9 Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Addo Private Tour
This tour is a perfect way to see the highlights of the South African Coastline, between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It includes nature, culture, and adventure, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. This tour is private and fully guided, meaning you have access to a private tour vehicle appropriate to your group size, as well as a professional tour guide who drives the vehicle. The tour starts & ends in Cape Town, and can depart any day of the week.
- Services of a professional tour guide/driver
- Pick up and drop off
- Air-conditioned transport
- 8 nights’ accommodation (4-star guest houses)
- Daily breakfast
- Table Mountain Cableway tickets
- Wine tastings
- Entrance to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
- Entrance to penguin colony at Boulders Beach
- Cango Caves tour
- Port tasting on Route 62
- Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park
- Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
- Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park
Today is an introduction to “the Mother City”, Cape Town. Go for a tour in the city and surrounding area, including the city centre, Company’s Gardens, Cape Town Castle, the Bo Kaap, Signal Hill and the V&A Waterfront. A big part of this tour is walking around the city with your guide getting to know the city, its different cultures, history and geography. A highlight of the day is riding to the top of the famous Table Mountain in a cable car, for magnificent views over Table Bay, Robben Island, The Cape Peninsula and Lions Head.
|Included activities:||Table Mountain Cableway tickets
Introduction tour of Cape Town
Approximate driving time:
|Robben Island Tour: R 360 per adult /R 200 per child under 17
Sunrise hike up Lions Head: R 700 per person
Bo Kaap Cooking Experience (3 hours): R 750 per person, minimum 3
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: R 65 per adult / R15 per child
Around Cape Town – approximately 2 hours
The Western Cape of South Africa is home to more than 500 wineries, and today we will visit a few of our favorites. The winelands offer more than just wine though – there is also beautiful scenery and interesting history to enjoy along the way.
We typically visit the following three wineries, but we like to consult with our clients on the day to tailor the stops to their tastes.
- Villiera is a family-run winery in the Stellenbosch region, well known for their excellent Cap Classique (sparkling wine), as well as their environmental initiatives.
- Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch Farms, with a fruit and vegetable farm of great diversity, inspired by the famous Company’s Garden of the Cape.
- Delaire Graff Estate is the ultimate in luxury, a world-class destination for wine in a stunning setting.
|Included activities:||Wine tasting at three different wine farms|
Approximate driving time:
|Lunch in the winelands – please contact for booking
3 hours, with stops
Join us on a spectacular journey to the Cape of Good Hope. We will start by driving to the beautiful Atlantic seaside suburbs of Clifton and Camps Bay to see the Twelve Apostles mountains. We will then take the coastal road to the Hout Bay harbour, for a visit to the resident Cape Fur Seals. After Hout Bay, onto a scenic drive up Chapman’s Peak, for one of the best views in the region. We will then travel into the Cape Point National Park to see the Cape of Good Hope, the furthest southwestern point in Africa. In the afternoon, we will stop to see the endangered African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach, before finishing up our day with a wine tasting in Constantia.
|Included activities:||Entrance to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Entrance to penguin colony at Boulders Beach
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|Seal Island Boat Cruise: R85 per person
Cape Point Funicular: R65 per adult/R25 per child
4 hours, with stops
We depart from Cape Town in the morning for Hermanus. You can spend the day 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.
|Optional activities:||Shark cage diving, R1980
Whale watching boat trip (in season, July – November), R800
|Travel route, distance & time:||Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas: +/- 249km +/- 3hours|
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 activities:||Local wine tasting
Cango Caves tour
|Travel route, distance & time:||Cape Agulhas – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn: +/- 330km +/- 4 hours|
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 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 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.
|Included activities:||Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park|
|Travel route, distance & time:||Oudtshoorn – Wilderness – Knysna – Sedgefield: +/- 144 km +/- 2 hrs|
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 hiking, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Late afternoon we will leave the Garden Route for Big 5 country, Addo.
|Included activities:||Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park|
|Optional activities:||216 M Bloukrans bungee jump, R990
Treetop canopy tour, R650
|Travel route, distance & time:||Sedgefield – Tsitsikamma – Addo area: +/- 320km +/- 4 hours|
|Overnight:||Avoca River Cabins, Addo area|
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, 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 and have sundowners overlooking the spectacular Wilderness Beach.
|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, R370|
|Travel route, distance & time:||Addo – Port Elizabeth – Wilderness: +/- 415 km +/- 5 hours|
Today 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 skydiving or sanding boarding on the longest dune in South Africa. We will arrive back to Cape Town in the early evening.
|Optional activities:||10,000 foot tandem skydive, R2800 (extra R500 for video)
Sand boarding the longest dune in South Africa, R500
Point of Human Origins Cave Tour, R550
|Travel route, distance & time:||Wilderness – Mossel Bay – Cape Town: +/- 450km +/- 4.5 hours|
|Number of adults||1||2||3||4||5+|
|Price per adult||R63 500||R40 700||R32 700||R29 000||R26 900|
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