The Garden Route & Safari tour is a magical mix of stunning scenery, daring adventures and a Big 5 safari tour in a private game reserve.
You’ll have an epic weekend in one of the most stunning regions in South Africa; the tour is jampacked with activities and moves at a fairly fast pace.
Guests stay in luxury accommodation in gorgeous settings which are conveniently located to the main attractions and restaurants in town. You’ll love the evenings as much as the days because there’s always a festive pub or seaside restaurant close by for a fun night out on the town in the Garden Route.
Accommodation is subject to availability
Buffelsdrift Glamping ǀ Luxury tented accommodation close to Oudtshoorn
Enjoy a decadent glamping safari experience at Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve which is a delightful oasis in the semi-arid surrounds of the Little Karoo. It’s home to an array of antelope, plains game and lightweight predators which means it’s also safe for guided walking safaris. The luxury tented suites look out over a massive waterhole and are fully-equipped for luxurious comfort, including a private deck and outdoor shower. The property boasts an excellent restaurant and bar area with a panoramic view of the bushveld, as well as a sparkling pool and spa treatment centre.
Dover on Sea Guest House ǀ Luxury tented accommodation in Sedgefield
Dover on Sea Guest House offers luxury accommodation with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. It’s situated right on the beach and close to the main restaurants and shops in town. The architecture of the guest house is modern and unique, and the lounge area and suites are tastefully decorated for a sumptuous stay at the beach.
Guests are collected from a pre-arranged pick-up point in Cape Town. We set off along the famous Route 62 and wind our way through mountain passes, vineyards and tropical fruit orchards to the quaint town of Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, otherwise known as the “Ostrich Capital of the World”.
We go straight to the Cango Caves for an underground tour of its dripstone caverns which open into vast halls of towering stalagmite and stalactite formations. You can choose to go on the heritage tour or the adventure tour which sees you crawling on your hands and knees through underground tunnels.
The day ends with an evening out in Oudtshoorn. You can eat out at one of the popular restaurants in town which serve authentic Karoo meals or stay in for a braai (barbeque) of ostrich or lamb kebabs.
Overnight at Buffelsdrift Glamping on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn.
Includes: No meals
Wake up early and join your ranger for an optional guided bush walk in Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve and interact with three hand-reared orphaned elephants. Your day starts a bit later if you don’t go on the elephant walk.
After a good breakfast, we depart for the beautiful Garden Route. Our first stop is in Wilderness for a leisurely canoe ride down a magical river that’s flanked by an ancient indigenous forest. Enroute to Sedgefield, we stop at Bloukrans Bridge which is the highest commercial bungee jump site in the world. You have the option of bungee jumping off the 216 metre-high bridge or ziplining across the gorge.
The day ends at a backpackers hostel in Sedgefield and an evening eating out in town at one of the many popular seaside restaurant or bars.
Overnight at Dover on Sea Guest House in Sedgefield.
Optional activities (excluded in the rate):
Wake up before the sun rises and be ready to depart for a Big 5 safari tour of Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. It’s a 42 000 hectare private reserve that’s well stocked with antelope and plains games, including the rare golden wildebeest, mountain zebra and black impala. At some point in the safari tour, your guide lets you get off the safari vehicle and takes you on a guided walk in the coastal bushveld.
We travel back to Cape Town on Route 62; sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Guests are dropped off at their Cape Town accommodation in the late afternoon or early evening.
Departs: Monday, Thursday and Saturday
There is no central meeting point for this tour. A transfer service will collect you from your Cape Town accommodation.
Collect: Between 06h00 and 07h00
Drop-off : Between 15h00 and 16h00
Children must be 10 years and older to join this tour and are charged as adults.
The itinerary can run in reverse or a different order.
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