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6-Day Garden Route & Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town

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    Day 1: Cape Town - Hermanus - Southern most tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

    Stop At: Agulhas National Park, 214 Main Rd, Agulhas, Bredasdorp, 7287, South Africa
    We drive through Agulhas National Park en route to the Southern Most tip of Africa
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty's Bay South Africa
    We follow the scenic coastal road, stopping at Betties Bay to view a colony of endangered African penguins.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, South Africa
    We visit the Southernmost Tip of Africa, where the oceans meet
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, Lighthouse Street, L'Agulhas 7285 South Africa
    We drive past the lighthouse on the way to the Southernmost Tip of Africa

    Stop At: Southern Right Charters, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
    Optional activity (July-Nov): Go on a boat trip to see these HUGE creatures up close! This activity takes place over lunchtime on Monday in Hermanus, a town known for the many Southern Right Whales that visit the area during July - November every year.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shark Cage Dive · Marine Dynamics™, 5 Geelbek St, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
    Optional activity: Clients take a one way transfer with the shark company from/to Cape Town and will be collected from/dropped off at the shark offices by their Garden Route guide. It sounds scary, but it's actually a very safe activity - the company provides masks & wetsuits (no scuba), and the cage is attached to the boat, so you are not out in open water. Shark cage diving clients will miss out on a half day of the standard tour, which includes the visit to the Penguin Colony.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Traditional South African Potjie (stew) for dinner
    Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House Accommodation

    Day 2: Cape Agulhas - Tradouw Pass - Barrydale - Cango Caves - Oudtshoorn

    Stop At: The Cango Caves, 328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
    Choose between the Heritage or Adventure tour. Explore the larger chambers of the cave or opt for the adventure tour that takes you through small spaces and tunnels exploring the deeper void spaces.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Karusa Vineyards, Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
    Wine o'clock! Sample some local wines from the Klein Karoo region
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Ronnie's Sex Shop, R62, Barrydale South Africa
    The famous bar on Route 62, Ronnie's Sex Shop

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Tonight we will have a traditional South African braai! You can sample ostrich if you wish. Vegetarian option available
    Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House Accommodation

    Day 3: Oudtshoorn - Outeniqua Pass - Wilderness National Park - Knysna - Sedgefield

    Stop At: Wilderness National Park, Wilderness South Africa
    Explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy a paddle up the Touw River through indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of birdlife. After about 45 minutes, the canoes will be left for a 2km hike along a boardwalk, which will take us to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. We will return the same way, by hiking (2km) and canoeing (45 minutes)
    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Knysna Lagoon, The coast of the city, Knysna 6571 South Africa
    We drive along the Knysna Lagoon when passing Knysna

    Stop At: Knysna Heads, Coney Glen Road, Knysna 6571 South Africa
    We will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some magnificent views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Waterfront Knysna Quays, 21 Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571 South Africa
    Knysna is filled with curios, restaurants and a waterfront, where you will be able to relax and do some shopping.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Cola Beach, Sedgefield, Knysna South Africa
    Our favorite beach on the Garden Route! Join us for sundowners and get up early to see sunrise on this spectacular beach!

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House Accommodation


    Day 4: Sedgefield - Tsitsikamma National Park - Addo

    Stop At: Bloukrans Bridge, N2, Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa
    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.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Storms River Suspension Bridge, Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa
    Tsitsikamma National Park offers a 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.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, Dumbleton Road, Knysna South Africa
    Tsitsikamma National Park offers a 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.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Face Adrenalin, Bloukrans River Bridge, Tsitsikamma, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
    Optional activity: The highest bridge bungy in the WORLD at 216m!!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Sit-down dinner served by our friendly hosts at Avoca River Cabins, a beautiful, family-run citrus farm close to Addo.
    Accommodation included: Avoca River Cabins. This is neither a Guest House nor a Backpackers, but a special experience we include for all guests

    Day 5: Addo - Addo Elephant National Park - Wilderness/Mossel Bay

    Stop At: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
    Included safari in our tour vehicle, 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.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Addo Elephant Park Reception, Aberdeen Plain, South Africa
    Optional activity: Sunrise safari with Addo Park ranger in open safari vehicle.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House Accommodation

    Day 6: Wilderness/Mossel Bay - Cape Town

    Stop At: St. Blaize Trail, Mossel Bay South Africa
    Guests can opt to hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
    Optional activity: Guests can opt to visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, Montagu Street, Mossel Bay South Africa
    You will see the lighthouse overlooking Mossel Bay

    Stop At: Santos Beach, Mossel Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
    Guests can opt to spend some time on the spectacular beaches of Mossel Bay
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Skydive Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay Airport Alwyndal Mossel Bay, Alwyndal, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa
    Optional activity: Jump from a plane at 10 000 feet with coastal, mountain, rivers and forest views
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Not included
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape

    Traveler pickup is offered
    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, or 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 Thursday before your tour to arrange a specific pick up time.

