Garden Route South Africa
We invite you for the road trip of a lifetime, the Affordable Garden Route South Africa Tour! This is a group adventure tour that is a safe. The affordable Garden Route South Africa tour offers you a cheap way to explore the Western Cape. You will also go to Little Karoo, Whale Route, and Route 62.
The South Africa safari from Cape Town has a good mix of nature, culture and adventure. You can experience the best that the Garden Route has to offer. This tour starts and ends in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, departing every Friday.
About the Affordable Garden Route South Africa Tour
This is an Affordable Garden Route South Africa tour. This African safari in South Africa takes in the best of one of South Africa. These are some of the most popular destinations. You are assured of incredible scenery while on this affordable garden route tour. They include beaches, indigenous forests and spectacular landscapes.
Theere are other attractions on this budget Garden Route South Africa tour. They include wildlife encounters include ostriches, whales as well as the Big 5.
This South African safari allows you to explore Titsikama National Park. You got opportunities to go bungy jumping. You may also decide to relax on amazing beaches as some of the activities available.
Budget Garden Route South Africa Tour Highlights
The highlights of this budget Garden Route South Africa Tour includes:
- The town of Oudtshoorn with its magnificent Cango Caves
- Ostrich riding.
- Visit Knsyna with its beautiful lagoon and its close neighbor Plettenburg bay. Plettenburg bay has wide-open beaches with whale and dolphin watching opportunities. The area is also home to the Tsitsikamma National Park.
- Tree Top canopy tours
- Forest hikes.
Each town you will visit in the area has its own character and distinct look and feel.
The Garden Route is one of South Africa's top attractions and is a must visit for any visit to South Africa.
- Cape Town
- Route 62
- Cango caves
- Ostrich farm
- Plettenberg Bay
- Titsikama National Park
- Garden Route Game Lodge - Big 5 game drives
- Hermauns - Whales (seasonal)
- Penguin colony
Affordable Garden Route South Africa Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Cape Town - Route 62 - Oudtshoorn
Your cheap garden route South Africa tour will have an early start. This is from Cape Town and/or Stellenbosch on Friday morning. This will be with a departure for Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, driving along Route 62.
Route 62 will take you through some spectacular scenery via mountainous arid semi-desert landscapes. The route is known as the longest wine route in South Africa. That is why it is no surprise that your day will include a delicious lunch and wine tasting at one of the local wine farms.
A highlight of the day will be exploring the Cango Caves. Here trained guides will take you on an adventure tour of the dripstone caverns. They are cut deep into the limestone rock of the Swartberg Mountains. Your day will conclude with a typical South African braai (barbecue).
Day 2: Garden Route – Knysna, Plettenberg Bay & Storms River
Start the morning of your affordable garden route South Africa tour with a visit to an ostrich farm. This allows for an opportunity to get up close to these unusual creatures. You will then descend the spectacular Outeniqua Pass on our way to Knysna – the heart of the Garden Route.
After lunch we head to the sea side village of Plettenberg Bay with its spectacular beaches. There will be a stop at the 216 meters high Bloukrans bridge. At this point, the can take on the world’s highest bungee jump! Later proceed to your final destination of the day, the Storms River Village.
Meals: breakfast and dinner
Day 3: Garden Route – Titsikama National Park & Garden Route Game Lodge
On day 3 of your affordable Garden Route South Africa tour will begin with breakfast. You will then hit the road on your way along the coastal highway to Tsitsikamma National Park. You will break for lunch upon arrival. This is before you begon to explore Tsitsikamma National Park in the afternoon.
Tsitsikamma National Park is popular for its breathtaking coastline and forest. Activities that are available include hiking the beautiful indigenous forest trails. You will cross a suspension bridge over the Storms River and swimming.
Optional activities while in Tsitsikamma National Park include kayak. There is also lilo adventures down the Storms River. By late afternoon you will travel to Sedgefield where you will spend the night.
There will still be time for a walk along its beautiful beaches and fynbos covered dunes. Dinner will be enjoyed at a beach bar where a traditional potjie (stew) will be on the menu.
Meals: breakfast and dinner
About Tsitsikama National Park
The Tsitsikamma National Park is at the heart of the picturesque tourist region. This is on the famous Garden Route, found in the Southern Cape of South Africa. The Park incorporates 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes. It has, a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys. The valleys are covered in mountain Fynbos. Here there are high forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea.
The Tsitsikamma’s spectacular scenery includes the Indian Ocean breakers. There are pounding rocky shores beneath 180 m high cliffs. Other are ever-green forests and fynbos rolling down to the sea. This forms a lush carpet where rivers have carved their path to the ocean through rocky ravines. All this conspires to attract large numbers of tourist to the Park.
Tsitsikamma National Park protects a wonderland of inter-tidal and marine life. This is one of the largest single unit Marine Protected Areas in the world. It conserves 11% of South Africa’s Temperate South Coast rocky shoreline. It also provides a 'laboratory' for fisheries baseline research on endangered fish species. In 1964 when it was proclaimed, it became the first Marine National Park in Africa.
Day 4: Garden Route to Cape Town via Hermanus (whales)
A busy day on this cheap starts Garden Route South Africa tour with a Big 5 safari. This will be followed by a splendid breakfast before we head to Hermanus in the Southern Cape.
Hermanus is a Seaside village is known for its excellent shore-based seasonal whale watching. Here one can wonder along the seaside cliffs and view these amazing mammals up close. Next stop is a visit to the penguin colony at Stony Point before heading back to Cape Town.
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Cheap Garden Route South Africa Tour Accommodation
Accommodation while on the cheap garden route South Africa tour is in backpacker’s lodges. These facilities have been selected for their unique settings, cleanliness and special atmosphere. You will sleep in dormitory rooms (contain between four to 12 beds). These properties have shared bathroom facilities.
Upgrades are available for those who prefer single or double rooms with en-suite facilities. Tou can opt for guest houses with single, double or twin en-suite rooms. You will be provided with all bedding and towels. Heating and air conditioning are not standard in these facilities. It is not generally necessary in the mild climate
The standard of backpacker accommodation in South Africa is generally quite high. Backpacker lodges usually have a more social, relaxed atmosphere. But guesthouses tend to be quiet and luxurious.
On this budget garden route clients travel together in the same vehicle. Wi-Fi is available in the shared areas of most accommodation venues.
4 Day Budget Garden Route South Africa Tour Costs:
What is included in the 4 Day Garden Route Tour Cost?
- All road transfers as per the itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Transportation in an air-conditioned mini bus
- Professional guides that escort the tour
- 3 nights’ accommodation in budget accommodation in the itinerary
- Meals as per the program
- Hotel porterage fees
4 Day Cheap Garden Route South Africa Tour Price excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
What to Carry on the 4 Days Affordable Garden Route South Africa Tour
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes