6 Day Garden Route and Addo Safari (Return)

From R 6000

DURATION:

6 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

ENDING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

TOUR TYPE:

ADVENTURE TOUR

TOUR CODE:

ACXGA6

6 Day Garden Route and Addo Safari (Return)

The classic Cape town to Addo Elephant National park adventure tour.

Departing every Saturday, you will head along the stunning R44 coastal road to Hermanus and Cape Agulhas. The next day sees you traveling along the garden route to Sedgefield with some exciting adventure activity stops along the way. Day three and you will head inland to Oudtshoorn to experience the Cango Caves and Endangered Wildlife Ranch. From here you head through Knysna and finally Jeffreys Bay. Plenty of activities are on offer along this route. Today you will leave the surf town of Jeffreys Bay and head to the Garden Routes flagship park, Addo Elephant National Park. Your final day is spent in Sedgefield before heading back to Cape Town where this tour will end.

This tour is also offered as a 5 day tour which will end in Port Elizabeth.

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6 Day Garden Route and Addo Safari (Return)

Day 1

Cape Town to Cape Agulhas

Departing Cape Town at 8:30 am and Stellenbosch at 9:30 am, our exciting journey begins today as we join the world famous whale route in Gordons Bay for a stunning drive along the picturesque R44 mountain pass overlooking False Bay to the vibrant coastal town of Hermanus. After an opportunity to take some photographs and a picnic lunch on the seafront, we continue to Birkenhead Brewery to sample some fine beers before moving on to the southernmost tip of Africa in Cape Agulhas National Park.

After a visit to the lookout point we make our way to the harbour where there is an option to embark on an exciting ski-boat cruise to search for dolphin and whales (June to November). After our cruise we take a walk back to our accommodation along “Die Plaat”, the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere. This day is designed to be a relaxing one for you to get to know your fellow travellers, to get used to travelling in our vehicle and to settle into the comfortable routine of life on tour.

Meals Included: none (Dinner on own account)

Included Highlights: Land Based Whale Watching in Hermanus, Shopping Beer, wine tasting at Birkenhead Brewery

Optional Activities: Shark cage diving (to be pre-booked) 

Day 2

Cape Agulhas to Sedgefield

After breakfast overlooking the ocean in Sedgefield, we start our journey back to Cape Town. For our first stop we will enjoy some fun with a canopy tour, experience the thrill of crossing rope bridges, wobbly crossings and zip wires high up in the trees. We then visit an Aloe factory in Albertinia and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass. We arrive in Cape Town late Thursday afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Activities: Treetop Adventure and Zipline

Day 3

Oudtshoorn Day Trip

We begin the day with a drive over the picturesque Outeniqua mountain range into the semi desert region of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn is situated in a beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains, and offers the wildlife and adventure enthusiast loads to choose from!

The Cango Caves will be the first stop and here we’ll embark on a 1-hour guided tour of the cave system to view its massive caverns and a wonderland of stalactite and stalagmite formations, millions of years old. Cango Caves is a world heritage site and one of the great wonders of the natural world. If you enjoy spelunking and don’t mind trying to squeeze through some smaller gaps, then you are also welcome to take the 1.5-hour adventure tour!

Next is an option to view and ride ostriches on a working ostrich farm, or go on a guided tour of the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch for an opportunity to pet cheetah, cage dive with crocodiles and view many rare and endangered animal species.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Included Highlights: Standard or adventure guided tour of Cango Caves OR Cango Endangered Wildlife ranch

Optional Activities: Tour of a working Ostrich farm + riding (weight restriction apply to riders)

Day 4

Sedgefield to Jeffrey’s Bay

This morning we drive through Knysna on our way to the Crags where you have a number of options to choose from:

  1. Elephant Sanctuary where you learn about, and interact with orphaned elephants.
  2. Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area.

Our next stop is the World’s highest commercial Bungee Jump at 216 meters where you have the opportunity to experience this adrenalin pumping activity. Finally, to end the day we take a beautiful walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma National Park to the Storms river swing bridges before we head to the famous surfing town of Jeffrey’s Bay where we stay at a backpackers directly on the beach.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Included Highlights: Tsitsikamma Forest

Optional Activities: Elephant Sanctuary OR Monkeyland, Bloukrans bungee jump (216m), Bloukrans Bridge walking tour

Day 5

Jeffrey’s Bay – Addo National Park – Sedgefield

There are 2 options to choose from this morning.

  1. Sleep in and take some time in the morning to explore the towns many surf factory shops, or go for a surf lesson in one of the most famous surf spots on earth.
  2. Wake up early and head to Addo Elephant National park where we go on a morning game drive to view the multitudes of wild animals. Addo is home to the Big 5 and it also has the highest concentration of African Elephants in the world!

We then take a relaxed drive back towards Sedgefield for the night. If there is time available we will visit the famous Knysna Heads for some absolutely amazing pictures where the ocean meets the inlet to the Knysna Lagoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Activities:  Surf Lessons, Shopping OR Addo Game Drive

Day 6

Sedgefield to Cape Town

After a relaxing breakfast we start driving inland again, this time towards the famed Garden Route.
After a scenic drive we begin a beautiful canoe trip down one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to a stunning waterfall. We finish off the day with some beach time down at Myoli Beach.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Highlights: Canoe trip & hike to waterfall

Dorm Accommodation – R6000
Single Private Accommodation – R7500
Double Private Accommodation – R7000pp

Includes:

Accommodation, Guides, Breakfast & Dinners, Beer/Wine Tasting, Tsitsikamma National Park, Canoe trip and waterfall hike, big five safari, Cango Caves OR Cango Wildlife Ranch.

