Garden Route Tour

Route: Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

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Garden Route Tour in South Africa


This 7 day Garden Route tour forms part of our 20 day “Explore South Africa (North) ” tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

During this 7 day tour you will visit some world famous South African highlights such as Cape Town, the wine lands of Stellenbosch, Oudtshoorn in the Karoo and the Garden Route of course.

And no tour of South Africa will be complete without seeing some wild animals. We go on Safaris in Addo Elephant National Park where you could see the "Big 5". 


  • This tour is offered in two travel styles:

1. Camping: Clients mostly overnight in comfortable two-man dome tents, with built in mosquito nets and of course a mattress… and a couple of nights are upgraded to budget rooms.
2. Accommodated (hotels/ lodges): Clients overnight in a comfortable twin rooms or permanent safari tents, mostly with en-suite bathrooms.

Detailed tour dossier
  • The basics:

Camping option How much
Tour price ZAR 8450
Single supplement ZAR 420
Optional activity package ZAR 790
Hotel/ Lodge option How much
Tour price ZAR 13 250
Single supplement ZAR 1 080
Optional activity package ZAR 790
How long 7 days
Group size 20 clients max
Start point Cape Town, South Africa
End point Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Meals Breakfast x 6, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 4
Countries South Africa

Included: Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary, transport, registered guides and selected activities as per itinerary.
Excluded: Optional activity package, flights, all items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips and optional activities etc.

  • Day to day description l Garden Route Tour

When you book the optional activity package, the tour will run as follows:

Day 1 Cultural Cape Town – Stellenbosch
We begin our Garden Route tour in Cape Town. Set at the south-western corner of the African continent, Cape Town is scenically located at the foot of Table Mountain. This morning we spend or time experiencing some of the rich historical and cultural highlights of the city, those who have opted for the activity package will join a local tour operator for an insight into the life and history of the people living in the Cape.

Enriched by our experiences we travel north to the winelands to enjoy a sampling of some fine Cape wines. Our final stop this afternoon is the historic town of Stellenbosch where we will have some time to explore the town on foot. We end this busy day with a dinner out after checking-in to our hotel this evening.
Included activities: Self-Guided Walk through Stellenbosch
Activity package: Cheese and wine tasting, Cape Town cultural township tour

Day 2 Route 62 - Oudtshoorn
Today we travel along the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and, time permitting, stop at Ronnie’s Shop… a rather interesting country pub. This afternoon we will have the opportunity to visit one of the local ostrich farms.
Included Activities: Ostrich Farm Visit

Day 3 Heart of Garden Route
We rise early and head towards the famous Cango Caves where we will enjoy a guided tour of the caves, which have some of the most impressive limestone caverns and the different formations are quite astonishing. Later in the day we cross over the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna where we will spend some time exploring the town. In the coming days we spend time hiking, relaxing at the beach and sampling the many optional activities available.
Activity Package: Cango Caves Basic Tour

Day 4 Tsitsikamma
The Garden Route is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, forest walks and an exciting menu of optional adventures. While our morning is set aside for some relaxation on the beaches of Plettenberg Bay, today offers a number of optional activities and your guide will assist you to get the most out the day. This afternoon we have the opportunity to visit the hidden gem of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers us a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this little paradise. In order to make the most of this day, the truck will run a set schedule and you are free to join or leave at the places that interest you.
Optional activities: Bloukrans Bungee Jump, Sea Kayaking, Township Tour, Birds of Eden, Ocean Safaris
Included activities: Plettenberg Bay Beaches, Natures Valley Nature Walk

Day 5 Tsitsikamma

Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s premier marine reserves and this morning we set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot. Our hike along the Waterfall Trail sees us cover the first section of the world renowned Otter Trail, this is not an easy hike and those who prefer a more leisurely option can make use of the boardwalks to the Storms River Mouth. For the adventurous the Waterfall Trail offers a spectacular winding path that follows the rocky coastline, an out and back trial we stop for a refreshing swim at the base of an icy Waterfall. For those who wish to get a birds-eye view of the magnificent forests an optional zip line tour through the canopy is offered this afternoon.
Included activities: Tsitsikamma National Park entrance, Hike with your guide
Optional activities: Treetop Canopy Tours

Day 6 Addo Elephant National Park
This morning we set out for the Eastern Cape and the Addo National Park. We make a stop this morning in the surfing mecca of Jeffrey’s Bay, famous for its waves you have the opportunity to visit the small surfing museum, catch a quick wave or simply enjoy a cup of coffee overlooking these famous waves. This afternoon we will make our first visit to seek the Elephants after which Addo is named.
Optional activities: Addo night drive
Included activities: Addo national park game drive in truck, Jeffrey’s Bay

Day 7 Addo Elephant Park
With no large predators to endanger us, we make a relaxed start to the day. Our guide will lead us for a bush walk this morning as we enjoy the natural surrounds. This afternoon you will be transferred to Port Elizabeth where your tour comes to an end upon arrival.
Icluded activities: Morning Bush Walk

Interested in this tour?

Before and after the tour services
To help with the planning of your trip, you are more than welcome to book these hotels before and/ or after your tour through us. These hotels are either the starting or end point of your tour, or it will be conveniently close to it. These hotels also offer airport transfers. For information on prices, just click "Hotels and Transfers" at the bottom of this page.

budget africa tours garden route start point

Strand Towers Hotel is located in the centre of Cape Town and is within easy walking distance of vibrant Long Street and the V&A Waterfront… and of course from where this tour departs. The views from this 4 Star hotel will keep you spellbound…

budget africa tours end point

Kings Beach Garden Court Hotel in Port Elizabeth is centrally located and enjoys sweeping views of Algoa Bay. The hotel is within walking distance to the beach, shops, boardwalk, restaurants and other attractions. Rooms are clean and comfortable with modern bathrooms, air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities and complimentary wifi…