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· Wine, Chocolate and Buchu Brandy tour (Mossel Bay) » · Day Trip to Addo Elephant Park - Tour from Port Elizabeth »
· Shark Cage Dive (Mossel Bay) » · Kite Surfing (Knysna) »
· Coastal Cliff Hiking (Mossel Bay) » · Discover Cruise - Ocean safari (Plettenberg Bay) »
· Heart of the Garden Route Tour » · Eden Adventures Kloofing Cappuccino Canyon (Wilderness NP) »
· Back Road Tour (Mossel Bay) » · Garden Route Adventure 5 days - BokBus Garden Route Adventure »
· Mountain & Forest Walk (Outeniqua Mountains & Knysna forest area) » · 6 Day Garden Route Adventure Tour »
· Five Day Learn to Surf and Adventure » · Adrenaline Garden Route 7 Days (Knysna - Jeffrey's Bay) »
· Wave Rider (Mossel Bay) » · Chilled Garden Route 7 Days (Oudtshoorn - Storms River) »
· Roelita sailing excursions (Mossel Bay) » · Adrenaline Cape Town & Winelands 7 day »
· The Big Tree Tour (Knysna) » · Chilled Cape Town & Winelands 7 Days »
· Tubing (Mossel Bay) » · Addo Elephant National Park Tour »
· Game Drive (Botlierskop) » · Whale & Dolphin Watching - Plettenberg Bay »
· Elephant Picnic Lunches (Botlierskop) » · Tsitsikamma Tree Top Canopy Tour »
· Elephant Back Rides (Botlierskop) » · Sea Kayaking in Plettenberg Bay »
· Elephant Feeding Experience (Botlierskop) » · Oudtshoorn Tour »
· Horse Back Rides (Botlierskop) » · Full day Horse and Horse wagon ride (Herbertsdale) »
· Oudtshoorn Tour » · Two day fully catered overnight horse backride safari (Herbertsdale) »
· Jet Boat (Mossel Bay) » · Private Featherbed Tour »

Wine, Chocolate and Buchu Brandy tour (Mossel Bay)
Route 62 is known as the longest wine route in the world and produces a variety of very special and very popular wines. This scenic route also includes the home of South African Port wines as well as the only known cellar that produces Buchu brandy, a traditional medicinal drink famous for relieving any stomach problem.
Buchu is a wild herb, indigenous and part of Fynbosch, the most diverse plant biome on earth. In our region there are five known varieties of this unique plant of the Erica group. For generations home brewed Buchu brandy has served as medicine in the Dutch folklore and culture and recently a local cellar started producing and bottling this unique herby brandy. Surely a collector’s item for any brandy lover it is also a unique taste that all wine drinkers should sample.
Arid and semi desert areas are known for growing grapes for sweet and dessert wines and the arid Little Karoo is no exception. The range for tasting includes Jerepico, Muscadel, Port, Rose and a variety of white and red wines.
A local producer supplies the chocolates that make the wine tasting at one of the cellars a very special occasion. Chocolate is very complimentary to wine, especially the Port and sweet wines.
 

Shark Cage Dive (Mossel Bay)
White Shark Africa provides the visitor with the opportunity to view or dive with the mysterious and intriguing Great White Shark. Mosselbay situated approx. 350 km from Cape Town along the famous Garden Route ,enjoying the most stable weather in the country it is without a doubt one of the best White Shark sites in the World. Seeing a Great White Shark, in its own environment " for real" not in a movie or on a picture, is about one of the most exciting experiences available to both adventures and Wildlife- enthusiast alike.
Divers and non-divers alike are welcome. The ride to the island takes approximately 10 minutes. Water temperature varies 15-24?C & visibility between 5-20 meters. Our Boat, "Shark Warrior" is a modern 11.5m long and 4m wide motor-cat custom- built for shark cage diving, it has a large viewing platform on top, space on the main deck for seating and viewing and is equipped with toilet facilities in the main cabin. We provide all dive equipment, breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea & Certificate of the day. Our Diving and Viewing trips are wonderfully educational, enriching both mind and soul.
 

Coastal Cliff Hiking (Mossel Bay)
Our guided hikes take you to places which most other visitors pass by and can be structured for every grade of walker.
St Blaize Trail Coastal Walk - follow a contour path along the coast westwards from the St Blaize Lighthouse. Learn about the unique bio-diversity and the ancient archaeology of the area and the use of local plants in traditional medicine.
Enjoy a picnic at the walk's end and return to Mossel Bay by road.
Pickup info: Local starts and finishes. You can be collected from your accommodation, or other pre-arranged meeting point in Mossel Bay, usually the tourist information office.
 

