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You’ll explore this coastal paradise with an experienced guide: hike in old-growth forests, see endangered animals in wildlife reserves, canoe through pristine waters and relax on white sand beaches. A combination of guided tours and optional activities allows you to tailor this trip to your taste for adventure.HighlightsFree hotel pickup and drop-off includedGet off the beaten track in a 4x4Get up-close to native wildlifeLed by a local guideWhat You Can ExpectSouth Africa’s Garden Route has an incredible variety of topography and natural beauty. This tour provides you with many opportunities to explore this coastal region where you can see magnificent and increasingly rare animal life and challenge yourself with adrenaline-fueled fun (if you choose). You’ll visit three national parks, several animal preserves, and the famous surf beaches of Jeffreys Bay. Have the option to bungee jump and zipline. Get a close look at lions, elephants, ostriches and other animals; hike through lush forests to coastal viewpoints; and swim and canoe along pristine ocean and rivers. Your tour includes round-trip transportation by deluxe mini coach, four nights of accommodation in 3-star hotels or budget accommodation and guided visits to many attractions. Throughout your journey, your guide will provide informative commentary on the places you visit and the wildlife you see. Some meals are included, and your guide can recommend great places for you to eat (own expense) along the tour. For a detailed schedule of each day, see the Itinerary section below.ItineraryDay 1: Cape Town – Wilderness National Park – WildernessAfter pickup from your Cape Town hotel, you’ll travel in a comfortable minicoach for approximately five hours, with lunch and plenty of rest stops along the way. Your friendly guide will answer any questions you may have about your 5-day Garden Route tour, a route filled with outdoor adventures and wildlife encounters in gorgeous and varied landscapes. You’ll head down the road to Wilderness National Park. Take to the water on a 2-hour canoe ride with a professional guide, paddling on a calm river that winds through lush forests and mountains. After gliding through this paradise, you’ll hop back in your van for a 30-minute drive to your hotel for the night. Have the evening at your leisure to rest and enjoy the ambiance of the South African coast. Overnight: 4-Star or 3-Star Guest House B&B or Backpackers budget accommodation option in the Wilderness area Day 2: Knysna – Tsitsikamma – Jeffreys Bay Have breakfast at your accommodation and then drive to the lively town of Knysna. Your guide will take you on an easy walk to the Knysna Heads, two eye-catching sandstone cliffs that flank the mouth of the Knysna lagoon. Snap photos of the stunning views from the lookout points along the path. Then you’ll re-board the minicoach for an hour’s drive to the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge. Standing 709 feet (216 meters) above the Bloukrans River, the arch bridge is the ideal place to bungee jump! If you don’t want to participate in this optional activity (own expense), you can enjoy vicarious thrills by watching the bungee jumpers take the plunge. Once you catch your breath, enjoy lunch at the jump site. After lunch, a short 30-minute drive brings you to the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park where you’ll take a 2-hour guided walk along shady forest paths set against a dramatic coastal landscape. After the walk, you’ll have the option to do a waterfall zipline (own expense) across the nearby Kruis River. The eight ziplines--the longest is 692 feet (211 meters)--zigzag across the river gorge, in some places as high as 164 feet (50 meters) above the water! When you have finished exploring Tsitsikamma National Park, you'll continue one hour by minicoach to Jeffreys Bay--also known as J-bay--famous for its beaches, marine life and for being one of the world’s top surfing spots. You’ll have the evening to spend at your leisure and enjoy the atmosphere of Jeffreys Bay. Overnight: 4-Star or 3-Star Guest House B&B or Backpackers budget accommodation option in Jeffreys Bay Day 3: Jeffreys Bay – Addo Elephant National Park – Jeffreys Bay Get an early morning start for a day trip to Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa. It's home to over 550 elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, and the Addo flightless dung beetle. The park is notable for having the largest remaining population of wild elephants on the planet. You’ll start the day with a safari tour in your minicoach, with knowledgeable park guides along to spot elephants and explain their behavior and habits. You may get lucky and see buffalo and other big animals, and witness the dung beetles keeping the park tidy! In the afternoon, you’ll return to Jeffreys Bay and have time to relax on the beach. You can try surfing (own expense) in one of the world's most famous surf spots! You can also check out the Billabong, Rip Curl and Quicksilver factory shops in town for excellent deals on surf gear and beach clothing. Overnight: 4-Star or 3-Star Guest House B&B or Backpackers budget accommodation option in Jeffreys Bay Day 4: Jeffreys Bay – Oudtshoorn After breakfast, you’ll travel approximately four hours on the famous Route 62 to get to Oudtshoorn, where ostriches have been raised on farms for more than a century. You’ll visit a working ostrich farm where you learn about these fascinating flightless birds – the heaviest fowl in the world – and see their enormous eggs and nests.After getting familiar with the ostriches, you’ll drive to the nearby Cango Caves. Located in a