5 Day Ultimate Garden Route & Addo Luxury Tour

Breathtaking scenery, gorgeous beaches, ancient forests, incredible wildlife sightings, fascinating caves, delicious food and fine wines… these are just a few of the things you’ll enjoy on the 5-day Garden Route & Addo combo tour.

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  • Duration: 5 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • SATOUR-registered guide (english-speaking)
  • 3-nights in comfortable accommodation in the garden route
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (breakfast daily)
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary

Description

It’s a dream holiday jam-packed with incredible destinations and daring adventures.

Guests stay in luxury accommodation in lovely settings close to the main attractions in town. You can take it easy on this tour with leisurely walks and slow canoe rides or you can amp up the adrenalin with daring adventures; bungee jumping, ziplining, caving and surfing. The choice is yours and it’s guaranteed to be fun.

Tour Highlights

Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma National Park

Jeffreys Bay and Addo Elephant National Park

Oudtshoorn

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to availability

Protea Hotel Knysna Quays ǀ Luxury accommodation in Knysna

Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is situated in the heart of Knysna at the popular waterfront complex that’s renowned for its excellent restaurants and boutique shops. It’s a short drive from the major Knysna attractions and overlooks the beautiful Knysna lagoon. Each luxury room is tastefully decorated and offers all the modern amenities of a luxury hotel.

Knysna Log-Inn ǀ Luxury accommodation in Knysna

The impressive timber-framed hotel exudes charm and warmth. Large stain glass windows let in glorious natural light and tasteful décor lends the rustic wooden structure an air of sophistication and elegance. Each room is spacious and beautifully decorated and the hotel facilities are world-class. There is an onsite shopping centre, spa and hair salon on the property and a popular fine-dining restaurant and cosy open-plan bar and lounge.

On The Beach ǀ Luxury accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

This beachside paradise is ideally located to the sun-drenched beaches of Jeffreys Bay, which is known as the “Surfing Capital of South Africa”. It provides guests with an oasis of tranquility in the busy surfing town; with elegant décor and luxury amenities for a luxurious stay. The seaside-facing rooms offer spectacular views of a beautiful beach and the sparkling Indian Ocean. On The Beach is literally a stone’s throw from one of the most popular surfing beaches in J’Bay and a selection of festive seaside restaurants and pubs.

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.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN - SEDGEFIELD (approx 460 kms)

Guests are collected from a pre-arranged pick-up point in Cape Town. Your journey to the scenic coastal towns of the Garden Route winds its way through mountain passes and past rolling farmlands with a quick stop at Riviersonderend to stock up on snacks and drinks. 

You continue on to the lush coastal town of Wilderness where you’ll spend the afternoon paddling on a beautiful river in the Wilderness National Park. Your day ends in the magical town of Knysna.

Overnight at Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or Knysna Log-Inn in Knysna (booking depends on availability).

Activities included:

Wilderness canoeing

Includes: No meals

DAY 2: SEDGEFIELD - JEFFREY’S BAY (approx 218 kms)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast; then it’s time to explore this stunning stretch of coastline as we make our way to the “Surfing Capital of the World”. Included in the itinerary is a leisurely walk to the imposing Knysna Heads which is a pair of rocky sandstone cliffs that stand where the Knysna Lagoon and Indian Ocean meet; and 2-hours exploring the magnificent Tsitsikamma National Park. 

Take a walk through the dense indigenous forest and come out at the striking 77-metre suspension bridge that hangs dramatically over the Storms River Mouth.

Enroute to Jeffreys Bay, we stop at Bloukrans Bridge which is a famous stop-off for adrenalin junkies. Here you have the option to experience the world’s highest commercial bungy jump which is a 216 metre fall into the gorgeous riverine gorge below, or you can zipline over the gushing river. 

Continue on to ‘Surf City’ where you can relax at the surf-side restaurant or grab a few hours on the beach before the sun sets.

