6 Day Garden Route & Addo Adventure Tour

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Cape Town South Africa
Length: 1 - 7 Days
End: Cape Town South Africa
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: South Africa

Tour Dates

2021
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From ZAR 9600 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

6 Day Garden Route & Addo Adventure Tour

Join us for the road trip of a lifetime!

Our group adventure tour is a safe and affordable way to explore the Western Cape, Little Karoo, Whale Route, Addo Elephant National Park, and Route 62. The tour has a good mix of nature, culture and adventure, so you can experience the best the Garden Route has to offer. This tour starts & ends in Cape Town/Stellenbosch, and departs every Monday.

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Services of a professional tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • 5 nights’ accommodation (backpacker or guest house options)
  • Dinners and breakfasts (except day 5)
  • Local wine tasting
  • Cango Caves tour
  • Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
  • Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park

PICK UP AND DROP OFF

We will pick you up on Monday at the location of your choice in Cape Town central (central business district, Camps Bay, Sea Point, Green Point, Observatory, Rondebosch), the airport, or Stellenbosch, Strand and Somerset West. Unfortunately, we cannot pick up in areas further from the city, such as Hout Bay, Muizenberg, Constantia, Bloubergstrand, Milnerton. Please contact us if you need to arrange a central meeting point outside of our pick up areas – we would be glad to help you arrange a taxi.

Pick up time is generally between 6:00 – 8:00 am in Cape Town, and around 7:30 in Stellenbosch. We will get in touch with you the weekend before your tour to arrange a specific pick up time. Please allow 15 minutes before or after your designated pickup time, as Monday morning traffic can be unpredictable!

Should a flight delay cause you to miss your pick up, contact us and we will arrange for you to meet up with the group at an additional charge. Unfortunately, we cannot be held liable for travel delays. Your guide will wait for up to 15 minutes after your arranged pick up time, but after that will depart out of fairness to the rest of the guests.

We will drop you off at the end of tour at the same locations (Cape Town central, the airport, or Stellenbosch). Tours typically return between 5:00 – 8:00pm on Saturday evening. Please contact us before booking outward flights on Saturday evening.

Prices are subject to change.

*** Excludes single supplement and any additional activities & meals not set out in the itinerary.

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN – HERMANUS – CAPE AGULHAS

Travel route, distance & time: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas: +/- 249km +/- 3 hours

We depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Monday morning for Hermanus. (Shark cage diving clients will be picked up very early in the morning by the diving operator, and will miss the first half of Day 1 which includes the visit to the African Penguin Colony and Hermanus). We follow the scenic coastal road, stopping at Betties Bay to view a colony of endangered African penguins. You can spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of Hermanus, famous for hundreds of Southern Right Whales during the whale season (July to November) and many shops, restaurants and markets. In the afternoon we will drive on to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa, where we visit a viewpoint known as the “real” place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Penguins at Betties Bay

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Cape Agulhas/Struisbaai, Backpacker twin/double en-suite

Meals

Meals:

Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Shark cage diving, R2880. Whale watching boat trip (in season, July - November), R950

DAY 2: CAPE AGULHAS – OUDTSHOORN

Travel route, distance & time: Cape Agulhas – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn: +/- 330km +/- 4 hours

We travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the spectacular Route 62, which is South Africa’s longest wine route. We will have a lovely lunch and wine tasting at a local winery, before experiencing the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided tour.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Local wine tasting, Cango Caves tour

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Oudtshoorn, Backpacker twin/double en-suite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3: OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNA – SEDGEFIELD

Travel route, distance & time: Oudtshoorn – Wilderness – Knysna – Sedgefield: +/- 144 km +/- 2 hours

After breakfast we head over the marvelous Outeniqua Mountain pass where we will explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy a paddle up the Touw River through indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of bird life. After about 40 minutes, the canoes will be left for a 2km hike along a boardwalk, which will take us to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. After the canoeing, we will head to the famous town of Knysna via the lavish Lake District of the Garden Route. This up-market little town is filled with curios, restaurants and a waterfront, where you will be able to relax and do some shopping. After Knysna we will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some magnificent views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Sedgefield with its expansive views and beaches.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Sedgefield, Backpacker twin/double en-suite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4: SEDGEFIELD- TSITSIKAMMA - ADDO

Travel route, distance & time: Sedgefield – Tsitsikamma – Addo area: +/- 320km +/- 4.5 hours

After breakfast, off to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world’s highest bungee jump bridge (216 meters). There is plenty of time for the adventure seekers among you to test their courage. The late morning will be spent in Tsitsikamma National Park with its unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The park has a wide choice of activities for all, including hiking, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Early afternoon we will leave the Garden Route for Big 5 country, Addo.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Avoca River Cabins, Addo area, Backpacker twin/double en-suite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

216 M Bloukrans bungee jump, R1400. Zip-line Adventure, R695

DAY 5: ADDO – WILDERNESS/MOSSEL BAY

Travel route, distance & time: Addo – Port Elizabeth – Wilderness/Mossel Bay: +/- 415 km +/- 5 hours

We will spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park. We will spend up to 2-3 hours exploring the 28,000-hectare National reserve with approximately 600 elephant and some Cape buffalo, lion, black rhino, warthog, zebra, eland, kudu, hartebeest and many more animals. After an exciting morning of game viewing, we will drive back to the heart of the Garden Route where we will overnight in Wilderness or Mossel Bay.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Entrance and 2-3-hour drive with tour vehicle through Addo Elephant National Park

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Wilderness/Mossel Bay, Backpacker twin/double en-suite

Meals

Meals:

None

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

2-hour open vehicle game drive with Addo field guide, R420.

DAY 6: WILDERNESS /MOSSEL BAY - CAPE TOWN

Travel route, distance & time: Wilderness / Mossel Bay – Cape Town: +/- 450km +/- 4.5 hours

After breakfast, we will stop in Mossel Bay to spend some time on

the spectacular beaches, hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa. The more adventurous can try a 10,000-foot tandem skydive or sandboarding on the longest dune in South Africa. We will arrive back to Cape Town/Stellenbosch in the early evening.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

10,000-foot tandem sky-dive, R3300 (extra R600 for video). Sandboarding the longest dune in South Africa, R500

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