Set your sense of adventure free on a 3 Day Garden Route tour; bungy jump, walk along forest footpaths, canoe in Wilderness and interact with African wildlife.
Join this small group scheduled departure 3 Day Garden Route Tour with our partner Hotspots2C.
Duration: 3 days | 2 nights
Depart: Scheduled to depart every Friday
Day 1 – Cape Town to Oudtshoorn
- Route 62 Scenic Drive
- Cango Caves Tour
Early morning pick up from your accommodation in Cape Town CBD or Stellenbosch
Journey through the semi-desert of the Klein Karoo as you travel along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world! Along this famous country road you’ll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, vast Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards. Stop at one of the many farm stalls along the way to sample local delights before arriving in Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world and home to the fascinating Cango Caves where your next adventure awaits.
Tour deep underground in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, admiring the illuminated limestone formations of the Cango Caves, alive with drip formation stalactites and stalagmites and remnants of Khoikhoi paintings. Opt for the easy-going Heritage Tour to test the cave’s acoustics and gain insights your guide provides into the formation and dripstone evolution. By contrast, if available the Adventure Tour allows would-be contortionists to squeeze, twist and wiggle their way through limestone chimneys on a rather more adventurous underground route.
You’ll spend the evening in the quaint town of Oudtshoorn where you could try local delicacies such as ostrich kebabs.
Day 2 – Oudtshoorn to Sedgefield
- optional Elephant Educational Bush Walk
- Wilderness National Park Canoeing
- optional Bloukrans Bungy Jump + Bridge Zipline
Those seeking a meaningful experience can rise early and join rangers on an optional Elephant Bush Walk. You’ll have the opportunity to walk alongside three rescued elephants, in their own natural environment. These gentle giants were orphaned when their parents were poached in the north of South Africa, they were then transferred to Buffelsdrift, bringing their boisterous personalities with them. During your walk, you are free to take pictures galore and ask your rangers as many questions as you can muster.
Then, you’ll take to the water for a leisurely afternoon canoe along reed-lined river banks in Wilderness. It’s not until you stop paddling and let the gentle current guide you, that the abundance of birdlife becomes apparent.
The adventure continues as you reach Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy jump. The bungy bridge itself is fairly unassuming as you drive over it, but it’s pretty apparent from the squeals and screams that this isn’t your average photo stop. Here, seemingly normal people hurtle face-first down the 216m drop only to spring back up on their elastic cord like a yoyo. This region is a playground for the outdoors and for those with tamer appetites who have opted not to bungy, a visit to the lush forests of the Tsitsikamma area provides the requisite photo opportunity. Spend the evening in the slow town of Sedgefield.
Day 3 – Sedgefield to Cape Town
- 4×4 Garden Route Game Drive
- Bush Walk
Your journey today will begin as you spot some of Africa’s wild animals from the back of an open 4×4 vehicle in a malaria-free private game reserve. Search for giraffe, white rhino, kudu, lion, elephant, zebra and wildebeest, to name a few.
An experienced game ranger leads the game drive.
Just when you thought your bush experience couldn’t get any better, you’ll hop off your safari vehicle (if it’s safe to do so) for an up-close and personal encounter with nature on a short and tranquil bush walk. Follow your game ranger as you look for smaller wildlife, insects or birds through the coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos, keep an eye out for animal tracks and learn about the medicinal value of the plants around you as you walk.
End off your day with a journey through the landscape of rugged plains and green vegetation as you pass through the Garden Route on your way back to Cape Town.
Reach Cape Town by late evening.
Cape Town Pick-up & Drop-off service (±10km radius from Cape Town CBD)
Transport to tour highlights
2 nights accommodation
Entry fees & Activities as listed:
– Cango Caves tour
– Wilderness National Park Canoeing
– 4×4 Garden Route Safari (±2 hours)
– Short Guided mini Bush Walk on Safari (±15 minutes)
Lunch, Dinner & drinks
- Elephant Educational Bush Walk
- Bungy Jump + Bridge Zipline
The exact itinerary is subject to change and may run in different order. Some optional activities are subject to weather conditions.