Cape to Addo <strong>Province</strong>: Western Cape<br />

Cape to Addo

 
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Departs from: Cape Town
Province: Western Cape
Days: 6 days, 5 nights
Persons: On request
Departs: Every Saterday
Price: R 6000pp
 
Rates Valid till Oct this year, All Rates subject to change
   
Highlights: From Cape Town to the southernmost tip of Africa to the BIG 7! Departing Cape Town every Saterday, this 7 day Cape to Addo Elephant Park Safari is an unique, safe and affordable way to experience the thrill of game driving an authentic 145.000 ha National Game Park while touring the coastal regions of both the Western and Eastern Cape. On this tour nothing is left out as we explore the Whale Route, Route 62, the Karoo and Garden Route all the way to Mandela Bay and Port Elizabeth. Each Cape to Addo Safari is professionally driven and guided by an experienced African tour leader and the itinerary is packed full of unique African experiences and exciting discoveries. Game driving, ski-boat cruises, beer tasting, caving, zip lining, bungee jumping, hot springs, horse riding, elephant feeding and riding, river canoeing, sea-kayaking, the list goes on... and on.
   
Itinerary: Day 1 � Cape Town to Struisbaai: Overberg, Whale Route, Cape Agulhus
Departing Cape Town at 8:30 am and Stellenbosch at 9:30 am, our exciting journey begins today as we join the world famous whale route in Gordons Bay for a stunning drive along the picturesque R44 mountain pass overlooking False Bay to the vibrant coastal town of Hermanus. After an opportunity to take some photographs and a picnic lunch on the seafront, we continue to Birkenhead Brewery to sample some fine beers before moving on to the southernmost tip of Africa in Cape Agulhas National Park.
After a visit to the lookout point we make our way to the harbour where there is an option to embark on an exciting ski-boat cruise to search for dolphin and whales (June to November). After our cruise we take a walk back to our accommodation along �Die Plaat�, the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere. This day is designed to be a relaxing one for you to get to know your fellow travellers, to get used to travelling in our vehicle and to settle into the comfortable routine of life on tour.

Day 2 � Cape Agulhas to Sedgefield: Canoeing & Hike
After a relaxing breakfast we start driving inland again, this time towards the famed Garden Route!
After a scenic drive we begin a beautiful canoe trip down one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to a stunning waterfall. We finish off the day with some beach time down at Myoli Beach

Day 3 � Oudtshoorn day trip: Little Karoo, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Wildlife
Rehabilitation Ranch
We begin the day with a drive over the picturesque Outeniqua mountain range into the semi desert region of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn is situated in a beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains, and offers the wildlife and adventure enthusiast loads to choose from!
The Cango Caves will be the first stop and here we�ll embark on a 1-hour guided tour of the cave system to view its massive caverns and a wonderland of stalactite and stalagmite formations, millions of years old. Cango Caves is a world heritage site and one of the great wonders of the natural world. If you enjoy spelunking and don�t mind trying to squeeze through some smaller gaps then you are also welcome to take the 1.5 hour adventure tour!
Next is an option to view and ride ostriches on a working ostrich farm, or go on a guided tour of the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch for an opportunity to pet cheetah, cage dive with crocodiles and view many rare and endangered animal species.

Day 4 � Sedgefield � Jeffrey�s Bay: Monkey Sanctuary, Elephant Sanctuary, Kloofing, Bloukrans Bungee & Tsitsikamma National Park
This morning we drive through Knysna on our way to the Crags where you have a number of options to choose from:
1. Elephant Sanctuary where you learn about, and interact with orphaned elephants.
2. Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area.
Our next stop is the World�s highest commercial Bungee Jump at 216 meters where you have the opportunity to experience this adrenalin pumping activity or you can take a beautiful walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma National Park to the Storms river swing bridges before we head to the famous surfing town of Jeffreys Bay where we stay at a backpackers directly on the beach.

Day 5 � Jeffrey�s Bay � Addo National Park � Sedgefield: Game Drive (Addo), Surfing, shopping time (Jeffrey�s bay)
There are 2 options to choose from this morning.
1. Sleep in and take some time in the morning to explore the towns many surf factory shops, or go for a surf lesson in one of the most famous surf spots on earth.
2. Wake up early and head to Addo Elephant National park where we go on a morning game drive to view the multitudes of wild animals. Addo is home to the Big 5 and it also has the highest concentration of African Elephants in the world!
We then take a relaxed drive back towards Sedgefield for the night. If there is time available we will visit the famous Knysna Heads for some absolutely amazing pictures where the ocean meets the inlet to the Knysna Lagoon.

Day 6 � Sedgefield to Cape Town: Return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry�s Pass
After breakfast overlooking the ocean in Sedgefield, we start our journey back to Cape Town. For our first stop we will enjoy some fun with a canopy tour, experience the thrill of crossing rope bridges, wobbly crossings and zip wires high up in the trees. We then visit an Aloe factory in Albertinia and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry�s Pass. We arrive in Cape Town late Thursday afternoon.

   
Included: All accommodation + bedding
Breakfast and Dinner as indicated on itinerary
All transport in vehicle with AC, CD player and reclining seats
Visit to Cape Agulhas
Beer/Wine tasting in Hermanus
Tsitsikamma National Park
Cango Caves OR Cango Wildlife ranch entry fee
Knysna Heads
Entrance to Wilderness National park
Canoe trip and hike to waterfall in Wilderness
Visit to an aloe factory Jeffreys Bay OR Addo Entrance & Game Drive with Cape to Addo guide
   
Excluded: All optional activities



   
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