6 Day Garden Route and Addo Safari (Return)

From R 8200

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.

6 Day Garden Route and Addo Safari (Return)

Day 1

Cape Town to Struisbaai

Overberg, Whale Route, Cape Agulhas

Departing Cape Town from around 8:00 am (Stellenbosch around 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 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 back to our accommodation along “Die Plaat”, the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere (if time allows). 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 & paid) 

Day 2

Struisbaai to Sedgefield

Zipline Obstacle course, Quad Biking, Myoli Beach

After breakfast, we start driving inland again, this time towards the famed Garden Route! You have the opportunity today to enjoy some fun with either a canopy tour, experience the thrill of crossing rope bridges, wobbly crossings and zip wires high up in the trees OR some Quad Biking.

We finish off the day with some beach time down at Myoli Beach.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Activities: Treetop Obstacle Course & Zipline (not in winter) OR Quad Bike

Day 3

Oudtshoorn Day Trip

Little Karoo, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves

After breakfast we head into the semi-arid Little Karoo along the scenic Route 62 driving to the town of Oudtshoorn, known as the ostrich capital of the world, it is situated in a beautiful, fertile valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains. Here you can choose between:

  1. The Cango Caves where we will 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. Or 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!
    OR
  2. If caves are not for you, then you will be able to visit an Endangered Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary, home to many local and exotic endangered species.

Next is an option to visit an Ostrich Show Farm to learn more about the industry and a chance to get up close.

We then head over the Outeniqua Mountains again back to Sedgefield where we spend the night again.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Included Highlights: Cango Caves (Adventure or Standard Tour) OR Endangered Wildlife Rehabilitation

Optional Activities: Tour of an Ostrich farm

Day 4

Sedgefield to Jeffrey’s Bay

Bloukrans Bungy, Elephants Bush Walk & Tsitsikamma National Park

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

  1. Visit a sanctuary for orphaned elephants where you have the option to learn about these gentle giants and go on an Elephant Bush Walk
    OR
  2. Visit a Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area

Our next stop is the World’s highest commercial Bungy Jump at 216 meters where you have the opportunity to experience this adrenalin pumping activity. After an adrenaline rush at the bungee we take a walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma National Park to the Storms river swing bridges before we head to the famous surfing town of Jeffreys Bay where we stay at a backpackers directly on the beach.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Included Highlights: Tsitsikamma National Park

Optional Activities: Elephant Bush Walk OR Monkey Sanctuary, Bloukrans bungy jump (216m), Bloukrans Bridge walking tour

Day 5

Jeffrey’s Bay to Addo Elephant National Park

Game Drive (Addo), Surfing / Shopping time (Jeffrey’s bay)

There are 2 options to choose from this morning.

  1. Sleep in and take some time in the morning to explore the town’s many surf factory shops, or go for a surf lesson in one of the most famous surf spots on earth.
    OR
  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: Addo Game Drive with SANP (morning) OR Surf Lessons, Shopping

Day 6

Sedgefield to Cape Town

Return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass

After breakfast 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 then visit an Aloe factory in Albertina and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass. We arrive in Cape Town late Thursday afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Highlights: Canoeing & Hike in Wilderness, Aloe Factory

Dorm Accommodation – R8 200pp
Single Private Accommodation – R11 200pp
Double Private Accommodation – R10 200

Includes:

  • All accommodation + bedding
  • All transport in bus
  • Qualified and registered tour guide
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner Overnight in Cape Agulhas
  • Beer/Wine tasting in Hermanus
  • Cango Caves OR Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Addo Entrance & Game Drive with Cape to Addo Guide
  • Overnight in Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Knysna Heads
  • Wilderness National Park Canoeing & Hike
  • Aloe Factory visit

    Excludes:

  • All Drinks on tour**
  • Shark Cage Dive (Gansbaai)
  • Game drive with SANP (Addo NP)
  • Bloukrans Bungy Jump and/or Bridge walking tour (Tsitsikamma)
  • Elephant Bush Walk and/or Monkey Sanctuary (The Crags)
  • Surfboard & wetsuit rental (Jeffrey’s Bay)
  • Ostrich Farm(Oudtshoorn)
  • 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)

    R8,200.00

    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.

    Description

    Day 1

    Cape Town to Struisbaai

    Overberg, Whale Route, Cape Agulhas

    Departing Cape Town from around 8:00 am (Stellenbosch around 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 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 back to our accommodation along “Die Plaat”, the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere (if time allows). 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 & paid) 

    Day 2

    Struisbaai to Sedgefield

    Zipline Obstacle course, Quad Biking, Myoli Beach

    After breakfast, we start driving inland again, this time towards the famed Garden Route! You have the opportunity today to enjoy some fun with either a canopy tour, experience the thrill of crossing rope bridges, wobbly crossings and zip wires high up in the trees OR some Quad Biking.

    We finish off the day with some beach time down at Myoli Beach.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Activities: Treetop Obstacle Course & Zipline (not in winter) OR Quad Bike

    Day 3

    Oudtshoorn Day Trip

    Little Karoo, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves

    After breakfast we head into the semi-arid Little Karoo along the scenic Route 62 driving to the town of Oudtshoorn, known as the ostrich capital of the world, it is situated in a beautiful, fertile valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains. Here you can choose between:

    1. The Cango Caves where we will 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. Or 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!
      OR
    2. If caves are not for you, then you will be able to visit an Endangered Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary, home to many local and exotic endangered species.

    Next is an option to visit an Ostrich Show Farm to learn more about the industry and a chance to get up close.

    We then head over the Outeniqua Mountains again back to Sedgefield where we spend the night again.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights: Cango Caves (Adventure or Standard Tour) OR Endangered Wildlife Rehabilitation

    Optional Activities: Tour of an Ostrich farm

    Day 4

    Sedgefield to Jeffrey’s Bay

    Bloukrans Bungy, Elephants Bush Walk & Tsitsikamma National Park

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

    1. Visit a sanctuary for orphaned elephants where you have the option to learn about these gentle giants and go on an Elephant Bush Walk
      OR
    2. Visit a Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area

    Our next stop is the World’s highest commercial Bungy Jump at 216 meters where you have the opportunity to experience this adrenalin pumping activity. After an adrenaline rush at the bungee we take a walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma National Park to the Storms river swing bridges before we head to the famous surfing town of Jeffreys Bay where we stay at a backpackers directly on the beach.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights: Tsitsikamma National Park

    Optional Activities: Elephant Bush Walk OR Monkey Sanctuary, Bloukrans bungy jump (216m), Bloukrans Bridge walking tour

    Day 5

    Jeffrey’s Bay to Addo Elephant National Park

    Game Drive (Addo), Surfing / Shopping time (Jeffrey’s bay)

    There are 2 options to choose from this morning.

    1. Sleep in and take some time in the morning to explore the town’s many surf factory shops, or go for a surf lesson in one of the most famous surf spots on earth.
      OR
    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: Addo Game Drive with SANP (morning) OR Surf Lessons, Shopping

    Day 6

    Sedgefield to Cape Town

    Return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass

    After breakfast 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 then visit an Aloe factory in Albertina and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass. We arrive in Cape Town late Thursday afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Included Highlights: Canoeing & Hike in Wilderness, Aloe Factory

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