The Garden Route North - 7 Days
Drum roll... The Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth! What a spectacular journey! it just doesn’t get more South Africa than this! We travel inland to discover some of Western Cape’s most popular wine routes, and continue on to Oudtshoorn, where the Cango Caves find their home. We of course hit Tsitsikamma National Park, and the Addo Elephant National Park. We’ll go from arid lands to dense coastal forests, with rivers meeting the sea and so much more!
- Oudtshoorn – Ostrich Capital of the World!
- Visit to the town on Knysna
- Tsitsikamma National Park
- Addo Elephant National Park
Is this trip for you?
- This is an organised group tour - perfect for solo travellers, or groups of friends
- Minimum age of 18
- Group size will be max.18 people
- Accommodation will be hotels and lodges
- Transport on tour will be adventure truck
- Local guide
- Meals (6 breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 dinners)
- Some activities - Cape Town Cultural Tour, Cheese and Wine Tasting, Ostrich Farm Visit, Cango Caves Basic Tour and Game Drive in Nomad Truck
What's not included?
- Flights (Request a quote)
- Travel insurance - We can help you with this
- Some activities
- Vaccinations if needed
- Visa if needed
- Any extra expenses drink, snacks, souveniers
Day 01: Cultural Cape Town - Stellenbosch
We start our trip with exploring Cape Town, with District Six the first stop. We visit the informal settlements of Langa and Khayelitsha, where we meet traditional healers and shebeens that add to the culture of township life. Whilst the townships are often considered to be places of poverty, they are actually very vibrant and creativity. The tour is operated by a local Cape Town provider.
If you are taking part in the Cultural Tour, we’ll collect you from the office at 8 am and join up with your truck and crew for the remainder of the trip after the tour. We then head straight for the Stellenbosch region, where you’ll take part in wine and cheese tasting! We’ll have lunch in Stellenbosch, which has so many amazing restaurants- you’ll also have some time to enjoy this university town. In the evening, our guide will take you to one of the restaurants close to our accommodation for an optional dinner out. If you aren’t taking part in the Cultural Tour, meet at our office at noon!
Optional Activities; Lunch out – Stellenbosch, Dinner Out at Somerset West
Day 02: Route 62 – Oudtshoorn
Ah, the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn, and if we have time, we’ll stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop (it’s not actually a sex shop but just an interesting country pub). In the afternoon we’ll get to visit one of the local ostrich farms.
Included Activities: Ostrich Farm Visit
Day 03: Heart of Garden Route
Today we get up early and head for the Cango Caves, where we will have a guided tour. It’s one of the most impressive limestone caverns, and the formations are really quite magnificent! Later, we cross the Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna, a beautiful coastal area. We’ll be sleeping in another typical Garden Route town, Plettenberg Bay!
Optional Activities: Dinner out- Plettenberg Bay, Birds of Eden, Monkey Town
Activity Package: Cango Caves Basic Tour
Day 04: Bloukrans and Tsitsikamma National Park
Tsitsikamma National Park is probably one of South Africa’s best kept secrets. It’s got very scenic hiking trails hugging the coastal scenery. This is often a place people return to. The first few hours of the Otter Trail Hike is included in our tour. If you want an adrenaline rush, there’s the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge, sitting at an impressive 216m!
Optional Activities: Bridge walking tour, Brids of Eden
Day 05: Bloukrans and Tsitsikamma National Park
Because there’s just so much to do here, we have a day of optional activities ready and waiting for you!!
Included Activities: Tsitsikamma National Park Entrance
Optional Activities: Bungee Jumping, Treetop Canopy Tours, Blackwater Tubing (min 4 clients)
Day 06: Addo Elephant National Park
Today we head over to Addo Elephant National Park in our big truck to search for elephants and other animals residing in the park. Our truck gives us a great height advantage to get those great camera shots in!
This morning we will spend sometime driving through the Addo Elephant NP in our Nomad truck in search of the elephants and animals which reside in the park. Our truck gives us an elevated view on our game drive, particularly for those photographic enthusiasts amongst us.
Included Activities: Game Drive in Nomad Truck
Day 07: Addo Elephant National Park
Today we spend another day doing a game drive before finishing off our tour. See how many elephants you can count!
Included Activities: Game Drive in Nomad Truck