Garden Route Honeymoon Road Trip

The perfect all-rounder adventure, take the open road on one of Africa's most iconic road trips. With whale watching, wine tasting and 'big 5' safari experiences, there's something here for every traveller.


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The perfect all-rounder adventure, take the open road on one of Africa's most iconic road trips. With whale watching, wine tasting and 'big 5' safari experiences, there's something here for every traveller.


Why we love it

“There is no better way to explore a region than from behind the wheel and this self-drive trip along South Africa's Garden Route is the perfect example. It can be done either way round but most people start in Cape Town and make their way East, through the Winelands, whale watching spots and 'Big 5' safari reserves. We'll take care of everything from private wine tastings to tailoring the perfect hiking route, for you. Sunnies on, it's time to hit the road!”

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Trip includes

Excludes international flights

🍯 Honeymoon gifting page
🎁 A nemo treat on arrival
🎉 Special honeymoon offers
🎪 All accommodation
🐘 Top guides for your chosen activities
📲 Access to nemo app
🚗 All local transfers, ferries, flights
🦸‍♂️ Our post-booking concierge

When to go

Great weather and energy in the Cape, busy around Christmas and higher prices, but well worth it

Oct-Feb

Weather cools and it can rain

Mar-May

It's winter and does get cold, worth travelling for great rates

Jun-Sep

Pick and choose from our curated portfolio of hotels and experiences, designing your perfect itinerary.

Your trip includes seamless logistics throughout with the world's top drivers and guides. We customise your trip on a 1-1 basis until it's perfect for you.

We connect you to a personal Travel Expert who is on hand to make your trip truly perfect. They will be in touch within 24 hrs.

International flights are not included in the total cost, our Travel Experts can advise on the best routes and places to book.

Example itinerary

Our team have curated an amazing route for you to get inspired. Your trip will be fully bespoke - we can add, remove and tweak this to your heart's content.

Cape Town Winelands Hermanus Oudtshoorn Garden Route Eastern Cape Safari
 

On arrival to Cape Town International, you are met by one of our representatives and escorted to the hire car terminal. Here you collect your keys and prepare to hit the open road. We will make sure you have driving directions, a sat nav and can load you up with our best road trip tunes.

Cape Town

With so much to see and do in Cape Town, the only debate is how many nights to spend there (we recommend at least 3). Stunning geography, wonderful hotels, great local produce, and an exceptional local food scene make this one of the world's most visited cities. International and domestic flights connect the city very well.

Featured hotels

Abbey Manor

Acorn House

Belmond Mount Nelson

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Cape Grace

Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa

Ellerman House

Four Rosmead

Gorgeous George

Kensington Place

More Quarters Neighbourhood Hotel

Own Arrangements

Portswood

Radisson Red

Sea Five Boutique Hotel

The Dorp Hotel

The Silo

The Twelve Apostles Hotel

V & A Hotel

Welgelegen

Featured hotels

Abbey Manor

Acorn House

Belmond Mount Nelson

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Cape Grace

Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa

Ellerman House

Four Rosmead

Gorgeous George

Kensington Place

More Quarters Neighbourhood Hotel

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Own Arrangements

Portswood

Radisson Red

Sea Five Boutique Hotel

The Dorp Hotel

The Silo

The Twelve Apostles Hotel

V & A Hotel

Welgelegen

Featured activities
City & Table Mountain
Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Winelands Tour
Robben Island
Bo-Kaap Cooking Class
Township Tour
Zeitz Mocaa Museum
Snorkel With Seals
Shark Cage Diving
Table Mountain Hike
Paragliding
Table Mountain Cableway
City & Table Mountain Bespoke Tour
Cape Peninsula Bespoke Tour
Cape Point & Boulder's Beach Self-Drive
Explore Cape Town
Flavours of Cape Town
 

Transfer from Cape Town to Winelands included.

Winelands

Scintillating views meet incredibly fresh produce and create a match made in heaven. Only an hour and half from Cape Town by road, this combination is a classic. We recommend at least half a day with one of our guides to get you to the more off-the-beaten-track wineries and restaurants.

Featured hotels

Angala Boutique

Ashbourne House

Babylonstoren

Boschendal Wine Estate

Dorpstraat 107 Boutique

Franschhoek Country House

Grande Provence

La Cle Lodge & Villas

La Cotte

La Petite Ferme

Leeu Estate

Macaron Guest House

Mont D'Or Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle

Oude Werf Hotel

Sterrekopje

Thatch House

Featured hotels

Angala Boutique

Ashbourne House

Babylonstoren

Boschendal Wine Estate

Dorpstraat 107 Boutique

Franschhoek Country House

Grande Provence

La Cle Lodge & Villas

La Cotte

La Petite Ferme

Leeu Estate

Macaron Guest House

Mont D'Or Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle

Oude Werf Hotel

Sterrekopje

Thatch House

Featured activities
Winelands Hiking Tour
Private Full Day Winelands Tour
Franschhoek Wine Tram
Cycling Tour
Hot Air Balloon
Restaurant Recommendations
Stellenbosch Foodie Tour
Private Half Day Winelands Tour
Explore the Winelands
 

Transfer from Winelands to Hermanus included.

