6 Day Garden Route Tour - Nature & Origins (Cape Town to Mossel Bay return)

6 Day Nature and Origins Garden Route Tour from Cape Town to Mossel Bay and back

Please note: This tour departs from Cape Town on Thursdays and ends in Cape Town again on Tuesdays.

Journey on the scenic route through the Cape Winelands, the Overberg region and  Swellendam after passing the sea-side town Hermanus, continuing on to Mossel Bay as we enter the heart of the world famous Garden Route. Experience a water-based adventure which includes a combination of kayaking, stand-up paddling and kloofing. The highlight will be the highest abseil on the Garden Route! Do a free full-day hike or visit Monkeyland and Birds of Eden sanctuaries. Enjoy a safari game drive at a prestigious Game Reserve. Discover the roots of the human race, with an extremely interesting glimpse on archaeological finds pointing to some of the first humans and how they lived. End your tour with a 45-min speedboat excursion before taking the journey back to Cape Town.

Thursday - Day 1
The journey starts in Cape Town where we will pick you up at the door of your accommodation in Cape Town between 07h30 and 08h30. From Cape Town, we will continue on a picturesque, scenic route through the Cape Winelands, the Overberg region and a quick lunch stop at Swellendam after passing the sea-side town of Hermanus. We will continue on to Mossel Bay as we enter the heart of the world-famous Garden Route. You will arrive at your first destination, Wilderness, at about 17h00. After check-in, you will have the rest of the day at leisure. We suggest you have a good night’s rest as tomorrow is going to be a very exciting day with a good level of physical activity.
Includes: Dorm accommodation
Excludes: Meals, drinks and snacks

Cape Town to Mossel Bay Garden Route Tour 6 Days


Friday - Day 2
You can have a relaxed morning since you will only be picked up for your exciting activity at about 10AM. We suggest you have a healthy breakfast at your accommodation. Please dress comfortably for the day. Pack a bag with sunscreen, closed shoes which can get wet, a towel and some dry clothes. You will be doing a water-based adventure today, which includes a combination of kayaking, stand-up paddling and kloofing. The highlight will be the highest abseil on the Garden Route! Your activity includes a light lunch on the banks of the Kaaimans River. You will return to your accommodation at about 15h00, giving you enough time to refresh before the bus picks you up at 16h45. Your overnight destination is at The Crags / Nature’s Valley. You will arrive at about 19h30, just in time for a delicious home-made dinner (vegetarian option is available) .
Includes: Accommodation, light lunch, Wilderness water-based adventure and abseiling
Excludes: Breakfast, dinner, drinks and snacks

Abseiling on 6 Day Garden Route Tour


Saturday - Day 3

Today you have the choice just to chill at the awesome location and spend the day at leisure OR to go on a free full-day hike OR visit the Monkeyland and Birds of Eden sanctuaries. Breakfast starts at 08h00 – remember to book your dinner option for tonight. For those who wants to hike, please be ready by 09h15 at
reception for the free shuttle taking you to the starting point of your hike. Be sure to stock up on water and snacks, and wear proper closed shoes suitable for the hike. The hike we recommend is Salt River Mouth and Paradise Beach. You will hike along the beach at Nature's Valley and across rocky cliffs to where the Salt River meets the Indian Ocean. Sightings of whales are almost guaranteed from the cliff tops in the winter months and shy Fish eagles are often spotted hunting here. This is a truly beautiful spot to stop and unwind for a while. The shuttle will collect you at 16h30 to take you back to your accommodation base. Should you choose to do the Birds of Eden and Monkeyland excursion, you can also take the shuttle to the sanctuaries, and will then be collected at about 14h30 and be taken back to your accommodation.
Includes: Accommodation, Free hike and shuttle to / from hiking starting point
Optional: Birds of Eden and Monkeyland @ R360 – R410 for a
combo ticket
Excludes: All Meals, Drinks and Snacks

6 Day Garden Route Tour From Cape Town to Mossel Bay


Sunday - Day 4

Today is a lazy day to rest and relax. You can wake up, have breakfast and get ready for your next leg without a rush. The bus will pick you up at about 11h00 and take you to you next destination, Mossel Bay. Here you can spend the day at leisure and explore many wonderful points of interest in this historical town.
Includes: Accommodation
Excludes: All meals, drinks and snacks

6 Day Garden Route Tour Mossel Bay


Monday - Day 5

We start early today – you will be collected by shuttle at 08h30 to go to Botlierskop Game Reserve for a safari game drive. Enjoy close encounters with Rhinoceros, Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Giraffe, the rare Black Impala, Golden Wildebeest, Mountain Zebra, Hippos and more! The Game Reserve is 4200 hectares in size, comprises of over 26 different species of animals and over 200 resident bird species. You will have a delicious lunch at the reserve after the game drive (meals at own cost), before hopping back on the shuttle which will take you to Pinnacle Point, where you will do a Point of Humans Origins Cave tour. This is an extremely interesting glimpse on archaeological finds pointing to some of the first humans and how they lived. The tour will be done by 16h30, and you will be taken back by shuttle to your accommodation. The rest of the day can be spent at own leisure.
Includes: Accommodation, Point of Human Origins Tour, Botlierskop Game Drive plus shuttle transport
Excludes: All meals, drinks and snacks

Botlierskop 6 Day Garden Route Tour


Tuesday - Day 6

You will have a lazy morning at leisure in Mossel Bay, which you can use to sleep late or to enjoy a leisurely walk around the town and harbour.
Optional activity: You can go on a 45-min speedboat excursion which will have you screaming out of sheer exhilaration at speeds well over 100 kilometres per hour. This boat is completely nuts but a different way to experience and take in the beauty of the Mossel Bay coastline. Various other activities are available on request. Please check with us as we do not want you to be late for your pick-up.
The bus will be arriving for pick up at about 15h00, from where you will drive with us to Cape Town, which will be the end of the 6 day, 5 night Garden Route tour.
Optional: Speed Boat Adventure @ R350pp
Excludes: All meals

Mossel Bay 6 Day Garden Route Tour


Tour Details

Package Price (with Dorm Accommodation): R7580
Upgrade from dorm to single room: R1650
Upgrade from dorm to private en-suite: R5600

Departs from: Cape Town
Ends in: Cape Town
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Departs on: Thursdays
Ends on: Tuesdays

Package includes:
  • Accommodation
  • Bus Transport 
  • Wilderness Canyon, Kayaking and Abseil Adventure
  • Botlierskop Game Drive
  • Point of Human Origin Cave Tour
Optional Activities:
  • Waverider Speed Boat Excursion @ R350
  • Cape Point and Peninsula Day Tour @ R895
  • Monkeyland and Birds of Eden Combo @ R260 – R410
Package Excludes:

All meals and drinks unless otherwise specified.

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