Join us for the road trip of a lifetime! Earthstompers Adventures has been operating Garden Route tours since 2006. Our group adventure tour is a safe and affordable way to explore the Western Cape, Little Karoo, and Route 62. The tour has a good mix of nature, culture and adventure, so you can experience the best the Garden Route has to offer. This tour starts & ends in Cape Town/Stellenbosch, and departs every Friday.
Backpacker twin/double en suite room
Backpacker single en suite room
Guest house twin/double room
Guest house single room
R 7200 per person
R 8200 per person
R 9400 per person
R 10100 per person
R 12600 per person
Prices quoted are in South African Rand (R).
Tour is suitable for adults over the age of 18. Teens between the ages of 14-18 may join the tour if accompanied by an adult. Please see our private tours for children aged 13 and under.
Services of a professional tour guide Pick up and drop off Transportation, as described in the itinerary 3 nights’ accommodation (backpacker or guesthouse options) Dinners (day 1 & 3) and breakfasts (day 2, 3, and 4) Local wine tasting Cango Caves adventure tour Game drive on a private game reserve Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park
Day 1: Cape Town – Barrydale – Oudtshoorn
We depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Friday morning. Our route takes us 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 (barbeque).
On day 2 of our Garden Route tour, we head over the Robinson 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, or 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 sandboard the longest dune-ride in South Africa. Alternatively, join a historical cave tour on the coastline, showcasing early evidence of modern human behavior. 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.
10,000-foot tandem skydive, R3300 (extra R600 for video)
Sand boarding the longest dune in South Africa, R500
Diaz Museum Complex, R60
Point of Human Origins Cave Tour, R350 (2 pax +)
Travel route, distance & time:
Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay – Game Reserve: +/- 110 km +/- 1.5 hours
Day 3: Mosel Bay – Tsitsikamma – Sedgefield
Today 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, 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.
On 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.
The optional activities are not included in your Garden Route tour because these are activities that not everybody would like to do! Optional activities are a great way to add more adventure to your experience. Our tours are designed so that it is not necessary to do the optional activities to have a good time – there are always plenty of things to see & do.
These activities can be paid in cash or credit card directly to the activity operator.
Tandem skydiving (10,000 feet) *R600 extra for photos & video
Point of Human Origins Cave Tour (2 pax +)
Bungee jumping (216m)
Kayak and Lilo adventure in Storms River
Please note that we have done our best to provide accurate pricing, but these prices are subject to change!