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6 Day Garden Route and Addo Elephant Park Tour Popular

6 Days
Style of Tour
StartCape Town
EndCape Town
ZAR 6900.00AUD 646.07CAD 635.94EURO 428.04GBP 381.22USD 498.19

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

Countries visitingSouth Africa
Trip ID:DTES6Day
Accommodation on tour:Backpackers/Guest house


  • Whale Route
  • Hermanus
  • Wine and craft Beer Tasting
  • Cape Agulhas - Southern tip of Africa
  • Scenic Route 62
  • Wilderness Canoe Trip
  • Oudthoorn
  • Cango Caves
  • Ostriches
  • Explore Knysna
  • Wilderness
  • Canoe trip
  • Tsitsikamma Forest - hike
  • Addo Elephant Park - Big 5 Game Drive

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Hermanus - Cape Agulhas

Our Garden Route tour begins with an early morning departure from Cape Town. We enjoy a scenic drive along the spectacular coast line of False Bay to Betties Bay, where we visit a colony of endangered African penguins. The afternoon is spent in the sea side town of Hermanus browsing the many restaurants, shops and markets. Hermanus is famous for its whales and offers some of the best shore based whale watching in the world. There is also an opportunity to do either a boat whale cruise or wonder the cliff paths to view these incredible mammals. Leaving Hermanus, we visit Cape Agulhas – the southern tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Note that whale season normally runs from July to November. Those wanting to do shark cage diving will depart Cape Town very early morning and meet up with the tour after lunch.

Meals:  Dinner

Included Activity:    Penguin Colony

Optional Activities:  Shark Cage Diving:          – R1900

                                       Whale watching cruise:  – R700 (seasonal)   

Day 2:    Oudtshoorn

Leaving the coastline we head into the arid “Little Karoo” and enjoy the scenic Route 62 drive.

to Oudtshoorn – the Ostrich Capital. We spend the afternoon exploring the Cango caves, an amazing subterranean experience. The late afternoon is spent sampling the local wines and craft beer.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities:  Cango Caves

                                    Wine and Beer tasting

Day 3:  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 Activities:  Wilderness National Park canoeing and hike

Day 4:  Titsikama – Addo Elephant Park

Today is spent exploring the beautiful Titsikama 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.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activity:     Titsikama National Park

Optional Activities:  Bungee Jump:                     R890

                                       Tree Top Canopy Tours:   R595

Day 5:  Addo Elephant National Park - Wilderness

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, the heart of the Garden Route and spend the evening relaxing with a view over this spectacular coastline.

Included Activity:   Game drive through Addo Elephant Park

Optional Activity:  2 hour open vehicle game drive with local guide

Day 6:  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, visit the local museums or enjoy the indoor market. 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:  R2100

                                       Sand boarding :    R400

Note : Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period . Please also be aware during busy periods this trip can run in reverse. 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.  

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 6900.00AUD 646.07CAD 635.94EURO 428.04GBP 381.22USD 498.19

Full tour pricing

      2017 Departures

R6 900 per person  (backpacker dorm)

R7 850 per person  (backpack private room)

R9 800 per person sharing (Guesthouse)


Tour includes

  • Accommodation - Backpackers
  • Air Condition Vehicles
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary

Not included

  • visas and travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature
  • alcohol & beverages
  • snacks,
  • souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).

Tours start on the following dates

This tour has a duration of: 6 Days

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