Heart of the Garden Route Tour
It took five years of planning and exploration to design this perfect circular itinerary, one which introduces you to the places, people and scenery that most people could only discover after weeks of effort.
Leave your car behind, sit back and enjoy!
Pickup info: Local starts and finishes. You can be collected from your accommodation, or other pre-arranged meeting point in Mossel Bay, usually the tourist information office.
 

Back Road Tour (Mossel Bay)
This day-long safari begins in Mossel Bay and reaches deep into the Outeniqua Mountains, taking you through breathtaking scenery and offering spectacular photo opportunities along the way. Sit back and allow our guides to explain the history of the area and its place in the development of South Africa.
A picnic lunch and drinks are provided, however as always it is advisable to bring some water with you particularly in the summer months. Some short walking is involved, but only to reach certain vantage points, however reasonable foot ware (trainers) is recommended.
Pickup info: Local starts and finishes. You can be collected from your accommodation, or other pre-arranged meeting point in Mossel Bay, usually the tourist information office.
 

Mountain and Forest Walk (Outeniqua Mountains and Knysna forest area)
Lose yourself in the beauty of our Coastal, Mountain and Forest hiking trails - and experience some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the Western Cape. Our guided hikes take you to places which most other visitors pass by - and our itineraries, which range from half-day tours to multi-day packages - can be structured for every grade of walker.
Mountain And Forest Walk - a day-long walk through our indigenous forests. Drink in the stillness and quiet of these ancient woodlands; climb one of the highest peaks in the area and enjoy your reward - truly beautiful and inspiring vistas over the Garden Route.
Pickup info: Local starts and finishes, you can be collected from your accommodation, or other pre-arranged meeting point in Mossel Bay usually the tourist information office.
 

Five Day Learn to Surf and Adventure
This is the proposed tour although your tour can be tailor made to your activities of choice and your preferred budget. The most important thing on this tour is surfing and all tours and activities will be scheduled around premium surfing conditions. This tour is ideal for the beginner to intermediately qualified surfer looking to improve his or her game. The tour is about using my many years of surfing experience to totally focus on improving YOUR surfing and at the same time seeing South Africa in all its beauty.
Pickup info: Transport can be provided from George Airport at an extra charge (R150.00p.p). Transport can be provided from Cape Town International Airport at an extra charge (R800.00p.p). Vehicle: Luxury air conditioned vehicle.
 

Wave Rider (Mossel Bay)
Let the games begin!! This concept is still quite new in Mossel Bay, but under the leadership of Robert Pace and his enthusiastic team, it is busy becoming a sought after activity!
Pickup info: Pick-up can be arranged from any point in the Garden Route or if you prefer to arrive on your own, we will provide you with directions to Ultimate Watersport.
 

Roelita sailing excursions (Mossel Bay)
On the famous Garden Route, The historic town of Mosselbay is known for having more than 300 suuny days each year and a quiet protected bay, perfect for water based activities.
Roelita is a 45 foot luxury sailing catamaron with on board facilities for 33 guests for day activities. The experienced crew including a nature guide will host you on your excursion, be that a wo-hour coastal trip, sundowner cruise or full day charter
Pickup info: Mosselbay bus terminal, Mosselbay airstip, Mosselbay accommodation venues, George airport, surrounding towns
 

The Big Tree Tour (Knysna)
We stop half way through to look at the famous King Edward V11 Ouuteniqua Yellowwood Tree. An old forest giant approx 660 years old. We enjoy a short gentle relaxing circular walk of about 500m at the site of the Big Tree. We then continue our drive through the forest via Spitzkop and the Gouna Gorge. Spitzkop is the highest point accessible by vehicle in the area. From here we can see the top of the Prince Alfred Pass, George, Natures Valley to Sedgefield, and tons of beautiful Fynbos high above the forest. Stunning views of the mountains!  

Tubing (Mossel Bay)
The Ultimate Watersport activity providers are based in Mossel Bay harbor. Excellently sited and well equipped to carry out safe water based activities. Parasailing, tubing, jet boat, the magnificent Waverider, jet ski rentals, and deep sea fishing, are all provide from this one stop professional operator.
Pickup info: Can be arranged
 

Game Drive (Botlierskop)
This spectacular nature and wildlife, 4 X 4 experience departs twice daily at 09:00AM and 02:00PM (or 03:00PM in summer) and is enhanced by a qualified, specialized nature and wildlife guide, who drives you though the unique Fynbos and shares with you their intricate knowledge of animals and Fynbos.
Pickup info: Pick-up can be arranged from any point in the Garden Route or if you prefer to arrive on your own, we will provide you with directions to the game reserve.
 

