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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! After the safari in the minicoach, you’ll have the option to take a 2-hour game drive (own expense) in a 4x4 vehicle and experience more of the wildlife in the park. Lunch and drinks can be purchased in the park (own expense). 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. You’ll then go to the outskirts of Oudtshoorn to see some of the world’s most endangered animals, including white lions and Bengal tigers, at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. The ranch is also home to pygmy hippos, snakes, crocodiles and more. After a tour with your guide, you’ll have roughly two hours to spend at your leisure. You can arrange to handle a python, or pet a cheetah or tiger cub (own expense). You can even get an underwater look at a crocodile while cage-diving!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 Ann Cresil T 11-Oct-2016 We had a wonderful tour and our tour guide GG is the best. He made sure everything is in order always. I recommend this tour especially for first time in South Africa. Valerio R 14-Jun-2016 I've been in most parts of the world and this tour is, by far, one of my favorites and one of the most memorable. Go and book this one and I promise you that you will an experience of a lifetime! Maheshkumar N. M 11-Feb-2016 This 5 days Garden route trip is very excellent. serranocashman 21-Dec-2015 Very good experience totally recomended. The elephant walk at addo park absolutley incredible Matthew G 18-Jun-2015 This tour was amazing and the guide was very friendly and helpful! Please wait... Previous 1 2 3 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 Canoeing and Cango Wildlife RanchSafari tour 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 booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availabilityMinimum 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. Breakfast included for each overnight stay Starting From 665.88 Check Availability View Pricing Options 3-Star Double Room Code: 5600GARDEN5DDOUBLE Overnight accommodation in a 3-star double room with a double bed and en suite private bathroom facilities. Breakfast included for each overnight stay. Starting From 590.55 Check Availability View Pricing Options 4-Star Single Room Code: 5600GARDEN5D4S Overnight accommodation in 4-star guesthouse single room for 1 person with one bed and en suite private bathroom facilities. Breakfast included for each overnight stay. Starting From 891.86 Check Availability View Pricing Options 4-Star Double Room Code: 5600GARDEN5D4STARD Overnight accommodation in 4-star guesthouse double room for two people sharing one bed with en suite private bathroom facilities. Breakfast included for each overnight stay. Starting From 703.54 Check Availability View Pricing Options Budget Single Room Code: 5600GARDEN5DSINGLEB Overnight accommodation in a budget single room with shared bathroom facilities Starting From 545.36 Check Availability View Pricing Options Budget Double Room Code: 5600GARDEN5DDOUBLEB Overnight accommodation in a budget double room with shared bathroom facilities Starting From 470.04 Check Availability View Pricing Options Budget Dorm Room Code: 5600GARDEN5DBDORM Overnight in Backpacker Dorm room, sharing with a group of travellers with shared bathroom facilities Starting From 379.65 Check Availability View Pricing Options Picture Gallery You have a question ? Special Price for Group ? (Above 9) Subscribe to our newsletter Call Us @ 011 - 30103070 Give Us Your Requirment For Customizble Holiday request and authorize La Vacanza Traval to contact me.