The Ultimate 2 Day Garden Route Safari Tour

Take yourself on an action-packed 2-day journey of pure sensory delight. The perfect quick getaway to the Garden Route is an experience like none other.

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  • Duration: 2 Days
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What’s included

  • Travel in luxury air-conditioned bus (small)
  • Professional guides
  • Breakfast 
  • Accommodation according to your chosen option of backpackers, comfort and deluxe
  • Route 62 trip
  • Botlierskop 4x4 Safari
  • Botlierskop Walking Safari
  • Buffelsdrift 4 x 4 Bush Drive


What’s more, flexible accommodation options in the evening mean you can tailor this tour to your needs and your budget. 

This tour ticks every box – every sunrise a promise of an incredible experience, and sunset a chance to marvel at what you have seen and done in a day. 

Action-Packed Adventure, Flexibility and Small Groups. This amazing trip covers 900km of the most exquisite garden and safari routes of the Cape. It’s action-packed, with such a variety of amazing experiences from nature, to adventure, scenery, culture and heritage!

This incredible opportunity provides ease and seamless travel, with flexibility. You choose where you want to stay, how much you want to pay for accommodation and a variety of the activities. Yet, so much is included too. It is perfect for solo travel, couples, students or small groups. Only 13 guests can be accommodated in each vehicle, with a guide. 

Breakfast is included, and there is plenty of opportunity to purchase interesting and exciting lunches, dinners and drinks.

Flights are excluded from the trip, which starts and ends in Cape Town, where you will be picked up and dropped off at the point of your choice. It is perfect for international tourists, as well as locals who want to experience their own beautiful country – whether you are from Cape Town, from Port Elizabeth or from Durban, you will never experience the beauty on your doorstep quite like this.


In just 2 days you can experience a lifetime’s-worth of beauty. 

  • Culinary delights
  • Plethora of wildlife
  • Rare flora
  • Abundant bird life 
  • Full-on adventure
  • Hiking
  • Game Drives


We have carefully selected different accommodation options for the evening. Each one promises a delightful stay and great service. The itinerary breakdown for each day gives you all the accommodation options and a description of each.

Breakfast is included for all options. Lunches and dinners are excluded and allow you flexibility to choose from a variety of exciting options available every day.

Road Travel, Professional Guides, Reservations and Activities

Road Travel: Comfortable and scenic road travel in a luxury small van.

Professional Guides: You will be guided by trusted professionals, greeted with joy by interesting locals and pay rates that are a fraction of what you would expect with this incredible special deal. 

Seamless booking and reservation: All you need to do is prepare yourself for 2 days of awe-inspiring experiences and life-affirming adventure.

Activities: Each day has a variety of activities to make your tour exciting and unforgettable. There are activities that are included in the price, and ones that are optional and incur a small extra cost. This is the perfect way to further personalise your tour by choosing exactly what you want to do. Each day in the itinerary details what is included, what is optional and the cost thereof.


Day 1 – Garden Route – Oudtshoorn (450km)

Get excited as you wave goodbye to Table Mountain and the City Bowl, and head out into the lush greenery of the Garden Route. Today you will get to indulge in your love of the wild African bush from the back of a traditional, open 4 x 4 safari vehicle. Scan for elephant, lion, zebra, kudu, giraffe, white rhino and wildebeest in the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Your experienced Game Ranger will enthral you with their encyclopaedic knowledge of the game, bird and tree and plant life species. 

Get even closer to nature when you hop off the vehicle and go for an amazing bush walk through rare Cape fynbos, learning how to track animals and how to heal by understanding the medicinal value of the amazing plants around you.

Then enjoy the contrast of craggy cliffs and wild plains on the way to Oudtshoorn, in the semi-arid Klein Karoo. This is ostrich country, and colourful plumes and farmstalls line your path. Here is where you will spend the evening enjoying the famous, traditional Oudsthoorn hospitality. You can barbeque under the stars or head into town to sample one of the many gorgeous restaurants. If meat is your thing, the ostrich steaks and kebabs are delicious!


  • Botlierskop 4 x Safari
  • Botlierskop Walking Safari

Accommodation Options Day 1

  • Backpackers Paradise (Budget)

Enjoy the unique town of Oudtshorn from the Backpackers Paradise, where you will enjoy free Wi-Fi, bar and coffee shop, pool and self-catering facilities and the flexibility to choose between dormitory or private rooms with en suite bathroom.

  • Yamkela (Comfort)

Spend your evening in the elegant sandstone building, enjoying local hospitality – Yamkela means ‘welcome’ in Xhosa, and you certainly will feel exactly that in this tranquil, homely oasis. 

  • Buffelsdrift Glamping (Deluxe)

You will love the experience of this tented lodge offering a wonderful game experience, including resident hippos, giraffes, waterbuck, hartebeests, wildebeests and eland. The natural outdoor showers and beautifully appointed tents add a definite ‘glamour’ to the luxury camping experience.

Day 2 – Klein Karoo (450km)

Wake up to a breath taking Oudtshoorn sunrise. Enjoy it from the vantage of your open air 4 x 4 Safari bush vehicle, as you venture forth into the Buffeldrift Private Game Reserve. Your experienced guide will point out many exciting residents, such as buffalo, giraffe, kudu, porcupine, caracals, meerkats and aardvark.

Then, you can choose to get even closer to nature with a bush walk and this jaunt comes with some very special guests. The peaceful and awe-inspiring elephant rescues Bulelo, Jabari and Malaika invite you along to stroll the dam wall of the Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve. Revel in their peace and wisdom up close, and you will never forget it.

After communing deeply with nature, get ready to get your kicks on Route 62. It’s the lekker, local version of the famous Route 66 in America that winds through the longest wine route in the Cape. Everywhere you look there are vintage burger bars, fabulous farm stalls and ‘blink and you’ll miss them’ towns, each with a unique story and a charm all their own. Stop at one of the many farm stalls along the way before arriving back in Cape Town by late evening. 


  • Buffelsdrift 4 x 4 Bush Drive
  • Route 62 drive


  • Buffelsdrift Elephant Bush Walk

What’s excluded

  • Elephant Bush Walk (from R395)

Important information

Collect: Cape Town International Airport or any hotel/guest lodge within city precinct

Drop-off: Cape Town International Airport or any hotel/guest lodge within city precinct

There is no central pick up and drop off point for this tour – we’ll come and get you.

R 3,200 2 Days , Easy

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