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6-Day Garden Route and Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town

6-Day Garden Route and Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town
6-Day Garden Route and Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town

Experience the road trip of a lifetime along South Africa's stunning Garden Route. Visit incredible locations such as the Cape Agulhas, ride a canoe in the Wilderness National Park, enjoy a local wine tasting, hike in the Tsitsikamma National Park, relax in South Africa's amazing beaches and participate in a real safari at the Addo Elephant National Park.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town - Hermanus - Southern most tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

Stop At: Agulhas National Park, 214 Main Rd, Agulhas, Bredasdorp, 7287, South Africa
We drive through Agulhas National Park en route to the Southern Most tip of Africa
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty's Bay South Africa
We follow the scenic coastal road, stopping at Betties Bay to view a colony of endangered African penguins.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, South Africa
We visit the Southernmost Tip of Africa, where the oceans meet
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, Lighthouse Street, L'Agulhas 7285 South Africa
We drive past the lighthouse on the way to the Southernmost Tip of Africa

Stop At: Southern Right Charters, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
Optional activity (July-Nov): Go on a boat trip to see these HUGE creatures up close! This activity takes place over lunchtime on Monday in Hermanus, a town known for the many Southern Right Whales that visit the area during July - November every year.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Shark Cage Dive · Marine Dynamics™, 5 Geelbek St, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
Optional activity: Clients take a one way transfer with the shark company from/to Cape Town and will be collected from/dropped off at the shark offices by their Garden Route guide. It sounds scary, but it's actually a very safe activity - the company provides masks & wetsuits (no scuba), and the cage is attached to the boat, so you are not out in open water. Shark cage diving clients will miss out on a half day of the standard tour, which includes the visit to the Penguin Colony.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Traditional South African Potjie (stew) for dinner
Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House Accommodation

Day 2: Cape Agulhas - Tradouw Pass - Barrydale - Cango Caves - Oudtshoorn

Stop At: The Cango Caves, 328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
Choose between the Heritage or Adventure tour. Explore the larger chambers of the cave or opt for the adventure tour that takes you through small spaces and tunnels exploring the deeper void spaces.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karusa Vineyards, Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
Wine o'clock! Sample some local wines from the Klein Karoo region
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Ronnie's Sex Shop, R62, Barrydale South Africa
The famous bar on Route 62, Ronnie's Sex Shop

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Tonight we will have a traditional South African braai! You can sample ostrich if you wish. Vegetarian option available
Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House Accommodation

Day 3: Oudtshoorn - Outeniqua Pass - Wilderness National Park - Knysna - Sedgefield

Stop At: Wilderness National Park, Wilderness South Africa
Explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy a paddle up the Touw River through indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of birdlife. After about 45 minutes, the canoes will be left for a 2km hike along a boardwalk, which will take us to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. We will return the same way, by hiking (2km) and canoeing (45 minutes)
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Knysna Lagoon, The coast of the city, Knysna 6571 South Africa
We drive along the Knysna Lagoon when passing Knysna

Stop At: Knysna Heads, Coney Glen Road, Knysna 6571 South Africa
We will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some magnificent views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Waterfront Knysna Quays, 21 Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571 South Africa
Knysna is filled with curios, restaurants and a waterfront, where you will be able to relax and do some shopping.
Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Cola Beach, Sedgefield, Knysna South Africa
Our favorite beach on the Garden Route! Join us for sundowners and get up early to see sunrise on this spectacular beach!

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House Accommodation


Day 4: Sedgefield - Tsitsikamma National Park - Addo

Stop At: Bloukrans Bridge, N2, Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa
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.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Storms River Suspension Bridge, Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa
Tsitsikamma National Park offers a 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.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, Dumbleton Road, Knysna South Africa
Tsitsikamma National Park offers a 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.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Face Adrenalin, Bloukrans River Bridge, Tsitsikamma, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
Optional activity: The highest bridge bungy in the WORLD at 216m!!
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Sit-down dinner served by our friendly hosts at Avoca River Cabins, a beautiful, family-run citrus farm close to Addo.
Accommodation included: Avoca River Cabins. This is neither a Guest House nor a Backpackers, but a special experience we include for all guests

Day 5: Addo - Addo Elephant National Park - Wilderness/Mossel Bay

Stop At: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Included safari in our tour vehicle, 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.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Addo Elephant Park Reception, Aberdeen Plain, South Africa
Optional activity: Sunrise safari with Addo Park ranger in open safari vehicle.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House Accommodation

Day 6: Wilderness/Mossel Bay - Cape Town

Stop At: St. Blaize Trail, Mossel Bay South Africa
Guests can opt to hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
Optional activity: Guests can opt to visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, Montagu Street, Mossel Bay South Africa
You will see the lighthouse overlooking Mossel Bay

Stop At: Santos Beach, Mossel Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
Guests can opt to spend some time on the spectacular beaches of Mossel Bay
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Skydive Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay Airport Alwyndal Mossel Bay, Alwyndal, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa
Optional activity: Jump from a plane at 10 000 feet with coastal, mountain, rivers and forest views
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Not included



Duration:6 days
Commences in:Western Cape, South Africa
Country:South Africa
City:Western Cape

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