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Garden Route South Africa Tours

Garden Route South Africa tours are one of the world’s most iconic journeys. Whether you join a small group tour or take a leisurely road trip from Cape Town, the Garden Route South Africa represent eco-touring at its best - with small picturesque seaside towns, wonderful local food and charming guest houses, all set in unparalleled scenery. Combining Cape Town with one of our Garden Route South Africa tours or safari holidays is one of our most popular itineraries. Escorted tours are very popular, but this entire area is ideal for a road trip as the roads are good and relatively quiet, driving is on the left and you can travel at your own pace.
 
A favourite road trip route is travelling from Cape Town along the starkly beautiful Route 62, where the contrast between the lush coastal region and the arid Little Karoo is dramatic. Meander through small Winelands’ towns such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Robertson and Montagu to Swellendam – the third oldest town in South Africa with some wonderful examples of old Cape Dutch architecture. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich farming capital of South Africa, where you can view the stalactites and stalagmites of the cavernous Cango Caves and watch meerkats emerging from their burrows at sunrise.
 
The most scenic stretch of the Garden Route South Africa is between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay, with scenic town such as Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna, which is set on a magnificent lagoon. Complete your Garden Route South Africa tour or holiday with a thrilling malaria free Big Five safari in Addo Elephant Park, or at a luxury private game reserve near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
 
For expert advice on Garden Route South Africa tours & safari holidays, or road trip from Cape Town, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements.  Download our South Africa brochure (PDF 1.4 Mb)
  
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Mossel Bay, Wilderness & Knysna
Some Garden Route South Africa tours & safari holidays take a detour to ascend the rugged Prince Albert Pass, whilst others opt for the more direct route across the stunning Outeniqua Pass to George, renowned for its Fancourt golf estate. A beautiful stretch of Indian Ocean coastline extends from Mossel Bay, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama erected a cross, to Port Elizabeth, driving past the expansive beaches of Wilderness and lakes of Sedgefield, to the artists’ town of Knysna set on a vast lagoon. Here the must-do on any Garden Route South Africa tour or safari holiday is a visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve by ferry, followed by a nature walk and lunch under the milkwood trees.
 
There is also good access to wildlife, with Knysna Elephant Park offering interactions with these gentle giants. At Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary you can observe cheetah, caracal and serval, while at Monkeyland and Birds of Eden you can see primates and bird species in their natural habitat, on Garden Route South Africa tours & safari holidays.
 
Plettenberg Bay
If it’s beaches you long for, head for Plettenberg Bay, which has four of the best in the country. Most Garden Route South Africa tours & safari holidays include some time beside the ocean and "Plett" is a perfect base. Known as the playground of the rich and famous, golfers will be spoilt for choice too, with a wide selection of world famous championship courses.
 
Adventure seekers should head to the Tsitsikamma Forest, where you can glide through the treetops in a harness, black water tube down the Storms River or bungy jump from spectacular Bloukrans Bridge, the highest bungy jump in the world.
 
Graaff Reinet & Camdeboo
Heading inland to Graaff Reinet, you can find Camdeboo National Park and the aptly named Valley of Desolation, as well as smaller wildlife sanctuaries such as Mountain Zebra National Park.
 
Port Elizabeth & St Francis
At the northern end of the Garden Route South Africa, you will find the beach resort of St Francis and the city of Port Elizabeth, which is the gateway to Addo and the malaria free big-five game reserves of the Eastern Cape.
 
