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One of the world's most famous drives

Officially stretching from Mossel Bay in the west to Port Elizabeth in the east, the Garden Route is actually a great drive all the way from Cape Town to the 'Big Five' game reserves in the Eastern Cape. Sleepy historic towns, endless desert skies, white sandy beaches and amazing wildlife all make the Garden Route a highlight of any trip to South Africa.

Essential information for the Garden Route

Local time

Language

south-africa-flag
English and Afrikaans

Currency

Rand (ZAR)
Official currency of South Africa

Flight information

11h 30m
Cape Town (CPT)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Fly direct to Cape Town from London Heathrow.

Do I need a VISA?

Your UK passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa and it should have at least 2 blank pages when you present it at immigration to enter or leave South Africa.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Getting there

The best way to explore all that the Garden Route has to offer is by car from Cape Town. It is possible to take an internal flight to Port Elizabeth or George and collect your hire car from there, but you'll be missing out on the beautiful scenery of the Garden Route - the stunning mountain passes and the pristine coastline.

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