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South Africa, Private Tour – Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

Week summary (Cape Town to Port Elizabeth 2020)

  • Travelling over 1000km (620 miles) of South Africa’s terrain
  • 8 days, 7 nights
  • 1 x pre-breakfast snack, 7 x breakfast, 8 x lunch, 7 x Dinner
  • Activities as highlighted * included in base package;  other activities are optional extra. ** included in the activity package.
  • Cost:
    • Base package: R12 000 per person (*£706- at an exchange rate of £1=R17, this is not fixed but a guideline)
    • Activity package: R20 000 per person (*£1175- at an exchange rate of £1=R17, this is not fixed but a guideline)

Day 1: Cape Town to Hermanus 

This takes us out the hustle and bustle of the big city to more scenic and quieter surroundings through the wine lands, where we enjoy a few of the locally made drinks to settle into a relaxed mood for a thrilling new adventure that awaits. We will then drive parallel to the Indian Ocean where between July and October whales can be spotted with their new born calves, where we will spend the first night. As activity options spend a few hours walking in and amongst the penguins, see how they live their day to day lives or take a few hours to stretch those arm muscles by kayaking in the Indian ocean, maybe see some sea animals along the way.

Activity options available:

  • Wine tasting
  • Brandy tasting
  • Sea kayaking
  • Penguins

(** choose 2 of the above)

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: No
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Related articles: Betty’s bay – walk amongst the penguins, Stellenbosch-A must visit,

Day 2: Hermanus to Breede river, via Gansbaai 

Spending the day getting to know the creatures of the Indian Ocean a little better, up close and personal with an abundance of bird life, seals and fish while you spend the day on a boat either in search for the great white shark or whales, you could even be lucky enough to spot both.

Maybe have a bit of time to explore the local sea side towns of Hermanus and Gansbaai, with a bit of shopping and curious.

Activity options available:

  • Shark cage diving
  • Whale cruise

(** Choose one of the above)

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • ** Pre-breakfast snack: Yes
  • Breakfast: Yes – Outside provider
  • Lunch: Yes – Outside provider
  • Dinner: Yes

Day 3: Breede river to Mossel bay

Travelling further up the coast, to explore South Africa’s smallest national park, created to protect a single species. it now home to many flora and fauna. There are very different activity options here, experiencing the thrill of water rafting down the Breede river or taking a walk with elephants.

Activity options available:

  • */ **Bontebok National park
  • Elephant walk
  • River rafting

(** Choose between last 2 options)

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Day 4: Mossel bay to Oudtschoorn

We leave the coast we have got to know so well, and head inland to the ostrich capital where it is more arid and open, known as the Klein Karoo. Famous for their ostrich farming that took a turn in early 2000 due to bird flu, things are stable and things are slowing heading back to where it was before the outbreak, beside ostriches there are the famous Cango caves, limestone chambers that date back more than 20 million years old, but if animals are where your interests lie, there is Cango wildlife ranch where you can see an array of wildlife and even be able to encounter some close up if you choose do do so.

Activity options available:

  • Cango caves
  • */**Ostrich farm
  • Cango wildlife ranch / With encounter
  • Meerkat adventures
  • Hike (rust en Vrede waterfall)
  • Camel ride

(** choose one of the above)

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Related article: Oudtshoorn- the ostrich capital,

Day 5: Oudtschoorn to Storms river 

We say good-bye to our ostrich friends, and say hello to the forests of the garden route, with many hiking trails trying to find the blue duiker (smallest antelope, otters and knysna lourie) . Here you may also find yourselves facing your fears by jumping off the highest bridge in the world…if this doesn’t get your blood pumping, nothing will.

Activity options available:

  • */**Aloe farm
  • Bungee jumping
  • (yesterday’s activities are also available)

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Day 6: Storms river to Storms river

We take time out and relax from all the long drives and stretch our legs instead, following walking trails in the Tsitsikamma forest. Here there is plenty to see from magnificently big trees, fresh and and all the time in the world to enjoy the day at leisure. These walking trails are self explanatory and more than welcome to do them yourself or have us guide you the way.

Activity options available:

*/**Hiking trails

  • Lourie
  • Blue duiker
  • Otter trail (partly)
  • Bridge

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Related articles: Tsitsikamma-Storms liver mouth,

Option 1: Day 7: Storms river to Jeffrey’s Bay

From quiet tranquil walks to the beach. South Africa’s surfing capital, be a beach bum for the day. Here we see things from a new perspective following the horse trails through a nature reserve, riding on the beach and feeling the wind in your hair and maybe getting a little wet through the river, if this is not your thing and want some more adrenaline there is zip-lining through the canopy trees of the Tsitsikamma forests, surfing and a more relaxing day out might be seeing the shell museum, with hundreds of shells bough and donated across the world, which all started by a lady who collected them and stored them in boxes and showed any interested visitor to Jeffrey’s bay who was interested to see them.

Activity options available:

  • Horse ride – beach, river and reserve
  • *Shell museum
  • Zip lining
  • Surfing lessons

(** Choose one of the above)

Accommodation type:

Backpackers Hostel

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

OR

Option 2: Day 7: Storms river to Port Elizabeth

Tired of the ocean and want to have more of a wildlife experience. A small game park with many African plains game, rich bird life and cheetah. Due to no dangerous predators, the self-catering lodge cabin is inside the park with the free roaming animals, making it a fabulous stop to sit on the balcony being able to watch Africa go by on your doorstep.

Activity options available: (Depending on time some options can be done the next morning)

  • Guided Game drive
  • */**Game drive (Self driven)
  • Cheetah encounter
  • */**Monkey walk

(** Choose one of the above)

Accommodation type:

Self-catering wood cabin

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Related articles: Aardvark, Cheetah, Giraffe, Rhino – do you know the difference, Snakes,

Day 8: Jeffery’s Bay/Port Elizabeth to Port Elizabeth

The day we say good-bye to a week full of wonderful memories and fun adventures. Hoping you will return to South Africa once more to discover a different area. Dropping you off at a prearranged location where you need to be in the vicinity of Port Elizabeth at around 14:00.

Activity options available:

Option 1 :

  • Horse ride – beach, river and reserve
  • Shell museum
  • Zip lining
  • Surfing lessons

Option 2:

  • Guided Game drive
  • */**Game drive (Self driven)
  • Cheetah encounter
  • */**Monkey walk

Accommodation type:

Not included

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: No

Map

The general route that may be taken, depending on chosen activities this route may change slightly.


Tour does not include:

  • Flights to Cape Town / from Port Elizabeth
  • Pre and post trip accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Curios and other personal items

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