We leave Cape Town early and travel through
the superbly scenic Cape Winelands. Each valley is graced with great scenic
beauty and we enjoy a wine tasting at one of the beautiful estates.
Passing through the uniquely beautiful Klein Karoo, we arrive in Oudtshoorn,
undisputed "ostrich capital" of the world. Great flocks of these strange and
wonderful birds are to be seen everywhere.
We then proceed to one of
Africa's great wonders - the subterranean wonderland of the Cango Caves. The
largely unexplored sequence of vast caverns are filled with amazing
formations of glittering dripstone. We overnight in Oudtshoorn at
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. Enjoy an Optional late afternoon Game Drive
in an open 4X4 safari vehicle. Your Dinner is
Optional Game Drive in a $x$ safari Vehicle. After a leisurely breakfast, we Visit the Cango Wildlife ranch
where the cheetah play the star role. The ostrich is surely one of the
world's most peculiar birds. We also visit a fascinating Ostrich Show Farm.
Your remarkable guided tour includes watching a thrilling ostrich race.
magnificent Outeniqua Mountains, we descend into the Garden Route.
Arriving in Knysna, we begin to explore this charming village with
its myriad attractions for visitors. We wind up the day with a
sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Overnight in Knysna.
Originally named Bahia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) by the first Portuguese
explorers, Plettenberg Bay more than lives up to its name as you spend the
day in its environs, experiencing your choice of the 101 delights available
in the area.
Optional Activities include a horse trail through the forest, canoe a river
trail or play a round of golf. The angler can go exciting deep-sea fishing,
there is mountain biking in the forest and a host of outdoor adventure
activities. he bird-watcher can observe exquisite birdlife in forest,
mountain, fynbos and coastal habitats.
There is the Robberg Nature Reserve to explore with its incredible richness
of flora, birds and inter-tidal life.
We embark on a boat cruise up the beautiful Keurbooms river. There are
fascinating stone-age caves and middens to explore. For the less energetic
there are long golden beaches offering sun-lovers the delight of safe
swimming or strolls along the beach-combing for the delicate Pansy Shell.
breakfast we begin to explore the legendary Tsitsikamma Forest, following
the coastal road winding its way along river gorges, over breathtaking
mountain passes and through dense indigenous forests. We visit Nature's
Valley, a tiny coastal settlement more than half-buried beneath towering
Our exploration of this ancient forest includes a walk, which winds its way
through the tangle of trees, ferns and creepers to a massive Outeniqua
Yellowwood, over 800 years old. In the afternoon we leave the Garden Route
behind us and head east.
The mountains disappear behind
us and the Cape Fynbos is replaced by the stunted bush and thorn trees of
the great savannah bush, which typifies Africa. We enter the fabulous Addo
Elephant Park for an experience never to be forgotten. We enjoy an
Optional night Game Drive
in an open 4X4 safari vehicle. Dinner
and overnight in the Park.
We spend an unforgettable day in the park! 8,600
ha of prime game land teeming with wildlife awaits you and offers viewing of
some of Africa's most impressive animals, including elephant, buffalo, black
rhino, kudu, a great variety of other antelope species, as well as birds,
plants, insects and reptiles.
We spend the day exploring the
wilderness, in search of wildlife. We leave for Port Elizabeth, where we
arrive in the late afternoon.
This tour can begin in Port Elizabeth
and end in Cape Town with slight changes to the itinerary.
ground transportation and driver/guide; entry to activities as per
itinerary, game drives in Addo, breakfasts, tourism levy and sales tax. Dinner on
lunches, dinners, drinks, optional activities and 4X4 game drives, tips and personal items.