5 Day Garden Route and Addo Safari
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- Take a Big 5 Safari in Addo Elephant National Park
- Bungy Jumping from the world's highest bungy bridge
- Feel the thrill of the 10,000-foot tandem Sky Diving experience
- Whale watch in Hermanus
- Visit Cape Agulhas, Knysna, Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma, Addo
- Go canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
- Visit National Parks along the Garden Route and Addo
- Visit a Penguin Colony in Betties Bay
- Take in the spectacular scenery
You'll depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Monday morning for Hermanus. Shark cage diving clients will be picked up very early in the morning by the diving operator, and will miss the first half of Day 1. You'll follow the scenic coastal road, stopping at Betties Bay to view a colony of endangered African penguins. You can spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of Hermanus, famous for hundreds of Southern Right Whales during the whale season - July to November - and many shops, restaurants and markets. In the afternoon you will drive on to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa, where you will visit a viewpoint known as the “real” place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Included activities:Penguins at Betties Bay
Optional activities:Shark cage diving; Whale watching boat trip - in season, July - November
Overnight: Cape Agulhas/Struisbaai
Day 2: Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn
You'll travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the scenic and spectacular Route 62, which is South Africa’s longest wine route. You will be able to experience the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided adventure tour, followed by a sampling of the local wine.
Included meals:Breakfast and dinner
Included activities:Local wine tasting; Cango Caves adventure tour
Day 3: Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Sedgefield
After breakfast you'll head over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain pass where you will explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy an easy paddle up the Touw River through indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of birdlife. After about 40 minutes, the canoes will be left for a 2-kilometer hike along a boardwalk which will take you to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. After the canoeing, you will head to the famous town of Knysna via the spectacular Lake District of the Garden Route. This upmarket little town is filled with curios, restaurants and a waterfront, where you will be able to have lunch and do some shopping. After Knysna you will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some spectacular views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. You can spend the late afternoon exploring Sedgefield with its spectacular views and beaches.
Included meals:Breakfast and dinner
Included activities:Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
Day 4: Sedgefield- Tsitsikamma - Addo
After breakfast, it's off to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route you will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world’s highest bungee jump bridge, standing 216 meters tall. There is plenty of time for the adventure seekers among you to test their courage. The afternoon will be spent in Tsitsikamma National Park with its unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The park has a wide choice of activities for all, including long and short hikes, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Late afternoon you will leave the Garden Route for Big 5 country, Addo.
Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Included activities: Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
Optional activities: 216-meter Bloukrans bungee jump ; Treetop canopy tour
Overnight:Avoca River Cabins, Addo area
Day 5: Addo – Wilderness
You will spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park. You will spend up to 2-3 hours exploring the 28,000-hectare national reserve with approximately 600 elephants and some Cape buffalo, lions, black rhinos, warthogs, zebras, eland, kudu, hartebeest, and many more animals. After an exciting morning of game viewing you will drive to Port Elizabeth, where you will be dropped off at the location of your choice between 13:00 and 14:00.
Included activities: Entrance and 2-3 hour drive with tour vehicle through Addo Elephant National Park
Optional activities:2-hour open vehicle game drive with Addo field guide
- Pick-up and drop off
- Air-conditioned transport
- 4 nights accommodation (backpacker or guesthouse options)
- Dinners and breakfasts (except day 5)
- Local wine tasting
- Cango Caves adventure tour
- Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
- Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park
- Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park
- Bungee jumping (216m)
- Tandem sky diving (10 000 feet)
- Tree-top canopy tour
- Close encounter whale and dolphin watching (in-season)
- Shark Cage Diving
- 2 Hour Addo Game Drive (open vehicle, early morning)
- Meals on day 5
Tour conducted in a malaria-free area.
Group sizes from 4 to 12 persons.
Travel insurance strongly recommended to cover any unforeseen circumstances.
Product ID: 40602