7 Day Ultimate Garden Route & Addo Budget Adventure

From ZAR 16900

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ZAR 16900 Per Person Sharing

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7 Days


Any Hotel or Address in Cape Town City




  • Route 62 Wine Tasting
  • Ostrich Farm Visit
  • Cango Caves Tour
  • Tour Bus Game Drive in Addo National Park
  • Tsitsikamma National Park Walk
  • Knysna Heads Walk
  • Fairview Cheese and Wine Pairing
  • Short Wine Tram ride to Rickety Bridge
  • Rickety Bridge wine tasting
  • Franschhoek visit
  • Muratie Port style wine and chocolate pairing
  • Hout Bay
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Optional Elephant Bush Observation in Nature
  • Optional Surfing or Beach horseback ride
  • Optional Waterfall Zipline
  • Optional Bloukrans Bungy Jump
  • Optional Duikers Island cruise
  • Optional Boulders Beach reserve


A variety of flavours and textures will be presented at this harvest of the best South Africa can offer, so get ready for a sensory overload. This comprehensive road trip combines three popular tours into one, making it ideal for foodies and ecotourists who appreciate both wildlife and fine wine.

This ideal dish of South African decadence is completed with a dash of pure adrenaline.

This adventure has something for every kind of explorer, from encounters with the Big Five along the Garden Route to exploring the Cape Winelands’ rolling hills and Cape Point’s cliff paths. Imagine exciting escapades, unexpected animal encounters, wine tastings, and delicious dishes made with ingredients straight from the area.

As part of the Garden Route tour, you will get the opportunity to hike the world-famous trails in Tsitsikamma National Park, experience the thrill of an optional bungy jump, and see the world’s densest population of wild elephants in Addo Elephant National Park.

Also, in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, you will get up close and personal with the largest birds on Earth. In Cango, limestone caves offer a chance to hear the sounds of silence, and in the Klein Karoo, you can see the largest land mammals on Earth.

And if you are in the feeling, you can hit the waves at Jeffreys Bay or learn to surf on some of the best waves in the world. Taste sensations abound along South Africa’s longest wine route, Route62, from the ubiquitous seafood of the coastal belt to Klein Karoo specialties like ostrich and lamb. To cap it all off, savour some of the world’s finest Port-style wines.

On a full-day excursion departing from Cape Town, you can discover the scenic routes that lead from the Stellenbosch Winelands to Paarl and the wine valley of Franschhoek. In the best wine tasting regions of South Africa, you will visit three prestigious vineyards for tastings of fine wines and incredible food pairings with cheese and chocolate. The breath-taking scenery will take you on a journey through time, allowing you to reminisce in the presence of majestic manor houses and white-gabled buildings framed by towering mountain ranges. Take a scenic, one-way ride on the historic Wine Tram as you pass through the region’s wine valley and sample some excellent vintages.

A full-day excursion departing from Cape Town also gives you the opportunity to see the stunning Cape Peninsula. As you stroll along the peninsula’s most prized treasures, you will get a genuine feel for Cape Town’s diversity and beauty. As icing on the cake, Chapman’s Peak Drive is an aesthetic treat as it winds its way dramatically along steep mountainside vistas, providing the ideal vantage point from which to take in the expansive False Bay view.


This is a combo package that combines three separate tours, which means that guides and transport may vary during your time with us.

The following itinerary is just an indication and subject to change. On occasion it may also run in reverse or different order to fit in the selection of activities.

You also have some optional activities to choose from.


Day 1: Cape Town to Wilderness region (Garden Route tour section)

Travel time ± 6hr / ±400km

The tour start with pickup from your Cape Town or Stellenbosch accommodation (often between 6:00 and 08:00 in the morning).

The day gets off to a great start with a scenic and thrilling journey through coastal towns that resemble oasis as you follow the coast while being embraced by national parks with lush forests. The Garden Route will be waiting for you in all its splendour after approximately four hours of driving southeast!

Botlierskop Game Reserve is located further down the N2 national road. An exhilarating safari experience in the native bushveld is the perfect way to begin your tour. Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is a malaria-free area where you can go on an open-air 4×4 safari and see some of Africa’s wild animals.

