Join us for the road trip of a lifetime! Earthstompers Adventures has been specializing in Garden Route & Addo tours since 2006. Our 6-day group Garden Route Tour from Cape Town is a safe and affordable way to explore the Western Cape, Little Karoo, Whale Route, Addo Elephant National Park and Route 62. Tour the Garden Route while experiencing a good mix of nature, culture and adventure. This trip will give you a good first taste of some of the best things the spectacular Garden Route has to offer. This tour starts & ends in Cape Town/Stellenbosch and departs every Monday.
Backpacker twin/double en suite room
Backpacker single en suite room
Guest house twin/double room
Guest house single room
R 9400 per person
R 11100 per person
R 13100 per person
R 14400 per person
R 17900 per person
6 Day Garden Route Tour prices are quoted in South African Rand (R).
6 Day Garden Route Tours are 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.
We look forward to touring the Garden Route with you!
Services of a professional tour guide/driver Pick up and drop off All transportation, as described in the itinerary 5 nights’ accommodation (backpacker or guesthouse options) Klein Karoo Route: Dinners and breakfasts (except Day 4) Overberg Route: Dinners and breakfasts (except Day 5) Local wine tasting Cango Caves adventure tour Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park Visit to the Southern Tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas
Day 1: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas
We depart from Cape Town early on Monday morning for Hermanus. (Shark cage diving clients will be picked up very early in the morning by the diving operator, and will miss the first half of Day 1 which includes the visit to the African Penguin Colony and Hermanus). We follow the scenic coastal road and stop at Betties Bay to view a colony of endangered African penguins. You can spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of Hermanus, famous for hundreds of Southern Right Whales during the whale season (July to November) and many shops, restaurants and markets. In the afternoon we will drive on to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa, where we visit a viewpoint known as the “real” place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Day 1 Highlights
Penguins at Betties Bay
Shark cage diving, R2880
Whale watching boat trip (in season, July – November), R1050
We travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the 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.
After breakfast we head over the marvelous Outeniqua Mountain pass where we will explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy a paddle up the Touw River through indigenous forest and enjoy the abundance of birdlife. 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 head to the famous town of Knysna via the lavish Lake District of the Garden Route. This up-market little town is filled with curios, restaurants and a waterfront, where you will be able to relax and do some shopping. After Knysna we will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some magnificent views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Sedgefield with its expansive views and beaches.
After breakfast, off 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 late morning 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. Early afternoon we will leave the Garden Route for Big 5 country, Addo.
We will spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park. We will spend up to 2-3 hours exploring the 28,000 hectare National reserve with approximately 600 elephant and some Cape buffalo, lion, black rhino, warthog, zebra, eland, kudu, hartebeest and many more animals. After an exciting morning of game viewing we will drive back to the heart of the Garden Route where we will overnight in Wilderness or Mossel Bay.
Day 5 Highlights
Entrance and 2-3 hour drive with tour vehicle through Addo Elephant National Park
2-hour open vehicle game drive with Addo field guide, R440
After breakfast, we will stop in Mossel Bay to 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 in South Africa. We will arrive back to Cape Town in the early evening.
Day 6 Highlights
10,000 foot tandem skydive, R3300 (extra R600 for video)
Sandboarding the longest dune in South Africa, R500