South Africa tour - Cape to Addo Safari
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8 days of pure enjoyment from Cape Town to the Garden Route and back to Cape Town via Oudtshoorn in South Africa.Read more
8 days of pure enjoyment from Cape Town to the Garden Route and back to Cape Town via Oudtshoorn in South Africa.
We open a chest of treasures filled with some of the country’s most beautiful nature gems on this 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From 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, Dinner. Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge.
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, Dinner. Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge.
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. Accommodation: Hotel.
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.
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