The Discovery package is carefully designed to fit the most unique attractions, best accommodation, ridiculously beautiful scenery, mouth-watering South African food, great times, awesome activities, high vibrations and the most epic things to do into ONE week. This 8day trip will leave you satisfied, not too tired, not too wired, exhilarated and wanting more!
Shark Cage Diving • Sky Diving • Sand Boarding • Surf Lessons • Sea & River Kayaking • Worlds Highest Bungy • Canyoning • Abseiling • Snorkel with Seals • Wine Tasting • Scuba Diving • Scootours in the forests • Pub Crawl in Costumes • Tandem Paragliding • Horse Riding Trails • Cango Caves and Safari Ostrich Farm • Ocean Odyssey Eco Tour through Knysna Heads... And a few more!
Please see this schedule as a backbone of what we will be doing. We will make sure we get to everything on the schedule, but we might change the order. It might change with the weather, it might get too hot for the beach so we’ll head to the waterfall… This is YOUR road trip. Feel free to customize it like you want! The Days and sleepovers are fixed. The rest is yours to explore more!
Day 1 – Friday – Travel to the Garden Route
Get picked up at your accommodation around 10h00 before we hit the road to the Garden Route stopping off for lunch and a thrilling Zipline adventure with Cape Canopy Tours in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. Arrive in Mossel Bay in time for sunset drinks at a viewpoint overlooking the whole Garden Route.
Day 2 - Saturday
Explore the historic Mossel Bay with a short hike on the majestic St. Blaize cliffs and swim at the famous ‘Poort’ rock pools or Santos Beach. Overnight at the sweetest backpackers in town and enjoy some fresh oysters and sunset drinks while dinner is cooked over the fire.
Things to ADD in Mossel Bay:
Day 3 – Sunday
Start the day with a 3hr Game Drive spotting the Big Five. Then we lazily make our way to Plettenberg Bay with some stops at magical farm stalls and craft markets. Explore the Craggs and Natures Valley and enjoy a delicious organic dinner around the fire at Wild Spirit Backpackers.
Things to ADD in Natures Valley:
Day 4 – Monday
Kick off the day with the famous Salt River hike to a hidden beach and back through indigenous forests. Then explore the small town of Plettenberg Bay with some cocktails on the beach, a swim and a list of awesome activities. Overnight at the spectacular African Array Lodge and enjoy a LIVE music Sunset!
Things to ADD in Plettenberg Bay:
Day 5 – Tuesday
First up we visit Judah Square for a tour of the Rastafarian Village then we head down to the famous Knoetzie Beach for champagne and snacks. Feel free to explore more in Knysna with local shopping, awesome water activities, a Mitchells Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting and then overnight at the Iconic Island Vibe Backpackers. Enjoy delectable seafood dinner at Freshline Fisheries and Knysna always has LIVE music events for some evening fun.
Things to ADD in Knysna:
Day 6 – Wednesday
Start the day with an exciting boat based Eco-Tour (Whale Watching in season) through the Knysna Heads with Ocean Odyssey. Then we go deep into the Knysna Forests to explore the Millwood Gold Mines and the small town of Rheenendal. Lunch is served with your feet in the water at Riverdeck Restaurant with optional water fun! Sleep over on the beach at Afrovibe Backpackers.
Things to ADD in Sedgefield:
Day 7 – Thursday
Enjoy a relaxed morning at the backpackers or choose another activity (see Day 5 activities) before we make our way to Wilderness. Have lunch at the delectable Zuchini restaurant and try some fresh coastal oysters while wandering through Timberlake Organic Village. Cocomo Restaurant is a must see with LIVE music 7 nights a week before we sleep over at an epic off the beaten track Backpackers!
Things to ADD in Wilderness:
Day 8 – Friday
After breakfast we start making our way back to Cape Town. Choose between the famous Route 62 and stopping off in Oudtshoorn (Rocking recommendation!) OR via the N2 Farm Stall Route. Arrive back in Cape Town to be dropped off at your accommodation around 18h00.
Things to ADD in Oudtshoorn:
The Discovery road trip leaves every 2nd week. Please see scheduled trips below.
A new un-scheduled trip can be booked with a minimum of 6 people. Please contact us if you have a group of 6 or more people or join one of the scheduled departures.
The un-scheduled departures do NOT have to be day orientated. You can leave on any date you want, depending on availability.
Scheduled Departures for 2018/2019: