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Earthstompers Adventures

Earthstompers Adventures

Headquarters in Somerset West, South Africa

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Number of tours
4
Age Range
18-70
Number of reviews
87
Rating
4.9/5
Response rate
100%
Response time
11 hours

Earthstompers Adventures Reviews (87)

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Transportation
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Meals
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Value for money
4.5/5
Guide
5/5
  • C
    Written on November 4th, 2021
    Earthstompers Adventures was AMAZING! Cindy was our guide and was absolutely top notch tour guide. She was fun, knowledgeable, professional and courteous. We h…
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    Earthstompers Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you for such a great review. We are so glad you had a 10/10 experience on our tour! We are so lucky to have a personality like Cindy on our team, will pass your kind comment on to her! Greetings from the tip of Africa - Hendrik #Stillstomping
  • CH
    Written on March 26th, 2020
    Rochelle was the best tour guide! Perfect balance of everything. And our tour group was amazing, couldn't have asked for a better random group.
  • MB
    Written on March 26th, 2020
    Our Garden Route Tour was amazing! We loved every minute of it. If you are in South Africa, this tour is a must! Booking process We booked through Tourradar,…
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  • 6-Day Group Garden Route & Addo Adventure Tour reviewer 4
    Written on March 24th, 2020
    Had an absolutely amazing time with Rochelle and other travellers. So glad I want when I do - before Corona Lockdown. Rochelle is the very best! Everything w…
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  • 6-Day Group Garden Route & Addo Adventure Tour reviewer 5
    Written on March 11th, 2020
    One of the best experiences I've ever had as a solo traveller, the Earthstompers Garden Route tour is 6 days I won't forget and didn't want to end thanks to the…
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  • NF
    Written on March 5th, 2020
    Excelent Tour! I would definitely recommend it!
    Earthstompers Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Noelia, We appreciate the 5 star rating :D Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience! We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. Stay safe, Cindy & the Earthstompers Team
  • S
    Written on February 25th, 2020
    Nick was our tour guide and he was knowledgeable, fun and looked after us very well. The back packers' accommodations were very clean and I would rate them as …
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    Earthstompers Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Stella, Thanks so much for taking the time to give us feedback about your Garden Route experience. We sincerely appreciate it and we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed it so much :) Super cool that you got to see so much on the safari! Thanks for rating our tour 5 stars. Safe Travels, Cindy & the Earthstompers Team
  • GR
    Written on February 23rd, 2020
    Great value for money, knowledgable and friendly guide, beautiful scenery and activities - it was the perfect trip!
    Earthstompers Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Gabriela, Thanks very much for taking the time to review your Earthstompers experience. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Thanks for rating us 5 stars! :) Safe Travels, Cindy & the Earthstompers Team
  • K
    Written on February 19th, 2020
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Earthstompers. From the moment we signed up with them they communicated with us on a regular basis. They even arranged a l…
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    Earthstompers Adventures commented on this review
    Hello Kathy, Thanks for taking the time to review your Garden Route experience with us. We appreciate the feedback very much. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the itinerary, meals & activities included in the tour. Thanks for mentioning the Backpacker ensuite option - this really is a great accommodation type for people who enjoy a more social experience. Good point about checking distances in the itinerary. We've specifically outlined this for every day of the tour, as few people realize how big South Africa is. This tour covers a large part of southern South Africa in 6 days. A good option for guests wanting to decrease time spent on the road, is to opt for the 5 day tour. This is a one way tour from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, ending on a Friday afternoon. There is a domestic airport in Port Elizabeth from where guests can fly back to Cape Town, or their next destination. Thanks again for your feedback and for recommending us to your friends! Safe Travels, Cindy & the Earthstompers Team
  • MB
    Written on February 10th, 2020
    we spent an amazing week with the Earthstompers, Christine van Deventer was our guide and she was really great, always with excellent mood, explaining in detai…
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    Earthstompers Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Mariana, Thanks for the awesome review! We're so happy to hear that you had a great tour with Christine as your guide :) She is a great guide whom we're lucky to have on our team. Thanks for the compliments on the food, accommodation and hospitality - we're glad you enjoyed the places and meals we selected for your tour. It was a pleasure to have you along on tour! Safe Travels, Cindy & the Earthstompers Team

Earthstompers Adventures Tours

About Earthstompers Adventures

Earthstompers Adventures is a South African tour company, established in 2006, specializing in tours of the Garden Route & Addo Elephant National Park. The offering includes a scheduled group tour departing every Monday & Friday from Cape Town. Earthstompers is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Hendrik & Chrissy Human

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The health and safety of our guests and staff have always been a top priority for Earthstompers Adventures.

We have adapted our standard operating procedures in line with South African Tourism’s guidelines for

Covid-19. Like always, we will make sure guests have a fun, informative, and safe experience on tour.

Please take a minute and read through the following protocols and guidelines that we put in place due to the

Covid-19 outbreak. We will adjust and improve these measures as circumstances dictate.


Tour Guests

  • Guests will be asked to complete a medical declaration before every tour.

• Guests will be asked to sign a digital copy of your indemnity form before your tour. No more signing of

paper indemnity forms on tour bus. Good for health and better for the planet!

• Our friendly office team will send you a full itinerary, packing list, safety briefing and special Covid-19

health and safety information before your tour, please save this on your phone as we will not share hard

copies amongst guests on tour anymore.

• Guests will be asked to pack light and handle their own luggage as far as possible.

• Guests will be asked to bring hand sanitizer on tour and to use it regularly.

• Guests will be asked to bring a mask on tour and to use it.

