Ultimate 5 Day Garden Route Tour

Price – from R4 800 for standard dorm accomadation.

Upgradable to private room or luxury guesthouse accommodation.

 

Departures – Mondays or Request a Private Tour

 

Tour Overview:

The ultimate Garden Route and Eastern Cape experience.

 Spot abundant wildlife by exploring three national parks along the Southeastern coast – including Tsitsikamma-,

Wilderness- and Addo National Park. Swim in the Indian Ocean, surf the famous waves of J-bay, have close encounters with ostriches, cheetah, elephants and even walk with lions!
Set your sense of adventure free and get your adrenaline pumping by taking part in a selection of exhilarating adventure activities such as Bungee jumping and Waterfall Zip-lining in paradise.

 

Itinerary:

 Cape Town to Wilderness/Sedgefield Area

Morning pick-up from your accommodation in selected Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Somerset West or Strand areas.

WILDERNESS CANOE
Eighteen kilometres of beaches cooled by sea spray, five lakes, five rivers and two estuaries, Wilderness is one of nature’s jewels in the crown and a protected National Park.  Canoe on the Wilderness lagoon and watch the bird life while gliding over the water in a pure encounter with nature.

 

LION WALK (Optional with Extra Cost)
Walk alongside Africa’s most majestic predator. Interact with young lions on foot. The walk takes approximately one hour to complete – depending on how fast the lions are prepared to stroll. No leashes or collars, but supervised by expert handlers.

 

MYOLI BEACH
An undiscovered beach paradise, perfect for swim or surf in the warmer Indian ocean.

 

OVERNIGHT
Wilderness area

Wilderness/Sedgefield Area to Jeffreys Bay

KNYSNA

Nestled between forested mountains, sea and curving around a big lagoon, we visit The Heads, where the sea crashes through these two massive sandstone cliffs.

 

WATERFALL ZIP-LINE (Optional with Extra Cost)

The eight slides, of which the longest is 211m, zigzag along cables across the river gorge, as high as 50m above the water in some places. If you don’t want to do the zip-line experience, you can go for a walk in the forest.

 

TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK

Spend time in paradise as we explore the marine reserve with its unique combination of dramatic coastal and forest landscape.

BLOUKRANS BUNGEE JUMP (Optional with Extra Cost)

Face your fear and jump from the world’s highest bungee jump or watch the adrenaline junkies as they scream through the air.

 

OVERNIGHT

In Jeffreys Bay area*.

Jeffreys Bay to Addo

ADDO NATIONAL PARK GAME DRIVE (±2h in Tour Bus)

Addo National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa; a world of diversity, varied landscapes, fauna and flora.  The lush vegetation provides protection and a rich food source supporting the densest population of wild elephants on the planet. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 500 elephants as well as lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, a variety of antelope and zebra, and other species.

EXTENDED GAME DRIVE (Optional with Extra Cost)

An extra 2 hour game drive in 4×4 vehicle with ranger in Addo National Park.

J-BAY BEACH TIME & SHOPPING

Go for a quick surf or just chill out at the beach.  The backpackers hire out surfboards and wetsuits at extra cost. Or, shop at surfwear factory shops for excellent deals on well-known labels.

OVERNIGHT

In Jeffreys Bay area*.

Jeffreys Bay to Oudtshoorn

OSTRICH FARM VISIT

Tour a working ostrich farm. Learn about the flightless, tallest and heaviest bird in the world.

CANGO CAVES

These caves are an illuminated wonderland of subterranean magic and mystery, with passageways and chambers meandering far below. The tour will explore the narrow passages and vast halls filled with colourful ancient stalactites.

OVERNIGHT

In Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn back to Cape Town

ELEPHANT FEED & RIDE (Optional with Extra Cost)

Fall in love with these orphaned, gentle and lovable giants. Learn about their background and behaviour as you touch, feed and even experience the exhilarating adventure of an elephant back ride. (±45 Min. Experience Incl. 10 Min Ride )

CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH (All Optional Activities with Extra Costs)

A sanctuary to some of the world’s most endangered animals that contributes to the conservation of over 60 species.  This is your opportunity to experience personal ‘Animal Encounters’ – touch cheetahs, hug Bengal tiger cubs, wrap yourself in a python, and even dive with Nile crocodiles!

ROUTE 62

Along South Africa’s famous country road you’ll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards.

Travel back to reach your accommodation in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Somerset West or Strand areas by early evening.

Things To Bring

  • Jacket
  • Beach Towel
  • Swim Costume
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Comfortable / Walking Shoes

Excluded
Meals & drinks, optional extras and excluded activities will be for your own account.

*The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion, overnight 2 nights at Jeffreys Bay or in Tsitsikamma/Stormsriver area, or run in reverse, or different order.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up from and Drop-off at Your Accommodation in Cape Town, Stellenbosch or Somerset West & Strand areas.
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch Entrance Fee.
  • Cango Caves Adventure Tour
  • Ostrich Farm Tour
  • Entrance to Addo National Park
  • Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Entrance to Wilderness National Park
  • +/- 2 Hour Game Drive in Tour Bus in Addo National Park
  • Wilderness Canoeing
  • Friendly Local Driver-guide
  • Transport to Tour’s Highlights – with Licensed and Insured Vehicle(s)
  • Accommodation for 4 Nights – as per Package Selected

Exclusions

Meals and drinks (no need to take your own food, you can buy it on tour)
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Personal insurance
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Optional extra activities

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OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Elephant Feed & Ride (from +/-R 315 pp)
Bungy Jumping (from +/-R 790 pp)
Extra 2H 4×4 Game Drive in Addo (from +/-R 280 pp)
Waterfall Zip-lining (from +/-R 350 pp)
Surfboard Hiring (from R200 )
Lion Walk (from +/-R380 pp)

Animal Encounters
Cheetah Encounter* (from +/-R 200 pp)
Tiger Encounter* (from +/-R 330 pp)
Croc Cage Diving (from +/-R 330 pp)
Python Encounter (from +/-R 95 pp)
*Some animal encounters are seasonal – availability can vary. Croc cage encounters are not open during the winter months (May to Sept)

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These exciting OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES are offered and scheduled as part of each tour’s free time to personalise your trip. It is not compulsory, but it turns a great trip into an unforgettable one. All optional activities are PRE-BOOKED for your convenience, but are weather dependent and can therefore only be paid / confirmed on the day of the activity.

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MEALS are not included, giving you the choice to choose what to eat and where to eat – the ideal opportunity to experience typical South African cuisine at local eating spots. Our guides will show you the best restaurants, or book meals at the places you overnight.

Most backpackers we stay at even have communal kitchens to prepare food, if you want to buy the ingredients on tour to make your own meals.

Luxury 3 Star GUESTHOUSE packages do include breakfast at every overnight stop.