    Airports

    • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Duration
    6 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • 5 nights accommodation
    • Local wine tasting
    • Local, professional guide services in air-conditioned minivan
    • Pickup and drop-off from your address in Cape Town, Stellenbosch or Somerset West
    • Game viewing Safari in Addo Elephant National Park
    • Cango Caves Adventure or Heritage tour
    • Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
    • Southern Most Tip of Africa
    • African Penguins at Bettys Bay
    • Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Stony Point Penguin Colony
    • Entry/Admission - The Cango Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Karusa Vineyards
    • Entry/Admission - Wilderness National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Storms River Suspension Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Addo Elephant National Park
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks
    • Lunch
    • Optional activities (see itinerary for options)
    • Entry/Admission - Southern Right Charters
    • Entry/Admission - Shark Cage Dive · Marine Dynamics™
    • Entry/Admission - Bloukrans Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Face Adrenalin
    • Entry/Admission - Addo Elephant Park Reception
    • Entry/Admission - Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
    • Entry/Admission - Skydive Mossel Bay
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years, but we do allow children as young as 14 permitting they are traveling with a parent/legal guardian. Maximum recommended age is 65 (average guest age is 34)
    • Maximum of 12 Passengers per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • The supplier reserves the right to change itinerary, accommodation, and transport along the way should circumstances dictate
    • Please note: You must reconfirm your pick up location directly with the supplier, refer to voucher for further information
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please note that this itinerary is sometimes done in a different order
    • This tour is best suited towards those who like to be on the move, and can comfortably walk, carry luggage, get in and out of the vehicle frequently, etc.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Would thoroughly recommend this trip - I don’t normally write reviews, but this trip was outstanding - Nick (our guide), was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Capetown, South Africa and the garden route in particular. One word sums it all up - outstanding.
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    I planned this tour as the backbone to my South African holiday. I travelled with a great group of people. The accommodations and experiences were amazing. We toured caves, hiked to waterfalls, canoed, jumped off bridges, wined and dined. This was a great value for all the cool
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    Mast in your list.Its the best what I experienced in so many years of traveling.Everything well organized all you need is to enjoy you trip.zIf you like hiking,canoeing,sunrise and adventure this trip will give you all.
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    Response from Earthstompers, Manager at 6-Day Garden Route & Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi Ludmilla, Thank you for rating your Garden Route experience 5 stars! We really appreciate the review, thank you. We are so glad you had such a good tour! Safe Travels, Cindy & the Earthstompers Team
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    The most amazing tour ever !!!! I have visited 38 countries and the tour was the best I have ever booked. Christine took so much care and attention to all the trips requirements. Once in a lifetime...you won’t regret it ❤️
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    Response from Earthstompers, Manager at 6-Day Garden Route & Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    What a compliment! Wow!!! Thanks very much. We're humbled that we are your best tour ever!! Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback about your tour. We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time and will certainly pass your lovely words on to Christine. Safe Travels, Cindy
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    We absolutely loved the Garden Route six day tour with Rochelle. As first timers to South Africa, native Rochelle was so insightful and excited to share tips and insider knowledge with us. That definitely added to the experience. Our group was great - all ages and backgrounds.
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    Response from Earthstompers, Manager at 6-Day Garden Route & Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Good day, Wow, thanks so much for the awesome review! We are so happy to read that you had such a great time on the Garden Route with guide, Rochelle. It's wonderful to hear how her insider knowledge combined with the varied tour group, made for interesting conversation and a great tour. We are delighted that you enjoyed the balance of activities and free time and that the scenery along the way was enjoyed. Thanks for recommending us. We wish you all the best for the New Year! Safe Travels, Cindy & the Earthstompers Team
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    By: Earthstompers Adventures
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    kevindoran6
    Preston, United Kingdom
    10
    Awesome trip with a fabulous group and Nick - the amazing tourist guide
    Would thoroughly recommend this trip - I don’t normally write reviews, but this trip was outstanding - Nick (our
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    PierinaR3
    10
    Cape Peninsula Private Trip- A fully recommended experience with Khotso
    We took a full day trip on Cape Peninsula with Earthstompers after our very positive experience planning our
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    1nora9
    10
    Great time in South Africa!
    I'm finally back home after the 5 day Garden Route tour. The week was a great experience and I highly recommend it
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    Sherry P
    130
    Great experience with new firends
    I planned this tour as the backbone to my South African holiday. I travelled with a great group of people. The
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    537dess
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    24
    Wonderful experience on the Garden Route
    We are just back after a week on the Garden Route with Earthstompers! I highly recommend this tour to young and
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    Ojasvita888
    10
    Best holiday ever!
    So I decided to extend a work trip into a holiday and booked the 4 days Garden Route Tour. I was travelling solo
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    Martinezsanchezpilar
    10
    Fantastic tour and awesome guide and friend!
    I had a wonderful time going on the Garden Route Tour! Beautiful landscapes, food, activities and all thanks to
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    carlo d
    Budapest, Hungary
    53
    Garden route + Addo private tour, family with little kids! Fantastic!!!
    We had a great time, could not have been any better. Ferne, our guide, is a real star, and we enjoyed every minute
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    MGRubin
    11
    Wowza - Family Trip of a Lifetime!
    We rank Earthstompers and our guide, Rochelle Guows, as top notch! This is the longest family vacation we have
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    11
    Miss
    The tour was well organized, our tour guide friendly, knowledgeable about the area. Every day was well planned out
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    576p_ivis
    Stockholm, Sweden
    11
    Perfect tour
    Go on this tour if you can! Perfect program, good hostels, don’t be afraid to choose back packers double, they’re
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    Resefer3
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    31
    4 day tour
    This was a great tour.Our tour guide christine was absolutely great !I thoroughly enjoyed myself I got to see so
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    Explorer497009
    21
    Ms.Ludmila
    Mast in your list.Its the best what I experienced in so many years of traveling.Everything well organized all you
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    168Caroline
    Banbridge, United Kingdom
    1611
    The best tour ever
    The most amazing tour ever !!!! I have visited 38 countries and the tour was the best I have ever booked.
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    Kmamms
    10
    Amazing Trip with an Amazing Guide!
    We absolutely loved the Garden Route six day tour with Rochelle. As first timers to South Africa, native Rochelle
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