If you are looking for a wide variety of animals, including the Big Five, zebras, wildebeests, lions, elephants, kudu, and white rhinos, you are in luck. During the game drive, a seasoned game ranger will share his insights about the local fauna.

Following your encounters with wild animals, you will continue your journey towards the Wilderness area. If you are lucky, Mother Nature will shower you with the region’s usual out-of-this-world golden sunset. Tonight, you can relax and enjoy a peaceful evening at a beachy coastal town in Sedgefield, where backpackers stay, or Knysna or the Wilderness town area, where you will overnight at Pili Pili Backpackers (shared bathroom) or a room with a private bathroom.

We prefer to use this accommodation option, subject to availability. If unavailable for your tour date, a similar standard of accommodation will be booked.


Day 2: Garden Route section – Wilderness to Jeffreys Bay

Travel time 5 3hr / ± 300km

Highlights of today include a visit to the Knysna Heads viewpoint, an optional Waterfall Zipline, optional Bloukrans Bungy Jump, and a Tsitsikamma National Park walk.

Coastal towns that look like something out of a fairy tale showcase why this area is so popular with both tourists and locals as you make your way along the coast. Knysna Heads are two rocky sandstone cliffs that sit atop the lagoon. Take a moment to stop and pose for a photo as you take in the views of the lagoon and the old forests that surround it.

Today is all about the “garden” of the Garden Route – from ziplining over gushing river gorges to exploring dense forests along suspension bridges and footpaths in Tsitsikamma National Park – adrenaline and beautiful landscapes go hand in hand on this action-packed adventure.

Thrill seekers can brace theselves for the world’s tallest bungy bridge jump. As you drive over the bungy bridge, it does not look like much. However, the squeals and screams make it clear that this is not your typical photo stop. Here, seemingly average folks yo-yo their way back up the 216-meter drop before hurtling down the other side. Why not overcome your fears and give it a shot if you are in the mood for adventure?

For a less strenuous adrenaline rush, consider Waterfall Swinging through the nearby Tsitsikamma forest on zip lines while gliding past breath-taking waterfalls. You will go down one spectacular gorge, zip over three waterfalls, and complete approximately five separate slides, the longest of which is 211 metres.

If you would rather not get your feet wet in the water, but still want to experience the wonders of nature, a trip to the verdant Tsitsikamma National Park is just what the doctor ordered. Enjoy activities, such as birding, game viewing, and waterfall chasing. Just the views from Tsitsikamma’s suspension bridge make the short but steep hike there worthwhile, but the forest footpaths lead to a secret waterfall, sandy beach, and a plethora of reptiles and birds that will astound and delight you.

As the sun sets behind the ocean in the early evening, the journey continues along the coast to reach Jeffreys Bay, surf-central. As the sun goes down, unwind with a meal at your hotel or try a local seafood specialty while listening to the soft lapping of the waves.

You will overnight in Jeffreys Bay at the Island Vibe Backpackers (shared bathrooms) or similar.


Day 3: Jeffreys Bay to Addo (Garden Route section)

Travel time ± 4hr / ± 250km

Today you can look forward to highlights like surfing or beach horseback rides – both optional – and a tour bus game drive in Addo National Park.

You can start the day with a relaxed morning at the beach while enjoying the warmer Indian ocean waters. You can indulge your shopping addiction at JBay’s surf wear shoppers village, or you can surf at this world-renowned surf spot. Feel free to customise your morning to your liking by selecting from the following options: If you have the time, you can rent surfboards and take surf lessons. Another optional activity is beach horseback riding, where you can gallop through the shallow waters of the untamed, rocky beach while exploring the coast.

Following a morning of beach activities, the adventure continues inland to the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, where visitors can observe native animals in their natural environment.

The barren Klein Karoo plains give way to verdant horizons as you make your way to the world-famous Greater Addo Region. As you expertly traverse the park’s network of dusty dirt roads in pursuit of the Big Five and other large and small animals, your knowledgeable guide will draw on local knowledge to identify their exact locations.

