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The Garden Route - 9 days Tour

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The Garden Route - 9 days OVERVIEW

TOUR SUMMARY

9 days

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Country(ies): South Africa

Tour type: Shoestring

Group size: Min: 4 | Max: 12

Accommodation: Backpacker Hostels or Deluxe Guesthouses/Boutique Hotels

Meals:

Transport: AC minibus/coach

Highlights: Cape Town, Cape Agulhas, Route 62 wine tasting, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves, easy canoeing in Wilderness NP, Knysna Heads viewpoint, Sedgefield beaches, Tsitsikamma NP, Big 5 safari in Addo Elephant Park, Mossel Bay.

Experience the best of the Cape in nine exciting days. This adventure group tour combines nature, adventure, history and culture to create a memorable experience in South Africa.

After experiencing the famous sights of Cape Town, you travel along the beautiful Garden Route, stopping to see all its main highlights. These include Cape Agulhas, the Cango Caves, Knysna, the Bloukrans Bridge, Oudtshoorn and more.

You also get to go on a Big Five safari in Addo, as well as try out several unique and thrilling adventure activities, from shark cage diving to skydiving to sandboarding. This trip will be the adventure of a lifetime!

ITINERARY

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Day 1 Arrival in Cape Town

Your tour starts with your arrival in Cape Town, the Mother City. You are transferred from Cape Town International Airport to your accommodation.

OVERNIGHT:

Cape Town Backpackers or Deluxe Guesthouse

MEALS:

None

EXTRAS:

None


Day 2 Free time In Cape Town

You have today to yourself and can explore beautiful Cape Town at your leisure. There are many interesting sites to visit in this historic yet modern city. Highlights include Robben Island, Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Signal Hill, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches, Hout Bay and the Constantia wine region.

The city sightseeing bus tour is an excellent way to experience Cape Town and we highly recommend trying it out. We also offer assistance with booking optional group day tours- these include a Cape Peninsula Tour or a Cape Winelands Tour.

OVERNIGHT:

Cape Town Backpackers or Deluxe Guesthouse

MEALS:

Breakfast

EXTRAS:

None


Day 3 Hermanus and Cape Agulhas

Today we leave Cape Town and head towards Hermanus. This is a charming seaside town featuring markets, shops, and restaurants. It is also famous for its populations of Southern Right Whales, which can be seen during the whale season (July-November).

On our way to Hermanus, we make a stop at Betties Bay, where we are treated to the extraordinary experience of seeing a colony of endangered African penguins.

This morning part of the tour will be missed by guests who have chosen to do the shark cage diving activity today. They will head out in the early morning for this activity and rejoin us for the afternoon, when we visit Cape Agulhas. This is the southernmost tip of Africa and the place where the Indian & Atlantic Oceans meet.

OVERNIGHT:

L'Agulhas Backpackers or Deluxe Guesthouse

MEALS:

Breakfast, Dinner

EXTRAS:

None


Day 4 Oudtshoorn and Cango Caves

Today we travel along the famous Route 62, the longest wine route in South Africa. Our destination is the town of Oudtshoorn, located in the Little Karoo, an amazing desert habitat also known as the Ostrich capital of the world.

We visit a winery for lunch and a wine tasting, before visiting the renowned Cango Caves. We take a guided adventure tour, where we are able to see the spectacular caves and underground rock formations.

OVERNIGHT:

Oudtshoorn Backpackers or Deluxe Guesthouse

MEALS:

Breakfast, Dinner

EXTRAS:

None


Day 5 Wilderness National Park, Knysna, Sedgefield

Today we spend the morning out enjoying the wilderness. We drive over the Outeniqua Pass, which has lovely views and head into Wilderness National Park for a canoeing adventure on the Touw River. We paddle through the park for about 40 minutes, enjoying the scenic surrounds and abundant birdlife, before taking a short two kilometre hike to a waterfall and rock pools.