Elephant Picnic Lunches (Botlierskop)
Enjoy a delicious lunch in our valley while our three elephants graze close by. After a lunch of selected seafood, cold meats, breads, cheeses, champagne and bottled water, you are welcome to feed your bucket of fruit to the elephants.
Pickup info: Pick-up can be arranged from any point in the Garden Route. Please note that all transfers will be charged at an extra cost.
 

Elephant Back Rides (Botlierskop)
Ride on the back of our animals through natural ravine vegetation, while your guide elaborates on the habit and the social structure and life of these gentle giants.
Pickup info: Pick-up can be arranged from any point in the Garden Route. Please note that all transfers will be charged at an extra cost.
 

Elephant Feeding Experience (Botlierskop)
Guests are driven by 4 X 4 to the elephant feeding spot, where they meet their elephant specialist guide, who assists with the feeding of the elephants and tells about the life and ways of elephants.
Pickup info: Pick-up can be arranged from any point in the Garden Route. Please note that all transfers will be charged at an extra cost.
 

Horse Back Rides (Botlierskop)
With our specialist horse back safaris and wildlife guide in attendance, you will experience a very unique way of game viewing. Your experience focuses on the horse back ride with probable close up encounters with some of our 26 species of wildlife.
Pickup info: Pick-up can be arranged from any point in the Garden Route. Please note that all transfers will be charged at an extra cost.
 

Oudtshoorn Tour
Head for the hills via the Robinson Pass, which follows an old elephant trail through the Outeniqua Mountains and into the hauntingly beautiful, semi-arid Little Karoo.
Visit the Cango Caves, described as the eighth wonder of Africa, the fascinating Cango Ostrich Show Farm and the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Relax, enjoy the drive and let your guide take the strain!
Pickup info: Local starts and finishes. You can be collected from your accommodation, or another pre-arranged meeting point in Mossel Bay, usually the tourist information office.
 

Jet Boat (Mossel Bay)
The Ultimate Watersport activity providers are based in Mossel Bay harbor. Excellently sited and well equipped to carry out safe water based activities. Parasailing, tubing, jet boat, the magnificent Waverider, jet ski rentals, and deep sea fishing, are all provide from this one stop professional operator.
Pickup info: can be arranged
 

Day Trip to Addo Elephant Park - Tour from Port Elizabeth
Set in the dense valley of the Sundays River region, the Addo Elephant National Park in Eastern Cape offers a memorable wildlife experience. Situated in a malaria-free area just one hour's drive from Port Elizabeth, this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.
Its other unique features include an unrivalled natural diversity, with five of South Africa's seven major vegetation zones (biomes), the Big 7 (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, whales and great white sharks) in their natural habitat, and a rich heritage of archaeological and historical sites.
From game drives through the Park, horse trails, hiking trails, bird watching, and 4X4 trails, there is never a dull moment in Addo during a safari in South Africa.
 

Kite Surfing (Knysna)
We collect you and your kit and take you to the best surfing spot with the best conditions on the day. It includes light refreshments on half-day trips and lunch on full day trips.  

Discover Cruise - Ocean safari (Plettenberg Bay)
We take special notice of any dolphins in the area, visit the seals and check out any seabirds, sharks and other marine species that may be around, you never know what you are going to see! Our records show that OCEAN SAFARIS see more animals than anywhere else does in the world.  

Eden Adventures Kloofing Cappuccino Canyon (Wilderness National Park)
Kaaimans Kloofing enables everyone to experience the thrill of kloofing, it less strenuous than the Eden Alley Kloof. However, it is the most popular of the kloofing experiences.
It takes the kloofer through indigenous forest and stunning majestic canyons, you can swim and look up at the towering cliffs rising from the river, and for the more daring, there are a number of jumps from the cliffs into the canyons cola colored water.
The experience starts after a leisurely walk through indigenous forest at the confluence of the Kaaimans and Silver Rivers, a great half a day experience.
Wet suit and buoyancy aid provided, minimum age 12 years.
 

Garden Route Adventure 5 days - BokBus Garden Route Adventure

DAY 1 Cape Town / Mossel Bay (Garden Route Game Lodge)
Depart from Cape Town and drive along N2 to Cape Agulhas. Visit the Southernmost tip of Africa as well as the lighthouse museum before heading to the Garden Route Game Lodge. Enjoy Big 5 sunset game drive, dinner and hotspring under the stars. Tonight you'll have the option of staying at this magnificent Game Lodge simply by paying nominal upgrade fee (Guest House option includes Game Lodge Accommodation). Alternatively we stay at a lovely homely backpackers 10 min. away from gamelodge. (D)
DAY 2 Mossel Bay / Oudtshoorn
Early morning Game drive to see some animals you perhaps didn't see the evening before followed by a scrumptious breakfast! Depart for Oudtshoorn and drive over the spectacular Robinson Pass. Spend the afternoon at the Cango Caves and ride ostriches at the Cango Ostrich Farm before retiring to Backpackers Paradise where we will stay tonight. (B,D)
DAY 3 Oudtshoorn / Storms River
On departure we'll head over the stunning Outiniqua pass down to the coast. Once in Wilderness you'll have the choice of doing either canoeing on the Wilderness lagoon or catch the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam train from George to Knynsa Try to spot the 200 different species of birds on the lagoon or enjoy the scenic splendour on route from the window of the cho-tjoe train. Visit the World's highest Bungy at Bloukrantz (plenty of time to jump for those thrill seekers) as well as walk hanging bridge over Storms River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Overnight at Didge backpackers in Stormsriver Village. (B)
DAY 4 Storms River / Swellendam
Today you have the option of an ocean adventure by spotting dolphins and Whales (in season) from a boat in Plettenberg Bay. After the boat cruise we head to Knysna for lunch and to explore the Knysna heads. On route to Swellendam we visit an aloe factory in Albertinia before arriving at the Buffeljagts Dam where we will on a private guest farm. There is also the option of going on the longest foefie-slide in Africa! (B, D)
DAY 5 Swellendam / Cape Town (Via Hermanus)
Depart Swellendam and follow the coastal route towards Hermanus. There is time for an optional extra of Shark Cage Diving if any one so wishes. We explore Hermanus including whale watching (in season) and wine tasting at Hamilton Russell. From Hemanus to Betty's Bay where we visit the penguins at the penguin colony. Return to Cape Town late afternoon via the stunning False Bay coastline where hopefully we'll see more whales or dolphins.

Accommodation Provided:
- Hostel
- Guest House Option

 

6 Day Garden Route Adventure Tour

Day one - Cape Town-Oudtshoorn
Depart Cape Town early on Monday morning for Calitzdorp via the scenic and spectacular Route 62, which is South Africa's longest wine route. After a light lunch at Calitzdorp, we visit De Krans winery for wine and port tasting to find out why this town is known as the Port wine capital of South Africa. Then we continue on to Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world, for a guided tour of an ostrich farm. The more adventurous can even ride an ostrich (maximum weight of 75kg). Overnight stay in Oudtshoorn.
Day two - Oudtshoorn-Wildernis
This morning we experience the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves in a guided adventure tour. Then we move on to the Cango Wildlife Ranch where you can see the endangered cheetah, crocodiles and other animals. The highlight is touching and having your photo taken with a cheetah. After lunch in the afternoon we will drive over the majestic Outeniqua Mountains to the Wilderness National park for a canoe ride through indigenous forests boasting over 200 species of birds (weather permitting). Overnight stay in Wilderness.
Optional extras
- Rise early to a spectacular Hot air balloon ride over the Little Karoo.
Day three - Wilderness-Plettenberg Bay
After breakfast we leave for the Tsitsikamma National Park. En route we drive through the beautiful lake district of the Garden Route and stop off at the Bloukrans Bridge to view the world's highest bungee jump (216 meters). We allow plenty of time for the adventure seekers amongst us to test their courage. We spend the afternoon in the National Park with its unique combination of indigenous forest and the beautiful Indian Ocean. This provides a wide choice of activities for all, including long and short hikes, crossing the suspension bridge, swimming and snorkeling. Overnight stay in Plettenberg Bay.
Optional extras
- Tree Top Canopy Tour
- Bungee Jumping
Day four - Plettenberg Bay-Mossel Bay
The morning you will have for your self. You can go to Plettenberg Bay beach and/or explore the town.
Other Things To Do
- Whale and dolphin watching boat trip (in Season)
- Knysna Elephant Park
On the way to Mossel Bay we will stop over in Knysna (South Africa's favorite town) where you can see the famous Knysna Heads and lagoon, and have the opportunity to explore the waterfront and countless shops. We then move on to Mossel Bay for a Big 5 game drive and dinner at the game lodge. Overnight stay in Mossel Bay.
Day five - Mossel Bay-Cape Agulhas
In the morning you have time to explore the beautiful coastal resort town of Mossel Bay and visit the Diaz museum complex and the Post Office Tree.
Other Things To Do
- Surfing or sand boarding
- 10 000 feet Sky dive
Early afternoon we visit the Aloe Ferrox factory shop at Albertinia to discover the health and beauty enhancing qualities of this plant. We then move on to Cape Agulhas the most Southern Tip of Africa (whale watching in season).Overnight in Cape Agulhas Backpackers Lodge in Struisbaai.
Optional extras
- Beach Horse Riding
- Whale watching boat trip (in season)
Day six - Cape Agulhas-Cape Town
Today we drive through to the seaside resort of Hermanus for some whale and dolphin watching (seasonal), lunch and shopping. Your guide can arrange to take you on a shark cage dive should you want to see these beauties up close and personal. In the afternoon we will drive the scenic coastal road back to Cape Town, stopping one last time at Betty's Bay at the African penguin colony!
Otional extras
- Shark Cage Diving

