5-Day Private Garden Route Tour from Cape Town including Addo National Park

Spend five days uncovering the many highlights of South Africa’s Garden Route — including Addo Elephant National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness and Oudtshoorn — on this private tour, round-trip from Cape Town. Explore the coastal paradise with your very own guide: hike in old-growth forests, see endangered animals in wildlife reserves, canoe through pristine waters and relax on white-sand beaches. A combination of guided tours and optional activities allows you to tailor this trip to your taste for adventure. Hotel accommodation with breakfast included.

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • English-speaking professional tour guide
    • Transport by minivan
    • 4 nights' accommodation
    • Standard or adventure tour of Ostrich Farm and Cango Caves
    • Glass bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Garden Route
    • Entry/Admission - Sedgefield Lagoon Mouth
    • Entry/Admission - Knysna Heads
    • Entry/Admission - Tsitsikamma National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Cango Ostrich Show Farm
    • Entry/Admission - The Cango Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Boplaas
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch, dinner and drinks
    • Optional 4x4 game drive
    • Optional Elephant Bush Walk
    • Optional Waterfall Zipline OR Bungy Jump
    • Optional activities as per itinerary
    • Entry/Admission - Bloukrans Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Zipline Tour - Tsitsikamma
    • Entry/Admission - Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

  • Day 1: Cape Town - Wilderness - Sedgefield / Knysna

    Stop At: Garden Route, South Africa
    Start with a morning pickup from your accommodation in Cape Town to reach the Garden Route section by early afternoon.

    Paddle through the staggering scenery and abundant bird life of the Wilderness region. Wilderness features 18 kilometres of beaches cooled by sea spray, 5 lakes, 5 rivers, and 2 estuaries. Canoe in the beautiful Wilderness region (either at Kaaimans or Touws river) and watch the bird life while gliding over the water in a pure encounter with nature.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Sedgefield Lagoon Mouth, 69 Kingfisher Drive Myoli Beach, Sedgefield, Knysna 6573 South Africa
    For those that savour a great night’s sleep, tonight’s end destination – the coastal town of Sedgefield or Knysna – promises just that. Sedgefield is a tranquil village and boasts the title of Africa’s slowest town. Here, life in the slow lane is the way of life. Feel the white sand between your toes. Venture into town for a more intimate dinner if your accommodation is near Wilderness or Knysna.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sedgefield and Knysna at 3-star Graywood or 4-star Knysna Quays Hotel or similar.

    Day 2: Knysna - Tsitsikamma - Jeffreys Bay

    Stop At: Knysna Heads, Coney Glen Road, Knysna 6571 South Africa
    Pristine wild and adventure go hand in hand on this adrenaline-packed day. From a morning spent admiring the views from the imposing Knysna Heads to ocean and river views atop Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy jump and ziplining over a gushing river gorge in the Tsitsikamma forest before you get 'me-time' to traverse more lush forests via suspension bridges and hiking trails in Tsitsikamma National Park. From birding to game spotting and waterfall chasing; your Tsitsikamma to-do list will be absolutely jam-packed.

    Walk along walkways to soak in the views of Knysna from the imposing sandstone Knysna Heads nestled between forested mountains and the sea, and curving around a big lagoon.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bloukrans Bridge, N2, Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa
    Choose to either bungy jump, zipline over waterfalls or explore the surrounding forests for your fix of adrenaline.

    The bungy bridge itself is fairly unassuming as you drive over it, but it’s pretty apparent from the squeals and screams that this isn’t your average photo stop. The thrills don’t start when you jump, they begin as you zip line your way out to the jumping platform underneath the colossal bridge. Here, seemingly normal people hurtle face first down the 216m drop only to spring back up on their elastic cord like a yo-yo. So if you're feeling daring, why not face your fears and have a go?
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Zipline Tour - Tsitsikamma, N2 Tsitsikamma, Tsitsikamma, 6308, South Africa
    Zipline through dramatic scenery and over waterfalls in the Tsitsikamma forest. Multiple slides, of which the longest is 211 meters, zigzag along cables across the river gorge, as high as 50 meters above the water in some places (optional activity at own expense).

    This region is a playground for the outdoors, and for those who'd prefer to keep their feet on solid ground a visit to the lush forests of the Tsitsikamma area provides the requisite photo opportunity (optional activity at own expense).
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Tsitsikamma National Park, N2, South Africa
    As you head to the coastal belt, paradise-like towns such as Plettenberg Bay show why it and the Tsitsikamma National Park are favourites with holidaying locals aplenty. The short but steep walk to Tsitsikamma’s suspension bridge is worth it for the views alone and you’ll likely get a thrill as fellow explorers test its swing factor.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Jeffreys Bay at 3-star Mandyville or 4-star On the Beach Guesthouse.

