DTR Travel & Volunteering Program-4 weeks

3-Day Garden Route Safari


Bungy jumping (optional), Elephant walking (optional), Cango Caves, Big 5 game drives, scenic wilderness drive
Choice of volunteer programs: childcare, teaching, sports development, computer training

DTR Travel & Volunteering Program Itinerary


Airport pick up (Please note if you arrive prior to a Sunday, there will be fee charged per day payable on arrival).


Orientation and full safety briefing which includes a walking tour of the city of Cape Town.


Introduction to your volunteer placement, after that volunteer work commences.

wednesday – thursday

Continue with volunteer work.


Early morning pick up to start your Garden Route Safari trip.

*1 day wine tour & ultimate cape point tour, sand boarding & quad biking adventures will be done on the following weeks as arranged by tour operator*

3 Day Big 5 & Bungy Tour


Jump on this 3 day rip-roaring adventure through the Garden Route where we fit as much as we possibly can into 3 awesome days. On this trip you can experience a Game Drive, enjoy some treetop ziplining, visit a local farmers market, an elephant and a monkey sanctuary, the Cango Caves AND The World’s highest Bungy!!!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Friday ǀ Overberg, Garden Route, Myoli Beach

We leave the DTR Travel & Volunteering Accommodation in the mother city behind and head east along the N2 past Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa to a Private Game Reserve on the edge of the Garden Route. Here we go on a safari where you can see Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah and Giraffe in their natural habitat. After lunch we will enjoy some fun with a canopy tour, experience the thrill of crossing rope bridges, wobbly crossings and zip wires high up in the trees. Next we carry on our way to Sedgefield.

Travel time:
Included Highlight:
Optional Activities:

Backpacker: Sedgefield
Shared ablutions, Entertainment area, pool, wifi
Cape Town to Sedgefield ±450 km
±5 hrs
Game Drive Safari
Treetop Adventure & Zipline

Day 2 Saturday ǀ Garden Route, Knysna, Tsitsikamma

We begin our day with a visit to a popular local farmers and craft market in the village. We then make our way to an Elephant Sanctuary for orphaned elephants where you learn about these gentle giants, or we visit a Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area. Our next stop is always one of the highlights of the tour . . . the Bloukrans River Bridge, home to the World’s highest commercial Bungy Jump at 216 meters! From here its back to Myoli beach to carry on with the festivities.

Travel time:
Included Highlight:
Optional Activities:

Breakfast, Dinner
Backpacker: Sedgefield
Shared ablutions, Entertainment area, pool, wifi
Sedgefield to Storms River to Sedgefield ±220 km
±3 hrs
Local craft and farmers market (Saturdays only)
Elephant OR Monkey Sanctuary, Bloukrans bungy jump (216m), Bloukrans Bridge walking tour

Day 3 Sunday ǀ Little Karoo, Oudtshoorn, return to Cape Town via Route 62

We head over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Town of Oudtshoorn, known as the “Ostrich Capital of the world”. Here we visit the Cango Caves to go on either an adventure or standard tour through some very large chambers with spectacular limestone formations that are millions of years old. If you chose the adventure tour be prepared to start squeezing through some very tight spaces. If caves are not for you, then you will be able to visit the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch, home to many local and exotic endangered species. We then start heading home along the scenic Route 62 through the Klein Karoo.

Travel time:
Included Highlight:

Sedgefield to Cape Town ±600 km
±7 hrs
Cango Caves (Adventure or Standard Tour) OR Cango Wildlife Ranch

Tour Ends

We will drop you off back at your original pick up point in the Cape Town city centre unless otherwise requested. We generally arrive back in Cape Town between 18:00 and 19:00 (late afternoon /early evening) on the last day, although this cannot be guaranteed.

The Ultimate Cape Point Tour

We begin the morning with a leisurely stroll along the cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses of the Bokaap while sampling some of the local traditional snacks before heading through the exclusive seaside suburbs of Clifton and Campsbay where we have a short photo stop. We then carry on along Victoria drive, through Houtbay and along the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive eventually arriving at The Cape of Good hope Nature Reserve where we have a 40 minute hike from the most south west tip of Africa, Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Point Light House. We then start driving north to Boulder Beach Penguin colony, where you can view them from the boardwalk and, should you wish, go inside to view them even closer (optional extra)! By this stage you would have built up quite an appetite. We stop for a traditional Cape lunch of fish ‘n chips in the old Kalk Bay harbour where the local fishing community goes back generations. After everyone has had their fill, we stop briefly at the Shark Spotter, entrusted by the local surfers of Muizenberg to look out for Great White Sharks. We then travel through the lush Constantia Valley to the oldest wine farm outside of Europe for a relaxing end of the day wine tasting experience (optional extra) where we also learn about the history of farming in the Cape in beautiful surroundings.

Areas visited:

Sea Point, Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapmans Peak, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach Penguins, Simons Town, Boyes Drive, Constantia.

What’s included:

  • All transport
  • Qualified guide
  • Cape of Good Hope Entrance
  • Boulders Beach from boardwalk,
  • Lunch and refreshment in Kalkbay

What’s excluded:

  • All item of a personal nature
  • Tips
  • Bourders Beach Entrance (optional)
  • Wine Tasting (optional)

Sand boarding & Quad biking

You will be picked up at DTR Travel & Volunteering Accommodation by a Sandboard instructor and taken to the Atlantis Sand Dunes just 45 minutes out of Cape Town.
You get a quick safety briefing before you’re shown the basics of Sand Boarding
Then the fun begins! . . . cruising and carving at speed down steep sand dunes!

What’s Included

  • Transport in quality vehicles with air conditioning and good music (to get psyched)
  • Friendly, qualified instructors to help you have the most fun – safely
  • Light snacks and refreshments
  • All the equipment you need, and entrance fees to the Atlantis Dunes
  • A dedicated Gazebo for our crew (for some much needed shade)

What’s Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips

Wine Tasting

This full day tour takes you into the winelands region of the Cape where you will visit the areas of Somerset West, Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch known around the world for their exquisite wine farms set in amazing scenery. Along the way you will have a chance to sample some of the best wine on offer in South Africa as we visit 5 wine estates where there are 28 wines to be tasted as well as different cheese, olives and chocolate to pair with the wines at certain estates.

Areas visited: Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch

What’s Included:

  • All Transport from DTR Travel & Volunteering Accommodation
  • Qualified guide
  • 4-5 wine estates
  • 1 cheese tasting
  • Chocolate
  • Olives
  • MCC and port tasting (when available)

What’s Excluded:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips

What to bring:

  • Sun block
  • Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm Top


US $2,080

+ US $75 Registration Fee

Included in the tour

  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick up and your volunteer placement
  • 24/7 EMERGENCY support
  • Qualified tour guide
  • 3 day garden route safari, *1 day wine tour, ultimate cape point tour, sand boarding & quad biking adventures* & 1 week surf development
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at DTR accommodation
  • All accomomodation + bedding
  • All transport in comfortable bus with AC & CD player
  • 2 x Breakfast & 2 x Dinner as specified on itinerary
  • Cango Caves OR Cango Wildlife ranch
  • Big 5 Safari in private game reserve
  • Qualified and registered guide

What’s NOT Included:

  • Visa Application
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • End of program departure arrangement
    (accommodation and transport to the airport)

Bookings & Availability

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NOTE: This program starts on Sundays so please be sure to select your 7 days starting on a Sunday and ending the following Saturday.

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