 

Adrenaline Garden Route 7 day - Easy Rider Tours

Tour Details:
Day 1
Knysna - a half day quad biking wild ride through thick forest, lush damp valleys, over hills and along windy back roads, feel the rush !! Overnight in Knysna
Day 2
Abseil the Needlepoint, enjoy a leisurely canoe trip across the Knysna Lagoon to the beautiful Featherbed Nature Reserve. We start off with abseiling the Beachcomber Caves (30m high) and then head for the sheer cliff face called Needlepoint (55m high). Both abseils offer spectacular views and an exhilarating descent onto a rocky beach. You can try RAP JUMPING, running down the cliff, face first (if you have the cojones!!). Each person abseils four to five times . After that it is off to Harkerville to do an amazing mountain bike ride through the indigenous forest and out onto a narrow single track along the cliff top with the Indian Ocean crashing into the rocks below. Overnight in Plettenberg Bay.
Day 3
Depart Plett for the Bloukrans Bungee - the world's highest commercial jump , 216 meters , it really is an immense drop "I have gone head first forwards ( the conventional method ) but the star elevator is my favourite, jumping backwards and watching the jump platform all the way down. There is even opportunity to throw in a somersault or two at the peak of your rebounds ! My last jump from there, I forward somersaulted; getting braver or dafter, one or the other; managing to get 6 revolutions in. Not bad for a first attempt. I will go back soon; I hope; and try again."
Then after you've changed your shorts you can go scuba diving , or snorkeling ,in the afternoon , rock reefs form a bay providing dive opportunities within the Tsitsikamma National Park which is a protected wildlife area free of exploitation resulting in abundant fish and invertebrate life. Easy access to the sea with bright reefs and fish provide the perfect opportunity for underwater photographers.
This is a naturalist's dream - over 50 different fish species occur in this small bay, Raggertooth & smooth-hound sharks, red romans, mussel crackers and eagle rays are all resident here.
Overnight Stormsriver.
Day 4
The Stormsriver Gorge Challenge - abseiling, black water tubing & mountain biking ,the challenge begins with a 110 meter abseil into the gorge followed by two hours of tubing, a steep "rope ladder" climb out the gorge and a 22 km mountain bike ride through the Tsitsikamma forest and into the pine plantations and onto the lookout point where whales and dolphins are often seen. Overnight in Stormsriver.
Day 5
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour which involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended 30 meters above the forest floor, most platforms are located in giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees. The bird life is incredible,Knysna Loeries and sightings of the elusive Narina Trogon and the Samago monkey are not uncommon. Professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the three-hour tour. Transfer to Jeffreys Bay in the afternoon where you will overnight.
Day 6
Jeffreys Bay Surf School, based at Island Vibe is the leading surf school - special boards are used for complete beginners. Depending on surf conditions lessons are run twice daily and caters for all surfers from complete novices to pros. The aim to get you to where the swell is best and the crowds least. Overnight in J-Bay
Day 7
Wake up to the sound of waves pounding the shore, a fresh sea breeze revitalizing your soul, apply the sex-wax and head off to see if Super Tubes at Jay Bay , is working.

Accommodation Provided:
- Hostel
- Guesthouse
(Upgrades from dorms to double or guesthouse will increase the price)

 

