6 Day Best of Garden Route Tour

From R 6900

DURATION:

6 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

ENDING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

TOUR TYPE:

ADVENTURE TOUR

TOUR CODE:

AESBG6

Sunrise at Struisbaai Beach

Every Monday of the week this 6-day tour to the Addo Elephant National Park leaves from Cape Town. After being picked up from your accommodation in Cape Town, we head up the N2 road towards the Garden Route. The first stop will be Cape Agulhas, taking the scenic route along the Atlantic Ocean and past the penguins at Betty’s Bay. Day 2 will start with a drive over the beautiful route 62 and bring us to Oudtshoorn where we will go on an adventure in the Cango Caves. Day 3 starts with a canoe trip and a hike in Wilderness National park. Next up is Knysna, to enjoy the rest of the day and end the day in Sedgefield. Day 4 we make our way to Addo National park, stopping at Tsitsikamma National Park along the way. The next day is all about the Addo Elephant National Park. During this day we will do a game drive in the park and get the chance to see the big 5. On day 6 the route back starts, but not without visiting some awesome spots along the way.

So are you up for a week full of adventure and beautiful views? Book with us now!

 
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6 Day Best of Garden Route Tour

Day 1

Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas
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). 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.
Meals included:    Dinner
Included activities:    Penguins at Betties Bay, Cape Agulhas
Optional activities:    Shark cage diving, Whale watching boat trip (in season, July – November)

Day 2

Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn
We travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the scenic and 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 adventure tour.
Meals included:    Breakfast and dinner
Included activities:    Local wine tasting, Cango Caves adventure tour

Day 3

Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Sedgefield
After breakfast we head over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain pass where we will explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy an easy paddle up the Touw River through indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of birdlife. 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 spectacular 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 have lunch and do some shopping. After Knysna we will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some spectacular views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Sedgefield with its spectacular views and beaches.
Meals included:    Breakfast and dinner
Included activities:    Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park

Day 4

Sedgefield- Tsitsikamma – Addo
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 afternoon 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 long and short hikes, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Late afternoon we will leave the Garden Route for Big 5 country, Addo.
Meals included:    Breakfast and dinner
Included activities:    Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
Optional activities:    216 M Bloukrans bungee jump, Treetop canopy tour

Day 5

Addo – Wilderness
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 and have sundowners overlooking the spectacular Wilderness Beach.
Meals included:    None
Included activities:    Entrance and 2-3 hour drive with tour vehicle through Addo Elephant National Park
Optional activities:    2-hour open vehicle game drive with Addo field guide

Day 6

Wilderness –Mossel Bay – Cape Town
After breakfast at the popular George Farmers’ Market, 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 sand boarding on the longest dune in South Africa. We will arrive back to Cape Town/Stellenbosch in the early evening.
Meals included:    Breakfast
Optional activities:    10,000 foot tandem skydive, Sand boarding the longest dune in South Africa

Backpacker dorm R 6900
Backpacker twin/double R 7850
Backpacker twin/double en-suite R 8350
Backpacker single R 8750
Backpacker single room en-suite R 9100
Guesthouse upgrade twin/double R 9800
Guesthouse upgrade single R 10600

Includes:

AQualified guide, pick up and drop off, Air-conditioned transport, 5 nights’ accommodation (backpacker or guesthouse options), Dinners and breakfasts (except Day 5) Local wine tasting, Cango Caves adventure tour, Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park, Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park, Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park and Cape Agulhas

Excludes:

Drinks, Optional Activities (See Itinerary)

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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6 Day Best of Garden Route Tour

R6,900.00

Every Monday of the week this 6-day tour to the Addo Elephant National Park leaves from Cape Town. After being picked up from your accommodation in Cape Town, we head up the N2 road towards the Garden Route. The first stop will be Cape Agulhas, taking the scenic route along the Atlantic Ocean and past the penguins at Betty’s Bay. Day 2 will start with a drive over the beautiful route 62 and bring us to Oudtshoorn where we will go on an adventure in the Cango Caves. Day 3 starts with a canoe trip and a hike in Wilderness National park. Next up is Knysna, to enjoy the rest of the day and end the day in Sedgefield. Day 4 we make our way to Addo National park, stopping at Tsitsikamma National Park along the way. The next day is all about the Addo Elephant National Park. During this day we will do a game drive in the park and get the chance to see the big 5. On day 6 the route back starts, but not without visiting some awesome spots along the way.

So are you up for a week full of adventure and beautiful views? Book with us now!

 

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Day 1

Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas
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). 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.
Meals included:    Dinner
Included activities:    Penguins at Betties Bay, Cape Agulhas
Optional activities:    Shark cage diving, Whale watching boat trip (in season, July – November)

Day 2

Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn
We travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the scenic and 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 adventure tour.
Meals included:    Breakfast and dinner
Included activities:    Local wine tasting, Cango Caves adventure tour

Day 3

Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Sedgefield
After breakfast we head over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain pass where we will explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy an easy paddle up the Touw River through indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of birdlife. 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 spectacular 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 have lunch and do some shopping. After Knysna we will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some spectacular views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Sedgefield with its spectacular views and beaches.
Meals included:    Breakfast and dinner
Included activities:    Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park

Day 4

Sedgefield- Tsitsikamma – Addo
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 afternoon 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 long and short hikes, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Late afternoon we will leave the Garden Route for Big 5 country, Addo.
Meals included:    Breakfast and dinner
Included activities:    Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
Optional activities:    216 M Bloukrans bungee jump, Treetop canopy tour

Day 5

Addo – Wilderness
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 and have sundowners overlooking the spectacular Wilderness Beach.
Meals included:    None
Included activities:    Entrance and 2-3 hour drive with tour vehicle through Addo Elephant National Park
Optional activities:    2-hour open vehicle game drive with Addo field guide

Day 6

Wilderness –Mossel Bay – Cape Town
After breakfast at the popular George Farmers’ Market, 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 sand boarding on the longest dune in South Africa. We will arrive back to Cape Town/Stellenbosch in the early evening.
Meals included:    Breakfast
Optional activities:    10,000 foot tandem skydive, Sand boarding the longest dune in South Africa

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