6 Day Garden Route and Addo Adventure Tour by Earthstompers
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Earthstompers Adventures is an established South African Tour company offering high quality Backpacker Adventure Tours through the Garden Route from Cape Town. Operating since 2006
- Departs from: Tours Depart every Monday from Cape Town or Stellenbosch.
- Departure times: Varied
- Duration: 6 Days
- Starts & ends in: Cape Town
- (Double Room/ Twin Room)
What to bring:
- Insect Repellant
- Comfortable Footwear
- Change of Clothes
- Warm Clothing
- Waterproof Clothing
Included in price:
6 Day Garden Route and Addo Adventure
Most Southern Tip of Africa, Overberg (Whale Route), Garden Route, Little Karoo and Addo.
Earthstompers Adventures has been operating 6 Day Garden Route Adventure Tours since 2006. This is a Guided tour run by Registered and qualified tour Guides. This is a safe and affordable way to explore the Western Cape, East Coast, Little Karoo, Whale Route and Route 62. The tour gives you a good mix of Nature, Culture and Adventure, experiencing the best the Garden Route has to offer.
• Qualified guide,
• Air-conditioned bus,
• 5 nights accommodation,
• Dinners (except Day 3), breakfasts (except day 4)
• Ostrich farm,
• Cango Caves,
• Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
• Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park,
• Tsitsikamma National Park and Wilderness National Park.
We also have plenty of time for these optional activities:
Bungee jumping (216m) R 690.00
Tandem Sky Diving 10 000 feet R 1 500.00
Tree top Canopy tour R 450.00
Sand Boarding R 400.00
Knysna elephant park R 190.00
Close Encounter whale and dolphin watching (in-season) R 750.00
Shark Cage Diving R 1 350.00
2 Hour Open Vehicle Guided Addo Game Drive R 220.00
Day 1 Cape Town - Hermanus - Cape Agulhas
We depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Monday morning for Hermanus. 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, beaches, restaurants and Markets. In the afternoon we will drive on to Cape Agulhas (The most Southern Tip of Africa). We will visit a View Point at the most southern Tip of Africa also known as the "real" place where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. You will have plenty of time to have a walk down to the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere.
Included Meals: Dinner
Included Activities: Penguins at Betties Bay
Optional Activities: Shark Cage Diving
Whale watching Boat Trip ( Whale season)
Overnight: Cape Agulhas Backpackers ( Struisbaai)
Day 2 Cape Agulhas - Mossel Bay - Wilderness
We depart for Wilderness after breakfast. We will stop in Mossel Bay for lunch and to spend some time on the spectacular beaches, hike the Cape St Blaize hiking trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, visit the famous Diaz Museum Complex. The more adventurous can try a 10 000 feet Tandem Skydive or Sand Boarding on the highest Dune in South Africa. Late afternoon a leisurely walk through Wilderness Village, Wilderness beach or just relaxing with a beer overlooking Wilderness beach.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Optional Activities: 10 000 feet Tandem Sky Dive
Sand boarding the biggest Dune in South Africa
Overnight: Beachhouse Backpackers in Wilderness
Day 3 Wilderness - Knysna - Plettenberg Bay
After breakfast overlooking Wilderness beach we head for the Touw River Waterfall in Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy a paddle up the Touw River through the indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of birdlife. After about 40mins of easy paddling the canoes will be left for a 2km hike along a boardwalk which will take us to the waterfall, where you will be able to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature. After the canoeing we will head to the famous town of Knysna via the spectacular Lake District of the Garden Route. In this up-market little town filled with curios, restaurants and a waterfront you will be able to replenish and lose yourself. After Knysna we will head to the Knysna Heads view-point with some spectacular views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Plettenberg Bay with its spectacular views and beaches.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Included Activities: Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
Optional Activities: Knysna Elephant Park
Overnight: Albergo Backpackers in Plettenberg Bay
Day 4 Plettenberg Bay -Tsitsikamma - Addo
After breakfast, off to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route a stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world's highest bungee jump bridge (216 metres). There is plenty of time for the adventure seekers among you to test their courage. The afternoon will be spent in the National Park with its unique combination of indigenous forest and the beautiful Indian Ocean. This provides a wide choice of activities for all, including long and short hikes, crossing the suspension bridge and swimming. Late 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
Tree Top Canopy Tour
Day 5 Addo - Sedgefield ( Myoli Beach)
The morning we will spend exploring Addo Elephant National Park. We will spend up to 4-5 hours exploring a 28 000 hectare National reserve with over 450 elephant and some Cape buffalo, lion, Black Rhino, Wart Hog, Zebra, Eland, Koedoe, Hartbeest 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 Myoly Beach in Sedgefield.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activities: Entrance and 4-5 hour drive with tour vehicle through Addo Elephant National Park
Optional Activities: 2 Hour open vehicle Game Drive with Addo Field Guide.
