The Garden Route - Family Adventure South Africa

Wildlife bonanza on the wild South Africa coast line







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Holiday Overview


  • Watch wild meerkats pop from their burrows at sunrise
  • Stroke an Ostrich, see penguins, seals and whales on this holiday
  • View the magnificent Elephants at Addo National Park
  • Follow the Garden Route with the family to Cape Point, South Africa

Never a dull moment on this family adventure holiday on the South Africa coastline. Starting in the incredible Addo Elephant Park in the East we have 2 game drives seeing these great lumbering creatures before travelling to Plettenberg Bay. Two days here gives us some fabulous options of visiting ‘Monkey Land', a Raptor rehabilitation centre or an elephant sanctuary. Of course we could just relax on the beach! It's then to Oudtshoorn to the Ostrich farm, a Meerkat tour, and in Hermanus we can go whale watching. The accommodation throughout the holiday is well presented, most having swimming or dip pools available. We round off with a couple of days in Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, including a boat tour to seal island and the truly mesmeric penguins at Simon's Town. This holiday is awesome and just superb for families who love wildlife.

explore international

Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!

Is this holiday for you?

Suitable for children from 8 yrs old

This family adventure holiday travels from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town along approximately 500miles of the Garden Route on the coast of South Africa. We travel this distance in manageable sizes, but there are a couple of drives which are 3-5 hrs long and you should be prepared for this. It also includes a number of (exciting!) game drives which are often on rough dirt roads. Ther is also a high wildlife viewing content, and the holiday is very suitable for animal lovers. On the meerkat tour you will be expected to sit watching these quietly for approx 2 hours. All activities, including the canoeing are suitable for children and beginners. There are many optional activities available. If you wish to take part in any of the water based activities you must be able to swim and children must be supervised by their parent(s) when swimming. All accommodation is of a good quality and chosen for families, many of which have swimming pools.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at group guesthouse in Port Elizabeth. A single transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport is provided
  • Transfer to Avoca. Optional canoeing or game drive in Schotia private reserve.
  • Two game drives in Addo Elephant Park.
  • Travel to Tsitsikamma, Storms River, optional tree-top adventure. Transfer to Plettenberg Bay.
  • Free day in Plettenberg Bay. Swimming, chilling, optional canoeing and boat trip.
  • Further day at Plettenberg Bay. Optional visit to Radical Raptors or Elephant Sanctuary.
  • Morning canoeing, transfer to Oudtshoorn, visit Ostrich farm. Overnight Meerkat lodge.
  • Meerkat tour. Transfer to Hermanus.
  • Free day in Hermanus. Optional whale watching, kayaking, walks, beach, swimming.
  • Transfer to Cape Town. Afternoon in Cape Town, Table Mountain option.
  • Explore Cape Peninsula. Seal Harbour cruise, Chapmans Peak, Good Hope, Penguins at Simons Town.
  • Departure day. A single transfer to Cape Town Airport is provided.
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The LAND ONLY dates and prices are for the itinerary joining in Port Elizabeth. The holiday ends in Cape Town. Please refer to 'Joining Arrangements and Transfers' in the trip dossier for further details.

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Map & Itinerary

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at group guesthouse in Port Elizabeth. A single transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport is provided

    Arriving at Port Elizabeth airport, KE Land Only package services begin with a group transfer to the hotel near the Summerstrand beach in Port Elizabeth. After a briefing with the guide we have the rest of the afternoon free to explore. We can visit the aquarium or relax on the beach. There are many excellent sandy beaches in Port Elizabeth where we can have a dip or paddle and experience our first taste of South Africa. There are several restaurants close to the accommodation so we can have a good meal and an early night. Overnight beach front guesthouse in Port Elizabeth.
    Swimming: In the sea.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

  • Transfer to Avoca. Optional canoeing or game drive in Schotia private reserve.

