Cape to Cape: Discover South Africa’s Wildlife, Winelands and Garden Route | August 28, 2022

10 days
Save this trip to your favorites or other list
Map not provided by operator
View all 12 photos
Video not provided by operator
5/5 Excellent
12 reviews  
Save this trip to your favorites or other list

Health Safety


Cancellation Policy
Group Tour
Encounter a rich variety of wildlife and spectacular landscapes on this 10-day South Africa adventure from the Western to the Eastern Cape. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll climb Table Mountain, explore the Cape Peninsula and go stand-up paddleboarding with penguins, before moving on to the Stellenbosch winelands. Continue east to Hermanus and embark on a marine...
See departure dates


Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Full schedule


    • Climb Table Mountain
    • Explore the colourful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood in Cape Town
    • Stand-up paddleboard with penguins
    • Taste wine at Middelvlei Wine Estate
    • Spot whales, sharks and dolphins on a marine safari
    • Search for the Big Five in Amakhala Game Reserve

What's this trip about?

    Encounter a rich variety of wildlife and spectacular landscapes on this 10-day South Africa adventure from the Western to the Eastern Cape. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll climb Table Mountain, explore the Cape Peninsula and go stand-up paddleboarding with penguins, before moving on to the Stellenbosch winelands. Continue east to Hermanus and embark on a marine safari, looking out for whales, sharks and dolphins. At Storms River, on the Garden Route, choose from an array of exhilarating optional activities, including bungee jumping, tubing and kayaking. Finally, you’ll arrive at Amakhala Game Reserve – a prime destination to spot the Big Five in the wild.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 14 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCape Town
End CityPort Elizabeth

Travel Themes

  • High Adventure
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Africa
  • South Africa


  • Cape Town
  • Stellenbosch
  • Table Mountain


  • Cooking
  • Culture
  • Game drive
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Nature
  • Safari
  • Short Cruise
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wine Tasting

Trip includes

    • Three nights premium hotel accommodation
    • Two nights national park hotel accommodation
    • Two nights game reserve lodge accommodation
    • One night wine farm accommodation
    • One night whale-watching hotel accommodation
    • Private and local transport
    • Nine breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners
    • Local Insider
    • Airport transfers
    • Table Mountain hike
    • Table Mountain cable car
    • Bo-Kaap walking tour
    • Cape Malay cooking class
    • Cape Peninsula tour
    • Stand-up paddleboarding with penguins
    • Wine tour and tasting
    • Dyer Island marine safari
    • Knysna Lagoon boat cruise with wine and oysters
    • Early morning and afternoon game drives
    • Game reserve walking trail


Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town
Accommodation: Cape Milner Activities Included: Airport transfer, Welcome dinner Touch dwn in Cape Town International Airport and take your transfer to the hotel. There, you’ll be greeted by our Local Insider, who will accompany the group throughout the trip. Enjoy f...
Day 2: Climb up Table Mountain
Accommodation: Cape Milner Activities Included: Table Mountain hike to the summit, Table Mountain cable car from the summit, Bo-Kaap walking tour & Cape Malay cooking class Today, you’ll hike up Table Mountain – South Africa’s best-known natural landmark. The fla...
Day 3: Stand-up paddleboard with penguins and explore the Cape Peninsula
Accommodation: Cape Milner Activities Included: Cape Peninsula tour, Stand-up paddle boarding with penguins After breakfast, embark on a day tour of the Cape Peninsula – a mountainous, 52km (32mi) long stretch of land jutting into the Atlantic Ocean at the southweste...
Day 4: Enjoy a wine-tasting tour and traditional braai in Stellenbosch
Accommodation: Spier Hotel Activities Included: Wine tour and tasting Bid farewell to Cape Town as you venture into the lush valleys of the Cape Winelands. In Stellenbosch – the capital of the region, characterised by attractive Cape Dutch architecture – you’ll tuck ...
Day 5: Spot whales, dolphins, seals and sharks on a marine safari
Accommodation: Windsor Hotel Activities Included: Dyer Island marine safari Next up on your journey is the coastal town of Hermanus, where you’ll have lunch before embarking on a marine safari cruise to Dyer Island. This uninhabited, 20ha (50-acre) nature reserve, ar...
Day 6: Begin the Garden Route and take a boat cruise on Knysna Lagoon
Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn Activities Included: Knysna Lagoon boat cruise with wine and oysters Continue east towards Knysna, one of the main towns on the Garden Route (a 300km/190mi stretch of coastal road encompassing some of the most idyllic landscapes...
Day 7: Go zip-lining, segwaying, kayaking or hiking in Storms River
Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn Optional Activities: Kayaking, Liloing, Ziplining, Segwaying, Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park Today is free for you to make the most of the numerous adrenaline-pumping activities on offer in Storms River. Fancy ziplining bet...
Day 8: Try to spot the Big Five in Amakhala Game Reserve
Accommodation: Hlosi Game Lodge Activities Included: Afternoon game drive Leave Storms River behind as you hit the road again, journeying 250km (155mi) east to Amakhala Game Reserve. This private 7,000ha (17,000-acre) reserve, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape region,...
Day 9: Enjoy further game drives and a river safari
Accommodation: Hlosi Game Lodge Activities Included: Early morning game drive, Afternoon game drive, Farewell dinner Rise and shine – you’ll be heading straight out on an early morning game drive. The prime time to spot animals is while the temperature is still relat...
Day 10: Depart from Port Elizabeth
Activities Included: Early morning game drive, Airport transfer There’s still time to squeeze in one final early morning game drive before you leave Amakhala Game Reserve and take your transfer to Port Elizabeth International Airport at 10am. Say goodbye to your new friends before catching your flight home – or choose to extend your stay and explore what else South Africa has to offer.

