Experience Africa’s “Big 5” animals in the Garden Route, including a 4-star overnight stay! Breathtaking scenery, and packed with adventure, highlights include 2 x Big 5 Animal safari Game Drives, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Addo Elephant National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna (South Africa’s favourite town), Bungy jumping and whale watching (seasonal).
- Bloukrans Bungy (216m) (from R900)
- Cango Caves (from R100)
- Cango Wildlife Ranch (from R150)
- Elephant riding at Knysna Elephant Sanctuary (from R500)
- Monkey Land (from R190)
- Whale + Dolphin Watching (Plettenberg Bay)
- 2 x Big 5 safari game drives at the Garden Route Game Lodge (highly recommended!!!)
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Depart Cape Town at 6am and head up to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo semi desert area and also the ostrich capital of the World. This drive follows the world famous Route 62 which is the longest wine route in the world! We’ll visit the Cango Caves for a tour through this magnificent cave system and also visit an ostrich farm for a closer look at this enormous bird. You can even try your luck at riding one! Tonight we’ll stay in Oudtshoorn and have a delicious ostrich braai for dinner. (Dinner)
Leaving Oudtshoorn we’ll cross the mountain range to the coast and the gorgeous Garden Route. Our first stop is the scenic ‘map of Africa’ lookout in the Wilderness and then we’re off to Knysna (consistently voted as South Africa’s favourite town). Here we will visit the Knysna Heads, Waterfront, markets and explore thoroughly. After Knysna we pass through Plettenberg Bay where we overnight in Storms River Village. (Breakfast, Dinner)
The magnificent Tsitsikamma National Park awaits us this morning. Thundering waves, thick forest, plentiful birdlife and otters, this National Park has it all! Walk the coastal route to the hanging bridge over Storms River Mouth and experience what makes this the most scenic park in South Africa. From here we’ll head onto the Addo Elephant National Park and your opportunity to spot huge elephant herds, various antelope species, dung beetles galore and more. For those whom are not interested in Addo, we drive through Jeffrey’s Bay – the surfing Capital of South Africa! Shopping, surfing, sun & beautiful white beaches will keep you occupied until sunset falls upon this beautiful town! Tonight we overnight in Jeffrey’s Bay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
From the Eastern Cape, we head back towards the Garden Route and to the World’s highest bungee at Bloukrans (plenty of time to jump for those thrill seekers). This 216 m high bungee is a true marvel to behold, even for those that have a fear of heights! Our journey leads us to the Garden Route Game Lodge where we will also overnight in the luxury accommodation. We will do a late afternoon safari drive where we have the opportunity to view rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah and many varieties of antelope species. A sumptuous and varied buffet dinner is served at the lodge and is yet another highlight! (Breakfast, Dinner)
We start the day early with a morning safari drive to see some of those animals that we did not see the previous evening. (Clients who slept in Mossel Bay shall have morning at their own leisure to explore the beaches, post office tree and other attractions of Mossel Bay). Departing around lunchtime we head towards Hermanus and the best land based whale watching site in the world (June-December). The Southern Right whales are making a dramatic comeback after nearly becoming extinct a mere 50 years ago. We return to Cape Town late afternoon via the stunning False Bay coastline where with luck we’ll see some dolphins to welcome us home. (Breakfast)