    There is no rush this morning and we have some time for a swim and to enjoy the beach before we check out at 11am. We then transfer for 2hrs to our individual cabin/bungalow accommodation in Avoca. We have lunch and some time to settle in. There is a swimming pool set amongst pleasant gardens at the accommodation and also a play area with swings and a slide. We can spend the afternoon here and maybe take a canoe ride on the Sundays River or we can participate in a game drive (both additional cost). This optional game drive in Schotia private game reserve is a very good option for an open game drive and can include dinner in the bush over an open fire (very exciting!). The reserve was one of the first in the Cape Province to have free roaming lions and it is, almost, guaranteed to see these magnificent animals. If we don’t go on the game drive we have dinner at the accommodation. Overnight riverside cabins, Avaco.
    Swimming: In the sea and at the accommodation pool

    • Accommodation Bungalow

    • Meals bl

  • Two game drives in Addo Elephant Park.

    We rise first thing for an early morning game drive in Addo Elephant Park. The animals are most active first thing in the morning and later on in the afternoon. This park is now the 3rd largest in South Africa covering about 180 000 hectares. The original section was set up in 1931 with just 16 elephants that had survived the hunters in the area. The park is a brilliant example of how conservation works as now it is a thriving eco system with over 550 elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the endemic Addo flightless dung beetle. Vehicles are requested not to drive over Elephant dung whilst in the park to preserve these special beetles. We hope to see several elephants here in their natural habitat from the large lone males to the family groups with, hopefully, a few very adorable young! After the morning game drive, before the afternoon game drive we have time to relax by the swimming pool. We have lunch in the picnic/BBQ area which is located in viewing of the watering hole, another great place to spot animals. There is also optional horse-riding during this period. In the afternoon we have our second game drive in the park. Both game drives are 3 hours long and are conducted from the closed topped vehicle. If you are particularly interested in having game drives from open topped vehicles then this can be arranged privately for an additional cost. We return to our accommodation for dinner.
    Swimming: At the accommodation pool

    • Accommodation Bungalow

    • Meals bld

  • Travel to Tsitsikamma, Storms River, optional tree-top adventure. Transfer to Plettenberg Bay.

    Leaving the Addo region behind we travel to the coast, down to Storms river mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The transfer takes approx 3 hrs. This area is all part of the Garden Route National Park and the landscape is a montage of seascapes to mountain areas, all renowned for their diverse nature and cultural heritage and resources. At Storms River we walk about 30mins through the indigenous rainforest to the famous suspension bridge crossing the river mouth. From here we get great views of the ocean and crossing the bridge is exciting with the waves crashing and splashing on the rocks directly below us. We return to the restaurant which looks over the Indian Ocean for lunch. After lunch there is a small beach that we can enjoy a safe swim from if we so wish. For those who want some adventure this afternoon and maybe some adrenalin filled couple of hours we can visit the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour. This optional tree-top adventure involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30m above the forest floor. Most platforms are located in the giant Outeniqua Yellowwood Trees and the scenery and bird life is spectacular from here. The professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the 2-3 hrs tour. In the late afternoon we transfer to Plettenberg Bay (1hr) for the next 3 nights. Our accommodation here is at simple cabins/bungalows with river views in a full facility campsite. There is a swimming pool here as well as a volleyball court, trampolines, tennis, putt-putt and various other activities.
    Swimming: In the sea and at the accommodation pool

    • Accommodation Bungalow

    • Meals bld

  • Free day in Plettenberg Bay. Swimming, chilling, optional canoeing and boat trip.

    We have a full free day here at Plettenberg Bay. We can enjoy the swimming pool and facilities at our accommodation, maybe some canoeing or a boat trip, or walk down to the blue flag status beach. These beaches are beautiful long sandy beaches with sparkling turquoise waters. For the wildlife enthusiast there are optional visits to the World of Birds (Birds of Eden) where we can see some of the exotic birds of Africa including cranes, flamingos, spoonbills and an assortment of parrots. Many of the birds are hand-reared or have been rehabilitated so do not have a fear of humans, making it easy to get close to them for viewing and some great photos. We can also have the option to visit Monkey Land, the primate sanctuary. One of the aims of the sanctuary is to promote awareness of the plight of the primate and how we can live alongside these magnificent animals. There are various species in these large forested area, and we are sure to be able to see a good few of them on our exploration of the sanctuary. All optional activities are additional cost. Back at our cabins the guide prepares dinner for us at one of the BBQ areas. Any group participation in helping with cooking chores would be most appreciated during these nights.
    Swimming: In the sea and at the accommodation pool.

