(10; 7; 5 or 3 day itineraries available)
Depart from Cape Town at 08h30, Scenic whale-watching drive via Rooi Els, Pringle Bay & Betty’s Bay. At Betty’s Bay - visit the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens & Stony Point - where one of only two land-based colonies of jackass penguins can be seen. Drive through Kleinmond and Hermanus - the heart of the popular Whale Route, and the town’s 12km-long Cliff Path offers one the best shore-based whale-watching spots in the world. The southern right whales arrive in Walker Bay in June/July each year.
A short visit at Berkenhead in Stanford for beer tasting. Drive to L’Agulhas – the most southerly point of the African Continent and the Lighthouse built in 1849. Witsand, the Whale Nursery of Southern Africa boasts km’s of pristine beach and is situated at the mouth of the Breede River – sail across on the country’s last hand-operated ferry.Overnight at the Breede River Lodge. (D,B&B;)
Day 2 & 3
After breakfast we shall do some whale-watching and then depart for Mossel Bay - the town has come a long way since its origins as a watering and postal station for European seafarers. Now it is a favorite among holidaymakers, with stunning beaches which are among the sunniest in South Africa, good surf, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, 4x4 routes and many more exciting activities.
Visit Albertinia – the peaceful country village is charmingly situated between the Indian Ocean in the south and the Langeberg Mountains range in the north. Watch out for “Sleeping Beauty”. A stop at the Aloe Factory in Albertinia. It is the county’s foremost source of aloe juice used in the health and skincare industry and the natural thatch reed Thamnochortus insign which grows here.
Then for some fun at Gouritz Bungee !! - 96 meters in height! (excl.) Visit Nyaru Game Lodge for a quad Safari in the late afternoon. Dinner at a restaurant at the Point in Mossel Bay. (excl.) Stay at the Bar-t- nique Guest House for two nights (B/B).
The next morning we shall follow the footsteps of time, since Bartholomew Diaz stepped ashore in Mossel Bay more then 500 years ago. Visit the world-wide known Post Office Tree, Maritime museum, The Granary, Shell museum and the Diaz Museum. A lovely boat trip around Seal Island on the Seven Seas pleasure boat.Spend the rest of the day at the beach or experience any other activity you have in mind.
In the morning we shall depart for Knysna – within its idyllic natural setting, the small picturesque town emerges as a vibrant mini-metropolis, offering a kaleidoscope of unforgettable experiences. Alive and pulsing, the buzz of international trends mixes with the beat of Africa and creates an unmistakable sense of wonder.
Scenic drive via Herolds Bay, George and Victoria Bay to Knysna. Sedgefield – visit the Scarab Paper Factory – paper out of Elephant dung!! We shall also visit the Knysna Elephant Park where an unforgettable African dream will come true "touched by an elephant". A sunset cruise on the John Benn in Knysna’s . Dinner at Knysna’s Waterfront. (excl.) Guests will overnight at the Wayside Inn Lodge in Knysna (B/B)
Day 5 & 6
Depart for Port Elizabeth via Plettenberg Bay & Jeffrey’s Bay. Port Elizabeth lies on the shores of the sweeping bay originally named Baia da Lagoa (Bay of the Lagoon) by Manual de Mesquita Perestrêlo in 1576, a reference to the lagoon at the mouth of the Baakens River.A walk through the Garden of Eden – is an apt name for this pristine tract of indigenous forest with its towering yellowwoods, stinkwoods and lush undergrowth
Visit Monkey land and Birds of Eeden. Monkey land is the world’s first multi-specie free roaming primate sanctuary, is home to 17 primate species, among them black and white ruffed lemurs from Madagascar, squirrel monkeys from South America, hooded capuchin, golden handed tamarind and black eared marmoset.
Birds of Eden is the largest single free-flight aviary in the world, and incorporates an indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways. Quick stop at Bloukrans Bungee and Xhosa Village – world’s highest! (excl.) Tsitsikamma National Park where we shall do an easy walk over the famous Suspension Bridge at Storms River Mouth
A short interesting boat trip up the spectacular Storms River Gorge follows Lunch at the restaurant. (excl.) Visit the Big Tree & Storms River Shopping in Jeffreys Bay – J’Bay is home to the best right hand point break in the world. One of the five most famous surfing destinations in the world. Dinner at the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth (excl.)Overnight at City Lodge for two nights(B&B;)
The next morning clients can enjoy themselves relaxing on the beach and spend the rest day of the day at the Boardwalk in Summerstrand
In the morning we shall visit Addo Elephant National Park for a 2h guided game drive at 9:00 & a self drive later with Johan. Addo was established in 1933 as a sanctuary for the Eastern Cape’s last surviving elephants. From the nucleus of 11 animals, the population has grown steadily and today the park is home to over 400 elephants.
In the afternoon shall visit Schotia Safaris. Schotia is a private game reserve bordering on the eastern side of the Addo Elephant Park. This reserve is the oldest game viewing reserve in the Eastern Cape. Schotia was the first reserve in the Cape Province to have free roaming lions and Crocodiles. The “Tooth and Claw” safari runs from 3pm to 7pm followed by a barbeque in their boma.
After dinner in the “Lapa” we shall overnight at Olifantskop Lodge among the foothills of the Zuurberg Mountain Range, tastefully blending the beauty of the Tootabi ….(B/B)
In the morning we shall depart for Oudtshoorn, the capital of the ostriches!! via the Langkloof and “Route 62”. Welcome to the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, endangered species breeding facility extraordinaire. The oldest and biggest cheetah contact centre worldwide offers visitors the rare opportunity of interacting with our hand reared cheetahs and getting actively involved in saving this species and others from extinction.
(Cage- Diving with the Crocs & Cub Encounters excl.)
Overnight at the De Poort Guest house. ( D/B/B )
After breakfast we shall visit the Cango Caves - the magnificent caves in the southern foothills of the Swartberg range were formed over millions of years by rainwater seeping through fissures in the limestone. The water gradually dissolved the limestone, forming an extensive network of subterranean caverns and tunnels.
Stop at Wilgewandel for Camel riding. Visit the Oudtshoorn Ostrich Show Farm where you will be riding the ostrich!!! Depart for Montagu via Route 62. Formerly known as Agter Cogmanskloof. It lies between the Keisie and the Kinga rivers which join at the western end of the town. One of the best preserved late Victorian agricultural villages in the Cape, and a variety of architectural styles can be seen along Long Street.At Calitzdorp – the Port Capital of South Africa – do some wine-tasting and have lunch. Via Ladismith, Barrydale, visiting Ronnies Sex Shop.
Overnight at Avalon Springs at Montagu. Four-star graded, luxury rooms, family suites and mountain chalets with 2-star self-catering apartments offering a host of facilities seldom found under one roof. Featuring a world-class 43°C hot thermal spring, pool complex complete with giant water slide and children's entertainment park. (D,B & B)
Depart for Cape Town and end the tour gliding to the top of Table Mountain on the aerial cableway. The unforgettable experience! (excl) Depart for Cape Town International Airport.