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Cape Town & Garden Route  Adventure Tour

             7 Days:  3 nights in Cape Town and 3 nights along the Garden Route

 
 
       
 

*Guided  or Self Drive*

 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

       
  Tour Highlights Include:
 

Great White Shark Cage Diving | Zip Line and Canyoning| Wine Tours by Mountain Bike| Cango Caves |  Ostrich Ranch |  Cage Diving with Crocodiles | Knysna  Lagoon Cruise | Bungy Jumping | Whale Watching | Tree Top Canopy Tour | Para - gliding | Quad-biking

Tour begins in  CAPE TOWN  and ends at GEORGE Airport (Garden Route). Road  transfers back to Cape Town or onwards to Port Elizabeth or Johannesburg can also be arranged.

DAY 1: Arrival at Cape Town International airport. Here you will be met by our company representative who will drive you to your hotel. (If you are already in Cape Town you will be picked up by our driver)

The afternoon and evening is free to explore Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront. There is easy access from your hotel to the city and waterfront. There are also a number of restaurants close by.  We recommend that you make use of the Red Open Top Tourist Bus. It will enable you to travel easily to any of the tourist hot spots in and around Cape Town. Overnight  in Cape Town along the Atlantic Seaboard. 

DAY 2: Free day to explore Cape Town and the Waterfront  or book optional day tours including:

Great White Shark Cage Diving:  Visit Shark Alley and view Great white Sharks from the safety of an underwater cage. Pick-up and drop-off at your Cape Town Hotel.    Read More

Abseiling & Canyoning:  Experience "Kamakazi Canyon" with abseiling and water-jumps. Experience a full day of adventure with a 65 meter waterfall abseil, and canyoning with water jumps from 3 to 22 meters. This is followed by an awesome hike.    Read More

Winelands Bicycle Tour: A full day  biking tour of the Cape Winelands. Enjoy some of the vineyards of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. Picnic lunch included.    Read More

DAY 3:  Full day Cape Peninsula Adventure Tour including a Seal Island Boat Trip, Zip Line Adventure and Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route. Lunch is included today - fish and chips on the rocks at  Hout Bay Harbour.

The last adventure today will be a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain. Spend an hour taking in one of the greatest views you will ever experience. End the day enjoying "sundowners" along the Atlantic Seaboard.

Cape Town Zip Line: 2.3 Km of adrenaline rush. Experience Africa's longest ride which is 500m long and 155 m above the ground. It's not for the faint hearted. The adventure takes 2 hours to complete.

Seal Island: From Hout Bay Harbour you will be taken by boat to Seal Island to view hundreds of Cape Fur Seals. The trip last about 1 hour.

DAY 4:  Guests leave Cape Town early and travel through some of the wine-producing valleys of the Winelands. Each valley is graced with great scenic beauty. Finding our way into the unique Klein Karoo by way of the superb Cogmanskloof Pass, we travel through a string of picturesque small towns set in this uniquely beautiful scenery. Lunch and wine tasting at Die Krans, an internationally renowned award winning Wine Estate.

We arrive in the town of Oudtshoorn, undisputed "ostrich capital" of the world.  First we visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch to view cheetahs, lions, tigers, crocodiles and much more.

Optional Tour:  Cage Diving with Crocodiles.      Read More

Overnight in Oudtshoorn. Guests will have the opportunity and facilities to make their own barbeque. Your tour manager will gladly assist you.

DAY 5:  The day begins with the Cango Caves Adventure Tour.. Visit one of the great wonders of Africa - the subterranean wonderland of Cango Caves for a tour of this vast sequence of caverns, each filled with astonishing formations of glittering dripstones.

Our itinerary includes a visit to a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm where, amidst enormous flocks of these strange birds, we are shown their development from the 1 kg egg to the 100 kg adult. Visitors are invited to ride an ostrich.

After Lunch it is time to get on a canoe and paddle down one the many scenic rivers that abound along the Garden Route (Optional). We arrive in Knysna in the late afternoon.  There is time to discover the craftsmen, who have settled in the area from every corner of South Africa. This region has a tremendous range of arts and crafts, in all mediums.  We wind up the day with a sunset lagoon cruise on the beautiful Knysna Lagoon.

Enjoy a sundowner at the Knysna Yacht Club before dinner at the Knysna Quays. Overnight in Knysna.

Optional Knysna Lagoon Experience:   Knysna RIB Adventures offers an  eco adventure tour across the pristine Estuary and through the infamous Knysna Heads – the ultimate boating experience. Once out to sea the world is our oyster, where one can experience a vast array of bird and marine life and breath-taking scenery.  Read More

DAY 6: Today we drive to The Tsitsikamma National Park which is the adventure capital of the Sunshine Coast. We visit Plettenberg Bay and try to spot the local dolphins at play. Visit  Natures Valley and take a walk along one of the most pristine unspoilt beaches in South Africa. View ancient giant Yellowwood trees.

In the afternoon it is time to get some exercise. Choose between hiking a Forest Trail or doing a beach walk along a deserted beach.

Optional Tours today include:

Bungy Jumping:  At the Bloukrans Bridge you will have the opportunity to jump the highest Bungy Jump in the world. 216 meters of sheer terror.   Read More

Forest Canopy Tours: The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest.  Zip line your way from tree top to tree top.    Read More

Boat Based Whale Watching: Take a boat ride to see whales, dolphins, seals and abundant marine bird-life. Southern Right whales are abundant in the Winter Months.  Read More

DAY 7:  Before heading off to your next destination there will be time to explore the many art and craft shops around Knysna. Depending on your time of departure there might be time for the following optional activities. Guests will be taken to the George Airport or coach station.

Paragliding: Enjoy the thrill of paragliding as a passenger and soar like an eagle high above the magnificent Garden Route coastline. No previous experience necessary.     Read More

Quad-biking: Quad-biking trails for various skill levels. Bikes are automatic and easy to use. Trails are through indigenous bush and spectacular scenery.  Read More

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Great White Shark Cage Diving:  (Approx Rates: R 2 200)

Hotel Pick-up. (Time to be advised). After registration and some fresh percolated coffee and continental breakfast a short safety briefing will follow. After boarding the vessel we head out to Shark Alley. Our experienced crew scatter a scent trail into the water to attract the Great White Sharks which are sometimes circling ‘Shark Alley’ for seals. During this time, we prepare the first guests assisting them into their wet suits, and diving equipment that we provide.

The cage is suspended on the surface of the water right next to the boat. Once the sharks arrive and feel comfortable with the boat and cage in the water, the first divers get into the cage, ready to see these magnificent animals face too face. Our Skipper will be standing above you on the boat, and he will let you know when the shark is within your viewing range, and which direction it is coming from. Light lunch included. A video of your shark experience is available. Hotel Drop-off. (Time to be advised).

Abseiling and Canyoning (Kloofing):  (Approx Rates: R  1 200)

Guests meet at our Office in Long Street, Cape Town CBD. Time to be advised. We Start with a pleasant drive to Sunbird Lodge and a hearty breakfast on arrival. After a safety briefing, you enter into the Steenbras River Gorge and start the 45 minute hike through beautiful fynbos to the first cliff jumping pools. Guests spend an hour doing the various jumps, then head off on the second hike taking you to the top of the gorge to conquer the 65 meter waterfall waterfall abseil. After the abseil the group enjoys lunch on the river bank. The hike back to the pools take about 30 minutes.

Guests are then able to take on the exhilarating jumps once more before making their way back to Sunbird Lodge for a Light Dinner and a sundowner. We then depart for Cape Town. This exhilarating canyoning trip is ideal for novice to seasoned adrenaline junkies and offers striking views. The full day trip includes:

• Return transport from our offices in Cape Town • A hearty breakfast • Packed lunch

• Light dinner with a sundowner • A guided hike with qualified guides

• Cliff jumping : 3 – 22 meter high jumps • A 65 meter waterfall abseil

Winelands Wine Tour  by Bicycle:   (Approx Rates: R  740)

Guests meet at the WinenBike shop in the Cape Town City Centre at 09h00.  For the young-at-heart looking for an action packed day, this 21km route is the one for you! Enjoy wine tasting at three superb wineries focusing on the smaller, boutique wineries of the Stellenbosch region. The cycling route takes you along private farm roads through the breathtaking vineyards of the area.

Lunch is not included but we do stop at an a  Restaurant  where guest may enjoy lunch at their own cost. Return back to Cape Town by 17h00. (For those that want to slow down the pace and spend the day absorbing their surroundings, book yourself on a relaxed meander through the winelands. Total cycling distance is 7 km)

Cage Diving with Crocodiles:    (Approx Rates: R 190)

With crocodile cage-diving you are lowered into a clear water pool in a bite-proof cage and into the company of 4m long Nile crocodiles, each with a bite pressure four times the amount of pressure a great white shark can exert.

The cages are specially built to withstand the incredible pressure of these ancient reptiles, and visitors are exposed to an up-close and personal view of them in their natural habitat, which few people have experienced.

Participants are kitted out with goggles and a snorkel and then secured in the specially designed cage. The cage is then lowered into the pool, home to five Nile crocodiles. The crocodiles will surround the cage to see if this latest visitor is a snack of some kind. To add to the experience, an underwater photograph is taken of you while you are surrounded by the reptiles. Crocodile cage diving is not for the faint hearted, but it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience something unique and tell a story no one back home is likely to top.

Knysna Rib Adventures:   (Approx Rates: R 500)

The 1 hour trip will go past  Featherbed Bay and then exit the infamous Heads. From there you go past Noetzie, Cony Glen and back across to Brenton and many other areas. With the RIB we get up close and personal with the myriad of sea caves and grottos. Keep your eyes peeled for the tell-tale blow of the whales as they breathe, or the large schools of dolphins that regularly comes past.

