6-Day Group Garden Route & Addo Adventure Tour


  • Winner Tour of the Year Award 2019 - South Africa
  • Spot colonies endangered penguins
  • Relax in the seaside town of Hermanus
  • Be brave and go shark cage diving
  • Enjoy unforgettable wine tastings


Join us for the road trip of a lifetime! Earthstompers Adventures has been operating Garden Route & Addo tours since 2006. Our group Adventure Tour is a safe and affordable way to explore the Western Cape, Little Karoo, Whale Route, Addo Elephant National Park, and Route 62. The tour has a good mix of nature, culture and adventure, so you can experience the best the Garden Route has to offer. This tour starts & ends in Cape Town/Stellenbosch, and departs every Monday.

  • Day 1 - Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas

    We depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Monday morning 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, R2550

    Whale watching boat trip (in season, July - November), R900

    Travel route, distance & time: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas: +/- 249km +/- 3hours

    Overnight: Cape Agulhas/Struisbaai

  • Day 2 - Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn

    We travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the spectacular Route 62, which is South Africa’s longest wine route. We will have a lovely lunch and wine tasting at a local winery, before experiencing the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided adventure tour.

    Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

    Included activities: Local wine tasting

    Cango Caves tour

    Travel route, distance & time: Cape Agulhas – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn: +/- 330km +/- 4 hours

    Overnight: Oudtshoorn

  • Day 3 - Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Sedgefield

    After breakfast we head over the marvellous Outeniqua Mountain pass where we will explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy a paddle up the Touw 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 lavish 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 relax and do some shopping. After Knysna we will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some magnificent views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Sedgefield with its expansive views and beaches.

    Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

    Included activities: Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park

    Travel route, distance & time: Oudtshoorn – Wilderness – Knysna – Sedgefield: +/- 144 km +/- 2 hours

    Overnight: Sedgefield

  • Day 4 - 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 late morning 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 hiking, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Early 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: 216 M Bloukrans bungee jump, R1350

    Treetop canopy tour, R660

    Travel route, distance & time: Sedgefield – Tsitsikamma – Addo area: +/- 320km +/- 4.5 hours

    Overnight: Avoca River Cabins, Addo area

  • Day 5 - Addo – Wilderness/Mossel Bay

    We will spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park. We will spend up to 2-3 hours exploring the 28,000 hectare National reserve with approximately 600 elephant and some Cape buffalo, lion, black rhino, warthog, zebra, eland, kudu, hartebeest and many more animals. After an exciting morning of game viewing we will drive back to the heart of the Garden Route where we will overnight in Wilderness or Mossel Bay.

    Included meals: None

    Included activities: Entrance and 3-4 hour drive with tour vehicle through Addo

    Elephant National Park

    Optional activities: 2-hour open vehicle game drive with Addo field guide, R390

    Travel route, distance & time: Addo – Port Elizabeth – Wilderness: +/- 415 km +/- 5 hours

    Overnight: Wilderness

  • Day 6 - Wilderness/Mossel Bay - Cape Town

    After breakfast, we will stop in Mossel Bay to spend some time on the spectacular beaches, hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa. The more adventurous can try a 10,000 foot tandem skydive or sandboarding on the longest dune in South Africa. We will arrive back to Cape Town/Stellenbosch in the early evening.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Optional activities: 10,000 foot tandem skydive, R3100 (extra R600 for video)

    Sand boarding the longest dune in South Africa, R500

    Travel route, distance & time: Wilderness – George – Mossel Bay – Cape Town: +/- 450km +/- 4.5 hours

  • 5 nights’ accommodation (backpacker or guesthouse options)
  • Professional, South-African born Tour Guide who is also the driver
  • Klein Karoo Route: All dinners and breakfasts (except Day 4), Overberg Route: All dinners and breakfasts (except Day 5)
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Pick up and drop off at your address in Cape Town
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

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