One-Way Hop-on Hop-off Bus From Cape Town To Port Elizabeth

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 365 Days
  • Departure Time :
    Varies depending on location, refer to timetable link in voucher Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Selected accommodation on the list or central Cape Town meeting point
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off at select accommodation establishment along the route (see timetable link in voucher)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Enjoy the freedom to discover South Africa at your own pace with this unique one-way hop-on hop-off bus service between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Travel in the comfort of a 22 seater semi-luxury bus in the company of fellow travellers who share your passion for exploring and adventure. Convenient pickup and drop-off every days available from 200 accommodations (from backpacker hostels to guest houses and hotels) located in 40 different cities, towns and villages between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. You plan your own route, decide which stops you would like to make and how much time you want to spend in each town, there is no time limit on your ticket.

Know More about this tour

Choose your desired pick-up and drop-off points from a list of over 180 backpacking hostels in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and dozens of smaller towns along the way. Enjoy the flexibility to get on and off as many times as you want, wherever you want, in one direction, with no time limit. Either pre-book all of your stretches in advance or book each section of your itinerary as you travel if you prefer to be more spontaneous (at least 72 hours notice is recommended).

Reserve your desired bus rides with the local tour operator by providing your name, ticket number, departure date, pick-up hostel and drop-off point. You will be given a confirmation number for each stretch. Busses are 22 seater semi-luxury busses with on-board TV, DVD players and trailers capable of carrying surfboards and bicycles.

Please note that some of the locations shown on the map are only accessible through the use of independent shuttle services (not included in the ticket price) which link to the bus route. If you require shuttle services, you will need to pre-arrange them directly with the hostel offering the service. All accommodation needs to be booked directly with the hostels of your choice.

Itinerary:

Cape Town
Cape Town is South Africa’s 2nd largest city and offers the most diverse range of attractions, sights and activities to offer. It’s been dubbed as the ‘New York’ of Africa with a bustling and modern city centre to sights as diverse as Table Mountain, Robben Island and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Cape Town’s attractions cover the natural world and the country’s fascinating history in equal measure. The city is the hub of various cutting edge scenes.

Stellenbosch
Just a short distance from Cape Town, this is South Africa’s 2nd oldest town. It’s virtually surrounded by beautiful mountains such as the Helderberg mountain and Simonsberg mountain. Stellenbosch Wine Routes was the first wine route ever formed in South Africa and is now the largest of all the South African wine routes. It was also voted South Africa's favorite wine route and is also a university town offering a vast experience.

Hermanus
Not only does this modern town showcase the charm and beauty of the Overberg, Hermanus is the Whale Watching capital of the world. Whale season usually starts as early as June and ends in early December. During summer and autumn it’s known for its unforgettable holiday experiences from impressive scenery to spot cheap activities. This town has something for everyone.

Swellendam
Rich in history and known for its majestic beauty, Swellendam is one South Africa’s oldest towns. This town has loads to offer from impeccable scenery and wine tasting to a fascinating fairy sanctuary for the kids. Whether you’re a history buff or just interested on a new perspective on Swellendam it's definitely worth exploring.

Mossel Bay
This town is the start of South Africa’s stirring region, the Garden route. Mossel Bay is a coastal town best known for its stunning beaches and unique natural beauty. This town is jam packed with adventure, culture that stretches over 164 00 years old, modern infrastructure and admirable scenery.

George / Oudtshoorn
George is ideal to explore the regions many variant and diverse scenic wonders. Although one would think it’s mainly popular for its impeccable scenery this town is also well known for its sports, such as big matches during the 7's rugby. Oudtshoorn is one of the coolest little towns in South Africa, popular for the Cango Caves as well as being the Ostrich Capital of the world, this town offers a bit of everything for everyone like riding an Ostrich to hiking to waterfalls.

Knysna
This is the heart of the Cape Wildflower floral kingdom. Situated between lush forests and the shores of a peaceful lagoon, it offers many activities and attractions of a wide variety. The most well known attraction is two great sandstone cliffs guarding the mouth of the lagoon which connects the estuary with the sea. A lookout has been put together on the eastern head showcasing spectacular views of the lagoon, Leisure Isle and Knysna.

Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay is like a small piece of the Cape Peninsula cut away and secreted along a discrete piece of beautiful coastline. With a pretty cool island to explore, up market restaurants and plenty of wildlife and activities Plettenberg is a great place to escape to and experience the best of both worlds.

Jeffrey's Bay
Jeffrey’s Bay is a beautiful coastal town, renowned for its surfing culture, and laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Jeffrey’s Bay offers many exciting activities, awesome shopping opportunities at the local factory shops, legendary parties and so many funky and friendly people to meet.

Port Elizabeth
Known as South Africa’s ‘Friendly’ city, this city offers a diverse selection of attractions and things to do and mainly it’s a family-fun destination with Eco attractions, wildlife and cultural experiences, scenic nature trails as well as over 40 km of breathtaking coastlines and beaches.

Inclusions

  • Fuel surcharge
  • One-way shared transfer
  • Friendly, helpful and experienced driver
  • The driver will be using a headset for passengers to hear him clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hostels only, refer to Departure list on voucher)
  • Trailer attached so you can bring along your bike, surfboard or Golf Set, etc.
  • No extra charge when changing trip details in advance
  • On board information files about accommodation and activities in each town

Exclusions

  • Shuttle cost for inaccessible areas
  • Accommodation

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Refer to voucher timetable and days of departure for each bus when planning your itinerary

Reserve your seats in advance as seating is subject to availability

Times given on the timetable are only a guideline. Times depend on traffic, roadworks, etc.

You need to be ready 15 minutes prior to pick up time

Not wheelchair accessible

A maximum of 6 people per booking