Our 10 Day Garden Route & Cape Town Group Tours adventure begins in the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth. From here we will venture off to see the most amazing offerings that the Garden Route has available. We have something in store for everyone from safaris to bungee jumping to relaxing on the beach. We will travel through beautiful landscapes with many towns filled with rich history and cultural diversity and character.
Our journey will go down through Gansbaai, where in season (August – November) you will be able to enjoy both shark cage diving as well as whale watching. If this is too adventurous for you, you are welcome to do some whale watching from the shore.
This amazing journey will end off in Cape Town, where you will enjoy world renowned tourist attractions on offer such as Table Mountain, Robben Island and our breathtaking coastlines and beaches. Your private guide will ensure that you experience the best that the Garden Route and Cape Town has to offer down to the last minute of your tour.
10 Day Garden Route and Cape Town Group Tours
Day 3 -
Our day will start with breakfast at the hotel. We will spend our day in the beautiful city of Knysna, which is also known as the Jewel of the Garden Route. Once we have enjoyed our breakfast, we will take you to Knysna Forest for a hike on the Knysna Head side. We will have a light lunch at Theussen Island. From here we will go on a wonderful Knysna Lagoon Oyster tour. The rest of the afternoon will be spent at your leisure.
We will meet the tour leader at the hotel and make our way to Sirocco Restaurant for dinner. After dinner, we will take you safely back to the hotel for a good nights rest.
Day 4 -
Breakfast will be enjoyed at the hotel. After breakfast we will explore the South African Adventure playground, starting at the Garden of Eden where we will walk in the natural forest for approximately 20 minutes. We will learn about various indigenous trees which are found in the region. We head down to explore the town of Plettenberg Bay, where we will visit the market and take a stroll to the beach.
We will stop at Thyme and Again Farm Stall for a lovely cup of coffee.
We will then do an elephant trunk in hand walk as well as the Bird of Eden which is the worlds largest free flight aviary and bird sanctuary, located near Plettenberg Bay. After which we will visit Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness and Rehabilitation Centre for a cheetah experience.
We will make our way back to Plettenberg Bay where dinner will be enjoyed at the Table Restaurant and Bar or similar. After dinner we will make our way back to our hotel in Knysna.
Day 5 -
After breakfast we will set off on a sightseeing, culture and history adventure. We will start off the day with some canoeing on the river. We will walk under the bridge to admire the Wilderness and its pristine beaches. From here we head through to Zorgfontein catwalk for a thrilling lion walk experience.
From here we head to Mossel Bay which is the only city to have the closest climate to Hawaii. Lunch will be served at the Waterfront.
After lunch we will enjoy an optional hike at the St Berlize Lighthouse. We will then visit the Post Office tree (a milkwood tree) which is the oldest post office in South Africa.
We will then visit the Batholomew Diaz museum complex. He was the first Portuguese and European explorer to arrive in the Cape.
From here we will return back to our hotel in Knysna and dinner will be served at the Anchorage Restaurant.
Day 6 -
We will enjoy our last breakfast at the Rex Hotel before check out. From here we will leave Knysna, while traveling through George which is the capital of the South Cape while traveling through the Outeniqua Pass and the 4 passes. Our first stop will be the Cango Caves which is 2 h 15 min drive from Knysna. Here we will do the Heritage tour which will allow us to explore the most popular caves and we will see the finest dripstone caverns with their vast halls and towering formations. This is the only show cave in Africa which offer Heritage (easy) or Adventure Tours. if you would like to do the adventure tour, please speak to your tour leader to organize this for you. Please take note that there will be crawling to enter certain caves on the adventure tour. Soonafter the Cango cave's experience, we will visit the Cango Wild Ranch, lunch will be served at an Ostrich farm where we will have a safari show after lunch. We will overnight in Arniston at the Arniston Hotel and Spa. the Drive will be approximately 3 h 30 min. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 7 -
After breakfast at the hotel we will explore Arniston. We will explore the caves in Arniston in the morning and make our way to Bredasdorp from where we will journey on to Elim for wine tasting at Black Oystercatcher Wines. We will journey on towards Struisbaai where you will get to learn about the resident stingray "Parrie". He is often seen around the slipway, waiting for morsels from returning fishermen…or better yet visitors. He is an excellent mascot for Struisbaai. We will enjoy some local fish and chips before making our way back to the hotel.
Day 8 -
After Check out, we say goodbye to the beauty that is Arniston. From here we will make our way to Gansbaai for our Shark Cage diving adventure. Once we have completed our tour, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at Creations in Hermanus. If it in whale season we will either whale watch from the shore or venture onto a whale watching boat to get up close and personal with these gigantic creatures of the sea. On our way back to Cape Town, we will stop at one of the amazing African penguin colonies, Stony Point for a visit with our adorable tuxedo clad friends.