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 Garden Route and Addo Safari (Return)

R6,000.00

The classic Cape town to Addo Elephant National park adventure tour.

Departing every Saturday, you will head along the stunning R44 coastal road to Hermanus and Cape Agulhas. The next day sees you traveling along the garden route to Sedgefield with some exciting adventure activity stops along the way. Day three and you will head inland to Oudtshoorn to experience the Cango Caves and Endangered Wildlife Ranch. From here you head through Knysna and finally Jeffreys Bay. Plenty of activities are on offer along this route. Today you will leave the surf town of Jeffreys Bay and head to the Garden Routes flagship park, Addo Elephant National Park. Your final day is spent in Sedgefield before heading back to Cape Town where this tour will end.

This tour is also offered as a 5 day tour which will end in Port Elizabeth.

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Day 1

Cape Town to Cape Agulhas

Departing Cape Town at 8:30 am and Stellenbosch at 9:30 am, our exciting journey begins today as we join the world famous whale route in Gordons Bay for a stunning drive along the picturesque R44 mountain pass overlooking False Bay to the vibrant coastal town of Hermanus. After an opportunity to take some photographs and a picnic lunch on the seafront, we continue to Birkenhead Brewery to sample some fine beers before moving on to the southernmost tip of Africa in Cape Agulhas National Park.

After a visit to the lookout point we make our way to the harbour where there is an option to embark on an exciting ski-boat cruise to search for dolphin and whales (June to November). After our cruise we take a walk back to our accommodation along “Die Plaat”, the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere. This day is designed to be a relaxing one for you to get to know your fellow travellers, to get used to travelling in our vehicle and to settle into the comfortable routine of life on tour.

Meals Included: none (Dinner on own account)

Included Highlights: Land Based Whale Watching in Hermanus, Shopping Beer, wine tasting at Birkenhead Brewery

Optional Activities: Shark cage diving (to be pre-booked) 

Day 2

Cape Agulhas to Sedgefield

After breakfast overlooking the ocean in Sedgefield, we start our journey back to Cape Town. For our first stop we will enjoy some fun with a canopy tour, experience the thrill of crossing rope bridges, wobbly crossings and zip wires high up in the trees. We then visit an Aloe factory in Albertinia and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass. We arrive in Cape Town late Thursday afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Activities: Treetop Adventure and Zipline

Day 3

Oudtshoorn Day Trip

We begin the day with a drive over the picturesque Outeniqua mountain range into the semi desert region of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn is situated in a beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains, and offers the wildlife and adventure enthusiast loads to choose from!

The Cango Caves will be the first stop and here we’ll embark on a 1-hour guided tour of the cave system to view its massive caverns and a wonderland of stalactite and stalagmite formations, millions of years old. Cango Caves is a world heritage site and one of the great wonders of the natural world. If you enjoy spelunking and don’t mind trying to squeeze through some smaller gaps, then you are also welcome to take the 1.5-hour adventure tour!

Next is an option to view and ride ostriches on a working ostrich farm, or go on a guided tour of the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch for an opportunity to pet cheetah, cage dive with crocodiles and view many rare and endangered animal species.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Included Highlights: Standard or adventure guided tour of Cango Caves OR Cango Endangered Wildlife ranch

Optional Activities: Tour of a working Ostrich farm + riding (weight restriction apply to riders)

Day 4

Sedgefield to Jeffrey’s Bay

This morning we drive through Knysna on our way to the Crags where you have a number of options to choose from:

  1. Elephant Sanctuary where you learn about, and interact with orphaned elephants.
  2. Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area.

Our next stop is the World’s highest commercial Bungee Jump at 216 meters where you have the opportunity to experience this adrenalin pumping activity. Finally, to end the day we take a beautiful walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma National Park to the Storms river swing bridges before we head to the famous surfing town of Jeffrey’s Bay where we stay at a backpackers directly on the beach.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Included Highlights: Tsitsikamma Forest

Optional Activities: Elephant Sanctuary OR Monkeyland, Bloukrans bungee jump (216m), Bloukrans Bridge walking tour

Day 5

Jeffrey’s Bay – Addo National Park – Sedgefield

There are 2 options to choose from this morning.

  1. Sleep in and take some time in the morning to explore the towns many surf factory shops, or go for a surf lesson in one of the most famous surf spots on earth.
  2. Wake up early and head to Addo Elephant National park where we go on a morning game drive to view the multitudes of wild animals. Addo is home to the Big 5 and it also has the highest concentration of African Elephants in the world!

We then take a relaxed drive back towards Sedgefield for the night. If there is time available we will visit the famous Knysna Heads for some absolutely amazing pictures where the ocean meets the inlet to the Knysna Lagoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Activities:  Surf Lessons, Shopping OR Addo Game Drive

Day 6

Sedgefield to Cape Town

After a relaxing breakfast we start driving inland again, this time towards the famed Garden Route.
After a scenic drive we begin a beautiful canoe trip down one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to a stunning waterfall. We finish off the day with some beach time down at Myoli Beach.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Highlights: Canoe trip & hike to waterfall

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