Earthstompers Adventures is an award-winning South African tour company, established in 2006. We specialise in tours of the Garden Route & Addo Elephant National Park, with scheduled group tours departing every Monday and Friday from Cape Town. We also provide private tours - perfect for school or university groups, family vacations, honeymoons or small group travel. Earthstompers is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Hendrik & Chrissy Human.
Where it all began…
Hendrik was studying at Stellenbosch College in 2001 and had an assignment to write a business plan for a new tourism company. Being a Mossel Bay boy at heart, he decided to write a business plan for an adventure tour company offering trips along the Garden Route.
After university, and a few years of guiding for other tour companies, Hendrik decided to put that business plan to work. That's when he founded Earthstompers Adventures in 2006. In those early days, it was just Hendrik and his trusty blue VW bus!
The second chapter in Earthstompers’ history began in 2012. Chrissy came from her home in Kansas City, United States as a tourist…fell in love…and decided to stay in South Africa. Chrissy quickly took over the business affairs of Earthstompers, including the financials, website, social media, and scheduling. Gone are the days of Hendrik’s hand-written calendars and boxes full of receipts!
These days, Hendrik & Chrissy operate Earthstompers together, along with the best office support team & group of guides you will find on the Garden Route.
Our guides and office staff
Hendrik & Chrissy
GENERAL MANAGER & SUPER GUIDE
TOUR COORDINATOR & GUEST SUPPORT
Enough about us - the most important people on tours are our guests. Whilst we do many private, customised tours, our most popular tours are group Garden Route & Addo tours. Our guests come from all corners of the world, including Germany, England, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe, and have at least one thing in common - a love of travel. Our average age is 33, and 70% of our guests are women.
We often get solo travellers, groups of friends, or families, such as a young professional and their parents. Beyond the great food, great accommodation, beautiful scenery, and unique activities, the highlight of the week for many people are the other guests on tour.
The Earthstompers Tour Experience
Earthstompers Adventures' Tours provides visitors from all over the world with an authentic South African experience. The Garden Route is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world. Our air-conditioned vans are comfortable and the places you'll stay have been hand-picked over the years. Guests can choose their level of accommodation, including options for backpacker or guest house accommodation.
The Garden Route offers exciting, world-class activities. These include hiking, canoeing, bungee-jumping, skydiving, ziplining, shark cage diving and more! Many activities are included in our tour packages and we have many optional extras available for the more adventurous guests. We make sure that our guests experience delicious, authentic South African meals during your tour, and we cater for many special dietary requirements to ensure each guest is comfortable. If you want to experience the best that South Africa has to offer, look no further than Earthstompers!