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Garden Route and Safari - Hotspots2c
Garden Route and Safari - Hotspots2c
Katherine "I went on a 4 day trip with Handre with 15 of my fellow peers from a California University & professor. The trip of the garden route was fantastic ! Though shorter than I would have liked , by no fault of Handre, he and his partner took us to so many beautiful stops in our limited time. The driving was great as we all listened to music together and were able to freely talk about many topics. He kn..."
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28 reviews
Starts
Cape Town
+4 Destinations
Western Cape
Ends
Cape Town
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Highlights

  • Experience an elephant bush walk
  • Discover the stunning beaches of Myoli Beach
  • Explore the Cango Caves
  • Row down the river of the Wilderness National Park in a canoe
Age range
12 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
13
Start and end in Cape Town! With the safari tour Garden Route and Safari, you have a 3 day tour package taking you through Cape Town, South Africa and 4 other destinations in South Africa. Garden Route and Safari is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • M
    Written on August 8, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    “The cave adventure, the elephant walk, and the bungee jump were absolutely highlights - not just for the weekend, but for my entire stay in South Africa! I would 100% recommend this company and this trip ... This was one of the best weekends I've had in a very long time! Our guide, Liezel, was fantastic from start to finish. She was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and very thoughtful. She made us feel welcomed and comfortable the whole time. We had a few other travelers in our group and they were all lovely people. The mini-bus was clean and reliable. The activities for the weekend excursion exceeded my expectations - I was thrilled.”
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  • JK
    Written on August 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing! All the activities were great and we all loved the bungy jump. Handre told us a lot about Cape Town and South Africa. All the meals were really good too. The length of the drives were okay and the stops we've made are paced evenly. I particularly loved how all the activities were of different aspects and it was great to experience them all in one tour. The backpackers we stayed at were comfortable and suits our young group. Overall it was an awesome experience!
    Hotspots2c commented on this review
    Well, top marks then - love getting reviews like this. Appreciate the time you took to give us a detailed list of things we did do right, and so stoked that you liked everything. We've also told Handre about this positive feedback. If you are ever back in town, hit us up - we'll make sure you get to see even more of our beautiful country next time. Never stop exploring, from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
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  • S
    Written on August 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is a wonderful trip! Handre is a good tour guide, he explained everything very detailed and even the history of South Africa! I am now know more about this country and hope that I could come again.
    Hotspots2c commented on this review
    Great, thanks for taking the time to let us know you loved your trip. Handre is so passionate about this home town. Let us know if you ever get back to South Africa, we'd like to make sure you get to see even more next time. Never stop exploring, from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
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  • CB
    Written on July 30, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had a blast with Hotspots2c on Easter weekend on the Garden Route! Great organisation and activities! Our guide Handre clearly deserves to be awarded best guide of the year at least! Thoughtful, fun and full of energy, he loves what he does and you can feel it! :D
    Hotspots2c commented on this review
    Ahh, we love getting this kind of positive feedback! Thanks for all the praise, we've informed Handre about this excellent review too. We are passionate about our country and super stoked to share our piece of paradise. Always keep exploring, from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
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  • A
    Written on July 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did a five day garden route tour with a great group of people and this amazing guide! He was the greatest! He knew so much about about the places we were going and really made the tour a ton of fun! By the end of the tour our group had become close and it was in large part due to Handre and his skills as a guide and welcoming personality! I would definitely suggest him for anyone looking to take a tour or to do another tour with him!
    Hotspots2c commented on this review
    Hi Andi. So happy to hear such positive feedback about your tour and the ever-excellent guide, Handre. We strive for excellence and we stoked that we were able to deliver on this! We look forward to traveling with you again soon, the Hotspots2c team.
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  • KS
    Written on July 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went on a 4 day trip with Handre with 15 of my fellow peers from a California University & professor. The trip of the garden route was fantastic ! Though shorter than I would have liked , by no fault of Handre, he and his partner took us to so many beautiful stops in our limited time. The driving was great as we all listened to music together and were able to freely talk about many topics. He knew much of South African history and was constantly telling us interesting facts along the way. He went beyond the call of duty when adventuring with us, through the Cango Caves as well as kayaking through a river in Wilderness. All in all, he made us have a great experience.