    • Accommodation Bungalow

    • Meals bd

  • Further day at Plettenberg Bay. Optional visit to Radical Raptors or Elephant Sanctuary.

    Another day is spent in this idyllic spot. Again we can choose to enjoy the beach or walk around town. There are also more wildlife opportunities! We can visit the Radical Raptors birds of prey rehabilitation and awareness centre (additional cost). Here you can meet these massive birds close and personal, as well as watch the flying displays which three time as day. If we wish to spend some more time with African Elephants then now is our chance (additional cost). At the Elephant Sanctuary the domesticated elephants give us a great opportunity to interact with these giants and learn about their habitats, behaviour and needs. We have the unique opportunity to walk hand-in-trunk with an elephant, experience bare-back elephant riding and feed, touch and get to know the animals. We return to our accommodation for dinner.
    Swimming: In the sea and at the accommodation pool.

    • Accommodation Bungalow

    • Meals bd

  • Morning canoeing, transfer to Oudtshoorn, visit Ostrich farm. Overnight Meerkat lodge.

    We leave the coast today as we travel inland. We drive through Knysna and stop just outside the town of Wilderness. Here we have a morning of canoeing on the Touws River, in the Ebb and Flow National Park. All equipment, including buoyancy aids is provided and we are given a full briefing before entering the boats on the water. We paddle for around an hour at a gentle pace to a spot on the riverbank were we stretch our legs on a board walk to a lovely waterfall, before returning along the same route. This is a beautiful stretch of pristine rainforest and idea for the family. We enjoy lunch on the river banks before transferring (1hr) to Oudtshoorn. On this journey we cross the Outinique pass and descend into the Little Karoo region with some totally different scenery. Oudtshoorn is famous of its ostrich farms and we visit one, enjoying a hands on experience with these hilarious birds! We get to see the adult birds with their eggs, touch the birds and maybe even sit on one! There is also a small museum here. We then transfer to our nearby guesthouse accommodation. This is a working farm and tomorrow we enjoy our Meerkat experience on their land.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bl

  • Meerkat tour. Transfer to Hermanus.

    In the very early morning we join the meerkat tour. These mesmerising little animals are enchanting and we watch them in the wild as they go about their morning business – just a superb experience! We spend 2-3 hours watching and learning about these fascinating creatures. The group that we see are habituated and used to people watching them (but never feeding or handling), however we must still ensure that we are quiet and able to sit calmly in order not to scare them during this period. After breakfast and freshened up we hit the road again with a long transfer (5hrs) to Hermanus. Along the way stop at Mossel Bay and the Post Office Tree. Here the sailors used to leave their post under the Milkwood tree on the way around the Cape of Good Hope towards India to be picked up by ships heading in the other direction back to Europe. We arrive in Hermanus in the late afternoon and check-in to our guesthouse near the beach.
    Swimming: In the sea and at the accommodation pool

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals b

  • Free day in Hermanus. Optional whale watching, kayaking, walks, beach, swimming.

    The town of Hermanus is most well known for the best place to whale watch from. The Southern Right whale visits these shores from June through to December and they can be seen from aboard a boat and, if you are lucky, from the shore. The town even has a man who blows a kelp horn when a whale is spotted – he is the ‘Whale Crier of Hermanus’. We have a free day here in Hermanus, and the town is known for its endless adventure options. The nearby Fernkloof Nature Reserve offers a range of lovely walks among the fynbos, the beaches are beautiful for a walk as well and kayaking in the lagoon is a possibility. On the other end of the scale it is a charming town for wandering around and looking at the little shops and enjoying the cafe and the restored fishing boats in the old harbour. All options are payable locally.
    Swimming: In the sea and at the accommodation pool

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals b

  • Transfer to Cape Town. Afternoon in Cape Town, Table Mountain option.

