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Garden Route

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Garden Route

Hello

We are looking to drive from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and enjoy everything along the way. Not sure of the timing of stuff. Is 10 days too long or not long enough?

Where should we stop along the way?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Garden Route

Hi, you are talking of a distance about 1000 k. Over 10 days that is only 100 k / day. A nice slow run. The roads are excellent and there are places to stay every few miles. Some are superb ,some less so. Use this guide to check. There is SO much to do on the route you will never be stuck. Take a GOOD map if you go off the main route as some of the unpaved roads and passes can be quite frightening but its a fantastic country with SO many prospects and such friendly courteous people.

Have fun and keep safe

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2. Re: Garden Route

Does your 10 days also include time in Cape Town. In which case I would suggest 5 days on the drive and 5 days in and around Cape Town. Also depends on the time of year. Obviously if you come in the winter (Now until September) the balance will be different.

Even in 10 weeks you don't have time to do "everything"! You haven't said what your preferences are :

- Game viewing In which case start of with at least two days in Addo National Park or a private game reserve nearby.

- Activity sports, lots of opportunities, surfing at Jeffrey's Bay, treelining, the world's highest Bungee jump, Shark Cage Diving, hiking, mountain biking.

- Beaches. Obviously summer only - say late October to early April.

- History and local culture

- Just absorbing the scenery

- Fine dining and wine. Everywhere, but opportunities increase as you get closer to Cape Town

Finally what sort of budget do you have?

Edited: 11:47 am, May 13, 2010
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