The Garden of Eden
Cape Town | Whale Route | Garden Route
On this 11 night itinerary you’ll get to explore the gorgeous coastline on the south east side of South Africa, starting in Cape Town before moving along the Whale Route to the Garden Route. It’s the perfect self-drive holiday, with good roads and easily accessible destinations and places of interest. After spending time in the Mother City you’ll head to Hermanus, the whale-watching capital of the country, and then on to Plettenberg Bay and the Garden Route for a wild Big 5 safari experience!
- Itinerary -
Day 1-4 - Ellerman House
3 nights | Ellerman House, Cape Town
You will be transferred from Cape Town International Airport to Ellerman House in Bantry Bay for three luxurious nights. During your stay in Cape Town you’ll get to go on scheduled tours in and around the city, including to Cape Point and the Cape Winelands.
Accommodation: Classic House Room
Day 4-6 - Birkenhead House
2 nights | Birkenhead House, Hermanus
Your rental vehicle will be delivered at 10 am – right to your doorstep so that you can continue on your journey. Hop in and head off on your South African road trip. Destination: Hermanus on the Whale Route, about two hours away. Spend two nights at the spectacular Birkenhead House (part of the Royal Portfolio), where you’ll enjoy waves crashing beneath you while you enjoy top class cuisine, fine wine and unique art.
Accommodation: Birkenhead House
Day 6-9 - Tsala
3 nights | Tsala, Plettenberg Bay
Drive from Hermanus to the Knysna area on the Garden Route, about four hours away. You’ll be spending three nights at the exclusive Tsala Treetop Lodge, amid the treetops of an indigenous forest. You’ll find out just why this is the “Garden of Eden” tour…
Accommodation: Tsala Treetop Lodge
Day 9-12 - Shamwari Bayethe Lodge
3 nights | Shamwari Bayethe, Eastern Cape
Drive from Tsala to the malari-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape for three nights at Shamwari Bayethe Lodge. Enjoy a variety of activities on your Big 5 safari, with game drives, birding trips, visits to the big cat sanctuary and animal rehabilitation centre, spa treatments – you name it. On the last day, drive from Shamwari back to Port Elizabeth, drop off your rental car and check in for your flight to Cape Town.
Accommodation: Shamwari Bayethe Lodge
All the tours listed on the Ellerman House website can be tailor-made to fit your style, budget and time constraints. Whether you’d like a chauffeur, a private chef, your own dedicated game ranger or even a private jet, simply contact one of our expert travel planners who will tailor-make your African adventure of a lifetime.
- Price From -
Prices quoted are per person sharing and are subject to availability, exchange rate fluctuations and seasonality. Bookings for Ellerman House only will be quoted in ZAR.