5D/4N Garden Route and Addo tour from Cape Town
5D/4N Garden Route and Addo tour from Cape Town
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Beginner
  • Spoken languages
    English
  • Duration
    4-7 days
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Discover the highlights of South Africa’s legendary Garden Route – including Addo Elephant National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness National Park, and Oudtshoorn on a 5-day tour from Cape Town.

Explore this coastal paradise with an experienced guide. Hike in the old-growth forests, see endangered animals in wildlife reserves, canoe through pristine waters and relax on white sandy beaches. 

Day 1: Cape Town – Wilderness National Park – Sedgefield
In and around Wilderness National Park
Morning pick-up from selected Cape Town city centre or Stellenbosch. Jump into a two-man canoe and row gently down the river in the Wilderness National Park.You'll stay overnight in Sedgefield, Wilderness area.

Day 2: Knysna – Tsitsikamma – Jeffreys Bay
In and around Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park
Visit the Knysna Heads viewing point. Optional waterfall ziplining - zigzag across the river gorge and experience nature from a different angle. Optional bungee jumping - face your fears as you bungee from the world’s highest bungee-jumping bridge. Alternatively continue onward to the Tsitsikamma forest for a leisurely hike through the lush vegetation. Walk along forest trails in Tsitsikamma National Park. You'll stay overnight in Jeffreys Bay.

Day 3: Jeffreys Bay – Addo Elephant National Park – Jeffreys Bay
In and around Addo Elephant National Park
Get up early to explore Addo Elephant National Park in our tour bus (±2 hours). This third-largest national park in South Africa is a world of diversity with varied landscapes of fauna and flora. Home to over 500 elephants and also lions, buffalo, black rhino, hyena, a variety of antelope and in the marine section, great white sharks and southern right whales, which means that this is one of the few reserves in the world that can boast having the Big 7. An additional optional 4x4 game drive with game ranger is also available. Drive back to Jeffreys bay to enjoy some beach time or for local shopping. You'll stay overnight in Jeffreys Bay

Day 4: Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves
In and around Oudtshoorn
Learn more about the world’s largest bird during an ostrich farm visit. Tour deep underground in the Cango Caves. You'll stay overnight in Oudtshoorn. 

Day 5: Oudtshoorn – Cape Town
Get up early for an optional Elephant Bush Walk to learn about these gentle giants in a natural environment. Interact, walk with them as you get to know these orphaned elephants. Travel via Route 62 to reach Cape Town by evening.

minimum 12 y/o
Starting time: 7:00 am,
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

Tour highlights
- Travel along South Africa's scenic Garden Route
- See magnificent landscapes while hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park and canoeing in the Wilderness National Park
- Awe-inspiring views from the Knysna Heads
- Swim, surf or stroll along some of the famous beaches - including Jeffreys Bay, one of the world’s best surfing spots!
- Encounter gentle giants and other wildlife in Addo Elephant National Park
- Visit the ostrich capital of the world
- Explore deep underground in the astounding Cango Caves
- Take part in optional adventure activities; such as bungee jumping, 4x4 Big5 game drive, waterfall zip-lining and walking with elephants.

Meals: 
- Breakfast for each overnight stay is available to purchase at your overnight accommodation or you can buy snacks from supermarkets. 
- Lunch will be en route with limited time and limited options to choose from.
- Dine at famous restaurants or book meals with the overnight accommodation. Your guide can advise you and arrange transport you to the best local restaurants each night.

Some hostels even have communal kitchens to prepare your own food, if you wish to buy the ingredients at towns on tour to prepare your own breakfast and dinner.

Accommodation
You will share a dormitory in a hostel with the rest of the group.

Special terms

There is a free transport service from Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Somerset West town centres (within a 10km radius of city centre).

The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion run in reverse or different order.

Included
  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • Transfers to tour highlights
  • Insured & licensed mini-van
  • English speaking, local qualified guide
  • Accommodation and bedding in a hostel dorm for 4 nights
  • Entry fees for: Cango Wildlife Ranch Tour, ±2hr Addo Elephant National Park Game Drive in tour bus, Canoe in Wilderness National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park Hike, Cango Caves Tour and an Ostrich Farm Tour
Excluded
  • Meals, drinks and optional extras
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen and sun hat
  • Jacket for cooler evenings
  • Beach towel and swimming costume/shorts
Meeting point
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