Garden Route and Addo: 5-Day Tour from Cape Town
Enjoy a memorable 5 days visiting some of South Africa’s top national parks and admire the scenery of the Garden Route. Experience this area of untamed paradise along the coast, see elephants on a game drive, stop for a swim at spectacular ocean beaches and so much more.
Day 1 (Travel route is about 450km)
Route 62 – Along South Africa’s famous country road you’ll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards. Stop for a drink at a famous country pub.
Cango Caves – These caves are an illuminated wonderland of subterranean magic and mystery, with passageways and chambers meandering far below the surface. On the tour you’ll explore the narrow passages and vast halls filled with colorful ancient stalactites. Return to the wild for an optional 4×4 game drive with a knowledgeable game ranger at Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve for a possible sighting of resident rhino and giraffe (This is subject to availability).
Overnight in Sedgefield – subject to availability of accommodation and your selected rate option, select between buget backpacker or ensuite guest house stay tour package options. Choose between: Afrovibe Backpackers or 3-Star Purple Heron Guest house or 4-Star Dover On Sea Guest house.
Day 2 (Travel route is about 200km)
Elephant Bush Walk Experience – Fall in love with these giant and lovable creatures. Learn about their background, behavior and character as you walk along orphaned African elephants in a natural setting. (optional activity at an extra fee)
Ostrich Farm Visit – Tour a working ostrich farm.
Bloukrans Bungy Jump – Face your fear and jump from the world’s highest bungy jump (optional activity at an extra fee) or watch the adrenaline junkies as they scream through the air. Alternatively, visit the surrounding forest in Tsitsikamma area.
Overnight in Jeffreys Bay – choose between: Island Vibe Backpackers or 3-Star Mandyville Guest house or 4-Star African Perfection Guest house.
Day 3 (Travel route is about 250km)
Tsitsikamma National Park – Spend time in paradise as you explore the marine reserve with its unique combination of dramatic coastal and forest landscapes.
Drive in Addo Elephant National Park – Take a 2-hour drive, in the tour bus, through the 3rd-largest national park in South Africa. This park conserves a wide diversity of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora. The original elephant section of the park was dedicated to provide a safe haven for the few wild elephants that survived government-sponsored culling in the early 20th century. The lush vegetation provides protection and a rich food source, supporting what is now the most densely populated area of wild elephants on the planet. This finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 550 elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra and other species.
4×4 Game Drive – Spend an extra 2 hours with a game ranger in a 4×4 vehicle in Addo Elephant National Park. (optional, and for an additional fee)
Overnight in Jeffreys Bay – choose between: Island Vibe Backpackers or 3-Star Mandyville Guest house or 4-Star On the Beach Guest house.
Day 4 (Travel route is about 300km)
Beach Time and Shopping in Jeffrey’s Bay – Enjoy early morning surfing or just chill out on the beach. You can rent surfboards and wetsuits for an additional fee. Stop at the Billabong, Rib Curl and Quicksilver factory shops and find excellent deals on branded clothing.
Waterfall Zipline – The 8 slides, of which the longest is 211 meters, zigzag along cables across the river gorge, as high as 50 meters above the water in some places (optional activity, at an additional fee). If you don’t want to do the zipline experience, you can go for a walk in the forest.
Knysna – Nestled between forested mountains and the sea and curving around a big lagoon, you’ll find The Heads, where the sea crashes through 2 massive sandstone cliffs.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn – choose between: Backpackers Paradise or 3+Star Yamkela guest house B&B or 4-Star Buffelsdrift Lodge and 4-Star Surval Botigue Olive Farm.
Day 5 (Travel route is about 400km)
Myoli Beach – An undiscovered beach paradise, this is the perfect place for swimming or surfing in the ocean.
Wilderness Canoe – Wilderness features 18km of beaches cooled by sea spray, and 5 lakes, 5 rivers and 2 estuaries. This is one of nature’s jewels in the crown and a protected national park. Canoe in the beautiful Wilderness region and watch the bird life while gliding over the water in a pure encounter with nature.
Return to the Cape Town area, arriving by late evenin