4 Day Garden Route Adventure
The Garden Route is a piece of paradise along the south-eastern coast of South Africa. Set your sense of adventure free by exploring the unspoilt beaches up to Jeffreys bay – a surfing hotspot, forest wonderlands and abundant wildlife in this untamed wilderness.
Day 1 – Cape Town to Oudtshoorn
Drive along South Africa’s famous country road Route 62, you’ll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards. Follow passageways that lead to vast halls deep underground at the Cango Caves and overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Day 2 – Oudtshoorn to Jeffreys Bay
Elephant walk & ride (Optional with extra cost). Fall in love with these giant and lovable creatures. Learn about the elephants’ background, behaviour and character as you touch, feed, walk hand-in-trunk and even ride on its back. Learn more about the ostrich and the brave gets a chance to ride on an ostrich’s back (weight limits) and spend time in paradise as we explore the Tsitsikamma National Park, with dramatic coastal and forest landscapes. Walk along forest trails to a suspension bridge. We overnight here.
Day 3- Jeffreys Bay to Wilderness area
Beach time and shopping in Jeffreys Bay or go for an early morning surf or just chill out. The backpackers hire out surf boards and wetsuits at extra cost. We will stop at the surf factory shops for excellent deals on branded clothing. Bloukrans bungy jump (Optional with extra costs) Face your fear and experience the world’s highest bungy jump. We then head to Knysna, nestled between forested mountains, sea and curving around a big lagoon, visit The Heads, where the sea crashes through two massive sandstone cliffs.
We overnight in the wilderness area and head down to the beach, swim in the Indian Ocean & take a walk along the beach.
Day 4 – Wilderness area return to Cape Town
Canoe along the Wilderness Lagoon for a true nature encounter. Experience a 4×4 game drive – (Optional with extra cost), search for Africa’s Big5* animals from an open 4×4 vehicle in a malaria-free, private game reserve. (*unlikely to see leopards) and travel back to reach Cape Town area by nightfall