The tiny citrus growing town of Addo, nestled in the valley of the Sundays River and bordered by the Zuurberg Mountains, is where you will spend the night.

Overnight at Avoca Rooms Backpackers (shared bathrooms).

Day 4: Addo to Oudtshoorn (Garden Route section)

Travel time ± 4hr / ± 300km

Highlights to look forward to, include a Cango Caves tour and an optional elephant observation experience.

Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, is situated in the semi-desert Klein Karoo. On your journey to the mountains, you will pass through landscapes of rugged plains and towering cliffs.

Discover the enchanted Cango Caves, a network of limestone caverns teeming with stalactites, stalagmites, drip formations, and Khoikhoi artefacts. Take it easy on the Heritage Tour and listen to your guide explain the cave’s formation and the evolution of dripstone while you listen to the acoustics. If you are looking for a more daring underground adventure, though, the Adventure Tour (when it is available) lets you try your hand at contortion as you wind your way through limestone chimneys.

An optional Elephant Observation in Nature experience can be arranged by rangers at the Buffelsdrift private game reserve this afternoon for those who wish to get up close and personal with Mother Nature, provided time permits (or the next morning in most cases).

Observe Jabari, Malaika, and Bulelo, three rescued elephants, as they frolic in the bushveld near a dam that holds water. The northern region of South Africa was the site of poaching, leaving these docile giants without parents. Despite their rowdy dispositions, they were relocated to Buffelsdrift in an attempt to preserve the family unit together. Following in the guides’ enormous footsteps is the perfect opportunity to get some great distant shots and ask them all the questions you want.

The town of Oudtshoorn is perfect for a relaxing evening in the country. Indulge in some local specialties like ostrich “sosaties” (kebabs) and “pot brood” (bread cooked on open flames) at an optional “braai” (bbq) experience, or simply relax under the starry country sky as you dine at a restaurant recommended by your guide.

Overnight in Oudtshoorn at Uthando Backpackers (shared bathrooms)

Day 5: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town (Garden Route section)

Travel time ± 7hr / ± 450km

Highlights on the last day of the Garden Route section include a visit to an ostrich farm and touring Route 62.

Upon waking up in Oudsthoorn, you will visit one of the numerous show farms with grand sandstone homesteads that evoke an era when ostrich feathers were valued higher than gold.

Get a feel for farming at the Cango Ostrich Show Farm, where you can go beak-to-beak with the largest bird in the world and see how hard their shells are.

Drive through mountain passes where sluggish baboons amuse and surprise drivers; through rolling farmlands where fertile microclimates settle among rows and rows of grapevines; and through ever-changing scenery as you complete this epic road trip.

Make your way along the world’s longest wine route, Route62, which was inspired by America’s Route 66 but has a decidedly regional flavour. A leisurely drive is not the only thing you can enjoy on this trip; you can also sample world-class wines, meet larger-than-life local characters, and immerse yourself in the local culture of country living.

Stopping for a wine tasting and sampling some local produce around halfway to your overnight stop is sure to satisfy wine lovers. With a glass of wine in hand, there are few things more to see than the inherent majestic beauty of this Valley of Wine. If you do not drink or are under the legal drinking age, we have non-alcoholic options for you.

You will overnight in Cape Town at Never@Home or similar (shared bathrooms).


Day 6: Cape Winelands

Travel time ± 8hrs / ±200km

Explore the Cape Winelands and experience cheese and wine pairing, some more tasting, and even wine and chocolate pairing!

Take a small-group day trip through the Cape Winelands with Taste & Tram (or similar).

Your guide will come and get you from your hotel after breakfast. This tasting tour of the finest wines from the Cape Winelands is sure to please both wine connoisseurs and ecotourists.

Not only do you get to taste wine at three prestigious estates in the Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek regions—perfect for cheese and chocolate pairings—but the scenery will take you on a journey through time, allowing you to reminisce in the midst of majestic manor houses and white-gabled buildings framed by towering mountain ranges.

First, you will have a farmer’s tasting of wine and local produce at Fairview, a cheese haven. Travel on to Franschhoek for a one-of-a-kind rail tour of the wine valley, stopping at the picturesque Rickety Bridge wine estate for a tasting of the region’s finest vintages.

