DAY 01 Cape Town – Hermanus – Swellendam - Mossel Bay
You depart from Cape Town at around 09h00 and drive eastwards via the beautiful coastal route between Gordon’s Bay and Hermanus, a seaside holiday town. (Hermanus is the best place in the World to spot Whales from land – July to Dec). After lunch you drive on to Mossel Bay. Here you visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree and the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Over night in Mosselbay.
DAY 02 Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves – Ostrich Farm.
You travel over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo to visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some unique experiences including ostrich racing. A ride on a back of an ostrich is not for the fainthearted. You visit the Cango caves, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites.You visit Oudtshoorn, also called the "Feather capital" of the world, as over ninety percent of the world's ostrich farms are found here. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
DAY 03 Oudtshoorn – Cango Wildlife Ranch – Garden Route - Knysna
After breakfast you visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, an endangered species breeding facility extraordinaire. Then depart for George and Wilderness National Park. You skirt around the lakes with stops at scenic viewpoints to Knysna. The town is situated on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the "Heads". The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the lakelands and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc. You join a sundowner cruise on the Knysna lagoon to enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Knysna. You overnight in Knysna.
DAY 04 Knysna – Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park
You explore Knysna and travel further via Plettenberg Bay to visit the Birds of Eden. This unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. It is currently home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. You now travel to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world's highest commercial bungee bridge and the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world.
You visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for 'The place of much water' stretching over one hundred kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterized by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. In the park you can do a relaxing walk/hike to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms river. The final part of our journey takes us past a few coastal holiday villages to Port Elizabeth, also called the 'Friendly City' where the tour ends.
NOTE: Many extreme sport activities and weather dependent excursion options exist along the routing of this tour. We have included the nature highlights in the tour – however please discuss any of these options with your guide. (Some are only available on private and personalized tours)
|What to bring||Camera, Binoculars, A hat, Sunscreen|
|Departure point||All hotels in Cape Town and the airport subject to timings|
|Exclusions||Lunches (provision is made for lunches), purchases of a personal kind such as artefacts, Travel insurances|
|Inclusions||Accommodation in small, luxury hotels / lodges, Breakfasts and dinners, entrance fees, activities mentioned, conservation fees|
|Price from||To find the price for your date of travel, kindly click on BOOK NOW, select your departure date and click on time slot. Then enter the number of people travelling to get the per person rate, the total and a deposit amount if available to book your tour.|
|Return point||All hotels in Port Elizabeth and the local airport|
Storm's River Mouth
Tsitsikamma National Park
|What to wear||Well worn-in comfortable clothes and walking shoes, A warm jacket and a set of warmer clothing for the winter months between May and August|