Addo Elephant Park & Eastern Cape Safaris
Complete your Garden Route holidays with a thrilling Big Five safari holiday in Addo Elephant Park or one of the luxury private game reserves of the Eastern Cape, which are all malaria free.
Cape Town + Garden Route, South Africa + Safari (self drive)
SCA14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,890
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
This popular Cape Town self-drive holiday covers the scenic Garden Route in South Africa, ending with a luxury Big Five safari in the beautiful Eastern Cape. View Table Mountain & penguins of Cape Point, explore the Stellenbosch & Franschhoek winelands, see whales in season (July to Oct), Oudtshoorn & the seaside towns of Knysna & Plettenberg Bay. All park fees & game drives included.
Cape Town Self Drive Holiday Garden Route South Africa Safari
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Cape Town Self Drive Holiday
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Table Mountain
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Franschhoek
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Hermanus
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Garden Route South Africa
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Oudthoorn
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Knysna
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Plettenberg Bay
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Big-5 Safari
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Cape Town Self Drive Holiday
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Table Mountain
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Franschhoek
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Hermanus
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Garden Route South Africa
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Oudthoorn
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Knysna
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Plettenberg Bay
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Big-5 Safari
South Africa: Cape + Bontebok + Addo + Graaff Reinet (self drive)
SCJ15C
15 NIGHTS
FROM £1,898
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
This self-drive safari holiday explores Cape Town & the scenic Garden Route in South Africa, visiting lesser known national parks such as Bontebok, Mountain Zebra & Addo Elephant Park, as well as Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Tsitsikamma & dramatic Valley of Desolation in Graaff Reinet in the Karoo, before ending with a luxury Big-5 safari in the Eastern Cape, with open-top game drives.
Safari Cape Garden South Africa Bontebok Zebra Addo Elephant Graaff Reinet
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South Africa, Self-Drive Safari
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Cape Town
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Garden Route
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Bontebok National Park
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Oudtshoorn
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Knysna & Tsitsikamma
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Addo Elephant Park
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Graaff Reinet
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Mountain Zebra National Park
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Big 5 Safari, Cape
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South Africa, Self-Drive Safari
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Cape Town
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Garden Route
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Bontebok National Park
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Oudtshoorn
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Knysna & Tsitsikamma
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Addo Elephant Park
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Graaff Reinet
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Mountain Zebra National Park
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Big 5 Safari, Cape
Cape Town + Penguins + Garden Route Safari, South Africa
SRE10C
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,990
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
If you do not wish to self-drive, this Cape Town safari includes transfers to Knysna on the scenic Garden Route in South Africa. Start your holiday by ascending Table Mountain to see one of the world's most famous views, visit Cape Point where you can see penguins & whales in season & Stellenbosch winelands. Then fly to Knysna, before enjoying a thrilling Big Five safari. All transfers & game drives included.
Cape Town Safari Garden Route South Africa Holiday Whales Penguins
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Cape Town Safari
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Robben Island
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Stellenboch Winelands
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Garden Route South Africa
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Knysna Holiday
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Featherbed Nature Reserve
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Whales & Penguins
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Big Five Safari
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Cape Town Safari
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Robben Island
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Stellenboch Winelands
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Garden Route South Africa
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Knysna Holiday
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Featherbed Nature Reserve
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Whales & Penguins
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Big Five Safari
Cape Town + East Cape Safari + St Francis Beach, South Africa
SRF12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This wonderful beach safari combines beautiful Cape Town with a luxury safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape & the pretty marina town of St Francis in South Africa. Ascend Table Mountain, visit Cape Point & Robben Island. Then enjoy thrilling game drives searching for the Big Five, before relaxing on the warm Indian Ocean beaches of St Francis, within easy reach of Port Elizabeth. All transfers & game drives included.
Beach Safari Port Elizabeth South Africa St Francis Cape Town
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Winelands
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Robben Island
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Cape of Good Hope
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Port Elizabeth
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East Game Game Reserve
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Big 5 Game Drives
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St Francis
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Beach Safari, South Africa
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Winelands
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Robben Island
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Cape of Good Hope
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Port Elizabeth
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East Game Game Reserve
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Big 5 Game Drives
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St Francis
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Beach Safari, South Africa
