The Most Perfect Two-Week South Africa Garden Route Itinerary

The Ultimate 14 Day Road Trip From Cape Town to Gansbaai

The Most Perfect Two-Week South Africa Garden Route Itinerary

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South Africa

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16 days

2169 km

  • Discovering the breathtaking views from Table Mountain in Cape Town
  • Interacting with elephants at the Knysna Elephant Park
  • Experiencing the thrill of shark cage diving in Gansbaai
  • Exploring the ancient caves and fynbos on horseback at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  • Witnessing the majestic wildlife on safari at Amakhala Game Reserve
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Angela PriceUnited Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom

Where Angie Wanders is my labour of love and highlights travel destinations and bucket list experiences for travellers everywhere. I have been travelling the world for the last 35 years and have visited many amazing countries, each with a unique history and culture.

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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Automatic Transmission

Volkswagen Polo Vivo Automatic Transmission

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Toyota Fortuner Automatic Transmission

Toyota Fortuner Automatic Transmission

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Kia Pegas

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-4 Pick up your rental vehicle and go explore Cape Town and Cape Peninsula: Visit Victoria and Albert Waterfront, Table Mountain, The Cape Peninsula, and Cape Winelands. Stay 4 nights at the Lawhill Luxury Waterfront Apartments. 22 Lawhill Luxury Waterfront Apartments
Day 5-6 Drive from Cape Town to Knysna. Visit Knysna Heads, Knysna Elephant Park, and enjoy a sunset cruise on Knysna Lagoon. Stay at The Lofts Boutique Hotel for 2 nights. 492 The Lofts Boutique Hotel
Day 7 Drive from Knysna to Tsitsikamma. Stay 1 night at Tsitsikamma Village Inn. Visit Storms River Mouth Trail, Tsitsikamma National Park, and Bloukrans Bridge for bungee jumping. 93 Tsitsikamma Village Inn
Day 8-10 Drive from Storms River to Amakhala Game Reserve. Enjoy a safari experience, observe wild animals in their natural environment, and participate in other activities offered by the reserve. Stay at Quatermain’s 1920s Safari Camp for 3 nights. 245 Quatermain’s 1920s Safari Camp
Day 11-12 Drive from Amakhala Game Reserve to Plettenberg Bay Visit The Crags, Birds of Eden, Monkeyland, Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and relax by the sea. Stay at Milkwood Manor on Sea for 2 nights. 304 Milkwood Manor on Sea
Day 13-15 Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Gansbaai. Participate in horseback riding, visit ancient caves, go shark cage diving, and enjoy a forest and fynbos safari. Stay 3 nights at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. 435 Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Day 16 Drive back to Cape Town and prepare for your flight home. 143 Cape Town

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Cape Town, Waterfront | Photo Credits - whereangiewanders (Angela Price)
Cape Town, Waterfront | Photo Credits - whereangiewanders (Angela Price)

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