    After breakfast we continue along the Whale Coast via Gordon’s Bay the 3-4hrs to our final destination - Cape Town. We arrive in Cape Town at lunch time and then have the afternoon free. We highly recommend the cable car ride up Table Mountain. From here the views are stunning and an obvious classic landmark. It is well worth the ride. We can stroll around Cape Town and soak up the atmosphere. Our accommodation is in the Seapoint area of Cape Town and has a small swimming pool. Our guide will recommend suitable establishments for dinner.
    Swimming: In accommodation pool

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals b

  • Explore Cape Peninsula. Seal Harbour cruise, Chapmans Peak, Good Hope, Penguins at Simons Town.

    After breakfast we set off to the Cape of Good Hope and explore the Cape Peninsula. This is a magnificent area which sticks out into the Atlantic and is covered in endemic fynbos and home to picturesque bays, beaches, rolling green hills and valleys has some awe inspiring views with dizzy heights and magnificent panoramas over the ocean. Our first stop is Hout Bay, and we enjoy the Seal Island boat cruise that departs from the harbour here. The cruise is around 40 mins and offers very close up view of the Cape Fur Seals who bask on the rocks here. We then follow Chapman’s Peak Drive (locally abbreviated to ‘Chappies’) which is said to be one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world! The twists and curves in the road seem endless, but it is actually the photo opportunities which are! We continue down to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Here the rugged rocks and sheer cliffs drop from 200m into the sea and is an area of rich and varied flora and fauna including baboon, zebra and 250 species of birds. We walk to the lighthouse, originally built in 1859 to help sailors navigate the treacherous waters. We also walk down to the Cape of Good Hope with nothing but water between here and Antarctica. Returning we drive through the towns of Muizenburg, Fish Hoek and of course Simons town. Here we stop to visit the famous Boulders Beach and spend some time watching the totally fabulous African Penguin colony which thrives here. They are a joy to watch their funny little walk and you can’t help but falling a little in love with them! We then return to Cape Town where we have another evening to enjoy the town and dinner.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals b

  • Departure day. A single transfer to Cape Town Airport is provided.

    Depending on flight times, the majority of the day is free for shopping and relaxing at the waterfront, or for half-day optional activities such as a visit to Robben Island. A single group transfer to Cape Town Airport is provided, where KE Land Only package services end.
    Swimming: In accommodation pool.

    • Meals b

Holiday Information

  • English-speaking local guide
  • Group airport transfers
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • National park entrance fees
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport transfers other than group transfers
  • Some meals as detailed in the meal plan
  • Extra activities and excursions
  • Tips for local staff
  • Miscellaneous personal expenditure

During this holiday the group will spend 5 nights in guesthouses (Port Elizabeth, Outshoorn, Hermanus and Cape Town) which are usually of a high South African standard and are all en-suite. We stay in cabins in Addo (2 nights) with 1 family per cabin (with it's own facilities). In Plettenberg Bay we stay in log cabins (3 nights) which has 2 rooms sharing a kitchen, lounge and bathroom, with river views at a resort with a swimming pool and very family friendly.

In guesthouses children of 11yrs and under will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3 or a double with an extendable couch for a family of 4. Children over 12 yrs will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3, or have 2 rooms for a family of 4. We will do everything to ensure that you are happy with your rooming allocation. Additional nights are available at the beginning and end of the holiday. Details of your first night's hotel together with an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

All breakfasts plus 4 lunches and 4 dinners are included in the holiday price. For some of the meals, the guide will prepare a BBQ at our accommodation. There are many restaurants to choose from when meals are not included, and you should allow approximately £10 per person for lunches and £15 per person for dinners.

Breakfast is usually cereals and yoghurt, with coffee, tea, toast and the occasional cooked breakfast. Lunch can be picnic style – cold meats, cheese, salads, bread, rolls and fruit, or in a local restaurant. Dinners will be anything from potjies (traditional stews), braais (barbecue), to stir fries and pasta. A few meals are not included in the price and there are many restaurants to choose from in this area. As to be expected next to the coast there will be a high proportion of sea food on certain menus as well. South African’s on the whole are keen on their meat and include ostrich as well as springbok in their food, however vegetarians are also catered for but we need to know in advance of departure.