limestone ridge parallel to the picturesque Swartberg mountains, the caves include over 2.5 miles (4 km) of dripstone caverns, with vast halls and towering formations of stalactites and stalagmites. You’ll walk through some of this subterranean wonderland with your guide on a 2-hour tour of the caves. You’ll have the evening to spend at leisure in Oudtshoorn. As you explore the town, note the grand houses that were built in the late 1800s when the booming ostrich feather trade brought riches to the area's 'feather barons.' Overnight: 4-Star or 3-Star Guest House B&B or Backpackers budget accommodation option in Oudshoorn Day 5: Oudtshoorn – Cape Town After breakfast, you’ll have the option to take part in a 45-minute ‘meet the elephants’ experience (own expense). You can also feed and interact with these huge noble creatures and learn about orphaned elephants. Return to the wild for an optional morning bush game drive (at own expense). Spot wildlife from the safety of a 4x4 vehicle in their natural habitat on a malaria-free private game reserve. Led by an experienced game ranger you’ll search for animals rarely seen in Addo - including Hippo, Giraffe, Rhino and Springbok to name a few. After spending the morning with the wildlife, you can relax in the minicoach as you return to Cape Town along Route 62. You’ll pass through breathtaking scenery and have plenty of rest stops before reaching Cape Town in the evening to end your tour. Cancellation Policy Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service. Customer Reviews clayton j 26-Aug-2017 This trip was first rate in every respect. The tour included plenty of activity, as well as spectacular viewing of animals and terrain. Most especially, our guide was as good as any I have ever had. He was knowledgeable, humorous, patient, and very concerned for all members of the party, their comfort, and enjoyment. Across the board I cannot imagine any aspect of this trip that I would have changed. Thank you for a wonderful South Africa experience! carol k 28-Jul-2017 The 5 day Garden Tour was wonderful. Our multi-national, multi-age tour group meshed well, was relaxed and fun all the way through. The accommodations were excellent with lovely rooms and terrific food. Our phenomenal tour guide, Maudi, was organized, knowledgeable, patient and fun. I feel very fortunate to have had his expertise in the whole process. I can't imagine how the tour could have been managed in a more professional manner. Each experience from observing the animals, viewing such beautiful landscapes and making new friends was terrific. Overall, the trip to South Africa was spectacular. Rebecca P 28-Jun-2017 The trip was amazing and a great way to see loads of places in a short space of time my friend tells me we would have driven over 2000km on the round trip!. It was all extremely well-organised, including visits to lots of well-known places along the route as well as a few added extras. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable- it was clear that my particular driver there were 3 minibuses doing the same trip was well-known and well-loved and respected at places we stopped along the way. The minibus was clean and comfortable and our guide was really accommodating of all of us, whether it was supporting dietary requirements, organising drop-offs, stopping for toilet breaks on request, organising meals both those included in the trip and those that were not or efficiently organising the included and additional activities. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a quick, convenient and quite personal way to see parts of South Africa! Mell O 23-Apr-2017 Definitely do this. This tour is jam packed with lots of various activities! I loved it and I got to see a huge chunk of South Africa. From Ziplining, to Bungy jumping, to riding ostriches, walking lions, I could go on and on. Must do! inaiate 06-Mar-2017 Amazing experience with a really great guide. It was exciting, adventurous and with a diversity of experiences. Highly recommend it Please wait... Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next DetailsInclusionsHotel pickup and drop-offDriver/guideTransport by minibusBreakfast included if 3* or 4* accommodation chosen4 nights accommodationEntrance fees to Addo Elephant, Wilderness and Tsitsikamma National ParksEntrance fee to Wilderness CanoeingTour of Addo Elephant National ParkStandard or Adventure tour of Ostrich Farm and Cango CavesExclusionsAdditional food and drinksOptional activites as per itineraryGratuities (optional)Additional InfoConfirmation will be received at time of bookingMinimum age is 12 yearsChildren between 12 and 17 must be accompanied by an adultSome optional activities on this tour require a moderate level of fitnessAccording to availability at time of booking, accommodation will be in the mentioned hotel or in one of a similar standard and star ratingIt is recommended that you bring: comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, sun hat, jacket for cooler evenings, beach towel and swimming costumeThe exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, run in reverse orderVoucher infoYou can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.Departure PointYour centrally located Cape Town hotelDeparture TimeBetween 7am to 8am: you can verify the exact pick-up time set for your specific pickup address with the local supplier a day before the tour depart.Duration5 daysReturn DetailsReturns to original departure point between 8-10pm on day 5 Tour Options 3-Star Single Room Code: 5600GARDEN5DSINGLE Overnight accommodation in a 3-star single room and en suite private bathroom facilities. 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