12 Day Garden Route & Karoo



12 Day Garden route & Karoo


Country visited: South Africa


Table Mountain, Cape Point Reserve, Boulders Beach and the African Penguin’s, Elgin Zipline, Ocean Safari Hermanus, Ocean Safari Plettenberg Bay, Monkey Land, Addo National Elephant Park, Cango Caves and Wine tour Franschhoek.

Optional Activities while on tour (Own Cost)

Great white shark diving, Sky-diving, Black water tubing, Bungi Jumping, Canopy Tour Tsitsikamma, Adventure Caving Cango Caves and much more. Your guides will have a full list of all the activities.

Day 1. Cape town.

Arriving at the airport in Cape Town your guide we meet you. From there we make our way to Hout Bay for the first night. Once settled in the lodge, we make our wat to table mountain for the afternoon. Once back down from Table Mountain we make our way back to Hout bay for an early dinner at one of the famous restaurant of Cape Town.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation:  Lodge

Day 2  Cape Town.

After breakfast this morning we make our way to Table mountain. This will be our first stop for the day. This activity takes around 2 hours and we use the cable car to get to the top of the mountain and then also to go back down the mountain. From here we make our way through to boulders beach and visit the Penguin’s that make this par tof the country there home. All information you can gather at the entrance of the boulders beach. Once back in the car we make our way to the Cape Nature reserve called Cape point. This part of the Cape is very scenic and it takes about an hour to explore the part of the Cape point nature reserve.

From here we make our way back to Houtbay and we should arrive late afternoon. This is quite a long day.

Meals: breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 3 Hermanus

After a late breakfast we make our way out of the city and then along the coast towards Hermanus.

We stop off along the way at a place called Elgin where there is a zip line for you for to do. (Included) After the zipline we make our way down to the small once fishing town of Hermanus.

This afternoon there is an Ocean Safari booked for you, which takes you out to sea and from June through to November you get the Southern right and Humpback whales that visit the coast of South Africa in parts of the bays.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 4  Arniston:  

Leaving Hermanus behind us we make our way along the coast passing through Gaans baai and Klein Baai.

Then we make our way to the most southern point of Africa before going through to our accommodation for the night.

Our accommodation is in the small fishing town of Arniston and hopefully  we see the fisherman coming back from sea and get some fresh fish for dinner from the harbor.

This is also a busy day and we should arrive late afternoon. There is much to see on this day.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 5 Brenton on sea Cottages

Leaving Arniston we make our way along the outback roads and then back to the main road. From here we drive through the small karoo and then into the Garden Route which starts in Mosselbay. From Mosselbay we make our way through Wilderness and to the beach.

The place we will be staying is very stunning and the beach is just a walk away from the accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Days 6  Tsitsikamma National Park

Today we make our way after a late breakfast and an enjoyable part of the garden route. We stop of at the heads where your guide will show you the views over the lagoon and also spectacular  views of the area. From Knysna we make our way through to Plettenberg Bay where your guide will have booked you and ocean safari. This is about two to three hours and you may once again see Southern Right whales and seals. Plettenberg Bay used to be an whaling station in the old days. Today its one of the most sort after holiday home places in Southern Africa.

From here we make our way to the Tsitsikaam national park, but stop of at Monkey land for a guided tour

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Tsitsikamma national park

Day 7  Tsitsikamma. National park

Today is a relaxing day and your can go for nice long walks in the national park.

Optional activities you would lik eto do are Bungi jumping and Canopy tours in the forest (Optional)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner and I will stock extra for lunches for the two days, but there is a restaurant there if you would lik eto go for a burger of pizza

Accommodation: Tsitsikamma national park

Day 8  Addo Elephant park

Leaving the national park we make our way towards Addo Elephant park. We will stop of in Jeffries bay and a few other places and should arrive at Addo after lunch or a bit later.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Addo National Park Chalets

Day 9  Addo Elephant park

Rising early morning your day starts off with an open vehicle game drive into Addo national park. The game drive last around 2 to 3 hours. Once back at the main camp you have the rest of the morning to relax and maybe even go for a nice walk in the ara. They also have a swimming pool for you to visit.

The in the afternoon you have a second game drive and you may see some of the wildlife that you may have missed in the morning drive.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Addo Elephant park

Day 10 Oudtshoorn

Leaving early morning we make our way through the great part of the Karoo and then down to the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn for the night. If we arrive early we will visit the Cango cave and also an ostrich farm before going to the place of stay for the night.

Meals: Brakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 11 Franschhoek

If we didn’t make it to the Cango caves yesterday we will visit then early this morning before leaving for Franschhoek.

From Oudtshoorn the drive take us through very nice parts of the country and then down to the small town of Franschhoek for the night.

Once in Franschhoek you have an afternoon wine tasting tram tour booked for the last afternoon of your awesome holiday.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation:  Lodge

Day 12 Cape Town 

Leaving Franschhoek we have time so it you like we also visit Stellenbosch, before leaving for your flight back home or to your place of stay in Cape Town

End of tour

Meals: Breakfast

What’s included in the price:


  • Transport
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per itinerary

What’s NOT included in the price:


  • Flights, visas (if required), personal travel insurance (compulsory when travelling with Bluechilli Travel)
  • Meals & drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities