Join the ORIGINAL and STILL the best scheduled tour to the Addo Elephant National Park. Our 5 Day Cape to Addo Safari Tour is a unique, safe and affordable way to experience the best of the Garden Route, Southern Cape coastline and Addo Elephant National Park. Along the way we visit the southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas, explore in depth the adventure paradise of the Garden Route and marvel at the raw nature of the Addo Elephant National Park while searching for the Big 5!
Cape Town to Struisbaai
Overberg, Whale Route, Cape Agulhas
Departing Cape Town (or Stellenbosch), our exciting journey begins today as we join the world famous whale route in Gordons Bay for a stunning drive along the picturesque R44 mountain pass overlooking False Bay to the vibrant coastal town of Hermanus. After an opportunity to take some photographs and lunch on the seafront, we continue to Birkenhead Brewery to sample some fine beers before moving on to the southernmost tip of Africa in Cape Agulhas National Park.
After a visit to the lookout point we make our way back to our accommodation along “Die Plaat”, the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere (if time allows). This day is designed to be a relaxing one for you to get to know your fellow travelers, to get used to traveling in our vehicle and to settle into the comfortable routine of life on tour.
Route & Travel time: Cape Town to Struisbaai ±260 km (±4 hrs)
Accommodation: Cape Agulhas Backpackers
Included Highlight: Land Based Whale Watching in Hermanus or Shopping, Beer or Wine tasting at Birkenhead Brewery
Optional Activities: **Shark cage diving (to be pre-booked & paid along with the tour)
Struisbaai to Sedgefield
Wilderness National Park, Canoeing & Hike
After breakfast, we start driving inland again, this time towards the famed Garden Route! We stop in the beautiful town of Wilderness, lying in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains in a region of incomparable beauty. Here we enjoy a beautiful canoe trip down one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to a stunning waterfall.
We then head to Sedgefield where we spend the night.
Route & Travel time: Struisbaai to Sedgefield ± 340 km (±4 hrs)
Accommodation: Cape to Addo Backpacker House/Lodge
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included Highlight: Canoeing & Hike
Sedgefield to Jeffreys Bay
Bloukrans Bungy, Elephants Bush Walk & Tsitsikamma National Park
This morning we drive through Knysna on our way to the Crags where you have a number of options to choose from:
- Visit a sanctuary for orphaned elephants where you have the option to learn about these gentle giants and go on an Elephant Bush Walk.
- Visit a Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area.
Our next stop is the World’s highest commercial Bungy Jump at 216 meters where you have the opportunity to experience this adrenalin pumping activity. After an adrenaline rush at the bungee we take a walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma National Park to the Storms river swing bridges before we head to the famous surfing town of Jeffreys Bay where we stay at a backpackers directly on the beach.
Route & Travel time: Sedgefield to Jeffreys Bay ±220km (±3 hrs)
Accommodation: Island Vibe Backpackers Jeffreys Bay
Included Highlight: Tsitsikamma National Park
Optional Activities: Elephant Bush Walk OR Monkey Sanctuary, Bloukrans bungy jump (216m), Bloukrans Bridge walking tour
Jeffrey’s Bay to Addo Elephant National Park
Game Drive (Addo), Surfing / Shopping time (Jeffrey’s bay)
There are 2 options to choose from this morning.
- Sleep in and take some time in the morning to explore the town's many surf factory shops, or go for a surf lesson in one of the most famous surf spots on earth.
- Wake up early and head to Addo Elephant National park where we go on a morning game drive to view the multitudes of wild animals. Addo is home to the Big 5 and it also has the highest concentration of African Elephants in the world!
We then take a relaxed drive back towards Sedgefield for the night. If there is time available we will visit the famous Knysna Heads for some absolutely amazing pictures where the ocean meets the inlet to the Knysna Lagoon.
Route & Travel time: Jbay – Addo NP – Sedgefield/PE/Jbay/Knysna ±470 km’s (±6 hrs)
Accommodation: Cape to Addo Backpacker House/Lodg
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included Highlight: Addo Entrance & Game Dive with Cape to Addo Guide & Vehicle OR time in Jeffrey’s Bay, Knysna Heads
Optional Activities: Addo Game Drive with SANP (morning) OR Surf Lessons, Shopping
Sedgefield to Cape Town – via Route 62 and Oudtshoorn
Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves, Route 62
We head over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Town of Oudtshoorn, known as the “Ostrich Capital of the world”. Here we visit the Cango Caves to go on either an adventure or standard tour through some very large chambers with spectacular limestone formations that are millions of years old. If you chose the adventure tour be prepared to start squeezing through some very tight spaces.
If caves are not for you, then you will be able to visit an Endangered Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary, home to many local and exotic endangered species.
We then start heading home along the scenic Route 62 through the Klein Karoo.
Route & Travel time: Sedgefield to Cape Town ±600 km (±7 hrs)
Included Highlight: Cango Caves (Adventure or Standard Tour) OR Endangered Wildlife Rehabilitation
We will drop you off back at your original pick up point in Cape Town unless otherwise requested. There are no set / guaranteed drop off times. Drop off times can range from late afternoon to early evening and can vary between ±5pm - ±10pm.
Tour price Includes
All accommodation + bedding
All transport in comfortable bus with AC & CD player
Qualified and registered tour guide
4x Breakfast, 2x Dinner
Stop & overnight in Cape Agulha
Beer/Wine tasting at Birkenhead Brewery
Cango Caves OR Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary
Tsitsikamma National Park
Addo Entrance & Game Drive with Cape to Addo Guide
Stop & overnight in Jeffreys Bay
Wilderness National Park
Canoeing & Hike
Please note that these rates are subject to change without prior notice as per the service providers. You do not have to pre book and pay for these. Just advise the guide on the day which ones you want to do and you then pay for it on the day when you are there (card).
Activity & Price from
Gansbaai - **Shark Cage Dive - R4000 pp
Addo NP - Game drive with SANP - R550 pp
Tsitsikamma - Bloukrans Bungy Jump - R1690 pp
Tsitsikamma - Bloukrans bridge walking tour - R400 pp
The Crag - Elephant Bush Walk - R700 pp
The Crags - Monkey Sanctuary - R380 pp
Jeffreys Bay - Surfboard & wetsuit rental per hour - R500 pp
General/Standard cancellation policy
- Cancellation outside 14 days prior to tour date: 95% refund
- Cancellation 14-7 days prior to tour date: 80% refund
- Cancellation 3-6 days prior to tour date: 50% refund
- Cancellation 2 days prior to tour date, late arrivals or “no show”: No refund / Full fee charged
* The general / standard cancellation policy applies to all products excluding specific Packages, Kruger Tours and Private/Custom made tours.
* All transaction / transfer fees and/or forex conversion costs charged by the banks during the refund process will be billed to you (client).
* Refund values are calculated in our local ZAR (South African Rand) currency. Transaction values in your own currency could be affected due to bank fees and currency exchange fluctuations. Refunds are usually made back to the original source of payment method.
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