Our 10 Day Garden Route & Cape Town Group Tours adventure begins in the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth. From here we will venture off to see the most amazing offerings that the Garden Route has available. We have something in store for everyone from safaris to bungee jumping to relaxing on the beach. We will travel through beautiful landscapes with many towns filled with rich history and cultural diversity and character.
Our journey will go down through Gansbaai, where in season (August – November) you will be able to enjoy both shark cage diving as well as whale watching. If this is too adventurous for you, you are welcome to do some whale watching from the shore.
This amazing journey will end off in Cape Town, where you will enjoy world renowned tourist attractions on offer such as Table Mountain, Robben Island and our breathtaking coastlines and beaches. Your private guide will ensure that you experience the best that the Garden Route and Cape Town has to offer down to the last minute of your tour.
10 Day Garden Route and Cape Town Group Tours
Day 1 –
The tour will start in Port Elizabeth, where we will meet at the Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth for breakfast. After breakfast, we will venture off for a day tour to the magnificent Addo Elephant National Park. The Park is home to more than 600 elephants and a variety of other animals. Here we will enjoy a Private Safari with our group, followed by lunch. We will make our way back to the Radisson to freshen up and relax a bit followed by dinner in the restaurant at the Radisson Hotel. This hotel may be rated as 4 star but offers 5 star service and breathtaking views across the ocean. We will organize the shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.
Day 2 –
The day starts off with breakfast at the hotel. Once we have checked out of the hotel, we will enjoy a stroll along the Wharf to the Boardwalk. The driver will collect us and we will make our way to Jeffreys Bay which is the surfing capital of South Africa. We will enjoy some time at the beaches which is amazing for all shell collectors and surfers alike.
After Jeffreys Bay, we make our way to the Storms River Village where we will enjoy an afternoon canopy tour in the jungle with some of South Africas oldest National trees known as the Yellowwood. Some of these trees are about 300-400 years old. Our next breathtaking experience will be a walk to the historic hanging bridge at Storms River which is about 900 metres walk per way. The wildlife and natural beauty of the area is breathtaking to say the least.
Please discuss with your Tour Leader if you would like to bungee jump instead of the Canopy tour at Storms River being the highest bungee from the bridge in the world.
We will leisurely make our way down to Knysna which will be our base of travel in the Garden Route. Once we have checked into the hotel and relaxed for a while we will enjoy dinner at 34 Degrees South Restaurant which will be for your own account. We will safely take you back to the hotel for a good nights rest.
Day 3 –
Our day will start with breakfast at the hotel. We will spend our day in the beautiful city of Knysna, which is also known as the Jewel of the Garden Route. Once we have enjoyed our breakfast, we will take you to Knysna Forest for a hike on the Knysna Head side. We will have a light lunch at Theussen Island. From here we will go on a wonderful Knysna Lagoon Oyster tour. The rest of the afternoon will be spent at your leisure.
We will meet the tour leader at the hotel and make our way to Sirocco Restaurant for dinner. After dinner, we will take you safely back to the hotel for a good nights rest.
Day 4 –
Breakfast will be enjoyed at the hotel. After breakfast we will explore the South African Adventure playground, starting at the Garden of Eden where we will walk in the natural forest for approximately 20 minutes. We will learn about various indigenous trees which are found in the region. We head down to explore the town of Plettenberg Bay, where we will visit the market and take a stroll to the beach.
We will stop at Thyme and Again Farm Stall for a lovely cup of coffee.
We will then do an elephant trunk in hand walk as well as the Bird of Eden which is the worlds largest free flight aviary and bird sanctuary, located near Plettenberg Bay. After which we will visit Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness and Rehabilitation Centre for a cheetah experience.
We will make our way back to Plettenberg Bay where dinner will be enjoyed at the Table Restaurant and Bar or similar. After dinner we will make our way back to our hotel in Knysna.
Day 5 –
After breakfast we will set off on a sightseeing, culture and history adventure. We will start off the day with some canoeing on the river. We will walk under the bridge to admire the Wilderness and its pristine beaches. From here we head through to Zorgfontein catwalk for a thrilling lion walk experience.
From here we head to Mossel Bay which is the only city to have the closest climate to Hawaii. Lunch will be served at the Waterfront.
After lunch we will enjoy an optional hike at the St Berlize Lighthouse. We will then visit the Post Office tree (a milkwood tree) which is the oldest post office in South Africa.
We will then visit the Batholomew Diaz museum complex. He was the first Portuguese and European explorer to arrive in the Cape.
From here we will return back to our hotel in Knysna and dinner will be served at the Anchorage Restaurant.
Day 6 –
We will enjoy our last breakfast at the Rex Hotel before check out. From here we will leave Knysna, while traveling through George which is the capital of the South Cape while traveling through the Outeniqua Pass and the 4 passes. Our first stop will be the Cango Caves which is 2 h 15 min drive from Knysna. Here we will do the Heritage tour which will allow us to explore the most popular caves and we will see the finest dripstone caverns with their vast halls and towering formations. This is the only show cave in Africa which offer Heritage (easy) or Adventure Tours. if you would like to do the adventure tour, please speak to your tour leader to organize this for you. Please take note that there will be crawling to enter certain caves on the adventure tour. Soonafter the Cango cave’s experience, we will visit the Cango Wild Ranch, lunch will be served at an Ostrich farm where we will have a safari show after lunch. We will overnight in Arniston at the Arniston Hotel and Spa. the Drive will be approximately 3 h 30 min. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 7 –
After breakfast at the hotel we will explore Arniston. We will explore the caves in Arniston in the morning and make our way to Bredasdorp from where we will journey on to Elim for wine tasting at Black Oystercatcher Wines. We will journey on towards Struisbaai where you will get to learn about the resident stingray “Parrie”. He is often seen around the slipway, waiting for morsels from returning fishermen…or better yet visitors. He is an excellent mascot for Struisbaai. We will enjoy some local fish and chips before making our way back to the hotel.
