4-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour from Cape Town
See the best of South Africa's famed Garden Route on this 4-day adventure tour from Cape Town. Visit seaside Mossel Bay, sip local wine, hike in the gorgeous Tsitsikamma National Park, float through Wilderness National Park in a canoe and soak in the sun on the beautiful beaches of the southern coast. Top it all off with a game drive on a private game reserve.ItineraryDay 1: Cape Town - Barrydale - Cango Caves - OudtshoornStop At:
The Cango Caves, 328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
Included activity. Guests can opt for the Adventure or Heritage tour.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Ronnie's Sex Shop, R62, Barrydale South Africa
The famous bar on Route 62, Ronnie's Sex Shop
Duration: 30 minutesPass By:
C.P Nel Museum, 3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
Visible when driving pastStop At:
Karusa Vineyards, Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
Wine o'clock! Sample a range of local Klein Karoo wines
Duration: 1 hour
• Dinner: Tonight we will have a traditional South African braai! You can sample ostrich if you wish. Vegetarian option available
Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House AccommodationDay 2: Oudtshoorn - Robinson Pass - Safari - Mossel BayStop At:
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Gonnakraal Road, Little Brak River, 6503, South Africa
Safari time! Spend 3-4 hours out on Game Drive, searching for wildlife like giraffe, hippo, lion, buffalo, elephant, zebra and many more.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Santos Beach, Mossel Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
Guests can opt to spend some time on the spectacular beaches of Mossel Bay
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
St. Blaize Trail, Mossel Bay South Africa
Guests can opt to hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506 South Africa
Optional activity: Guests can opt to visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa.
Duration: 1 hourPass By:
Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, Montagu Street, Mossel Bay South Africa
You will see the lighthouse overlooking Mossel BayStop At:
Skydive Mossel Bay, Skydive Hangar, Airfield, Rooikat Street, Aalwyndal, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa
Optional activity: Jump out of a plane at 10 000 feet with your tandem master. Impressive coastal, mountain, rivers and forest views
Duration: 2 hoursPass By:
Robinson Pass, Oudtshoorn South Africa
A beautiful mountain pass, acting as a gateway to the Garden RouteStop At:
Point of Human Origins, Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay, 6511, South Africa
Optional activity: Join a historical cave tour on the coastline, showcasing early evidence for modern human behaviour.
Duration: 2 hours
Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House accommodationDay 3: Mossel Bay - Tsitsikamma - SedgefieldStop At:
Cola Beach, Sedgefield, Knysna South Africa
Go for a stroll on the beach or sit down with a drink to watch the sunset
Duration: 1 hourPass By:
Knysna Lagoon, The coast of the city, Knysna 6571 South Africa
View the Lagoon when driving alongside it on the way to TsitsikammaStop At:
Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, Dumbleton Road, Knysna South Africa
Free time in Tsitsikamma National Park to hike, swim or just relax
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Face Adrenalin Bloukrans Bungee, Bloukrans River Bridge, Tsitsikamma, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
Optional activity: En route to Tsitsikamma National Park, we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world's highest bungee jump bridge (216m).
Adventure seekers can opt for the bungee jump or a zipline adventure instead of spending time in the Park.
Duration: 15 minutesStop At:
Untouched Adventures, Storms River Mouth, 6309, South Africa
Optional activity: Guests have the option to join a kayak & lilo tour in Tsitsikamma National Park
Duration: 2 hours
Accommodation included: Backpacker or Guest House accommodationDay 4: Sedgefield - Wilderness - Cape TownStop At:
Eden Adventures, Fairy Knowe Hotel, Dumbleton Cres, Wilderness, 6560, South Africa
A beautiful canoeing and hiking experience in the stunning Wilderness National Park. Explore the Park by canoe, going up the river for about 45 minutes before leaving the canoes and hiking further into the forest. Following the same route back.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Wilderness National Park, Wilderness South Africa
Incredible birdlife, indigenous forest, river and waterfall
Duration: 3 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Pick up/drop off points: Cape Town central (central business district, Camps Bay, Sea Point, Green Point, Observatory, Rondebosch), the airport, or Stellenbosch. Please contact us if you need to arrange pick up outside of these areas."
"The company reserves the right to change itinerary, accommodation, and transport along the way should circumstances dictate. Many of these outdoor activities are weather dependent, which could force changes in the itinerary. The guide will try his or her best to arrange events according to prevailing weather conditions."
