10 Day Budget Cape Town and Garden Route Tour


Quick Info:

Join our 10 days’ beach and safari Cape Town and Garden Route tour from the “Mother City” Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. Enjoying the abundance of Cape Town tours highlights inclusive of Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain wonders about wine tasting at the Winelands. Our tour process to “the whale capital of South Africa” Hermauns (seasonal), exploring the small town of Swellendam, enjoying Ostrich and Cango Caves tour at Oudtshoorn. We proceed to Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma to the Storms River and our final stop will be at Addo Elephant National Park. Enjoy from well recommended 4-star hotels and lodges in Cape Town and Garden Route guided tours with a personal driver/guide in a private comfortable vehicle. 


Day 1: Airport Transfer – Cape Town International Airport

Upon your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by our representative to transfer you to your hotel. Check-in at Victoria and Alfred Hotel for 2 nights on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Once guests have settled in your driver-guide for the whole duration of your tour will come through to brief guests about the upcoming experience. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour

Arrive at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where guests will take a ferry to Robben Island. Embark on the ferry at Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island for approximately 3 to 4 hours guided experience and visit Nelson Mandela, other activists, and politicians who were incarcerated during the apartheid regime. Kindly note that your driver guide will not be escorting you to the island as they have their own guides in place. Upon return from the Robben Island tour, guests can grab a sandwich or light lunch at a nearby restaurant (as per your own account). We make a stop at Bo-Kaap for a photo opportunity. We proceed to Table Mountain, take a cable car with your guide escorting you for maximum experience. Thereafter, guests will be dropped off at their location in Cape Town.

Day 3: Cape of Good Hope Tour

Check out at Victoria and Alfred Hotel and your driver will collect guests for the Cape Peninsula sightseeing experience guided tour. Begin the tour with a photo opportunity at the colorful houses in Bo-Kaap and Maidens Cove. We proceed to Hout Bay for a boat trip (weather depended) to the seal island. Stop on the top of world-renowned scenic drive Chapman's Peak. We embark on a scenic drive along the coastline to Cape of Good Hope, upon arrival guests have an optional hike or funicular ride to the 3rd oldest Cape Point Lighthouse and experience a 360-degree view of the national park. The old lighthouse was launched in 1860 only to be decommissioned for 40 years and dozens of shipwrecks too late after studies proved that its high altitude posed a great danger to sailors around the cape as they couldn't be able to see it in cloudy weather conditions. A new lighthouse was built at a much lower altitude. Passing through Simon’s Town to Boulders Beach home to African penguins. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at the seaside restaurant – as per your own account. Thereafter, we proceed to observe the penguins along the beach playing and taking a nap. Our next two nights will be at the Stellenbosch South Africa wine region. Upon arrival at Weltereden Estate, check-in for 2 nights for Bed and Breakfast basis. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Stellenbosch and Franschoek Wine Tour

After breakfast, your driver will collect guests for a wine tour at the best-recommended wine estates in Stellenbosch and Franschoek. Stellenbosch is South Africa’s oldest town and inspiring wine, food, art, and culture. Drive through the oldest town offering a scenic wine route and unforgettable cellar door, award-winning wine estate. Experience the living museum with its white Cape-Dutch-style buildings. Experience Franschhoek cafes, restaurants, galleries, and art shops as we proceed to wine estates for wine tasting. Thereafter, enjoy lunch – as per your own account, as we travel back to Stellenbosch to visit another wine estate. Return back to the accommodation, enjoy dinner – as per your own account.

Day 5: Mossel Bay Via Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Packed bags as we travel to Mossel Bay through N2 passing Caledon, Riviersonderend and Riversdale. Thereafter, enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful coastal beach called Mossel Bay. Stop at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve a malaria-free and spreading 4200 hectares of game. Enjoy a 3-hour game drive and encounter Africa’s Big 4 lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. Thereafter, enjoy lunch – as per your own account. We proceed to The Point Hotel and Spa, where we will spend 2 nights. Upon arrival check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6: Oudtshoorn

We travel to the capital of the ostrich the world’s biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in the area. We visit the Cango Caves offering impressive limestone caves in the morning, learn more about how nature formed these bizarre and fascinating formations from thousands of years. We proceed to Ostrich Farm on a guided tour around the farm, learn more about these cursorial birds. As we make our way to Wilderness a small village the breathtaking scenery of lakes, mountains, and coastline making this village feel like an endless paradise and has “that holiday feel” throughout the year. On the journey, we cross Outeniqua Pass connecting the coastal town of George with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo, and enjoy wonderful scenery across the mountains. Upon arrival at Moontide Guest House for one night.