Cape Town + Garden Route, South Africa + Safari Tour (circular)
SYB14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,998
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This escorted tour of Cape Town & Garden Route in South Africa offers superb value, as it includes a safari near Mossel Bay. Explore this beautiful city with its winelands, whales & penguins, then travel along Route 62 to the ostrich town of Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves & the oyster capital of Knysna. Afterwards relax on Camps Bay beach. Regular departures. Group size 2 to 25.
Tour Cape Town Garden Route South Africa Safari Whales Penguins
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Tour to Cape Town & Garden Route
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Table Mountain
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Whales & Penguins
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Winelands
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Oudtshoorn
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Cango Caves
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Ostrich Farm
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Knysna Lagoon
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Garden Route South Africa Safari
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Camps Bay Beach
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Tour to Cape Town & Garden Route
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Table Mountain
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Whales & Penguins
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Winelands
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Oudtshoorn
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Cango Caves
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Ostrich Farm
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Knysna Lagoon
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Garden Route South Africa Safari
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Camps Bay Beach
Cape Town + Garden Route Safari + Plett Beach (malaria free)
SRC10C
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,090
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
You do not need to drive, as you explore South Africa on this luxury malaria free safari holiday that combines magnificent Cape Town and Table Mountain, with the scenic Garden Route. View lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino, giraffe, zebra and many other interesting species, before complete your holiday relaxing on the splendid beaches of Plettenberg Bay. Cape Town & Plett transfers & all game drives included.
Malaria Free Safari Holiday Cape Town Garden Route South Africa Plett
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Malaria Free Safari Holiday
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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V&A Waterfront
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Cape Point
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Winelands
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Eastern Cape
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Big-5 Safari
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Plettenberg Bay (Plett)
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Garden Route South Africa
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Malaria Free Safari Holiday
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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V&A Waterfront
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Cape Point
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Winelands
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Eastern Cape
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Big-5 Safari
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Plettenberg Bay (Plett)
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Garden Route South Africa
Shark Diving in Cape Town, South Africa + Safari (self drive)
SCG14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,095
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Experience the thrill of cage shark diving to view great whites in South Africa on this adrenalin-filled self drive holiday that starts in Cape Town & travels along the scenic Garden Route, ending with an amazing Big Five safari. Abseil down Table Mountain & in Tsitsikamma, the adventure capital of South Africa, you can bungy jump from Bloukrans Bridge, the highest in the world. All specified activities & game drives included.
Shark Diving South Africa Self Drive Holiday Cape Town Garden Route
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Shark Diving, South Africa
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Cape Town
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Abseil down Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Garden Route
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Knysna & Tsitsikamma
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Bloukrans Bridge Bungee
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Big Five Safari
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Self Drive Holiday
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Shark Diving, South Africa
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Cape Town
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Abseil down Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Garden Route
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Knysna & Tsitsikamma
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Bloukrans Bridge Bungee
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Big Five Safari
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Self Drive Holiday
South Africa: Wild Coast Meander Hike + Safari
SYX12E
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Enquire about the wonderful Wild Coast Meander - a 6-day 'slackpacking' trail walking 35-miles (56 km) along the unspoilt Transkei coastline, meandering from one family-owned seaside hotel to another, accompanied by local Xhosa guides. Offering one of the best walking and hiking holidays in South Africa, it can be combined easily with Cape Town & the scenic Garden Route.
Wild Coast Meander Walking Hiking Holidays South Africa Cape Garden
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Walking & Hiking Holidays
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South Africa
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Wild Coast Meander
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Kob Inn
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Mazeppa Bay
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Wavecrest
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Trennerys
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Morgan Bay
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Big Five Safari
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Cape & Garden Route extensions
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Walking & Hiking Holidays
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South Africa
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Wild Coast Meander
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Kob Inn
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Mazeppa Bay
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Wavecrest
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Trennerys
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Morgan Bay
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Big Five Safari
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Cape & Garden Route extensions