A single timed group transfer from Port Elizabeth airport to the accommodation in Port Elizabeth is provided at around lunch time on day 1 of the itinerary. This transfer is timed to meet passengers arriving on the flight from London via Johannesburg with South African Airways.

At the end of the holiday a single timed airport transfer is included from the hotel to Cape Town airport.

Clients MUST provide the KE office with full details of their flights and should let us know if airport transfers are not required. Private transfers are available, please call the office for details. Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

The group will be accompanied throughout by a professional English-speaking local tour leader.

We estimate that a total of around £250-300 per person (or equivalent in euros/dollars) should be allowed for personal spending. This amount should also be sufficient to cover meals which are not included, miscellaneous expenses, including any departure tax, and for tips to local staff. If you are intending to buy expensive souvenirs or undertake any optional activities or excursions, you should budget accordingly (credit cards can be useful in this respect). Also, if you expect to buy considerable quantities of soft drinks or beer, you should make an allowance for this. You can choose to take your money in pounds Sterling, dollars, euros or in South African Rand. There will be the opportunity to change money into local currency on arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport. Additionally, you will be able to get currency from bank ATMs in many of the towns that we will visit. Credit cards are often accepted but if you intend to bring your travel money with you, we recommend that you bring this in the form of cash rather than travellers cheques, since this will be much less time consuming to exchange and generally attracts a better rate. Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are readily exchanged. OPTIONAL ACTIVITY COSTS (All prices are per person and correct at time of writing, and are subject to change without notice) Schotia private reserve, game drive with dinner: 4hrs R750 per person Horse-riding in Addo National Park: R220 for 1 hr, per person Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour/Tree-top adventure: R495 per person Plettenberg Bay, Birds of Eden: Adult R160, Child R80 Plettenberg Bay, Monkey Land: Adult R160, Child R80 Plettenberg Bay, Elephant Sanctuary (pre-booking essential child prices till 14yrs): Walk trunk in hand, including feeding (1hr): Adult R475, Child R225 Elephant back riding (10-15mins): Adult R475, Child R350 Full experience, walk trunk in hand, feeding, riding (1hr 15mins): Adult R950, Child R575 Elephant brush down, walk trunk in hand, feeding: Adult R575, Child R250 Hermanus Whale Watching tour (boat): Adult R600, Child R250 Table Mountain Cable Car Ride: Adult R110, Child R55 one-way Robben Island excursion: Adult R250, Child R150

In South Africa it is usual to tip staff including your local guide and driver if you are happy with the services provided. We suggest you co-ordinate these tips as a group and as a rough guide we recommend each group member contributes around £30 to £40 per person. The exact amount should be determined by the group and the guide will give advice on the appropriate levels.

There is no weight limit on this holiday other than that imposed by your international carrier (normally 20kg). However, we do politely ask you to restrict your luggage to one main bag and one daypack per person.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

  • Strong shoes or walking boots / Trainers / Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Lightweight trousers / pants
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt with collar (for sun protection)
  • T-shirts and/or casual shirts
  • Eyewear - sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear & towel
  • Daypack 25 litres
  • Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including for lips)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre / 2 pint (x2)
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Basic First Aid Kit including the following: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent , and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea

The following items are optional:

  • Shorts
  • Binoculars
  • Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
  • Camera, spare film/memory card and batteries
  • Pen-knife (remember to put all sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Travel clothes
  • Toys / games / a football / kite

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

Visa South Africa

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. You must have 2 blank pages in your passport.

Travelling with children under 18yrs

Parents travelling with children under 18 years will be asked to show the child’s full unabridged birth certificate and where one parent is accompanying, proof of parental or legal authority. Please note that they are very strict and they do not accept photocopies of birth certificates. For further details please see the South Africa High Commission in your country. For the UK

NOTE: This is also required if you are transiting through South Africa (e.g. Johannesburg).

You should contact your GP or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hrs through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

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As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

The Cape Town area has a pleasantly warm and generally dry summer season from September through to April. Daytime temperatures will vary between 20 and 27ºC, with night-time temperatures falling to around 15ºC. There is not (usually) a lot of rain during this period. In the Cape Autumn (August-October) temperatures are slightly lower but the wild flower display can be spectacular.

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