Garden Route Road Trip
The ultimate South African Road Trip adventure!
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Group Size: Max. 13
Trip code: SART
Duration: 7 days
Nothing sums up South Africa better than the stunning Garden Route. Taking in exquisite National Parks, wonderful wildlife and breathtaking coastlines, this fantastic road trip will open your eyes to the wonders of this incredible country. Starting and ending in Cape Town, you’ll enjoy a range of awesome activities, including game drives, farm visits, beach time and canoeing, and visit some must-see sights including Jeffreys Bay and Addo National Park. Plus, there are some incredible optional activities on offer, such as skydiving and ziplining! It’s an epic week of adventures!
- Road trip along South Africa’s incredible Garden Route
- Canoe across a lagoon in beautiful Wilderness National Park
- See wildlife on a game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
- Discover an underground world at Cango Caves
- Taste South African wine on Route 62
Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town. Touch down in Cape Town and jump on your included arrival transfer to your starting hostel. Settle in, freshen up after your flight and get to know the local area.
Day 2: Cape Town – Sedgefield. Travel to Wilderness National Park, a stunning area of beaches, lakes and rivers. Canoe across the beautiful Wilderness lagoon and cool off with a dip in the Indian Ocean.
Day 3: Sedgefield – Jeffreys Bay. Visit The Heads this morning, two mighty sandstone cliffs that look over the sea. Go thrill seeking with an optional bungee jump (extra cost R950) or visit the magical Big Tree in Tsitsikamma National Park. Continue on to Jeffrey’s Bay where you will spend the night.
Day 4: Jeffreys Bay – Addo Elephant Park. Enjoy a game drive in Addo National Park, an incredible area that is home to a huge variety of animals, including over 500 elephants, buffalos, black rhinos, lions, zebras and much more. Later, catch some waves with a surf at Jeffreys bay or chill out by the sea with the rest of your group.
Day 5: Jeffreys Bay – Oudtshoorn. Opt to zip-line down a waterfall (extra cost R400), crossing the river gorge and getting up close to the fantastic landscapes of this area. Then visit an ostrich farm and learn all about this weird and wonderful creature. Optional 4x4 game drive around a beautiful private game reserve this afternoon (Extra cost R340).
Day 6: Oudsthoorn – Cape Town. Get close to elephants on an optional elephant bush walk (extra cost R360). After this you will enjoy an excursion to the Cango Caves, an enchanting network of underground passageways and stalactite-filled chambers. Hit Route 62 which is famed for its exquisite wineries. Sample some local vintages and soak up the glorious surroundings. Arrive in Cape Town this evening.
Day 7: Trip Ends. Wake up and depart at any time. A return transfer is not included but is easy to arrange. Speak to a travel advisor about your onward travel plans for advice about your best transfer options.
Please note: This itinerary is subject to change.
Kruger Safari Experience Add-On
Make your South Africa travels even more memorable by adding an awesome five-day safari adventure to your trip. This add-on includes four nights’ accommodation where you’ll spend two nights in a Johannesburg hostel with its own pool and bar area, a night in an on-site chalet at Kruger game reserve, and one night camping in the bush on an immersive safari experience.
Our Kruger Safari Experience is a one-of-a-kind package that’ll see you staying within the grounds of South Africa’s most famous game reserve, where you might just glimpse a view of the ‘big five’. Please speak with a travel advisor for more details.
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Fly into Cape Town International Airport on day 1 and take your included transfer to your hostel accommodation. The tour ends in Cape Town in the evening on day 6. You can depart Cape Town at any time on day 7. A return transfer is not included but is easy to arrange.
6 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. Accommodation will be in multi-share rooms. Double or Twin rooms may be available. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
Meals are not included on this trip. This is a great chance to make the most of your travel experience by sampling local delicacies and interacting with local people at restaurants and markets.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18. This fantastic trip is an open-aged experience that caters for a mix of younger and older travellers. This means that you may travel with people who are outside your own age group. Such a mix of ages creates a great group dynamic and enhances the travel experience, as you get to know a range of people with different stories to tell!
Nationals of the EU, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand don’t require a visa to enter South Africa. South African Immigration does ask that you have two completely blank consecutive pages in your passport, though as long as you hold a valid passport (and a valid return ticket) you will be granted a temporary visitor’s permit on arrival, allowing visitors to stay in South Africa for up to three months. You should also ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after you return.