Franschhoek, the self-proclaimed culinary capital of South Africa, is a great place to have lunch before winding down your Winelands adventure with a third wine tasting stop. In the late afternoon, you will be back in the Cape Town region.

You overnight in Cape Town preferably at Never@Home or similar (shared bathrooms)

Day 7: Cape Point

Travel time ± 8hrs / ±200km

Highlights of you last day include visits to Hout Bay, Boulders Beach and Cape Point Nature Reserve.

The day begins with a stop at Hout Bay, a fishing village on the northern side of Chapman’s Peak. From here, you can take a short boat ride to Duiker Island, where there is a seal colony. Instead of getting wet, landlubbers should peruse the local harbour market for picturesque fishing boats to photograph for social media.

The route departs from Hout Bay and winds its way through nine jaw-dropping kilometres, encompassing an astounding 114 bends. There is a solid reason why Chapman’s Peak road is hailed as one of the most picturesque drives in the world. Unparalleled views of the Atlantic below are offered by the roadway, an astonishing engineering achievement that slices through the rugged mountains that meet the Atlantic.

You continue your journey to the Cape of Good Hope, the farthest point southwest in Africa. The picturesque jagged shoreline adorned with greenish fringes of fynbos is the result of the literal collision of water and wilderness here.

Views from the Cape’s whitewashed lighthouse, which are well worth the ascent, are accompanied by indigenous fauna that line the narrow, winding pathways leading there. Wildlife such as ostriches, baboons, and bontebok and other antelope species make the trip more exciting and provide photographers with plenty of photo ops.

An optional funicular on the hillside makes the ascent to the lighthouse easier for those who wish to do so.

Visit Simon’s Town, the South African Navy’s home and situated on the banks of False Bay, as the day grows longer. Beautiful Boulders Beach, with its granite pebbles, is just a short distance to the south. The black-and-white feathered finery of the African penguins is on display for the delight of the crowds at this popular spot. Boardwalks offer a great vantage point to observe these adorable creatures while also separating humans from them.

Return to Cape Town late afternoon or early evening – with drop off usually between 17:00 and 21:00 – subject to traffic and your drop-off address.


  • Cape Town selected hotel Pick-up and Drop-off service
  • Transport to tour highlights
  • 6 Nights’ accommodation
  • 6 Breakfasts

Entry fees and activities as listed in the itinerary:

  • Route 62 Wine Tasting and Road Trip
  • Ostrich Farm Visit
  • Cango Caves Exploring
  • Knysna Heads Walk
  • Tsitsikamma National Park Walk
  • Addo Game Drive in Tour Vehicle
  • Fairview Cheese & Wine Farm Pairing (or similar)
  • Tram Ride to Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting (or similar)
  • Cape of Good Hope Entry
  • Botlierskop 4×4 Safari
  • Muratie Port style wine and chocolate pairing


  • Drinks and some meals
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Flight Tickets
  • Optional activities are not included but also not compulsory. It can be booked and paid for directly with the guide and activity provider on tour.
    • Bungy & zipline at Bloukrans Bridge ±R1400
    • Tsitsikamma Waterfall Zipline ± R500
    • Elephant Observation in Nature ± R600
    • Surfboard Hire OR Beach Horseback Riding ± R500
    • Duiker Island Cruise ±R100
    • Boulders Beach Reserve Entry ±R200
    • Optional upgrade to Buffelsdrift Lodge from ±R2000 per person

± Rates for optional activities are only an indication and subject to change by season or third party suppliers.

Good to know:

You do have the option of a private room for an additional fee

Group tours

MoAfrika Tours and its service providers offer cost effective group tours and transfers ranging from 2 – 12 persons per vehicle, please do inform us if you would prefer a private tour (additional rates may apply).

Collection / Drop off

Collection from any Hotel or Address in the Cape Town City Bowl between 06:00am – 09:00am

Drop-off at any hotel or address in Cape Town City Bowl from 19:00. We do not recommend booking any departure flight on the final day of the tour.

Please note

We do not recommend booking any departure flight on the final day of the tour.

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