The Fantastic 7 Day Garden Route & Wild Coast Tour From Cape Town to Durban

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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Cape Town - Hermanus - Southern Most Tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

Stop At: Betty's Bay, Betty's Bay, Overberg District, Western Cape
We leave Cape Town and eventually take the R44 and drive on the edge of the sea past the beaches. Along this route you will encounter dramatic coastlines and beaches, fynbos biosphere, baboons, monkeys, birding and hiking. We go past The Strand and Gordons Bay. Our first...
Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Cape Town - Hermanus - Southern Most Tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas

Stop At: Betty's Bay, Betty's Bay, Overberg District, Western Cape
We leave Cape Town and eventually take the R44 and drive on the edge of the sea past the beaches. Along this route you will encounter dramatic coastlines and beaches, fynbos biosphere, baboons, monkeys, birding and hiking. We go past The Strand and Gordons Bay. Our first stop is at Betty's Bay to view a colony of endangered African penguins.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hermanus, Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape
We continue our tour from Betty's Bay driving towards Hermanus. We could make brief stops along the way. We then arrive in Hermanus one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa – famous for having the best whale watching in the world.
If you are into canoeing, the Kleinrivier vlei is one of the best places in SA and is only 6 km outside Hermanus towards Gansbaai. Other activities include sand boarding, quad biking and fly fishing. Hermanus also has the most comprehensive collection of internationally acclaimed wines, the red and white wines, found in the largest wine shop in SA in the Wine Village on the corner of R43 and R320 en-route to N2.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Agulhas National Park, 214 Main Road, Bredasdorp 7287 South Africa
We drive through Agulhas National Park en route to the Southern Most tip of Africa
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner: Our dinner could be a South African style braai or traditional African stew
Accommodation included: Overnight at Arniston Seaside Cottages or similar, subject to availability

Day 2: Cape Agulhas - Swellendam - Mossel Bay - George

Stop At: Swellendam, Swellendam, Overberg District, Western Cape
We leave Cape Agulhas at around 8:00am the next morning driving through and stopping at Swellendam. Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture. The town owes its existence to the Khoi people--nomadic pastoralists who helped the Dutch build trade posts and develop a mercantile industry. There is a lot for us to see as we make a brief 45 minute stop over.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Western Cape
From Swellendam we travel back along the coast, meadering through some beautiful scenery on our way towards Mossel Bay. Indalu Game reserve is located next to the N2 en-route to Mossel Bay. We go into this farm to view some game including elephants. The cherry on top here is the elephant interaction. Here you get a chance to feed and touch their elephants. This is one of the most amazing experiences.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at George at Cherry Berry Guest House or similar subject to availability

Day 3: George - Knysna - Plettenberg Bay

Stop At: Knysna, Knysna, Western Cape
We start off from George and head off to Knysna. We spend some of the morning in Knysna. Knysna offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc. We stop over for lunch as convenient
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Knysna Heads, Coney Glen Road, Knysna 6571 South Africa
On the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea are two promontories known as the ‘Heads’. The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the Lakeland and adjacent indigenous forests.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wilderness National Park, Wilderness South Africa
From Knaysna we continue eastwards towards Plettenberg Bay.
This stretch from George to Plettenberg Bay has some of the most magical views on the Garden Route which include the Wilderness National Park and many scenic viewpoints along the way.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Outeniqua Pass, N9, George 6529 South Africa
We also travel over the Outeniqua Mountains from the Little Karoo.
We continue until we reach Plettenberg Bay for the night.


Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Masecha Country estate or similar subject to availability

Day 4: Plettenberg Bay - Tsitsikama National Park - Port Elizabeth

Stop At: Plettenberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay South Africa
The morning can start with a tour of Plettenberg Bay - the sanctuary, the beaches, and other ares of interest before departing on our way to Tsitsikama National Park.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tsitsikamma National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern Cape
Our next stop is at Tsitsikamma National Park area. We make a stop over and enter the game drive in search of the big 5 and we are very likely to see any of the following – elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, zebra, rhino, giraffe, kudu, etc…..
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Storms River, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern Cape
At Tsitsikama, the Stormsriver Mouth rest camp of the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park is very scenic and a must-visit. A number of short hiking trails (2-6km) allow you to explore the coastal bush and rocky shoreline. Storms River Mouth offers the visitor magnificent scenery, a small beach, restaurant and shop. We stop over for lunch as convenient.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Storms River Suspension Bridge, Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa
The famous Storms River Suspension Bridge spans the river mouth and this walk is the most popular. Here you can do a relatively relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms River. We now travel to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world’s highest commercial bungee bridge and is the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Hub Boutique Hotel or similar accommodation subject to availability

Day 5: Port Elizabeth - East London - Cintsa

Stop At: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
We start off by touring port Elizabeth. Exploring the world class beaches and other areas of interest.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: East London, East London, Eastern Cape
Our tour then takes us to the capital of the Sunshine Coast - East London.
If you’re into art, culture and architecture, we will visit Fort Glamorgan which was erected on the banks of the Buffalo River in 1848 to guard the supply line to King Williams Town. We explore Xhosa culture and cuisine at Khaya la Bantu Cultural Village. The 19m tall Hood Point Lighthouse is also worth a visit.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cintsa Beach, Dolphin Pl, Chintsa 5275 South Africa
from East London we head off to our final destination of the day Cintsa for a relaxed afternoon where we could do a lot of optional activities.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at at the Buccaneers Lodge or similar – subject to availability

Day 6: Cintsa - Mazeppa Bay - Coffee Bay - Port Saint Johns

Pass By: Kei Mouth, Kei Mouth, Eastern Cape
We drive from Cintsa to Mazeppa Bay. We go over a few scenic passes, as well as the Great Kei Bridge.

Stop At: Mazeppa Bay, Mazeppa Bay, Eastern Cape
We stop over at Mazeppa Bay for a brief tour
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Coffee Bay, Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape
From Mazeppa Bay we continue until we get to Idutshwa and proceed further on to our next stop en route at Coffee Bay, also for a brief tour.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hole in the Wall, Transkei, Coffee Bay South Africa
At Coffee Bay we visit the spectacular Hole in the Wall. We then continue our tour driving via the scenic rolling hills.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wild Coast, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape
From Coffee Bay we continue our journey until we arrive at Port St Johns where we spend the night. Known as the ‘jewel of the Wild Coast’, it’s hardly surprising that Port St. Johns is filled with incredible experiences just waiting to be discovered. Firstly, there are the three beaches which are perfect for long walks, games and soaking up the sun. The area also boasts numerous hiking trails and with the help of local tour guides, you can gain first-hand experience of the Xhosa culture and customs.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We spend the night at the famous Amapondo Lodge or similar subject to availability

Day 7: Port Saint Johns - Port Edward - Durban

Pass By: Wild Coast, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape
We continue our tour of the Wild Coast as we depart from Port St Johns en route to Port Edward. This stretch sees us passing through some rural villages and larger towns, such as Lusisiki, Flagstaff and Bizana. This is a beautiful drive.

Stop At: Port Edward, Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal
Port Edward has many areas of attraction such as the Red Desert, the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve, and more.
Duration: 20 hours

Pass By: Port Shepstone, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal
From Port Edward as we head to our final destination, the road will take us through a variety of popular beach resorts on the R61 road, including South Broom, Uvongo, Shelley Beach, Port Shepstorne, Ifafa, Scottburgh, Umkomaas and Amanzimtoti as we hit Durban.

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • 7x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Knysna Heads
  • Entry/Admission - Agulhas National Park
  • 6x Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Wilderness National Park
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Storms River Suspension Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Plettenberg Beach
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Travellers on the tour will be picked up as long as arrangements have been made in advance

Airports

  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa


5:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.