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6-Day Wild Coast and Garden Route Tour – Durban to Cape Town (Code: SCDP)


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6- Days Wild Coast and Garden Route Tour

This tour includes the rugged Wild Coast and the scenic Garden Route.  But firstly, it follows the lush, sub-tropical coastline from Durban on the East Coast.  The tour ends in Cape Town, situated in the southwestern corner of South Africa! 

DAY 1  Durban – KwaZulu Natal South Coast – Wild Coast

The drive from Durban takes you along the coastal route through lush subtropical vegetation and numerous holiday villages dotted along the seaboard. We visit the scenic Oribi Gorge and some beautiful little beaches. Turn inland and further along, enter the Eastern Cape Province, the former homeland of Transkei and traverse over hilly grasslands dotted with Xhosa homesteads through valleys and clear streams. Today’s final part is via tiny hamlets and into the wild part of the rugged Wild Coast and checks into a hotel on the edge of the sea. Overnight Mbotyi Lodge. or similar when entry road is impassable.

DAY 2 Wild Coast

You travel to Umtata, the capital of the former homeland of Transkei. We visit the Nelson Mandela Museum and afterwards travel south towards our lodge. The lodge is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests. Situated on the dunes, it also overlooks the warm Indian Ocean. Overnight Crawford Beach Lodge.

DAY 3 Addo Elephant National Park – Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

We enjoy breakfast overlooking the shimmering Indian Ocean on the Wild Coast and afterwards depart for East London, the only river port in South Africa. This is also the place where a prehistoric coelacanth was caught in 1938. We travel further and enjoy the lush vegetation and rugged coastline. You visit Port Alfred, an outstanding holiday village situated on the Kowie River mouth and afterwards travel to Grahamstown. The small cathedral city is considered the art capital of South Africa and is steeped in history. At the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, you have an excellent chance of encountering these giants of the bush amongst many other animals. This afternoon you reach Gqeberha(Port Elizabeth), the fifth biggest city in the country, set on the Algoa Bay shores and called the “Friendly City”. Overnight Beachwalk House.

Day 4 Garden Route – Knysna

You depart from Port Elizabeth, called the ‘Friendly City’  towards the Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley towering one hundred and thirty-nine metres above the river.

Your next stop is at Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for the place of much water) stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterized by massive cliffs, narrow, isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. In the park, you can do a relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms River. Afterwards travel to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 metres (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world’s highest commercial bungee bridge and is also the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world!

Then we visit Birds of Eden sanctuary. This unique two-hectare dome (the world’s largest), spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. It is currently home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species, focusing on African birds. Travelling past Plettenberg Bay to Knysna on the Knysna Lagoon’s edge with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the ‘Heads’. The area falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the Lakeland’s extraordinary natural beauty and the adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna offers shopping opportunities and unusual locally made art and craft, which will entice you to shop.

Overnight at the Hide Away Guesthouse or similar in Knysna after an exciting day on tour!

Day 5  Garden Route –  Oudtshoorn

We travel further along the Garden Route lake district and the Wilderness National Park. The path leads us over the scenic Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Oudtshoorn is known as the ‘Feather Capital’ of the world as the largest concentration of ostrich farms are found here. We visit the Cango caves, also known as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites.

An optional visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch can be done. The Ranch encompasses over 90 different wild animal species. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public, giving the species a voice and highlighting animal and environmental issues.

Overnight La Plume Boutique Guest Lodge.

Day 6  Oudtshoorn – Route 62 – Cape Town

We visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences with these strange birds after an early start.

We travel via Route 62 through the Little Karoo. This part of the Karoo has unique vegetation and mountains. Further are the Wine regions of Montague, Robertson and the Breede Valley Wine – South Africa’s Brandy producers’ heartland. We visit one of the many Wine Estates in these areas for a wine tasting. Our route to Cape Town takes us over the Du Toitskloof Pass and Paarl. After an amazing tour, you arrive in Cape Town late afternoon.


6-Day Coastal Explorer Including the Garden Route and Wild Coast (Code: SCCP) – Cape Town to Durban

4-Day Garden Route (Code: SCCE)  – Port Elizabeth to Cape Town with an early morning flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth.



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6 Days


Accommodation in small, luxury hotels/ lodges, owner managed where possible, breakfasts and dinners, entrance fees, activities mentioned, conservation fees


Lunches (provision is made for lunch stops), personal purchases such as artefacts, personal insurances

Depart from

All hotels in Durban and uMhlanga and the airport subject to timings

Return to

All hotels in Cape Town and the local airport

What to wear

What to bring

Camera, sunscreen, binoculars


4 Star type lodges


8 Seater microbuses, smaller vehicles are used when the groups size warrants it



Group Size

Up to 7 persons on a tour

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