Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 http://www.guidehealthreview.com/pure-divine-anti-aging/
  2. 2 Must sees in Southern Africa
  3. 3 safari for the mobility impaired
  4. 4 Recommendations for Houseboat in Chobe
  5. 5 Jerusalem and the Holy Land
  6. 6 Kruger National Park with 5 year old
  7. 7 Car Rental Casablanca Aptil
  8. 8 Kenya and Tanzaniz combined 13 days Safari
  9. 9 South Africa planning next Feb/March
  10. 10 A couple of quick questions about Israel
  11. 11 A Little Trick for Converting Centigrade to Fahrenheit
  12. 12 Family Kenya Safari July 2017
  13. 13 Proposed Itinerary Israel & Jordan
  14. 14 Want to take your laptop on the plane?
  15. 15 Recommendation on where to stay in Durban?
  16. 16 Itinerary and logistics of Mid April Mrocco solo
  17. 17 13 Days Tanzania and Kenya Safari
  18. 18 Morocco: Do it yourself, or get a tour company?
  19. 19 Trip Report Nine months to Egypt (but you should go now)
  20. 20 Buying merchandise
  21. 21 Kenya and Tanzania Tour Companies
  22. 22 Egypt January-February 2018
  23. 23 Honeymoon - South Africa
  24. 24 Morocco first timer around 8 days
  25. 25 Private tour guide in Marrakech
View next 25 » Back to the top

Western Cape - Garden Route

Jump to last reply

We have two weeks booked for a first visit Cape Town in October.

So far we have booked a house rental in Hout Bay for the second week.

My wife proposes that for the first week we drive along the Garden Route as far as Plettenburg Bay over five days and the drive straight back to Cape Town in one day. We have ten year old son.

We love wildlife and she wants to stay in one of the Safari lodges.

This sounds fine but I really can't see that I can be bothered to drive 600 miles when there is clearly stunning scenery in Cape Town.

My other issue is that I really don't like the look of the Western Cape Game reserves. They're all quite expensive at £500 plus a night and appear to be glorified five star hotels with animals within stock fences. They appear to be a false environment which I just couldn't stomach.

Question is :

Should we stay in Cape Town for two weeks or take the Garden Route side trip?

Thanks.

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement