Group Size: Maximum 12 passengers
Departs: Scheduled departures during the year
This 7 Day Tour highlights South Africa’s southernmost coastal areas and National Parks. From game driving safari adventures in Addo Elephant National Park to the pristine protected Garden Route, you will travel through scrub bush and indigenous forest, along river and sea. There are a myriad of activities available to you, including the highest bungee jump in the world at Bloukraans Bridge, hiking in the Tsitsikamma National Park, Cango Caving and ostrich riding in Oudtshoorn and wine tasting in Stellenbosch to name but a few.
Day 1 - Greater Addo Elephant National Park area
After you’re collected from Port Elizabeth you will set your sights on the Addo Elephant National Park. Famed for the elephants after which the park was named, recent expansion has seen Addo grow to become the third largest of South Africa’s National Parks. The unique vegetation of Addo supports and this afternoon you will venture into the park in search of the animals on an afternoon game drive. (D)
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in Addo National Park (in the Nomad vehicle).
Day 2 - Tsitsikamma National Park
Setting out early this morning turning west to Tsitsikamma, where the wonders of the Garden Route await. You will make a brief visit to the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay, most famous for its waves this little town is also home to a small Surfing Museum. Your final destination is the Tsitsikamma region where you will set up for the next two nights. (BD)
Included Highlight: Beer tasting.
Day 3 - Tsitsikamma National Park
Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s premier marine reserves and this morning you will set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot. Your hike along the Waterfall Trail sees you cover the first section of the world renowned Otter Trail, this is not an easy hike and those who prefer a more leisurely option can make use of the boardwalks to the Storms River Mouth. For the adventurous the Waterfall Trail offers a spectacular winding path that follows the rocky coastline, an out and back trial you will stop for a refreshing swim at the base of an icy waterfall. For those who wish to get a birds-eye view of the magnificent forests an optional zip line tour through the canopy is offered this afternoon (at own expense). (BD)
Included Highlight: Tsitsikamma National Park entrance including a hike with your guide.
Day 4 - Knysna
The Garden Route is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, forest walks and an exciting menu of optional adventures. While your morning is set aside for an exploration of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers you a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this paradise. End your afternoon on the beautiful beaches of the Keurbooms Lagoon. Today offers a number of optional activities (at own expense) and your guide will assist you with a plan to get the most out the day, the truck will run a set schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs giving you the freedom to join or leave at the places of most interest to you. Celebrate your adventures with dinner out on the town this evening (at own expense). (B)
Included Highlight: Morning visit to Natures Valley and afternoon at leisure on Keurbooms Beach.
Optional Activity: Bungee jumping, Birds of Eden, Monkey Town.
Day 5 - Oudtshoorn
This morning the adventurous can join a number of optional activities (at own expense) on offer in the resort town of Plettenberg Bay, the winter months (July to November) offer some of the finest whale watching in the world and an ocean safari is not to be missed during these months. For those less inclined to adventure on the high seas, the morning can be spent at leisure on the beach or exploring this holiday town. This afternoon you will cross the Outeniqua Mountains as you wind your way to the Klein Karoo, and end the day with a visit to a local ostrich farm. (BD)
Included Highlight: Ostrich farm visit.
Optional Activities: Ocean safari, township tour, sea kayaking and whale watching (in season).
Day 6 - Paarl
Begin your day with a visit to the impressive formations of the Cango Caves, joining a guided tour as you venture underground into this sprawling network of limestone caves. Travelling through the valley of the Klein Karoo, you will follow the winding tarmac of Route 62. Road trips in South Africa are an exploration of the rural highlights that dot the lesser known byways of the land, no journey would be complete without sampling the offerings of a “Padstal” along the way. These small farm stalls offer a selection of homemade treats and bakes and are an important cog in the economies of rural towns. This evening, you will celebrate your final evening together with a Cape Malay cultural experience and dinner. (BD)
Activity Package: Cango Caves Heritage Tour / Cape Malay experience and dinner.
Day 7 - End of The Garden Route Luxury Tour
Cape Town is not only set in one of the most scenic parts of South Africa, but offers a wide variety of attractions and highlights. Sample some of the fine Cape wines and spend some time exploring the town of Stellenbosch before reaching the end of your tour in the late afternoon.
Included Highlight: Self-guided walk through Stellenbosch / wine tasting.
Dates and Pricing
- 22 Jul 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 05 Aug 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 19 Aug 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 02 Sep 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 16 Sep 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 30 Sep 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 14 Oct 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 28 Oct 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 11 Nov 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 25 Nov 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 09 Dec 18 $1,040 $1,220
- 23 Dec 18 $1,040 $1,220
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.