6 Day Garden Route
Route 62 & Addo Elephant Park.

Join us for the road trip of a lifetime! R62 Adventure Tours has been specializing in Route 62, Garden Route & Addo tours and Game Drives since 2010. Our 6-day private Garden Route Tour from Cape Town is a safe and affordable way to explore the Western Cape, Little Karoo, Whale Route, Addo Elephant National Park and Route 62. Tour the Garden Route while experiencing a good mix of nature, culture and adventure. This trip will give you a good first taste of some of the best things the spectacular Garden Route has to offer. This tour starts & ends in Cape Town and includes REAL game drives where the animals are not caged or enclosed, but where they are natural free roaming.

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Day 1 | Highlights: Garden Route - Route 62 & Addo Elephant Park

We depart from Cape Town early in morning for Hermanus. We follow the scenic coastal road and stop 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, restaurants and markets. In the afternoon we will drive on to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa, where we visit a viewpoint known as the “real” place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Via wide stretched Farmlands, along mountains our trips takes us away from the coast down to the very start of the Route 62.

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Included meals:

Dinner  Fondue Bourguignonne (meat fondue)

Included activities:

Visit to Penguin sanctuary at Betties Bay

Optional activities:

  • Shark cage diving, R2900 *
  • Whale watching boat trip (in season, July – November), R1100

Travel route, distance & time:

Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas - Montagu : ± 450km (±4,5 hours)

Overnight:

Montagu


* (Shark cage diving clients will be picked up very early in the morning by the diving operator, and will miss the first half of Day 1 which includes the visit to the African Penguin Colony and Hermanus)

Day 2 | Garden Route - Route 62 & Addo Elephant park

We leave Montagu, the beginning of the Route 62, the longest wine route, early in the morning. Along majestic mountains we work our way up further towards the Great Karoo, to find Ronnie’s Sex Shop, a bar in the middle of nowhere as our on-route stop. Before crossing one of the most beautiful off-road mountain passes in South Africa, the ostriches in Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital of the World, await our visit.  We will even find ourselves underground exploring the Cango caves with a guided tour. We bid the ostriches of the Karoo a farewell, before going off-road again on the Montagu Pass for some breath-taking spectacular mountains and valleys.

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Included meals:

Breakfast

Included activities:

  • Cango Caves tour
  • Ostrich Safari

Optional activities:

None

Travel route, distance & time:

Route 62 – Oudtshoorn - Wilderness : ± 400km (±4 hours)

Overnight:

Wilderness

Day 3 | Highlights: Garden Route - Route 62 & Addo Elephant park

Our trip today will take us over the Provincial Borders, driving along the Indian Ocean via Wilderness National Park, Knysna, Garden Route National Park, Tsisikamma National Park all the way down to Addo Elephant park in the Eastern Cape. En route we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world’s highest bungee jump bridge (216 meters). There is plenty of time for the adventure seekers among you to test their courage.  At 15:00 we start our first free roaming Big5 game drive, followed by bush campfire dinner and a night game drive.

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Included meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

Included activities:

Game drives

Optional activities:

  • 216 M Bloukrans bungee jump, R1600
  • Upgrade Shotia Accommodation to bush lodge or tented camp R1500pp

Travel route, distance & time:

Bloukrans - Tsitsikamma – Addo area: +/- 250km +/- 3 hours

Overnight:

Shotia Big 5 Game reserve

Day 4 | Highlights: Garden Route - Route 62 & Addo Elephant park

We will spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park. On an additional game drive up to 2-3 hours exploring the 28,000 hectare National reserve with approximately 600 elephant and some Cape buffalo, lion, black rhino, warthog, zebra, eland, kudu, hartebeest and many more animals. After an exciting morning of game viewing we will drive back to the start of the Garden Route where we will overnight at Tsitsikamma Lodge.

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Included meals:

Breakfast

Included activities:

Entrance and 2-3 hour drive with vehicle through Addo Elephant National Park

Travel route, distance & time:

Addo - Tsitsikamma : +/- 250 km +/- 2hours

Overnight:

Tsitsikamma

Day 5 | Highlights: Garden Route - Route 62 & Addo Elephant park

Our coastal trips continues after a visit to the Tsitsikamma National Park and a walk on the suspension bridge. Before leaving the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the green forests, we will head to the famous town of Knysna via the lavish Lake District of the Garden Route. This up-market little town is filled with curios, restaurants and a waterfront, where you will be able to relax and do some shopping. 

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Included meals:

Breakfast

Included activities:

Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park

Optional activities:

Kayak Adventure R695pp (3 hours weather permitting) *

Travel route, distance & time:

Tsitsikamma – Mossel Bay: +/- 215 km  +/- 2,5 hours

Overnight:

Mossel Bay


* (Kayak clients will miss the walk to the suspension bridge)

Day 6 | Highlights: Garden Route - Route 62 & Addo Elephant park

After breakfast, we can spend some time in Mossel Bay on the spectacular beaches, hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa. The more adventurous can try a 10,000 foot tandem skydive or sandboarding on the longest dune in South Africa. We will arrive back to Cape Town in the early evening.

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Included meals:

Breakfast

Optional activities:

  • 10,000 foot tandem skydive, R3300 (extra R600 for video)
  • Sandboarding the longest dune in South Africa, R500

Travel route, distance & time:

Cape Town: +/- 390km +/- 4 hours

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Advantages of this way of traveling:

  • You sit back and relax while we drive and point you towards all the best sites
  • No need to hire a car
  • No need to buy maps or rent a GPS, we know the way
  • No worries about getting lost or driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Petrol (fuel) costs are included
  • At all-time you have a driver with local knowledge at your disposal
  • Your safety is our concern and part of our business
  • You have an estimate in advance what your organised vacation spending’s will be.

Side information:

  • For this trip we use only comfortable air-conditioned Land Rover Discovery’s.
  • Each Land Rover can take up to 4 passengers, the larger your group the less the cost per person will be.
  • The total distance driven during this trip will be close to 1960 km’s.
  • 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 the summer.
  • All our drivers speak fluent English and Dutch.
  • Please provide a variety in clothing.
  • Did you forget something, do not despair South Africa offers everything, and probably at better prices compared to home.

Included

  • 5 Accredited accommodations Bed & Breakfast based minimum 3*
  • All transport in luxurious vehicles, fuel costs, road tolls and driver/guide during the trip.
  • Entrance fees for:
    • Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant Park, Kangoo Caves, Ostrich Safari,
  • Stoney Point Penguin colony
  • 4 Game drives, including 1 night drive and a half day drive in Addo
  • Dinner at Mountain View Fondue Lounge and Schotia

Not included:

  • Airplane tickets to and from Cape Town are to be booked and paid by the guest. We can assist in booking tickets.
  • Upgrade accommodation to bush lodge or tented camp at Shotia (R1500pp).
  • Food (lunch, dinners), drinks and items bought on the way are not included and are payable by the guest, tips (10% recommended)
  • Personal insurance (illness, lost items, …)
  • It is common that the driver/guide receives a tip after completion of the trip. If the guests were satisfied.
  • Entrance fees to additional parks or attractions not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses

Financial:

Rates from:

  • 2 persons: 1,600 Euro per person
  • 4 persons: 1,200 Euro per person (sharing a vehicle)

For an exact quotation please contact us on info@R62AdventureTours.co.za

Book your trip now or contact us for any additional information on
+27 (0)72 927 86 35 or info@r62adventuretours.co.za or visit your local travel agent and ask them to contact us.


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