Rock the Route
Rock the Route
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Welcome! We specialise in making memories and taking care of the planet at the same time. We Rock the Route! Join us on a road trip, day trip or Wine Tour, band tour and experience the Garden Route the way the locals do... We believe that to truly experience any country, you need to get off the beaten track. Immerse yourself in the local cultures, old and new. Listen to LIVE local music, be adventurous. And that is exactly what we do! You’ll only find those authentic moments if you stop being a tourist. So leave the guide book in your backpack, join us on a road trip and let's talk to local people. Follow them on a hike to that hidden-spot, jump in the car and go to that secret beach for a breathtaking sunset and listen to their stories of what the Garden Route is all about…
Knysna, South Africa

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Sumale
Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
It was such a great experience to rock the route with you!
I sometimes wished the day was longer to fit in more fun activities, hikes etc
Everyone could find enough time to make one adventure for themselves e.g. bungy
Loved the insider coffee, lunch and cheesecake spots.
Written 13 November 2022
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Andrew Finkelstein
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
The Garden Route is a 90-mile stretch of the southwestern coast of South Africa. The name comes from the ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. Why did I choose to travel here? It’s widely regarded as one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery across all of South Africa. And, it’s easy to access from Cape Town (just a few hours drive).

My tour guide, Nick, largely made this trip as unforgettable as it was. His fun upbeat attitude, and knowledge for the area was second to none. I learned a lot from him about environmental responsibility because it’s a topic he is deeply passionate about (and studied in school). The establishments where he took us (me and the four other german guests who were also on the tour) all met his standard of eco-friendliness and benefiting the local community. This was the best tour I have ever been on.

Highlights: Ziplining at Cape Canopy in Grabouw, St. Blaize Cliffs Hike, Santos Beach, Sand Surfing and boarding on Dragon Dune (bucket list), Big 5 game drive at Botlierskrop Reserve, Rastafarian village in Judah Square, Surfing in Buffalo Bay (and getting up on the board for my first time – bucket list), Mitchells brewery tour, Branch wine estate, and Nuy winery.
Written 21 July 2019
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Travel Young
Wild Coast, South Africa84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Heinie is one of those people that you just cant be unhappy around! We loved his great vibe while he guided us around the Garden Route and through to Cape Town. He has an in depth knowledge of unique places to go, South Africa in general and can tell you all about the SA music scene. We would definitely recommend that your trip to SA be a rocking one and that you experience it through the eyes of this amazing little company!
Written 11 January 2019
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Alexander W
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
You just feel and know if someone does what she/ he does with passion and commitment. The team of Rock the Route just knows how to brighten up your day with that extra flair, local knowledge of secret little spots, restaurants and drinking holes. We did the 8 Day Garden Route Discovery Tour as well as a couple of Day Tours around Knysna with them and it was just "a time well spent". We as a family can highly recommend this company and their services. We surely will be back.

Regards from Germany

Alex
Written 10 January 2019
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Yotando M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
What an amazing experience, amazing group of people we hung with, awesome wine and beer tasting experience....

We first started with wine tasting. Had some sick time Abseiling. Had an amazing evening at Sedgefield, amazing food and chilled live music into the night and went on beer tasting following day. Did a short local tour around Sedgefiels before heading out to PE.

Loved it Aaaallllll !!!!!!!!!!
Written 9 October 2017
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Yothandooooo!!! We miss you :-) What an epic week of youth travel and conferencing! Can we call this a job...? haha
Written 15 February 2018
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jenbonz
Munich, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
I did the 8-Day-Discovery tour with Heinie as our guide in July 2017. It was my first time in South Africa and my first backpacking trip, so I was quite excited if everything would work out. However, all my concerns were forgotten as soon as the tour started: I could not have been happier with the trip! Being a local, Heinie knows where to go and what to do: Sandboarding, bungee jumping, canyoning, hiking, whale watching, game drives, wine tasting, BBQing with the most beautiful sunset ever and evenings with live music are some of the activities we did. We stayed at great places (backpackers overlooking the beach and the ocean, backpackers with a beautiful terrace above a huge wooded valley) and ate yummy food. South Africa is a stunning country with lots of breathtaking scenery and very positive, open minded people. Everybody was very helpful and friendly. I definitely want to go back there!
To me, the whole experience cannot be explained by just listing the activities we did or the places we went to. It was a fantastic time with a group of friends that didn’t know each other before the trip. Our guide Heinie was part of the group and it didn’t feel like a customer-client-relationship at all, but like a bunch of friends travelling together. Heinie is a very relaxed and open-minded guide. He made sure that everyone in the group got what he/she was looking for and was always ready to include special requests into our schedule. Everything was organized perfectly, the whole trip felt absolutely smooth. I very much recommend doing this trip! You will not regret it!
Written 3 September 2017
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kristinalorenz92
Ulm, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Our trip was an all GIRLS trip and it was AWESOME :)!!! We had a great time and lots of fun. I can totally recommend this trip. You will experience the real south africa and not just the tourist things. We also get always amazing food. Heinie always made us happy even if he thought we were crazy :D. And it's definitely not a normal tour and the bestow can make it your own. Thanks for the great memories. :)
Written 19 August 2017
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nschasching
Steyr, Austria6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Had a great day with Heinie who did a customized tour for us - great driver, great guide, great human. If considering a guided tour/experience in the area, Rock the Route is the company to choose.
Written 14 April 2017
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Thando B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Business
We totally had lots and lots of fun #rockingtheroute, I was with my colleagues everything was priceless How cool was the Vibe in the mini bus, how awesome was the service in Wine Estates( Bramon, Redford Lane, Packwood). Thank you Heine... another one of the Knysna Tourism crew...... Local is Lekker!!! Its a must do
Written 2 December 2016
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thandokazib
Knysna, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Business
Me and my Colleagues had a blasts. I loved the tour from beginning to end, 3 awesome wine Estate Bramon, Redford Lane and Packwood... The Vibe in the combi, the service at the estates, Our Guide the best, The WINE( tasting and educational) all PRICELESS.. EXCELLENT! MUST DO.
Written 29 November 2016
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Thanks Thandi!! You girls were wild on the bus indeed! hahahaaa and all the singing was great! Hope t see you soon in the Route for a full day!
Written 14 December 2016
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