5 Day Ultimate Garden Route & Addo Comfort Adventure

The 5-day “surf & safari” tour is jammed packed with incredible destinations and daring adventures. The journey takes you to the quaint coastal towns of the magical Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park for a Big 5 safari 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)
  • 4-nights in comfortable accommodation in the garden route
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (breakfast daily)
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary

Description

It ends exploring the famous Cango Caves, walking with orphaned elephants and sampling fine wine and port at one of the oldest wine estates in the Cape.

Guests stay in comfortable semi-luxury accommodation in perfect settings close to the main tourist attractions in town. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely walk through ancient forests or leaping off the highest commercial bungee jump bridge in the world; there’s something fun and exciting for everyone.

Tour Highlights

Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma National Park

Jeffreys Bay and Addo Elephant National Park

Oudtshoorn

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to availability

The Graywood Hotel ǀ Comfortable semi-luxury accommodation in Knysna

The Graywood Hotel is located in the heart of Knysna, a short 5-minute walk from the bustling Knysna Waterfront where you’ll find the best restaurants and shops in Knysna. The timber-framed hotel is a mix of old-world charm and modern convenience and is set in a lush tropical garden. Relax on the massive wooden deck around a sparkling pool.

The Mandyville ǀ Comfortable semi-luxury accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

The Mandyville is a popular guest house located the “Surfing Capital of South Africa”. It’s close to Dolphin Beach and short walk from the busy beachside town center. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and modern amenities include satellite TV and free Wi-Fi and a lovely entertainment area centre around a lovely firepit and barbeque area. There’s a fully-stocked honesty bar on the property and a pleasant restaurant for breakfasts.

Sea Whisper Guest House ǀ Comfortable semi-luxury accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

Sea Whisper Guest House is conveniently located to the main beaches and seaside shops in J’Bay. It offers luxury villa-style accommodation in a beautifully-landscaped garden. Each unit is fully-equipped for a self-catering holiday, has an ensuite bathroom, is air-conditioned and has an unspoilt sea views of the gorgeous Indian Ocean.

Yamkela Guest House ǀ Comfortable semi-luxury accommodation in Oudtshoorn

Yamkela is the Xhosa word for ‘welcome’ and this is what this popular guest house in Oudtshoorn promises its guests. A warm and hearty welcome to the “Ostrich Capital of Oudtshoorn” in the Little Karoo. Each luxury suite is stylishly decorated and there’s a cosy lounge, sparkling swimming pool and fully-equipped kitchen on the premises for your relaxation at the end of a long day exploring Cango Caves, visiting a working ostrich farm and tasting locally-cultivated wines.

Oakdene Guest House ǀ Comfortable semi-luxury accommodation in Oudtshoorn

Oakdene Guest House is a heritage home that was built in 1853 and has been lovingly restored. The quaint Victorian homestead was declared a National Monument in 19988 and offers guests a wonderful combination of old-world charm and fine architecture. It’s situated in a well-established garden with towering oak trees and a short drive from the centre of town where you’ll find popular restaurants serving authentic Karoo cuisine.

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 The Graywood Hotel 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 Island Vibe at 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 The Mandyville or Sea Whisper Guest House 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.

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 390 kms)

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

After the elephant walk and 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 food. 

We make one stop at Boplaas wine estate that’s renowned for its award-winning wines and port. Spend time in the Boplaas wine tasting room we continue onto 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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