After this adventurous morning, we head for the famous town of Knysna, where we can take a breather and explore the restaurants and shops. We then visit the Knysna Heads viewpoint, from where we enjoy stunning views of the Knysna River estuary as it meets the Indian Ocean.

We then depart for the town of Sedgefield, where we have a relaxing end to the day with a walk or visit to the beautiful beaches.

OVERNIGHT:

Sedgefield Backpackers or Deluxe Guesthouse

MEALS:

Breakfast, Dinner

EXTRAS:

None


Day 6 Bloukrans Bungee and Tsitsikamma National Park

Today we visit Tsitsikamma National Park. On our way, we make a truly memorable stop at the Bloukrans Bridge bungee - the highest bridge bungee jump in the world (216 metres). The thrill-seekers of the group will have a chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime activity.

We then head to Tsitsikamma National Park, a beautiful reserve featuring indigenous forests and bordered by the rugged coastline. Several activities are on offer here, including hiking, swimming, and crossing a suspension bridge across a river mouth. After our time in the park, we depart for Addo.

OVERNIGHT:

Addo Backpackers or Deluxe Guesthouse

MEALS:

Breakfast, Dinner

EXTRAS:

None


Day 7 Game-viewing in Addo

Today we go out on safari in the African bush. Addo Elephant National Park is 28,000 hectares in size and is home to around 600 elephants. Besides these magnificent creatures, the park also houses lions, buffalo, black rhino, zebra, kudu, and warthog, amongst others. We spend a few hours exploring the park, encountering the animals in their natural habitat and observing their behaviours and interactions.

After this exciting and memorable experience, we head back to our destination for the night, which will be in either Mossel Bay or Wilderness.

OVERNIGHT:

Wilderness Beach House Backpackers or Deluxe Guesthouse

MEALS:

None

EXTRAS:

None


Day 8 Activities in Mossel Bay

Today we head to Mossel Bay, where a variety of exciting activities awaits us. We hike along the Cape St. Blaize Trail, which meanders across the cliffs next to the sea. There are beautiful beaches to visit, and we also stop at the Diaz Museum Complex, where we learn about the history of Europe’s first-known expedition to the tip of Africa.

Optional adventure activities are on offer for the adrenaline junkies, including a 10,000 foot tandem skydive and a sandboarding experience on South Africa’s longest dune. In the evening, we head back to Cape Town/Stellenbosch.

OVERNIGHT:

Cape Town Backpackers or Deluxe Guesthouse

MEALS:

Breakfast

EXTRAS:

None


Day 9 Departure from Cape Town

The tour ends today in Cape Town. You are transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your onward journey.

OVERNIGHT:

N/A

MEALS:

Breakfast

EXTRAS:

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Included:
  • 24hr airport arrival & departure transfers
  • 8 nights accommodation in Backpacker Hostels or Deluxe Guesthouses/Hotels
  • All transport in AC minibuses
  • All activities and highlights as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Experienced & qualified local driver/guide
  • Local wine tasting
  • Cango Caves adventure tour
  • Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
  • Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners

Excluded:
  • International Flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees if required
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for guides & drivers
  • Entrance fees and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional tours in Cape Town and elsewhere
  • Any other items not mentioned above

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This tour is available at two levels, either staying in en-suite twin/double rooms in top-end Backpacker Hostels or in a mix of Deluxe Guesthouses and Boutique Hotels.

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Accommodation

The hotels and accommodations listed below are the ones we most often on this tour. From time to time we may exchange these for similar properties at the same level. In general, specific hotels cannot be guaranteed on our group tours, but you may select your preferred options if you are booking a tailor-made trip.

Atlantic Point Backpackers

Atlantic Point Backpackers

Cape Town


Atlantic Point Backpackers is located in the trendy Green Point area of Cape Town close to the V&A waterfront, shops and cafes. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, a BBQ area, lounge, self-catering kitchen, entertainment area, and a range of room types.

