We depart from Cape Town between 06h30 – 07h30. Today’s route takes us along the Coastal Whale route, through one of the most scenic parts of our country. We stop en-route in the town of Hermanus to have lunch (own expense) and in the hope of spotting the Southern Right whales (seasonal) that visit this coast to breed.After lunch, we head to the exact point where the African continent sinks into the ocean and keep a sharp eye out for the Cape Grysbok in the Fynbos or Cape Fur Seals and Dolphins playing in the surf. We reach our overnight destination in time to appreciate one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world from the patios of our fisherman’s cottages, in sight of the ocean.
Dinner is a two-course meal, prepared by your guide and served al fresco outside one of the cottages. Wine is served with dinner, but guests are welcome to bring along additional / alternative drinks which should be purchased before entering the park.(Dinner included)
Day 2: Agulhas – Tsitsikamma
Today our route takes us through the scenic fruit and wheat producing regions of the Overberg and Langeberg. These rolling grasslands are known to be home to the endangered Blue Crane and we may be fortunate enough to spot some of these beautiful birds. We travel along the world renowned Garden Route, past the picturesque coastal towns nestled in the lake and lagoon region at the foot of the Outeniqua mountains and reach Tsitsikamma, the jewel of the Southern Cape in time for lunch (own expense).
After lunch and checking into our accommodation, there is time to explore the beauty of the rare indigenous forest and impressive coastline on a hike to a waterfall. If we are lucky we might spot the Cape clawless otter hunting in the streams and surf.
Dinner is a two-course meal, prepared by your guide and served al fresco outside one of the cabins. Wine is served with dinner, but guests are welcome to bring along additional / alternative drinks which can be purchased at the shop.
(Breakfast & Dinner included)
Day 3: Tsitsikamma – Addo
We rise early for a morning hike in search of the beautiful but elusive Knysna Turaco and depart after breakfast to the world renowned Addo Elephant Park. The drive takes us through forest and plantation to the semi-arid region of the Southern Cape with several opportunities to see some of the rare Raptor species that make this area their home.
We arrive at Addo Elephant Park and start exploring the park in our closed tour vehicle. After a short drive, we have lunch (own expense) at the main rest camp and check into our accommodation. This afternoon you head out on an afternoon game drive, conducted by a SANParks Ranger, in an open game drive vehicle. This drive generally takes about 3 hours and tends to extend into the early evening, affording guests the possibility of spotting some nocturnal animals.
Dinner is a two-course meal, prepared by your guide and served al fresco outside one of the chalets. Wine is served with dinner, but guests are welcome to bring along additional / alternative drinks which can be purchased at the shop.
(Breakfast & Dinner included)
Day 4: Addo – Port Elizabeth
After an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times) we have tea or coffee & rusks (dried biscuits to be dunked in your coffee or tea). Our morning safari will take approximately 3-4 hours. This park offers a unique ecosystem and is home to a huge variety of wildlife, including the Big 5 as well as plains game, Black Backed Jackal, Tortoises and Dung Beetles (who have right of way!).
We return to camp for breakfast after which we sadly have to leave the park & head to Port Elizabeth airport where the tour ends around mid-day.
Accommodation is in en-suite chalets with beds, linen, towels & soap.