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Earthstompers Adventures

Earthstompers Adventures

Headquarters in Somerset West, South Africa

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Number of tours
2
Age Range
18-70
Number of reviews
109
Rating
4.9/5
Response rate
92%
Response time
7 hours

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Transportation
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Meals
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Guide
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  • Garden Route & Addo Group Adventure - 6 Days reviewer 1
    Written on January 22nd, 2023
    This tour was everything that I hoped it would be. Our tour guide Wendy was full of knowledge and really knew how to make sure everyone got the most out of thei…
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  • AR
    Written on January 17th, 2023
    We had a beautiful and wonderful week. It surpassed far our expectations. We loved everything this week. The group was lovely. Okay, most of them were much youn…
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  • RB
    Written on January 15th, 2023
    Itinerary perfect! Guide perfect! Experience perfect!
  • 5-Day Group Garden Route & Addo Adventure Tour (one-way) reviewer 4
    Written on December 31st, 2022
    Nicely planned tour of Garden Route, no moment wasted. Hit all the highlights and a couple surprises too! Accommodations were great and full of character, as wa…
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  • AB
    Written on December 22nd, 2022
    Great tour but it would have benefitted by allowing at least one stay over two nights. It was all very well getting up and going but there was no real time to h…
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    Earthstompers Adventures commented on this review
    Good day, Annette Thank you so much for taking the time to review your Earthstompers Garden Route tour! We're very happy to hear that overall you had a good time on our tour. Thanks for your comment about leisure time - this is worth mentioning! Our 6 day Garden Route & Addo Group Adventure is a fast-paced tour specifically designed for travellers who want to do and see a lot in limited time. We generally reach accommodations in the late afternoon, after a day of adventuring, and leave again in the early morning after breakfast. We would recommend a private tour for guests looking to stay for a few nights at the same accommodation or if a more leisurely paced tour is preferred. Thank you for joining us and for supporting our business. We hope you will visit South Africa again and perhaps we can host you for a tailored private tour in the future! Best Regards from Cape Town Cindy & the Earthstompers team
  • Garden Route & Addo Group Adventure - 6 Days reviewer 6
    Written on December 7th, 2022
    Our tour was absolutely amazing! The experience made it so hard to leave South Africa and we wanted to stay so much longer. Wendy, our tour guide was SO great …
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  • KF
    Written on November 5th, 2022
    A fast paced tour that will take you to some stunning destinations. The accommodation is fantastic and you get to try a range of delicious South African food wh…
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  • AS
    Written on October 27th, 2022
    Earthstompers was a great 5 day tour that I truly loved! Great stops (recommend less time in mossel bay for those that don’t want to skydive) and more time in h…
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  • JM
    Written on October 19th, 2022
    Essen, Unterkünfte, Tourguide (Christine) super, tolle Infos im Vorwege. Eine richtig gute Tour
  • AJ
    Written on September 26th, 2022
    Great tour. Saw a lot in a short time. Lovely guide.

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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