Day 1: Cape Town to Hermanus
We take a leisurely drive along the coastal route to Hermanus. Hermanus is known as the best land based whale watching spot in the world (June – Dec). September is one of the best times for whale watching, and we would be happy to organize a cruise for you. The day is spent exploring the towns markets, beaches and shops. There are many optional activities available depending on the weather and personal tastes, ranging from Shark cage Diving, kayaking, boat cruise, wine tasting at award winning vineyards and much more. After sundowners we treat you to dinner at one of many fabulous restaurants, or we will do a seafood braai. Accommodation– guest house. Includes: (D) at an African restaurant.
Day 2: Wilderness
We drive along the scenic Garden Route to Wilderness, stopping for photo opportunities along the way. Accommodation – Timber cottages on the river. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Tsitsikamma National Park
From Wilderness we head further along the Garden Route to the beautiful seaside town of Knysna. After sightseeing and visiting the Knysna Heads we will visit the Knysna Elephant Park, where you can touch and feed the elephants. After this you have the choice to visit either Monkeyland or the Birds of Eden. As we travel into the Tsitsikamma Forest we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge, where you can do the highest bungy jump in the world! The late afternoon sees us enjoying sundowners, with the sea crashing in at Tsitsikamma National Park. A boat ride, walks or just enjoying the scenery are all great ways to spend the late afternoon. Optional extra – The worlds highest bungy jump! Accommodation – Seaside timber cottages. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Addo National Elephant Park
Continuing up the Garden Route we arrive at Jeffereys Bay where we turn inland towards Addo. After lunch we head into Addo Elephant National Park. We will explore the park and search for elephants. Accommodation – private rondavels or bungalows. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Addo Elephant Park and Schotia Lion Safari
We rise early for a morning game drive. In the afternoon we hand you over to Schotia Safaris for the rest of the day. They will take you into their private reserve, home to lion(they guarantee sightings), rhino, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and many more animals not found in Addo. After a 4 hour game drive you will have a traditional dinner and entertainment by the rangers. You will have a night drive which will take you back through the reserve and home to Addo. Accommodation - Private rondavels or bungalows. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Knysna
After breakfast and a morning game drive we head back down the Garden Route to Knysna. The day is spent relaxing, sightseeing and shopping. Optional activities include: sundowner cruise, kayaking, scuba diving and much more. Accommodation – sea facing guesthouse. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Oudtshoorn
We head inland towards Oudtshoorn along the Route 62. Along the way we stop at many places of interest. You will visit a working ostrich farm, where you can ride an ostrich! Next are the world famous cango Caves, and we will also pay a visit to the Cango Ranch, where you can be photographed with baby cheetahs(optional). Accommodation – bungalows. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8 – Cape Town.
We continue along the Route 62 (the worlds longest wine route) stopping at 2 wine estates for tasting and shopping. After lunch at a wine estate we head back to Cape Town arriving in the late afternoon. Includes: (B), (L).
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