Cape to Addo Safari – 5 Days (CA 5)

The Cape to Addo Park Safari is a unique, safe and affordable way to experience the thrill of game driving in an authentic BIG 5 National Game Park, while touring the coastal regions of both the Western and Eastern Cape. On this tour nothing is left out as we explore the Whale Route, Route 62, the Karoo and Garden Route all the way to Jeffrey’s Bay, Mandela Bay and Port Elizabeth. Every Cape to Addo Safari is professionally driven and guided by an experienced African tour leader and the itinerary is packed full of unique African experiences and exciting discoveries. Game driving, ski-boat cruises, beer tasting, caving, zip lining, bungy jumping, hot natural springs, horseback rides, surfing, elephant feeding and riding, river canoeing, the list goes on and on…
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RATE
R5500 per person
Day 1: Whale Route, Hermanus, Birkenhead Brewery and Cape Agulhas
Departing Cape Town at 8:30 am and Stellenbosch at 9:30 am, our exciting journey begins today as we join the world famous whale route in Gordons Bay for a stunning drive along the picturesque R44 mountain pass overlooking False Bay to the vibrant coastal town of Hermanus. After an opportunity to take some photographs and a picnic lunch on the seafront, we continue to Birkenhead Brewery to sample some fine beers before moving on to the southernmost tip of Africa in Cape Agulhas National Park. After a visit to the lookout point we make our way to the harbour where there is an option to embark on an exciting ski-boat cruise to search for dolphin and whales (June to November). After our cruise we take a walk back to our accommodation along “Die Plaat” the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere.
This day is designed to be a relaxing one for you to get to know your fellow travellers, to get used to travelling in our vehicle and to settle into the comfortable routine of life on tour.
Included Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Struisbaai
Included Activities: Beer tasting at Birkenhead Brewery
Optional Activities: Shark cage diving, Ski-boat cruise (possible whale viewing June – Nov)
Day 2 Cape Agulhas to Sedgefield: Lion Walk, Canoeing & Hike
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Close Encounters – Oudtshoorn Wildlife Ranch

After a relaxing breakfast we start driving inland again, this time towards the famed Garden Route! Our first stop is a once in a lifetime experience, walking with lions! This informative walk allows you to get some amazing photos while getting up close and personal with these amazing creatures.

Next on the agenda is a beautiful canoe trip down one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to one of the many stunning waterfalls here.

Finish off the day with some beach time down at MyoliBeach.

 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Backpacker Dorm, Sedgefield

Included Activities: Canoe trip & hike to waterfall

Optional Activities: Lion Walk

Day 3 Oudtshoorn day trip: Little Karoo, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Wildlife Rehabilitation Ranch
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The famous Bloukrans bridge – the Wold’s highest bungy

We begin the day with a drive over the picturesque Outeniqua mountain range into the semi desert region of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn is situated in a beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and SwartbergMountains, and offers the wildlife and adventure enthusiast loads to choose from!

The CangoCaves will be the first stop and here we’ll embark on a 1-hour guided tour of the cave system to view its massive caverns and a wonderland of stalactite and stalagmite formations, millions of years old. CangoCaves is a world heritage site and one of the great wonders of the natural world. If you enjoy spelunking and don’t mind trying to squeeze through some smaller gaps then you are also welcome to take the 1.5 hour adventure tour!

Next is an option to view and ride ostriches on a working ostrich farm, or go on a guided tour of the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch for an opportunity to pet cheetah, cage dive with crocodiles and view many rare and endangered animal species.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Backpacker Dorm, Sedgefield

Included Activities: Standard or adventure guided tour of Cango Caves

Optional Activities: Tour of a working Ostrich farm + riding (weight restriction apply to riders), Cango Endangered Wildlife ranch

Day 4 Sedgefield to Addo: Tsitsikamma NP, Bloukrans Bungee, Sundays River Valley

This morning you have the opportunity to explore the TsitsikammaNational Park, either via a hike across the suspension bridge at Storms River Mouth or by means backwater tubing. Tubing is a unique, four hour fun adventure, filled with splashing, swimming, rock jumping, kloofing and hiking (seasonal). The National Park, declared in 1964, encompasses a marine reserve made up of 80km of coastline and offers magnificent scenery. Approximately 30% of the park is covered in fynbos, scattered amongst the forest vegetation, boasting a wide variety of beautiful flowers, including proteas and heath. Many species of forest, fynbos and sea birds are present.

In the afternoon we drive to the highest road bridge in Africa at BloukransBridge. At a height of 216m this is also the site of the highest bungy jump in the world! For those wishing to take the leap, this is your opportunity!

Afterwards we make our way inland towards Addo and our accommodation for the night, in the Sundays River Valley. Set in a wild and scenic location on the banks of the Sundays River, we take the time to relax under the African sun as well as explore the river by canoe. Around the campfire tonight, this is what you’ve come to experience… Wild Africa at her enigmatic best!

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Backpacker Dorm, Sundays River Valley

Included Activities: Canoeing on Sundays River** When water levels allow

Optional Activities: Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park, Tsitsikamma Blackwater Tubing, Bloukrans Bungee Jump, Bloukrans Bridge Walking Tour

Day 5 Addo National Park to Jeffrey’s Bay: Game Drive, Port Elizabeth, JBay
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Ellephants at a waterhole in Addo Elephant park

Up early this morning, we begin our Addo Park Safari along a network of winding roads stopping regularly for photographs and information on the animals we encounter along the way. On our game drive we’ll also disembark from our vehicle at the main lookout point for a spectacular view over the evergreen wilderness that is Addo. After our game drive we’ll take lunch at the park restaurant before a leisurely drive down to the coast and Port Elizabeth.

Proclaimed a National Park in 1931, this malaria free, 145 000 ha. Park, extends all the way down to the Indian Ocean and is home to the densest African Elephant population on earth, totalling over 500 elephant.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Included Activities: 2 Hour game drive with 4×4 vehicle in Addo National Park

The 5 day one way tour ends today with a drop off in Port Elizabeth or Jeffrey’s Bay after lunch.

 
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES FROM CAPE TOWN & STELLENBOSCH EVERY SUNDAY
RATE
R5500 per person
Upgrades to double/twin  rooms available
This tour is presented by our travel partners on the garden route.

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:

Comfortable air-conditioned transport & qualified guide

Spacious dorm accommodation in SA’s top backpacker lodges (upgrades available)

All bedding, duvets, pillows etc.

All Breakfasts

2 Dinners

Beer tasting at Birkenhead Breweries

Standard/adventure guided tour of Cango Caves

2 Hour open vehicle game drive in Addo National Park

Canoeing on Sundays River

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY RATES:

Please note that these rates are subject to change without prior notice as per the service providers.

Shark cage diving* R1650

Cango Ostrich Farm R75

Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch R130

Pet a hand raised cheetah (including photos) R200

Cage diving with crocodiles R330

Bloukrans bungy jump (216m) R790

Bloukrans bridge walking tour R100

Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park R60

Tsitsikamma Blackwater Tubing (seasonal Sep – Apr) R550

Surfboard & wetsuit rental (1 hr – R100 / half day – R200) R200

Surfing lessons (2 hours, plus free equipment use for rest of day) R200

2 Hour beach horse ride R250

*to be booked beforehand when making your booking, pickup very early from Cape Town with transfer to Gansbaai for shark dive, meeting up with tour after lunch on Sunday

GREEN SEATS
Off-set your carbon footprint on the 5 day trip by purchasing a “green seat” for only R55!
DEPARTS FROM CAPE TOWN EVERY SUNDAY