Day 7: Wilderness via Knysna to Plettenberg Bay

We head to Knysna a wonderful town located next to a lagoon and breathtaking panorama over the mountains. Explore Knysna Heads a formation of sandstone cliffs separating the Knysna Lagoon from the sea, a famous landmark along the World Renowned Garden Route. We continue to Plettenberg Bay and visit the Monkeyland Garden of Eden stretching an area of 12 hectares of indigenous forest and home to over 500 primates including gibbons, howler monkeys, vervet monkeys, langurs, sakis, capuchins, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, and the critically endangered black and white

Day 8: Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park

This morning we head to Tsitsikamma National Park “place of many waters” a natural paradise with an abundance of vegetation, giant trees. Explore the Storm River Mouth on a suspension bridge that spans 77 meters with your guide and feel the refreshing breeze and the mountainous view. An optional kayak to explore the river mouth experiencing the beauty of the Storms River flanked by precipitous cliffs and its abundance of forest vegetation from an adventures view. We return to Emily Moon River Lodge.

Day 9: Plettenberg Bay to Addo Elephant National Park

Spend a day at Addo Elephant National Park at a malaria-free and home to Africa’s wildlife, spreading up to 180 000 hectares approximately of game. Embark on an extensive game drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle and get a close-up experience with the animals. The park is famous for large elephant herds often spotted side by side at the water holes. Home to lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope, and zebra species. In the Afternoon we proceed to check-in at De Old Drift Guest Farm rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10: Enclosed Morning Game Drive and Port Elizabeth Drop off

Embark on a morning game drive conducted by your guide and in your tour vehicle, traversing Addo Elephant National Park. Thereafter, we continue to Port Elizabeth where you will be dropped off.


Inclusions and Exclusions

What’s Included:

  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Bottled mineral water
  • 9 nights’ accommodation: Bed & Breakfast
  • Cape Town Tour
  • Game Drive at Addo Elephant National Park in our Tour vehicle
  • Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm Tour

What’s Excluded

  • All international and domestic flights
  • All meals and beverages not indicated in the itinerary
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Items of personal expenses
  • Laundry service
  • Conservation levies and gate fees
  • Any other additional reserve fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa/Passport
  • Entrance fees: Optional 3-Hour 4x4 Safari Game Drive at Addo Park (approx. R385.00 per person)
  • Entrance fees: Optional Elephant Bush Walk (approx. R395.00 per person)
  • Entrance fees: Optional Waterfall Zipline (approx. R430.00 per person)
  • Entrance fees: Optional Monkeyland Garden of Eden (approx. R320.00 per person)
  • Entrance fees: Optional Bungee jump & Zipline (approx. R1400.00 per person)
  • Entrance fees: Optional 4x4 Buffelsdrift bush safari (approx. R585.00 per person)
  • Entrance fees: Optional Tsitsikamma National Park

Additional Info

Please do not book any flight from Port Elizabeth before 3 pm.

N.B: Accommodation below is based on availability 


  • Victoria & Alfred Hotel 
  • Welterverden Estate 
  • The Point Hotel & Spa
  • Moontide Guesthouse
  • Perwinkle Lodge
  • De Old Drift Guesthouse
Language(s) Spoken
Cut off: 12 hours
Booking in advance
Experience endurance level
10 Days
Tour Duration
Sightseeing Tour
Tour Type
Minimum Number of passengers is: 2
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All cancellations are to be emailed to info@canaways.co.za. Our cancellation policy is as follows: 45–30 days – 50% of the full amount; 30–15 days – 75% of the full amount; 14 days or less – 100% of the full amount. Bookings are not transferable.
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