8 Days Cape Town, Garden Route & Addo Package

This package comprises of 2 of our most popular scheduled tours, transport, accommodation and 1 free/leisure day combined together.

Day 1 - Sunday
Arrival in Cape Town
Package starts

Arrive in Cape Town, affectionately known as The Mother City. You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your accommodation in the city centre where you have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.

Route: Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town City Centre ±22 km
Travel time: ±20-30 min
Transport: Included (pick up from airport and drop off at your accommodation)
Accommodation: Backpacker - Cape Town
Meals: None

Day 2 - Monday
Cape Town to Sedgefield via Oudtshoorn & Route 62
Little Karoo, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves

This morning you will depart on your 4 Day Garden Route section of this package (our scheduled 4 Day Cape to Addo Safari Tout).

We leave the Mother City behind and head into the semi-arid Little Karoo along the scenic Route 62 driving to the town of Oudtshoorn, known as the ostrich capital of the world, it is situated in a beautiful, fertile valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains. Here you can choose between:

  1. The Cango Caves where we will embark on a 1-hour guided tour of the cave system to view its massive caverns and a wonderland of stalactite and stalagmite formations, millions of years old. Cango Caves is a world heritage site and one of the great wonders of the natural world. Or if you enjoy spelunking and don’t mind trying to squeeze through some smaller gaps then you are also welcome to take the 1.5 hour adventure tour!
    OR
  2. 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.

Next is an option to visit an Ostrich Show Farm to learn more about the industry and a chance to get up close.

We then head over the Outeniqua Mountains to the lush coastal region known as the Garden Route where we will head to the beach town of Sedgefield where we spend our first night. If time allows we will also head to the beach for a swim in the Indian Ocean.

Route: Cape Town – Oudtshoorn – Sedgefield 520km
Travel time: ±6.5 hrs
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Backpacker - Sedgefield
Meals: Dinner

Included Highlight: Cango Caves (Adventure or Standard Tour) OR Endangered Wildlife Rehabilitation

Optional Highlight: Tour of an Ostrich farm


Day 3 - Tuesday
Sedgefield to Jeffrey’s Bay
Bloukrans Bungee, 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:

  1. Visit a sanctuary for orphaned elephants where you have the option to learn about these gentle giants and go on an Elephant Bush Walk
    OR
  2. Visit a Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area

Our next stop is the World’s highest commercial Bungee 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: Sedgefield to Jeffreys Bay 220km
Travel time: ±3 hrs
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Backpacker - Jeffrey’s Bay
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Included Highlight: Tsitsikamma National Park

Optional Highlight: Elephant Bush Walk OR Monkey Sanctuary, Bloukrans bungee jump (216m), Bloukrans Bridge walking tour

Day 4 - Wednesday
Jeffrey’s Bay to Addo Elephant National Park to Sedgefield
Game Drive (Addo), Surfing / Shopping time (Jeffrey’s bay)

There are 2 options to choose from this morning.

  1. 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.
    OR
  2. 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: Jbay – Addo NP – Sedgefield/PE/Jbay/Knysna +-470 km’s
Travel time: ±6 hrs
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Backpacker - Sedgefield
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Included Highlight: Addo Entrance & Game Dive with Cape to Addo Guide & Vehicle OR time in Jeffrey’s Bay, Knysna Heads

Optional Highlight: Addo Game Drive with SANP (morning) OR Surf Lessons, Shopping

Day 5 - Thursday
Sedgefield to Cape Town
Return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass

After breakfast we begin 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 visit an Aloe factory in Albertinia and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass. We arrive in Cape Town late Thursday afternoon.

Route: Sedgefield – Cape Town +-450 km’s
Travel time: ±5 hrs
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Backpacker - Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

Included Highlight: Canoeing & Hike in Wilderness, Aloe Factory

Upon return in Cape Town from the 4 Day Garden Route section you will be dropped off again at your accommodation again.

Day 6 - Friday
Cape Town
Ultimate Cape Point Tour

This morning you will depart on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula (our scheduled Ultimate Cape Point Tour).

After being picked up from your accommodation, we begin the morning with a leisurely stroll along the cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses of the Bo Kaap where you have the opportunity to take some pictures. We then head through the exclusive seaside suburbs of Clifton and Campsbay where we have a short photo stop too.

We then carry on along Victoria drive, through Houtbay and along the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive eventually arriving at The Cape of Good hope Nature Reserve where we have a 40 minute hike from the most south west tip of Africa, Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Point Light House. We then start driving north to Boulder Beach Penguin colony, where you can view them from the boardwalk and, should you wish, go inside to view them even closer (optional extra; entrance R170)!

