Multi-day trip

From Cape Town: Garden Route Highlights 3-Day Safari Tour

4.6 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: Hotspots2c Tours
Multi-day trip

From Cape Town: Garden Route Highlights 3-Day Safari Tour

Activity provider: Hotspots2c Tours
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From US$ 308.98 per person

Likely to sell out

See Africa's famous wildlife and incredible Garden Route scenery on this 3-day tour; including a 4x4 game drive and bush walking safari and canoeing in the wilderness.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your driver either at your accommodations in Stellenbosch or Cape Town.
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Travel along South Africa's famous country road, Scenic Route 62, and enjoy stunning scenery
  • Canoe in a wilderness lagoon at Wilderness National Park
  • Spot elephants, lions and rhinoceroses in the wild on a game drive
  • Squeeze, twist and wriggle your way through the Cango Caves
  • Get close and personal with nature during a guided bush walk on safari
Full description

Day 1: Oudtshoorn (Travel about 400 km) Start with morning pickup from your accommodation in Cape Town or Stellenbosch. Set off along the famous Route 62, where you'll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, vast Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards. Pop in at one of the many farm stalls along the way, stocked with locally crafted delights before arriving in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. Delve deep underground to the magical Cango Caves’ limestone chambers, alive with drip formation stalactites and stalagmites and remnants of Khoikhoi paintings. Opt for the easy-going guided Heritage Tour or by contrast, the Adventure Tour allows you to wiggle your way through limestone on a daring underground route. You’ll spend the evening in Oudtshoorn at leisure. Join locals for an optional outdoor braai (similar to bbq) including South African favourites, such as ostrich kebabs and pot brood. Overnight at (Saver) Uthando Backpackers or someplace similar.

Day 2: Wilderness

(Travel about 450 km) As the dawn breaks in the dusty Klein Karoo, opt for a close encounter with Mother Nature and join elephant guides on an optional Elephant Observation Nature Walk. Gentle giants (Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo) made Buffelsdrift their home after their parents were poached. Follow 3 rescued elephants as they roam freely in a natural habitat. You can take photos and ask questions to learn about them. Then, take to the water for a leisurely afternoon paddle along the reed-lined banks in Wilderness National Park region. It’s not until you stop paddling and let the gentle current guide you, that the abundance of birdlife becomes apparent.  The adventure continues as you reach Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy jump. Opt in to hurtle face-first down the 134 (216 m) drop or those who'd prefer to keep their feet on solid ground will visit the nearby forest area near Tsitsikamma. Spend the evening soaking in the slow town way of life in Sedgefield or Wilderness, subject to your accommodation location. Feel the white sand between your toes as you sip on cocktails and enjoy dinner. Overnight at (Saver) PiliPili Beach Backpackers or someplace similar.

Day 3: Garden Route (Travel about 400 km excluding safari drive) Start the day in the heart of the African bush. On your first stop of the day, spot some of Africa’s wild animals from the back of an open 4x4 vehicle in the malaria-free Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Search for giraffe, white rhino, kudu, lion, elephant, zebra, and wildebeest, just to name a few. The game drive is led by an experienced game ranger, sharing his knowledge of the local wildlife; including antelope species, birdlife, and insects. End the day with a journey through the landscape of rolling farmlands as you say farewell to the Garden Route on your way back to Cape Town or Stellenbosch.

  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation within a 10 km radius from Cape Town and from Stellenbosch
  • Accommodation with bedding for 2 nights (as per package selected - upgrades available with supplier directly)
  • Friendly local qualified tour guide
  • Transport to tour highlights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 4x4 Safari Game Drive (about 2-3 hours) and bush walk during the safari (about 20 minutes)
  • Wilderness region canoeing hire
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned (available for purchase)
  • Optional activities like the Elephant Observation Nature Walk (available for purchase on tour at ±R600) and Bungy Jumping (available for purchase on tour at ±R1500)
  • Personal travel insurance

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Jacket
  • Closed-toe shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 32 reviews

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Super organized and very varied. Our guide Modi knew a lot to tell during the trip. He was also up for jokes and jokes. We can only recommend him. I can recommend the safari tour including adventure to anyone who likes variety and is always amazed by the diversity of nature.

February 22, 2023

Our guide Moody was great, helpful, informative and safe driver. The three days includes lots of activities, but spend sometimes on the roads. Tour participants, backpackers in general, were very great and joyful. The bungee and elephant walk were the most attractive activities, but kayaking was poor. When i had investigated safari tours in Africa before, i already decreased my expectations. But it was also fine. If you have limited time in Capetown, it will be very beneficial tour to go remote areas safely.

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February 19, 2023

Very nice tour! Overall, the trip was great fun and very informative. Our guide Neville was just great! He was very committed, explained a lot to us and spread a good mood. The game drive in the beautiful reserve was the most fun. I would have loved to have spent more time there.

December 12, 2022

Product ID: 26843