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 Atlantic Point Backpackers Atlantic Point Backpackers

Atlantic Point Backpackers is located in a recently renovated 3 story mansion in the trendy Green Point area of central Cape Town, just 1km from the waterfront and 750m from the new Green Point stadium. There are shops, restaurants and cafes within a couple of minutes walk. It has all the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpackers including free Wi-Fi, a BBQ area, lounge, self-catering kitchen, bar and entertainment area. 

A variety of rooms are available including mixed or female dorms, single bed dorms, and private rooms – some of which are en-suite for added comfort.

 

Parker Cottage (upgrade)

Parker Cottage (upgrade)

Cape Town


Located in the heart of Cape Town, this beautiful guesthouse exudes elegance and graceful charm. It is close to Table Mountain and other attractions, and offers a variety of accommodation types.

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 Parker Cottage (upgrade) Parker Cottage (upgrade)

Located in the heart of Cape Town, this beautiful guesthouse exudes elegance and graceful charm. It is close to Table Mountain and other attractions, and offers a variety of accommodation types.

Cape Agulhas Backpackers

Cape Agulhas Backpackers

Struisbaai / L'Agulhas


This is the most southerly Backpackers in Africa, located in the picturesque harbour town of Struisbaai, 300m from the beach. All rooms have fans and heaters with towels provided. There is a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, pool and bar.

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 Cape Agulhas Backpackers Cape Agulhas Backpackers

This is the most southerly Backpackers in Africa, located in the picturesque harbour town of Struisbaai just 300m from warm Indian Ocean beaches.

There are a range of room types including shared dorms and private en-suite rooms. All have a ceiling fan and heaters, with towels provided. There is a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, swimming pool, garden, bar and bonfire area.

 

 

Mermaid Guest House (upgrade)

Mermaid Guest House (upgrade)

Struisbaai / L'Agulhas


This charming guesthouse is situated just 400 metres from the beach, and is close to all the main Cape Agulhas attractions. The delightful ocean-themed accommodation features all essential modern amenities.

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 Mermaid Guest House (upgrade) Mermaid Guest House (upgrade)

This charming guesthouse is situated just 400 metres from the beach, and is close to all the main Cape Agulhas attractions. The delightful ocean-themed accommodation features all essential modern amenities.

Backpackers Paradise

Backpackers Paradise

Oudtshoorn


This is a family-run hostel, located within walking distance of Oudtshoorn’s restaurants, shops, and museums. Offering gorgeous mountain views, the hostel’s facilities include a bar, restaurant, pool, WiFi, kitchen, and travel desk.

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 Backpackers Paradise Backpackers Paradise

This is a family-run hostel, located within walking distance of Oudtshoorn’s restaurants, shops, and museums. Offering gorgeous mountain views, the hostel’s facilities include a bar, restaurant, pool, WiFi, kitchen, and travel desk. Room types include doubles, family, and dorms.

Hlangana Guest House (upgrade)

Hlangana Guest House (upgrade)

Oudtshoorn


This small 4-star lodge offers high-quality accommodation and excellent facilities, just 1km from the Oudtshoorn city centre. It is within an easy 30-minute drive from the famous Cango Caves

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 Hlangana Guest House (upgrade) Hlangana Guest House (upgrade)

This small 4-star lodge offers high-quality accommodation and excellent facilities, just 1km from the Oudtshoorn city centre. It is within an easy 30-minute drive from the famous Cango Caves

Afrovibe Beach House (backpackers)

Afrovibe Beach House (backpackers)

Sedgefield


This comfortable beach hostel is found in the seaside town of Sedgefield, home to unparalleled pristine beaches. Several room types are available, from family to dorm.

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 Afrovibe Beach House (backpackers) Afrovibe Beach House (backpackers)

This comfortable beach hostel is found in the seaside town of Sedgefield, home to unparalleled pristine beaches. Several room types are available, from family to dorm. Facilities include en-suite bathrooms, bar and restaurant, WiFi, and an Adventure Centre offering opportunities to book a variety of thrilling activities.

