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8 Days 7 Nights
Group size: 4-14
Be Curious
1 Small Group Lodge Safari
From $2,016pp

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Let the beauty of the Garden Route unfold before your eyes as your travel the coastline seeing the Big Five in the Addo Elephant National Park ending at iconic Cape Town.


ADDO Elephant National Park

Established in 1931 to save 11 elephants on the brink of extinction, the park is now home to more than 350 as well as Cape Buffalo, black Rhino as well as the rare flightless Dung Beetle and offers a wide range of game viewing and outdoor activities.

Knysna

The beautiful coastal town is nestled on the banks of a beautiful lagoon which is now a protected marine reserve as it is home to South Africa’s only endemic seahorse. Take a trip to the brightly coloured cliffs of the heads with spectacular views of the lagoon and take time to explore the town filled with craft shops, flea-markets and cosy cafes.

Tsitsikamma National Park

Stretching east along the coast from Plettenberg Bay, walk through ancient forest, follow trails and cross suspension bridges over rivers that have carved deep canyons into the mountains as they make their ways from the plateau to the sea where the waters merge into the ocean. With an abundance of bird and marine life – it is easy to get in touch with nature.

Itinerary

day 1

Port Elizabeth

On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure in the “friendly” city by the sea to participate in optional activities or enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the beach.
day 2

Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park

Today we will explore Route 67 on a walking tour, which consist of a series of public art works celebrating the 67 years of public service of the freedom icon, Nelson Mandela, fondly known as Tata Madiba. In the early afternoon, transfer to Addo National Park. A benchmark conservation success, the park offers a unique wildlife habitat, famous for the Addo elephants and the remaining population of the flightless dung beetle. Afternoon game drive in search of elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. (Additional game drives conducted in open game-viewer vehicles are available at an extra expense.) Spend the evening at the floodlit waterhole to watch the nocturnal animals. (B)
day 3

Addo Elephant National Park to Tsitsikamma Forest

This morning after breakfast our journey takes us to a region of startling beauty along South Africa’s southern coastline, known as the Garden Route. Spend two nights in the Storms River Village, at the heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest. Take a leisurely hike along one of the short trails, which allow you to explore the coastal bush and rocky shoreline. There is also an option to plunge off the world’s highest bungi jump at the Bloukrans River (for own expense). (Bx2)
day 4

Tsitsikamma Forest to Knysna to Oudtshoorn

After visiting ‘The Heads’ in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon, enjoy an interactive and educational oyster tasting experience. Continue our journey, travelling over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Little Karoo arriving in the town of Oudtshoorn. Take a trip to the famous Cango Caves, with their impressive ancient stalagmites and stalactites before overnighting in the ostrich capital of the world. (B)
day 6-7

Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

En-route to Cape Town, visit the pretty university town of Stellenbosch for wine tasting and a cellar tour. Once in Cape Town the afternoon is at leisure, enjoy sundowners at one of the fabulous beaches or indulge in some last minute shopping at the V&A Waterfront. The next day we get to explore the many attractions the ‘Mother City’ has to offer on our Cape Point tour. (B)
day 8

Cape Town

Spend the final day at leisure. Weather dependent there is the chance to take the cable car up Table Mountain (own expense) and enjoy one last view of the Cape of Good Hope before your transfer to the airport. (B)
day 1

Port Elizabeth

On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day may be spent at leisure in the “friendly” city by the sea to participate in optional activities or enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the beach.
day 2

Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park

Today we will explore Route 67 on a walking tour, which consist of a series of public art works celebrating the 67 years of public service of the freedom icon, Nelson Mandela, fondly known as Tata Madiba. In the early afternoon, transfer to Addo National Park. A benchmark conservation success, the park offers a unique wildlife habitat, famous for the Addo elephants and the remaining population of the flightless dung beetle. Afternoon game drive in search of elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. (Additional game drives conducted in open game-viewer vehicles are available at an extra expense.) Spend the evening at the floodlit waterhole to watch the nocturnal animals. (B)
day 3

Addo Elephant National Park to Tsitsikamma Forest

This morning after breakfast our journey takes us to a region of startling beauty along South Africa’s southern coastline, known as the Garden Route. Spend two nights in the Storms River Village, at the heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest. Take a leisurely hike along one of the short trails, which allow you to explore the coastal bush and rocky shoreline. There is also an option to plunge off the world’s highest bungi jump at the Bloukrans River (for own expense). (Bx2)
day 4

Tsitsikamma Forest to Knysna to Oudtshoorn

After visiting ‘The Heads’ in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon, enjoy an interactive and educational oyster tasting experience. Continue our journey, travelling over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Little Karoo arriving in the town of Oudtshoorn. Take a trip to the famous Cango Caves, with their impressive ancient stalagmites and stalactites before overnighting in the ostrich capital of the world. (B)
day 6-7

Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

En-route to Cape Town, visit the pretty university town of Stellenbosch for wine tasting and a cellar tour. Once in Cape Town the afternoon is at leisure, enjoy sundowners at one of the fabulous beaches or indulge in some last minute shopping at the V&A Waterfront. The next day we get to explore the many attractions the ‘Mother City’ has to offer on our Cape Point tour. (B)
day 8

Cape Town

Spend the final day at leisure. Weather dependent there is the chance to take the cable car up Table Mountain (own expense) and enjoy one last view of the Cape of Good Hope before your transfer to the airport. (B)

Includes

7 nights’ accommodation, meals as per itinerary; all transport in appropriate vehicles; game drive + activities as mentioned in detailed itinerary; park entrance fees; guide.

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