(No sharing with other people! Move at your own pace!)
If you are on holiday and you have the time to add a day or two to your Garden Route Tour, let us recommend to you:
Spend the first night at Aquila Safari Lodge near Touws River, or at the Lord Milner Hotel in Matjiesfontein – steeped in history; or at a Five-Star Guest House in quaint Prince Albert village, before crossing South Africa’s most breathtaking mountain pass, The Swartberg.
The best months to do this extension is April, May, June, September and October. The Karoo gets VERY HOT from November onwards.
Then continue with your Garden Route tour as per our original itinerary, at Oudtshoorn, visiting the cheetah reserve, the ostrich ranches and the Cango Caves.
In the warm Cape Summer, you can extend your Garden Route trip with an overnight at Botlierskop Game Reserve near Mossel Bay (which is always a huge hit)……OR……extend by overnighting in romantic Arniston so that you can explore the Southern Tip of Africa.