Project Description

Tour Description

The 4 day Garden Route Adventure tour is a safe and affordable way to explore the Western Cape, Little Karoo, Whale Route, and Route 62.

This adventure tour is suited to persons with a sense of adventure, youthful spirit and looking to enjoy the Garden Route within in fun group of like minded persons . The tour has a good mix of nature, culture and adventure, so you can experience the best the Garden Route has to offer.

There are various accommodation options from which to choose to suit your budget and level of comfort.

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Itinerary

We depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Friday morning. We travel
to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World,
via the scenic and 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. For dinner, we will have an authentic braai
(barbeque).

Included: Dinner, Cango Caves adventure tour & local wine tasting

After breakfast we head over the Robertson Mountain pass to enter the Garden
Route at Mossel Bay. We can spend some time on the spectacular beaches, hike
the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, or 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 sky dive or sand boarding the longest dune-ride in South Africa.
Alternatively, join a historical cave tour on the coastline, showcasing early
evidence for modern human behaviour. In the afternoon we will go on a
game drive on a private game reserve, hoping to see wildlife such as zebra,
lion, antelope, and African buffalo. The evening will be spent in Mossel Bay,
with options for several seaside restaurants for dinner.

Included: Breakfast, game drive on a private game reserve
Optional activities:

10,000 foot skydive at R 3 300, sand boarding the longest dune in South Africa at R 500, Diaz Museum Complex at R 60, Point of Human Origins Cave Tour at R 350  (Prices valid until 31/12/2019)

Today we continue along the coastline 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 afternoon 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. Late afternoon you can
spend exploring Sedgefield with its spectacular views and beaches. For dinner,
we will have a traditional potjie (stew) made on the fire.

Included: Breakfast & dinner, Tsitsikamma N.P. entrance
Optional activities: 216 M Bloukrans bungee jump: R 1 350,  Zipline adventure: R 660, and Kayak and Lilo Adventure in Storms River: R 600.  (Prices valid until 31/12/2019)

On our final touring day, we will travel to Wilderness National Park, where we
will explore the Touw River by canoe. 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 drive back to Cape Town, finishing
the tour between 17:00 – 19:00 on Monday evening.

Included: Breakfast and hiking in Wilderness N.P.  

Tour Details

  • Duration: 4 Days | 3 Nights
  • Start Location: Cape Town
  • End Location: Cape Town
  • Pax: 4-12 guests per vehicle
  • Departure: Fridays from Cape Town/Stellenbosch
  • Departure Time: 06:00-08:00 in Cape Town and around 08:30 in Stellenbosch
  • Languages: English
  • Accommodation: Backpackers lodges and/or guesthouses

Rates

  • Rates – 2019:
    Backpacker dorm @ R 6 000 pp
    Backpacker twin/double en suite @ R 6 700 pp
    Backpacker single en suite @ R 7 800 pp
    Guesthouse twin/double @ R 8 600 pp
    Guesthouse single @ R 9 700 pp

    Only 14 years and older are accepted on this adventure tour.

  • Rates – 2020:
    Backpacker dorm @ R 6 700 pp
    Backpacker twin/double en suite @ R 7 600 pp
    Backpacker single en suite @ R 9 100 pp
    Guesthouse twin/double @ R 9 800 pp
    Guesthouse single @ R 12 000 pp

    Only 14 years and older are accepted on this adventure tour.

Included:  
⇒ Meals: 3 Breakfasts; 2 Dinners.
⇒ Entrance Fees: Wine tasting; Cango Caves Adventure tour; Game Drive on a Private Game Reserve; Canoeing & hiking in Wilderness National Park; Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park

Excluded:
⇒ Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Gratuities; Visa fees; other meals.

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What Clients’ Say

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Review via email
29 March 2019
“We recently visited South Africa where we went on your 4 Day Garden Route Adventure Tour. We booked it a couple of months back and the organisation and communication was faultless.
When the big day came, Ferne our guide and driver picked us up from our hotel and we hit it off from day one. Our transport was a new VW Transporter, very comfortable and quiet, which was good as we covered a lot of miles.
We made regular stops along the way and Ferne always knew the best places for food and drink. We weren’t sure what to expect in the way of our evening accommodation as we had booked to stay in guest houses, but they were not at all what we anticipated. Absolutely wonderful, beautiful rooms, great breakfasts, and each guest house had a pool.
The excursions were all very well organized, we visited the Cango Caves, went zip-wiring, visited a private game reserve and went kayaking on the Storms River. We even had an evening barbeque with ostrich on the menu.
We have now returned to the UK with a lot of great memories and some wonderful photos. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough, and we couldn’t have wished for a better guide.
Thank you!”
Dan Lacey, UK
“Wonderful Peninsula and Garden Route Tour”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I had the pleasure of traveling with African Blue in April 2016 for 5 days- 1 day Peninsula Tour and 4 day Garden Route Tour.
All my email queries were dutifully and promptly answered by David giving me peace of mind whilst planning the trip.
During the trip, Duncan (our guide) impressed us with his attention to detail, willingness to go the extra mile, his knowledge, and his eagerness to pick up new knowledge and experiences. He even soldiered on through a bout of gastroenteritis which we both picked up from a restaurant. We really appreciated Duncan’s careful driving, given the long distances we covered during this trip.
All in, a great experience with African Blue. Highly Recommended!

Kwire, Singapore

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