About Garden Route Adventure Tours
About Me, Myself and I
Here is little about me, Martin Hitge, owner and guide of G-Route Adventure Tours and Safaris.
I was born in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, moved to Addo when I was still very young and grew up on a farm. Growing up in the small town of Addo was great, small group of friends, tiny school, but unlimited amounts of freedom growing up as a child. After grade seven I had to go to boarding school to complete high school. After high school I was in Stellenbosch for four years and I have been based in Cape Town ever since.
I have been working in the tourism tours and travel industry for over four years now as a freelance tourist guide. I got my passion for working on the road after doing a three month trip through Southern Africa, visiting Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. However the areas between Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, Addo and the Garden Route remain the most beautiful and exciting for me to do on a weekly basis. After four years of constantly traveling the Garden Route, every time I get behind the wheel with a group of friendly tourists, it still puts smile on my face.
When you decide to come on this adventure with me, or any other in that matter, you will come see how life is supposed to be in South Africa. Relax and Take It Easy.
This is a brand new company started from scratch. With a goal of exceeding all expectations for you as a tourist to fall in love with this beautiful country of South Africa. With me you will come to enjoy the simple life on tour. Relax and take it easy while everything is organised for you. All you have to do is book your seat and the rest will be taken care of. From the moment I pick you up at your accommodation in or around Cape Town up until I drop you off again. I am the owner and the guide, and have the goal to grow this company into the best garden route adventure tour company in South Africa. And I start by making it as simple as possible for you as the visitor. I have added most activities as included in the price. Only the activities that not all people want to do is not included. Such as the world’s highest bungy jump and zip lines etc. Over the past few years I have come to know what most people really enjoy and would like to do, so with that experience in the field I have carefully chosen which activities are included and which are not. This makes life easier for you, as you don’t have to stress about paying too much extra for every activity we stop at. Also this should help getting a group of like-minded travellers together with similar interests.
Why travel with me
The best tour experience you will have. All you will have to do is book your seat, and relax and enjoy the time of your life. Once you have booked your seat with me, you don’t have to stress about a thing as everything will be taken care of. We stay in top backpacking establishments along the route, do the best “must do” activities and stop at the most exciting optional extra activities. You will feel safe at all times, and as you will see from day one, I am always relaxed as you should also be. With me you will come to find it is all about the beautiful scenery, the versatile climate and changes around every corner, and most of all about having a very good time.