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Overview

Experience the road trip of a lifetime along South Africa's stunning Garden Route. Visit incredible locations such as the Cape Agulhas, ride a canoe in the Wilderness National Park, enjoy a craft beer and local wine tasting, hike in the Tsitsikamma National Park, relax in South Africa's amazing beaches and participate in a real safari at the Addo Elephant National Park.

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach


  • What You Can Expect

    The 6-Day Garden Route and Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town is a fast-paced, adventure-packed tour showcasing the best of what the African continent has to offer.

    Start your trip by visiting a colony of endangered African Penguins in Betties Bay and enjoy lunch in Hermanus, a location where many Southern Right Whales are spotted. Spend the night in Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of the African continent, and savor a traditional South African stew for supper.

    Continue your journey by crossing the mountains towards the Little Karoo and sample local wine before heading on to explore the Cango Caves. Spend the night in Oudtshoorn and sample ostrich kebabs for supper.

    Explore the Wilderness National Park on the Touw River in a canoe. Visit the famous seaside town of Knysna and spend the night in Myoli Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Travel to the beautifully located Tsitsikamma National Park and enjoy some leisure time. Explore the Eastern Cape and spend the night in a working citrus farm. Continue your journey the next day by spending the morning on a game drive in the Addo Elephant National Park and spend the night in the beautiful seaside town of Wilderness or Mossel Bay.

    On the last day of your tour, continue on to the Garden Route town of Mossel Bay to witness all the beauty the region has to offer. Conclude your journey back in Cape Town.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Monday

    Visit a colony of endangered African Penguins in Betties Bay, followed by lunch in Hermanus. Hermanus is known for being a location where you can see Southern Right Whales who are usually spotted from July to November. Continue your journey on to Cape Agulhas, the furthest Southern point of the African continent. Spend the night in Cape Agulhas and enjoy a traditional potjie (South African stew) for supper.

    Day 2: Tuesday

    Cross the mountains towards the Little Karoo, a semi-desert area with a very different landscape from the coastline. Sample craft beer and local wine in the area and continue on to explore the Cango Caves. Spend the night in Oudshoorn, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, and sample ostrich kebabs for supper.

    Day 3: Wednesday

    Venture back to the coastline and experience a canoe ride through the Wilderness National Park and the Touw River. Explore the park and it's native forest, waterfall and rock pools. In the afternoon, visit the famous seaside town of Knysna, enjoy lunch or shopping at the Knysna Waterfront. Enjoy a typical African barbeque for dinner and spend the night in Myoli Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Day 4: Thursday

    Travel to the Tsitsikamma National Park, known for its beautiful coastline by the Indian Ocean and native forest. Feel free to take some leisure time for hiking, crossing a suspension bridge, swimming or simply enjoying a drink overlooking the ocean. In the afternoon, explore the Eastern Cape, and spend the night in a working citrus farm.

    Day 5: Friday

    Spend the morning on a game drive in the Addo Elephant National Park, home to amazing wildlife such as lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and more than 600 elephants. Continue your journey by heading back to the Garden Route and spend the night in the beautiful seaside town of Wilderness.

    Day 6: Saturday

    Enjoy breakfast in the popular George Farmer's Market and continue on to the Garden Route town of Mossel Bay. Relax by the region's beautiful beaches, hike the St.Blaize trail or visit the Diaz Muesum. Conclude the tour back in Central Cape Town.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

Carey D

25-Apr-2016

We had a great time! The backpacker lodges were nicer than expected and had cool atmospheres.

ghislaine D

18-Apr-2016

Fantastic trip : a large variety of landscapes, a small group very pleasant and a guide very nice and dévoted to all of us.

Daniel M

01-Apr-2016

A once in a lifetime experience! Friendly tour guide with amazing group of people. The scenery is breathtaking and the accomidation is in great locations, the activities are thrilling. Fantastic calue for money.

Maria Elisabeth W

29-Dec-2015

Very wel organized 6 day trip. Super enthusiastic tour guide! Good accommodations, good food, etc...

Joseph R

28-Dec-2015

Great group to travel with and a great tour guide, Charlene. Sometimes I prefer chilling out a bit more but this is a whiz bang tour to see and do as much in 6 days as possible. Well organized and it covers a lot of beautiful South Africa in a relatively short time.

Details


Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast (except Day 5)
  • Dinner (except Day 5)
  • Craft beer and local wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local, professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Drinks
    • Lunch
    • Optional activities (see itinerary for options)

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
      • Minimum age is 18 years, maximum recommended age is 65 (average guest age is 34)
      • This is an active tour. It is best suited towards those who like to be on the move, and can comfortably walk, carry luggage, get in and out of the vehicle frequently, etc.
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • The supplier reserves the right to change itinerary, accommodation, and transport along the way should circumstances dictate
      • Please note: You must reconfirm your pick up location directly with the supplier, refer to voucher for further information
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • Please note that this itinerary is sometimes done in a different order

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Central locations in Cape Town, Cape Town International Airport, or Stellenbosch.

        Departure Time

        Between 6:00am and 9:00am

        Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

        Duration

        6 days


Tour Options

Backpacker dorm accommodation

Code: TG1

Accommodation at a backpackers in a dorm room. Multiple guests share one room and bathroom. Number of guests per room varies, ranging between 3 and 12. All bedding and towels are provided.
Starting From 36851
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Backpacker twin/dbl standard

Code: TG2

Accommodation in a backpacker private room for two people sharing. Twin rooms have two beds, double rooms have one bed. Bathroom is shared with other guests. All bedding and towels are provided.
Starting From 41924
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Backpacker twin/dbl en suite

Code: TG3

Accommodation in a backpacker private room for two people sharing. Twin rooms have two beds, double rooms have one bed. Bathroom is also private, en suite. All bedding and towels are provided.
Starting From 44595
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Backpacker single standard

Code: TG4

Accommodation in a backpacker private room. Bathroom is shared with other guests. All bedding and towels are provided.
Starting From 46732
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Backpacker single en suite

Code: TG5

Accommodation in a backpacker private room with private bathroom. All bedding and towels are provided.
Starting From 48601
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Guesthouse twin/double

Code: TG6

Accommodation in a 3-4 star standard guesthouse for two people sharing. Twin rooms have two beds, double rooms have one bed. All bathrooms are en suite. All bedding and towels are provided.
Starting From 52339
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Guesthouse single

Code: TG7

Private accommodation in a 3-4 star standard guesthouse. All bathrooms are en suite. All bedding and towels are provided.
Starting From 56612
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