    Hotspots2c commented on this review
    Thank you Katherine - another 5-star review. We are so thrilled that you and travel buddies had such a brilliant time. The Garden Route has so much to offer and to experience it in the best way possible you need to go with a local, for sure. That's where team Hotspots2c get in the picture :) We've passed on your wonderful compliments to Handre, it is truly our and our guides’ mission to go above and beyond the norm to seek the extraordinary! See you next time.
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  • R
    Written on May 30, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    The trip was OK, the host Moody (I hope I've spelled correctly) was very helpful. The trip from Cape Town was a little bit to long, for a 2 day trip.
    Hotspots2c commented on this review
    Thanks Razvan for your valuable feedback about your safari tour experience. We're supper happy to know that you liked the insider knowledge and guidance of your tour guide, Maudi. We've informed him of your praise and he remembers this trip very well too. Sadly the accommodation supplier for this tour package did not match our high standards on this particular trip. We never want to be known as a way to 'average' or just 'ok' travel experiences, so your feedback helped us re-evaluate this product offering and the accommodation options we usually choose to use on tour. This incident was investigated after the tour and we're happy to report that your review will help prevent it from happening in future. Thanks again for taking the time to write this; caring about our tour products as much as we care about matching, even better, exceeding expectations. If you ever are back in South Africa, please let us know. Always keep exploring, from team Hot Spots 2C.
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  • J
    Written on May 22, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    The accomodations very bad for me. Really very expensive to all. Very tired the trip and In general I don't like the trip.
    Hotspots2c commented on this review
    Thank you for your review, Joao. We appreciate the time you took to give your valuable feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our tours. Luckily our marketing representative was able to arrange a meeting with you after the tour and even though English is not your first language, the translator was able to help us resolve the points raised in your review. Happy to know you loved your local guide and the route of the tour. But it remains a pity that our service providers couldn't fulfil our expectations. Meals are usually not included in our tours, giving you the opportunity to try local cuisine or buy food that you like the most. We've been using the backpacker's accommodation for this tour the past 5 years and we've given your feedback about the check-in process to their respective managers. Please accept our sincere apology and feel free to contact us again if you are ever back to South Africa - we'd like to invite you to tour with us again next time. Until we meet again, from Team Hotspots2c
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  • SM
    Written on March 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was great. Very well organised. Everything went like clockwork. The tour guide Yureo was great. He had a wealth of knowledge about South Africa and the garden route which he was very happy to share. Highly professional. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
    Hotspots2c commented on this review
    Uriel for president! All of our tour guides are top licensed guides with one mission in mind – making your trip the journey of a lifetime. They'll share their journey and connect the stories of the places you visit in a friendly and fun way. We select our tour guides based on their dynamic personalities, expertise and passions. No two Hotspots2c guides are alike - but they do share one thing in common: all have a great love for our country and a passion for people! Thanks for recommending hotspots2c tours. Always keep exploring.
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  • JM
    Written on February 24, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Awesome, Thanks
    Hotspots2c commented on this review
    You're welcome.
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • September 5, 2016

      How far will we drive per day?

      The total route is about 1200km. Maximum km per day is ±450km, so some days have less driving than others.

    • September 5, 2016

      How many people will be in my group?

      Hotspots2c has a maximum of 13 people in their group.

    • August 1, 2016

      I'm a senior and I'm interested in this tour. I find some of the activities a bit physical though, do you have an alternative for it?

      The 3day Garden Route + Safari is a wonderful tour as you get to combine both activities and scenery.

      There is a stop at the bungee jump scheduled in the itinerary but we can ask for you to be taken to visit the 1000 year old Big Tree instead. You can also opt for the heritage tour during their visit to the Cango Caves instead of the Adventure tour.

      We recommend that you'll rather opt for the 3star or 4star package where you'll stay overnight away from the group and where you'll get breakfast included in the offer.

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    Start and end in Cape Town.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $306 for Garden Route and Safari, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 868 km.
    • Cape Town (South Africa)
    • 351 km
    • Oudtshoorn (South Africa)
    • 23 km
    • Cango Caves (South Africa)
    • 89 km
    • Sedgefield (South Africa)
    • 21 km
    • Wilderness National Park (South Africa)
    • 384 km
    • Cape Town (South Africa)

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