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Moafrika Tours partners with Earthstompers Adventure Travel to offer guests 4 exciting days discovering the delights of The Garden Route in South Africa. It’s a visual feast of scenic wonder as you travel from the Western Cape to the Little Karoo along spectacular Route 62.
Cape Town – Barrydale – Oudtshoorn (approx 422 kms/5 hours driving time).
Depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Friday morning. Travel on the scenic Route 62 to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo which is known as the Ostrich Capital of the World. Enjoy a delicious lunch paired with splendid wine at a local winery. Afternoon spent on a guided adventure tour of the Cango Caves. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Dinner included in the tour price
Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay (approx 110 kms/1.5 hours driving time)
After a delicious breakfast, your tour guide will drive you over the Robertson mountain pass to Mossel Bay. Spend some time at one of the many stunning beaches along The Garden Route, hike the Cape St Blaize trail along cliffs which overlook the Indian Ocean and visit the famous Diaz Museum Complex which commemorates the first-known European exploration that rounded the tip of Africa.
The more adventurous can try a 10 000-foot tandem skydive or sandboard down the longest dune in South Africa. The afternoon is spent on a safari tour of a private game reserve which is home to lion, Cape buffalo, zebra and a host of antelope. Overnight in Mossel Bay with the option of several top-quality seaside restaurants for dinner.
Breakfast included in the tour price
|10 000-food tandem skydive||R3 000 (extra R600 for video)|
|Diaz Museum Complex||R60|
|Point of Human Origins Cave tour||R275|
Mossel Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park – Sedgefield (approx 325 kms/4 hours driving time)
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before departing for the Tsitsikamma National Park. Enroute stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view brave tourists bungee jumping (216 metres) off the bridge. There’s plenty of time for you to try it out if you’re brave enough. Afternoon spent in Tsitsikamma National Park which is a visual feast of indigenous forest and views of the Indian Ocean. The national park offers tourists a host of activities, including hiking, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming.Late afternoon, guests arrive in Sedgefield with enough daylight hours to have a swim in the sea or explore the quaint town. Overnight in Sedgefield; dinner is an authentic African barbeque (braai)
Breakfast and dinner included in the tour price
|Bloukrans bungee jump||R1 000|
|Treetop canopy tour||R 650|
|Kayak and Lilo Adventure||R 550|
Sedgefield – Wilderness – Cape Town/Stellenbosch (approx 465 kms/5 hours driving time)
Your last day on tour of The Garden Route is spent in Wilderness National Park and canoeing down Touw River. After 40 minutes on the river, you are taken on a 2 kilometre walk along a boardwalk which takes one to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. Your tour guide drives you back to Cape Town/Stellenbosch at the end of the canoe adventure; arriving between 17h00 and 18h00 on Monday evening.
Breakfast included in the tour price
|DEPARTURE TIME/PLACE||Tour begins and ends in Cape Town/Stellenbosch and Departs every Friday, returns on Monday|
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Pick up & drop off
The 4-day tour of The Garden Route departs every Friday from your choice of location:
Cape Town CBD
Camps Bay or Sea Point
Observatory or Rondebosch
Cape Town International Airport
Unfortunately, we can’t pick up guests further from the city than the above-mentioned. You can Uber to any of these pick-up points or ask your hotel receptionist to arrange a shuttle or taxi. Ask us for help to arrange a taxi if needed.
Cape Town pick up between 6h00 and 7h00
Stellenbosch pick up between 7h30 and 8h00
Pick up times depend on traffic congestion on the busy highways. Your tour guide will keep in touch if there is a delay.
Flight delays may mean you arrive late for the pick-up time. Our tour guide will wait if he can, but he’ll eventually have to depart without you out of fairness to the rest of the group. Contact us immediately if your flight is delayed; we will arrange for you to meet up with the group for an additional charge.
Drop off in Cape Town/Stellenbosch is late afternoon on Monday. Please contact us before booking an outward flight from Cape Town so we can advise you on timing.
The following cancellation fees apply should you wish to cancel your tour. Please note, we will charge a cash-handling fee of 15% if you cancel more than 30 days prior to departure. This is to cover bank charges.
15-30 days 25% of the total booking cost
8-14 days 50% of the total booking cost
7 days or less 100% of the total booking cost
No show 100% of the total booking cost
Accommodation in The Garden Route is selected on cleanliness, unique setting, atmosphere and service. Guests have a choice of budget-friendly backpacker lodges or guesthouses with a private ensuite bathroom. Backpacker lodges offer a mix of dorm rooms, private rooms with shared bathroom facilities and private rooms with an ensuite bathroom.