Want a tailor-made trip instead?

Your trip, your way, planned by an expert:

  • You choose budget, destinations, activities, transport & lodging type
  • Expert designs the itinerary for you, and once approved, takes care of logistics
Design custom trip

Dates & Availability

Price From $3,349
Price per day$335
Last Updated: 6/4/2022

Check Current Availability, prices, specials with Culture Trip.

The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

Culture Trip Reviews & Ratings

5/5  Excellent
Write a Review

Other Culture Trip Reviews



May 2022

A must for anyone...

A Culture Trip curated trip is a must for anyone burnt out planning their own trips or going to a remote or unfamiliar area. Having a local insider was the highlight...



Apr 2022

Great Intro of Italy....

A great introduction to the sights of Southern Italy! The trip left me knowi...



Mar 2022

Written on

Perfect way to experience a country!

The trip to Costa Rica organized by Culture Trip was incredible! It was a perfect way to experience a country, and was a perfect blend of adventure & relaxing. T...

Write a Review

Tour Operator

Culture Trip

View Profile

TRIPS by Culture Trip

For over a decade, people have trusted Culture Trip to help them discover some of the world’s coolest and unexpected destinations and experiences - now we can take you there. Book our curated multi-day TRIPS by Culture Trip itineraries, to truly experience extraordinary places, together with a small group of culturally curious travellers.

Our travel experts have done all the planning to create exciting and perfectly balanced itineraries combining unique stays, immersive activities and authentic experiences, with enough free time to explore on your own and unwind. On the trips, our Local Insiders are with you to show you their destination like never before, share their insights and take you to the secret spots you couldn't find yourself.
With TRIPS by Culture Trip, we help you experience the world while being good to it, and to connect with a place, its people and its culture. And because we know that booking travel with confidence is more important than ever, we are committed to making it hassle-free for you.

About Culture Trip

Culture Trip was created in 2011 to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people, and its culture special, unique, and meaningful. So for over a decade now, Culture Trip’s global community of travel experts and Local Insiders have hand picked the world’s best bits to share travel stories and unbiased recommendations, together with curated collections of places to stay, hotels, things to do, experiences - and now also TRIPS by Culture Trip which are unique small-group adventures.

Why TRIPS by Culture Trip?

A small-group travel experience

Together with a small group of culturally curious travellers, you get to truly experience - not just visit - the world. Groups will welcome up to 18 travellers and you can join solo or with others. Our small groups enable you to get to know the other travellers, bond quickly and enjoy your trip to the fullest whilst building friendships and forming life-long memories.

Curated itineraries

For our curated, diverse itineraries, our travel experts do all the planning and hand-pick the best bits of a place: all itineraries combine hyper-local, authentic activities and immersive experiences, with quality accommodation that has a personal feel. Whether that’s well-known hotspots or more off-grid trails, city or nature - with us, they will all feel like hidden gems. Thoughtfully planned with ample free time to unwind or explore solo, our trips offer the right balance of action and relaxation.

Local Insider

Our trips are led by expert Local Insiders who know the destination inside out and show a place like never before. They share unique insights and in-depth knowledge, show lesser-known places and reveal hidden gems that travellers might not be able to access or do on their own. They also take you to secret spots you couldn’t find yourself and activities that are impossible to do on your own or you wouldn’t have otherwise discovered.

Value and quality

TRIPS by Culture Trip is not about the lowest price. Trying to be the cheapest just isn’t good for our planet or for local communities - so we focus on value and quality, while offering fair prices. Prices include the Local Insider; activities; accommodation based on two people sharing, with single occupancy available with a supplement; transport throughout the trip and a range of meals.

What they’re known for
Carefully selected boutique accommodations, and experiences that are authentic and unique.

About Travelstride

Find your perfect trip

An epic selection of pre-planned trips on every continent, for every style. Thousands of itineraries from over 1,000 trusted travel companies.

Save time

Use simple search and comparison tools to easily find the best trip. Don't sweat the logistics — travel providers plan for you.

Save money

Book directly with the operator. See inclusive packages for the best values, and get access to amazing deals.

Travel confidently

Read unbiased user reviews, pick the operator that suits your needs, and connect with them directly.


Cancellation policy
The world of travel is changing – and that's why we’re offering flexible booking conditions, to take the stress out of booking in times of uncertainty. Our Ultimate Covid Booking Guarantee means that if Covid-19 changes your plans, we'll rebook you for free. If we cannot rebook you we'll refund your trip. You can get a full refund should you need to postpone or cancel your trip up to 35 days prior to departure. Or you can simply transfer your deposit and any funds paid to a different date without incurring any additional fees.
Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
Visa requirements
Visa requirements vary depending on your country of origin and your country of destination. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the relevant requirements. For a handy tool that can help you quickly find the requirements, please visit this link .
Meals Included
9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 4 Dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Trip ID

Become a member

(it's free)
  • Save up to $700 per person
  • Access members-only specials
  • Personalize trip recommendations
Sign up and save
Top Tour Companies on Travelstride:
All 1,600+ companies >