7-Day Garden Route, Winelands and Addo Safari from Cape Town

Multi-day & Extended Tours, The included pick-up service can collect you from any Cape Town accommodation within 10-kilometer radius from the city center. to Returns to your original departure point from approximately 5pm to 8pm

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Set your sense of adventure free on this week-long adventure along the south eastern coast of South Africa from Cape Town. Explore this coastal paradise with an experienced guide: hike in old-growth forests, see endangered animals in wildlife reserves and National Parks, canoe through pristine waters, surf at Jeffreys Bay and relax on white sand beaches. Taste local wines in the famed Cape Winelands and venture down south along the coastal Cape Whale Route to reach the most southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhus. A combination of guided trips and optional activities -including bungy jumping and waterfall zip-lining - allows you to tailor this trip to your taste for adventure.
5-day Garden Route Tour section Day 1: Depart from Cape Town Start the scenic journey and reach Wilderness area for a canoe ride in pure nature by afternoon. Paddle on a calm river that winds through lush forests and mountains. Overnight in Sedgefield. Day 2: Awake early to visit Knysna to walk to The Heads - two sandstone cliffs that flank the mouth of the lagoon. Explore Tsitsikamma National Park with a guided walk along shady forest paths or partake in an optional waterfall zip-line (own expense) across waterfalls. Bungee jump from a 216-meter bridge above the Bloukrans River (own expense) or enjoy more leisure time to explore Tsitsikamma's forests. Spend the next two nights in Jefferys Bay. Day 3: Get an early morning start for a game drive trip in the tour van at Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa. Home to over 550 wild elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope species. Hop aboard an additional 4x4 Addo Safari (own expense) for further game spotting. In the afternoon return to Jeffreys Bay to try optional surfing or sandboarding (own expense) in one of the world's most famous surf spots. Day 4:  Travel on the infamous Route 62 to overnight at Oudtshoorn.Visit a working ostrich farm to learn about these fascinating birds. Walk through this subterranean wonderland during a tour of the Cango Caves' vast halls and towering stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the wild for an optional late afternoon game drive in a 4x4 vehicle at a private game reserve (own expense). Day 5:  The following morning, take part in an optional 'walking with elephants' experience at the game reserve (own expense) to learn about and walk with orphaned elephants. In the afternoon you'll return along scenic Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, to sample some of the local wine. Reach Stellenbosch in the evening to spend your night at leisure. 2-day Winelands & Whale Coast Tour section Day 6:  Your guide will meet you in the morning to set off to Stellenbosch. It's time for sparkling wine MCC and wine tasting, pairing some of the best with locally produced chocolate or optional biltong. Continue back down to the coast via Franschhoek to reach Cape Agulhas at the southernmost tip of Africa. Day 7: Venture down to Hemanus to kayak (own expense) or hop aboard an Whale watching cruise (own expense) for a chance to spot some of the Marine Big Five during whale season. Hike the famous cliff path of Hermanus and then Betty's Bay penguin reserve to get up close and personal with a large colony of penguins in their natural habitat, before one final last stop at Clarence Drive viewpoint. The tour ends in Cape Town late afternoon.

What’s included

  • Local English-speaking professional tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • 6 nights accommodation, as per selected
  • 6 breakfasts
  • MCC tasting and wine paring with chocolate tasting
  • Wilderness Canoe hire fee
  • Safari tour of Addo Elephant National Park
  • Adventure tour of Cango Cave and Ostrich Farm tour
  • Route 62 wine tasting

What’s not included

  • Lunch, dinner and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional activities - as per itinerary
  • Hermanus Whale cruise (about R800 per person)
  • Sea Kayak in Hermanus (about R400 per person)
  • 4x4 Addo game drive (about R350 per person)
  • 4x4 Buffelsdrift game drive (about R350 per person)
  • Elephant Bush Walk experience (about R405 per person)
  • Bungee jump (about R1000 per person)

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart from Cape Town Start the scenic journey and reach Wilderness area for a canoe ride in pure nature by afternoon. Paddle on a calm river that winds through lush forests and mountains. Overnight in Sedgefield.
Day 2: Awake early to visit Knysna to walk to The Heads - two sandstone cliffs that flank the mouth of the lagoon. Explore Tsitsikamma National Park with a guided walk along shady forest paths or partake in an optional waterfall zip-line (own expense) across waterfalls. Bungee jump from a 216-meter bridge above the Bloukrans River (own expense) or enjoy more leisure time to explore Tsitsikamma's forests. Spend the next two nights in Jefferys Bay.
Day 3: Get an early morning start for a game drive trip in the tour van at Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa. Home to over 550 wild elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope species. Hop aboard an additional 4x4 Addo Safari (own expense) for further game spotting. In the afternoon return to Jeffreys Bay to try optional surfing or sandboarding (own expense) in one of the world's most famous surf spots.
Day 4:  Travel on the infamous Route 62 to overnight at Oudtshoorn.Visit a working ostrich farm to learn about these fascinating birds. Walk through this subterranean wonderland during a tour of the Cango Caves' vast halls and towering stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the wild for an optional late afternoon game drive in a 4x4 vehicle at a private game reserve (own expense).
Day 5:  The following morning, take part in an optional 'walking with elephants' experience at the game reserve (own expense) to learn about and walk with orphaned elephants. In the afternoon you'll return along scenic Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, to sample some of the local wine. Reach Stellenbosch in the evening to spend your night at leisure. 2-day Winelands & Whale Coast Tour section
Day 6:  Your guide will meet you in the morning to set off to Stellenbosch. It's time for sparkling wine MCC and wine tasting, pairing some of the best with locally produced chocolate or optional biltong. Continue back down to the coast via Franschhoek to reach Cape Agulhas at the southernmost tip of Africa.
Day 7: Venture down to Hemanus to kayak (own expense) or hop aboard an Whale watching cruise (own expense) for a chance to spot some of the Marine Big Five during whale season. Hike the famous cliff path of Hermanus and then Betty's Bay penguin reserve to get up close and personal with a large colony of penguins in their natural habitat, before one final last stop at Clarence Drive viewpoint. The tour ends in Cape Town late afternoon.
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