Dover on Sea (upgrade)

Dover on Sea (upgrade)

Sedgefield


Located in Sedgefield, this is a quaint little bed&breakfast guesthouse with glorious sea views. 4-star accommodation, modern facilities, delicious breakfasts, and personal touches from the owners ensure a delightful stay.

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 Dover on Sea (upgrade) Dover on Sea (upgrade)

Located in Sedgefield, this is a quaint little bed&breakfast guesthouse with glorious sea views. 4-star accommodation, modern facilities, delicious breakfasts, and personal touches from the owners ensure a delightful stay.

Avoca River Cabins

Avoca River Cabins

Addo


These charmingly rustic cabins sit on the banks of a river, just 20 minutes from Addo Elephant National Park. Surrounded by a beautiful citrus farm, there are a variety of room types to choose from.

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 Avoca River Cabins Avoca River Cabins

These charmingly rustic cabins sit on the banks of a river, just 20 minutes from Addo Elephant National Park. Surrounded by a beautiful citrus farm, there are a variety of room types to choose from. The owners personally welcome you and see to your needs.

Wilderness Beach House Backpackers

Wilderness Beach House Backpackers

Wilderness


This is a backpacker lodge on the Garden Route, set overlooking the beach. It features dorms, twin and double rooms, and a beach view cottage. Some bathrooms are communal, while others are en-suite.

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 Wilderness Beach House Backpackers Wilderness Beach House Backpackers

This is a backpacker lodge on the Garden Route, set overlooking the beach. It features dorms, twin and double rooms, and a beach view cottage. Some bathrooms are communal, while others are en-suite. Facilities include a pub, herb garden, and open-air terrace where meals are served. There is also a fully-equipped communal kitchen. The lodge is known for its food, especially the pizza made in the wood-fired oven.

 

Mes Amis (upgrade)

Mes Amis (upgrade)

Wilderness


This guest house is found on Wilderness Beach in the Western Cape. Rooms are spacious and modern, all with sea views, patios, private entrances, and en-suite facilities.

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 Mes Amis (upgrade) Mes Amis (upgrade)

This guest house is found on Wilderness Beach in the Western Cape. Rooms are spacious and modern, all with sea views, patios, private entrances, and en-suite facilities. They also have safes, TVs, and minibars. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Guests have private access to the beach, and there is a pool, guest lounge, and breakfast available.

 

Options

Our tours are designed to include all that you need to enjoy a really special time in the destination you‘re visiting. However, we do also offer some extra options to complement the tour and add some additional sightseeing or activities, or some extra time at either end of the tour.

All accommodation based options (e.g. Single supplements, extra nights, cruise upgrades) should be booked and paid for in advance so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. Other options may either be booked and paid for in advance or while you are on the tour, though we recommend booking in advance to ensure there are no issues with availability.

Many options are priced the same throughout the year, but some may incur single or high season supplements - full details are given on the tour reservation form or on request.

Extra day in Cape Town - pre-tour

Extra day in Cape Town - pre-tour

Min numbers: 1


This option adds an extra day to the start of your tour, staying in the same hotel as the main tour itself (subject to availability). Prices shown are per person and based on two people sharing.

*Price from
£50
per person/s

*Price based on 2 person/s

This option adds an extra day to the start of your tour, staying in the same hotel as the main tour itself (subject to availability). Airport transfers are not included, but are available as an additional option. Prices shown are per person and based on two people sharing.

Note: Single room and peak season supplements apply.

Options available while on tour (SASHGR | SASHG9)

Options available while on tour

Min numbers: 1


These options are available from local activity providers while you are on the tour.

*Price from
On Request
per person/s

*Price based on 1 person/s

These options are availabile while you are on the tour from local activity providers who your booking will be with. Prices are given as a guide and are subject to change. Please contact us in advance to book the Sunday Cape Winelands and Cape Peninsular tours and the Monday Shark cage diving option as we will need to reserve arrangements for you before you arrive.