Overnight at On The Beach in Jeffreys Bay (booking depends on availability).

Activities included:

  • Knysna Heads walk
  • Tsitsikamma National Park walk

Optional activities (excluded in the rate):

  • Tsitsikamma waterfall zipline
  • Bloukrans bung jump or zipline

Includes: Breakfast

DAY 3: JEFFREYS BAY - ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK (approx 120 kms)

Wake up before the sun rises and be ready to depart for an exciting safari tour of Addo Elephant National Park. It’s the third-largest national park in South Africa and a protected sanctuary for over 500 endangered African elephants. 

Addo is the only place in the world where you’ll find the Big 7 which includes elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard as well as the great white shark and southern right whale. The last two are found in Addo’s protected marine reserve.

Return to Jeffreys Bay for an afternoon of leisure; explore the quaint surfing shops in town or head to the beach. Optional activities include surfing and sandboarding lessons or horse riding on the beach. Eat out in town or stay in and enjoy a delicious meal at the lodge’s seaside restaurant.

Overnight at On The Beach in Jeffreys Bay (booking depends on availability).

Activities include:

  • Big 5 safari tour of Addo Elephant National Park

Optional activities (excluded in the rate):

  • Surfing at J’Bay
  • Sandboarding at J’Bay
  • Beach horse riding

Includes: Breakfast

DAY 4: JEFFREY’S BAY - OUDTSHOORN (approx 290 kms)

After a good breakfast, we leave the stunning eastern coastline of South Africa and head inland to the Little Karoo. Winding our way through the spectacular Langkloof Mountains, we arrive in Oudtshoorn which is known as the “Ostrich Capital of the World”. Our first stop is at a working ostrich farm where you meet these quirky big-eyed birds and get a glimpse into the ostrich farming industry. 

Next stop is the world-renowned Cango Caves. This is an intricate system of underground limestone chambers which are renowned for their striking drip-formation stalactites and stalagmites. You can opt for the leisurely heritage tour or the more challenging adventure tour which sees you on your hands and knees crawling through a maze of tunnels and chimneys.

Afterwards, you can carry on the fun with an optional 4x4 safari tour of a private game reserve in Buffelsdrift which lies at the foothills of the magical Swartberg Mountain or you can relax back at your accommodation. Dine out in town and sample the Karoo’s famous cuisine or stay in and enjoy one of the best braais (barbeques) in the country; sample mouthwatering Karoo lamb or ostrich steaks.

Overnight at Buffelsdrift Glamping close to Oudtshoorn (booking depends on availability).

Activities included:

  • Ostrich farm visit
  • Cango Caves heritage or adventure tour

Optional activities (excluded in the rate):

  • Buffelsdrift 4x4 safari tour

Includes: Breakfast

DAY 5: OUDTSHOORN – CAPE TOWN (approx 420 kms)

You have the choice of waking up early for a leisurely stroll in the Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve and interacting with three hand-reared orphaned elephants; or you can sleep in and have a more leisurely start to the day.

After the elephant walk and a hearty breakfast, it’s time to make our way back to Cape Town. The road we take is the famous Route 62 which is known as the “Longest Wine Route in the World”. The route is modelled on the famous American Route 66 but with an emphasis on wine and delicious food. 

We make one fabulous stop at Boplaas which is a family-run wine estate that’s renowned for its award-winning wines and port. Spend time in the Boplaas wine tasting room and enjoy a meal at a restaurant in town before it’s time to leave for Cape Town.

Activities included:

  • Wine tasting at Boplaas Family Vineyards

Optional activities (excluded in the rate):

  • Buffelsdrift elephant bush walk

Includes: Breakfast

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled domestic and international flights
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary (lunch and dinner)
  • Optional activities highlighted in the itinerary
  • Entry fees for optional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees, if required

Important information

Tour departs

Monday

Saturday

Collect/ drop-off

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

Please note

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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