Hop-on Hop-off Cape Town to Durban – 21 days

Suggested Itinerary

For Departures on any other day of the week, please adapt your itinerary to our timetable.

DAY 1 – MONDAY – CAPE TOWN TO HERMANUS

07:15 – 08:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Cape Town.

09:45 – 10:00 – Baz Bus drop-off in Botriver where your shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Hermanus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

10:15 – 10:30 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Hermanus:

Hermanus Backpackers

Bot River Hotel

Best activities to do in Hermanus:

  • Whale Watching tour (R1890)
  • Walker Bay Off-Road Adventure – Morning/Afternoon (R650)
  • Walk along the epic Hermanus Cliff Path for breathtaking views, spotting whales in the ocean
  • Swim and chill out at Grotto Beach. A clean Blue Flag beach with white sands
  • Go for a swim at Voelklip Beach or picnic on the grassy area
  • Walk up Hoy’s Koppie to see amazing 360 degree views of Hermanus
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve offers a variety of good hiking trails
  • Buy something local at the many Flea Markets
  • Visit the Tiger Eye Manufacturing plant and Crystal Garden or Scratch Patch
  • Go Shark Cage Diving at one of the coolest shark infested areas
  • Sea kayak in Walker Bay
  • Zip line over the ocean from one cliff to the other 

DAY 2 & 3 – TUESDAY – HERMANUS TO MOSSELBAY

09:15 – 09:30 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Hermanus and drop you off at the Botriver Hotel where you’ll board the Baz Bus around 09:45 – 10:00. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance) .

13:45 – 14:15 – Baz Bus drop off at your accommodation in Mossel Bay.

13:50 – 14:20 – Check in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Mossel Bay:

Mosselbay Backpackers

Mile Crunchers Backpackers

Best activities to do in Mossel Bay:

  • Scenic Train Ride from Great Brak to Maalgate
  • Whale Watching Tour from a boat
  • Visit the FREE Janine Iron and Washing Museum. No joke. Very highly recommended.
  • Hike along the St Blaize Trail and enjoy the most amazing cliff top views
  • Go swimming at Santos Beach, a Blue Flag beach
  • Trips around Seal Island or Deep Sea Fishing trips
  • Scuba Diving / Bungy Jumping (65m at Gouritz Bridge)
  • See 4 of the Big 5 during a Game Drive Safari
  • Visit the Cape St.Blaise Lighthouse
  • Horseback safaris (no experience needed)  
  • Explore the point of the Human Origin Experience
  • Take part of Mossel Bay historical ghost walk

DAY 4 – THURSDAY – MOSSELBAY TO OUDTSHOORN

13:45 – 14:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Mosselbay.

15:15 – 15:30 – Baz Bus drop-off in George where your shuttle will take you to your accommodation in Oudtshoorn. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

16:20 – 16:35 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Oudtshoorn:

Backpackers Paradise

Culdesac Self Catering and B&B

Best activities to do in Oudtshoorn:

  • Swartberg Hiking Trail (R1550)
  • Bird Watching in Swartberg (R1450)
  • Venture the Cango Caves
  • Visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch (standard ticket)
  • Ostrich Farm Tour Experience
  • Khoi San Cultural Trail
  • 2 hour Bush Safari
  • Sundown Bush Dinner
  • Giraffe/ Buffalo Experience
  • Elephant Walk and Feed
  • Visit the Safari Ostrich Show Farm
  • Buffelsdrift Game Farm
  • Explore the Rust in Vrede Waterfall
  • Ride an Ostrich
  • Meerkat Experience
  • Wilgewandel Camel Farm (short camel rides possible)
  • CP Nel Museum
  • Tandem sky Dive

DAY 5 – FRIDAY – OUDTSHOORN TO WILDERNESS

14:15 – 14:30 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Oudtshoorn and drop you off at the pick-up point in George where you’ll board the Baz Bus at 15:15-15:30. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

15:45 – 16:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Wilderness.

15:50 – 16:05 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Wilderness:

Fairy Knowe Backpackers

Surfari Backpackers

Best activities to do in Wilderness/Victoria Bay:

  • Hike the Kingfisher Trail
  • Paraglide or hand-glide from the launch spot at Map of Africa.
  • Horse riding: sunset beach rides or forest treks
  • Wilderness Lagoon Sunset Canoe Cruise
  • Explore the Wilderness National Park

DAY 6 & 7 – SATURDAY – WILDERNESS TO SEDGEFIELD

15:45 – 16:00 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Wilderness.

16:15 – 16:20 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Sedgefield.

16:20 – 16:25 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Sedgefield:

Afrovibe Beach Lodge

Pili Pili Backpackers

Best activities to do in Sedgefield:

DAY 8 – MONDAY – SEDGEFIELD TO PLETTENBERG BAY

16:15 – 16:20 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Sedgefield.

17:45 – 18:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

17:50 – 18:05 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Plettenberg Bay:

Amakaya Backpackers

Albergo for Backpackers

Best activities to do in Plettenberg Bay:

DAY 9 & 10 – TUESDAY – PLETTENBERG BAY TO JEFFREYS BAY

17:45 – 18:00 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

20:30 – 21:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Jeffreys Bay.

20:35 – 21:05 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Jeffreys Bay:

Island Vibe Backpackers

Jeffreys Bay Backpackers

Best activities to do in Jeffreys Bay:

DAY 11 – THURSDAY – JEFFREYS BAY TO PORT ELIZABETH

Note: Port Elizabeth is a COMPULSORY overnight stop.

20:30 – 21:00 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Jeffreys Bay.

