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Cape Town and the Garden Route 🐘 7 Days 🌞 Explore South Africa with a Local 🌊

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Hello beautiful people 😃 Join me on an adventure filled 7 day joy-trip through one of the most beautiful parts of the world.The Garden route has it all. From white beaches and overwhelmingly beautiful sundowners to steep mountains and valleys, this garden of Eden will make you fall in love with South Africa. I'm looking for 4 – 6 intrepid travelers who want to experience the authentic and natural beauty of the unspoiled southern Cape of South Africa. We'll combine beautiful accommodations out in nature at beautiful hand-picked sites, comfortable BnB's and quirky Backpackers. South Africa provides amazing value for money, and sharing this trip will get you even more bang for your buck.. ​Our itinerary features hand-picked accommodations nestled amidst nature, ensuring a serene and relaxing atmosphere throughout our journey. Discover the charm of quaint B&Bs and unique lodges as we immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Garden Route. With exceptional value for money, this trip offers an unforgettable experience without breaking the bank

🙋‍♂️ And who am I? My name is Olaf, and I'll be your Facilitator, Driver, hiking partner, motivator, debating and sing along buddy adventure wingman, plus hopefully a good friend during and after the trip. I was born and raised in South Africa. My Parents are both German, and I was lucky enough to visit the German School in Cape Town, basically making me an Incognito German. I've been a Dog sledding guide in Norway, Overland Chef and Guide all through southern and eastern Africa, Sailor throughout the Mediterranean, ran my own German-style Food truck in Cape Town and have done more road trips to every part of South Africa than I can remember. I'm also a qualified tour guide for Cape Town, with emphasis on wine tours. :) I love good food and will be cooking up a storm and braaing (barbecuing) lovely delicious South African classics over the fire most nights. Sharing my beautiful country, and making meaningful connections whilst exploring this multi-facetted land, is the main motivation behind offering this trip. I feel most alive on the road, meeting interesting individuals, having lively conversations at the camp-fire and feeling the exhilarating drive of adventure.🌏

Experience the epitome of tranquility with our carefully curated itinerary, boasting hand-picked accommodations nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Garden Route. Indulge in the charm of cozy bed and breakfasts and distinctive lodges, each offering a unique ambiance that enhances our journey, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the natural beauty that surrounds us. Any questions about the trip? You can let me know in the Q&A section!

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Fuel and Tolls
all park entrance fees
Safari Game Drives
Elephant park
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Trip Itinerary

Cape Town

Day 1
We seamlessly blend leisurely hikes, ocean escapades, exquisite dining experiences, and exceptional wildlife encounters. Moreover, we offer the flexibility to adjust the pace according to our guests' preferences. Whether you prefer a leisurely beach day over a lengthy hike, we cater to your desires.

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Day 1-2
Depart from Cape Town and enjoy a scenic drive along Clarence Drive, renowned for its breathtaking coastal scenery. Stop to view penguins in Betties Bay, offering a serene habitat for these charming creatures. Experience a wine tasting and lunch at picturesque wine farms in the Aghulas region, known for its exceptional wines and beautiful landscapes. Visit Aghulas, the southernmost tip of Africa, to witness the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian oceans at its iconic lighthouse. Arrive at De Hoop Nature Reserve and stay at the De Hoop Collection, offering charming accommodations amidst pristine beaches, sand dunes, and fynbos-covered hills


Day 2-3
De Hoop Nature Reserve to Wilderness ​ Participate in game viewing at De Hoop, led by knowledgeable guides through herds of wildlife, with optional cycling or walking tours. During low tide, explore tidal pools and rock pools teeming with marine life on an enchanting discovery trail. Have lunch at a South African farm stall, experiencing local cuisine and hospitality. Relax at Wilderness On Sea, offering beachfront accommodation with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Engage in nearby activities like paragliding, hiking or explore the wilderness area with its outdoor adventures. Optional afternoon activities include walking along the beach, hiking to the waterfall along the small river, or paragliding. Weather dependent.

Plettenberg Bay

Day 3-4
Enjoy a delightful breakfast with locally sourced ingredients in elegant surroundings. Walk with Elephants at Knysna Elephant Park for up-close encounters with these magnificent creatures. Hike the renowned Robberg Trail along the Garden Route, offering breathtaking coastal vistas and unique wildlife sightings. Have lunch at one of Plettenberg Bay's top-rated spots. Relax at the beautiful Cottage Pie in Plettenberg Bay, offering beach front accommodations with stunning ocean views. Spend leisure time at the beach, swimming in the ocean. Enjoy dinner at the BNB.

Addo Elephant National Park - South Gate - Mathyolweni Gate

Day 4-6
Enjoy a breakfast at the BNB with Continental and English options. Experience sandboarding or walking in one of the world's largest coastal dune field systems, followed by a 40-minute river cruise on the Sundays river. Indulge in a delightful lunch featuring local cuisine by the tranquil Sundays river. Embark on a self-drive through Addo Elephant National Park, known for its diverse wildlife including the African Big Five. Stay overnight at Addo African Home, just 5 minutes outside of Addo Elephant Park, surrounded by nature's beauty. Enjoy dinner at Addo African Home restaurant, offering authentic African cuisine prepared like home-cooked meals. Enjoy a hearty Breakfast at the Addo African Home accommodation. Take an easy morning off enjoying the pool or treat yourself to a massage at the African Home accommodation. Day 2 Set off to Schotia Safari after lunch. Schotia Safari's offers an unparalleled chance to witness Africa's Big Five in their natural habitat, with expertly guided game drives ensuring unforgettable encounters. After exhilarating adventures, guests enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars in the rustic lapa, creating a perfect blend of wildlife excitement and exquisite dining in the heart of the African bush.


Day 6-7
Start the day with an early breakfast and a scenic drive through the great Karoo to Oudsthoorn. Have lunch at traditional Padstal, a popular South african road side cafe, known for its satisfying lunch experience and welcoming ambiance. Experience the epic waterfalls at Meiringspoort, offering crystal-clear pools for swimming, picnicking, and diving. Spend the night in Oudtshoorn, nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo, boasting breathtaking landscapes and picturesque Swartberg Mountains. Enjoy dinner in Oudtshoorn, sampling traditional South African cuisine amidst its vibrant restaurant scene.
Trip Summary
Hostel & Apartments & Bed & Breakfast
7 days trip
Cape Town, De Hoop Nature Reserve & 4 more
Car, Other
What's excluded?
Alcohol and Drinks
Tipps for staff
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