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5-Day Garden Route & Addo Adventure from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

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

Stop At: Agulhas National Park, 214 Main Road, 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 stop 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, known as the "real" place where the Indian and Atlantic 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 (June-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 tour, exploring 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

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

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

Stop At: Tradouw Pass, Barrydale South Africa
Beautiful mountain pass with picturesque views of the river and valleys below
Duration: 15 minutes

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!

Stop At: Eden Adventures, Fairy Knowe Hotel, Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, 6560, South Africa
Canoeing up the Touw River in Wilderness National Park
Duration: 3 hours

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

Day 4: Sedgefield - Tsitsikamma National Park - Addo

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
Hike, relax or have a swim in Tsitsikamma National Park. This Park offers a unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline.
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: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Avoca River Cabins, a beautiful citrus farm in the Eastern Cape

Day 5: Addo - Addo Elephant National Park - Port Elizabeth

Stop At: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Included game drive, exploring Addo Elephant National Park in our tour vehicle. 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

Pass By: Port Elizabeth Beach, Port Elizabeth South Africa
The tour concludes in Port Elizabeth at approximately 1-2pm on Friday afternoon. We can drop you off at the airport for further flights or any address in town, of your choice

Stop At: Addo Elephant Park Reception, Aberdeen Plain, South Africa
Optional Activity: Sunrise Game Drive with Addo National Park Ranger on open safari vehicle. Park with elephant, lion, buffalo, kudu, hartebeest, warthog and many other animals
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
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
5 days
Return Details
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Local, professional tour guide services in air-conditioned minivan
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Cape Town/Stellenbosch
  • African Penguins at Betties Bay
  • Cango Caves Guided Tour
  • Canoeing and Hiking in Wilderness National Park
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Game Viewing in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Visit the southernmost tip of Africa - the "real" place where the Indian & Atlantic oceans meet
  • Route 62
  • Entry/Admission - Stony Point Penguin Colony
  • Entry/Admission - The Cango Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Karusa Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Wilderness National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Eden Adventures
  • Entry/Admission - Storms River Suspension Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Addo Elephant National Park
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities (per itinerary)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast on day 1 & day 5 /Dinner day 5
  • Entry/Admission - Southern Right Charters
  • Entry/Admission - Shark Cage Dive · Marine Dynamics™
  • Entry/Admission - Face Adrenalin
  • Entry/Admission - Addo Elephant Park Reception
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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 accept travelers as young as 14, permitting they are traveling with their parent/legal guardian; maximum recommended age is 65 (average guest age is 34)
  • This is an active tour. It 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.
  • We are able to cater for vegetarian & vegan diets
  • All tours are conducted in English
  • Return tour option to Cape Town is available
  • Please note pick-up reconfirmation is required, refer to voucher for details
  • Please note that this itinerary is sometimes done in a different order
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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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The tour was organized perfectly with all the major sightseeings covered with enough time to enjoy. The tour guide (Wendy) is such a great girl and always ready to help and have fun with. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to experience the Garden route in SA!
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I really enjoyed the tour and all the activities and sights we got to do. Our tour guide Nick was great and through him we got to know the country and culture even better. All the backpackers were really nice places and the food that was cooked for us was amazing. I can
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This is an amazing tour, where you can see many unforgettable wonders of nature, small and big cities, people, animals, wineries, once in a life time. Wendy is the guide you can just dream of. Highly recommended!
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I'm finally back home after the 5 day Garden Route tour. The week was a great experience and I highly recommend it to everyone! I'm an 18 years old solo traveller and enjoyed this trip a lot. Not only our tour guide Christine was absolutely amazing, but also it was really fun to
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Highly recommended!
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Fantastic week trip
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Garden Route Tour with my sister
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Amazing tour!
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Amazing African adventure
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Not to be missed
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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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Great time in South Africa!
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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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Wonderful experience on the Garden Route
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Best holiday ever!
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Fantastic tour and awesome guide and friend!
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Garden route + Addo private tour, family with little kids! Fantastic!!!
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