4-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour From Cape Town
OverviewSee the best of South Africa's famed Garden Route on this 4-day adventure tour from Cape town. Visitseaside Mossel Bay,sip local wine, hike in the gorgeous Tsitsikamma National Park, float through Wilderness National Park in a canoe and soak in the sun on the beautiful beaches of the southern coast. Top it all off with agame drive on aprivate game reserve.
Know More about this tourThe 4-Day Garden Route and Addo Adventure from Cape Town is a fast-paced, adventure-packed tourshowcasingthe best of what the Southern coast of Africa has to offer.
Day 1: Cape Town Barrydale - Oudtshoorn
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 Africas 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 (barbecue) in Oudtshoorn.
Day 2: Oudtshoorn Mossel Bay
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, and 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 skydive or sandboarding on the longest dune-ride in South Africa. 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.
Day 3: Mossel Bay Tsitsikamma Sedgefield
Today we continue along the coastline to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the worlds 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, kayaking, 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) at a beach bar.
Day 4: Sedgefield - Wilderness Cape Town
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.
Inclusions for 4-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour From Cape Town
- 3 nights accommodation (backpacker or guesthouse options)
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Pickup and drop-off
- Services of a professional local tour guide
- Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
- Entrance and canoeing in Wilderness National Park
- Cango Caves tour
- Game drive
- Breakfast (days 2, 3, 4)
- Dinners (day 1 & 3)
- Local wine tasting
Exclusions for 4-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour From Cape Town
- Gratuities (optional)
- Dinner on Day 2
- Optional activities, such as skydiving, sandboarding, bungee jumping or ziplining
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Pick up/drop off points: Cape Town central (central business district, Camps Bay, Sea Point, Green Point, Observatory, Rondebosch), the airport, or Stellenbosch. Please contact us if you need to arrange pick up outside of these areas.
The company reserves the right to change itinerary, accommodation, and transport along the way should circumstances dictate. Many of these outdoor activities are weather dependent, which could force changes in the itinerary. The guide will try his or her best to arrange events according to prevailing weather conditions.
We have space for each passenger to have one suitcase/backpack and one carry-on-sized piece of luggage a laptop bag, backpack, or similar. There are generally not porters or staff available to assist with luggage your luggage should be of a size and weight you can comfortably manage. Hard or soft suitcases are fine. If you have more luggage than this, please contact us in advance to make alternative arrangements, as our trailers are only designed to fit one suitcase per person.
The vehicles that we will be touring in are fully air-conditioned and can comfortably seat 8 adults including driver/guide or 14 adults including driver/guide. The seats in our 14-seater vans are comparable in size to an airplane seat if you are uncomfortable in that set up, please enquire about a private tour, so we can arrange a different vehicle.
This is an active tour. It is best suited towards those who like to be on the move, and can comfortably walk, carry luggage, get in and out of the vehicle frequently, etc. The group is almost always a mix between backpackers and guesthouse clients, and ages can range from 18 towe dont set an upper age limit, but generally about 65. Our average age is 33. Our groups range between 4-12 people, with most guests hailing from Europe, America, Canada, and Australia. The group tour is perfect for the solo traveller, small groups of friends, or couples, as you will have the opportunity to travel with a diverse group of people from all over the world.
Breakfasts are included on days 2-4, and typically include fruit, muesli, eggs, toast, yogurt, and cereals. Two dinners are also included, and are authentic South African meals, such as potjie (stew) and braai (barbeque). Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance. We are able to cater for vegetarian diets, but not strict gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan or halal diets. Lunch and drinks are on guests own account. Dinners for all clients, including those staying at the guesthouse, take place at the backpackers on nights 1 and 3.
All tours are conducted in English. We ask that while you are in the group, you make an effort to speak English, so that everyone can be included in the conversation.
Our tours take place in a malaria-free area, so no anti-malaria precautions are necessary. You are however advised to bring insect repellent during summer.
Most guests come away with incredible photos of their week, and share those photos among the group. We like to use tour photos in social media and promotional materials. If you do not wish for your photo or image to be used in this way, please let us know in advance.
Please wear clothes that you are comfortable in. This tour includes several hikes and walks, so comfortable shoes are essential. No special hiking boots are needed. A small backpack would be useful on the hike. A rain jacket is a good idea, as well as a sweater or jacket for the cool evenings by the sea. Bring a hat; the African sun can be intense! Also bring a hat & gloves in winter the open game-viewing vehicle can be quite chilly in winter.
The Garden Route has a Mediterranean climate, which is pleasant to visit all year round. It gets rainfall throughout the year, mostly at night (you can imagine why its called the Garden Route!) Temperatures in winter range between 6-21 degrees Celsius (C), and summer temperatures range between 17-30 degrees C. This tour also goes into the Little Karoo, where temperatures can get as high as 40 C in summer, and zero degrees C in winter.
It is strongly recommended that you hold comprehensive travel insurance to safeguard you against possible unforeseen emergency and theft. Earthstompers has comprehensive passenger and public liability insurance, but this does not cover the theft of guests' personal belongings.
Earthstompers, or its employees and agents shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from any liability in respect of loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person or their luggage or other personal property under any circumstances whatsoever whilst on tour.
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.