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Cape Town and Garden Route
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Cape Town and Garden Route

This tour takes you from Cape Town to Cape Town in 7 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

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7 days


Short Breaks, Small Group Tours, Accommodated Tours,


Lodge, hostel, chalet or permanent tents

Tour Summary

Explore the Garden Route with this journey from Cape Town, along the coast, and back to the Mother City. Enjoy whale watching in Hermanus, oysters in Knysna and the Addo Elephant National Park en-route to Port Elizabeth.


General Notes

This tour departs every Sunday. All accommodation is in dorms.

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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.

Cape Town and Garden Route

Day 1, Cape Town to Cape Agulhas

Jump on the famous 'Whale Route' as we travel along the coast heading through Hermanus to Cape Agulhas - the southernmost point of Africa. Wander along the longest beach in the Southern Hemiphere or take up an optional dolphin & whale spotting boat trip (in season).

Day 2, Cape Agulhas to Oudtshoorn

Turning inland we make our way towards the ostrich capital of Oudtshoorn. Travel through the stunning 'Little Karoo', along Route 62, and stop for a swim at some natural hot springs along the way.

Cape Town and Garden Route

Day 3, Oudtshoorn to Tsitsikamma National Park

A guided tour of the Cango Caves might be a great way to start the day before travelling further along the Garden Route through the gorgeous Outeniqua Pass, Knysna and Storm's River. A chance to bungy the highest jump in the world before we spend the night just outside the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Day 4, Tsitsikamma National Park to Addo Elephant National Park

Travel past some of the best coastal scenery in South Africa! Pass Jeffrey's Bay - home to huge waves at 'Supertubes' and mecca to surfers world wide - before spending the night just outside the home to the 'Big 7' (as well as Elephants) - Addo Elephant National Park.

Cape Town and Garden Route

Day 5, Addo Elephant National Park to Port Elizabeth via (Jeffrey’s Bay)

After an early morning game drive through the winding roads of the Park we leave the Elephants behind and drive further south to the sunshine coast. We head for Jeffrey's Bay known for some of the best surfing spots along the South African coast before arriving in Port Elizabeth.

Day 6, Port Elizabeth to Knysna

Turning west we make our way along the beautiful coastline and stop for the night just outside of the oyster capital - Knysna.

Cape Town and Garden Route

Day 7, Knysna to Cape Town via (Swellendam)

Today's scenic drive takes us through Swellendam and Sir Lowry's Pass before arriving in the mother city of Cape Town.

Meals included in your tour cost

6 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

Highlights included in your tour cost

Cape Town and Garden Route

Cango Caves

Used in the Stone Age South Africa's oldest tourist attraction Guided tours

There are 14 optional activities available on this trip.

Prices shown are approximate

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This tour goes through: Cape Town, Addo Elephant National Park & 5 other destination(s) in Africa.


Crew: 1 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Minibus

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