Cape Garden Route (6 Days)

Tour Code 21CGR6. Short Safaris & Treks
6 days from
$1'115 USD
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Group Size: Minimum 1. Age Group: 2+

Explore the fantastic Garden Route of South Africa!

This short tour from Cape Town takes you through the beautiful shoreline of the Western Cape. Forests and wetlands can be enjoyed in the Garden Routes national parks, while wildlife activity options include visiting an ostrich farm, black water tubing and a cage-dive with a great white shark (booked on request).

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Day 1. Cape Town to Cape Agulhas Highlights. Cape Agulhas Light House, South Africa. Hermanus, South Africa.

Departing Cape Town this morning, we travel along the scenic Clarens Drive to the coastal town of Hermanus - renowned for the country's best land based whale watching. We continue on to Cape Agulhas, Africa's southernmost tip and from have the option to take a harbour cruise.

There is an opportunity to experience shark cage diving today, however this must be pre-booked to avoid disappointment.

Day 2. Cape Agulhas to Oudtshoorn Highlights. Cango Caves, South Africa.

Today, we drive along well-known Route 62, into the semi-desert region of the Klein (Little) Karoo and Oudtshoorn. The Cango Caves will be the first stop and here we’ll embark on a 1.5 hour guided tour of the drip stone cave system to view its massive caverns - a wonderland of stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Next is an option to view Ostriches on a working ostrich farm, or to go on a guided tour of the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch.

Day 3. Oudtshoorn to Sedgefield Highlights. Knysna, South Africa.

After driving through the picturesque Outeniqua Mountain range, we have the opportunity to enjoy a canoe trip down one of the tranquil rivers and a hike to a stunning waterfall in the Wilderness National Park en-route to our accommodation at Sedgefield. Before reaching Sedgefield, we will visit the charming town of Knysna with its bustling waterfront and waterways.

Day 4. Sedgefield to Addo Elephant National Park Highlights. Garden Route, South Africa. Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa.

This morning we drive to the highest road bridge in Africa at Bloukrans Bridge. At a height of 216m this is also the site of the highest bungy jump in Africa, so take the leap if you dare! Late morning it is on to Tsitsikamma National Park for scenic views - take a walk on the suspension bridges spanning the Storms River mouth, or simply enjoy the breathtaking views over this marine national park. From here we make our way to Addo Elephant National Park area where we spend the night before our safari tomorrow morning.

Day 5. Addo Elephant Park to Wilderness area or Mossel Bay Highlights. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa.

After an early rise, we make our way to the Addo Elephant National Park for our morning game drive along the network of winding roads, stopping regularly for photographs and information on animals we encounter along the way. Famous for the densest African elephant population on earth, totaling over 500 elephants in the 145,000ha area National Park. Keep an eye open for the famed dung-beetles that can be seen here, as well as a number of mammals and birds found in the area. We then head back toward the Garden Route and spend the night in either Wilderness or Mossel Bay.

Day 6. Cape Town Highlights. Cape Town, South Africa.

After some time at the beach in the morning, we start our journey back to Cape Town. We visit Diaz Museum complex, displaying the first European explorations in the area on the way. There are some optional activities to enjoy as well such as sandboarding and skydiving for the adrenaline seekers. We arrive in Cape Town in the early evening where our tour will end.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Ashanti Lodge, Gardens, Cape Town

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain and in walking distances to the city centre, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers in Gardens is your gateway to Cape Town. This gorgeous Victorian Mansion offers backpacker dormitories to single, double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Chill next to the stunning pool, join the party in the legendary Kumasi Café/Bar with its cool cocktails, tasty food and fabulous mountain views or go explore the city's highlights close by.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Ashanti Lodge, Gardens, Cape Town

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain and in walking distances to the city centre, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers in Gardens is your gateway to Cape Town. This gorgeous Victorian Mansion offers backpacker dormitories to single, double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Chill next to the stunning pool, join the party in the legendary Kumasi Café/Bar with its cool cocktails, tasty food and fabulous mountain views or go explore the city's highlights close by.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

Tour style:
Short Safaris & Treks
This Short Safaris & treks tour is operated by a locally based (African) ground handler. We believe that working with a local operator in this way assists the community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism. At the same time it provides our clients with the extensive local knowledge and enthusiasm of the local staff and guides employed to ensure your safari is as enjoyable as it is memorable

Accommodation:
Accommodation is in twin shared accommodation with shared facilities. Many are situated in comfortable and picturesque locations. Upgrades are available.

Transport:
Minibus.

Meals
5 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

Accommodation
Twin shared rooms with Shared Facilities

Includes.
All highlights
All Ground Transport
Accommodation as indicated
Meals as indicated
Services of driver / guide
Cape Agulhas
Canoe Safari
Wilderness National Park
Cango Caves
Tsitsikamma National Park
Game viewing at Addo National Park
Excludes.
Flights
Visas
Travel Insurance
Departure Taxes
Optional activities
Items of a personal nature
Single Supplements apply - contact Acacia for rates

*Please note this tour runs on an alternate itinerary from time to time - please check with Acacia Africa at the time of booking to confirm your route.
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