Chilled Garden Route 7 Days - Easy Rider Tours

Tour Details:
There are various ways of getting to Oudtshoorn depending on where you are coming from, but we can also organise that for you.
Day 1
Oudtshoorn , (the home of the feather trade from days of old) settle in at Paradise Backpackers and then saunter around this gracious Karoo town.Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Day 2
Mountain bike down the awesome Swartberg Pass (which rises 1220 meters above the Little Karoo), and was completed in 1887, it is still an untarred road with truly spectacular scenery. After that we visit the Cango Caves which is an magnificent display of stalacmites & stalactites. A visit to the ostrich and cheetah farm completes our amazing day. Overnight in Oudtshoorn
Day 3
Head out just after midday for George where you board the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, the last steam hauled scheduled passenger train operating in Southern Africa between George and Knysna. The route of the Choo-Tjoe is from George, via Victoria Bay, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Goukamma to Knysna and encompasses some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa in the heart of the Garden Route lake district. The section from Victoria Bay along the Cliffside and over the Kaaiman's River viaduct to Wilderness is breathtaking.Overnight in Knysna
Day 4
Knysna has great craft shops, flea-markets and café's for you to check out before you embark on a lagoon cruise at 14h30 from Knysna Quays for a two hour trip to the spectacular Knysna Heads (a narrow opening to the sea with towering rock cliffs on either side) and then cruise up the river to swim & chill and soak in the beauty of the surroundings.
Then in the early evening you transfer to Natures Valley which is a small community wedged between one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the Tsitsikamma forest. Overnight in Natures Valley.
Day 5
Natures Valley , spend the day on the beach or lolling in the lagoon or hike up into the forest, just take it easy in this paradise. Transfer to Stormsriver in the afternoon where you'll overnight for the next two nights.
Day 6
Tsitsikamma tree top canopy tour where you will gently glide along steel cables 30 meters above the the forest floor in your harness from platform to platform. Birdlife is abundant (including Knysna Loeries and the elusive Narina Trojan), and your guides will explain the ecology of the lush primeval forest. In the afternoon, the "Spirit of Tsitsikamma" eco boat cruise will take you down the Stormsriver Gorge with awesome cliff faces that tower 150 meters above the boat. Fish eagles and Knysna loeries are common sightings. Overnight at Storms River.
Day 7
Right now you have been chilling all week but today you are going to get your heart racing by choosing one or more of the following heart stoppers :
1. Abseiling the relatively easy 35 meter route;
2. Mountain biking down the Stormsriver pass, through the forest to the lookout point where you can often see dolphins and whales;
3. The Gorge Challenge , 110 meter abseil followed by a 2 hour blackwater tubing trip followed by a radically beautiful 22 km mountain bike ride, or
4. Bloukrans Bungee jump , the worlds highest bungee jump at 216 meters .
And they lived happily ever after, wow , what a way to end to end the trip.

Accommodation Provided:
- Hostel
- Guesthouse
(Upgrades from dorms to doubles or guesthouse will increase the price)

 

 

Adrenaline Cape Town & Winelands 7 day - Easy Rider Tours

Tour Details:
Day 1
You will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation in Cape Town, in the late afternoon we join a sunset cruise out of the harbour and around the coast where the kaleidoscope of evening colours rush at you. Sip champagne and watch the city of Cape Town light up in front of you. Overnight in Cape Town.
Day 2
Table Mountain abseil aka The "long drop", a 112 metre trip into oblivion... This is the highest commercial abseil in the world, off the top of Cape Town's famous landmark, Table Mountain. The views and photo opportunities from the top are incredible. You can walk up to the top or you can take the cable car at your own expense.
This afternoon you can enjoy a hop-on hop-off topless bus trip around Cape Town . The tour includes the Waterfront, the Clock Tower, then proceeds to the District 6 museum, the Castle, Jewel Africa then stops at Table Mountain, with the famous Cableway for a panoramic view and includes a coastal drive back through Camps Bay and seapoint. This is a convenient way to access all major highlights in Cape Town (including a visit to Camps Bay beach) during the day.
Tonight you can savour fresh seafood at one of the many great restaurants and go clubbing a little later. It's your choice. Overnight in Cape Town
Day 3
A full day of Sandboarding which is the art of standing with two feet locked onto a board and carving arks down a dune. The beauty of it is that you can control the board & speed by turning, stopping and jumping with easy control of the board. For racing down the dunes we use snowboards with a specialised base. The base is a lamination, which becomes even more slippery the more you ride it. The bindings and boots are exactly the same as for Snowboarding. Using specially designed boards, the expert guides will have you flying down the dunes in no time. The best part about Sandboarding is that it is easy to learn and accessible to the absolute beginner - so fear not, Adrenaline is just a slide away! It is also the best way to learn the fundamentals of Snowboarding as the basic principles are the same. Our expert boarders will show you just how easy it is!
A short drive leads to the Lost City of Atlantis where the most spectacular dune environments exist in Cape Town. Whether you are a beginner or have snowboarded before, safety, fun and excitement is guaranteed.
Day 4
Now we slow the pace down a little and we head on a full days Wine Tour to four uniquely different winefarms in Stellenbosch, Paarl & Franschhoek , where you will get to taste red & white wines, lunch is included and local cheese is also available to taste and buy. Later enjoy a traditional braai (BBQ) and / or a pub crawl of this student town. Overnight in Stellenbosch.
Day 5
Today you will travel to Hermanus and enjoy a day on the water- sea kayaking,a great way to explore the magic of our unique coastline & the Walker Bay Whale sanctuary up close & personal in a stable kayak in the company of an experienced guide. Glide across sparkling water while marvelling at the majestic sea cliffs and sea life. This is your chance to do some whale and dolphin watching real close up!Overnight in Hermanus
Day 6
Great White Shark Cage Diving, if this doesn't cause a rush, then you must be alien to earth . Dyer Island is a bird sanctuary and a breeding site for the Jackass penguin. Adjoining it is a second smaller rocky island called Geyser rock which supports a large seal population. Separating Geyser and Dyer is a channel aptly named "Shark Alley", argueably the prime spot in the world for encountering the Great White shark. Take turns in the cage which floats right next to the boat and provides great surface viewing opportunities. Lunch is served on board and we head back to Cape Town in the late afternoon.Please understand that adrenalin activities usually take place in pretty wild settings and thus the weather and many forces, which unfortunatly are out of our control, might not play along on certain days... BUT we will do everything in our power to accomodate you and make sure things run smoothly!!