    Day 3: Addo Elephant National Park - Jeffreys Bay

    Stop At: Addo Elephant National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Greater Addo, Eastern Cape
    A pre-dawn wake-up call might seem hard to take at first, but trust me, it’s worth getting an early start for your Addo game drive to see even more wildlife as the bush awakes. Your guide will use their experience to pinpoint the whereabouts of the park’s big game animals while deftly navigating the maze of dusty dirt roads in search of the Big Five. You'll experience an included ±3 hour game drive in the tour bus. The original elephant section of the park was dedicated to providing a safe haven for the few wild elephants that survived government-sponsored culling in the early 20th century. The lush vegetation provides protection and a rich food source, supporting what is now the most densely populated area of wild elephants on the planet. This finely tuned ecosystem is a sanctuary to over 550 elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra and other species.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jeffreys Bay Main Beach, Jeffreys Bay, 6330, South Africa
    The early morning start means free time in the afternoon and J’Bay’s surf shop village – with its discount outlets – is perfect for shopaholics. But, if you’ve always fancied learning to surf (optional activity at own expense), then this town or the sand slopes beyond it are the places to try surfing or sandboarding (optional activity at own expense) or just chill out on the beach. You can rent surfboards and wetsuits for an additional fee.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Jeffreys Bay at 3-star Mandyville or 4-star On the Beach Guesthouse.

    Day 4: Oudtshoorn

    Stop At: Cango Ostrich Show Farm, 1954 R328 1954 R328, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
    South Africa delivers on its contrasts with landscape and lifestyle as you leave the Indian Ocean shoreline behind and wind your way through the Langkloof Mountains to the arid lands of the Klein Karoo. Here, the ostrich reigns supreme. Bird-filled paddocks line the highway with colourful feather stalls and show farms around every corner as you head into Oudtshoorn. The palatial sandstone homesteads stand tall, harking back to an era when ostrich feathers were worth more than gold.

    A visit to the Cango Ostrich Show Farm gives you a glimpse into the farming industry, allowing you to observe the world’s biggest bird beak-to-beak.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Cango Caves, 328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
    Now it's time to delve deep underground into the magical Cango Caves' limestone chambers, alive with drip formation stalactites and stalagmites and remnants of Khoikhoi paintings. Opt for the easy-going Heritage Tour to test the cave’s acoustics and gain insights into the formation and dripstone evolution. Or, by contrast, the Adventure Tour allows would-be contortionists to squeeze, twist and wiggle their way through limestone chimneys on a rather more adventurous underground route.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
    Subject to availability, return to the wild for an optional 4x4 game drive with a knowledgeable game ranger at Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve for a possible sighting of resident rhino and giraffe (optional activity at own expense).
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Oudtshoorn Tourism Bureau, 80 Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
    Oudtshoorn hospitality is second-to-none, and the serving sizes are generous. Ostrich steak or kebabs complete the experience for those with an adventurous appetite. If you have the chance to try the Karoo lamb or local ostrich, don’t be shy – they are delicious.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Oudtshoorn at 3+star Yamkela Guesthouse or 4-star Buffelsdrift Lodge/Surval Boutique.

    Day 5: Oudtshoorn - Route 62 - Cape Town

    Stop At: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa
    As dawn breaks in Oudtshoorn, South Africa’s sunniest town, join an optional stroll with rescued elephants along the waterhole dam wall at the Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve. Gentle giants, Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo made this their home after their parents were poached in the north of South Africa. This experience will have you following in their massive footsteps - a unique way to observe the world’s biggest land mammal as you leisurely stroll with the gentle giants (optional activity at own expense).
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Boplaas, Saayman Street Next to N2 – between Mossel Bay & George, Calitzdorp 6660 South Africa
    After your morning adventure, it’s time to head back to Cape Town along the famous Route 62, modelled after America’s Route 66, but with a distinctly local flavour. Route 62 is more than just burgers and beers, farm stalls or small country towns, the highway is also the longest wine route in the Western Cape. Oenophiles will be in their element with a wine pit stop to sample Port-style wines en route to Cape Town.

    - The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion, run in a different order.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Africa Select Journeys, 13a Gardner Williams Ave Paardevlei, Cape Town Central 7710 South Africa
    This is a private tour running exclusively for you or your group. You can request changes to the itinerary after your booking, to ensure you only travel to the highlights you prefer to see. Additional fees may apply for drastic changes.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick-up from any hotel, guesthouse, backpackers or street address within 10km radius of Cape Town or Stellenbosch central. If your hotel is not listed, simply select "my hotel is not listed" on the drop-down menu and type your preferred pick-up address.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Some optional activities on this tour require a moderate level of fitness
    • According to availability at time of booking, accommodation will be in the mentioned hotel or in one of a similar standard and star rating
    • It is recommended that you bring: comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, sun hat, jacket for cooler evenings, beach towel and swimsuit
    • The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion, run in a different order.
    • This private tour will run exclusively run for you. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour’s highlights that interest you the most or swop for alternative options. Do contact us during the booking process to let us know if you would prefer any changes of the route and we can suggest an updated itinerary and cost estimate if the changes need to be charged extra.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Rates (per person) are calculated on 2 people per room sharing. If a single or uneven number of people book, the package rate will add a single supplement fee for the extra person that will overnight in a separate private ensuite room.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • This tour will adhere to the TOURISM INDUSTRY STANDARD COVID-19 SAFE PROTOCOLS during the time of the pandemic as prescribed by TBCSA aligned with the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. The protocols will be updated on an on-going basis in line with pandemic status in South Africa.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Activity ID: V-5600GARDEN5DPRIV

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