15 days

From $5,395

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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.


  • Whale watching boat trip              $115
  • Full day excursion to Lesotho including lunch                 $125

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

Today's Price

Deposit: $540 Single supplement: $880

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • 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


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
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September 22 2021 BSAG210921 September 22 2021 (Wednesday) October 5 2021 (Tuesday) $5,395
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September 28 2021 BSAG210928 September 28 2021 (Tuesday) October 12 2021 (Tuesday) $5,395
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September 14 2022 BSAG220927 September 14 2022 (Wednesday) September 27 2022 (Tuesday) $4,615
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$460 $910 $4,335
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September 28 2022 BSAG220927 September 28 2022 (Wednesday) October 11 2022 (Tuesday) $4,615
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September 27 2023 BSAG230926 September 27 2023 (Wednesday) October 10 2023 (Tuesday) $4,755
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