7 Day Garden Route Tour
Take a Tour through the Garden
Country: South Africa
This 7 Day Tour highlights South Africa’s southernmost coastal areas and National Parks.
From game driving safari adventures in Addo Elephant National Park to the pristine protected Garden Route, you will travel through scrub bush and indigenous forest, along river and sea.
There are a myriad of activities available to you, including the highest bungee jump in the world at Bloukraans Bridge, hiking in the Tsitsikamma National Park, Cango Caving and wine tasting in Stellenbosch to name but a few.
We’ll also throw in some spectacular scenery for exceptional photographic opportunities and you’ll be guaranteed to meet some interesting locals enroute.
Pricing & Details
Enjoy a tour through enchanting South Africa, with visits to the much loved Garden Route, Tsitsikamma National Park, and Addo Elephant National Park.
Crew: 2 Crew
Max Passengers: 20 Passengers Max
Vehicle: Adventure Truck
Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
From / To: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
Meals: 6 Breakfast 3 Lunch 4 Dinner
Countries: South Africa
Price: R8 450
Activity Package: R420
Single Supplement: R790
Green Seat: R80
Price: R13 250
Single Supplement: R1 080
Activity Package: R790
Green Seat: R80
Day 1: Greater Addo Elephant National Park area
After meeting your guides in the afternoon, you will be transferred from Port Elizabeth to the Greater Addo region. The Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa and home to over 600 elephant, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard and a variety of antelope. Our accommodation is located just outside the Addo NP on a private game lodge.
Day 2: Tsitsikamma National Park
Famed for the Elephants after which the park was named, recent expansion has seen Addo grow to become the third largest of South Africa’s National Parks. The unique vegetation of Addo supports a wide variety of wildlife and we will spend much of today in search of the animals that call Addo home. Setting out early this morning we game drive through the Addo National Park before turning west to Tsitsikamma, where the wonders of the Garden Route await. We make a brief visit to the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay, most famous for its waves this little town is also home to a small Surfing Museum. Our final destination is the Tsitiskamma region where we set up for the next two nights.
Day 3: 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, an out and back trial 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.
Day 4: Heart of the Garden Route
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 an exploration of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers us a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this paradise. We end the afternoon on the beautiful beaches of the Keurbooms Lagoon. Today offers a number of optional activities and your guide will assist you with a plan to get the most out the day, the truck will run a set schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs giving you the freedom to join or leave at the places of most interest to you. We celebrate our adventures with dinner out on the town this evening.
Day 5: Oudtshoorn
This morning the adventurous can join a number of optional activities on offer in the resort town of Plettenberg Bay, the winter months (July to November) offer some of the finest Whale Watching in the world and an ocean safari is not to be missed during these months. For those less inclined to adventure on the high seas, the morning can be spent at leisure on the beach or exploring this holiday town. This afternoon we cross the Outeniqua Mountains as we wind our way to the Klein Karoo, we end the day with a visit to the impressive formations of the Cango Caves, we join a guided tour as we venture underground into this sprawling network of limestone caves.
Day 6: Oudtshoorn to Paarl
Our first stop this morning is an Ostrich Farm where we undertake a guide tour to learn more about the world’s largest birds. Travelling through the valley of the Klein Karoo, we follow the winding tarmac of Route 62. Road trips in South Africa are an exploration of the rural highlights that dot the lesser known byways of the land, no journey would be complete without sampling the offerings of a “Padstal” along the way. These small farm stalls offer a selection of homemade treats and bakes and are an important cog in the economies of rural towns. One of the more quirky highlights today is Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub! Our day ends with a celebratory dinner out.
Day 7: Paarl – Cape Town
Cape Town is not only set in one of the most scenic parts of South Africa, but offers a wide variety of attractions and highlights. We will gain a unique insight into the city when we join a local guide for a Cultural Tour. We Sample some of the fine Cape wines and spend some time exploring the town of Stellenbosch. To allow for Sundays and Public Holidays the order of events may be reversed today, the tour will however always end in Cape Town in the afternoon.