Accommodation Provided:
- Hostel
- Guesthouse
(Accommodation upgrades from dorms to doubles or guesthouse will increase this base price)

 

Chilled Cape Town & Winelands 7 Days - Easy Rider Tours

Tour Details:
Day 1
You will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation in Cape Town, you can chill until the late afternoon or take a walk down to the V&A Waterfront to sail out of Table Bay harbour on a catamaran for a sunset cruise to witness the kaleidoscope of evening colours as the sun drops down over the horison. Sip champagne and watch the city of Cape Town light up in front of you. Overnight in Cape Town
Day 2
Today, Sam will take you on a Township tour to the Malay Quarter, District Six, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Crossroads & Khayelitsha, where you will have the opportunity to walk around, chat to the local folk and get a more rounded perspective of the people that make up the rainbow mosaic that is South Africa.
Visit the infamous Robben Island in the afternoon by ferry from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and then take in some vibrant Jazz in the evening to round off another amazing day.
Day 3
Once again collected from your backpacker for a trip down the peninsula, we follow the Atlantic Coast to Hout Bay harbour , where we go onboard a boat to Seal Island for a good look at these amazing swimmers, then along the breathtaking Chapman's Peak drive where you are suddenly 300 feet up and the sea is crashing into the rocks far below, we pass Noordhoek and go on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point (the end of the peninsula). We check out the penguins at Boulders beach & we take mountain bikes along for those who wish to get out and groove in the smell of the many flowers and fresh sea air. You can cycle as much or as little as you like as the support van is always nearby. There is also an easy half hour cliff top hike from Cape Point with stunning 360 degree views No special fitness level required.
That evening you transfer to Stellenbosch, the heart of the Winelands to overnight in this 300 year old town.
Day 4
Now slow the pace down a little and we head on a full days Wine Tour to four uniquely different winefarms in Stellenbosch, Paarl & Franschhoek , where you will get to taste red & white wines, lunch is included and local cheese is also available to taste and buy. Later enjoy a traditional braai (BBQ) and / or a pub crawl of this student town. Overnight in Stellenbosch
Day 5
Leave Stellenbosch at midday for Hermanus to check out some Southern Right whales chilling in Walker Bay with their calves, sea kayaking is available to those that dig. Overnight in Hermanus.
Day 6
From Hermanus we head to the Breede River for a spectacular day trip of river rafting in 2-man inflatables (crocodiles) with their own cooler box. Dinner is a traditional potjie (stew) around the open campfire. Overnight in the Breede River Valley.
Day 7
Sadly we depart Bainskloof after breakfast and head back to Cape Town, but fortunately you can link up with the Chilled Garden Route trip because you have just experienced 7, of the best days, of your life.

Accommodation Provided:
- Hostel
- 1 Star Hotel
(Upgrading from Dormitory accommodation to Private Room or guesthouse accom will increase price.)

 

Addo Elephant National Park Tour
A wonderful opportunity to enjoy a close experience with the world’s largest land animal, the Addo Elephant National Park Tour offers some of the most spectacular elephant viewing in the world.
Sanctuary to one of the densest elephant populations on the planet, Addo Elephant National Park is also a home to numerous species including Cape Buffalo, Black Rhino, Zebra, Jackals, Hyena, Lions and a variety of Antelope. After a short one hour drive from Port Elizabeth, embark on a fascinating three-hour game drive deep into the heart of the reserve to view the wonderful flora and fauna. The antics of the 400 elephants are sure to delight and photo opportunities abound at every turn. A casual lunch will also be enjoyed.
 

Whale & Dolphin Watching - Plettenberg Bay
Depart from Plettenberg Bay at the heart of the Garden Route and discover the abundant Cape marine life as you head for the renowned Arch Rock. Here it is usual to see bottlenose dolphins, small pods of the rare indo-pacific humpback dolphin and many species of shark. As you head to the middle of the bay, look out for resident bryde whales, magnificent Southern Right whales and if you are truly lucky you may get to see orcas which can be seen from July to November. Among the highlights is a visit to the seal colony at spectacular Roddberg Peninsula Nature Reserve for wonderful views of these enchanting animals.  