• Guests will be asked to report to their guide if they feel unwell, so that the guide can assist with getting

you appropriate medical attention.

• Please wash your hands regularly and every time before you get onto the bus.


Tour Guides

Guides will be well-trained on the new standard operating procedures.

• Guides will wear a face mask and wash their hands regularly.

• Guides will be asked to look out for any symptoms of illness among guests, and to notify office in case any guest

should feel unwell.

• Although we are a friendly bunch, we are unfortunately discouraging hugs, kisses or handshakes anymore, please

make use of an “elbow tap” greeting.

• Guides will be responsible for cleaning and disinfecting your tour vehicle daily.

• Guides will have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in case you run out.


Tour Vehicle

We will unfortunately have no more on tour booklets in our vehicles. Your safety briefing, itinerary and

Covid-19 health and safety measures will be emailed to you before tour, please save these on your

phone.

• You will not sign an indemnity form on vehicle anymore; you will sign a digital copy before your tour.

• As per the special Government regulations, your tour vehicle will only be occupied to 70% of its usual

capacity. This means 9 guests in a 14-seater bus.

• Vehicles will be aired out, disinfected and thoroughly washed before every tour.

• Buses will be aired out and all surfaces disinfected daily while on tour by your hard-working guide.

• No more musical chairs. We will ask guests to remain in the same seat for the duration of the tour.

• Each of our buses is equipped with a disinfection kit, including disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray, and

hand sanitizer that our guests are welcome to use.

• Each bus will have an extra set of hand sanitizers and masks. Please ask your guide if you have

misplaced yours.


Tour Accommodation

We are in regular communication with our suppliers, to make sure all accommodation we use along

the route comply with Government Covid-19 requirements.

• All accommodation along the route will make sure their accommodation is cleaned and disinfected

according to Government Covid-19 standards.

• Hands will need to be disinfected and temperatures checked before entering an accommodation

establishment. Certain guest houses will have different protocols, please respect and adhere to these

conditions.

• To allow for social distancing and not to overcrowd reception areas, we will take care of registration

at accommodation before arrival. To enable this, we will share your name, passport number, and any

dietary or health notes with the accommodation before arrival.


Tour Activities

We are in regular communication with our suppliers, to make sure all activity operators we use along the

route comply with Government Covid -19 requirements.

• All activity operators along the route will make sure facilities and gear are cleaned and disinfected

according to Government Covid-19 standards.

• Hands will need to be disinfected and temperatures checked before doing certain tour activities. Certain

establishments will have different protocols, please respect and adhere to these conditions.


Tour Meals

Guests will still enjoy fresh, local South African food. We are in regular communication with our suppliers, to

make sure all meal providers we use along the route comply with Government Covid -19 requirements.

Highlights

Winner Tour of the Year Award 2019 - South Africa
Garden Route adventure, sights, food and experiences
3 scheduled group tours departing every week
Private Customized Tours
Passionate, local guides
Owner run, by Garden Route born owner

Earthstompers Adventures Guides

Questions & Answers

  • This looks like a great tour! My 5-year-old son would love it!

    That’s great! Lets book a private tour for you. We do not take children on our group Garden Route tours, out of consideration for the other guests. Our age limit is 18 years old and up. We are willing to consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis, for those who are 16 and up, in consultation with the parent. We are also happy to put together private tours for families traveling with children.
  • Where do we have dinner?

    Guest House guests and Backpackers get together every night for dinner although they are staying at different places. Day 1 you will all get together at the Backpackers and have a traditional potjie, Day 2 at a Beach Bar, Day 3 you have the day off to do dinner wherever you like, Day 4 the Backpackers and Guest House guests stay at the same accommodation establishment and you will have a real farm cooked meal, Day 5 will be farewell at the Backpackers again. (Please note, this might change due to circumstances out of our control). There is a cash bar available at all these venues.
  • Do I need to bring bedding or towels?

    Nope. All the bedding and towels will be provided at both the backpackers and guesthouses on tour. Bring a beach towel.
  • How do I pay for the optional activities?

    All the optional activities are paid directly to the activity operator. In most cases, they can accept credit cards.
  • I’m not sure which optional activities I want to do. Can I decide while on tour?

    For the most part, yes. Your guide will be a good resource to describe what the various activities are like, and help you make decisions. There are two exceptions: the shark cage diving and the whale watching boat trip. We need to know if you’d like to participate in these activities in advance, as they take place on the first day of tour, and we need to make a booking ahead of time. Don’t worry about not participating in the optional activities - you won’t be left sitting in the van! We have carefully worked out the itinerary so that there is always something to do for everyone. For example, on the first day of tour, we offer both shark cage diving and a whale watching boat trip as optional activities. Those who choose not to do either of these get to drive along the scenic coast of False Bay, stop at Bettie’s Bay to see an African Penguin colony, and have time for a leisurely lunch and market shopping in the seaside town of Hermanus.
  • Who else is booked on my tour?

    We get such a great mix of people on our tours. Our average age is 33. Our guests come from all over the world, but the biggest number come from Germany, England, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. 70% of our guests are woman. About 20% of guests opt for the Guest House option and 80% for the Backpacker option. We often get solo travelers, groups of friends, or families, such as a parent and their adult child. One of the consistent highlights of the trip is getting to know the other passengers.
  • How many people will be on my tour?

    Our tours range from a minimum of 3 guests to a maximum of 12 guests. Our vehicles are a Mercedes Vito, which can seat up to 7 passengers, and a Toyota Quantum, which can seat up to 13 passengers. Your tour will be small and personal – no big coaches for our regular weekly departure.

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