Backpacker lodges are a great option for young travellers. There’s a great vibe and it’s a chance to meet other young and single travellers. Guesthouses offer travellers a more private experience. All our guests travel in the same vehicle and are dropped at their respective accommodation, so the choice is yours where you stay.
All bedding and towels are provided by the lodge. Air conditioning is not available in all the backpacker lodges or guesthouses; please ask for a fan or extra blankets if needed.
Optional activities such as tandem sky diving, sandboarding and bungee jumping are not included in the tour price because these activities are not suited for everyone. There is so much to see and do on a tour of The Garden Route; the optional activities are for the adventure seekers wanting a bit more adrenalin on their tour.
These activities can be paid in cash or by credit card directly to the adventure operator. Shark cage diving and whale watching boat trips need to be booked at least a week in advance of the first day of your tour.
Tandem sky diving R3 000
Sandboarding R 500
Point of Human Origins Cave Tour R275
Diaz Museum Complex R60
Bungee jumping (216 metres) R1 000
Treetop canopy tour R 650
Kayak & Lilo adventure in Storms River R 550
Please note: We try our best to provide accurate pricing, but these prices are subject to change
It is strongly recommended that you take out comprehensive travel insurance to safeguard you against an unforeseen medical emergency and/or theft. Earthstompers has comprehensive passenger and public liability insurance but this does not cover the theft of a guest’s personal belongings or a personal injury.
Exclusion of liability
Moafrika Tours and Earthstompers, its employees and agents shall not be held responsible for and shall be exempt from any liability in respect of loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person or their luggage or other personal property under any circumstances whatsoever whilst on tour.
Wi-Fi is generally available at most accommodation locations in the main reception area; not always available in the bedrooms. It’s usually free for guests but certain places charge a small premium to use the Wi-Fi.
The company reserves the right to change itinerary, accommodation and transport along the way should circumstances dictate. Many outdoor activities are weather dependent, which could force changes in the itinerary. Your tour guide will try his or her best to arrange events according to prevailing weather conditions.
Please limit your luggage to one suitcase and one carry-on suitcase per person. Suitcases should be no bigger than 67cm by 45cm. There are no porters at the places our guests stay so keep your luggage to a manageable weight as you may have to carry it yourself to your room. If you have large-sized luggage, please inform us in advance as it affects what size trailer we use for the tour.
The tour vehicle is a luxury model with air-conditioning. It comfortably seats 8 adults, including the diver or 14 adults including the driver/guide. All drivers/guides have a valid operating license to convey passengers.
This is an active tour. It is more suited to travellers who are reasonably fit and able. You will be getting in and out of the vehicle, carrying your own luggage and going on daily excursions which require you to walk and keep up with the group.
Your tour guide is English-speaking. Information on sights and attractions will be given in English.
Our tour groups are a mix of youngsters who like the backpacking option and older guests who prefer the guesthouse option. Therefore, ages range from 18 to over 50 years. We don’t set a limit on the age of our guests. The important thing is that our tour group is fit, active and able to enjoy the whole experience.
The tour is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small family or friend’s groups. We usually have a diverse group of travellers on a tour from all over the world.
Pack a positive attitude in your luggage as it’s important for the overall experience of the whole group that people in the tour group are relaxed, easy-going and happy. One ‘rotten apple’ can spoil the tour for everyone else.
The tour group runs to a tight schedule. Please do your best to be on time, all the time.
The owners of Earthstompers are “foodies” and believe good food is an important part of our tour. Breakfasts and dinner included as per the itinerary. Breakfast typically includes fruit, muesli, eggs, toast, yogurt and cereals.
Dinners are typically a mix of traditional South African cuisine such as braais (barbeques) and delicious stews or standard restaurant fare. Vegetarians can be catered for but not strict gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, vegan or halaal diets.
Lunch and daily beverages are for each guest’s own account. Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks during meals for each guest’s own account.
All guides recruited for our tours are professional, well-educated and informed and born in South Africa. By law, they are required to be CATHSSETA registered and have a professional driver’s license. Over the years, Earthstompers has built up a network of tour guides it uses on a regular basis because they’re reliable, knowledgeable and fun. Your safety is a priority and only the best guides work for Earthstompers.
The Garden Route is in a malaria-free region in South Africa, so it is not necessary to take anti-malaria tablets. Buy a good insect repellent for the summer months.
What to pack
This is an active tour and it’s important you pack comfortable walking/hiking shoes and clothes for the day. You don’t need heavy-duty hiking boots for the walking trails, just sturdy shoes that support your ankles and don’t give you blisters.
A small backpack is useful as well as a light windproof rain jacket. Other things to pack include:
hat and sunglasses
sunscreen and insect repellent
swimming costume and beach towel
warm sweater or jacket for the evenings and early morning game drive
binoculars (if you have, but not essential)
phone charges with international travel cable