township tour. 

Hog Hollow Country Lodge (B&B)

Day 6: Oudtshoorn

Another day, another destination! After breakfast,  check out and depart to your next accommodation which is situated in Oudtshoorn, the lovely De Zeekoe Farm

Here you can enjoy some nice long walks surrounded by stunning nature and flowers.

De Zeekoe (B&B)

Day 7: Oudtshoorn

Today we recommend you go on a Meerkat Tour. Best prebook as this trips are very much in demand! 

De Zeekoe (B&B)

Day 8: Die Swartland

Check out of De Zeekoe and take the road for about 4 hours to reach the splendid Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse where you will be staying for the next 2 nights. For your information, certain scenes of the popular series " The Crown" have been filmed here.   

Enjoy the area, there are many things to do here, from mountain biking to kayaking, windsurfing or fishing in the dam. You will also enjoy a morning and evening guided drive through the reserve. Bartholomeus Klip is also a breeding place for disease-free Buffalos. 

Bartholomeus Klip Farm (B&B)

Day 9: Die Swartland

Spend the day in the Cape Winelands today.

In Paarl we recommend Paarl Rock or a visit to the Spice Route Wine Estate to take in the most breathtaking views. 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 10: 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! 

Vineyard Hotel (B&B)

Day 11: 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. 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.

Vineyard Hotel (B&B)

Day 12: 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)

Day 13: Cape Town

Time to head to Cape Town Airport, return your car rental and check in to your flight back home.

We hope you have created many wonderful memories in South Africa and that we might hear from you again for more exploring of South Africa or one of its neighboring countries...

Be aware officially you need to be at the airport 3 hours before departure. Take this time so you have a buffer in case you need it - remember you can claim back VAT for any luxury product you bought which you can do at the Airport. 

Have a safe trip and hope to hear from you soon!!

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From ZAR 34,491 per person

Above price is based on two people travelling together sharing a room.

Included

  • Meet & Greet at Port Elizabeth Airport
  • 1 x paper copy of travel documents
  •  Car rental from PLZ to CPT Airport with Supercover
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Amakhala and Bartholomeus Klip in Full Board + Activities
  • Amakhala Conservation Levy
  • Contribution to our social responsibility project

Excluded

  • All Flights
  • No Guide included
  • Drinks or meals when not specified 
  • Entrance Fees, Conservation Fees, Park fees unless specified (Table Mountain, Seal Island,  Hermanus whale watching,  Hippo & Croc tickets best prebook)
  • Toll fees
  • One-way Drop-Off fee & Rental Contract fee for the rental car
  • Gratuities & personal expenses  at restaurants (10 to 15% tip is the custom in South Africa to add to your drinks or meals bill)
  • Porterage @ airport or at check-in & Out of the  hotel (10 to 15 and per bag)
  • Tip for Rangers/tracker & Staff at Safari Lodge (R130 ($10) per person per night per ranger and not much less for the tracker, R300 ($25) for the general staff for an average stay of 2 nights – if you are staying much longer or are unsure please double check with the manager of the lodge
  • Visa cost if applicable
  • Travel insurance

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