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7 Day Garden Route Explorer Tour (North)

R7,650

+ Single Supplement ZAR 410

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 720


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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa
Starts Cape Town
Ends Port Elizabeth
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

The Garden Route Explorer Tour departs from Cape Town and travels via Stellenbosch Wine country, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Addo Elephant National Park.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Port Elizabeth

On this tour we explore the area thoroughly and enjoy the many nature reserves and activities encountered en-route. The tour is designed for active participants who wish to make the most of the time available. We depart from Cape Town and travel via Stellenbosch Wine country, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and visit the Addo Elephant National Park. Your adventure trip ends in Port Elizabeth. There are low cost airlines flying out of Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban. Activity Package The Activity Package allows you to pre-purchase select popular activities, reducing the amount of money you need to take on tour. It is not compulsory.

Included

  •  Meals - 6 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 4 Dinner
  • Travel leader or local tour guide
  • Transportation
  • All accommodation
  • All sightseeing excursions as per itinerary

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities, unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol
  • Soft drinks
  • Bottled Water
  • Snacks, souvenirs
  • Activity Package and Optional Activities (see list for an indication of prices)

SKU: CAS0437
 

Itinerary

Day 1

 Cultural Cape Town – Stellenbosch, South Africa

The tour begins with an enriching cultural experience in Cape Town. Making your way from Distric Six to Langa And Khayelitsha – Informal settlements in Cape Town. Guided by a local, the cultural tour is usually in small vehicles. After leaving Cape Town we travel a short distance towards Stellenbosch.

If you are taking part in the Cultural Tour, you will be fetched at the office at 08:00am the morning and meet up with the truck and crew in the mother city after your tour. There will be a wine tasting tour in Stellenbosch as well as a cheese and wine tasting and afterwards we drive to our accommodation where your guide will brief you on what to expect during the next couple of days. Enjoy an optional dinner our this evening.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Le bac Estate 
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Cape Town to Paarl ±75 km
Activity Package: Cape Town Cultural Tour, Cheese and Wine Tasting
Included Highlight: Self-Guided Walk through Stellenbosch
Optional Activity: Dinner Out

Day 2

Route 62 – Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Today we drive along the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and, time permitting, stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop which is not a sex shop at all, but rather an interesting countryside pub. When we reach Oudtshoorn you get the opportunity to visit a popular Farm of Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Farm. We will spend the evening in this town tonight.

Accommodation: Camp: Kleinplaas Holiday Resort Campsite
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Paarl to Oudtshoorn ±376 km
Included Highlight: Ostrich Farm Visit

Day 3

Heart of Garden Route, South Africa

Rising early we travel to the Cango Caves and enjoy a guided tour of the caves. In the late afternoon we pass through the majestic Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins as we cross Mossel Bay. In the afternoon, you get the time to discover Knysna – one of South Africa’s most popular coastal towns.

Accommodation: Camp: Dunes Lodge
Facilities En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Oudtshoorn to Garden Route ±150 km
Activity Package: Cango Caves Basic Tour
Optional Activity: Dinner out

Day 4 - 5

Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

The morning is spent relaxing on the beaches of Plettenberg Bay.  Today you have the chance to participate in the activities available and explore the surroundings here. To make sure your time is spent well, the truck will organise a schedule so that you are free to join or leave the places that may be of interest to you.

Our next destination is the Tsitsikamma National Park, which is a nature reserve that extends from forest towards the coastline and up to the mountains of Tsitsikamma. Here you can spot the most wonderful tropical birds and plant life. In the afternoon, you can explore the entire area from the forest up to the mountain and coastline. Here, you will have plenty of time to plan some wonderful walks and hikes in one of the most treasured South African parks. The first few hours will be spent participating in the famous Otter Trail Hike (included in your Activity Package). For the adrenaline seekers, the nearby Bloukrans Bridge offers the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m!

Accommodation: Camp: Tube n Axe or Tsitsikamma Cottages
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Plettenberg Bay to Storms River Village ±70 km
Optional Activity: Township Tour, Ocean Safaris, Sea Kayaking, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Bloukrans Bungee Jump, Treetop canopy tours
Included Highlight: Plettenberg Bay Beaches, Natures Valley Nature Walk, Tsitsikamma National Park Entrance and hike with your guide

Day 6

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

We will continue our tour today, travelling along the coastline and up to the third largest National Park of South Africa, the Addo Elephant National Park. This Park is home to many of Africa’s big game. You will be taken in a walk through the lodge in search of the various buck species that are on the ranch.

Accommodation: Camp: Kudu Ridge Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Tsitsikamma to Addo ±210 km
Included Highlight:Walk with your guide through the ranch
Optional Activity: Afternoon drive in 4×4 vehicle through Kudu Ridge Ranch, zipline tour

Day 7

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Following a game drive through Addo in the early morning we leave the National Park behind and make our way to Port Elizabeth where our tour winds to an end.

Accommodation: Own arrangements/post-tour accommodation can be booked through us
Included Highlight: Morning game drive in Addo

 

Activities

The Activity Package (optional on this trip) includes the following:

  • Cape Town cultural township tour ZAR540
  • Cheese and wine tasting ZAR50
  • Cango Caves basic tour ZAR130


Other Activities

  • Stellenbosch Lunch and Dinner Out
  • Heart of Garden Route Dinner Out
  • Tsitsikamma Township Tour, Ocean Safaris, Sea Kayaking, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Bloukrans Bungee Jump, Treetop canopy tours
  • Addo Elephant National Park Addo Night Drive

 

Dates

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Price

R7,650

+ Single Supplement ZAR 410

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 720


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R7,650

+ Single Supplement ZAR 410

+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 720

Small Group Departures ZAR 9850

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