Garden Route Adventure

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Durban, South Africa
  • Ends Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Whether it’s searching for gentle giants on a game drive through Addo Elephant National Park or hiking past antelope in Bontebok National Park, there’s no shortage of wildlife spotting on this adventure.
  • Embark on a halfday guided walk in the mighty Drakensburg Range – one of many spectacular hikes along the Garden Route that you can choose to discover in your free time.
  • Rise early with your small group to watch wild meerkats wake and warm in the morning sun, before continuing south to Swellendam – South Africa’s thirdoldest town.
  • Cruise the classic R320 route – stopping by a couple of wineries for local tastings – en route to South Africa's southernmost point at Cape Agulhus.
The Garden Route Adventure tour starts from Durban and ends in Cape Town. The Garden Route Adventure tour is a road trip that takes 14 days taking you through Durban, Cintsa, Lesotho Highlands, Addo Elephant National Park and 7 other destinations in South Africa and Lesotho. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.


Follow the coastal trail to Cape Town on an adventurous 14-day Lonely Planet Experience along the Garden Route and Wild Coast of South Africa. Hit up all the region’s hotspots – elephant spotting in Addo Elephant National Park, wine tasting in the Hermanus Wine Region, hiking in the Lesotho Highlands, meeting local Xhosa communities in Cintsa, and wildlife viewing in Tsitsikamma and Bontebok national parks. Get a sprinkling of safaris thrown in with wine tasting and fig farming, creating a whole South African smorgasbord. When will you sample the local delights?
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  • Cindy
  • From USA
  • On Nov 23 2018
“Morocco encompasses give you a great introduction to the Morocco country. You will learn and experience the wonder of Morocco have to offer. What made our tour geat is we have good tour guide Samir. He is native Morrocan and make the tour fun and provide authentic experience with the local. He will give you tips, infomaton, and safety recommendation when we our on our own to see city during our tour. I recommend this tour to see and experience Morocco.”
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  • Mattias
  • From Germany
  • On Jan 27 2019
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  • Kelly
  • From Canada
  • On Dec 03 2019
“Lots of opportunity to understand how people live in Rajistan. Our leader was very insightful.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Durban
  • Day 2: Drakensberg
  • Day 3: Drakensberg
  • Day 4: Lesotho Highlands
  • Day 5: Lesotho Highlands
  • Day 6: Wild Coast/Cintsa
  • Day 7: Wild Coast/Cintsa
  • Day 8: Addo Elephant National Park
  • Day 9: Garden Route / Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Day 10: Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Day 11: Garden Route / Oudtshoorn
  • Day 12: Bontebok National Park
  • Day 13: Cape Agulhas / R320 Winery Route / Hermanus
  • Day 14: Cape Town
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (8 nights), Dormitory (3 nights), Lodge (2 nights)
Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 12 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Drakensburg - Royal Natal National Park Hike
  • Howick - Nelson Mandela Capture Site
  • Addo Elephant National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive
  • Oudtshoorn - Cango Caves Guided Tour
  • Weltevrede - Fig Farm visit
  • Oudtshoorn - Meerkat Experience
  • Hermanus - R320 Route Wine Tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Durban and from Cape Town are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Garden Route Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Garden Route Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 17 December 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Garden Route Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Garden Route Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the Big Five. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • For your accommodation and campsites on your adventure, facilities do vary, and wi-fi is not always available. Accommodation upgrades are often available.
  • There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
  • Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip. To see what more you could do, check out our Kruger, Coast & Cape adventure – search trip code UBOSC on the Intrepid website for more information.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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