Once we have arrived in Cape Town, we will check into the Radisson Red Hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 9 -
You will be picked up at your accommodation in Cape Town at 8:00am by a qualified tour guide/driver who will transfer you to the ferry departure point at the Nelson Mandela Gateway – at the Clocktower Precinct in the V & A Waterfront. Your tour guide/driver will not be accompanying you on the boat or at the island as there will be a sight guide on the island who will give you a guided tour. At 8:30am, board the ferry boat to set sail to Robben Island. The entire tour takes up to 3.5 hours including ferry journey times. Upon reaching the island, disembark at Murray’s Bay Harbour and take a brief walk to the bus that will transport you around the island. A former political prisoner will give you a site tour, including a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell. After the tour, return to the Clocktower Precinct at the V&A Waterfront at approximately 12:30, where you will meet your tour guide/driver. After an optional lunch the tour guide will return to collect you from the restaurant and escort you to the awaiting vehicle.
Then it is time for your second half of the tour route - the Cape Town City tour. Begin in the heart of the city in Adderley street where you will view historical monuments like Bartholomew Dias, Jan van Riebeeck and Zackarias Waganaer Reservoir. Thereafter see some heritage museums like the Slave Lodge and Cape Castle. View the City Hall and the Company Gardens and proceed past the House of Parliament. Stop at the Bokaap where you will see the famous Colourful houses in the Cape Quarter and stop to take some photos and greet the locals if they are in sight. An optional stop at Afrogem will be offered to witness the production of fine African jewelry with a focus on rich gold, platinum, diamonds and tanzanite. Guests will be able to walk the working factory floor and purchase the jewelry directly. Proceed to the top of Signal Hill to admire the view of the City Bowl area including the Cape Town Stadium. Thereafter, take the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain to explore this unique piece of nature. Upon your return from Table Mountain you will be dropped off at your accommodation after the tour between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm.
Day 10 -
You will be picked up at your accommodation at 9:00am by your Tour Guide/Driver. We will travel along the Atlantic Seaboard, with the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other and pass through Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay. We will have a photo stop at Maiden's Cove. From there we proceed past the 12 Apostles mountain range and Llandudno. We stop in Hout Bay Harbour and take a boat cruise to Seal Island to view the Seals Colony. Upon our return we proceed along Chapmans Peak drive, through Noordhoek and stop at Boulder's Beach to see the penguin colony. We continue to the monument of Just Nuisance, the Great Dane dog who made his own history in the South African Navy in Simon's Town. Our next stop will be at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point Lighthouse. At Cape of Good Hope we will explore the Dias cross and see some fauna and flora. We may have the opportunity to see some baboons and other wildlife at Cape Point. We end off the tour with Kirstenbosch Gardens. You will be dropped off at your accommodation after the tour at approximately 18:00. (Guests will have an option to stop for a sit down lunch at one of the restaurants on the way or a light meal at one of the many eateries.)
Luxury 4 Star Accommodation throughout your tour
Discover Table Mountain, Cape Point, Cango Caves, Kynsna Heads to name but a few
Breakfast per day included in your package
Personal Driver and Guide with Wi-Fi at your disposal
Easy & Most Friendly Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund of the start date of the experience or tour. This applies only on tours purchased directly online on our website.
Venture off for a day tour to the magnificent Addo Elephant National Park. The Park is home to more than 600 elephants and a variety of other animals. Here we will enjoy a Safari Game Drive.
Enjoy a scenic drive to Jeffrey's Bay from Port Elizabeth. Marvel at Mother Nature as you travel to Tsitsikamma National Park to visit the Storms River Mouth and walk on the suspension bridge, join a canopy tour or Bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge.
Explore the jewel of the Garden Route that is Knysna and visit the Knysna Waterfront. Embark on an Oyster tasting cruise on the Knysna Lagoon and have lunch at the Knysna Quayside.
Take a scenic drive to Plettenberg Bay and enjoy Birds of Eden, Monkeyland and a Wildcats experience at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.
Visit Wilderness whilst canoeing on the river and explore the Indian ocean town of Mossel Bay with an option of ziplining on the longest ocean zipline in the world.
Explore Oudtshoorn and visit the Cango Caves; engage with the ostriches and visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch.
Explore the Overberg from Arniston to the Cape Agulhas and see the Southernmost Tip of Africa and the official meeting point of the Two Oceans.
We travel to Hermanus - The Whale watching capital of South Africa and go shark cage diving in Gansbaai
Take the long march to freedom at Robben Island; embark on a guided tour to Table Mountain and see the city of Cape Town on a brief tour including Bo-Kaap Cape Malay Quarters.
Embark on a fun-filled sightseeing tour of Cape Town highlights including stops at Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Boulder's Penguins Colony, a boat trip from Hout Bay to Seal Island, Chapman's Peak drive and an optional stop at Kirstenbosch Gardens.