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ChristinaWritten on March 26th, 2020Rochelle was the best tour guide! Perfect balance of everything. And our tour group was amazing, couldn't have asked for a better random group.
NoeliaWritten on March 5th, 2020Excelent Tour! I would definitely recommend it!Earthstompers Adventures commented on this reviewHi 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
AnonymousWritten on February 25th, 2020Nick 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 …Read moreEarthstompers Adventures commented on this reviewHi 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
GabrielaWritten on February 23rd, 2020Great value for money, knowledgable and friendly guide, beautiful scenery and activities - it was the perfect trip!Earthstompers Adventures commented on this reviewHi 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
AnonymousWritten on February 19th, 2020We 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…Read moreEarthstompers Adventures commented on this reviewHello 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
MarianaWritten on February 10th, 2020we 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…Read moreEarthstompers Adventures commented on this reviewHi 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
ChinWritten on February 3rd, 2020I have a great time with Christine and lucky to have her as our tour guide. She is just simple amazing lady, passionate about her work, very knowledgeable, funn…Read moreEarthstompers Adventures commented on this reviewGood day, Wow, what a beautiful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it and give us such detailed feedback. We loved reading it! It makes us proud of what we do and motivates us to carry on improving our tours. We really enjoy showing our foreign friends the beauty of the Garden Route and South Africa. We're so glad you had a great time with Christine. She is a wonderful person and fantastic guide. We will make sure to pass along your compliments to her, thank you :) Safe Travels, Cindy & the Earthstompers Team
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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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