By this stage you would have built up quite an appetite. We stop for a traditional Cape lunch of fish ‘n chips in the old Kalk Bay harbour where the local fishing community goes back generations. After everyone has had their fill, we stop briefly at the Shark Spotter, entrusted by the local surfers of Muizenberg to look out for Great White Sharks.

We continue then to travel through the lush Constantia Valley to the oldest wine farm outside of Europe for a relaxing end of the day wine tasting experience (optional extra; from R85) where we also learn about the history of farming in the Cape in beautiful surroundings.

Route: Cape Peninsula Route ±160 km
Travel time: ±8 hrs (full day tour)
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Backpacker - Cape Town
Meals: Lunch

Included Highlight: Bo Kaap, Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope/Cape Point entrance, Boulders Beach from boardwalk, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, Boyes Drive, Constantia.

Optional Highlight: Boulders Beach Entrance; Wine Tasting

Day 7 - Saturday
Cape Town at leisure

You have a choice today of going on another one of our MANY amazing full/half day tours/activities such as wine tasting, sandboarding, shark cage diving, paragliding, skydiving OR you can spend your day at your own leisure and go sightseeing, visiting the local markets or just lazing at the beach.

Our optional extra full/half day tours & activities are very popular and tend to book out in advance. Should you wish to book any of these tours and activities for this day, please note that it is advised that you pre book these.

  • Shark cage diving @ R2700 pp (FD)
  • Wine tasting tour @ R1150 pp (FD)
  • Sandboarding @ R900 pp (HD)
  • Sandboard & Quad Bike Combo @ R1590 pp (HD)
  • Skydiving @ R3400 pp (HD)
  • Paragliding @ R1500 pp (HD)

Route: None
Travel time: None
Transport: None
Accommodation: Backpacker - Cape Town (Accommodation name & address will be advised)
Meals: None

Day 8 - Sunday
Depart Cape Town
Package ends

Today you will have the morning at leisure before being transferred to the airport.

Route: Cape Town City Centre - Cape Town International Airport ±22 km
Travel time: ±20-30 min
Transport: Included (pick up from accommodation and drop off at the airport)
Accommodation: None
Meals: None

Package includes:

  • Airport transfers (Day 1 & 8)
  • All Accommodation in Cape Town (Nights 1, 5, 6 & 7)
  • All Accommodation on the Garden Route (Nights 2, 3 & 4)
  • All guided tours with qualified Cape Xtreme tour guide
  • Meals as specified on itinerary (1x Lunch, 3x Breakfast, 3x Dinner)
  • Entrance to Cango Caves OR Cango Wildlife Ranch (Day 2)
  • Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park (Day 3)
  • Entrance to Addo Elephant National Park (Day 4)
  • Game Drive in Addo Elephant National Park with Cape Xtreme guide & vehicle (Day 4)
  • Entrance to Wilderness National Park (Day 5)
  • Canoeing in Wilderness (Day 5)
  • Entrance to Cape of Goodhope/Cape Point (Day 6)

Package excludes:

  • All and any flights
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All optional extras/entrances on Cape Point Tour (Day 2)
  • All optional extra tours/activities in Cape Town (Day 3)
  • All optional extras/activities on the Garden Route (Day 4 to 6)

Friday (day 6) Optional Extras:

Please note that these rates are subject to change without prior notice as per the service providers. Payment for these activities/tours/entrances can be made on the day (cash/card).

  • Boulder Beach Entrance from R160 pp
  • Wine Tasting from R85 pp

Saturday (day 7) Optional Extras:

Choose 1 full day activity OR 1 or 2 half day activities. Our optional extra full/half day tours & activities are very popular and tend to book out in advance. Should you wish to book any of these tours and activities for this day, please note that it is advised that you pre book these.

  • Shark cage diving @ R2700 pp (FD)
  • Wine tasting tour @ R1150 pp (FD)
  • Sandboarding @ R900 pp (HD)
  • Sandboard & Quad Bike Combo @ R1590 pp (HD)
  • Skydiving @ R3400 pp (HD)
  • Paragliding @ R1500 pp (HD)

Garden Route Optional Activities:

Please note that these rates are subject to change without prior notice as per the service providers. Payment for these activities/tours/entrances can be made on the day (cash/card).

  • Game drive with SANP from R420
  • Bloukrans Bungee Jump from R1400
  • Bloukrans bridge walking tour from R150
  • Elephant Bush Walk from R670
  • Monkey Sanctuary from R280
  • Surfboard & wetsuit rental per hour from R200
  • Ostrich Farm from R125