Tsitsikamma Tree Top Canopy Tour
A fantastically unique wilderness adventure. Enjoy the enchanting beauty of the magnificent Tsitsikamma Rain Forest canopy as you glide along steel zip cables thirty metres above the forest floor!
On arrival at Tsitsikamma forest, meet your guide for a detailed safety briefing and then head into the forest for your canopy adventure. The first of its kind in Africa, the tour consists of eight platforms located high in the treetops and nine slides, the longest of which stretches for 80 metres! Enjoy the adrenalin trill of gliding from platform to platform high above the forest floor and marvel at the fantastic scenery afforded by your elevated position including views of giant ferns way below. Throughout the tour, you guides will enthusiastically talk about the ecology of the forest - pointing out different trees and wildlife including birds such as Knysna Loeries, the elusive Narina Trogon and if you are lucky the Samago monkey.
 

Sea Kayaking in Plettenberg Bay
This two hour kayak tour will make you feel ‘at one with the ocean’ and can be enjoyed by both novices and experienced kayakers alike. Jump into a single kayak and head from Central Beach in Plettenburg Bay to Robberg. The area is incredibly rich in marine life and depending on the time of year, you are likely to spot Southern whales and friendly dolphins as wells as a host of marine birds. An experienced guide will accompany you throughout the trip and will offer paddling tips as well as point out the sea creatures that are all around. If the sea is calm, you can go alongside of the cliffs to view some of the seals on the shoreline dive into the water and swim in circles close to the kayaks.  

Oudtshoorn Tour
This tour will take you over the Outeniquea Mountains and to the fertile valleys and spectacular countryside of Little Karoo. Once you arrive to Oudtshoorn, the largest settlement in Little Karoo and with broad streets and smart sandstone Victorian houses, you will be taken to Cango Caves, hidden away in the foothills of Swartberg Mountain 28kilometres from Oudtshoom. The tour offers a fantastic opportunity to see the caves avoiding long queues and only accessible with a pre-booked tour. Witness the bizarre formations representing millions of years of slow chemical processes and walk through chambers with hanging stalactites and stalagmites formed by the erosion of underwater currents. After your cavern experience, stop at the Cango Wildlife Ranch to appreciate the beauty of the Bengal tiger, wrap yourself in a python or come face to face with Nile crocodiles. Also at Oudtshoom you will find yourselve surrounded by ostrich farms, your final visit will be to one of these farms which are rarely opened to the public.  

Full day Horse and Horse wagon ride (Herbertsdale)
Appreciate one of South Africa’s nature wonders, the spectacular costal rainforest of Tsitskamma. The drive towards Tsitskamma is a beautiful steep descent through lush vegetation offering wonderful views of the rainforest’s boundaries that reach out to sea. Stroll through this ancient forest and view the 1000 year old Outeniqua yellowwood tree before visiting the Tsitsikamma Coastal Nature Reserve. Afterwards there is a brief stop for lunch (own expense, payable locally) at the Storms River Mouth Restaurant before heading to the highest bungy jump in the world (216 metres). There is an optional chance (additional charge, payable locally) to try the bungy jump for those that are brave enough. Continue to Monkeyland to see rescued lemurs, apes and monkeys from several continents, cross the rope bridge across a canyon to get great view of the forest and enjoy macaws, cockatoos, parrots in their natural environment. The return back to Knysna takes you via Pletterberg Bay where there is a short stop to explore this coastal town.  

Two day fully catered overnight horse backride safari (Herbertsdale)
The safari starts and ends at the small rural village of Herbertsdale on the Garden Route in the Western Cape of South Africa. This agricultural village is situated in the Langtouw River valley, a subsidiary of the much bigger Gouritz River and the safari takes you through local farmlands, Valley Bushveld and River Veld with possible sightings of many bird- and small game species as well as farm animals. The guided safari, cuisine and experience concentrate on the local culture, fauna and flora and origins, uses and history of most of these animals. You overnight about 800 m from the Gouritz River in a Pioneer's house built in the mid 1800s by the first owner of the land.  

Private Featherbed Tour
You will sail the sparkling clear waters of the Knysna Lagoon where five fresh rivers from the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains meet with the Indian Ocean. After the scenic ferry ride you will disembark at a privately-own Natural Reserve encompassing vast wildness and only accessible by sea. In this nature reserve stroll through the tranquility indigenous forest featuring the famous King Edward VII Yellowwood Trees, spot the endangered Blue Duinker, and jump into a 4x4 to reach the best views of the Knysna Lagoon estuary.  

 

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