See the best of South Africa's famed Garden Route on this 4-day adventure tour from Cape Town. Visit seaside Mossel Bay, sip local wine, hike in the gorgeous Tsitsikamma National Park, float through Wilderness National Park in a canoe and soak in the sun on the beautiful beaches of the southern coast. Top it all off with a game drive on a private game reserve.
The 4-Day Garden Route and Addo Adventure from Cape Town is a fast-paced, adventure-packed tour showcasing the best of what the Southern coast of Africa has to offer. Day 1: Cape Town – Barrydale - OudtshoornWe depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Friday morning. We travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the scenic and spectacular Route 62, which is South Africa’s longest wine route. We will have a lovely lunch and wine tasting at a local winery, before experiencing the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided adventure tour. For dinner, we will have an authentic braai (barbecue) in Oudtshoorn.Day 2: Oudtshoorn – Mossel BayAfter breakfast we head over the Robertson Mountain pass to enter the Garden Route at Mossel Bay. We can spend some time on the spectacular beaches, hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa. The more adventurous can try a 10,000-foot tandem skydive or sandboarding on the longest dune-ride in South Africa. In the afternoon we will go on a game drive on a private game reserve, hoping to see wildlife such as zebra, lion, antelope, and African buffalo. The evening will be spent in Mossel Bay, with options for several seaside restaurants for dinner. Day 3: Mossel Bay – Tsitsikamma – SedgefieldToday we continue along the coastline to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route 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. The afternoon will be spent in Tsitsikamma National Park, with its unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The park has a wide choice of activities for all, including hiking, kayaking, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Sedgefield with its spectacular views and beaches. For dinner, we will have a traditional potjie (stew) at a beach bar.Day 4: Sedgefield - Wilderness – Cape TownOn our final touring day, we will travel to Wilderness National Park, where we will explore the Touw River by canoe. After about 40 minutes, the canoes will be left for a 2km hike along a boardwalk, which will take us to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. After the canoeing, we will drive back to Cape Town, finishing the tour between 17:00 – 19:00 on Monday evening.