5 Day Best of Garden Route Tour (One Way)

From R 6600

DURATION:

5 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

ENDING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

TOUR TYPE:

ADVENTURE TOUR

TOUR CODE:

AESBG5

stunning view of mountains

Every Monday of the week this 5-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. Day 4 we make our way to Addo, stopping at Tsitsikamma National Park along the way. On our final day we will do a game drive in Addo Elephant Park and get the chance to see the big 5. So are you up for a week full of adventure and beautiful views? Book with us now!

This trip is also available as a 6 day tour that returns to Cape Town.

 
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5 Day Best of Garden Route Tour (One Way)

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 more than 600 elephant, 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 to Port Elizabeth, where the tour will end at approximately 12:30-1:30pm.
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

Backpacker dorm R 6600
Backpacker twin/double R 7750
Backpacker twin/double en-suite R 8050
Backpacker single R 8450
Backpacker single room en-suite R 8800
Guesthouse upgrade twin/double R 9000
Guesthouse upgrade single R 9800

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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5 Day Best of Garden Route Tour (One Way)

R6,600.00

Every Monday of the week this 5-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. Day 4 we make our way to Addo, stopping at Tsitsikamma National Park along the way. On our final day we will do a game drive in Addo Elephant Park and get the chance to see the big 5. So are you up for a week full of adventure and beautiful views? Book with us now!

This trip is also available as a 6 day tour that returns to Cape Town.

 

Product Description

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 more than 600 elephant, 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 to Port Elizabeth, where the tour will end at approximately 12:30-1:30pm.
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

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