Set your sense of adventure free on this week-long adventure along the south eastern coast of South Africa from Cape Town. Explore this coastal paradise with an experienced guide: hike in old-growth forests, see endangered animals in wildlife reserves and three National Parks, canoe through pristine waters, surf at Jeffreys Bay and relax on white sand beaches. Taste local wines in the famed Cape Winelands and venture down south along the coastal Cape Whale Route to reach the most southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhus. A combination of guided trips and optional activities -including bungy jumping and waterfall zip-lining - allows you to tailor this trip to your taste for adventure.
This tour package combines two shorter tours with included accommodation.' The exact itinerary is subject to change and may run in reverse order. 5-day Garden Route Tour section Day 1: Depart from Cape Town Start the scenic journey and reach Wilderness National Park for a canoe ride in pure nature by afternoon. Paddle on a calm river that winds through lush forests and mountains. Overnight in Sedgefield.
Day 2: Awake early morning to visit Knysna to walk to The Heads - two sandstone cliffs that flank the mouth of the lagoon. Explore Tsitsikamma National Park with a guided walk along shady forest paths or partake in an optional waterfall zip-line (own expense) across waterfalls. Bungee jump from a 216-meter bridge above the Bloukrans River (own expense) or simply enjoy watching them take the plunge. Spend the next two nights in Jefferys Bay.
Day 3: Get an early morning start for a game drive trip in the tour van at Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa. Home to over 550 wild elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope species. In the afternoon return to Jeffreys Bay to try optional surfing or sandboarding (own expense) in one of the world's most famous surf spots.
Day 4:' Travel on the infamous Route 62 to overnight at Oudtshoorn.Visit a working ostrich farm to learn about these fascinating birds. Walk through this subterranean wonderland during a tour of the Cango Caves' vast halls and towering formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the wild for an optional late afternoon game drive in a 4x4 vehicle at a private game reserve (own expense).
Day 5:' The following morning, take part in an optional 'walking with elephants' experience at the game reserve (own expense) to learn about the orphaned elephants as you walk with and feed them. In the afternoon you'll return along scenic Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, to sample some of the local wine. Reach Stellenbosch in the evening to spend your night at leisure.
2-day Winelands & Whale Coast Tour section Day 6:' Your guide will meet you in the morning to set off to Stellenbosch. Walk with a community leader at nearby Kayamandi for an insider's view of local township life. Then it's time for wine tasting, pairing it with locally produced cheese and even chocolate. Continue back down to the coast via Franschhoek to reach Cape Agulhas at the southernmost tip of Africa.
Either rise at the crack of dawn to go shark cage diving in Gansbaai (own expense), or depart slightly later to visit the popular whale-watching town of Hermanus. Visit Betty's Bay penguin reserve to get up close and personal with a large colony of penguins in their natural habitat, before one final last stop at Clarence Drive viewpoint. Day 7: Your tour concludes in Cape Town in the evening.