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6 Day Garden Route and Addo Elephant Park Tour Top seller

StartCape Town
EndCape Town
Duration: 6 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 11000.00AUD 862.75CAD 780.14EURO 531.66GBP 500.68USD 583.55

A safari tour taking in the very best of the Garden Route. From the whale coast of Hermanus to the indigenous forests of Tsitsikamma National Park. Explore Oudtshoorn, visit the Southern tip of Africa, canoe in the Wilderness NP, enjoy a Big 5 Safari or just relax on a beautiful beach - this tour has it all.

Countries visitingSouth Africa
Accommodation on tour:Backpackers/Guest house


  • Whale Route
  • Hermanus
  • Wine tasting
  • Cape Agulhas - Southern tip of Africa
  • Scenic Route 62
  • Wilderness canoe trip
  • Oudthoorn
  • Ostriches
  • Explore Knysna
  • Wilderness
  • Tsitsikamma Forest - hike/walk
  • Addo Elephant Park - Big 5 Game Drive

Below is the basic day to day brief.

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

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Day 1:  Cape Town - Hermanus - Cape Agulhas
We leave stunning Cape Town/ Stellenbosch early on a Monday morning on route to Hermanus. We stop over in the quaint town of Betty's Bay where we visit the Penguin colony. We spend the afternoon in Hermanus and then drive to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa.

Meals:  Dinner
Included Highlight:  Penguins at Betties Bay, Hermanus
Optional Activities:  Shark cage diving, Whale watching boat trip (in season July - Nov)

Day 2:  Cape Agulhas to Oudtshoorn
Leaving the coastline we head into the arid “Little Karoo” and enjoy the scenic Route 62 drive to Oudtshoorn – the Ostrich Capital. During lunch we spend time sampling the local wines. After this we check into our accommodation before enjoying a tour of a working ostrich farm. 

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner
Included highlights:  Ostrich Farm Tour, Wine Tasting

Day 3:  Oudtshoorn - Knysna - Sedgefield
Our journey continues with us descending the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain pass where we begin exploring the Garden Route. We visit the Wilderness National Park where we do a canoe trip through indigenous forests. After an easy paddle we take an easy hike to waterfalls and rock pools. Leaving Wilderness we tour the spectacular lake district of the Garden Route en route to the popular tourist town of Knysna. We spend time exploring Knysna with all its quaint shops, restaurants and curio stalls. After taking in the view of the renown Knysna Heads we head to Sedgefield where we spend the evening. The late afternoon can be spent relaxing on this expansive beach.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner
Included Highlight:  Wilderness National Park canoeing and Hike/Walk

Day 4:  Tsitsikamma – Addo Elephant Park
Today is spent exploring the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. This National park is known for its indigenous forests and beautiful rugged coastline. En route we have a stop at the Bloukrans bridge – home to the world’s highest bungee jump. Those brave enough have an opportunity to jump. The afternoon is spent in the National Park where one can hike, swim or just relax.  Late afternoon we head for the Addo Elephant Park and sleep close by the Park, but we do not enter the park on this day.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner
Included Highlight:  Ttsitsikamma National Park
Optional Activities:  216 M Bloukrans bungee jump

Day 5:  Addo Elephant National Park / Wilderness /  Mossel Bay
This morning we safari through the Addo Park – home to Africa’s Big 5 and known for its large herds of elephants and other wildlife. We spend approximately 3 hours exploring and viewing a variety of animals - have your cameras ready. After an exciting morning of game viewing we head back to Wilderness/ Mossel Bay, the heart of the Garden Route and spend the evening relaxing with a view over this spectacular coastline.

Meals: None
Included Highlight:  
Game drive through Addo Elephant Park
Optional Activity:  2 hour open vehicle game drive

Day 6:  Wilderness / Mossel Bay – Cape Town
After breakfast we head to Mossel Bay to spend time relaxing on pristine beaches. Those wanting to be more active can hike along the cliffs overlooking the ocean or maybe visit the local museums. There is also the option to do sand boarding or skydiving. Leaving the Garden Route we journey back to Cape Town where our tour ends in the early evening.

Meals:  Breakfast
Optional Activities:  Tandem skydive, Sand boarding

Please also be aware during busy periods this trip can happen in a different order. This means the order of places visited will be different. We will still cover the exact same highlights just in a different order. We do this particularly in a busy cycle when accommodation options along the garden route are limited. Your consultant will keep you up to date with this.  

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

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Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 11000.00AUD 862.75CAD 780.14EURO 531.66GBP 500.68USD 583.55

Tour prices for departures before 31 July 2024 - per person 

ZAR 11,000  -  Backpacker dorm
ZAR 12,700  -  Backpacker twin/double en suite
ZAR 13,900  -  Backpacker single en suite
ZAR 15,300  -  Guesthouse twin/double
ZAR 18,200  -  Guesthouse single


Tour prices for departures after 31 July 2024 - per person 

ZAR 11,750  -  Backpacker dorm
ZAR 13,600  -  Backpacker twin/double en suite
ZAR 14,850  -  Backpacker single en suite
ZAR 16,350  -  Guesthouse twin/double
ZAR 19,450  -  Guesthouse single
  • Accommodation
  • Transport in air-condition vehicles
  • Qualified & registered tour guide
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Beverages & snacks
  • Souvenirs & tips
  • Optional activities (see list on itinerary for complete breakdown)
This tour has a duration of: 6 Days

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