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

4.6 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: hotspots2c tours

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

Activity provider: hotspots2c tours

From R 5,800 per person

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
English
Pickup included
Your preferred pick-up address in and around Cape Town within a 10 km radius of the CBD.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 up close and personal with nature on a guided bush walking safari
Full description

Day 1: Oudtshoorn Travel about 250 miles (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, (Comfort) 88 van Rheede guesthouse, or (Deluxe) Buffelsdrift Lodge.

Day 2: Wilderness

Travel about 280 miles (450 km) As the dawn breaks in the dusty Klein Karoo, opt for a close encounter with Mother Nature and join rangers on an optional Elephant Bush Walk. Gentle giants, Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo made Buffelsdrift their home after their parents were poached in the north of South Africa. Join these three rescued elephants, as they walk to the nearby waterhole. 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, (Comfort) Fairy Knowe Riverside Guesthouse, or Deluxe Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse.

Day 3: Garden Route Travel about 250 miles (400 km) 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.

Includes
  • 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)
  • Bush walking safari (about 20 minutes)
  • Wilderness region canoeing hire
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned (available for purchase)
  • Optional activities like the Elephant Bush Walk (available for purchase for ±R600)
  • 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 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our tour-guide Tuikke was great. Helpful , kind , good vibes, informative but in a fun way. The three days were absolutely great, very busy and many things to see and catch up with. 12 ppl were on the tour , the general mood was great as well, everyone chill and ready to make compromises for the sake of others. On the last day on the safari we couldn’t find as many animals as we wanted to , but this is how nature works . Everything was worth to see.

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November 22, 2022

Worth EVERY penny! The three days were a wonderful experience for me with great adventures in a beautiful environment! Especially the small tour group (we were only three) and the great tour guide - Isaac. Thank you for the great discoveries during the trip. We ate wonderfully, saw beautiful animals and had a lot of fun!

February 28, 2022

Absolutely amazing!!! Exceeded every expectation I had for this trip. I don’t want to spoil too much but I’m a student studying abroad here from the US and I couldn’t recommend this trip more. Paul was our tour guide and if you’re lucky enough to get him, your trip will be even better!

November 16, 2019

Product ID: 26843