South Africa Escorted Tour: Kruger + Durban + Cape Town
SYE13J
13 NIGHTS
FROM £2,390
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This fascinating South Africa escorted tour includes most activities, travelling from Johannesburg via the Kruger Park, Swaziland & Zululand to the beaches of Durban. Then fly to Port Elizabeth & continue along the scenic Garden Route to Cape Town - followed by a few extra days exploring this beautiful city. Departs every Monday from Johannesburg. Group size 2 to 25. No children < 8.
South Africa Escorted Tour Kruger Park Durban Garden Route Cape Town
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South Africa Escorted Tour
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Blyde River Canyon
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Kruger Park
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Swaziland
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Zululand & St Lucia
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Durban
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Port Elizabeth
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Garden Route
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Knysna
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Cape Town
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South Africa Escorted Tour
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Blyde River Canyon
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Kruger Park
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Swaziland
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Zululand & St Lucia
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Durban
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Port Elizabeth
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Garden Route
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Knysna
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Cape Town
Escorted Tour: Cape Town + Garden Route South Africa + Safari
SYA12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,475
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This wonderful holiday to Cape Town in South Africa combines with a fully escorted Garden Route tour, including a visit to the quaint Karoo town of Prince Albert, spectacular Meiringspoort Pass & Oudtshoorn, continuing along the scenic coastal road to Knysna & Port Elizabeth. After your tour enjoy a thrilling East Cape safari to see the Big 5 and more. Regular departures from Cape Town. Group size 2 to 25.
Holiday Cape Town South Africa Escorted Garden Route Tour Safari Big 5
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Holiday Cape Town, South Africa
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Table Mountain
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Escorted Garden Route Tour
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Prince Albert
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Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn
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Knysna Lagoon
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Monkeyland
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Tsitsikamma Forest
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Port Elizabeth
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Big 5 Safari
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Holiday Cape Town, South Africa
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Table Mountain
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Escorted Garden Route Tour
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Prince Albert
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Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn
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Knysna Lagoon
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Monkeyland
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Tsitsikamma Forest
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Port Elizabeth
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Big 5 Safari
Kruger Park + Cape Town + Garden Route (self drive)
SCK14M
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,490
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
This classic holiday combines a luxury Big Five safari in the world famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, with all game drives in an open-top vehicle, with the beautiful city of Cape Town and a self drive holiday along the scenic Garden Route to the beaches of Plettenberg Bay. See elephants, lion and plains game, as well as penguins & whales. All lodge transfers, park fees & game drives included.
Kruger National Park South Africa Cape Town Self Drive Holiday Garden
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Blyde River Canyon
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Big Five Game Drives
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point, Penguins & Whales
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Self Drive Holiday, Garden Route
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Oudtshoorn & Knysna
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Plettenberg Bay
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Blyde River Canyon
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Big Five Game Drives
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point, Penguins & Whales
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Self Drive Holiday, Garden Route
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Oudtshoorn & Knysna
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Plettenberg Bay
Walking in South Africa: Cape Town + Dolphin Trail Trekking
SYO14C
15 NIGHTS
FROM £2,490
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
This self-drive walking & trekking holiday in South Africa starts in Cape Town, where you have the opportunity to hike up Table Mountain with a guide. Then drive along the Garden Route to Storms River, for the 3-night 'slack-packing' Dolphin Trail, sleeping overnight in small lodges (your luggage will be transported for you). Afterwards enjoy a luxury Big Five safari, with all park fees & game drives included,
Walking Trekking Holiday South Africa Cape Town Dolphin Trail Safari
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Walking & Trekking Holiday
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Table Mountain Hike
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Cape Point
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Seasonal Whale Watching
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Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn
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Knysna Lagoon
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Dolphin Trail
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Garden Route
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Big Five Safari
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Walking & Trekking Holiday
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Table Mountain Hike
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Cape Point
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Seasonal Whale Watching
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Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn
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Knysna Lagoon
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Dolphin Trail
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Garden Route
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Big Five Safari
Walking Safari, South Africa: Cape Town + Shamwari
SPN10P
