Garden Route Safari – 5 Days (TA 5GR)

Our 5 day Garden Route Safari covers this beautiful area in style , staying at specially chosen overnight locations renowned for their idyllic settings and high quantity service without breaking the bank. We travel through beautiful seaside villages, visit the famous Cango Caves, meander along the coastal route and visit the Addo Elephant National park with its vast herds of these spectacular giants. Departing from Cape Town and ending in Port Elizabeth return transfers available.
Southern Right whale breaching seen in Hermanus on Garden Route tour

Breaching Southern Right Whale in Hermanus, Western Cape

 

Tour Fare 2014
R 11,800 pp based on a group of 4 people traveling together
Please enquire for other group sizes and departure dates
Day 1 – Hermanus
We take a short drive to Hermanus, a charming coastal town renowned as the best land-based whale watching venue in the world (Jun-Dec). The day is spent exploring the beaches, cliff paths and craft markets.
Optional activities: Shark Cage Diving, sea kayaking, boat cruises and much more.
Accommodation: Guest House
Meals: None

 

Day 2 – Oudtshoorn
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Tigers at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn

We journey inland from Hermanus to the Klein Karoo. Here you will pay a visit to the famous Cango Caves. 29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo – the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. Lost in absolute darkness, a deep stillness, a constant temperature and high humidity, it is a world with its own unique scenery of calcite masterpieces formed by gently dripping water.
We also visit the Cango ranch where you can be photographed with baby big cats!
 Optional activity: Ostrich farm
Accommodation: Cottages or Guest House
Meals: B

 

Day 3 – Oudtshoorn to Tsitsikamma National Park.
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Stormy beach in the Tsitsikamma National Park

From Oudtshoorn we head down the Garden Route to the beautiful seaside town of Knysna. After sightseeing in Knysna we head to the Knysna Elephant Park for lunch. You will enjoy the opportunity to touch and feed the Knysna Elephants, and also visit either Monkeyland or Birds of Eden. We stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the highest bungy jump in the world.
The evening is spent in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Tsitsikamma means ‘place of much water’ and you will see why! The booming breakers of the Indian Ocean relentlessly pound the rocky shore, and the temperate high forest and fynbos roll down to the sea in an unspoilt verdant.
 Optional activity: The worlds highest bungy at 216m
Accommodation: Seaside Timber Cottages
Meals: B

 

Day 4 – Storms River to Addo Elephant Park.
We continue along the Garden Route, stopping at Jeffrey’s Bay. After lunch we arrive at Addo and go for a game drive, looking for elephants (guaranteed), lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and a variety of antelope and other mammals.
Optional activities: Horseback riding in Addo Elephant Park (recommended!)
Accommodation: Bungalows
Meals: B D

 

Day 5 – Addo Elephant Park to Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant park – Ellies in the road

After a morning game drive we travel to Port Elizabeth where the tour ends.
Meals: B

 

Tour Fare 2014
R 11,800 pp based on a group of 4 people travelling together
Please enquire for other group sizes and departure dates

 

You can add any of the following options to your basic 5 day Garden Route Tour:

 

Schotia Big 5 Game Adventure – R2000 per person
In the morning we take a game drive in Addo to locate more elephants. After lunch we hand you over to the Schotia Private Reserve. Here you have a great opportunity to see lions, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and many other animals. Lion sightings are guaranteed, and this is your best chance to see lions hunting at night.
Accommodation: Bungalows
Meals: B L D

 

Meerkat Magic – R2000 per person
Experience your own wildlife documentary today live! View wild meerkats and other shy, secretive wildlife from the “shy 5″. This is a unique world research, education and conservation project. The leading wildlife research biologist in the world, with over 11 years experience with wild meerkats, is your tour guide.
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: B

 

Cape Town – R2500 per person per night
Includes accommodation and one guided activity per day. Choose from a Cape Point Peninsula tour (incl. Table Mountain, Cape Point and Boulders Beach penguins), a Winelands tour to Stellenbosch and Franschoek, and a Robben Island Tour.
Accommodation: Luxury waterfront marina apartment
Meals:

 

Stellenbosch – R2000 per person per night
Luxury accommodation in the heart of the Winelands. Stellenbosch is famous world-wide for its wines and you will have a chance to visit some of the most famous vineyards, and few of the special boutique vineyards you might not yet have heard of.
Accommodation:
Meals: B

 

Knysna – R2000 per person per night
Lagoon views from your luxurious lodge room. Knysna is a gorgeous seaside town, with plenty of shops and restaurants, or if you prefer, you can visit the beach.
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: B