Hermanus

An hour and a half from Cape Town, this is a fantastic stop for those looking to experience the region without taking on the full Garden Route. It lends itself to self-driving, so we would arrange a hire car for you and is one of the world's top whale-watching spots from August-November.

Featured hotels

138 Marine Guesthouse

Abalone Guest Lodge

Birkenhead House

Grootbos Private Reserve

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

Marine Hotel

Mosselberg on Grotto Beach

Featured hotels

138 Marine Guesthouse

Abalone Guest Lodge

Birkenhead House

Grootbos Private Reserve

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

Marine Hotel

Mosselberg on Grotto Beach

Featured activities
Whale Watching Boat Trip
Kayaking
Marine Big 5 Boat Trip
Explore Hermanus
Grootbos Activities
 

Transfer from Hermanus to Oudtshoorn included.

Oudtshoorn

A great place to stopover for those driving the Garden Route. It is around 2 hours from the winelands and a further 4 hours onto Knysna. The landscapes are breath-taking and there is a very unique activity to enjoy, ostrich riding!

Featured hotels

De Opstal Country Lodge

De Zeekoe

La Plume

Rosenhof Country House

Surval Boutique Olive Estate

Featured hotels

De Opstal Country Lodge

De Zeekoe

La Plume

Rosenhof Country House

Surval Boutique Olive Estate

Featured activities
Meerkat Tour
Cango Caves
Ostrich Riding
Explore Oudtshoorn
 

Transfer from Oudtshoorn to Garden Route included.

Garden Route

A stunning stretch of coastal road on the south-west tip of South Africa, often regarded as the most beautiful region in the country. Most often included as an epic road trip adventure, this region features Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Wilderness and Mossel Bay, each bringing unique wildlife-watching opportunities and culinary treats sure to delight any gastronomy aficionados!

Featured hotels

Emily Moon River Lodge

Fairview House

Kanonkop House

Lairds Lodge

Leisure Isle Lodge

The Plettenberg

The Robberg Beach Lodge

The Turbine

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

Featured hotels

Emily Moon River Lodge

Fairview House

Kanonkop House

Lairds Lodge

Leisure Isle Lodge

The Plettenberg

The Robberg Beach Lodge

The Turbine

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

Featured activities
Paddle Cruiser Dining Experience
Eco Boat Cruise
Full Day Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Tour
Walking Experiences
Cycling Excursions
Explore the Garden Route
 

Transfer from Garden Route to Eastern Cape Safari included.

Eastern Cape Safari

Usually the final stop on the Garden Route, this is an underrated safari area where all the 'big 5' can be seen. There is a great array of accommodation and with Port Elizabeth airport only around 1 hour from the reserves, it makes for a great first or last stop.

Featured hotels

Amakhala Woodbury Tented Camp

Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega River Lodge

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Sindile

Featured hotels

Amakhala Woodbury Tented Camp

Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega River Lodge

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Sindile

Featured activities
Game Drives
Bush Walks
Horse Riding
 

Transfer from Eastern Cape Safari to airport included.

Garden Route Honeymoon Road Trip

£3,532

£3,532

Trip includes

Excludes international flights

🍯 Honeymoon gifting page
🎁 A nemo treat on arrival
🎉 Special honeymoon offers
🎪 All accommodation
🐘 Top guides for your chosen activities
📲 Access to nemo app
🚗 All local transfers, ferries, flights
🦸‍♂️ Our post-booking concierge

FAQs

Why should I book with nemo?


Our approach is incredibly traveller friendly and everything we do is to ensure planning and going on your dream trip is perfect (and easy) from start to finish. Expect 1-1 support from our Travel Experts, full transparency on pricing and exceptional concierge service post-booking.

When can I connect to a Travel Expert?


Now! Our Experts are on hand Monday to Friday. We offer unlimited and FREE advice from the moment you get in touch… we’re that confident the trip you plan on nemo will be perfect.

What are the deposit terms?


We charge a 20% non-refundable deposit, plus charge up front for flights we book. These terms are aligned with our partner hotels, activity and logistics partners in each destination.   If you need to change your trip, we will do everything we can to do so without a charge. Similarly with cancellation, whilst the deposit is non-refundable, we can often transfer this to a future trip.

What is included in nemo's concierge service?


Our concierge team is here for you every step of the way. From extra pillows and dietary requirements to visa processes, we've got you covered. Enjoy personalised treats and handpicked local recommendations on our app, with assistance available in every timezone. So you can leave the admin to us and immerse yourself in your trip, stress-free.

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Transfers, activities, hotels and our special nemo treats along the way. International flights not included.