Apart from the pristine estuary, an adventure through the infamous Knysna Heads will be the ultimate boating experience. Once out to sea the world is our oyster, where one can experience a vast array of bird and marine life as well as breath-taking scenery. When the conditions of the Knysna Heads are unsafe the adventure will continue down the Knysna estuary which has its own variety of scenery and birdlife. Be sure that this is no ordinary lagoon cruise!

Bungy Jumping:  (Approx Rates: R 950)

The Bloukrans Bungy is the worlds highest commercial natural bungy jump. The Bridge is 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River.  Our bungy jump operations is open 365 days of the year during all weather conditions (except gale force winds) Our primary focus is on maintaining the highest quality safety standards on our operations so that bungy jumping can be  enjoyed by all. 

The view from Africa’s highest bridge captures all the majesty and tranquility of the Bloukrans River valley. But there is nothing tranquil about throwing yourself more than 200 metres down towards the river below.  

Tree Top Canopy Tour: (Approx Rates: R  595)

Many of the zip line platforms are built around giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old! Standing within the crown of these giants and looking down at the lush forest floor thirty metres below is an experience of a lifetime. The scenery and birdlife is spectacular and professional guides ensure your safety while keeping you informed about interesting features of the forest ecology.

If you are fortunate enough, you will spot a pair of Knysna Loeries or the brilliant red plumage of the elusive Narina Trogon. Whatever happens, we’re quite sure you’ll be back again!

Boat Based Whale Watching:  (Approx Rates: R  700 - 850)

WHALES! Every year, both the Southern Right whales and the Humpback whales leave their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica and migrate to mate and calve in the warmer waters of our Southern African coastline. The Garden Route is one of the best whale watching destinations in the country.

Ocean Odyssey, is Knysna’s only close encounter permit holder and our tours are set to offer our guests an up close and personal experience with these gentle giants of the ocean. Tours are typically 1 ½ to 2 hours long and are led and narrated by our experienced skipper guides. Once out in the ocean, we have a whale spotter that assists us in finding wildlife who is in radio contact with all skippers and will direct them to any sightings.

Paragliding:  (Approx Rates: R 750)

A paraglider is a flexible, inflatable, ultra light gliding wing, not a parachute, but a genuine aircraft wing in every sense of the word.  The pilot inflates the glider, raises it above his head and ensures that it is fully open before taking off from any suitable slope.  We do not "jump" off mountains, but run down a slope in order to get airborne, using the slope exactly like a regular aircraft uses a runway. 

The pilot then uses a combination of ridge lift and thermal lift to stay aloft, and can choose to land at the bottom of the very same hill or mountain, or sometimes cover vast distances.

For the inexperienced, flights take place with the passenger and pilot flying together in tandem.

Quad-biking:  (Approx Rates: R 300 - 450)

We have different trails available for any and all skill levels.  Guided rides takes you through spectacular scenery and vistas and an incredible range of indigenous bush on the slopes of the Outeniqua mountains between Knysna and the Wilderness.

The Bikes are easy to ride and fully automatic so even if it’s your first time on a Quad it will not be a problem as our friendly and efficient staff will show you how it’s done in only a few minutes. Kiddies are very welcome and may ride pillion with Adults. The older kids ride their own Bikes under the watchful supervision of our trained guides.


Guided Tour:

Included: Accommodation; breakfasts; Airport to Hotel transfer; ground transfers and driver/guide from day 3 to day 7; Seal Island Boat trip and Cape Town Zip Line adventure, wine tasting in Constantia, visit to the top of Table Mountain; lunch on day 3; Cango Caves Adventure Tour; Cango Ostrich Ranch; Cango Cheetah and Wildlife Ranch; Knysna Lagoon Cruise; Tourism levies and taxes.

Excluded: Meals not specified in the itinerary, Airfares and coach transfers on departure; optional activities and excursions; alcoholic drinks; tips and personal items.

Self Drive Tour:

Included: Accommodation  (3/4 star) with breakfasts,  Activity Reservations.

Excluded: Car Rental (See Rates Here) fuel, tolls, meals and activity entry fees.

         

 

 

Table Mountain Cable Car

 
 

 

 

Great White Shark Cage diving

 
 
 

 

Africa's Longest Zip Line

 
 
 

 

Seal Island Boat Trip

 
 
 

 

 Cango Wildlife Ranch

 
 

 

 

Cango Caves

 
 
 

 

Ostrich Riding in Oudtshoorn

 
 

 

 

Canoeing in the Garden Route

 

 

 

 

Knysna Rib Adventures

 

 

 

Canyoning and Abseiling

 

 

 

Winelands By Bike

 
 

 

 

Tree Top Canopy Zip Line

 

 

 

 

Paragliding Over Wilderness

 

 

 

 

Highest Bungy Jump in the World

 

 

 

 

Boat Based Whale Watching

 
 
 

 

Quad Biking in the Garden Route

 

 

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