14 Day Coast & Karoo

from R24000 pp

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Safari, Caves, Wines and Nature

Highlights:  The Garden Route, Addo Elephant National Park, Graaff-Reinet, Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay Ocean Safari, Knysna, Outdshoorn, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Cape Agulhas, Hermanus, Shark Cage Diving, Stellenbosch Winelands, Cape Town and Cape Peninsular

Country:  South Africa

This tour is crammed full with adventure, animal sightings, natural wonders and a visit to significant points of history and geographical position. Never a dull moment to be had, this will provide an authentic South African experience on the fly.

The Garden Route along the southern coast of South Africa has been named one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world (and also one of the best places for a road trip!). This is a breathtakingly beautiful strip of the country with lush green forests, rich birdlife, lakes and a beautiful coastline. No wonder it is one of the most popular tourist destinations for local and international tourists alike.

You will also visit the Cango Caves, one of the largest limestone cave structures in the world. With colossal and impressive natural limestone formations, this is a must see. A short drive from the caves are various Ostrich farms. The Ostrich is the largest bird in the world, and Oudtshoorn is seen as the ostrich capital of the world.

The most Southern point of Africa is Cape Agulhas – the perfect place for an impressive selfie of group photo. Close-by is Gansbaai, the location of the White Shark Cage Diving experience. Coming up close and personal with the mighty White Shark is an exhilarating (and also terrifying) experience – but definitely worth it.

Next up is a visit to the world-famous Stellenbosch Winelands, renowned for its superb wines and also rich history right back from the mid-17th century. Tasting our local wines is a treat!

The final highlight of the trip is the Cape Peninsula day tour taking you to places such as the Jackass Penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Simon’s town and the Cape Peninsula National Park.

With such a fantastic itinerary there is no reason not to jump on-board right away!

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Pricing & Details

Departs: Every 1st & 17th each month

Accommodated Tour:

Price: R24000
Tour Kitty: R4950
Single Supplement: R5820

What’s included in the price:

  • Transport
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per itinerary

What’s NOT included in the price:

  • Flights, visas (if required), personal travel insurance (compulsory when travelling with The Mzansi Experience)
  • Meals & drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

Mandatory:

A Tour Kitty is to be paid to the tour guide in cash upon collection (in addition to the tour price). This kitty is a cash contribution to a central fund and overseen by the travellers and the crew. It helps fund accommodation, camp meals or activities for the entire group. Contribution to the kitty is compulsory.

Optional:

A Single Supplement is a fee charged to solo travellers when they take a room alone). This is pending availability, so please enquire about this in advance.

Full Itinerary

Day 1:  Addo Elephant Park

Leaving Port Elizabeth after breakfast we will make our way to the Addo Elephant Park, which is home to many of Africa’s big game.  There is an optional night game drive this evening with the park’s qualified guides (own cost).

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  National Park Chalets

Day 2:  Graaff-Reinet

After another game drive this morning we leave the park and make our way north-west towards the town of Graaff-Reinet, in the heart of the Great Karoo.  Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa, and is well-known for its magnificent old Cape Dutch architecture.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge

Day 3:  Tsitsikamma National Park

Leaving Graaff-Reinet we make our way south once again, towards the coast and Tsitsikamma National Park, one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets.  Boasting exceptional hiking trails and superb coastal scenery, Tsitsikamma is a destination many people will return to.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  National Park Chalets

Day 4:  Tsitsikamma National Park

Today is a free day for you to explore some of the many hiking trails in the park.  There is also an option to do a Canopy Tour in the Tsitsikamma Forest (own cost).

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  National Park Chalets

Day 5:  Plettenberg Bay

Leaving the park after breakfast we will travel along the coast towards Plettenberg Bay.  For those in need of an adrenalin boost we will stop off on the way at the famous Bloukraans Bridge, home to the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m!

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Backpackers

Day 6:  Knysna

This morning starts off with an Ocean Safari in the Plettenberg Bay area.

We will then continue along the coast to Knysna, in time for lunch at one of the most famous restaurants in the area (own cost).  Knysna is the heart of the Garden Route, and your guide will take you for a short drive to the beautiful Knysna heads this afternoon.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Backpackers

Day 7:  Outdshoorn

Leaving Knysna after breakfast we will continue further along the coast, passing through Wilderness and George, before turning inland towards Outdshoorn.  We will visit the Cango Caves for an hour or two, and also an ostrich farm where you will have the opportunity to ride an ostrich, the biggest bird in the world!

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Backpackers

Day 8:  Cape Agulhas

Today takes us back to the coast and to Cape Agulhas, the southern-most point of Africa, where you can spend the afternoon exploring the town.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Backpackers

Day 9:  Hermanus

There is an option this morning to go shark cage diving and also possibly a Great White Shark watching excursion (both at own cost).  We will then make our way to Hermanus where we will spend the night.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Backpackers

Day 10:  Stellenbosch

Leaving the coast once again today we head towards Stellenbosch, home to many famous wine estates, for some wine tasting.  On clear days the magnificent mountain scenery in this area makes for a truly memorable day.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Backpackers

Day 11:  Cape Town

Today takes us to our final destination, Cape Town.  There will be time this afternoon for you to explore this truly multicultural city.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Backpackers

Day 12:  Cape Town

Today your guide will take you on a Cape Peninsular tour.  We will start the day off with a visit to Table Mountain, followed by lunch in one of the restaurants in the harbour at Hout Bay.  This afternoon we will make our way to Cape Point Nature Reserve.  Cape Point is known for its spectacular views overlooking the ocean.  If you take a walk to the lighthouse you can also, at times, see the swells where the two oceans (Indian Ocean & Atlantic Ocean) meet. 

Leaving Cape Point we will head to Simonstown, where we will stop off for a quick visit to the Cape Penguins, before making our way back to Cape Town.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Backpackers

Day 13:  Cape Town

Today is a free day for you to enjoy the city.

As tonight is the last night of the tour we will have dinner out at one of the many fantastic restaurants that Cape Town has to offer (own cost).

Meals:  Breakfast
Accommodation:  Backpackers

Day 14:  End of Tour

The tour finishes this morning after breakfast.  If you are flying out today, your guide will be happy to organise an airport transfer for you.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

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