7.D Garden route Adventure

7 Day Garden Route tour: Fully detailed itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town – Mossel Bay – Sedgefield

We start our journey leaving Cape Town in the early hours of the morning, slowly making our way towards Mossel Bay. Our first stop will be at the “Rooi Alwyn” where you will have some opportunity to shop around or grab a deliciously prepare local “vetkoek”.

We then make our way to the privately owned Game reserve located just a few minutes drive from Mossel Bay, where you will enjoy a 3 hour Game drive. During the Game drive, you have a great opportunity to spot various different animals, including Lions, Zebras, Elephants, Buffaloes, various buck species, and many more. (Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee any sighting of wildlife animals – But you do have a great opportunity to see them) 

After the Game drive we head off to our final destination of the day, Sedgefield. Here we will overnight at a hostel located a mere 5 minutes walk from the beach. Guests are welcome to go for a beach walk once arriving at the hostel, although swimming should be conducted with caution.

Dinner is served at around 19:00 PM. After which you will have free time to relax after the very exciting day.

Highlights on Day 1:

  • Visit the “Rooi Alwyn” in Riversdale
  • 3 Hour Game drive at privately owned Game reserve outside of Mossel Bay
  • Overnight in Sedgefield
  • Dinner in Sedgefield

Lions on the 7 Day Garden route tour in South Africa

Day 2: Sedgefield – Jeffrey’s Bay

We start the morning with breakfast, after which we head back on the road and make our way to Jeffrey’s Bay. Upon arrival, you will have the option to choose one of the following activities to partake in:

Sandboarding (Loads of fun out on the dunes. Activity includes a qualified instructor.)

Surfing  (There is no better place to learn how to surf in SA than Jeffrey’s Bay. Most of our guests are able to stand after 1 lesson!)

SUP (Stand up paddling for those who wishes to be one with the ocean. Great alternative if you are not interested in the surfing)

Waterfall trip (Very popular activity amongst our guests. Explore the beautiful nature and even zipline in to the Waterfall.)

After your chosen activity, you will have the rest of the afternoon to relax. Dinner will once again be served at 19:00 PM.

Highlights on Day 2:

  • Breakfast in Sedgefield
  • Choice of 1 activity (Sandboarding, Surfing, SUP or Waterfall trip)
  • Overnight in Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Dinner in Jeffrey’s Bay

Day 3: Jeffrey’s Bay – ADDO Elephant National Park – Jeffrey’s Bay

We start our morning with breakfast, after which we directly drive to the ADDO Elephant National Park. The National Park is home to many wildlife species, who are living in the protected area. You will spend the whole day driving around the park, searching for various different animals. A tradition on our tours is to play the “spotting game” with the winner with the most sightings winning a small prize. (Please keep in mind that we can never guarantee any sightings of wildlife animals, although you do have a high probability) 

We usually arrive back at the hostel around 17:00 PM. Guests have leisure time until dinner at 19:00 PM. The rest of the evening is free time.

Highlights on Day 3:

  • Breakfast in Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Visit ADDO Elephant National Park (Full day activity)
  • Overnight in Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Dinner in Jeffrey’s Bay

Elephants at the ADDO Elephant national park.

Day 4: Jeffrey’s Bay – Stormsriver – Nature’s Valley

After breakfast, we pack our tour bus and slowly start heading back towards the Cape Town direction. Our first stop will be the Stormsriver villiage, where those who wish to participate can book an optional Segway tour through the forest area in the region (R450.00 for 1 hour) For those who wishes not to partake in the activity, they are more than welcome to relax in town and perhaps visit the old 60’s diner located in the heart of the villiage.

Next, we visit the Tsitsikamma National Park, which is located next to one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. You will enjoy a short 2km walk to the suspension bridge at the River mouth. (Low fitness level required) and also have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature which is nestled in the area.

Lastly, for those who seeks some adreniline injection, we stop at the Bloukrans bungy site, where those who are brave enough can partake in the highest bridge based bungy jumping in the world! (216 meters) If you wish to partake, please keep in mind that you will have to inform us when booking your spot. (R1350.00) The price also includes a Zipline to the jump spot. This is definitely any adreniline junkies dream!

Finally, we end off our day by stopping over in Nature’s Valley, where we will be spending the night. The hostel is located in the heart of nature, with guests having the opportunity to sleep in special tents (Tents have beds, electricity and electric blankets) giving you the feeling of relaxation and enjoying the surroundings.

Dinner is served around 19:00 PM. The rest of the evening you will have free time.

Highlights on Day 4:

  • Breakast in Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Visit Stormsriver Villiage
  • Optional: Segway tour through the forest
  • Visit Tsitsikamma National Park (2km short walk to suspension bridge)
  • Optional: Bungy jumping & Zipline 
  • Overnight in Nature’s Valley
  • Dinner in Nature’s Valley

Hike in the national park on Garden route tour south africa

Day 5: Nature’s Valley – Plettenberg Bay – Nature’s Valley

We start off our morning having a nice breakfast in area of Nature’s Valley. Our first activity of the day is the visit of the Monkey sanctuary in the near to Plettenberg Bay. Here you will have the opportunity to not only see a lot of different monkey species, but also learn more about their behaviour and characteristics.

