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7 Day Garden Route Overland Tour

StartCape Town
EndGqeberha (Port Elizabeth) (South Africa)
Duration: 7 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 15300.00AUD 1,200.00CAD 1,085.11EURO 739.49GBP 696.40USD 811.67

An adventure tour across the Garden Route. Enjoy contrasting scenery, beaches, forest hikes and wildlife viewing. A range of activities await you - including ostrich farms, caving and for the brave - bungee jumping. Plenty of time to relax and soak up the beauty of the Garden Route. This is a budget camping tour. 

Countries visitingSouth Africa
Accommodation on tour:Camping
Malaria free:Yes


  • Cape Town
  • Cape Whale Route
  • Hermanus
  • Route 62 - Karoo
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Cango caves 
  • Garden Route
  • Titsikamma National Park
  • Beaches & forests
  • Jeffreys Bay
  • Addo Elephant Park
  • Game drives

 Below is the basic day to day brief.

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window.

Please download the dossier should you want more detailed information on the route and tour.

Day 1:  Cape Whale Route - Hermanus
Leaving Cape Town, our tour begins as we travel along the scenic Cape Whale Route to Hermanus. En route we stop at Stony Point  African Penguin Colony. Hermanus is a quaint seaside town well known for its shore based whale watching.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  African Penguin Colony, walk through the town of Stellenbosch, Chocolate & Wine Tasting

Day 2:  Route 62 - Oudtshoorn
Today is spent travelling along the scenic R62. This takes us through the Karoo which is in stark contrast to wine regions.  The route is renowned as one of South Africa’s most scenic. Oudtshoorn is traditionally ostrich country. In the afternoon we do a guided tour of the Cango Caves.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Cango Caves visit

Day 3:  Garden Route
This morning we head down the scenic Outeniqua Pass and onto the green forests and beaches of the Garden Route. We stop over at the George museum. In the next few days we will hike, relax on  the beach and enjoy an array of optional activities. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlights: George Museum & Gardens

Day 4 & 5:  Tsitsikamma - Garden Route
We travel through the Garden Route and set up camp in Storms River Village. A visit to the Tsitsikamma National Park is definitely a highlight. This is a beautiful area of South Africa and you have an opportunity to hike along the coast and through indigenous forests. There is plenty of time to relax and soak up the incredible scenery or partake in some of the adventure activities available.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Nature's Valley
Optional Activities: Township Tour, Ocean Safaris, Sea Kayaking, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Bloukrans Bungee, Treetop canopy tours, Woodcutters Journey

Day 6 :  Addo Elephant Park
Leaving behind the Garden Route we head towards the Addo Elephant Park, known for its large herds of elephants. En route we stop at Jeffreys Bay - a world famous surfing town. We set up camp outside the park and partake in a game drive in the afternoon and enjoy some wildlife viewing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlights:  Addo National Park Game Drives, Jeffreys Bay

Day 7:  Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
After breakfast you will transfer to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) where your tour come to an end.

Meals: Breakfast

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Note: Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period.

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 15300.00AUD 1,200.00CAD 1,085.11EURO 739.49GBP 696.40USD 811.67

2023 Tour Prices – Per person

ZAR 15,350 - Camping
ZAR 700 - Single Supplement (optional)

ZAR 22,450 - Accommodated
ZAR 1,350 - Single Supplement (mandatory for single travelers)

  • Fully equipped Overland vehicle
  • Qualified guides
  • Accommodation is in twin share dome tents in designated campsites in picturesque locations with toilet and shower facilities
  • Most campsites have a swimming pool, restaurant and bar
  • Sleeping Bag required
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance & visas
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities
This tour has a duration of: 7 Days

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