8 Days
Duration
Max12
Group Size
South Africa
Location
Accommodated
Accommodated Tours

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8 days of pure enjoyment from Cape Town to the Garden Route and back to Cape Town via Oudshoorn.

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We open a chest of treasures filled with some of South Africa’s most beautiful nature gems on this 8-day Cape Town to Cape Town tour. On arrival in Cape Town make use of the opportunity to visit some of the most famous tourist attractions like Table Mountain, Robben Island and The Cape of Good Hope. The V&A Waterfront offers a variety of local as well as international cuisine, that most certainly will tempt your taste buds. Our tour departs for Mosselbay after breakfast on day 2. We overnight at a private game lodge and treat you with an afternoon game drive. From Mosselbay we travel to Tsitsikamma National Park a haven of natural forests and home to rare and exquisite bird species. Our next stop is the Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa that conserve a wide range of fauna and flora, and is probably best known for their herds of elephant. We return to Cape Town via Oudtshoorn, a town in the Klein Karoo best known as home to the Cango Caves.

Several nights of comfortable accommodation and transport in a smaller Mercedes Sprinter, ensure that you’ll get close to the land and experience all the region offers.

Tour Price:  US$1771.00
Solo Room Supplement:  US$338.00

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This tour also combines with:

13 Days Best of South Africa

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 Group Size:  Max 12
 Days: 8
 Start:  Cape Town
 End:  Cape Town
 Distance:  1625km
 Transport:  Mercedes Sprinter
 Meals:  7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinners
 Accommodation:  Comfort Hotel (3 nts), Bungalow/Lodge (4 nts)
 Entrance Fees:  Garden Route Game Lodge, Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Cango Caves
 Activities:  Afternoon Game Drive Garden Route Game Lodge, Game Drive in Addo Elephant National Park, Visit Cango Caves
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

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Day1

Cape Town

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18.00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Cape Town offers an unbelievable variety of experiences, tastes and sightseeing. Try a variety of exotic tastes, like some of the delicious Cape Malay curries, the famous local dish Bobotie, or the freshest seafood at one of exquisite seafood restaurants at the V&A Waterfront. Make sure to arrive a day early to go to the world-famous Robben Island where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, visit Cape Point or go with a cable car up Table Mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town from the top.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day2

Cape Town to Garden Route Game Lodge

We depart after breakfast to begin our scenic drive to the famous Garden Coast Route. Our overnight lodge is set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range and is home to an abundance of animal and bird life including the Big 5 – African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. We end our day with a scenic game drive.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drive
Activities Optional: Night Drive
Entrance Fees Included: Garden Route Game Lodge

Day3

Mossel Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park

We head towards Tsitsikamma National Park which is located on the scenic Garden Route, the stretch of coast from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The national park covers large swaths of indigenous forest, commercial plantation and Fynbos (natural shrubland). The climate is mild all year around, which lends itself to outdoor activities. Choose from self-guided hikes, black water tubing, Bloukrans bungee, a treetop canopy tour, abseiling and much more.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Self-Guided Hiking Trails, Canopy Tours, Kayaking, Bungee Jump
Entrance Fees Included: Tsitsikamma National Park

Day4

Tsitsikamma National Park

You have the day free to enjoy some optional activities from self-guided hikes, black water tubing, Bloukrans bungee, a treetop canopy tour, abseiling and much more. Take the short hike that crosses the famous hanging bridge across the dark and brooding Storms River or the longer adventurous hike over boulders and through stretches of forest to a waterfall where the tannins from the trees colour the water dark reddish brown. Other trails offer the opportunity to search for the Knysna turaco (Knysna lourie) a beautiful blue and green bird if you want to tick some birds off your birding list.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Self-Guided Hiking Trails, Tree Top Canopy Tours, Kayaking, Bungee Jump
Entrance Fees Included: Tsitsikamma National Park

Day5

Tsitsikamma National Park to Addo Elephant National Park

Tsitsikamma we head North, travelling through the open semi-desert Karoo landscapes with its distinctive flat-topped hills or “koppies” and picturesque wind pumps in the distance. Our destination is Addo Elephant National Park. Enjoy a game drive, in your Mercedes Sprinter or do an optional night game drive. Have your camera ready while searching for elephants, buffalo, lion, kudu and many of the hundreds of other species of animals and birds. This area is also well known for the conservation of the endangered Circellium Bacchus Dung Beetle one of the largest beetles in Africa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Afternoon Game Drive
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Addo Elephant National Park

Day6

Addo Elephant National Park to Oudtshoorn

Today we drive inland through the Klein Karoo. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and still carries traces of the ostrich-feather boom. The town not only boasts as home to the biggest birds on earth but are also known for the Cango Caves a 20-million-year-old network of limestone chambers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Morning Game Drive, Visit Cango Caves
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Cango Caves

Day7

Oudtshoorn to Cape Town

We return to Cape Town, via Route 62 to the most popular tourist destination in Africa. Settle in at your hotel, and spend the rest of the day exploring this cosmopolitan city. Highlights include Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront & Aquarium, The Castle of Good Hope, Cape of Good Hope, Clifton’s 4th beach, Cape Malay Bo-Kaap, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Mostert’s Mill and the Groote Kerk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day8

Cape Town

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour. Make sure to book extra days in Cape Town to make the best of all the delights this cosmopolitan city offers. Cape Town offers a staggering variety of experiences, tastes and sightseeing. Try a variety of exotic delights, like some of the delicious Cape Malay curries, the famous local dish Bobotie, or the freshest seafood at one of exquisite seafood restaurants at the V&A Waterfront. You can take a boat to the world-famous Robben Island where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, visit Cape Point or go up Table Mountain with a cable car to enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town from the top.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

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We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

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Addo
Storms River
Sunset over River
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Hout Bay
Cape Town Table Mountain
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Cape Town Champans Peak Drive
Bokaap

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