The Garden Route- from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

The Garden Route- from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town 670 , 7 Days
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This 7-day tour highlights South Africa’s southernmost coastal areas and National Parks.

From game driving safari adventures in Addo Elephant National Park to the pristine protected Garden Route, you will travel through scrub bush and indigenous forest, along river and sea. There are a myriad of activities available to you, including the highest bungee jump in the world at Bloukraans Bridge, hiking in the Tsitsikamma National Park, Cango Caving and ostrich riding in Oudtshoorn and wine tasting in Stellenbosch to name but a few. We’ll also throw in some spectacular scenery for exceptional photographic opportunities and you’ll be guaranteed to meet some interesting locals enroute.

Please note that the listed price is for tent accommodation at specificly designed camping sites !
You can also book an accommodated version (in double room bungalows) of the tour as you can check the supplement payment in the additional expences section listed below after the itinearay !

Highlights:

♦ Addo Elephant National Park-it is recognised as one of South Africa’s most popular national parks and game reserves
♦ Tsitsikamma National Park-a mild all-year-round climate affords tourists the opportunity to engage in a myriad of fun outdoor activities
♦ Knysna-the town resides neatly on the outskirts of the Knysna Lagoon and is surrounded by mountains that are home to the notorious Knysna Forest.
♦ Oudtshoorn-Ostrich Capital of the World-it is home to the world's largest ostrich population, with a number of specialized ostrich breeding farms.
♦ Stellenbosch-steeped in history and renowned for its exquisite scenery and outstanding wines,
♦ Cape Town- Home to Table Mountain the most iconic tourist attractions on the continent, there is no shortage of adventure and travel options as well as world class accommodation for visitors to choose from.


Itinerary:

Day 1. Greater Addo Elephant National Park area

This morning you will be collected from Port Elizabeth and will be transferred to camp for lunch. In the afternoon we visit Addo. Recent expansion has seen Addo grow to become the third largest of South Africa’s National Parks. The unique vegetation of Addo supports a wide variety of wildlife and we will spend the afternoon in search of the animals.

Day 2. Tsitsikamma National Park

Setting out early this morning we make a brief visit to the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay. Most famous for its waves this little town is also home to a small Surfing Museum. We then turn west to the Tsitiskamma region where we set up for the next two nights and where the wonders of the Garden Route await.

Day 3. Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s premier marine reserves and this morning we set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot. Our hike along the Waterfall Trail sees us cover the first section of the world renowned Otter Trail the chance to view the ‘Big Tree’, this is not an easy hike and those who prefer a more leisurely option can make use of the boardwalks to the Storms River Mouth. We return after our hike and will have the chance to enjoy the Woodcutters Journey in the afternoon – experiencing the uniqueness of the Tsitsikamma biome and learning about the history of the area and its indigenous fauna & flora.

Day 4. Heart of the Garden Route

The Garden Route is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, forest walks and an exciting menu of optional adventures. While our morning is set aside for an exploration of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers us a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this paradise. We end the afternoon on the beautiful beaches of the Keurbooms Lagoon. Today offers a number of optional activities and your guide will assist you with a plan to get the most out the day, the truck will run a set schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs giving you the freedom to join or leave at the places of most interest to you.

Day 5. Oudtshoorn

We make our way inland, crossing the Outeniqua Mountains and descend to the town of Oudtshoorn. We head to the famous Cango caves to enjoy a guided tour where we marvel at the astonishing formations that have formed in these impressive limestone caves.

Day 6. Route 62 - Hermanus

Travelling through the valley of the Klein Karoo, we follow the winding tarmac of Route 62. Road trips in South Africa are an exploration of the rural highlights that dot the lesser known byways of the land. No journey would be complete without sampling the offerings of a “Padstal” along the way. These small farm stalls offer a selection of homemade treats and bakes and are an important cog in the economies of rural towns. One of the more quirky highlights today is Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub!

Day 7. The Cape Whale Coast Route

Made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys, the Cape Whale Coast is a pristine stretch of the South African coastline which runs from the town of Rooiels for roughly 150km, to the east. Beginning early, we will have a short time to stroll along the boardwalk in Hermanus in search of the southern right whales that frequent the shores in the months of July to November. Next we stop at the largest breeding colony of the African Penguin, Stony Point Nature Reserve before travelling along the coast to a wine farm in the Stellenbosch region to sample some chocolates & wine. Your tour comes to an end upon arrival in the city centre of Cape Town.

Practical information: Tour guides will shop and prepare meals and group participation in camp chores is required. Luggage should not exceed 10 kg Bring euro, USD or South African Rand in cash for this trip.Local payment should be made in cash in ZAR or USD. Traveller checkes, credit cards and 100 $ bills are not accepted for this purpose. Please dress appropriately for border crossings, village and market visits-ie:no bare feet, no bare chests, no bikinis and no hats. Bring small gifts.All children love ballpoint pens and coloured pencils and books.Please avoid giving children sweets and money as this encourages them to beg. You will be part of an international group and you will be expected to participate in some of the daily activities as preparing food, pushing the vehicle if stuck etc.It's part of the adventure! This is Africa, where everything happens at its own slow pace and not always as planned, so take it easy and with a smile!

Insurances: Adequate Travel Insurance is necessary. Medical Insurance is not sufficient. Upon request, we will provide you with more information about the insurance required.

Vaccination: а Yellow Fever Certificate might be rewuired for this tour depending on your nationality. Malaria prophylactics is not required throughtout this route.

Notes: The African sun is very strong.Please use a factor 30 sunscreen and wear a hat. You should drink at least 3 litres of water per day to avoid dehydration.It can also get very cold during winter months on this route. Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems. As the activities on your tour can be moved to any day during the tour, we also highly recommend that you bok your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends.


Price Includes:
accommodation in tents at a specifically designed camping sites
meals 6 breakfasts
7 lunches and 6 dinners (unless otherwise specified,all meals are served in the adventure truck)
transport according to program
English speaking guide
Tsitsikamma National Park Entrance
Cango Caves Basic Tour
Wine tasting and Cheetah breeding project

Not Included:
international flight tickets
travel insurance
transfers from and to the airport
tips
accommodation before the tour
optional adventures on spot
drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
personal expenses
visas

Additional Services:
Supplement for accommodated option: 330 EUR (Single room supplement for accommodated option: 85 EUR)

Vacation Extensions:
Safari in Southern Africa - From Cape Town to Victoria Falls (camping)


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670 EUR
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7 Days
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670 EUR
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7 Days
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670 EUR
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7 Days
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50 EUR
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670 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
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Guaranteed departure
Price
670 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price
670 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price
670 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price
670 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price
670 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
50 EUR
Status
Guaranteed departure

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Price without flight ticket 660 EUR
Group Size
Max. 18 people
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