South Africa - Garden Route
|Tour Dates||Recommended months: January - December|
|Tour Price (Per Person)||Price to be announced|
|Spaces Available||Spaces available|
|Spaces Available||Availability on Request|
Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town
Day 2: Cape Town
Day 3: Cape Town to Hermanus
Day 4: Hermanus to Knysna
Day 5: Knysna to Oudtshoorn to Knysna
Day 6: Knysna to Plettenberg Bay
Day 7: Plettenberg Bay
Day 8: Plettenberg Bay and depart
For an exceptional mammal-rich addition to this tour, you may include a trip to the famed Kruger National Park and its astonishing array of wildlife.
Contact us for a detailed itinerary customized to your requirements.
|Tour Fact Sheet|
Bontebok, Eland, Southern Right, Humpback and Bryde’s Whale, Common and Bottlenose Dolphin, Meerkat and Cape Fur Seal
Knysna Turaco, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird
Table Mountain National Park, Boulders Beach, Cape of Good Hope National Park, Robberg Coastal Nature Reserve, Featherbed Nature Reserve
coastal fynbos, rocky and sandy shorelines, indigenous Yellowwood forest
mediterranean climate along the coast, arid semi-desert inland. Winter rainfall (May to October), mild along the coast, hot inland
|Tour Pace & Walking||
relaxed easy pace with some longer drives, undemanding to moderate walks are an option
|Accommodation||Luxury five star hotels and lodges|
|Ease of Mammal Watching||Moderate to easy|
Cango Caves, Ostrich ranch, boating excursions for cetacean watching, stunning beaches, Knysna and Tsitsikamma forests
What our clients say about tours to South Africa
Simon Bellingham was the perfect guide for us – apart from being most competent in all tour related matters, he also managed very well to get even Fiamma interested and fascinated. He also improvised very well when needed – such as when he gained access to our hotel even when all routes were officially closed due to a sporting event. Simon had been highly recommended to us by our friend from Brazil, and he exceeded all our expectations – well done Simon, and thank you very much!
by Franz Von Furstenberg
Tim was unbelievable and did an amazing job keeping everything running smoothly while still managing to point out things for all the different interests of us in the car: birds, mammals, history, geology, and archaeology, just to name a few. Still don’t know how he saw some of the animals sometimes, they were so hidden! Tim was amazing; so informative, friendly and not afraid to poke fun along with us, and the itinerary was perfect.
by Jeanne R
This tour was the best trip I’ve ever taken; the pace, the itinerary, the location, the guides and the birds/animals were all unbelievably top notch. I’ll recommend (and already have) INDRI to anyone who wants to travel, whether they be (hobbyist) birders like myself, mammal fans or just someone looking for an amazing travel experience. Thank you so much to everyone at INDRI for what was truly an incredible adventure for me, my sister and my parents. I can’t wait for my next trip with you! Our INDRI trip goes down as one of the absolute best trips we’ve taken. Tim was amazing; so informative, friendly and not afraid to poke fun along with us, and the itinerary was perfect. We wanted to thank you in particular for that. Starting in Kruger was a great way to get introduced to the scenery and animals, but ending with Ngala was just stunning. Those four days are my favorite travel experience ever. Hands down. No contest. I would live there if I could. We don’t know how you find your recommended lodges, but Ngala is a certified winner. Having the extra 4th night added on was icing on an already perfect cake.We’ll be returning the feedback form shortly, but I’ve already been raving INDRI to others. At least two people at Ngala took down your name from me. I do hope they end up booking with you in the future. I can guarantee they won’t be disappointed. We’ve been back only a few days and I’m already dreaming up where INDRI can take me next. Spitsbergen, the Antarctic, South America, Alaska… So many options and so little time off!
by Jeanne R
The INDRI office was very helpful and prompt, and did a great job of arranging our trip.
Ngala indeed lived up to its description. We had excellent wildlife sightings, with particularly impressive sightings (twice!) of Wild Dog that far exceeded expectations.
Four Rosmead in Cape Town is beautiful, and we would highly recommend it for clients wanting a quiet, small, high quality B&B.
James Kydd made all the difference in our visit to the Cape Town area. We appreciated his low-key approach and expertise, not only in regard to the flora and fauna, but also cultural information—including where to eat. He really went far above and beyond our expectations.
by Judy Lin
I just want you to know that we had really unforgettable days in Africa. We met the nicest people ever and the trip…I have no words to describe it. James is a wonderful guide and a wonderful person as well. So Cape Town became much more interesting and beautiful. Ngala and all the people there are outstanding. There are no words to describe it. We will never forget that experience. Thank you for everything.
by Thelma Bassit
Thank you very, very much!! Everything was absolutely wonderful!!!! We loved every minute of our trip and these memories will last forever!!!
by Flavia Lutfalla v I Azevedo
Just wanted to thank you both for all the flawless arrangements … on the safari portion of our trip to South Africa. The flights were perfect, as were the camps. We had a fabulous time at Dulini and Ngala Tented Camp and would highly recommend both. Of course it would have been virtually impossible not to have a fabulous time since both camps had wild dog dens, with pups which were 8 weeks old (Dulini) and 4 weeks old (Ngala)!
by Marsha Jean Steffen
Just to thank you again for such a wonderful tour. We all enjoyed it so much and Markus is a grand guide. He knows so much about everything. Of course I was so happy to see the Meerkats and they were so close to us… We saw so many birds and the animals were just fantastic and so close could just about touch them. The lodgings were all great and we really enjoyed the boat. It was a great way to end the trip. All went very smoothly even the flying. It was amazing that you could do all that and (have it) all turn out so well.
by Mary Lou Lafler
First of all, we had the best time EVER. The TOP of the trip was Ulusaba, the lodge is amazing, their staff was always prepared to help us regarding everything and the safari was excellent. Also, the room at the lodge and the food/wine was very very good. We had a perfect time there and were very happy that we could stay one more day. We enjoyed very much all of our days in Cape Town, its a very pretty city with many things to do and with very good food/wine! And regarding Indri services, everything was excellent.. Again, we had the perfect honeymoon, incredible days that we will never forget.
by Rui Lourenço & Renata Gallucci
We had a great holiday – most enjoyable! Cape Town was really fantastic and James made it that much better.
by Sumit Mazumder
No words can adequately express how thoroughly impressed Leslie and I were about the portion of our Africa safari that was planned by Indri. You did a fantastic job right from the beginning in putting together the best possible package to meet our desires while staying within our budget. I would be remiss if I didn’t especially thank you for all the idyllic lodges that you booked us in. Leslie and I will be showing our photos to various groups of people over the next several months and we will most definitely promote Indri at every opportunity. Once again thank you so very much for making our dreams come true
by JoMar Alwes
As President of the Rotary Club Germering I want to thank you for your organisation, your staff, everything was absolutely excellent, we will never forget the days accompanied by your company.
by Vera and Herbert Knöbl
Cape Town is a great spot to start, finish or center a trip around. James Kydd did a wonderful job of taking care of Debbie and I. We will no doubt spend some more time around Cape Town in the future and rely on Indri to make the arrangements.
by Larry Jackson
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