"We have space for each passenger to have one suitcase/backpack and one “carry-on”-sized piece of luggage – a laptop bag, backpack, or similar. There are generally not porters or staff available to assist with luggage – your luggage should be of a size and weight you can comfortably manage. Hard or soft suitcases are fine. If you have more luggage than this, please contact us in advance to make alternative arrangements, as our trailers are only designed to fit one suitcase per person."
"The vehicles that we will be touring in are fully air-conditioned and can comfortably seat 8 adults including driver/guide or 14 adults including driver/guide. The seats in our 14-seater vans are comparable in size to an airplane seat – if you are uncomfortable in that set up, please enquire about a private tour, so we can arrange a different vehicle."
"This is an active tour. It is best suited towards those who like to be on the move, and can comfortably walk, carry luggage, get in and out of the vehicle frequently, etc. The group is almost always a mix between backpackers and guesthouse clients, and ages can range from 18 to…we don’t set an upper age limit, but generally about 65. Our average age is 33. Our groups range between 4-12 people, with most guests hailing from Europe, America, Canada, and Australia. The group tour is perfect for the solo traveller, small groups of friends, or couples, as you will have the opportunity to travel with a diverse group of people from all over the world."
"Breakfasts are included on days 2-4, and typically include fruit, muesli, eggs, toast, yogurt, and cereals. Two dinners are also included, and are authentic South African meals, such as potjie (stew) and braai (barbeque). Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance. We are able to cater for vegetarian diets, but not strict gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan or halal diets. Lunch and drinks are on guests’ own account. Dinners for all clients, including those staying at the guesthouse, take place at the backpackers on nights 1 and 3."
"All tours are conducted in English. We ask that while you are in the group, you make an effort to speak English, so that everyone can be included in the conversation."
"Our tours take place in a malaria-free area, so no anti-malaria precautions are necessary. You are however advised to bring insect repellent during summer."
"Most guests come away with incredible photos of their week, and share those photos among the group. We like to use tour photos in social media and promotional materials. If you do not wish for your photo or image to be used in this way, please let us know in advance."
"Please wear clothes that you are comfortable in. This tour includes several hikes and walks, so comfortable shoes are essential. No special hiking boots are needed. A small backpack would be useful on the hike. A rain jacket is a good idea, as well as a sweater or jacket for the cool evenings by the sea. Bring a hat; the African sun can be intense! Also bring a hat & gloves in winter – the open game-viewing vehicle can be quite chilly in winter."
"The Garden Route has a Mediterranean climate, which is pleasant to visit all year round. It gets rainfall throughout the year, mostly at night (you can imagine why it’s called the Garden Route!) Temperatures in winter range between 6-21 degrees Celsius (C), and summer temperatures range between 17-30 degrees C. This tour also goes into the Little Karoo, where temperatures can get as high as 40 C in summer, and zero degrees C in winter."
"It is strongly recommended that you hold comprehensive travel insurance to safeguard you against possible unforeseen emergency and theft. Earthstompers has comprehensive passenger and public liability insurance, but this does not cover the theft of guests' personal belongings."
"Earthstompers, or its employees and agents shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from any liability in respect of loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person or their luggage or other personal property under any circumstances whatsoever whilst on tour."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"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"
"The health and safety of our guests and staff have always been a top priority. We have adapted our standard operating procedures in line with South African Tourism’s guidelines for Covid-19. Like always, we will make sure guests have a fun and informative experience, while taking good care of you."
Horário de Início:
Duração: 4 Days
Ponto de partida:
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up on Friday at the location of your choice in Cape Town central (central business district, Camps Bay, Sea Point, Green Point, Observatory, Rondebosch), the airport, or Stellenbosch, Strand and Somerset West. Unfortunately we cannot pick up in areas further from the city, such as Hout Bay, Muizenberg, Constantia, Bloubergstrand, or Milnerton. Please contact us if you need to arrange a central meeting point outside of our pick up areas – we would be glad to help you arrange a taxi.
Pick up time is generally between 6:00 – 8:00 am in Cape Town, and around 7:30 in Stellenbosch. We will get in touch with you the Thursday before your tour to arrange a specific pick up time. Airports
Cancelamentos e reembolsos:
- Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
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.