- 4-day tour of South Africa's Garden Route from Cape Town
- Explore Tsitsikamma National Park
- Canoe through Wilderness National Park with your expert guide
- Enjoy a walking tour around the Kynsna Heads and relax at Jefferys Bay sandy beaches
- Tour a working ostrich farm and ride an ostrich (if you dare!) before visiting the Cango Caves
- Try extra activities at your own expense: Bloukrans Bridge bungee jumping, a Big Five game drive or a 'meet the elephants' experience
Recent Photos of this Tour
Bungyyyy!!!Photo by: Rohit S03 2013
Elephant Feeding TimePhoto by: Rohit S03 2013
Elephant RidesPhoto by: Anonymous01 2013
4x4 Game Drive SafariPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
THE HEADS KnysnaPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
Wilderness CanoePhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
TsitsikammaPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
cango cavesPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
cango cavesPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
Tsitsikamma ForestPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
Ostrich Riding (3).jpgPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
Elephant Experience (3).jpgPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
Bungee JumpingPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
Bridge Bungee JumpPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
4x4 BIG 5 Game Drive SafariPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
Ostrich Farm Tour RidingPhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
Elephant ExperiencePhoto by: Anonymous09 2012
Leaving the city sights of Cape Town behind, you’ll head straight to the town of Wilderness, one of the must-see places on every Garden Route visitor’s list, before visiting Kynsna, Tsitsikamma National Park, Jefferys Bay and Oudtshoorn on following days!
Each day you’ll enjoy a combination of guided tours and activities, as well as free time for independent sightseeing. Canoe through the waters of Wilderness National Park, and tour Tsitsikamma National Park’s forest paths, the Cango Caves and a working ostrich farm! Spend time at leisure in the stunning town of Jefferys Bay, and explore the vibrant yet small town of Oudtshoorn independently.
On certain days you can also try out other additional activities, should you wish, at your own expense. All are payable locally to your guide on the day. Opt for bungee jumping off Bloukrans Bridge; feeding, walking and riding elephants in a reserve near Oudtshoon; or a 4x4 safari around a private, malaria-free game reserve to see Africa’s Big Five (African elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos).
Please see the Itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.
Leave Cape Town in the early morning, and head out on the Garden Route to the town of Wilderness, between the Kaaimans River and the Outeniqua Mountains. After a journey of approximately five hours (with plenty of rest stops along the way!), arrive in the private game reserve, and after after taking lunch (own expense) you can get straight in the action! Head out on a game drive safari (own expense) to see South Africa’s famous Big Five: African elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos! Alternatively drive to the coastal town of Mossel Bay where you can explore its golden beaches at leisure.
Overnight: 3-star Shearwater on Sea Accommodation in Wilderness Area
Day 2: Wilderness National Park – Kynsna – Tsitsikamma (B)
Leave early and head to the Wilderness National Park for a 2-hour canoe ride through the park’s calm waters, following the lead of your activity guide. When you’re finished canoeing, and the re-board your coach and relax on the drive to the lively town of Kynsna. With your guide, walk to the Kynsna Heads – the two striking sandstone cliffs flanking the mouth of the Kynsna lagoon against the crashing waves of the sea. After touring this stunning geological site, you’ll have time for lunch at your own expense.
Tsitsikamma National Park is the last destination of the day, and here you’ll enjoy a 2-hour guided walk along its shady forest paths. Your evening is spent at leisure in the famous Jefferys Bay 1 hour from Tsitsikamma area.
Overnight: 3-star Sea Wisper Guest Lodge in Jefferys Bay
Day 3: Bloukrans Bridge – Jeffreys Bay – Oudtshoorn (B)
Head to Bloukrans to spend the morning at its eye-catching bridge. Standing 709 feet (216 meters) above the Bloukrans River, Bloukrans Bridge is the ideal place to face your fears with a bungee jump! If you don’t want to participate in this optional activity (at own expense), get your fix by watching the adrenaline junkies as they bounce through the air.
Once you’ve got your breath back, spend the afternoon at Jeffrey's Bay for a swim in the sea or a walk along its beautiful, unspoiled white beaches. There is even the chance for you to try surfing (own expense) in one of the most world famous areas.
Arrive at Oudtshoorn, where you’ll spend your evening at leisure, perhaps checking out the town’s nightlife and restaurants.
Overnight: 3-star Cul de Sac Guest House in Oudtshoorn
Day 4: Oudtshoorn – Cango Ostrich Farm – Cango Caves – Cape Town (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, and then visit a working ostrich farm in the nearby Cango district. Learn all about these fascinating flightless birds – the heaviest in the world -- and stand in a nest to see their typically massive eggs. These birds’ stocky legs and bulky bodies give them the ability to carry humans; if you’re brave enough, go for a ride!
While in this gorgeous area, another optional activity (at own expense) is available: a ‘meet the elephants’ experience. This fantastic opportunity allows you to experience the exhilarating adventure of an elephant back ride. Learn about these orphaned elephants, as you feed and interact with the huge and lovable creatures.
Next head to the incredible Cango Caves, lying nearby at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. With your guide, enjoy a 2-hour tour to see ancient stalactites, stalagmites and other eerie yet intriguing rock formations. Then hit the road to Cape Town! The journey is long (more than five hours), but oh-so scenic. Following Route 62, pass a landscape of soaring plains and mountain peaks before reaching Cape Town in the evening.
Reviewed by Rohit S, March 2013
The highlight of our trip to South Africa was this 4-Day Garden Route tour. Our guide was friendly, funny and helpful. This trip is loaded with activities like Canoeing, Hiking, Ostrich Riding and so on. The Big Game Drive was amazing and a must do. Bungy is not for the faint-hearted but is a phenomenal experience. The awesome part of the tour is the places the tour company had picked to stay. One night was in a lodge with Ostriches in the backyard, One night was in a beautiful room with a sea view and the third night was on the banks of a lake. The drive itself is extremely scenic and the price for the entire package is well worth it. Me and my wife had a wonderful time on this tour and would highly recommend this to anyone who wishes to have a fun-filled 4 days. Cheers!
Reviewed by Stanley P, March 2013
This was an excellent tour with an top quality guide, interesting excursions, beautiful scenery, and very good accommodations. The tour was advertised as 3-star but the guest houses were all top notice with friendly staff and delicious breakfasts. The tour was a very good value compared with other similar tours along the Garden Route.