Overnight: Myoly Beach Backpackers in Sedgefield
Day 6 Sedgefield - Oudtshoorn - Route 62 - Cape Town/Stellenbosch
After Breakfast a drive over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain pass to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, also known as the Ostrich Capital of the World.
You will be able to experience the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves in a guided adventure tour, followed by a visit to the Cango Ostrich Show farm for a guided tour of an ostrich farm. The more adventurous can even ride an ostrich. (maximum weight of 75 kg). In the afternoon we depart back to Cape Town via the scenic and spectacular Route 62 which is South Africa's longest wine route. We will arrive back to Cape Town in the early evening.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Included Activities: Cango Caves Adventure Tour
Entrance to Cango Ostrich Show farm
All Tours depart from Cape Town and Stellenbosch every Monday.
Should you wish to make a reservation, please let me know so that I can secure the seats for you. Please complete attached booking form and return it to us by email. We require a 50% deposit to secure the reservation, with the balance due 30 days before departure. You can pay by credit card (5% credit card charge) or bank transfer.
Guest will be picked up between 07:00 and 09:00 from accommodation establishments in Cape Town and about 09:30 in Stellenbosch. If guests do not live in Cape Town or Stellenbosch additional transport has to be arranged into the city, or guests will be picked up along the way.
The company reserves the right to change itinerary, accommodation, and transport along the way should circumstances dictate. Unfortunately many of these outdoor activities are weather dependant which could force changes in the itinerary. The guide will try his best to arrange events according to prevailing weather conditions.
The vehicles that we will be touring in is a fully air conditioned and can comfortably seat 8 adults including driver/guide or 14 Adult including Driver/guide. We also have a CD and Mp3 player in the bus. (Welcome to bring your own music, if it is not too terrible we can play it)
All vehicles have valid Operating Licences to convey paying customers.
All guides are well trained, experienced and African born and bred. By law we are enforced to use THETA registered and Qualified guides with special PDP drivers licences. (Professional Drivers Licence). Earthstompers make use of only the best guides that wil make sure you get a laid back, funny, relaxing, informative and safe trip.
All the accommodation en route has been selected over many years for its cleanliness, unique setting, closeness to nature and great atmosphere whilst not forgetting the human need for home comforts.
Accommodation at the backpackers takes the form of dormitory rooms with shared bathroom facilities.
Upgrades to single and double Backpacker rooms with shared Bathroom facilities and Upgrades to Backpacker rooms with en-suite bathrooms are available.
Guest House upgrades to Single, Double or twin en-suite rooms are available at an additional cost.
All bedding and towels will be provided.
All meals have been selected by management and include traditional South African meals. Breakfast would normally be a combination of healthy continental breakfast with fruits, cereals, yoghurt and toast or cooked breakfasts. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
Lunch and drinks would be for Guests own account.
A deposit of 50% is payable to agent or into bank account on confirmation of booking. Balance is payable 30 days before departure. Credit card payments will incur a 5% banking charge.
The following cancelation fees will apply should you wish to cancel your tour. Please note we will charge a cash handling fee of 15% if you should cancel more than 30 days before departure to cover our bank charges.
30 days - 15 days 25 % of the total of the booking
14 days - 8 days 50 % of the total of the booking
7 days or less 100 % of the total of the booking
No-show 100 % of the total of the booking
It is strongly recommended that you hold comprehensive travel insurance to safeguard you against possible unforeseen emergency. Earthstompers has comprehensive passenger and public liability insurance.
Exclusion of liability
Earthstompers, or its employees and agents shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from any liability in respect of loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person or their luggage or other personal property under any circumstances whatsoever whilst on tour.
What do you need?
A love for nature, an adventurous spirit and an earthstomping sense of humour. Of course it would not be a bad thing to bring along a rain jacket, camera, swimming clothes, sun screen, towel, hat, warm jacket and personal toiletries.
The Optional Activities are not included in your tour price because this is activities that not everybody will be able to do. For example: Not everybody would like to jump of a 216 m bridge or jump from a plane at 10 000 feet. These activities can be paid in Cash or credit card direct to the Adventure Operator. These activities will be booked by your guide the day that the tour departs. All included activities are not physically demanding and can be enjoyed by all ages, shapes and sizes on tour.
Our tours take place in a malaria free area. No anti-malaria precautions are therefore necessary. You are however advised to bring insect repellent during summer.
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- In the event of cacellation the deposit paid is non refundable.
- Failure to make cancellations 24 hours before the commencement of the tour will result in FULL PAYMENT being taken from the credit card.
- A 5.00% administration fee is charged on all credit card transactions with the tour operators.
- Departure times may vary. Customers will be informed of any changes.
- Cancellations on behalf of the tour operator will result in a full refund.
- This tour requires a minimum number of people for the tour to take place. Should this minimum not be met, customers will be instantly informed and the deposit paid will be refunded.