Garden Route Safaris & Tours

A safari expedition in Africa is a classic and unique experience that can be enjoyed whilst visiting the Garden Route, a malaria-free South Africa safari destination, where visitors can discover an amazing array of wildlife at a variety of renowned safari reserves and accommodation lodges. With so many safari packages to choose from, allow Hello Garden Route – Your Friendly Experts in Garden Route Getaways to make planning all the more simple and fun!

South Africa is one of the world’s most treasured natural settings, home to a massive variety of wildlife that includes predatory mammals, abundant bird life, a range of reptiles and over 100, 000 different insect species. Among the most dangerous and intriguing wildlife in Africa is the famous Big 5, consisting of the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo.

Beautifully positioned to offer visitors to South Africa the very best in natural beauty and a seemingly never-ending variety of attractions, the Garden Route has become a world class holiday destination with so much to offer from expansive sandy white beaches, fragrant forests, excellent golf coursesscenic self drive routes and added to this, top-class safari reserves.

Garden Route Safaris & Tours

Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertinia – With the beautiful backdrop of the Langeberg Mountain range, the Garden Route Game Lodge is a popular family-owned and operated game lodge celebrating the best of Africa. Here visitors can look forward to seeing the Big 5 as well as an abundance of animal and bird life that will captivate nature and animal lovers. Safaris on offer include wildlife, family and day safaris. This malaria free game lodge is also home to a spa and a traditional South African themed restaurant, while also offering insightful reptile encounters and safari experiences for children.

Gondwana Game Reserve, Mossel Bay – For an unforgettable experience that combines luxury accommodation packages with outdoor adventure and best of all, free roaming Big 5 in a stunning Cape Floral setting, the Gondwana Game Reserve in Mossel Bay has earned its reputation as one of the top safari lodges in the country. Guests can choose between morning and afternoon safaris and relax over a sundowner later in the day. Gondwana is home to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and also offers various nature activities for kids and adults, a superb restaurant and a spa for all to enjoy.

Nyaru Game Lodge, Mossel Bay – Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, the malaria free Nyaru Game Lodge is very popular among locals and visitors, offering a selection of exciting safari adventures such as 4 x 4 game drives, quad bike safaris, helicopter flights and peaceful nature walks to introduce visitors to 17 species of game and wildlife such as Zebra, Giraffe and Sable. As a family-friendly game lodge, kid’s activities include a swimming pool, quad bike safaris, game drives and board games. Nyaru Game Lodge also offers an excellent babysitting service for parents to make use of during their stay. Nyaru has been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Mossel Bay – Nestled between the vast Indian Ocean and Outeniqua Mountains lays Botlierskop, a beautiful malaria free game lodge that offers luxury safari accommodation surrounded by amazing views. While visiting, guests can look forward to observing unique bird life and can expect to see a variation of animals that include the famous Big 5. Safaris offered at Botlierskop Game Reserve include horseback safaris and outrides, bush walks and guided game drives. Visitors can relax at the welcoming Botlierskop Bush Spa and enjoy leisure activities like tennis and fishing – there are even guided fishing excursions and African face painting activities available for kids.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn: Embracing the true and authentic spirit of Africa, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge lies on the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains and welcomes visitors to enjoy malaria free luxury tented accommodation in the Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo. There are a number of alluring safaris to include during your time here, such as the Bush Safari in an open game viewing vehicle, the popular summer sundowner’s trip where guests can spot up to 22 different animal species, elephant experiences such as feeding, walking and brushing as well as the interesting meerkat safaris and lion feeding experiences. Buffelsdrift is also home to a lovely spa and A La Carte African style restaurant.

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, Plettenberg Bay – The well loved Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is perfect for visitors to the Plettenberg Bay area of the Garden Route wishing to embark on an exciting safari trips close to the ocean. The game drives and horseback safaris on offer are affordable and led by knowledgeable guides that share amazing facts and information along the way.  Everyone can look look forward to observing an array of wildlife here, such as the African lion, cheetah, buffalo and elephant as well as baboons, blue wildebeest, bontebok, crocodile, hippo, giraffe and more. Accommodation options range from an intimate double room setting to a family unit, bed & breakfast or Self-Catering units.

Safari Accommodation in the Garden Route

With so many options to experience a unique and memorable safari getaway in the Garden Route, start planning your trip to one of South Africa’s most stunning destinations now and let our Hello Garden Route team of experts assist you in making your holiday truly spectacular. Take a look Hello Garden Route’s recommended Safari’s below:

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Mossel Bay – Luxury family-friendly game lodge

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn – Safari Lodges and tented suites in the Klein Karoo

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve – Bush & Beach, a Big 5 family-friendly safari near Plett

Hello Garden Route also assists with bookings at the following Game Reserves

Garden Route Game Lodge in Albertinia

Gondwana Game Reserve in Mossel Bay

Nyaru Game Lodge in Mossel Bay

Planning to enjoy more activities while visiting the Garden Route? The Tsitsikamma Treetop Canopy Tours are perfect for a spontaneous and thrilling outing with friends, while there are many more adventure sports and activities to undertake, many of which are family-friendly attractions.

Get in touch with our friendly Hello Garden Route team today to start planning your own custom-made safari getaway in the Garden Route!

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