15 days

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Summary

Making a long-overdue return to our itinerary, 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.

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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$4,945

Deposit: $600 Single supplement: $975

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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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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Internal Flights
  • 13 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis: three nights at the Premier Hotel, Cape Town; two nights at the Windsor Hotel, Hermanus; two nights at the Wilderness Hotel, Wilderness; one night at the Kelway Hotel, Port Elizabeth; three nights at the Drakensberg Gardens Hotel and two nights at the Garden Court Marine Parade, Durban (all hotels subject to change)
  • Four dinners and one lunch
  • Scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town; Port Elizabeth to Durban and Durban to London Heathrow (regional flight connections and flight upgrades available at a supplement)
  • Visits to the Old Company Garden, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Babylonstoren, Stellenbosch Botanical Garden, Helderberg Bature Reserve, Vergelegen Wine Estate, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, the Dias Complex Museum, the Wilderness and Tsitsikamma National Parks, Storms River suspension bridge, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Durban botanical gardens, Durban Japanese Gardens and the gardens of Makaranga Lodge; botanizing walk in Drakensberg
  • Services of a Brightwater Holidays tour manager and a local English-speaking guide
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
September 22 2020 BSAG200922 September 22 2020 (Tuesday) October 6 2020 (Tuesday) Colin Crosbie $4,945
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$600 $975 Call for availability
September 22 2021 BSAG210921 September 22 2021 (Wednesday) October 5 2021 (Tuesday) Colin Crosbie $5,395
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