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Garden Route Safaris
Along the south coast of South Africa lies the Garden Route, boasting some of the country’s most exquisite coastline and several Garden Route Safari destinations. The long stretch of coastline is known for its picturesque beaches, lagoons, and coves as well as indigenous forests, extraordinary flora, and majestic mountain ranges. The game reserves along the Garden Route are found nestled on the foot of the Langeberg and the Outeniqua mountain ranges and offer magnificent views and wildlife. Garden Route safaris take place on game reserves which are not as populated as those of the Kruger National Park or Eastern Cape. Although these game reserves are not as populated, Garden Route safaris still offer a unique setting and fantastic Big 5 safari experiences including walking safaris and horseback safaris. Hiking, mountain biking, and picnics in the bush can also be enjoyed as part of your safari experience.
Garden Route safari lodges include a range of luxurious 4- and 5-star options with the opportunity at Gondwana Tented Camp to embark on a unique hands-on safari conservation experience. The 3, or 5-day conservation programs allow guests to submerge themselves in the wild at the eco-friendly, solar-powered tented camp for an authentic safari encounter. The Garden Routes 300-kilometre (190-mile) stretch of beautiful coastline and mountain ranges is a hub of exciting adventure activities. Combined with breath-taking Big 5 sightings and the malaria-free area, Garden Route safaris provides the perfect setting for families, honeymooners, solo travellers, and adventurists.
The Garden Route is a malaria-free safari area.
The Garden Route is a 300-kilometre (190 mile) stretch of coastline on the south-east of South Africa extending from the Western Cape to the border of the Eastern Cape.
Garden Route Game reserves are a 30- to 90-minute drive from George, or a 3.5- to 4.5-hour drive from Cape Town on the scenic N2 highway through the Garden Route.
Fly from all major centres in South Africa to George airport.
- Cape Town to George: 50 minutes
- Johannesburg to George: 2 hours
- Durban to George: 1 hour 50 minutes
Garden Route game reserves are not as populated or large as those of the Kruger National Park or Eastern Cape but offer a magnificent setting, intimate experience, and great Big 5 safari experiences. Besides the chance of seeing big African cats, you will also see plenty of elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, varieties of antelope, hippo, and warthog to name but a few.
- The long stretch of coastline is known for its picturesque beaches, lagoons, and coves as well as indigenous forests, extraordinary flora, and majestic mountain ranges.
- See whales, dolphins, and great white sharks on-route.
- The Garden Route is known for a host of adventure and nature activities.
Reason to go:
- The Garden Route is a great family safari destination as well as a superb location for honeymooners.
- Nature-lovers, adventurists, and adrenaline junkies will not be short of activities in this superb natural playground.
We have some fantastic specials offers including PAY STAY deals, Honeymoon offers and discounted rates available for both international travellers and SA residents. View all specials on our specials page here: special offers
Botlierskop Village Lodge
Garden Route Game lodge
Gondwana Kwene Lodge
Gondwana Ulubisi House
Botlierskop Main Lodge
Gondwana Tented Eco Camp
Botlierskop Luxury Bush Villas
Gondwana Pioneer Trail
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