During the day you will also have the option to visit a Big cats sanctuary (R260.00) or snake sanctuary. (R210.00) We will also visit the town of Plettenberg Bay, enjoying some magnificant views which are on offer. If time persists, a beach walk will be our final activity for the day, before heading back to Nature’s Valley.

Dinner is served between 19:00 – 19:30. After dinner you have free time.

Highlights on Day 5:

  • Breakfast in Nature’s Valley
  • Visit Monkey sanctuary
  • Optional: Big Cats sanctuary
  • Optional: Snake sanctuary
  • Visit Plettenberg Bay (Sightseeing & local craft shops)
  • Beach walk in Plettenberg Bay or Nature’s Valley
  • Overnight in Nature’s Valley
  • Dinner in Nature’s Valley

Monkey on tour in South Africa

Day 6: Nature’s Valley – Knysna – Wilderness – Oudtshoorn

We start as usual with breakfast, before heading to the Elephant sanctuary, located near to Knysna. Here, you will have an ineractive tour, and for an additional fee of R45.00 you will be able to feed some of the Elephants. This is seen to many as their highlight of the tour, getting close and personal to these gental giants.

Our next stop is a visit to the Knysna heads, afterwards making a quick stop at the Waterfront. Knysna is known for it’s beauty as well as vibrant atmosphere. We also visit the Map of Africa in Wilderness.If time persists and weather allows it, there is an opportunity to take part in the Paragliding activity.

We finally make our way over the Outeniqua pass, making our last overnight stop in Oudtshoorn. Dinner is served at 19:00 after which you have free time.

Highlights on Day 6:

  • Breakfast in Nature’s Valley
  • Visit Elephant sanctuary (Feeding bucket @ R45.00)
  • Visit Knysna Heads
  • VIsit Knysna Waterfront
  • Visit Map of Africa
  • Overnight in Oudtshoorn
  • Dinner in Oudtshoorn

Visit Elephant sanctuary on Garden route tour south africa

Day 7: Oudtshoorn – Cape Town

On our final day, we will enjoy our last breakfast together as a group. We will have breakfast at around 07:30 AM to ensure we don’t arrive back in Cape Town too late in the evening.

During the final day, you will have the option between 2 activities:

Wildlife ranch: This is a special zoological facliity like no other in Africa! Enjoy a guided experience where you get to see over 90 different species of animals, most of which are endangered. From Cheetahs to Crocodiles and even snakes! Be sure that you will get a very special experience.

Cango caves: The cango caves heritage tour takes you back in time, visiting 6 chambers inside of the caves. You will be lead by an experienced guide, and get better insight about the history and stories behind this magnificant natural wonder.

When the activities comes to an end, we will make one last stop for lunch, before heading back to Cape Town. Depending on traffic and other factors, we usually arrive back in Cape Town between 18:00 PM – 19:00 PM. We do drop offs in all central areas, if you need recommendation for a hostel, feel free to ask us when making your booking!

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Summary:

General: 

  • All transportation in a air-conditioned vehcile by licensed driver.
  • Experienced and local South African tourist guide
  • 6 Nights accommodation along the Garden route (Starting price is dorm room level but can be upgraded)
  • 6 x Dinners and 6 x Breakfasts (We cater for all types of dietary requirements, be sure to inform us when making your booking)

Activities:

  • Game drive (Safari) at Private Game reserve near Mossel Bay
  • Choice of 1 Activity in Jeffrey’s Bay (Sandboarding, Surfing, SUP or Waterfall trip)
  • ADDO Elephant National Park entrance
  • Tsitsikamma National Park entrance
  • Monkey sanctuary entrance
  • Elephant sanctuary entrance
  • Knysna Heads
  • Knysna Waterfront
  • Wildlife ranch OR Cango caves Heritage tour

Accommodation:

  • All accommodation destinations during the tour have been perfectly selected to provide you with the most unique & unforgettable stay.
  • On Days 1 – 3 you will be staying right on the beach. (Indian ocean)
  • On Days 4 & 5 you will be staying in the beautiful forest area of Nature’s Valley, getting up close and personal with nature and the outdoors.
  • On Day 6 you will stay at a vibrant on local accommodation located in the heart of Oudtshoorn. Included in your stay is a local barbeque! (A must for every tourist)

Meals on tour:

  • We are able to cater for any dietary requirements, please just inform us when you are making the booking. (Vegan, vegetarian etc.)
  • Breakfast & dinner provided every day
  • We provide an opportunity for lunch daily

Some pictures of the accommodation you will stay at: 

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