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    The ultimate Garden Route adventure & safari experience - spot abundant wildlife in 3 national parks along the south eastern coast.

    13 spots to explore

    Wilderness Canoe

    • Wilderness National Park
    • INCLUDED
    • ± 1-2 hours

    Evergreen temperate forests merge with rocky beaches to touch the warm Indian Ocean. Lagoons and strings of shining lakes beg to be explored. Canoe on streams in the Wilderness National Park and watch the bird life while you glide over the water on your encounter with Mother Nature; or follow the shady footpaths that wind through a wonderland of giant trees into the forest.

    Myoli Beach

    • Sedgefield area
    • INCLUDED

    This stretch of white beach starts at the Sedgefield Lagoon mouth - an unspoiled paradise with the Indian Ocean’s warmer waters. Nothing happens quickly in this ‘Slow Town’ - a small town community focused on celebrating local arts & crafts and a natural way of life. Situated between Knysna and Wilderness - this beautiful seaside village is surrounded entirely by lakes, fynbos covered dunes and forests

    Knysna Heads

    • Knysna
    • INCLUDED
    • ± 30 min

    A lively, popular holiday town nestled between forested mountains and sea, and curves around a big lagoon.
    Walk to The Heads, where the sea crashes between two massive sandstone cliffs.

    Waterfall Zipline

    • Tsitsikamma Forest
    • OPTIONAL ± R 400
    • ± 45 min

    The eight slides, of which the longest is 211m, zigzag along cables across the river gorge, as high as 50m above the water in some places with views over indigenous Tsitsikamma forest.

    Bungy Jump

    • Bloukrans bridge
    • OPTIONAL ± R 990
    • 30 second jump

    Jump 216 m from the world’s highest commercial bungy jumping spot at Bloukrans bridge, or watch the adrenaline junkies as they scream through the air. The ultimate rush if you ever imagined trying to fly.

    Tsitsikamma Hike

    • Tsitsikamma National Park
    • INCLUDED
    • ± 1-2 hours

    Spend time in lush green paradise as we explore the marine reserve with its unique combination of ancient Outenique Yellowwood forests and wild dramatic coastal landscape. Walk along forest trails to a suspension bridge and find a quiet spot from where to absorb the living splendour. Look out for inquisitive vervet monkeys & array of bird life in dense vegetation.

    Addo Bus Safari

    • Addo Elephant National Park
    • INCLUDED
    • ± 2 hours

    Explore the third-largest national park in South Africa - a world of diversity; varied landscapes of fauna and flora - in our guided tour bus. The lush vegetation provides protection and food to support the most dense population of wild elephants on the planet. Home to over 500 elephants and also lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and in the marine section, great white sharks and southern right whales, which means that Addo is one of the few reserves in the world that can boast having the Big 7.

    J-Bay Beach / Shopping

    • Jeffrey's Bay

    At the heart of the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast, this surfers’ haven is rated one of the top surfing spots in the world. Go for a quick surf or just chill out at the beach. Rent a board or shop for bargains at surfwear factory shops for well known labels.

    Ostrich Farm Tour

    • Oudtshoorn
    • INCLUDED
    • ± 45 min

    Inland from the Cape’s famous Garden Route, over breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes, red rock cliffs and wide open spaces of the Klein Karoo, you’ll find Oudtshoorn - once known as the ostrich capital of the world.

    4x4 Safari

    • Buffelsdrift Game Reserve
    • OPTIONAL ± R360
    • ± 2 hours

    Get up-close and spot wildlife from a specially adapted open 4x4 open vehicle, led by a knowledgeable game ranger in this malaria-free private game reserve.

    Cango Caves Tour

    • foothills of Swartberg Mountains
    • INCLUDED
    • 60 min

    Crawl deep underground in this lluminated wonderland of subterranean caves filled with magic and mystery. Follow passageways that lead to vast halls inside the earth, where colourful stalactites hang like ancient chandeliers.

    Elephant Bush Walk

    • Game Reserve
    • OPTIONAL ± R405
    • ± 45 min

    Walk with orphaned elephants to get to know these gentle giants.

    Cape Route 62

    • Route 62 wine tasting
    • INCLUDED
    • ± 5 hours drive

    Along South Africa's famous country road you'll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards.





      itinerary guideline

      The ultimate Garden Route and Eastern Cape experience. Spot abundant wildlife by exploring three national parks along the south eastern coast - including Tsitsikamma -, Wilderness- and Addo National Park. Swim in the Indian Ocean, surf the famous waves of J’bay. Set your sense of adventure free and get your adrenaline pumping by taking part in a selection of exhilarating adventure activities, like Bungy jumping & Waterfall Ziplining in paradise.

