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The Cape's southern coast is one of the most beautiful in the world. Sheer cliffs and sheltered bays are clothed in indigenous vegetation whilst small towns are home to some of the country's finest and most refined hotels and restaurants. To the east of Cape Town is the Whale Coast, where these magnificent creatures are often sighted between the months of June and November. The region is packed with pockets of fynbos, the varied and unique flora of the region. The Garden Route runs between Mossel Bay and Storms River and links some of South Africa's most scenic regions: the golden sands of Plettenberg Bay, the picturesque Knysna Lagoon and the forests of Tsitsikamma make it a perfect self-drive region. Alternatively you can fly into George to begin your Garden Route adventure.

Abercrombie & Kent's Garden Route holidays are the perfect way to explore this vibrant region.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £5,750pp

The Rainbow Nation has it all: mountain highs, wild (and wildlife rich) seas, endless savannah filled with game and an easy-going atmosphere. In two weeks... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Botswana: Safari in Style 2017

Nights: 9 | from £7,515pp

Discover the magical Okavango Delta combined with the mighty Victoria Falls, making this trip an unforgettable experience Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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South African Family Safari

Nights: 13 | from £4,215pp

Cape Town, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape are the perfect combination for a family-friendly African adventure. Including the outdoorsy delights... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £3,279pp

This journey of the Rainbow Nation takes in Cape Town and the Winelands, the spectacular coastline of the Garden Route and culminates with a safari in... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Southern Africa Safari by River & Rail 2017

Nights: 14 | from £9,885pp

From cosmopolitan Cape Town to thundering Victoria Falls to the extraordinary Okavango Delta, experience the best of Southern Africa in one spectacular... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Emily Moon River Lodge

Emily Moon River Lodge is a beautiful lodge located on the Bitou River near Plettenberg Bay the heart of the Garden Route. The views from the lodge are... Find out more

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Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate

Fancourt is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, in the heart of the Garden Route. Only 7km from George airport and this historic town, offering... Find out more

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Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Hog Hollow Country Lodge is the perfect place to relax after exploring the wonderful Garden Route. Sixteen suites, furnished with hand crafted artifacts... Find out more

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Kanonkop House

Located just a five minute drive from the centre of Knysna, Kanonkop House has incredible views of the Knysna Lagoon and the dramatic Knysna Heads whilst... Find out more

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Morukuru Ocean House

Ocean House offers the ultimate in private oceanfront accommodation. Sitting in the grand De Hoop Nature Reserve, which stretches seemingly to infinity... Find out more

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Sanctuary Makanyane, South Africa

South Africa

Prices from £2,080pp saving up to £300pp for 6 nights
Stay four nights at Sanctuary Makanyane and only pay for three nights. Priced from £2,080pp includes four nights accommodation on a full board basis with safari activities, internal flights to Madikwe and international overnight flights from the UK. Valid for travel between 4th January 2016 to the 10th December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Winelands and Wildlife

South Africa

Complimentary Half Board
Stay a minimum of two nights at Mont Rochelle combined with a minimum three night stay at Ulusaba and receive a complimentary upgrade to Half Board at Mont Rochelle. Valid for travel from now until the 21st December 2016. Terms and conditions apply.

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Kay, Ben Harrison, Ben Oxley-Brown, Robin, Sara, Chris, Charlotte and Jo - are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every African hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout Africa, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Africa in our Travel Blog pages.

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Best time to be there

October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.

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Cape Town/Johannesburg

flying time

11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.

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