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Guided Garden Route Tour – 7 Days

R11,390.00

Enjoy a 7 day adventure tour from Cape Town along the Garden Route to Addo Elephant Park and Port Elizabeth and witness some of the most beautiful regions in South Africa. Travel inland to the Western Cape’s most popular wine routes, continue along the famous Route 62 to Oudtshoorn and the majestic Cango Caves. Visit the Garden Route beaches, Tsitsikamma National Park, and Addo Elephant National Park.

 

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Garden Route – Cape Town to Addo/Port Elizabeth

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Cultural Cape Town – Stellenbosch

Set at the south-western corner of the African continent, Cape Town is scenically located at the foot of Table Mountain. This morning we spend our time experiencing some of the rich historical and cultural highlights of the city and will join a local tour operator for an insight into the life and history of the people living in the Cape. Enriched by our experiences we travel north to the Cape winelands to enjoy a sampling of some fine Cape wines. Our final stop this afternoon is the historic town of Stellenbosch where we will have some time to explore the town on foot.

Route highlights: Cultural tour, Cheese and Wine Tasting, Self-guided Stellenbosch walk.

Accommodation: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom

Day 2 – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn

Crossing the Hottentots-Holland Mountains this morning we set out for the Klein Karoo and our overnight stop in Oudtshoorn. We follow the scenic Route 62 today, stopping to experience one of the many farm stalls on the way. One of the more quirky highlights today is Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub! On arrival in Oudtshoorn this afternoon we will visit an Ostrich Farm to learn about these fascinating birds.

Route highlights: Farm stalls, Ronnie’s Sex Shop, Ostrich Farm tour

Accommodation: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom

Day 3 – Heart of the Garden Route

Our morning starts with a guided tour of the famous Cango Caves, we can only marvel at the astonishing formations that have formed in these impressive limestone caves. Returning above ground we make our way over the Outeniqua Mountains and descend to the beautiful Garden route coastline below. In the coming days we spend time hiking, relaxing at the beach and sampling the many optional activities available.

Route highlights: Cango Caves tour

Accommodation: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom

Day 4 – Tsitsikamma

The Garden Route is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, forest walks and an exciting menu of optional adventures. While our morning is set aside for some relaxation on the beaches of Plettenberg Bay, today offers several optional activities and your guide will assist you to get the most out the day. This afternoon we can visit the hidden gem of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers us a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this little paradise. To make the most of this day, the truck will run a set schedule and you are free to join or leave at the places that interest you.

Route highlights: Plettenberg Bay Beaches, Natures Valley Nature Walk, Optional Township Tour, Ocean Safaris, Sea Kayaking, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Bloukrans Bungee Jump (216m)

Accommodation: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom

Day 5 – Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s premier marine reserves and this morning we set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot. Our hike along the Waterfall Trail sees us cover the first section of the world-renowned Otter Trail, this is not an easy hike and those who prefer a more leisurely option can make use of the boardwalks to the Storms River Mouth. For the adventurous the Waterfall Trail offers a spectacular winding path that follows the rocky coastline, and along the circular trail we stop for a refreshing swim at the base of an icy waterfall. For those who wish to get a birds-eye view of the magnificent forests an optional zip line tour through the canopy is offered this afternoon.

Included highlights: Tsitsikamma National Park entrance and hike with your guide, treetop canopy tours

Accommodation: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom

Day 6 – Greater Addo Elephant National Park Area

This morning we set out for the Eastern Cape and the Addo Elephant National Park. We make a stop this morning in the surfing mecca of Jeffrey’s Bay, famous for its waves, and you can visit the small surfing museum, catch a quick wave or simply enjoy a cup of coffee overlooking this pristine pointbreak. This afternoon we will make our first visit to seek the elephants after which Addo is named.

Included highlights: Jeffrey’s Bay and an afternoon game drive in Addo Elephant National Park.

Accommodation: Two per Room with en-suite Bathroom

Day 7 – Port Elizabeth

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Port Elizabeth where our tour comes to an end upon arrival at the Kings Beach Hotel.

Accommodation: Own arrangements

Please note: standard optional activities included in price

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