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

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

    Stop At: Agulhas National Park, 214 Main Road, 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, The Whale Shack, New harbour, Corner of Westcliff Drive & Stil Rd, 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: Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, Knysna South Africa
    We travel through the Garden Route region

    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, 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: Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo, Addo Elephant National Park South Africa
    We will spend the morning 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

    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
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I had an amazing time on the six day tour, we saw so many beautiful places and did lots of fun activities and it was all planned very well. Christine was a great tour guide, she was super friendly and knowledgeable, took lots of photos...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Katie C
    Earthstompers, General Manager at Earthstompers Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Katie, We appreciate your review, thank you so much! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour, places and activities along the Garden Route. Thanks for the beautiful compliments, we will certainly pass them along to Christine :) She has a very...More

    Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

    I had an amazing week! The Garden Route is beautiful and I’ve seen a lot from South-Africa! Also, my tourguide Ferne was amazing! Thank you Ferne for your positive vibes and energy! I would defenitely book with Earthstompers again!More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Noah B
    Earthstompers, General Manager at Earthstompers Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

    Hello there, Noah Thank you so much for rating your Earthstompers Adventure 5 stars! We are very happy to hear that you had such a great time on our tour. Ferne is a bundle of joy - such a lovely person and a very passionate...More

    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    The entire tour is very well organized. Every backpackers we stayed and every food/snack/touristy stop we made were very good, and you can feel the care of the staff while selecting those places. We had some amazing dinners and breakfasts included. Some lunchs were more...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Earthstompers, General Manager at Earthstompers Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

    Hello there, Thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy to hear about your awesome time on our Garden Route tour with Ferne! Glad you enjoyed the meals, activities and most of all your guide! We know how important a guide is and...More

    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    I had an amazing time during my week stomping along the Garden Route Tour. Everyday everything was planned super well, of course because of our amazing guide Christine : ). You spent lots of time in the car but it’s worth it every time. The...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Earthstompers, General Manager at Earthstompers Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

    Good day, Thanks so much for the great review! We are very happy to read your positive feedback from your Garden Route adventure with Christine. Thank you for your comment about the Backpackers' standard. Hostels/Backpackers in South Africa have quite a high standard and are...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

    This was trip of a lifetime! With Rochelle as our fantastic guide, we were able to experience things I could never do in our country like Great White shark cage diving and going on a safari. I highly recommend this tour for all adventurous people!

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Ann M
    Earthstompers, General Manager at Earthstompers Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

    Good day, Ann Thank you very much for the 5 star review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience of South Africa on our Garden Route tour. Thank you for recommending us! Safe Travels Cindy & the Earthstompers Team

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