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This walking holiday in Cape Town includes a thrilling walking safari in the famous Shamwari Game Reserve on the beautiful Garden Route in South Africa. Hike up Table Mountain, walk along the spectacular Cape Peninsula & see penguins at Boulders Beach and hike the Jonkershoek trail in the Stellenbosch Winelands. Walking guides & all transfers included.
Holiday Cape Town Walking Safari Shamwari Garden Route South Africa
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Holiday in Cape Town
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Table Mountain Hike
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V&A Waterfront
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Cape Point Hike
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Boulders Beach Penguins
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Jonkershoek Hike
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Shamwari Game Reserve
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Walking Safari
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Garden Route, South Africa
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Holiday in Cape Town
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Table Mountain Hike
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V&A Waterfront
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Cape Point Hike
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Boulders Beach Penguins
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Jonkershoek Hike
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Shamwari Game Reserve
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Walking Safari
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Garden Route, South Africa
Blue Train, South Africa: Cape Town + East Cape Safari
9YC10J
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,095
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Enjoy a trip on the luxury Blue Train in South Africa, travelling through the vast landscapes of the Karoo & mountains of the Winelands to beautiful Cape Town. Complete your holiday with a thrilling malaria free Big-5 safari in the Eastern Cape. Best prices with many special offers & deals. Regular departures in both directions (Deluxe or Luxury). All transfers & game drives included.
Blue Train South Africa Cape Town Holiday Safari Prices Offers Deals
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Blue Train, South Africa
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Pretoria
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Kimberley & Big Hole
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Cape Town Holiday
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Table Mountain
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Eastern Cape
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Big Five Safari Holiday
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Malaria Free Safari
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Best Prices, Offers & Deals
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Blue Train, South Africa
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Pretoria
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Kimberley & Big Hole
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Cape Town Holiday
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Table Mountain
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Eastern Cape
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Big Five Safari Holiday
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Malaria Free Safari
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Best Prices, Offers & Deals
Private Tour: Garden Route + Cape Town, South Africa
SPB12P
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This Garden Route Private Tour explores this scenic region of South Africa, travelling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town (or visa versa) with your own driver/guide. Ideal for special interests such as photography, birding or family groups. Visit Addo Elephant Park, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn & Hermanus - ending in beautiful Cape Town. English speaking guide, all park fees & activities included,
Garden Route Private Tour South Africa Port Elizabeth Cape Town Addo
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Garden Route Private Tour
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Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant Park
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Tsitsikamma & Storms River
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Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna
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Featherbed Nature Reserve
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Cango Caves
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Whales in Hermanus
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Garden Route Private Tour
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Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant Park
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Tsitsikamma & Storms River
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Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna
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Featherbed Nature Reserve
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Cango Caves
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Whales in Hermanus
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Cape Town, South Africa
Shongololo Train, South Africa: Kruger to Cape Town
9YV18J
18 NIGHTS
FROM £4,998
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Journey from Pretoria in luxury aboard one of the Shongololo Train, which wends its way through South Africa to Cape Town, travelling via the Drakensberg Panorama Route, Kruger Park, Swaziland, Hluhluwe, Durban, Ladysmith, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Oudtshoorn, George & Knysna on Garden Route and Hermanus. All off-train excursions included, with optional golf. 2 departure per year in each direction. Gold/Emerald.
Shongololo Train South Africa Cape Town Garden Route Durban Kruger
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Shongololo Train, South Africa
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Kruger National Park
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Swaziland
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Hluhuwe Game Reserve
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Durban
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Ladysmith Battlefields
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Kimberley Big Hole
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Garden Route
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George & Knysna
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Cape Town
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Shongololo Train, South Africa
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Kruger National Park
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Swaziland
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Hluhuwe Game Reserve
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Durban
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Ladysmith Battlefields
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Kimberley Big Hole
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Garden Route
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George & Knysna
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Cape Town
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