Cape Town & the Garden Route - 8 days

Cape Town & the Garden Route - 8 days

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Cape Town & the Garden Route - 8 days

8 Days Starting and ending in Cape Town

Visiting: Cape Town, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Hermanus, Stellenbosch

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:


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Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 7

Age range:

8 to 99

Tour operated in:


Trip Styles:

Active, Safari Tours

From: $1745 $1697 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$48

NB: Prices correct on 18-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

SMALL GROUP ACCOMMODATED TOUR: Take in the highlights of South Africa's captivating Mother City and the beautiful Garden Route, on this 8 day tour which starts and ends in Cape Town. Cruise the Knysna lagoon, visit Cango Caves and the Ostrich capital of Oudtshoorn. Enjoy wine tasting in Stellenbosch, explore rugged Cape Point, encounter the Boulders Beach penguins and spend a night in Hermanus, the whale watching capital.


  • Cape Town - explore the Mother City and enjoy spectacular views from the top of Table Mountain

  • Cape Point - enjoy one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives to Cape Point and see the penguins at Boulder's Beach

  • Knysna - take an optional cruise to the famous Knysna Heads and soak up the beautiful scenery

  • Oudtshoorn - marvel at the Cango Caves, enjoy animal encounters at the Cango Wildlife Ranch and visit an Ostrich Farm

  • Hermanus - spend a day a leisure in the Whale Watching Capital of the World and enjoy the optional activities on offer

  • Stellenbosch - go wine tasting in South Africa's beautiful wine region


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Day 1 : Cape Town

Location: Cape Town

Meals Included: No Meals

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to our centrally located start hotel, for a three night stay. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in South Africa's enchanting Mother City.

Day 2 : Cape Town

Location: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast set out on a scheduled half day guided tour of Cape Town. The tour starts with a visit to the iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). From the top of the mountain enjoy incredible panoramic views over the city and Robben Island. Then stroll through the picturesque Company Gardens where you can soak up some 'Cape Town vibes' and see the aviaries and fishponds. At one end of the gardens, next to St. George’s Cathedral, is 'The Arch' - a monument which commemorates the life and work of Desmond Tutu. The step inside the Slave Lodge and learn about the history of these unwilling immigrants. Our tour ends with a stop at the ‘steampunk-inspired’ Truth Cafe before returning to the hotel.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, independently exploring the city. We recommend a visit to Robben Island (weather permitting) or a stroll around the V&A Waterfront, which offers an abundance of shops and entertainment.

Day 3 : Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

Location: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast

Embark on a full day Cape Point and Peninisula tour after breakfast today. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Carry on over Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to beautiful Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. Then travel on to Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat. The tour ends with a visit to the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens which is set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

Day 4 : Knysna

Location: Knysna

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cape Town - Knysna. Bidding farewell to Cape town we travel along South Africa's beautiful Garden Route to the picturesque coastal town of Knysna, where we spend the next two nights. The forested town of Knysna lies at the end of the Garden Route and surrounds a lagoon of the same name. Knysna's most famous attraction is the Knysna Heads, two rugged sandstone formations that mark the treacherous entrance to the Knysna Lagoon, where many an ancient sailing vessel met its doom. This evening there is an optional boat trip across the lagoon and out to The Heads.

Day 5 : Oudtshoorn

Location: Oudtshoorn, Knysna

Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast

Today we head inland to Oudtshoorn on another full day of touring, taking in the beautiful rugged Garden Route scenery en route. We visit the world-famous Cango Caves, with their impressive ancient stalagmites and enjoy animal encounters at the Cango Wildlife Ranch, which is home to cheetahs, leopards and ring tailed lemurs. Travelling on to Oudtshoorn we visit an Ostrich Farm in the ostrich capital of the world before returning to Knysna for the night.

Day 6 : Hermanus

Location: Hermanus

Meals Included: Breakfast

Knysna - Hermanus. After breakfast we travel on to the quaint fishing town of Hermanus, where the rest of the day is free to independently explore or enjoy some of the local activities on offer.

Built along the beautiful shores of Walker Bay, Hermanus is the official Whale Watching Capital and offers the best land-based whale watching in the world. The Southern Right Whales visit Walker Bay from July until December every year and tourists are often treated with close-up displays as these creatures often come to within 10 meters of the coast. Besides whale watching, there are a variety of activities on offer; from horse riding, paragliding, kayaking, shark cage diving, fishing, hiking, plane trips to simply swimming and sunbathing at one of many gorgeous beaches.

Day 7 : Stellenbosch

Location: Stellenbosch

Meals Included: Breakfast

Knysna - Stellenbosch. Bidding farewell to Hermanus we travel along the N2 over Sir Lowry’s pass to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town of South Africa. En route to this pretty university town in the heart of South Africa's wine region, we stop for a spot of wine tasting.

Day 8 : Cape Town

Location: Cape Town

Meals Included: Breakfast

Stellenbosch - Cape Town. After breakfast, check out and transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    3-4 star hotels

  • 7 breakfasts

  • 7 nights mid range (3-4 star) hotels

  • Transportation in a luxury vehicle with an English speaking driver/guide

  • Cape Town Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8

  • Cape Town - half day City and Table Mountain tour (cable car ticket excluded) and full day Cape Point & Peninsula tour

  • Oudtshoorn - tour of Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife ranch and Ostrich Farm

  • Stellenbosch - Wine Village wine tasting

What's Not Included

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

  • International flights and visas

  • Table Mountain cable car ticket and Cape Point funicular

Check out our Q&As

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  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    3-4 star hotels

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?


  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

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