Garden Route Exploration and Family Safari

From $5,585.00 p/person

A family road trip with a difference.

This South African safari follows the breathtaking Garden Route coastline. From Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay, you’ll pause in quaint seaside towns and charming villages along the way.

Adventure highlights of this trip include visiting Table Mountain in Cape Town and underground adventures at the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn. And if you’re up for it, you have the chance to go paragliding in Wilderness.

Your journey comes to an end in the scenic Garden Route town of Plettenberg Bay, well known for its coastal nature reserves, beautiful blue-flag beaches and wildlife sanctuaries. 

This trip is the perfect blend of a beach holiday, adventure, and nature safari. Add on great food, excellent accommodation and curated experiences, and you have the ultimate family vacation in South Africa.

Garden Route Exploration and Family Safari Map

Your Itinerary

4 nights in Cape Town

Your journey kicks off with four days in Cape Town. Major attractions include Table Mountain, Cape Point and Spier Wine Farm, among others.

You’ll also have an opportunity to discover the hidden gems on a walking tour of the city or vintage sidecar trip along world-famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.

Cape Town is a great family destination. From hiking Lion’s Head to visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium; and meeting the resident penguin colony in Simonstown to exploring Cape Point, the Mother City offers up all manner of activities to keep everybody in the family smiling.


Tuck into ocean-fresh seafood at Harbour House in Kalk Bay while enjoying up-close sea views.

More Quarters - Explorer Safari


More Quarters

Boasting an enviable location on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, More Quarters offers easy access to the city’s attractions, mountains and famous white-sand beaches. With a chauffeur service, getting around is easy and complimentary transfers are offered to the V&A Waterfront daily. Besides the library, spacious guest lounges complete with open fireplace, expansive garden, swimming pool and organised temporary gym membership, the family-friendly hotel caters to children with welcome packs, special menus and activities. 

More Quarters - Explorer Safari

1 night in Outshoorn

Arrive in Outshoorn, based in the Klein Karoo and part of the greater Garden Route region. Head out to the famous Cango Caves for a heritage tour. You’ll know the experience is pretty special when you catch your first glimpse of Van Zyl’s hall, where ancient stalactites, aptly known as the dried tobacco leaves of Oudtshoorn, festoon the grey-blue of the limestone ceiling.

The tour continues to take you through breathtaking caverns and chambers, before you exit into the outdoors, ready for lunch at your next stop: a working ostrich farm.


Oudtshoorn is fast gaining a reputation as a foodie destination, serving up local delicacies such as olives and ostrich in unique settings.

Rosenhof, Oudtshoorn - Explorer Safari



Enjoy tranquil views of the Swartberg Mountain from the carefully renovated homestead (Circa 1852) and its lovely rose garden, which gave Rosenhof its name. There are several luxury lounges with fireplaces where you can relax and admire works from well-known South African artists. In summer, cool down in the pool or take tea in the manicured gardens.

Rosenhof, Oudtshoorn - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Plettenberg Bay

The Garden Route between Wilderness and Nature’s Valley is one of South Africa’s most scenic regions, home to an eyeball-tickling wealth of natural beauty including mountains, forests, sandy shores, caves, nature reserves and rivers.

In the middle of this extraordinary area lies Plettenberg Bay, a paradisiacal seaside town that provides the perfect launch pad from which to explore the heart of the Garden Route.

Highlights during your stay here include paragliding in Wilderness, exploring the lagoon town of Knysna, picnicking in Nature’s Valley and ziplining over the Storms River.


Dine in at Tsala Treetop Lodge. The meals are exquisitely presented in the glass walled dining room whether for breakfast, lunch or intimate dinners. For those wanting to enjoy the sunshine, the special dining deck is suspended above the forest floor – the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, a sumptuous breakfast or a lazy lunch.

Tsala Treetop Lodge - Explorer Safari


Tsala Treetop Lodge

Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala is a magical place, encircled by tall trees extending across rolling valleys, towards the distant hills. The views are breathtaking, whether from the exotic dining room, intimate glassed-in lounge, or large open decks high above the forest floor.

Tsala Treetop Lodge - Explorer Safari


4 nights More Quarters Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis (includes private transfer from Cape Town International Airport to hotel)
Full Day Cape Point Tour (including morning Penguin Paddle)
Transfer from hotel to Oudtshoorn
1 night Rosenhof in a Luxury Suite on a bed and breakfast basis
Tour of the Cango Caves
Ostrich Farm Tour including set menu
Transfer from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay
3 nights Tsala Tree Top Lodge in a Suite on a bed and breakfast basis
Map of Africa entrance
Featherbed Nature Reserve and Cruise Experience
Wildlife sanctuary visits: Birds of Eden and Monkeyland
Private transfer to George Airport
Scheduled flight to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg (including meet & greet)


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Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.

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