Arriving solo? Travelling with a mate? No matter what, you’ll meet people from all around the world on this amazing 8-day South Africa adventure. With no more than 20 people with ages ranging from between 18-30, you’ll get to experience everything that South Africa has to offer.
Welcome to South Africa…
This tour will take you on an amazing journey through beautiful South Africa, off the beaten track with the perfect balance of fun activities and chill time! Zip-line through the jungle, spot wildlife and swim to majestic pools, experiencing an amazing culture and awesome food along the way.
Tour starts and finishes in Cape Town. We recommend that you select the pre-departure add-on at the time of booking to include your airport/accommodation transfer and an extra night.
Day 1: Garden Route
We’ll start your South African adventure by hitting the road to the Garden Route, stopping for lunch along the way. Today, we’ll take you on a thrilling zipline trip before arriving in Mossel Bay just in time for a sunset drinks!
Day 2: Mossel Bay
After a short hike, find yourself on the top of the breathtaking St. Blaiz cliffs, known for their killer views. We then head for a swim at the famous ‘Poort’ Rock Pools or Santos Beach (commonly known as ‘the Bay of the Diamonds’!) Kick back with some drinks, and fire-cooked South African Braai (roasted meat) as we spend the night in Mossel Bay.
What else is there to do in Mossel Bay?
Go cage diving with Great white sharks! (Optional – approx US $90)
Chill on the beach with a cocktail or a beer
Go skydiving over some of the best scenery in the country (optional – approx US $160)
Learn how to surf like a pro! (Optional – approx US $23)
Enjoy some sea kayaking (optional – approx US $17)
Day 3: Plettenberg Bay
You’ll be having some serious flashbacks to The Lion King as we take you out on a game drive to spot lions, elephants, cape buffalos, leopards, and rhinoceros. Later, we’ll make our way to Plettenberg Bay, taking time to discover some of the unique farm stalls and craft markets along the way. Finally, we’ll be stopping to explore all that Craggs and Natures Valley has to offer, ending with a delicious organic dinner around the fire.
What else is there to do in Natures Valley?
Start your day with a morning yoga session (free)
Grab your GoPro to snap a pic of your epic bungee jump from the world’s highest bungy (optional – approx US $50)
Go canyoning, zip-lining and abseiling down the river gorge (optional – approx US $47)
Cuddle up with some of our monkey buds at ‘Monkeyland’ and our flying friends at ‘The Birds of Eden’. (Optional – approx US $20)
Take a short hike to a local waterfall
Day 4: Plettenberg Bay
Kick off the day with the majestic Salt River hike through indigenous forests and ending at a hidden lake! Spend the day exploring the local town of Plettenberg Bay with some cocktails by the water, a refreshing swim, or choose from the endless activities available around the area. End the night with live music and drinks by the beach whilst watching the sunset.
What else is there to do in Plettenberg Bay?
Go sea kayaking around the bay (optional – approx US $17)
Snorkel with seals (optional – approx US $17)
Go dolphin and whale watching around Robberg (optional – approx US $30)
Take a wine tour around a South African vineyard (optional – approx US $14)
Grab your sneakers for the amazing Robberg Nature Reserve Hike (free)
Day 5: Knysna
Today we’ll hit Judah Square for a tour of the Rastafarian Village before taking a dip at Knoetzie Beach with drinks and snacks. Take a beach hike, grab a kayak on the lagoon, or throw a few back at Mitchells Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting. After a filling up with a massive seafood dinner, dance the night away to live music and enjoy evening fun!
What else is there to do in Knysna?
Scuba dive (or snorkel) and discover all the creatures of the sea (optional – approx US $20)
Enjoy an awesome beach hike (free)
Hit the road for a scooter tour through the town and forest trails (optional – approx US $14)
Hike in the incredible Featherbed Nature Reserve – please contact for price
Wander through the Knysna craft markets (free)
Party night with a FREE pub crawl
Balance on a stand up paddleboard or kayak on the lagoon (optional – approx US $10)
Day 6: Knysna
Today, we’ll get lost in the Knysna Forests or explore the Slow Town of Sedgefield stopping off for some lunch. You’ll get the rest of the day to yourself before we head to our accommodation on the beach for the night.
What else is there to do in Sedgefield?
Join an outreach recycling project with a local primary school (free)
Go paddleboarding on the Sedgefield lagoon (optional – approx US $23)
Ride (or crash!) in the waves with a surf lesson on Myoli Beach (optional – approx US $12)
Go kitesurfing with the pro’s – please contact for price
Fly high with tandem paragliding! (Optional – approx US $37)
Take a brewery tour and tasting (free when you buy your first beer).
Compete for glory at the Pili Pili Restaurant Beer Pong competition (free)
Day 7: Wilderness
This morning you’ve got some free time. Hike to local rock pools or chill out on the beach before we make our way to Wilderness. Here, try local fresh oysters while wandering around Timberlake Organic Village and get ready for an evening of fun. We’ll enjoy dinner and live music at one of our favourite restaurants before heading to our secret ‘off the beaten track’ backpackers.
What else is there to do in Wilderness?
Kayak and hike to an epic waterfall and rock pools (optional – approx US $30)
Go horseback riding through the forests (optional – approx US $17)
Chill by the beach, wander the town, or play some beach volleyball (free)
Swim to a hidden waterfall (free)
Soar over Wilderness in a tandem paragliding adventure (optional – approx US $37)
Offset your carbon emissions and plant trees with Precious Tree Project – included in your trip
Day 8: Return to CapeTown
It’s only goodbye for now! We head back to Cape Town and you’ll get to choose between the famous Route 62 or the N2 Farm Stall Route – either way you’ll be ending your South African adventure with awesome memories and even better friends!
Keen for more? We recommend you select the post-tour add-on when you book which includes an extra night in Cape Town.
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