The Discovery

Feel our Freedom on the 8 Day Discovery!

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!

Included in road trip price:

  • Transport throughout the week
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Cape Town CBD (10km from city centre)
  • All breakfasts and dinners (8D 8B)
  • One tree per person for Precious Tree Project
  • All activities from included highlights
  • LIVE music and a local experience like no other
  • Dorm accommodation for 7 nights - please inquire for upgrades

Included Highlights

  • Thrilling 4h Zipline adventure with Cape Canopy Tours
  • 3hr Big Five Game Drive
  • Secret beach hike in Natures Valley
  • Champagne on Noetzie Beach
  • Mitchells Brewery Tour and Tasting 5 Beers
  • Tree Planting to offset our carbon emissions
  • Plenty of free time to Explore More or Chill!
The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 1 The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 2

Other HIGHLIGHTS to be added:

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!

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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!

The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 3 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.

The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 4 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:

  • Shark Cage Diving – meet the Great White Shark
  • Sky Diving – some of the best scenery in the country!
  • Sand Boarding – The famous Dragon Dune, the longest ride in the country at 300m!
  • Surfing lessons from a pro! Or just rent a board and hit the waves at Innerpool!
  • Enjoy some sea kayaking around the calm bay
  • Have a few too many drinks on the romantic harbour wall with breath taking views
  • Spend all day on the beach with some beach bats and cocktails

The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 5 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:

  • Yoga session in the morning – FREE
  • Bloukrans Bungy, face your fears on the worlds highest bungy
  • Epic Canyoning Adventure, abseil, jump and zip-line down a river gorge with Africanyon
  • Birds of Eden and Monkeyland
  • Grab a book and chill at the backpackers
  • Enjoy a short hike to the waterfall
  • Do a recycling workshop, a hands-on permaculture intro or a hoola hoop session

The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 6 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:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Snorkel with the Seals
  • Dolphin and Whale watching around Robberg (seasonal) with Ocean Safaris
  • A Wine Tour around Plettenberg Bay
  • The amazing Robberg Nature Reserve Hike – FREE
  • Or chill out on the main beach and soak up some sun!

The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 7 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:

  • SUP or kayak on the lagoon
  • Enjoy an awesome beach hike - FREE
  • Scuba Dive (or snorkel) and discover the Knysna Sea Horse
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise on the lagoon
  • Scootours, downhill adventure through forest trails on massive scooters!
  • Hike in the incredible Featherbed Nature Reserve – Please contact for price
  • Wander around Knysna with authentic craft markets - FREE
  • Pub Crawl in Costumes! – FREE (costumes available at ZAR100)

The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 8 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:

  • Join an outreach recycling project with a local Primary School – FREE
  • SUP on the Sedgefield lagoon
  • Surfing lessons on Myoli Beach
  • Kite Surfing for Pro’s – Please contact for price
  • Tandem Paragliding high over Sedgefield (Rocking recommendation!)
  • Brewery Tour and tastings at Sedgefield Micro Brewery – FREE When you buy a draught
  • Beer Pong competition at Pili Pili Restaurant… for the brave! – FREE

The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 8 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:

  • Kayak and hike to a waterfall and rock pools with Eden Adventures (Rocking Recommendation!)
  • Wander around the small town of Wilderness – FREE
  • Horse Riding in the forests
  • Chill out on the beach or Play Volleyball – FREE
  • Swim to a hidden waterfall – FREE
  • Tandem Paragliding (weather permitting)
  • LIVE music and dinner at the iconic Cocomo Restaurant
  • Offset your carbon emissions and plant trees with Precious Tree Project! – Included in road trip

The Discovery - 8 Day Garden Route Adventure 9 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:

  • Cango Caves – Standard 1hr Tour OR the 1h30min Adventure Tour
  • Safari Ostrich Farm
  • Bicycle Tour of Oudtshoorn
  • All the famous Route 62 hotspots – FREE with the Oudtshoorn option

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:

  • 4 - 11 Jan 2019
  • 18 - 25 Jan 2019
  • 1 - 8 Feb 2019
  • 15 - 22 Feb 2019
  • 1 - 8 Mar 2019
  • 22 - 29 Mar 2019
  • 5 - 12 April 2019
  • 19 - 26 April 2019
  • 3 - 10 May 2019
  • 17 - 24 May 2019
  • 31 May - 7 June 2019
  • 14 - 21 June 2019
  • 5 - 12 July 2019
  • 19 - 26 July 2019
  • 19 - 26 July 2019
  • 2 - 9 Aug 2019
  • 16 - 23 Aug 2019
  • 30 Aug - 6 Sep 2018/2019
  • 20 - 27 Sep 2018/2019
  • 4 - 11 Oct 2018/2019
  • 18 - 25 Oct 2018/2019
  • 1 - 8 Nov 2018/2019
  • 15 - 22 Nov 2018/2019
  • 29 Nov - 6 Dec 2018/2019
  • 13 - 20 Dec 2018/2019
  • 3 - 10 Jan 2020

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*Hey, you’ve found the small print! Well all this means, is that it really does include everything listed in the features. Yup, go read that again! *Cut out all meals and drinks for R1000 discount!

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