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Torn Between Victoria Falls & Garden Route

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Torn Between Victoria Falls & Garden Route

Being a first-timer to SA with limited 2 weeks total (include Cape and Safari) - should I go for Victoria Falls or Garden Route from Cape?

Which are deciding factors and highlights to consider pls?

Garden Route seem about half the cost of Vic Falls? Based on similar duration

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1. Re: Torn Between Victoria Falls & Garden Route

We have just done garden route & safari starting at Cape Town.

We used Eastcape Tours (Colin) who are based in Port Elizabeth and they were brilliant. I'm sure they

would give you good impartial advice on the pros and cons of both vic falls and garden route. Whatever, do enjoy South Africa - it's brilliant.

You,ll find the tour company on the net.

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2. Re: Torn Between Victoria Falls & Garden Route

Cool! Thanks for sharing :)

Which were your garden highlights?

How many days did U spend for both cape and garden? Tour cost?

Did u have to pay extra for guide's meals and lodging along garden route?

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We spent 4 days in Cape Town (wished we had longer!) and, after spending 3 nights at Franchoek-wonderful scenery - winelands area we self drove along the garden route stopping off at knysna with its beautiful lagoon and carried on to port elizabeth before heading inland to addo Elephant Park (1 night). We then went to Pumba game reserve for 3 nights - fantastic accommodaton - before returnng home via port elizabeth and Johannesberg. Sadly our trip was marred by a quite serious road traffic accident whilst at Knysna which

upset out timetable. Including air fares, our 2 week holiday cost £1900

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4. Re: Torn Between Victoria Falls & Garden Route

You are correct that adding Vic Falls will add substantially to the cost of your trip. If the cost is a major consideration, give the Falls a miss IMO as there is plenty to do in SA. The only thing that would possibly change my mind would the time of year as CT and the Garden route is not as appealing July/August as it is their winter.

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