The Garden Route offers the finest scenery, ocean sunsets and tropical forests from the Big 5 in the Addo Elephant National Park to the iconic Cape Town. Let the beauty of this unique area unfold before your eyes. 8 days Garden route.
We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. Most of them have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.
Port Elizabeth: Arrival in a seaside city Route 67 walking tour visiting public art celebrating Nelson Mandela’s life
Garden Route: Game driving in Addo Elephant National Park Explore the forests of Tsitsikamma National Park on leisurely hikes Oyster tasting experience
Cango Caves: View limestone formations on guided tour of the caves
Cape Winelands: Wine tasting and cellar tour
Cape Town: Explore the city at leisure Full day scenic Cape Peninsula tour including Cape Point Optional activities available
*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations*
*2020 USD 1469 per person sharing. Price excludes single supplement and any additional activities & meals not set out in the itinerary.
DAY 1: PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA
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.
The Kelway Hotel or similar (luxury rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant)
DAY 2: ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA
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, you will be transferred 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. We spend the afternoon on a game drive in our tour vehicle, 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. An evening spent at the floodlit waterhole allows us to watch the nocturnal animals and listen to their calls.
Addo Elephant Rest Camp or similar (bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant)
DAY 3 & 4: TSITSIKAMMA, SOUTH AFRICA
After visiting ‘The Heads’ in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon, we will enjoy an interactive and educational oyster tasting experience. We continue our journey, travelling over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Little Karoo arriving in the town of Oudtshoorn. We take a trip to the famous Cango Caves, with their impressive ancient stalagmites and stalactites before overnighting in the ostrich capital of the world.
Mooiplaas or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, bar, restaurant and swimming pool)
DAY 6 & 7: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
En-route to Cape Town, we 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.
The Townhouse Hotel or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms and restaurant)
DAY 8: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
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.