Day 8 –
After Check out, we say goodbye to the beauty that is Arniston. From here we will make our way to Gansbaai for our Shark Cage diving adventure. Once we have completed our tour, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at Creations in Hermanus. If it in whale season we will either whale watch from the shore or venture onto a whale watching boat to get up close and personal with these gigantic creatures of the sea. On our way back to Cape Town, we will stop at one of the amazing African penguin colonies, Stony Point for a visit with our adorable tuxedo clad friends.
Once we have arrived in Cape Town, we will check into the Radisson Red Hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 9 –
You will be picked up at your accommodation in Cape Town at 8:00am by a qualified tour guide/driver who will transfer you to the ferry departure point at the Nelson Mandela Gateway – at the Clocktower Precinct in the V & A Waterfront. Your tour guide/driver will not be accompanying you on the boat or at the island as there will be a sight guide on the island who will give you a guided tour. At 8:30am, board the ferry boat to set sail to Robben Island. The entire tour takes up to 3.5 hours including ferry journey times. Upon reaching the island, disembark at Murray’s Bay Harbour and take a brief walk to the bus that will transport you around the island. A former political prisoner will give you a site tour, including a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell. After the tour, return to the Clocktower Precinct at the V&A Waterfront at approximately 12:30, where you will meet your tour guide/driver. After an optional lunch the tour guide will return to collect you from the restaurant and escort you to the awaiting vehicle.
Then it is time for your second half of the tour route – the Cape Town City tour. Begin in the heart of the city in Adderley street where you will view historical monuments like Bartholomew Dias, Jan van Riebeeck and Zackarias Waganaer Reservoir. Thereafter see some heritage museums like the Slave Lodge and Cape Castle. View the City Hall and the Company Gardens and proceed past the House of Parliament. Stop at the Bokaap where you will see the famous Colourful houses in the Cape Quarter and stop to take some photos and greet the locals if they are in sight. An optional stop at Afrogem will be offered to witness the production of fine African jewelry with a focus on rich gold, platinum, diamonds and tanzanite. Guests will be able to walk the working factory floor and purchase the jewelry directly. Proceed to the top of Signal Hill to admire the view of the City Bowl area including the Cape Town Stadium. Thereafter, take the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain to explore this unique piece of nature. Upon your return from Table Mountain you will be dropped off at your accommodation after the tour between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm.
Day 10 –
You will be picked up at your accommodation at 9:00am by your Tour Guide/Driver. We will travel along the Atlantic Seaboard, with the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other and pass through Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay. We will have a photo stop at Maiden’s Cove. From there we proceed past the 12 Apostles mountain range and Llandudno. We stop in Hout Bay Harbour and take a boat cruise to Seal Island to view the Seals Colony. Upon our return we proceed along Chapmans Peak drive, through Noordhoek and stop at Boulder’s Beach to see the penguin colony. We continue to the monument of Just Nuisance, the Great Dane dog who made his own history in the South African Navy in Simon’s Town. Our next stop will be at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point Lighthouse. At Cape of Good Hope we will explore the Dias cross and see some fauna and flora. We may have the opportunity to see some baboons and other wildlife at Cape Point. We end off the tour with Kirstenbosch Gardens. You will be dropped off at your accommodation after the tour at approximately 18:00. (Guests will have an option to stop for a sit down lunch at one of the restaurants on the way or a light meal at one of the many eateries.)
Luxury 4 Star Accommodation throughout your tour
Discover Table Mountain, Cape Point, Cango Caves, Kynsna Heads to name but a few
Breakfast per day included in your package
Personal Driver and Guide with Wi-Fi at your disposal
- 4 Star Accommodation throughout
- Daily Guided Tours and Road Transfers
- Lunch and dinner at selected restaurants in Cape Town and the Garden Route
- Entrance fees to all activities as per the itinerary
- Complimentary Bottled Water and Wi-fi in the Luxury Vehicle
- Flights (Local and International)
- Travel Insurance (Please visit link for mote info – https://www.worldnomads.com/
- Travel Visa to South Africa
- You can pay directly online
- Instant confirmation
- Infant seats are available on request
- Comfortable walking shoes are advisable
- Children must be accompanied by adults
- Price of this tour is charged per Person
Cancellations 60-30 days prior to commencement of services: 25% cancellation fee
Cancellations 29-20 days prior to commencement of services: 50% cancellation fee
Cancellations 19-10 days prior to commencement of services: 75% cancellation fee
Cancellations 9-0 days prior to commencement of services: 100% cancellation fee
Cancellations should be emailed to [email protected]
Please note: All confirmed bookings will automatically incur a 10% non refundable admin fee for any cancellations received.