8 Day Travel Pass – Garden Route

Suggested Itinerary

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

Day 1 – Saturday – Cape Town to Hermanus

7:15-8:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in Cape Town

9:45-10:00 – 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)

10:30 – Check-in in Hermanus for 2 nights

Example of accommodation :

Hermanus Backpackers

Zoete Inval

Zzzone Backpackers

Best Things to do in Hermanus :

  • Whale watching (+/- R 1300)
  • Shark Cage Diving (+/- R1980)
  • Wine Tour (+/- R600)
  • Sea Kayaking (+/- R450)
  • Hermanus Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Bus (R220 for adults & R110 for children).
  • Hiking Trails – Cliff Path or Fernkloof Nature Reserve (Free)

Day 3 – Monday – Hermanus to Wilderness

9:15 – A shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Hermanus and drop you off at the pick-up point in Botriver where you’ll board the Baz Bus. (Shuttle service is run independently, and an extra fee may be applicable. Please arrange your shuttle service with your accommodation in advance)

9:45 – 10:00 – Baz Bus pick up at the Botriver Hotel

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

16:10 – 16:20 – Check-in at your accommodation for 1 night.

Example of accommodation :

Beach House Backpackers :

Fairy Knowes Backpackers :

Best Things to do in Wilderness :

  • Tandem Paragliding (+/- R850)
  • Hire a Canoe & Paddle up the Touw River (+/- R250)
  • Hiking Trails to the Waterfall (Garden Route National Park) – (+/- R152 entrance fee)
  • Follow the railway line to the Kaaimans Grotto (Free)
  • Relax on the beautiful beach (Free)

Day 4 – Tuesday – Wilderness to The Crags

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

18:15 – 18:30 – Drop-off at your accommodation in The Crags.

18:30 – Check in at your accommodation for 2 nights

Example of accommodation :

Wild Spirit Backpackers

Fourfields Guest House

Best Things to do in The Crags :

  • Horse riding (beach trails) (+/- R380)
  • Waterskiing, Scuba Diving, Kite Surfing (+/- R1795)
  • Cycle from the Crags to Natures Valley (+/- R150)
  • Walks in Natures Valley Section of the Garden Route National Park (+/- R110)
  • Canoeing and Kayaking (+/- R300)
  • Visit The Crags Elephant Sanctuary (+/- R670)
  • Visit Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre (+/- R250)
  • Explore Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary (+/- R180)

Day 6 – Thursday – The Crags to Jeffrey’s Bay

18:15 – 18:30 – Baz Bus pick-up at your accommodation in The Crags.

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

21: 00 – Check-in in Jeffrey’s Bay for 2 night.

Example of accommodation :

Island Vibe Backpackers

African Ubuntu Backpackers

Best Things to do in Jeffrey’s Bay :

  • Billabong / Quiksilver factory shops: cheap surf clothing & surfboards
  • Angling (Free)
  • Bird watching
  • Diving / Scuba diving / Stand Up Paddle / Water sports
  • Hiking (Free)
  • Horse riding (+/- R350)
  • Abseiling / Kloofing / Sunset cruises
  • Visit African Dawn Wildlife Sanctuary (+/- R65)
  • Dolphin Beach Entertainment Centre
  • Visit Jeffrey’s Surf Museum (Free)
  • Explore Kabeljous Nature Reserve
  • Township Tour (+/- R200)

Day 8 – Friday – Jeffreys Bay to Port Elizabeth

20:30 – 21:00 – Pick-up at your accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

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

22:15 – Check-in at your accommodation.

Example of accommodation :

Lungile Backpackers Lodge

The Russel Guest House

The Hippo Backpackers

Best Things to do in Port Elizabeth :

  • Full Day Addo Elephant Park Tour (R1895 pp)
  • Island Cruise and Big Safari Tour (R2995 pp)
  • Half Day Kragga Kamma Safari (R660 pp)
  • Half Day Port Elizabeth City Guided Tour (R495 pp)
  • Half Day Craft Beer Tour (R900 pp)
  • Join a township tour that offers a great cultural experience (+/- R950)
  • Wonder around at Cape Recife National Park
  • Shamwari game reserve: spot the Big 5
  • Take part in a city Tour and discover the Lighthouse, Feather markethall, Settler cottage; no 7 castle hill museum, Apple Express.
  • The beaches offers great water activities.
  • Visit the wreck of Sacremento
  • Explore Van Staden’s flower reserve for FREE

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