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 is a visit to 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.

When inside the National Park, you have the option to take part in the Kayak & Lilo activity @ R650.00 per person. Ideal for the thrill seekers!

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. Price @ R1350.00 per person.

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, 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
  • Visit Tsitsikamma National Park (2km short walk to suspension bridge)
  • Optional: Kayak & Lilo activity @ R650.00 (Price subject to change)
  • Optional: Bungy jumping & Zipline @ R1350.00 (Price subject to change)
  • 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. We make a final stop at the Knysna Heads, after which we have dinner and overnight in Sedgefield.

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: Jukani Big Cats sanctuary @ R280.00 (Price subject to change)
  • Optional: Lawnwood Snake sanctuary @ R200.00 (Price subject to change)
  • Optional: Marine Boat cruise  @  R850.00 (Price subject to change)
  • Visit Plettenberg Bay (Sightseeing & local craft shops)
  • Visit the Knysna Heads
  • Overnight in Sedgefield
  • Dinner in Sedgefield

Monkey on tour in South Africa

Day 6: Sedgefield – Knysna – Wilderness – Oudtshoorn

We start as usual with breakfast, after which we start making our way to Oudtshoorn, where we will be spending our last evening.  Our first stop is a visit to the Knysna heads, getting to admire magnificant views. We then visit the Map of Africa, gently hidden in Wilderness. During the last stretch to Oudtshoorn, we will also drive via the Outeniqua Pass.

Our last activity for the day will be spending some time with the Elephants. You will be able to touch them, feed them and also get more information about Africa’s Elephants in general. This activity is seen as the highlight for many on the tour. Finally, we go to our accommodation for our last evening.

Dinner is served at 19:00 after which you have free time.

Highlights on Day 6:

  • Breakfast in Sedgefield
  • Visit Knysna Heads
  • Visit Map of Africa
  • Elephant feeding experience
  • 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 3 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.

Wildlife Bush Safari: For an additional R445.00 you can enjoy a 2-hour Bush safari experience, where you have the opportunity to see Giraffes, Zebras, Lions and many other Widlife species in their most natural form!

When the activities comes to an end, we will make one last stop for lunch, before heading back to Cape Town.

Highlights on Day 7:

  • Breakfast in Oudtshoorn
  • Choose 1 out of 3 Activity options
  • Transport and drop off Cape Town

cheetah_cubs

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, Horse riding or Waterfall trip)
  • ADDO Elephant National Park entrance
  • Tsitsikamma National Park entrance
  • Monkey sanctuary entrance
  • Elephant feeding experience
  • 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.
  • Days 1 – 3 & 5 you will be staying right on the beach. (Indian ocean)
  • Day 4 you will be staying in the beautiful forest area of Nature’s Valley, getting up close and personal with nature and the outdoors.
  • 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 almost 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: 

Accommodation on the Garden route during the 2 week South Africa Road trip

 

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