Country Day Activity Price Range
South Africa Sunday One Day Cape Winelands group tour R880
South Africa Sunday One Day Cape Peninsula group tour R1100
South Africa Monday Shark cage diving - Shark cage diving clients will be picked up in Cape Town early Monday morning by the shark company. Shark diving clients will only meet up with the tour group after lunch on the first day and will miss out on the first half of day 3. R2550
South Africa Monday Whale watching boat trip (in-season, July - November) R900
South Africa Thursday Bungee jumping (216m) R1350
South Africa Thursday Tree-top canopy tour R660
South Africa Friday 2-hour additional Addo game drive (open vehicle, early morning) R390
Single supplement - Backpacker lodges (SASHG9)

Single supplement - Backpacker lodges

Min numbers: 1


This tour is based on twin-share accommodation. This option books a single room in all the accommodation throughout the tour. It is not required if you are happy to share a room.

*Price from
£249
per person/s

*Price based on 1 person/s

This tour is based on twin-share accommodation, with single bookers paired up with another traveller of the same sex in the group. If the final group make-up means that no room share is available, you do not need to pay this supplement. However, if you would like to guarantee yourself a single room throughout the tour, then please add this option to your booking.

Note: Single supplement prices may vary seasonally.

Single Supplement - Guesthouse upgrade (SASHG9)

Single Supplement - Guesthouse upgrade

Min numbers: 1


This option books a single room in all the upgraded guesthouse/boutique hotel accommodation throughout the tour. Room shares may be available but the supplement is payable if a room share cannot be arranged.

*Price from
£249
per person/s

*Price based on 1 person/s

This option books a single room in all the upgraded accommodation staying in deluxe guesthouses and boutique hotels throughout the tour. If you are a single traveller and would be happy to share a room, let us know and we will see if we can pair you up with another single traveller of the same sex. If a room share is not available when you book then we will add the single room supplement to your booking and it will be payable with your balance payment unless we have arranged a room share for you by then. If a room share is arranged after you have paid the supplement then we will refund it to you. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.

Accommodations most often used for the guesthouse upgrade are shown below. Alternative properties of a similar standard may be used on some dates.

Cape Town - Parker Cottage or Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel
Struisbaai / L'Agulhas - Mermaid Guest House
Oudtshoorn - Hlangana Guest House
Sedgefield - Dover on Sea 
Wilderness - Mes Amis
Addo - Avoca River Cabins (same for both levels)

Extra day in Cape Town - post tour

Extra day in Cape Town - post tour

Min numbers: 1


This option adds an extra day to the end of your tour, staying in the same hotel as the main tour itself (subject to availability). Prices shown are per person and based on two people sharing.

*Price from
£59
per person/s

*Price based on 2 person/s

This option adds an extra day to the start of your tour, staying in the same hotel as the main tour itself (subject to availability). Airport transfers are not included, but are available as an additional option. Prices shown are per person and based on two people sharing.

Note: Single room and peak season supplements apply.

 

Tour Notes

The detailed Tour Notes below have been written to give you some more detailed information about how the tour runs, what to expect, and how to prepare for your holiday. We recommend downloading an up to date copy of these shortly before you travel in case of any changes.

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  1. Accommodation

As is typical on our Shoestring level tours, more than one level of accommodation is available on this trip. All options have been selected based on their cleanliness, service levels, setting and atmosphere. We also select places close to each other so often it is just a short walk between them. Included dinners are generally taken together at the backpacker lodge, though you are welcome to eat elsewhere if you prefer.

Backpacker Lodges:
The standard level of the tour is based on staying in good quality backpacker style lodges. These have a friendly, social vibe, and are ideal for younger travellers looking for a bit of an atmosphere. They often have a bar or bonfire area for socialising. Although available at a budget price, the standard of backpacker lodges in South Africa is generally very high. The standard tour price is based on staying in private en-suite twin/double rooms. These can often surprise you with the level and quality of accommodation provided. Discounts are available on request if you would prefer to stay in mixed dorm rooms (4-12 beds) or private twin/double rooms with shar