South Africa’s Garden Route

15 days

From £3,995

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Summary

South Africa’s Garden Route winds its way for some 200km between richly forested mountains and a crinkle-cut coastline dotted with beautiful beaches and empty bays. Vividly coloured wildflowers delight the eye at every turn and progress tends to be leisurely, as one stunning photo opportunity after another presents itself.

Also returning from the wilderness to grace our tour are the Drakensberg Mountains, where we do some gentle botanizing and offer the chance to visit neighbouring Lesotho. We also visit Pietermaritzburg, known as the City of Flowers, and delightful Durban, home to some splendid gardens.

Of course, we could not visit South Africa without spending some time in the Cape, where we enjoy crisp white wines, discover rare botanical treasures at the gardens of Kirstenbosch and Stellenbosch and potter among the proteas on Table Mountain.

Please note a reasonable degree of fitness and mobility is required to get the most out of this tour. As our programme is very full and varied please note that if there is ever a day you would prefer to relax at the hotel and make your own arrangements, please simply advise your guide the night before.

 

Excursions

  • Whale watching boat trip              £85.00
  • Full day excursion to Lesotho including lunch                 £90.00

Tour highlights:

  • Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Masses of wildflowers along the Garden Route
  • Whale watching at Hermanus
  • Botanising in the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Optional day trip into the independent kingdom of Lesotho

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Today's Price
£3,995

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £300, was £400.

Single supplement: £650

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Colin Crosbie

Tour Manager

Colin Crosbie was the Head Gardener to Her Majesty The Queen Mother in Windsor prior to taking up the position of Curator at RHS Garden Wisley. His extensive horticultural knowledge and experience coupled with his good humour have established him as one of Brightwater’s most popular guides.

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
21 September 2021 BSAG210921 21 September 2021 (Tuesday) 5 October 2021 (Tuesday) Colin Crosbie £3,995
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