Cape town, South Africa
Experience 4 different landscapes: ocean, forest, mountains, and desert
Adventure activities: bungee jumping and paragliding
Explore the famous Route 62
Road trip through the Western Cape
Embark on a thrilling adventure through the Western Cape and explore its diverse landscapes. From mountain passes to untouched beaches, this 4-day road trip will take you through the Garden Route and Klein Karoo regions, offering breathtaking scenery and exciting activities. Experience the thrill of bungee jumping and paragliding, discover hidden gems along Route 62, and indulge in delicious culinary experiences. This tour is perfect for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and variety of the Western Cape.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Ideal for adventurers who want to explore the Western Cape's stunning landscapes, try exciting activities, and savour local cuisine. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or a nature lover, this road trip will provide an unforgettable journey through diverse regions.
Meet Our Local Host
Blaine Smith or Ryan Louw, experienced South African tourist guides. With their deep knowledge of the Western Cape and passion for their country, they will ensure you have an authentic and enjoyable experience. Blaine and Ryan left their corporate careers to celebrate South African culture, landscapes, and products, making them the perfect guides for this adventure.
*There is a possibility that you may be hosted by a different guide from Blaine's team on this experience and on occasion there will be more than one guide.
All times are approximate due to our adventure being a road trip
7:00 AM: Depart from Cape Town
Breakfast stop at Peregrines Farm Stall - At your own cost
Visit Botlierskop Game Reserve for a safari drive
Lunch (for your own account)
Accommodation in Herold's Bay or Wilderness
Gin sundowner and South African Braai BBQ dinner - Included
Join Eden Adventures for the Kingfisher Kayaking and Waterfall Walk
Optional paragliding experience over the Garden Route or Bungee jumping at Bloukrans Bridge
Accommodation in Herold's Bay or Wilderness - Dinner Included
Optional ATV experience with Wild X Adventures
Head to the Karoo region and visit the Cango Caves
Early check-in at accommodation near Langeberg Mountains
Dinner at The Marbled Wagyu, a unique Wagyu specialty restaurant and deli - At your own costs
Breakfast at accommodation - Included
Journey back to Cape Town via Route 62
Visit Diesel and Creme in Barrydale for a unique dining experience
Stop at Saggy Stone Mountain Brewery for a beer tour and tasting
Return to Cape Town via the scenic Du Toits Kloof Mountain Range
17:30 pm approx arrival back at accommodation
Transportation in a high rise SUV or a 7 seater touring van
Snack pack on day 1
Breakfast on days 2, 3 & 4
Dinner on Day 1 & 2
Private Guide + Location Step-on Guides where applicable
Twin Share Accommodation - 3 Nights Accommodation in 4* Establishments
Safari Drive at The Botlierskop Game Reserve (2-3hrs)
Kayaking and Waterfall Walk/Hike
Braai BBQ Dinner Experience
Sundowner Drink at end of Day 1 (Pesky Hobbit Craft Gin, Wine or Beer)
Cango Caves Heritage Tour
Craft Beer Tasting on Final Day
2 X 500ml water bottles per day
A Reveler Tours branded cap (color at discretion of the vendor)
What’s Not Included
Lunch on all days will be for your own account
Dinner on day 3
2nd Activity on day 2:
Paragliding Experience - 65 USD excluding camera footage (can only take place should the wind be optimal.)
Bungee Jumping Experience - 100 USD
Bungee Bridge Walk OR Skywalk - 15 USD (For those who only want to watch the bungee)
Quad Biking on Day 3
Wagyu & wine pairing on day 3 - 15 USD
ANY additional food or beverages purchases
Know Before You Go
ACCOMMODATION: Single rooms COULD BE available on request but this cannot be guaranteed and will be at an extra cost
Minimum Needed: 2 people
Maximum Capacity: 6 people
Booking Deadline: 14 days before start date
Weather Dependent: Only Paragliding
Difficulty Level: Easy - The hike to the waterfall on day 2 is not strenuous and you will be following a wooden boardwalk
Special Clothing Required: Yes - bring active wear for activities. Warm weather Swimming attire and sun cream for the summer months and kayaking + beach towel. Clothing you don't mind getting wet for canoeing
Special Dietary Restrictions: Yes - All dietary needs catered as best as possible. The Garden Route and Karoo is not as vegan or vegetarian friendly as Cape Town. We have made accommodation for all dietary requests for the breakfasts and dinners included. We'll always try our best to stop at lunch spots to suit everyone but please be aware that they are not as easily found as in the main city
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good) / additional activities (can pay with card)
Ground Transportation: All ground transportation is included from Cape town Accommodation and return
Additional Information: ACCOMMODATION: Single rooms COULD BE available on request but this cannot be guaranteed and will be at an extra cost
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A weekend not to be missed! Blaine was incredible and he truly made the weekend feel like you were taking a trip with a group of friends instead of a group + tour guide. The weekend is well-curated and gives a good glimpse into what a long weekend for South Africans may be like. Don’t think about it, just book it!
This is a must! Blaine and his team make sure that every second of the side trip is special and memorable. Even the bathroom/snack stops along the road were fascinating, delicious and entertaining (don't even let me get started on the stops of the final day!). This side trip mixes adventure, reflection and amazing food (we'd joke that each day we'd get a part of us exhausted in a good way - either mentally, physically or spiritually). In many moments it felt like I was traveling only with friends and that Blaine was part of our group instead of our guide (hope someday he'll be!). I feel that I got to see a hidden South Africa, with gems only known by specially interested locals. This was indispensable to really get in touch with the story of this region. As Bill mentioned in his review below (above? I don't know where mine will be placed) feel free to send me a message if you want to chat about Garden Route! I bet I can convince you to join it.
This journey is full. Full of action, Full from food, full on. We had Ryan guiding and with his quality attention everything went very smoothly.
This is a MUST DO adventure during your stay in Cape Town! It's so much more than the description. Hiking waterfalls, bungee jumping from bridges, sightseeing majestic animals, exploring caves, eating all the best foods, and laughing till you cry.
Our guide Ryan was wonderful, our hosts the first two nights, Kevin and Elsie, are the absolute best, the accommodations were lovely, the views were stunning, and the whole experience was unforgettable.
Road trip vibes, beautiful views, and fantastic friendly hosts/guides