- Boulders Beach
At Boulders Beach you'll definitely see African penguins nesting. It's not unusual for swimmers here to find themselves accompanied by penguins!
- Exclusively for Solo Travellers
The tour host will help create a relaxed and sociable atmosphere and may suggest activities as a group, but will also give you all the space you want – this is your holiday after all.
- Tsitsikamma & Storms River
Tsitsikamma Forest National Park is a conservation area of ancient forests and plant species unique to the Cape. Rivers crash through the mountains to the Indian Ocean. Enjoy incredible views from the suspension bridge that spans Storms River mouth.
- VIP door to door
- Solo Travellers
Enjoy the company of other solo travellers on this circular tour of South Africa
South Africa’s legendary Garden Route is an area of outstanding natural beauty encompassing wine-growing regions, ancient forests and mountain peaks. On this circular tour of the Western Cape you’ll discover golden beaches and rugged coastlines, and stay at historic seaside towns.
13 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
32 meals: 13 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D)
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
- Wine tasting in Stellenbosch
- The Cango caves and ostrich farm
- Keurbooms River cruise
- Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River
- Game drive in Albertinia
- Visit to a Reptile centre
- Cape Agulhas and the Shipwreck Museum
- Visit Hermanus
- Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach
- Simons Town and the Naval Museum
Day 1 UK-Cape Town
After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Cape Town.
Day 2 Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town where you’ll stay for three nights at the locally rated 4-star Sun Square Cape Town City Bowl Hotel. D
Day 3 Cape Town
Spend the day touring the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, Africa’s most south-westerly corner. Visit Boulders Beach where 2,500 African penguins await you, then historic Simons Town, steeped in naval history. B, L, D
Day 4 Cape Town
This cosmopolitan city has plenty to explore independently. Or, join an optional half-day tour taking in the Company’s Garden park, St George’s Cathedral, the South African Museum, the Parliament Buildings, the pastel-coloured homes of the Bo-Kaap and a cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). B, D
Day 5 Cape Point-Somerset West
Continue to the town of Somerset West, which is overlooked by the Helderberg Mountains in the heart of the winelands, where you'll spend two nights at the locally rated 4-star NH The Lord Charles. This afternoon enjoy an included excursion historic Stellenbosch, second oldest town in South Africa, where the Dutch East India Company legacy shows in the architecture. B, D
Day 6 Stellenbosch
Travel into the winelands for a tasting at the Neetlingshoff wine estate, dating back to 1705. You'll also visit Franschhoek, a small town founded by French Huguenots and famous as South Africa’s ‘wine and food capital’ B, L, D
Day 7 Somerset West-Albertinia
Depart Somerset West, heading via Route 62 for Albertinia. This afternoon look forward to an included game drive. Stay tonight at the locally rated 4-star Garden Route Game Lodge which lies against a backdrop of the Langeberg mountains and at the start of the coastal Garden Route. B, L, D
Day 8 Albertinia-Oudtshoorn
Perhaps join an optional game drive. Depart for the ‘ostrich capital’ of Oudtshoorn via Route 62. Stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Queens Hotel. B, D
Day 9 Oudtshoorn
Visit the Cango Ostrich Farm and discover this famous home of the largest bird on earth. Explore the tunnels and vast caverns of Cango Caves, on a fairly strenuous excursion. B, L, D
Day 10 Plattenberg Bay
Stop for a cruise on Keurbooms River with a picnic lunch, taking in the nature reserve known for its bird life. Continue to Plattenberg Bay and stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Whalesong Hotel & Hydro. B,L,D
Day 11 Tsitsikamma
Visit Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park, a conservation area of ancient forests, waterfalls and gorges, and enjoy outstanding views from the suspension bridge. B, L, D
Day 12 Tsitsikamma-Arniston
Depart for the seaside village of Arniston, stopping en route in Knynsa, a scenic town set beside a lagoon. Spend the next three nights at the locally rated 4-star Arniston Spa Hotel. B, D
Day 13 Cape Agulhas and Bredarsdorp
This morning enjoy a full day included tour of Cape Agulhas – Africa’s most southerly point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet and many ships have been wrecked. Find out more at the Shipwreck Museum in Bredarsdorp. B, D
Day 14 Arniston Bay
Today is at leisure to relax, or explore Arniston and the fishing village. B, D
Day 15 Arniston-Cape Town-UK
Return to Cape Town, along a scenic route as you head to the airport for your return overnight flight. B
Day 16 UK
Arrive in the UK for your included door-to-door travel service.
Post-holiday extension - half-board
After your tour, stay three further nights at the Lagoon Beach Hotel (4Q), located in the pleasant district of Lagoon Bay. This contemporary hotel has a restaurant, brasserie and beach bar, a swimming pool with ocean views, and a spa. All 200 rooms are air-conditioned and have a satellite television, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities and hairdryer, and mini-fridge (extra charge). Rooms have been designed to make the most of ocean or mountain views.
Alternatively, upgrade to the elegant Table Bay Hotel (5Q), with breakfasts included. Set in the heart of Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront – the hub of one of the world’s most picturesque working harbours – it's conveniently situated near bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Facilities include a restaurant, lounge, conservatory and bar, outdoor swimming pool and bar, gym and health spa (extra charge). All 329 bedrooms have air conditioning, a television, hairdryer, minibar and safe.
Please note: In 2018 this extension will be available before your main tour.
Indian Ocean Coast
Post-holiday extension - All inclusive
After your main holiday, enjoy seven nights at the relaxing Blue Marlin (4Q), set on the shores of the Indian Ocean, with two included half-day excursions; Durban city tour and Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve. Single room supplement (per person, per stay): from £56.
Available from 2018.