21:45 – 22:15 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

21:50 – 22:20 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Examples of accommodation in Port Elizabeth:

Lungile Backpackers

Jikeleza Lodge

First Avenue Guest House

The Hippo Backpackers

Best activities to do in Port Elizabeth:

  • Full Day Addo Elephant Park Tour (R1895)
  • Morning Safari in Addo Elephant Park Tour (R1313)
  • 2 Day Addo Elephant Park Safari & Wild Cheetah Tracking Tour (R5500)
  • Island Cruise and Big Safari Tour
  • Kragga Kamma Safari
  • Port Elizabeth City Guided Tour
  • Craft Beer Tour
  • Cultural township tour
  • Wonder around at Cape Recife National Park
  • Shamwari game reserve: spot the Big 5
  • Take part in a city Tour and dicover the Lighthouse, Feather marketall, Settler cottage; no 7 castle hill museum, Apple Express
  • The beaches offers great swimming, surfing, sailing, diving, sand-boarding, angling, scuba diving activities
  • Visit the wreck of Sacremento
  • Explore Van Staden’s flower reserve for FREE

DAY 12 & 13 – FRIDAY – PORT ELIZABETH TO EAST LONDON

06:45 – 07:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

11:15 – 11:30 – Drop-off at your accommodation in East London.

11:20 – 11:35 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in East London:

Sugarshack

Santorini Guest House

Best activities to do in East London:

  • Xhosa Experience Culture Tour
  • Nelson Mandela Early Childhood Tour
  • Buffalo City Heritage Tour
  • East London City Tour
  • Township Tour in East London
  • Waterskiing / Wakeboarding / Surfing / Scuba Diving
  • Sand boarding on the vertical Nahoon Dunes
  • Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve (Game Drives, Horse Trails, etc.)
  • Ballyhoo Yacht Cruises or Helicopter rides
  • Walking Tours through City, Township Experience, Township Life on Sunday, etc.

DAY 14 , 15 & 16 – SUNDAY – EAST LONDON TO CHINTSA

11:15 – 11:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in East London.

12:00 – 12:15 – Baz Bus drop-off at your accommodation in Chintsa.

12:05 – 12:20 – Check-in at your accommodation for 3 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Chintsa:

Bucanneers Backpackers

Crawford Beach Lodge & Cabins

Best activities to do in Chintsa:

  • Learn to Surf
  • Volunteer at a Rural school project
  • Beach Horse Ride
  • Free Canoeing at Buccaneers Backpackers
  • Beach volley  
  • Pack your picnic at the many unspoilt beaches
  • 4×4 Safari / Mountain Bike Trail / Adventure Safari
  • Brewery Tour
  • Safari at Ikwenkwezi game reserve
  • Join an epic Booze cruise
  • Zip lining & Quad Biking

DAY 17 & 18 – WEDNESDAY – CHINTSA TO COFFEE BAY

12:00 – 12:15 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Chintsa.

14:30 – 15:00 – Drop-off at the drop-off point in Mthatha. A shuttle will pick you up at this point and drop you off at your accommodation in Coffee Bay (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

16:30 – 17:00 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Coffee Bay.

16:35 -17:05 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Coffee Bay:

Ocean View Hotel

The Coffee Shack

Best activities to do in Coffee Bay

  • 5 Day – Learn to Surf Package (R3300)
  • Join the CHEAPEST surfing lessons in the universe
  • Spend a night with Xhosa family & experience their traditional way of life
  • Hike through local goat paths and go cliff jumping
  • Hike the Hluleka Wildlife Reserve Trail
  • Hike to the Hole in the Wall
  • Sunset Activities / Local entertainment
  • Abseil into the sea at the baby Hole in the wall
  • Canoe through the mangroves down the Umtata River
  • Drum making / Traditional dancing / Beadwork – workshop/ Xhosa bread making

DAY 19 & 20 – FRIDAY – COFFEE BAY TO UMZUMBE

12:30 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Coffee Bay and drop you off at the pick-up point in Mthatha where you’ll board the Baz Bus around 14:30 – 15:00 . (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance).

20:00 – 20:10 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Umzumbe.

20:05 – 20:15 – Check-in at your accommodation for 2 nights.

Examples of accommodation in Umzumbe:

The Mantis & Moon

Umzumbe Surf Camp

Best activities to do in Umzumbe:

  • Gateway to the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve for zip lining and an epic bungee swing
  • Join a booze cruise
  • Golf Course
  • Go sea kayaking, Canoeing , Water Skiing, Scuba diving & Deep Sea fishing
  • Horse Trails
  • Hit the waves with some world class surfing
  • Arts and Craft Trails
  • Visit the famous Oribi Gorge Game Park

DAY 21 – SUNDAY – UMZUMBE TO DURBAN

20:00 – 20:10 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Umzumbe.

22:00 – 22:30 – Drop-off at your accommodation in Durban.

22:05 – 22:35 – Check in at your accommodation.

Examples of accommodation in Durban:

Curiocity Durban

Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

Durban Backpackers on the Beach Durban Backpackers on the Beach (offers free shuttle from Tekweni BP)

Ansteys Beach Backpackers (shuttle service should be arranged)

Best activities to do in Durban:

  • Visit the popular Ushaka Marine World
  • Visit the Insanely cheap Victoria Street Market for really cool souvenirs
  • Visit the Kwamhule Museum [Apartheid Museum]
  • Harbour cruises
  • Quad biking
  • Visit Florida Roads nightlife
  •  Join a local walking City tours
  • Grab some hot curries or Indian spices at the Indian Markets and taste a famous Durban bunny chow.
  • Take part in a Zulu Tour, Face to Face with the Zulu culture
  • Take a gamble at Sun coast Casino
  • Skydiving
  • Learn how to surf
  • Cycle on the beachfront promenade

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