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Garden Route and Addo N.P US$800.00

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The Garden Route in South Africa refers to the stretch of scenery that starts from  Witsand, Stilbaai and Albertina for about 200km via George, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna to Plettenberg Bay culminating in the Tsitsikamma Forest. The Garden Route further stretches on the southern coast from Heidelberg to the Storms River. The coastline is dotted with beaches and bays and vividly coloured wild flowers as the mountains overlook the shores.

 

The Addo elephant national park on the other side is just 70km from Port Elizabeth town located on 120 000 ha of land of thick bushveld of the Sunday River. It was established in 1931 to serve 4 elephants that were at the brink of extinction and now boast of 350 elephants, cape buffaloes, black rhino and a few antelopes.

As you drive back to Cape Town further inland is the Greater karoo, a semi arid valley providing the ideal habitat for ostriches farmed here.

 

                        Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from Cape town at 09H00 as we head to Tsitsikama. We pass through Hermanus for a short coffee break in the small town and walk on the beach which is home to the whale watching. The amazing scenery of the Garden route takes us all the way to places like the Wilderness to Knysna where we stop for lunch break. As we drive through we have the opportunity to have information on popular landmarks and historical sites throughout the tour so as to bring you closer to understanding Africa. In Knysna we visit two places, the Holy Trinity Church and Margaret’s viewpoint to learn a little about the whaling legacy.

 

After lunch we proceed to Plettenberg and arrive at our accommodation shortly before 18H00.

Day  2

Today we have a day of activities in Tsitsikamma first in the National park where we would do a little hiking for about 2 hours passing also the suspended bridge.It encompasses a marine reserve, deep gorges and local vegetation like the Big Tree, a towering yellowwood. The Mouth Trail crosses a suspension bridge over Storms River.

 After the hike we meet for lunch in the National Park again by the beach.

In the afternoon there are quite several optional activities to do like Tenikwa wild cat encounters for the cheetahs or Birds of Eden and Monkey land which are just side by side or you can test your fear on the Tsitsikamma bridge for bungee jumping.

Day 3

Today we proceed shortly after breakfast to Addo National park as we enjoy again the scenery going to Port Elizabeth. We should arrive just before 13H00 hours and have lunch before we head to the national park for our afternoon Game drive at 14H00 up to sunset. Addo Elephant national park lies on 120 000 ha of land on the thick veld along the Sunday River. Home to more than 350 elephants, cape buffaloes, kudus and many more antelopes not to mention the abundance of bird life here.

 We head to our accommodation after sunset.

Day 4

Today its whole day of Game drive in the Addo NP. You go on 4x4 safari vehicles for all the day game driving through the and stopping at viewpoints and picnic sites. We head off shortly after breakfast and we will also have lunch in the national park.

 After sunset we head to our accommodation.

Day 5

Today we head back to Tsitsikamma soon after breakfast  and make a stop over at Jeffreys bay. Jeffreys Bay is popular for International surfers who flock here to catch the legendary waves in a paradise of sunshine , aloes, dolphins, shells etc. you have the option to go on sea safari on speed boats to sport sharks, whales and dolphins on speed boats, kayaking or just swim on the dolphin beach or take a walk on the Paradise beach. Lunch will be at one of the restaurants on the beachfront with a wide range of sea foods.

 We proceed to our accommodation in Tsitsikamma.

Day 6

After breakfast you proceed to Oudtshoorn where we overnight today.

Oudtshoorn is a town in the Klein karoo region of Western Cape province. The ostrich palaces mushroom the small town here. The great feather boom which began in the 1870s gave rise to the demand for export of feathers to Europe. The growth of ostrich farming was unstoppable with huge profits resulting in the construction of luxury palaces and a legacy that still describes Oudtshoorn.

Outside Oudtshoorn town 28km away lies the Cango Caves. The vast underground caverns that make up the caves lay in the limestone foothills of the Swartberg mountain range with tunnels and chambers stretching for 4km. You get to go on a guided adventure tour where you get to negotiate your way to the Devil’s Chimney and crawl through the Devil’s Postbox.

You visit the ostrich farm on arrival in Oudtshoorn. We should arrive by 13H00 in time for lunch. After lunch we visit the Cango caves.

Day 7

We depart Oudtshoorn as we proceed to Cape Town via the Greater Karoo region on Route 62. The scenic route 62 , between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn has been named by CNN Travel as the world’s best road trip destination known as the”The road to the unexpected”. The journey takes you through Ronnie’s sex shop, The wine route through the town of Robertson, a well established town of wine estates with the country’s award winning brands. Amazing desert scenery you will travel through a lot different from the evergreen Garden Route.

After lunch still on Route 62 we make our way to the mother city Cape Town. You  arrive in Cape Town at 17H30. Tour ends!!!!

Price US$ 800 pp

Min 3 pax

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