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Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 6-Day Safari

1. Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 6-Day Safari

Day 1: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas The tour departs from Cape Town/Stellenbosch and heads to Hermanus. The tour follows the scenic coastal road and includes a stop at Betty's Bay to see a colony of endangered African penguins. Spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of Hermanus, famous for playing home to hundreds of Southern Right whales from July to November. The town also features many shops, restaurants, and markets. In the afternoon you'll drive on to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where you'll see the point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Day 2:  Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn Travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the ostrich capital of the world, via scenic Route 62, South Africa’s longest wine route. Sample local wines before experiencing the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided tour. Day 3:  Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Sedgefield After breakfast head over to Outeniqua Mountain Pass, where you'll explore Wilderness National Park by canoe. Enjoy an easy paddle up the Touw River through the indigenous forest, admiring the diverse local birds along the way. After about 40 minutes, leave your canoe behind for a 2-kilometer hike along a boardwalk that leads to rock pools and a lovely waterfall. Afterwards, head to the famous town of Knysna via the beautiful Garden Route Lake District. This small, upscale town is filled with curios and restaurants, and also features a waterfront where you can grab lunch and do some shopping.  After leaving Knysna, head to the Knysna Heads viewing point to enjoy views of the Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. Spend the late afternoon exploring the beaches of Sedgefield. Day 4: Sedgefield- Tsitsikamma - Addo After breakfast, head off to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route, you'll stop at Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s tallest bungee jump bridge, standing at 216 meters tall. You'll spend the afternoon in Tsitsikamma National Park, which features a unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The park has a wide range of activities on offer, including hikes of varying lengths, a walk across a suspension bridge, and swimming. In the late afternoon, depart the Garden Route for Addo. Day 5: Addo-Wilderness/Mossel Bay Spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park. You'll get up to 2-3 hours to roam the 28,000-hectare national reserve, home to approximately 600 elephants and various other animals, including cape buffalo, lions, black rhinos, warthogs, zebras, elands, kudus, hartebeest, and many more. After an exciting morning of game viewing drive back to the heart of the Garden Route where you will stay overnight in Wilderness or Mossel Bay. Day 6: Wilderness –Mossel Bay - Cape Town After enjoying breakfast, stop in Mossel Bay to spend some time on the gorgeous beaches, hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, which commemorates the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa. Return to Cape Town/Stellenbosch in the early evening.  The more adventurous can try a 10,000 foot tandem skydive or sandboarding on the longest dune in South Africa. Arrive back at Cape Town/ Stellenbosch in the early evening.

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From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Agulhas Private Tour

2. From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Agulhas Private Tour

Guests will be collected at their accommodation by a qualified tour guide in a luxury private vehicle. Embark on a journey to the southernmost tip of Africa where the two oceans meet, and explore Cape Agulhas and other towns along the route. This is one of the most beautiful tours one can experience. Stop at Stony Point to view the African Penguins colony, one of the largest colonies of penguins in the Cape. Continue travelling towards the town of Hermanus where you will enjoy a wine tasting at one of the estates in the Hemel-en-Aarde wine region. If it is during whale season, you will have an option to do some whale-watching in Hermanus.  It is recommended that you enjoy lunch (not included) at one of the restaurants in Hermanus, or at the seaside. After lunch, make your way to Cape Agulhas, where you will walk the pathway that leads to the official meeting point of the two oceans (Indian and Atlantic oceans) and take some photos. From there, explore the lighthouse, which is one of the oldest in South Africa and situated at the southernmost tip of Africa. Pass through some small towns along the route back to Cape Town, where guests will be dropped off at their accommodation or a restaurant for dinner.

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Cape Agulhas Tour from Cape Town

3. Cape Agulhas Tour from Cape Town

Head southeast from Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass to Cape Overberg – a region of rugged mountain ranges and picturesque vistas. The 9-hour tour continues through the citrus orchards of the Overberg. Stop for refreshments at a farm stand before reaching Caledon, established in the 18th century to cater for visitors seeking healing at the nearby hot springs. In Bredasdorp, you'll visit the Shipwreck Museum, home to a collection of shipwreck artifacts, and a treasure house of figureheads, porcelain, and lots more. See the Cape Agulhas lighthouse, located about one kilometer from the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.

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What people are saying about Cape Agulhas

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 88 reviews

The tour really helps you to make the most out of your time if you have about at least a week in South Africa and are starting your journey in Cape Town. Our guide Christine was simply the best, telling us all details about every single thing during the whole tour and always caring to accommodate everyone's specific preferences and needs. She helped us in planning our onward trip and was always making sure we got the best pictures at every stop. This trip has a lot of flexibility in terms of accommodation type and optional activities, which makes it a great option for different kinds of travelers. However, it also offers great opportunities for everyone to bond together, like trying local food at special dinners especially prepared for the group. We definitely recommend this tour and Earthstompers, as it is a really professional agency.

This tour is particularly suitable for solo travelers who don't want to rent a car on their own and don't have as much time. In six days, a lot of time on the bus, a tight schedule, a lot of activities and a great guide, you can see the highlights of the Garden Route. And at a great price - the accommodations and the food were incredibly good! The organization pays attention to sustainable tourism and accompanies you in the form of a very competent and local guide. I had a great time!

To say in in one word „lekker!“. This was an extraordinary trip with a really nice group. Our guide Cindy made it unforgetable. We visited amazing places and met wonderful people. Take the chance to be part of it!!! DOUBLE THUMBS UP!

The trip was wonderful, food and accommodation were excellent. Our guide was Cindy - amazing, funny and positive person. We managed to see everything, impressions will last for a whole year. Thank you.

It was an amazing once in a life time experience. The group was so lovely and we have had fun from the first day. Our Tourguide Christine has made the tour something special. Thanks