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GARDEN ROUTE WITH RENTAL CAR

Garden Route is the beautiful coastline between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, world famous for its natural beauty and many charming small towns. This stretch has it all! We recommend traveling along the Garden Route by rental car because then you can stop exactly where you want. Then visit Cape Town as one of the world's most popular holiday towns. And it is not without reason. With the iconic Table Mountain in the background and the lively harbor area in front, the city is incredibly beautifully situated between mountains and sea.

DAY 1: PORT ELIZABETH

Port Elizabeth is the perfect base for traveling along the Garden Route. From here, the walk goes along the stunning coastline until you reach Cape Town. Upon arrival Port Elizabeth will pick you up a rental car and drive to the hotel which is centrally located a short distance to the beach and restaurants. Spend the day relaxing on the gorgeous beach, playing golf or shopping.

DAY 2 AND X: SAFARI

After breakfast, drive to the tour's safari destination in a malaria-free Big 5 reserve outside Port Elizabeth. Accommodation in great safari lodge, 4 or 5 star. During the days here you will experience the South African wilderness at its best while looking for lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, zebras, giraffes and antelopes to name a few. Add amazing meals, excellent service and super accommodation so you are assured of life experiences!

DAY 4 AND NUMBER: KNYSNA

After the last morning safari, drive to the heart of the Garden Route. Along the way, you can stop in the Tsitsikamma forest, which is known for the tall yellowood trees. Drive down the ancient elephant paths to the mouth of the Storms River, through a stunning rainforest with a colorful bird life. Then go to the artist town of Knysna, one of the coastal pearls. Enjoy fresh oysters at one of the many restaurants along the harbor and visit some of the quaint little studios and art shops.

DAY 6: OUDTSHOORN

You drive along the great route Route 62, also known as the mountain route, to Oudtshoorn which is located in the dry hinterland of an open prairie with low vegetation. Oudtshoorn is the world's largest exporter of ostrich products and the small town has over 400 ostrich farms.

DAY 7 AND XNUM: STELLENBOSCH

After breakfast, head west through the Little Karoo Desert and end up in the lush wine district near Cape Town. Long vines extend from the roots of the steep, mighty mountains of the area and encircle South Africa's oldest town, Stellenbosch. In this small university town you have over the generations perfected the art of living the good life. The streets are clean and peaceful, the wine is exceptional and the restaurants are among the best in South Africa. Accomodation on wonderful vineyard.

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DAY 9: CAPE TOWN:

After breakfast you drive on to beautiful Cape Town. Accommodation at famous V&A Waterfront in good standard hotel. V&A Waterfront is South Africa's most visited tourist attraction and offers a great variety of restaurants, shops and other great attractions. In the afternoon we can recommend dinner at one of the good seafood restaurants which are located like pearls on a string along the harbor area.

DAY 10: CAPE HALF ISLAND

Today, the tour goes along the beautiful Cape Peninsula and to the Cape of Good Hope, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. Here you can enjoy the mighty landscape of the oceans that overwhelms white sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs stretch up steeply. Then you move on to the Cape Penguins, the world's only land-breaking penguin colony. After a day of wonderful nature experiences and discharged photo camera you will be driven back to Cape Town.

DAY 11-12: CAPE TOWN

In Cape Town you can enjoy the sunset from Table Mountain, go shopping, relax on one of the city's beautiful beaches, or visit the colorful houses in Bo-Kaap. Cape Town is an exciting city that has something to offer for all tastes and ages. We recommend an excursion to the captive island Robben Island and a day in the township with the organization Uthando. Their main goal is to help the inhabitants of these districts to become financially independent and provide activities to those who do not have any. Here you get an insight into people's everyday lives "behind the facade" of Cape Town.

DAY 13: DEPARTURE

You are picked up at the hotel and driven to the airport for your return journey.

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