      Day 1 : CAPE TOWN – WILDERNESS NATIONAL PARK – SEDGEFIELD

      Travel route ± 470 km
      Early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town CBD or Stellenbosch.
      Canoe on the Wilderness lagoon and watch the bird life while gliding over the water in a pure encounter with nature in Wilderness National Park - 18km of beaches cooled by sea spray, five lakes, five rivers and two estuaries, Wilderness is one of nature's jewels in the crown.
      Enjoy a quick swim in the Indian Ocean or walk along the white sandy shoreline of Myoli Beach.
      -Overnight in Wilderness / Sedgefield area

      Day 2 : SEDGEFIELD – KNYSNA – TSITSIKAMMA – JEFFREYS BAY

      Travel route ± 230 km
      Nestled between forested mountains, sea and curving around a big lagoon, visit The Heads where the sea crashes through these two massive sandstone cliffs.
      Optional bungee jumping - face your fears as you bungee from the world’s highest bungee jumping bridge or watch the adrenaline junkies as they scream through the air.
      If you don't want to do the bungee experience, you can visit the 1000 year old Big Tree in Tsitsikamma forest.
      Walk along forest trails in Tsitsikamma National Park, exploring this marine reserve with its unique combination of dramatic coastal and forest landscapes.
      - Overnight in Jeffreys Bay

      Day 3 : JEFFREYS BAY – ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK – JBAY

      Travel route ± 120 km & ±3 hours in Addo Park
      Rise early morning for a guided game drive in the tour vehicle to explore Addo National Park – the third largest national park in South Africa, a world of diversity; varied landscapes, fauna and flora and home to over 500 elephants, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, lions, a variety of antelope and zebra and other species.
      Go for a quick surf or beach-time at Jeffreys Bay. The backpackers hire out surf boards and wetsuits at extra cost, or shop at surfwear factory shops for excellent deals on well-known labels.
      - Overnight in Jeffreys Bay

      Day 4 : JEFFREYS BAY – CANGO CAVES – OUDTSHOORN

      Travel route ± 290 km
      Optional waterfall zip-lining - zigzag across the river gorge and experience nature from a different angle.
      Tour a working ostrich farm to learn more about the world's largest bird.
      Return to the wild for an optional late afternoon 4x4 game drive with a knowledgeable game ranger at a private game reserve.

      - Overnight in Oudtshoorn
      Day 5 : OUDTSHOORN – ELEPHANT BUSH WALK - ROUTE 62 – CAPE TOWN

      Travel route ± 420 km
      Optional Elephant Bush Walk to learn about these gentle giants in a natural environment. Fall in love with these orphaned, gentle and lovable giants. Learn about their background and behaviour as you stroll with them in nature.
      Visit the Cango Caves. These caves are an illuminated wonderland of subterranean magic and mystery, with passageways and chambers meandering far below. The tour will explore the narrow passages and vast halls filled with colorful ancient stalactites.
      Travel via Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, and sample some of the best local wines. Along South Africa's famous country road you'll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards. Reach Cape Town by evening.

      includes

      hotspots2c-transport-icon TRANSPORT

      Pickup & Drop-off service
      Transfers to tour highlights
      Insured & licensed mini-van

      GUIDE

      English speaking, local qualified guide

      hotspots2c-accommodation-icon ACCOMMODATION

      Bed & bedding for 4 nights

      ENTRY FEES

      ±3hr Addo Elephant National Park Game Drive in tour bus
      Canoe in Wilderness National Park
      Tsitsikamma National Park Hike
      Cango Caves Tour
      Route 62 wine tasting
      Ostrich Farm Tour

      optionals

      You can decide if you want to do these and book & pay for it on tour. Some optionals are seasonal or subject to weather conditions.

      Bungy Jump ± R950
      Waterfall Zipline ± R400
      4x4 Game Drive ± R340
      Elephant Bush Walk ± R360

      Meals + drinks excluded.
      You’ll get the opportunity to experience a choice of local eating spots en route.

      - The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion run in reverse or different order.- Cub encounters are seasonal and croc cage diving is unavailable during the winter months.
      - DOUBLE or TWIN room packages are priced per person sharing (pps), and require 2 persons to book at the same time for the same tour.


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