This 10 Day Tour offers you a great combination of free time to explore Cape Town, a group adventure tour on the Garden Route, and a two-night safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. This tour makes great use of a limited amount of time and budget, to cover the highlights of the South African coastline between Cape Town and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).

10 Day Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town (~30km)

Airport Collection and drop off at Hotel. Enjoy the day settling in at the Hotel

Included meals: None
Included activities: None
Optional activities: None
Overnight: Cape Town: Backpackers: Atlantic Point or ONCE in Cape Town; Guest House: Parker Cottage,
An African Derwent Boutique Guest House


Day 2: Cape Town 

Guests have the day at leisure to enjoy “the mother city” at their own pace. We highly recommend booking the city sightseeing bus for an overview of Cape Town, allowing you to visit highlights such as Table Mountain, Signal Hill, V&A Waterfront, or Camps Bay.

Included meals: Breakfast (guest house option only)
Included activities: None
Optional activities: Group Cape Winelands day tour, R 1000 per person; Group Cape Peninsula Tour; R1100 per person
Overnight: Cape Town: Backpackers: Atlantic Point or ONCE in Cape Town; Guest House: Parker Cottage,
An African Derwent Boutique Guest House


Day 3: Cape Town

Today is another relaxed day or you can explore Cape Town a bit more. Optional day tours, such as a one-day Cape Peninsula Tour or a one-day Cape Winelands tour. Get in touch with our team if you would like to book any optional tours.

Included meals: Breakfast (guest house option only)
Included activities: None
Optional activities: None
Overnight: Cape Town: Backpackers: Atlantic Point or ONCE in Cape Town; Guest House: Parker Cottage,
An African Derwent Boutique Guest House


Day 4: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas (~249km)

Early Monday morning we depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch for Hermanus. (Shark cage diving clients will be picked up very early in the morning by the diving operator, and will miss the first half of Day 1). We follow the scenic coastal road, stopping at Betties Bay to view a colony of endangered African penguins. You can spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of Hermanus, famous for hundreds of Southern Right Whales during the whale season (July to November) and many shops, restaurants and markets. In the afternoon we will drive on to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa, where we visit a viewpoint known as the “real” place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

Included meals: Dinner
Included activities: Penguins at Betties Bay
Optional activities: Shark cage diving R2880, Whale watching boat trip (in season, July – November) R1050
Overnight: Cape Agulhas/Struisbaai


Day 5: Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn (~330km)

We travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the scenic and spectacular Route 62, which is South Africa’s longest wine route. You will be able to experience the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided adventure tour, followed by a sampling of the local wine.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included activities: Local Wine Tasting, Cango Caves Tour
Optional activities: None
Overnight: Oudsthoorn


Day 6: Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Sedgefield (~144km)

After breakfast we head over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain pass where we will explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy an easy paddle up the Touws River through indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of birdlife. After about 40 minutes, the canoes will be left for a 2km hike along a boardwalk which will take us to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. After the canoeing, we will head to the famous town of Knysna via the spectacular Lake District of the Garden Route. This up-market little town is filled with curios, restaurants and a waterfront, where you will be able to have lunch and do some shopping. After Knysna we will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some spectacular views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Sedgefield with its spectacular views and beaches.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Included activities: Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
Optional activities: None
Overnight: Sedgefield


Day 7: Sedgefield- Tsitsikamma – Addo

After breakfast, off to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world’s highest bungee jump bridge (216 meters). There is plenty of time for the adventure seekers among you to test their courage. The afternoon will be spent in Tsitsikamma National Park with its unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The park has a wide choice of activities for all, including long and short hikes, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Late afternoon we will leave the Garden Route for Big 5 country, Addo.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Included activities: Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
Optional activities: 216M Bloukrans Bungee Jump R1400, Tree Top Canopy Tours R695
Overnight: Addo Area


Day 8: Addo – Private Game Reserve (~80km)

We will spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park. We will spend up to 3-4 hours exploring the 28,000 hectare National reserve with over 600 elephant and some Cape buffalo, lion, black rhino, warthog, zebra, eland, koedoe, hartebeest and many more animals. After an exciting morning of game viewing we will we will arrange a transfer from Addo park to a private game reserve, where you will check in for a two-night safari.

Included meals: Dinner at the Game Reserve
Included activities: Entrance and 3-4 hour drive with tour vehicle through Addo Elephant National Park; Transfer from
Addo Park to Private Game Reserve; Afternoon Game Drive on Private Game Reserve
Optional activities: 2-hour open vehicle game drive with Addo field guide, R440
Overnight: Private Game Reserve


Day 9: Private Game Reserve

Today you have a full day to enjoy on safari!  A morning and an afternoon game drive is included with your package, as well as all meals and selected beverages.

Included meals: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Included activities: Morning and afternoon game drives on private game reserve
Optional activities: Spa treatments
Overnight: Private Game Reserve


Day 10: Private Game Reserve to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) (~80km)

Enjoy one more morning game drive, before checking out of the private game reserve. We will arrange a transfer to Port Elizabeth, where you can get connecting flights to Cape Town, Johannesburg, and onwards.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities: Morning Game Drive on Private Reserve; Transfer from Private Game Reserve to Gqeberha (PE)
Optional activities: None
Overnight: None


Arrive in Cape: Friday

Depart on Garden Route: Monday

Tour includes:

  • Cape Town airport transfer (Day 1, Friday)
  • 9 nights’ accommodation (backpacker or guest house options)
  • Most dinners and breakfasts (see itinerary for details)
  • Services of a professional tour guide (Days 4-8)
  • Transport, as described in the itinerary
  • Visit to the African Penguin colony at Betties Bay
  • Visit to the furthest Southern tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas
  • Local wine tasting
  • Cango Caves tour
  • Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
  • Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Two-night all-inclusive safari at an Eastern Cape Private Game Reserve
  • Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) airport transfer (Day 10, Sunday)