The Garden Route - 8 days

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-23083
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Western Cape, South Africa
  • Ends Eastern Cape, South Africa
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cape Town
  • Stellenbosch wine tasting
  • Ostrich Farm
  • Cango Caves
  • Waterfall Trail
  • Tskitsikamma National Park
  • Addo Elephant Park.
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Starting in Western Cape and ending in Eastern Cape, the trip "The Garden Route - 8 Days" is a guided natural landmarks sightseeing trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Hermanus, Addo Elephant National Park, Addo and 9 other destinations in South Africa. "The Garden Route - 8 Days" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Spend 8 magical days on South Africa’s famous Garden Route with this tour. This iconic region is renowned for being one of the most scenic in the country. Start off an unforgettable week with a couple of free days to explore independently in Cape Town, the legendary Mother City, and end it off in Port Elizabeth. In between, you are treated to a thrilling array of activities and experiences, as you see a variety of natural spectacles and historical landmarks. You will have the chance to do the world’s highest bungee jump and go diving with sharks. You will sip the famous Cape wines and explore quaint little towns. You will seek out the Big 5 on a classic African safari and hike through forests in search of waterfalls. You will see ostriches, penguins, and whales, explore the most spectacular underground cave network, and stand at the southernmost point of Africa. All along your journey, your comfort will be ensured- you have a choice of staying in high-quality backpacker lodges, or choosing the deluxe guesthouse/boutique hotel option. One thing is for sure, the Garden Route will not disappoint.
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Cape Town
  • Day in Cape Town - pre-tour
  • Day 2 : Free Day in Cape Town
  • Day 3 : Free Day in Cape Town
  • Day 4 : Cape Coast- Hermanus, Betties Bay, Cape Agulhas, Shark Cage Diving
  • Day 5 : Wine Tasting and Cango Caves Tour
  • Day 6 : Wilderness National Park and Knysna
  • Day 7 : Tsitsikamma National Park and Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump
  • Day 8 : Safari in Addo Elephant National Park, Transfer to Port Elizabeth
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Transport in 25-seat expedition vehicle
  • Local guides for sightseeing tours and activities as per the itinerary
  • 2 truck crew (driver/guide plus assistant/cook)
  • All 'included highlights' as mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees if required
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for guides & drivers
  • Entrance fees and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional tours in Cape Town and elsewhere
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Garden Route - 8 days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 17 May 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 May 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Garden Route - 8 days 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.


For this The Garden Route - 8 days 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Tours will be reduced to smaller group sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be recommended to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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